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Best ITRA Burst loadout for CoD: Vanguard

Here are the best attachments and Perks you should run with your ITRA Burst Assault Rifle loadout in CoD: Vanguard.

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The ITRA Burst is a powerful and unique weapon in Call of Duty Vanguard, so here are the best attachments and Perks you can use to create the ideal loadout.

Call of Duty: Vanguard has a variety of weapons to choose from, making it hard to take your pick. One of the most unique additions is the ITRA Burst, a four-round burst Assault Rifle that can be unlocked fairly early.

Here are the attachments and Perks you should run with your ITRA Burst loadout in Vanguard’s Multiplayer.

Best ITRA Burst Vanguard loadout attachments

ITRA Burst Rifle in Vanguard Gunsmith
  • Muzzle: Recoil Booster
  • Barrel: Botti 300MM CXII
  • Optic: MK 3 Sunfilter
  • Stock: Botti DII Grip
  • Underbarrel: M1941 Handstop
  • Magazine: 8MM Jaeger 32 Round Drums
  • Ammo Type: Lengthened
  • Rear Grip: Fabric Grip
  • Proficiency: Vital
  • Kit: On-Hand

This Vanguard ITRA Burst loadout combines accuracy and mobility, allowing you to beam enemies across the map but still hold your own when caught at closer ranges.

We’re starting with the Recoil Booster muzzle for the ITRA. Don’t be deceived by its name though, it actually increases the weapons fire rate, rather than affecting recoil. When using a burst gun such as this, a higher fire rate makes it much more forgiving.

And next, we’ve added the Botti 30MM CXII barrel. There are no better choices to use with the ITRA, as this barrel removes any damage drop-off. You’ll get an extremely useful 40% buff to bullet velocity, but it will also have unlimited range.

For optics, it’s up to your own personal preference. However, we don’t recommend anything with high zoom, as you’ll struggle to fight up-close. We recommend the MK 3 Sunfilter as its 1.5x zoom and idle sway control are extremely useful for all ranges.

Magazine on Vanguard itra burst rifle

For the stock, the Botti DII Grip gives a solid boost to both ADS speed and recoil control without affecting the sprint-to-fire time. Then, the M1941 Handstop improves both horizontal and vertical recoil control without changing that all-important sprint-to-fire time.

As a Magazine, 8MM Jaeger 32 Round Drums don’t come with any major negatives, making them the best option. You’ll have a slightly slower reload, but it will be worth it for the extra bullets at your disposal.

Next up, the Lengthened ammo type is a must for this Assault Rifle. Its bullet velocity will improve by a whopping 30%, allowing your bursts to land almost instantly. After that, the Fabric Grip will speed up both ADS and sprint-to-fire time, with only a minor nerf to horizontal recoil control. Horizontal is much less impactful than vertical, so you should barely notice a difference.

For the ITRA Burst’s kit, we recommend On-Hand, as you’ll be able to use the weapon again after throwing equipment. And its Proficiency, Vital is extremely useful, allowing you to one-burst enemies in the chest.

Best Perks to run with ITRA Burst in Vanguard

Radar Perk in CoD Vanguard
  • Perk 1: Ghost
  • Perk 2: Radar
  • Perk 3: Demolition

Ghost is a staple Call of Duty Perk, and it’s just as effective in Vanguard. While moving, you’ll be hidden from enemy intel such a Spy Planes so you can pull off some effective flanks.

Next, Radar brings the return of the traditional minimap. You’ll see unsuppressed gunfire on the minimap, giving you much more information to work with. And finally, Demolition gives you extra lethal equipment and you can see its flight path.

How to unlock the ITRA Burst in Vanguard

ITRA Burst Assault Rifle in CoD Vanguard

The ITRA Burst is unlocked by players when they reach Level 16 in the Multiplayer.

This is a fairly early level to reach in Vanguard and shouldn’t take even casual players too long to get to. So, if you’re a player who loves using burst weapons in Call of Duty, the ITRA Burst is a great early weapon option.

