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Best M1928 loadout for CoD: Vanguard

Those looking to get up close and personal with the enemy, here’s the best loadout for the Vanguard M1928.



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Call of Duty: Vanguard’s take on a classic WWII weapon, which has previously been known as the Thompson, comes in the form of the M1928. This fast-firing SMG can dominate the battlefield, especially with this loadout.

Vanguard has a lot of great weapon options for players to use in Multiplayer. Depending on playstyle and choice of combat pacing, players may opt to have something mobile and deadly in close-quarters combat.

Now that Call of Duty has returned to the WWII setting, a great option for the SMG class is the M1928. This SMG is very reminiscent of the Thompson from World at War.

For those who loved the Thompson, and are looking for a great SMG, here is our best Vanguard M1928 loadout. This loadout includes the best attachments and perks to be using.

Best Vanguard M1928 Gunsmith loadout attachments

M1928 Vanguard loadout
  • Muzzle: Gutts Compensator
  • Barrel: Chariot 2.5” Rapid
  • Optic: Spitfire MK.3 Reflector
  • Stock: CGC S Adjustable
  • Underbarrel: M1941 Handstop
  • Magazine: .45 ACP 30 Round Fast Mags
  • Ammo Type: Lengthened
  • Rear Grip: Fabric Grip
  • Proficiency: Frenzy
  • Kit: Quick

The M1928 can be quite a difficult gun to handle. Noting this, the Gutts Compensator is a must-have attachment for reducing its recoil. It allows you to hit your shots even when stepping out of the weapons range.

Although the M1928 already has a pretty fast fire rate, the Chariot 2.5” Rapid barrel gives the weapon an extra boost. It takes the fire rate to another level allowing you to take enemies down fast and efficiently.

When it comes to improving your mobility and accuracy of the M1928, players will want to use the Spitfire MK.3 Reflector and CGC S Adjustable stock. While the optic will help improve your accuracy and visibility when aiming down sights, the stock will increase your sprint to fire time and movement speed. This will allow you to get up close and personal, which is where the weapon really thrives.

To help balance some of the accuracy lost with the CGC S Adjustable stock, players should use the M1941 Handstop underbarrel, allowing players to hit more initial shots with an increase in the weapon’s handling.

vanguard operator holding stg44

For the weapon’s magazine, players should opt for the .45 ACP 30 Round Fast Mags, as this will allow you to get back in the fight quickly, increasing the weapon’s reload speed so you can get back to firing much sooner.

The Ammo Type we’ve chosen for this build is Lengthened, as this attachment makes the M1928’s bullet velocity faster, which is vital for an SMG, especially for those engagements that are just outside of its optimal range.

To further improve your speed with the M1928, the Fabric Grip will boost the player’s sprint to fire speed and ADS speed, making it easier for you to get the first shot off on your opponents.

Lastly, we have Frenzy and the Quick kit attachments. Frenzy allows you to immediately regen health after securing a kill, while Quick boosts speed once again, allowing you to move around the map effortlessly, gaining kills on the move while regenerating your health.

Best Perks to run with Vanguard M1928

Ghost perk in Vanguard
  • 1 Perk: Ghost
  • 2 Perk: Radar
  • 3 Perk: Double Time

Just like in most Call of Duty games, Ghost is a must-have perk in Vanguard’s Multiplayer. It operates similarly to how it did in Cold War, being active while the player is on the move. It is an extremely powerful Perk that will keep you hidden from spy planes, and help keep you alive during a match.

The second Perk we’ve chosen for the best Vanguard M1928 loadout is Radar. As players stay undetected on the minimap while firing just like in Modern Warfare 2019, this Perk is vital for those who want more information on their minimap. Radar will make those firing without Subsonic ammo pop up on the radar, allowing you to have as much information on the enemy as possible.

Our final choice for Perks is Double Time, which will increase the duration of tactical sprint, allowing players to get around fast with the M1928, which is great for those who like to run and gun.

How to unlock the M1928 in Vanguard

Vanguard M1928

Players can unlock the M1928 in Call of Duty: Vanguard by hitting level 20 in the game’s Multiplayer mode.

This is a fairly early level so you won’t have to wait long until you can unlock and use the weapon.

Best alternatives to Vanguard M1928

Some alternatives to the M1928 in Vanguard are the MP-40, another great SMG choice, or the STG44, an accurate AR with a lot of firepower.

For more on Call of Duty: Vanguard, check out our Multiplayer verdict and review.

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Vanguard August 11 update patch notes: Dev Error & attachment exploit fixes

Vanguard’s August 11 update patch notes delivered bug fixes for an attachment exploit and a Dev Error issue in Season 4 Reloaded.



Vanguard Terminator skin update patch notes

Sledgehammer Games have provided a Vanguard update on August 11 that patched a weapon attachment exploit and fixed a Dev Error bug in Season 4 Reloaded.

Vanguard devs Sledgehammer Games continue to update the game and provide players with fresh content. In addition to a playlist update arriving on August 11, players were also treated to a new update that provided a fix to several of the game’s latest bugs.

The update covers both multiplayer and zombies game modes as certain bugs were hampering the fun. A particularly annoying Dev Error should no longer plague players following the August 11 Vanguard update.

Vanguard Dev Error & attachment exploit fixes

Vanguard Season 4 Reloaded

Vanguard Season 5 is fast approaching, but before we get a brand-new season of content with new weapons, maps, and Operators, Sledgehammer are dedicated to fixing current issues.

It seems an unintended exploit was allowing players to combine attachments from other weapons to achieve combinations that should not be possible. This would result in overpowered weapons running amok and the devs were quick to nerf the issue.

In addition, players will no longer have to deal with DEV ERROR 10308 that occurred on the USS Texas map.

Vanguard August 11 update patch notes



  • USS Texas 1945
    • Addressed an issue that caused DEV ERROR 10308 to occur.


  • Seasonal Challenges will no longer be marked as complete if the requirements are unmet.


  • Addressed an exploit that allowed players to achieve unintended Attachment combinations.



  • Vargo-S
    • Addressed an issue that prevented the Survivalist camouflage challenge from tracking when using specific magazine attachments.
  • Push Dagger
    • Addressed an issue that prevented the Plague Diamond and Dark Aether camouflage and challenge requirements from being visible in the loadout menu.


  • Addressed a rare issue where players could become stuck in spectator mode when joining a match in progress as the joined player leaves.

For more, check out Activision apologized for using an artist’s design in a now canceled Vanguard & Warzone skin.

Source: Sledgehammer Games

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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.



Vanguard and Warzone Season 4 Reloaded skins

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.



Warzone and Vanguard double xp

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?

Season 4 Reloaded Caldera Operator

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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