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Best CoD: Vanguard Sniper Rifle loadouts: Ranked list

Call of Duty: Vanguard features classic WW2-era Sniper Rifles, so we’re ranking them from best to worst and revealing their best loadouts.

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Best Vanguard Sniper Rifle loadouts

Sniping is a staple of the Call of Duty franchise, so we’re counting down the best Sniper Rifles in Vanguard, as well as revealing the best loadout attachments for each weapon.

Call of Duty: Vanguard includes classic Sniper Rifles such as the Kar98k and Mosin-Nagant, but players were disappointed with their high amount of flinch and slow ADS speed. But, once you’ve got the right attachments equipped, they can contend with the best Assault Rifles and SMGs.

We’re ranking all four of Vanguard’s Sniper Rifles from best to worst, and also revealing the best loadout attachment combinations you can equip for each.

Best Vanguard Sniper Rifle ranked list

Call of Duty Vanguard Operator sniping

Before we reveal the best Sniper Rifle loadouts in Vanguard, we’ve ranked all four from best to worst. This takes all factors into account, including how they perform at low levels, their speed and mobility, and their one-shot potential.

Here’s every Vanguard Sniper Rifle ranked:

  1. Kar98k
  2. Gorenko Anti-Tank Rifle
  3. 3-Line Rifle
  4. Type 99

Best Sniper Rifle loadouts in Vanguard

4. Type 99

Best Vanguard Type 99 loadout attachments
  • Muzzle: L Brake
  • Barrel: Shiraishi Short
  • Optic: Default
  • Stock: Sakura CVR Custom
  • Underbarrel: GF-59 Flashlight
  • Magazine: 8mm Klauser 5 Round Mags
  • Ammo Type: Lengthened
  • Rear Grip: Fabric Grip
  • Proficiency: Focus
  • Kit: Fully Loaded

While there’s not much between the snipers on our list, the Type 99 comes in as the worst Sniper Rifle in Vanguard.

While it’s extremely mobile with a fast ADS and sprint to fire speed, you’ll need to be accurate to avoid the dreaded hit markers. We’ve made it more powerful with the 8mm Klauser 5 Round Mags, but you’re better off using any of the other weapons on this list.

3. 3-Line Rifle

Best Vanguard 3-Line Rifle loadout attachments
  • Muzzle: L Brake
  • Barrel: 270mm VOZ Carbine
  • Optic: Factory Iron Sights
  • Stock: ZAC Custom MZ
  • Underbarrel: Mark IV Skeletal
  • Magazine: .30-06 20 Round Mags
  • Ammo Type: Lengthened
  • Rear Grip: Fabric Grip
  • Proficiency: Silent Focus
  • Kit: Surplus

Third on our list comes the 3-Line Rifle, also known as the Mosin-Nagant, a decent Sniper Rifle that doesn’t really excel in any category.

You’ll need to make your 3-Line Rifle loadout quite unorthodox to get the most out of it, dropping the sniper scope for some Factory Iron Sights. This makes it a great close-medium range Sniper Rifle, but you won’t find it as versatile as the Kar98k.

2. Gorenko Anti-Tank Rifle

Best Vanguard Gorenko anti-tank rifle loadout attachments
  • Muzzle: G28 Compensator
  • Barrel: 420mm Empress
  • Optic: G1M / G16 2.5x
  • Stock: ZAC Adjustable
  • Underbarrel: GF-59 Flashlight
  • Magazine: 13mm AM 10 Round Mags
  • Ammo Type: FMJ Rounds
  • Rear Grip: Fabric Grip
  • Proficiency: Focus
  • Kit: Fully Loaded

The Gorenko Anti-Tank Rifle arrived in Vanguard’s Season 1 Battle Pass and quickly become known for its impressive power. It can one-shot players almost anywhere in the body, making it an extremely powerful choice in multiplayer.

The base Gorenko is rather slow, so we’ve added attachments that improve its ADS speed as well as reduce its recoil and flinch. The G1M iron sight is ideal, but you can switch to the G16 2.5x if you need some more range – at the cost of some ADS speed.

1. Kar98k

Best Vanguard Kar98k loadout attachments
  • Muzzle: L Brake
  • Barrel: Krausnick 560mm LWS03K
  • Optic: Default
  • Stock: Short Stock
  • Underbarrel: GF-59 Flashlight
  • Magazine: Default
  • Ammo Type: Lengthened
  • Rear Grip: Fabric Grip
  • Proficiency: Quickscope
  • Kit: Fully Loaded

The Kar98k comes first on the list of best Vanguard Sniper Rifles thanks to its versatility and power at any level. You don’t need to have maxed the Kar98 for it to be effective as it’s a strong contender right out of the gate.

It has solid one-shot potential, and while it doesn’t possess the Gorenko’s semi-automatic mode and power, it’s the perfect Sniper Rifle for players of all skill levels.

We’ve built this Kar98k to increase its speed and bullet velocity, allowing you to Quickscope enemies with ease.


You can also check out everything we know about the upcoming Vanguard Season 2 update, bringing new maps, weapons, and significant Zombies updates.

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