Best alternatives to Vanguard ITRA Burst

Luckily, Vanguard includes several other powerful choices. The STG44 quickly became recognized as a fan-favorite choice and the Volk is also an effective Assault Rifle. Or, if you’re looking for something for more up-close, you can’t go wrong with the MP-40.


And that’s the best ITRA Burst loadout you can use in Vanguard! For more guides, you can also check out the best audio and controller settings.

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Bizarre Vanguard glitch is making players spontaneously combust

CoD Vanguard players have discovered a strange glitch them causes them to catch on fire completely at random.

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Operators around fire in Vanguard

A bizarre new glitch has appeared in Vanguard Season 3 Reloaded, causing players to randomly burst into flames in the middle of a match.

The Vanguard community has seen its fair share of different bugs and glitches that have bizarre effects on their gameplay experience, such as turning players into Spider-man or causing them to punch themselves in the face.

Now, another problem has presented itself following the arrival of the Season 3 Reloaded update, as a strange glitch is causing Vanguard players to spontaneously catch on fire during battles.

Windmill on fire in Vanguard

Reddit user ‘r/Sleepy’ highlighted this glitch in a clip posted in the Vanguard subreddit. It shows the player securing multiple kills while running around the map, only to combust into flames seemingly at random.

The kill cam in the clip showed that there was no explosive around them when they caught on fire, so it was extremely confusing why this happened. The Redditor jokingly asked if they’d been hit by an “invisible Molotov.”

Many of the commenters found this glitch amusing as well, with one user sarcastically writing: “Just a little spontaneous combustion.” Another player added: “Pardon me while I burst into flames.”

These types of glitches tend to pop up whenever the developers implement a major update in Vanguard, and a fix for them often arrives through another update once it becomes a major issue.

It’s unclear what exactly caused this glitch to occur, and it doesn’t seem to be a widespread issue at the time of writing. For that reason, it remains to be seen whether or not Sledgehammer Games will investigate the matter.


For more Vanguard content, check out the best H4 Blixen loadout for Vanguard Season 3 Reloaded as well as why Vanguard players are furious with a lack of content in Season 3 Reloaded.

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Best H4 Blixen loadout for Vanguard Season 3 Reloaded

The H4 Blixen SMG arrived with Vanguard Season 3 Reloaded, so here are the attachments and Perks you need to build the best loadout.

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Vanguard H4 Blixen SMG

Vanguard Season 3’s mid-season update is here, bringing the Sphere map and the brand-new H4 Blixen SMG. This new weapon is shaping up to be a powerful choice, so here are attachments and perks to create the best H4 Blixen loadout in Vanguard.

Although Vanguard players have been disappointed with the Season 3 Reloaded update’s lack of content compared to Warzone, it’s brought the new Sphere map, several quality of life changes, and the new H4 Blixen SMG.

This versatile SMG is powerful and accurate when fighting at close-medium range, so here’s how to create the best H4 Blixen loadout, including the attachments, Perks, and Equipment you need to maximize its potential.

Best Vanguard H4 Blixen loadout attachments

best vanguard h4 blixen loadout attachments
  • Muzzle: Recoil Booster
  • Barrel: Bergstrom 17″ F3
  • Optic: Slate Reflector
  • Stock: Karlsson Padded Coz
  • Underbarrel: M1941 Hand Stop
  • Magazine: 9mm 72 Round Mags
  • Ammo Type: Lengthened
  • Rear Grip: Fabric Grip
  • Proficiency: Fleet
  • Kit: Quick

We’re kicking off the best Vanguard H4 Blixen loadout with the Recoil Booster to increase the SMGs fire rate and the Bergstrom 17″ F3 barrel to increase its accuracy and keep it under control.

You can choose whatever optic you prefer, but the Slate Reflector is a solid choice for the H4 Blixen. Next, the Karlsson Padded Coz stock and m1941 Hand Stop will make the Blixen even more accurate, allowing it to be much more versatile.

