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Best 3-Line Rifle loadout for Vanguard Season 2 Reloaded

The 3-Line Rifle is a great sniper option in Vanguard, so here is the best Vanguard 3-Line Rifle loadout that will help you dominate your enemies.

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Vanguard’s 3-Line Rifle is a weapon players may be familiar with, featuring in Call of Duty: WWII. With the correct loadout, this Sniper Rifle can do a ton of damage, so here are the attachments and Perks you should use to make the best Vanguard 3-Line Rifle loadout.

Call of Duty: Vanguard has many weapon options for players to use in Multiplayer, with some suiting the long-range playstyle better than others. The 3-Line Rifle quickly established itself as one of the best quickscoping weapons in Vanguard and that remains true in Season 2 Reloaded as Vanguard Snipers received a major buff with the update.

Players who love sniping will enjoy the 3-Line Rifle, a fast-firing Sniper Rifle that is every long-range specialist’s dream, especially when using the best Vanguard 3-Line Rifle loadout.

Best Vanguard 3-Line Rifle Gunsmith loadout attachments

Call of Duty: Vanguard 3-Line Rifle
  • Barrel: 270MM Voz Carbine
  • Muzzle: L Brake
  • Stock: ZAC Custom MZ
  • Underbarrel: Mark VI Skeletal
  • Rear Grip: Fabric Grip
  • Ammo Type: Lengthened
  • Proficiency: Sleight of Hand
  • Kit: Deep Breath

First off, the 270MM Voz Carbine barrel will help improve the ADS speed for the best Vanguard 3-Line Rifle loadout, allowing players to get off those quickscopes while also retaining accuracy. Although this attachment does decrease some of the weapon’s damage range, we’ve found the pros outweigh the cons.

The ZAC Custom MZ stock will further improve the 3-Line Rifle’s ADS speed while also providing additional recoil control, allowing players to stay on target and get shots off as quickly as possible.

Moving on, we have the Fabric Grip, a great attachment for this sniper as it provides even more ADS speed. These ADS speed improvements are vital for the best Vanguard 3-Line Rifle loadout, as the weapon is extremely heavy and slow without them.

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As for the new addition to Call of Duty, Ammo Type, we’ve opted for Lengthened, which will increase bullet velocity making your bullets more impactful at greater distances.

When it comes to the proficiency slot, Sleight of Hand will help greatly when using the best Vanguard 3-Line Rifle loadout, or any long-range weapon in general, as Snipers are notorious for their slow reloading time.

Lastly, but definitely not least, we have the Deep Breath kit, which allows players to hold their breath longer and stabilize their aim when looking down the sights and getting off more precise shots with the best Vanguard 3-Line Rifle.

Best Perks to run with Vanguard 3-Line Rifle

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  • Perk 1: Ghost
  • Perk 2: High Alert
  • Perk 3: Overkill

For the first perk, Ghost is a must for any sniper loadout, as staying hidden and keeping your location discreet is vital when it comes to holding down lines of sight with a sniper.

For the second perk, High Alert is a great option, as it will give you information on when an enemy is aiming at you, allowing you to relocate or locate the enemy and take them out.

Our final Perk choice is Overkill, which allows the player to carry two primary weapons, an important Perk for a sniper loadout as it means you can carry an SMG or something close range for when you find yourself in a close-quarters engagement.

How to unlock the 3-Line Rifle in Vanguard

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In order to unlock the 3-Line Rifle in Vanguard’s Multiplayer, players must reach Level 22.

This is fairly early on within the ranks so players shouldn’t have too much trouble unlocking the sniper quickly.

Best alternatives

Some alternatives to the best Vanguard 3-Line Rifle loadout are the Kar98k, another great sniper choice, or the Whitley, a strong long-range LMG that can do serious damage at range.

There is no doubt that players will find success against their opponents if they step onto the battlefield with the best Vanguard 3-Line Rifle loadout equipped.


For more on Call of Duty: Vanguard, check out our explanation of Vanguard’s Ranked Play Skill Rating & Ladder.

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Activision apologize for using artist’s design in now canceled Vanguard & Warzone skin

Activision have scrapped an unreleased Warzone and Vanguard skin after using an artist’s work without permission.

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Activision admitted to the major misstep of using an artist’s work without permission. The original art was to feature in an upcoming Vanguard and Warzone skin that has since been axed.

Major content drops like new seasons or midseason updates deliver weapons, maps, and changes to Call of Duty games, but they also tend to bring brand-new skins to enjoy. Vanguard and Warzone have seen some noteworthy skins that certainly got players talking.

After all, who could forget the Armored Titan, or Godzilla and King Kong skins? At the start of Season 4 Reloaded, players also received a new Terminator crossover. However, teasers for Season 4 Reloaded also hinted at a mysterious wolf-like skin.

After the wolf skin was teased in an official Call of Duty blog post, it was later inexplicably removed and replaced from the very same post. It turns out, Activision used content that did not belong to them in order to create the aforementioned skin.

