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Best KG M40 loadout for Vanguard Season 2

Here are all the attachments and Perks you need to make the best KG M40 Assault Rifle in Vanguard Season 2.

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Best Vanguard KG M40 loadout

The KG M40 Assault Rifle arrives in Vanguard Season 2, but the weapon is already available in Private Matches. This gives us an early look at the attachments, so here’s the best KG M40 loadout for Season 2.

Vanguard Season 2’s update has gone live, making changes to the game before all of the new content unlocks on February 14. The KG M40 Assault Rifle and Whitley LMG are arriving as part of the Battle Pass, but they’ve actually unlocked in Private Matches already.

Here are all of the attachments, Perks, and Equipment you need to make the best KG M40 Assault Rifle class in Call of Duty: Vanguard Season 2.

Best Vanguard KG M40 loadout attachments

Vanguard KG M40 gunsmith attachments
  • Muzzle: F8 Stabilizer
  • Barrel: Krausnick 700mm 01V
  • Optic: Slate Reflector
  • Stock: VDD 22G Padded
  • Underbarrel: M1941 Hand Stop
  • Magazine: .30-06 50 Round Drums
  • Ammo Type: Lengthened
  • Rear Grip: Stippled Grip / Fabric Grip
  • Proficiency: Tight Grip
  • Kit: Fully Loaded

We’ve built this KG M40 to be as accurate as possible, making it the ideal weapon to hold down lanes and take out players at medium range. You won’t be darting around finessing your opponents, but you’ll have no issue gunning them down.

The F8 Stabilizer, Krausnick 700mm 01V Barrel, and m1941 Hand Stop make the weapon extremely accurate, reducing the dreaded bloom mechanic and helping with recoil control. This does slow the weapon down, so we’ve used the VDD 22G Padded Stock to increase your sprint to fire speed.

Vanguard Operators using KG M40 Assault Rifle

The .30-06 50 Round Drums transform the KG M40, improving its range, bullet velocity, and damage. Plus, the 50 Round Drums are useful to counter its slow reload time. Then, the Lengthened Ammunition make the weapon kill even faster.

The Stippled Grip makes your initial shots more accurate, but you can also use the Fabric Grip if you’d rather sacrifice some accuracy for ADS speed. Then, the Tight Grip Perk makes your KG M40 more accurate the longer you hold the trigger.

We would recommend Surplus Kit until the weapon’s leveled up, and then Fully Loaded once you’ve unlocked all of the attachments you want to use. And finally, the Slate Reflector Optic is always a solid choice.

Best Perks & Equipment to use with Vanguard KG M40

Sticky Bomb equipment in Vanguard Season 2
  • Perk 1: Ghost
  • Perk 2: Forward Intel
  • Perk 3: Lightweight
  • Lethal Equipment: Sticky Bomb
  • Tactical Equipment: Stun Grenade

You won’t be running around with this KG M40 build, so it’s well worth using the Ghost Perk to hide from UAVs and surprise the enemy.

Forward Intel is one of the most powerful Perks in the game, allowing you to see exactly where the enemy team is spawning. And because the KG M40 is heavy for an Assault Rifle, you’ll want the movement speed boost that Lightweight offers.

The Sticky Bomb is unlocked at Tier 39 of the Season 2 Battle Pass, and if it’s anything like the Semtex from Cold War and Warzone, it will be an excellent tool in Vanguard’s multiplayer.

And finally, the Stun Grenade is perfect for clearing out a room, where you can disorientate your enemy before pushing in.

How to unlock KG M40 in Vanguard

KG M40 assault rifle in warzone and vanguard

Vanguard’s KG M40 Assault Rifle can be unlocked for free at Tier 15 of the Warzone and Vanguard Season 2 Battle Pass.

It shouldn’t take players too long to unlock the KG M40, and then you can check out the fastest ways to level up guns to max it out as soon as possible.

Best alternatives to Vanguard’s KG M40

The STG44 has remained an excellent choice at all ranges in Vanguard’s multiplayer, but you can use the BAR if you’re looking for something similar to the KG M40.


For more Vanguard content, you can check out all of the upcoming changes to the Zombies mode.

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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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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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