Combining the 9mm 72 Round Mags and Lengthened ammo will give you enough bullets to take down several enemies, and Lengthened’s faster bullet velocity will lower its time to kill.

These attachments weigh down the H4 Blixen, so using the Fabric Grip, Fleet Proficiency, and Quick Kit will make you extremely mobile.

Best Vanguard H4 Blixen Perks & Equipment

Forward Intel Perk in CoD Vanguard
  • Perk 1: Fortified
  • Perk 2: Forward Intel
  • Perk 3: Lightweight
  • Lethal Equipment: Mk2 Frag Grenade
  • Tactical Equipment: No69 Stun Grenade

The H4 Blixen is a speedy SMG so you’ll need the best Perks and Equipment to complement it. The Fortified Perk will reduce explosive and fire damage, allowing you to charge at the enemies and tank grenades.

Forward Intel will tell you exactly where the enemies are spawning so you can easily control the map, and Lightweight will allow you to get around the map much faster.

A perfectly cooked Frag Grenade is a powerful tool, and the Stun Grenade will slow enemies down allowing you to easily get the kill.

How to unlock H4 Blixen in Vanguard

H4 Blixen SMG in CoD Vanguard

Vanguard’s new H4 Blixen SMG can be unlocked by getting 3 Slide Kills in a single match 15 times.

This shouldn’t be too difficult to unlock, just hop into a small map with a hip-fire build and you’ll get the slide kills in no time at all.

Best alternatives to H4 Blixen in Vanguard

There are plenty of other powerful SMGs you can use in Call of Duty: Vanguard, with the MP40 and Tommy Gun being two of the best.


Modern Warfare 2 arrives later this year, so you can check out its release date, along with everything we know about its beta.

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Modern Warfare 2 leak reveals editions & early PlayStation beta

Vanguard in-game files from the Season 3 Reloaded update have leaked Modern Warfare 2 edition options and open beta info.

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Modern Warfare 2 Operator art

Data miners have discovered in-game files added to Vanguard with the Season 3 Reloaded update that provides information concerning Modern Warfare 2 editions and the open beta.

On May 24 the Season 3 Reloaded update for Vanguard went live, and while new content like the H4 Blixen and Sphere map is exciting, there was yet another surprise hidden in the update.

It turns out data miners have leaked in-game Vanguard files that provide information concerning Modern Warfare 2 editions. These files have shed light on what each edition could bring to the table, as well as which platform will get early access to the MW2 Open beta later this year.

Price in Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2

While this information has not been confirmed by Activision, the following info concerning Modern Warfare 2 pre-order content was found in Vanguard’s in-game files:

Standard Edition content

  • Modern Warfare 2
  • Early access to open beta
  • Other items to be announced

Cross-Gen Bundle content

  • Cross-Gen version of Modern Warfare 2
  • Early access to open beta – first on PS4 & PS5
  • Other items to be announced

Vault Edition content

  • Early access to open beta
  • Battle Pass (1 Season) + 50 Tier Skips
  • Red Team Operator Pack – Ghost, Soap, Price, Farah Operators
  • FJX Cinder Weapon Vault
  • 10 hours 2XP, + 10 hours 2WXP
  • Ghost Legacy Pack – 12 Operator Skins & 10 Weapon Blueprints

It seems all three pre-order editions grant players early access to the open beta, and we’ll keep you posted once we know when pre-orders commence and when the beta will occur. The cross-gen bundle also confirms that MW2 will release on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC.

Another key piece of information revealed by this leak is that PS4 and PS5 players will receive access to the open beta first. We already know that PlayStation exclusivity will not last forever, once the Microsoft deal to acquire Activision officially goes through, but at the moment it is good news for PlayStation players.

You’ll have to discern which edition is right for you, but there’s no denying that the Vault Edition comes with a ton of interesting Operator and weapon cosmetics. In addition, the 50 Battle Pass Tier Skips and double weapon XP will be valuable as you attempt to level up early on.


For more Modern Warfare 2 content, check out how CoD fans revealed weapons they want to see in Modern Warfare 2.

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