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Best MP-40 loadout for CoD: Vanguard Beta

The MP-40 has already proven to be a standout loadout choice in CoD: Vanguard, so here are the best attachments and Perks to run with it.

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Vanguard takes the Call of Duty franchise back to its WW2 roots, and the classic MP-40 is already proving to be one of the best weapons in the game. Here are the best attachments and Perks to dominate with the MP-40.

Call of Duty: Vanguard returns to the classic World War II setting, taking players to conflicts from all around the world. This brings an arsenal of classic weaponry to the game, and the MP-40 has already proved to be a standout choice.

The MP-40 is one of the SMGs featured in Vanguard’s Beta which kicks off on September 10 for PlayStation players, and content creators have already been dominating with it.

It’s well worth unlocking and leveling up the MP-40, so here are the attachments and Perks you should use with it in CoD: Vanguard!

Best Vanguard MP-40 Gunsmith loadout attachments

MP40 in Call of Duty Vanguard's gunsmith
  • Muzzle: F8 Stabilizer
  • Barrel: Krausnick 317MM 04B
  • Optic: Slate Reflector
  • Stock: VDD 34M
  • Underbarrel: M1941 Handstop
  • Magazine: 9MM Para 24 Round Fast Mag
  • Ammo Type: Lengthened
  • Rear Grip: Granular Grip
  • Proficiency: Vital
  • Kit: Quick

The Gunsmith returns in Call of Duty: Vanguard, this time allowing you to add a whopping ten attachments to your weapon. These include Ammo Types, Proficiencies, and Kits – which essentially act as Weapon Perks.

First, you should add the F8 Stabilizer and Krausnick 317MM 04B barrel. Together, these will be a major help in recoil control and weapon handling, making the MP-40 a much more versatile weapon.

For Optics, it’s entirely down to your own personal preference. Some players prefer the classic MP40 iron sights, but others would rather the precision of an optic. The State Reflector is a solid choice as it has no downsides.

MP40 in Call of Duty Vanguard's campaign

Then, we’re going for the M1941 Handstop underbarrel as it gives a welcome boost to mobility. You want to be darting around the map with the MP-40 SMG, and this underbarrel increases your sprint-to-fire speed.

For Ammunition, the 9MM Para 24 Round Fast Mag is a solid choice. It doesn’t come with any downsides, allowing you to remain speedy around the map. And for Ammo Type, Lengthed increases bullet velocity, making far-off targets easier to hit and reducing its time to kill.

You also want your SMG to be versatile so you’re not defenseless at medium to long range. The Granular Grip Rear Grip increases flinch resistance so you can stay on target while trading shots.

The Vital Proficiency is an excellent choice for any playstyle, as it allows you to deal headshot damage when hitting the upper chest – majorly reducing the MP-40’s TTK. And finally, the Quick Kit increases your sprint speed, which is perfect for an SMG loadout.

Best Perks to run with Vanguard MP-40

Perks in Call of Duty Vanguard
  • Perk 1: Ghost
  • Perk 2: Radar
  • Perk 3: Tactician

Ghost returns in Vanguard but follows the Cold War’s model. It’s only active while you move, but is still a powerful choice when Spy Planes are overhead.

Next, we’ve opted for the Radar Perk. Vanguard includes Modern Warfare’s minimap which doesn’t show enemies’ gunfire on the minimap. However, Radar gives you the classic minimap, revealing enemies when they fire an unsuppressed weapon.

And finally, Tactician is a great choice for Perk 3. Anyone who played Modern Warfare or Warzone will be familiar with this as it acts the same as Restock, continuously resupplying your Lethal and Tactical equipment.

How to unlock the MP-40 in Vanguard

Player using MP40 in Call of Duty Vanguard

The MP-40 is the third SMG unlocked in Vanguard’s Beta. However, the progress won’t carry over into the full release, where you’ll need to unlock it again while ranking up.

Once the Vanguard releases, we’ll update you with the exact level you need to unlock the MP-40.

Best alternatives to Vanguard MP-40

In Vanguard’s Beta, you’ll also get access to the STEN and M1928. These other SMGs are powerful choices and will serve you well in Vanguard’s Beta maps which feature weather effects.


And that’s the best MP-40 loadout you can run in Call of Duty: Vanguard! Be sure to check out all of the other weapons, Perks, and Killstreaks coming in the Beta.

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Will CoD: Vanguard have Zombies? Developer, maps, Outbreak & more

Call of Duty: Zombies has been a hugely popular mode for the franchise, but what will it be in Vanguard, and what will it be like?

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Call of Duty Zombies fans have been wondering whether Sledgehammer Games will bring the mode to Vanguard, and if so, what they can expect from it.

After players were finally able to get a taste of Call of Duty: Vanguard‘s Multiplayer during the Open Beta, players have been even more curious when it comes to the game’s other modes.

As we know from the reveal, Call of Duty: Vanguard will have a Campaign mode, which follows various characters across the global WWII fronts.

Many have been wondering whether Vanguard will have its own Zombies mode, and luckily we finally have some answers.

Will Call of Duty: Vanguard have Zombies?

Zombies in Call of Duty: Vanguard

In Call of Duty’s blog post announcing Vanguard, they gave fans a short description of what they can expect from the game.

It says that not only is a Campaign and Multiplayer mode confirmed for the game but a “universe-expanding Zombies crossover” is also mentioned. The blog also confirmed that the mode will intertwine with Black Ops Cold War’s Zombies, which is excellent for those who have enjoyed the Dark Aether story.

This makes a lot of sense, considering players have been finding hints and intel in Black Ops Cold War Zombies that reference the WWII time frame and a demonologist known as Krafft.