When the wolf skin was first teased, it certainly generated a ton of buzz, or rather raised a ton of eyebrows. The anthropomorphic Operator definitely sticks out in a WWII-era Call of Duty game. Nonetheless, fans were excited at the prospect of running around as a wolf in Warzone.

Unfortunately, that idea won’t come to fruition as Activision have confirmed that they completely removed the skin from their planned content drop for Season 4 Reloaded.

It seems Activision overstepping bounds is the reason behind the skin’s cancelation.

An artist claimed that the wolf skin, also known as Samoyed skin, was stolen without their permission. In a strange turn of events, Activision has issued an apology, seemingly confirming the artist’s claims.

In a statement, Activision admitted that they “regrettably erred in our process and have removed this imagery from the game,” apologizing for the misstep.

While fans may be disappointed to lose their chance at slaying in a furry wolf skin, most would agree that if the artist’s claims are legitimate, the greater injustice was corrected as nobody should have their work stolen without credit.


For more, check out how CoD players are thrilled with the rumored change to Modern Warfare 2’s movement.

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When is the next Vanguard & Warzone Pacific Double XP event?

We have the dates and times for the next CoD: Vanguard and Warzone Pacific Double XP event to help you rank up weapons and the Battle Pass.

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We’re past the Season 4 halfway point of Call of Duty action, and there’s still plenty of time to level up, prestige, and unlock weapons before Modern Warfare 2. Here are the full dates for the next Warzone and Vanguard Double XP weekends.

XP has been a vital component of Call of Duty’s multiplayer for many years. It’s the quintessential upgrade mechanic that allows you to increase your in-game level and provide you access to better gear and attachments.

Vanguard and Warzone Pacific carried on from where Cold War and Warzone left off by giving players limited-time windows of opportunity to increase the XP they can earn.

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Vanguard & Warzone Double XP dates

Call of Duty players can get Double XP by taking advantage of the Double XP promotional events that Activision put on.

Thanks to the Raven Software Trello board, we know when the next Warzone & Vanguard Double XP events are:

  • Double XP event – All platforms: Thursday, August 4 – Thursday, August 11
    • Double Weapon XP and Double Battle Pass XP

These special Double XP events are coming as part of Vanguard & Warzone’s Season 4 Reloaded. With major weapon buffs and nerfs, changes to the Fortune’s Keep map, and the new Vargo-S AR there is plenty of new content for players to sink their teeth into.

What time does CoD: Vanguard & Warzone Pacific Double XP start?

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Here’s a full list of the usual Double XP event’s start time & dates in some of the key timezones:

  • PT – 10:00 AM
  • CT – 12:00 PM
  • ET – 1:00 PM
  • BST – 6:00 PM

These special Double XP events usually occur during a weekend, as it naturally gives players the most time as it’s away from school hours and generally when people are off work.

If you’re worried about slow progression for Vanguard and Warzone’s Battle Pass, the active Double XP event will no doubt give you a great boost to unlock all the Season 4 Reloaded rewards.


For more Call of Duty, find out everything you need to know about the next release in the legendary franchise, Modern Warfare 2.

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Warzone & Vanguard players claim Terminator bundle was a huge “missed opportunity”

Call of Duty fans are disappointed with Warzone and Vanguard’s Terminator skin as they feel a huge opportunity for the bundle was missed.

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Two Terminator bundles made their way to Warzone and Vanguard at the start of Season 4 Reloaded, but players feel as though a huge opportunity to bridge the two franchises was missed.

The Call of Duty franchise is no stranger to pop culture collaborations that bring unique bundles and skins to their games. These exciting new skins never fail to generate hype amongst players, but sometimes it’s for the wrong reasons.

We’ve seen players react poorly to the Attack on Titan Levi skin, while the Godzilla and King Kong skins were met with positive reviews. The Terminator skins were the latest to hit Vanguard and Warzone, but players are now claiming that the Call of Duty team missed a major opportunity to celebrate the Terminator franchise.

The Terminator T-800 Mastercraft Ultra Operator Bundle comes with several items including an Operator modeled after Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Terminator character in the films.

It also comes with three weapon blueprints, but fans of the Terminator films believe that this is where the crossover fails to deliver. One Reddit user calls the bundle “the biggest missed opportunity” as they point out: “they could have given the FINN LMG a minigun mastercraft skin.”

Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Terminator famously operates a minigun and with the FiNN LMG in the game, players believed that a perfect opportunity to raise the authenticity of the collaboration was overlooked.

Ultimately, it seems like multiple players voiced their grievances with the bundles not pulling enough content from the movies. In addition to the minigun, Vanguard players were also disappointed to not see a version of the Winchester Model 1887 shotgun used in the films, especially when it’s used in his Highlight Intro.

As the OP puts it, there’s no excuse to overlook such a blatant addition as the “gun is even period correct.”

It remains to be seen if more unique collaborations are on the way in Vanguard and Warzone Season 5 after an Umbrella Academy crossover was leaked. It’s safe to assume that when popular franchises come together, expectations are high.


For more Call of Duty news, check out the latest on Warzone’s current meta, after major buffs to Modern Warfare weapons.

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