Vanguard’s Zombies will act as a precursor to Black Ops Cold War Zombies, with the content being available for the mode as soon as the game is launched on November 5.

Who will be developing Vanguard Zombies?

megaton boss enemy in cod cold war zombies

Sledgehammer Games have officially stated that Vanguard Zombies will indeed be developed by Treyarch, the developers who initially brought the mode to the Call of Duty experience.

“We’re excited to announce a franchise-first crossover as Call of Duty: Vanguard features an all-new Zombies game mode with development led by Treyarch Studios.”

Many will love this, as although Sledgehammer games provided a great experience in their take on Zombies back in Call of Duty: WWII, there’s no doubt that Treyarch has created the most memorable experiences for Zombies.

Will Vanguard feature Outbreak?

outbreak zombies in black ops cold war

While rumors have suggested that Vanguard Zombies will not have a round-based map for players to get into on launch, there will still be content for players to enjoy.

The content that will be available on launch is rumored to be inspired by Black Ops Cold War’s Outbreak mode, with TheMW2Ghost claiming the mode will be as if “Outbreak, Onslaught, and Roundbased had a baby.” 

CoD: Vanguard Zombies maps

zombies enemies in outbreak

No official information has yet been revealed regarding the maps players can expect to see in the Vanguard Zombies mode. However, a leak has pointed towards the name of the first map being Ritual of the Dead.

It has also been speculated that the Season 6 Zombies map for Black Ops Cold War will tie into the first Vanguard Zombies map considering that the new Call of Duty game will be continuing the Dark Aether story.

We will continue to update this hub with all of the latest information for Call of Duty: Vanguard Zombies when it is revealed.


For more Call of Duty: Vanguard, check out the reason why hackers have already created cheats for the WWII first-person shooter, and stay tuned for future news and guides.

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Scump reveals the one thing he would change about CoD: Vanguard

2017 CoD World Champion Scump is a big fan of Vanguard, but thinks the game needs one major change before its November 5 release.

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The Call of Duty: Vanguard Beta is officially finished, and while pro player Seth ‘Scump’ Abner had a lot of fun, the 2017 World Champion revealed that he thinks ‘time-to-kill’ needs adjusting before its November release.

Call of Duty fans only had a few days to try out the Vanguard Beta, but players have already had their say about the game, and more specifically what they want to be changed, from spawn improvements to the removal of overpowered Field Upgrades.

For OpTic Gaming legend Scump though, the Vanguard Beta was definitely enjoyable, praising the gameplay, maps, and overall feel. Despite loving it though, there’s one thing he thinks should be changed: the Vanguard TTK.

Call of Duty vanguard hotel royal gameplay

In a new video uploaded to his YouTube channel, the Call of Duty legend admitted he “loved” to play Vanguard, saying: “Usually with betas, you get sick of it really quick. I played it for about 6 hours every day, that’s impressive for a beta.”

However, when talking about the game’s weapons, the 2017 World Champions revealed that he believes the time-to-kill is a little too low and needs to be adjusted slightly.

“The weapons were a lot of fun to use, the gunplay was great,” he states. “My one big quarrel with the gunplay though is the time-to-kill needs to be a little bit slower. It’s pretty quick on every single gun.”

“I wish the time-to-kill was a little bit slower. Maybe they’ll tweak that, maybe they won’t, but right now you put three bullets into someone and they drop which I don’t really agree with. It feels [kind of like] hardcore.”

Whether Sledgehammer Games will make any changes to the TTK remains to be seen, but the developers did listen to complaints from the community and make adjustments between the first and second beta weekends, so it is possible.

This may be a design choice though, with Scump mentioning that both Warzone and Modern Warfare have fast time-to-kills as well — two games that run on the same engine as Vanguard.

Unfortunately, it’s unlikely we’ll know whether the devs have made any changes until Vanguard releases on November 5.

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CoD hackers explain how cheating in Warzone helped them crack Vanguard

Hackers found a way into Call of Duty: Vanguard before it’s full release. Sources have now claimed that Warzone may have held the secret.

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Many players were shocked to see that hackers had already made their way into the Call of Duty: Vanguard beta. Now, one hacker has revealed that the secret to breaking Vanguard came from Warzone.

The community has had its first extended look at CoD: Vanguard through the recently-ended Open Beta. This was fans’ chance to get to grips with the new maps, and the WWII aesthetic.

However, the fun was spoiled for some by cheaters that had already found a way to hack the game’s code. It has since been explained that it was past experiences with Warzone that helped them crack it.

Vanguard Hotel Royal map

Shortly after the much-anticipated Beta was opened up on September 16, players quickly began to notice that hacks like aimbots were already turning up in lobbies.

In some cases, cheaters had found a way to completely end matches early, which was frustrating fans because of the limited time they had to play the game over the course of the weekend.

In a report published by Vice, an industry source explained that it was their experience with previous titles like Warzone that paved the way for cheating in Vanguard.

“The core of the [Call of Duty] engine hasn’t changed much during the life of the franchise so porting a cheat from one game to another has always been very easy,” they said. The source also said that the code for Vanguard was very similar to that of Warzone or Modern Warfare.

According to CoD insider Tom Henderson, the Beta launched with the same protection against cheaters that is present in Warzone at the moment, which we already know has been ineffective.

In the same report, hack developer IWANTCHEATS also warned that its Vanguard cheats will work with the new Pacific Map coming as part of the integration into Warzone.

Unfortunately, we won’t know if this is true until more details surface about the updated anti-cheat system due to be added to the battle royale later this year. Fans will hope that their experiences with hackers won’t translate into the next CoD chapter.

For more on Call of Duty Vanguard, check out our guides on every Field Upgrade, and the best Assualt Rifles.

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