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Best NZ-41 loadout for CoD: Vanguard

Here are the attachments and Perks to create the best NZ-41 Assault Rifle loadout and maximize its potential in CoD: Vanguard.

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Best NZ41 loadout in CoD Vanguard

The NZ-41 is one of the most powerful Assault Rifles in Call of Duty: Vanguard, so we’ve got all of the attachments and Perks needed to make the best NZ-41 loadout.

Vanguard’s pre-season is in full swing, and players have had plenty of time to try out each of the seven Assault Rifles to offer. The NZ-41 has proved itself to be one of the best Assault Rifles in the game, boasting incredible accuracy and impressive damage.

Here are the ideal attachments and Perks to create the best NZ-41 loadout.

Best NZ-41 Gunsmith loadout attachments

Best Vanguard NZ41 loadout attachments
  • Muzzle: MX Silencer
  • Barrel: Orbweaver 360MM BC
  • Optic: Slate Reflector or G16 2.5x
  • Stock: Orbweaver Folding
  • Underbarrel: M1941 Hand Stop
  • Magazine: .303 British 20 Round Fast Mags
  • Ammo Type: Lengthened
  • Rear Grip: Stippled Grip
  • Proficiency: Frenzy
  • Kit: Fully Loaded

We’ve built this Vanguard NZ-41 loadout for accuracy and damage. This will ensure that you’re going to win almost all of your face-to-face gunfights. It might not be the speediest AR in the game, but enemies will have a tough time challenging you at medium to long-range.

To start, we’re opting for the MX Silencer. This will increase your accuracy and silence the NZ-41’s shots without hampering its range. The Orbweaver 360MM BC Barrel, Stippled Grip, and M1941 Hand Stop will further improve the weapon’s accuracy.

The Optic choice is really up to you, but the Slate Reflector or G16 2.5x are both solid choices depending on the engagements you like to take. Then, equip the Orbweaver Folding Stock for a huge boost to the NZ-41’s mobility, allowing you to stay speedy on the map.

NZ-41 in Call of Duty Vanguard

The .303 British 20 Round Fast Mags don’t offer you a ton of bullets, but you’ll reload almost immediately and they don’t damage the NZ’s range. To get some more range and kill enemies faster, you should then use the Lengthened Ammo Type.

The NZ-41 takes advantage of the Frenzy Proficiency, which regenerates your health immediately after getting a kill. Vanguard players have called Stims “useless,” so this will be an extremely useful tool in your loadout.

And finally, Fully Loaded will stop you from running out of ammo at an unfortunate time.

Best Perks to use with Vanguard NZ-41

Call of Duty Vanguard Lightweight perk
  • Perk 1: Ghost
  • Perk 2: Forward Intel
  • Perk 3: Lightweight

To start, we’re opting for Ghost. Spy Planes will be called in over the course of a match, and Ghost will keep you hidden. This allows you to pull off some nice flanks.

It’s hard to say no to the Forward Intel Perk as it tells you where the enemy is spawning, allowing you to control the map.

And finally, Lightweight is an extremely useful Perk for moving around the map quickly, as it increases your movement speed.

How to unlock NZ-41 in Vanguard

Vanguard NZ41 unlock requirement

You’ll unlock Vanguard’s NZ-41 Assault Rifle at level 41, so you’ll need to play for a while to unlock it.

You can use our guide on how to level up fast to reach the NZ-41 as fast as possible.

Best alternatives to the NZ-41 in Vanguard

While the NZ-41 is a great choice, there are plenty of other viable weapons you can use. The STG44 is extremely powerful thanks to its two-shot potential, but you could also try out the Automaton for an underrated gem.

But be sure to check out all of the best Assault Rifle loadouts and you might just find your favorite.


You can also take a look at our full ranking of every weapon in CoD: Vanguard and see where the NZ-41 stacks up.

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Best Cooper Carbine loadout for Vanguard Season 1

Vanguard’s Cooper Carbine is the ultimate Assault Rifle for aggressive players, and we have the best loadout, class, attachments, and perks.

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Vanguard player firing the Cooper Carbine

The Cooper Carbine Assault Rifle was added to Vanguard with the Season 1 patch, and we’ve got the best attachments and Perks to create the best Cooper Carbine loadout.

Vanguard Season 1 brings a host of fresh content to the game, with new operators, multiplayer maps, and Warzone’s Pacific Caldera map.

As always, a new season also means new weapons, and players will receive five new ways to kill enemies over the course of the first season. One of the most interesting of these is the Cooper Carbine, an Assault Rifle with the characteristics of an SMG.

Whether this gun will completely change the meta remains to be seen, but we’ve got the best attachments and perks to create the ultimate Cooper Carbine loadout.



Best Vanguard Cooper Carbine class

Vanguard Cooper Carbine loadout
  • Muzzle: Recoil Booster
  • Barrel: 22″ Cooper Custom
  • Stock: Cooper 54RS
  • Underbarrel: Carver Foregrip
  • Magazine: .30 Carbine 45 Round Mags
  • Ammo Type: Hollow Point
  • Rear Grip: Pine Tar Grip
  • Proficiency: Vital
  • Kit: Fully Loaded

This loadout is perfect for aggressive players. The Recoil Booster will give your gun an improved fire rate, while the 22″ Cooper Custom barrel and Cooper 45RS stock improves accuracy and controllability. The Carver Foregrip is great for recoil control, while we picked the .30 Carbine 45 Round Mags but feel you can choose whichever you prefer.

The Hollow Point ammo type increases damage to limbs, which is lethal when combine with the Vital proficiency for increased critical hits. Pine Tar Grip helps with recoil control and hip-fire accuracy, while we always prefer the Fully Loaded kit to start with max ammo.


Best Perks to use with Vanguard Cooper Carbine

Lightweight perk in Vanguard
  • Perk 1: Ghost
  • Perk 2: Forward Intel
  • Perk 3: Lightweight

For Perks, Ghost is always a great option, keeping you hidden from enemy Spy Planes. Forward Intel is also useful, as it lets you know where the enemy is spawning and can help you create traps for enemies.

Finally, the Cooper Carbine is great for aggressive players, so teaming it with Lightweight will help you get around the map quickly.


How to unlock Cooper Carbine in Vanguard

Unlocking the Cooper Carbine is pretty straightforward. Players just need to reach Tier 15 of the Warzone & Vanguard Season 1 Battle Pass.

This can be accomplished by playing matches, or by purchasing the Premium Battle Pass, which unlocks the first 20 Tiers immediately.

Player running with Cooper Carbine in Vanguard

Best Vanguard Cooper Carbine alternatives

While the Cooper Carbine does feel like an SMG, some players will prefer the MP-40 or Type 100, which are the best guns in the class.

If you feel like you are not able to kill enemies at range, the Automaton or STG-44 are the best Assault Rifles in Vanguard.


The Cooper Carbine is new to the game, so we’re not sure how it stacks up against other weapons. If you want to see how your favorites perform, check out our full Vanguard best weapons ranked list.

Image Credits: Sledgehammer Games

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How to unlock Sawtooth Melee Weapon in Warzone & Vanguard Season 1

Vanguard and Warzone Season 1 features the Sawtooth Melee Weapon and here’s how you can get your hands on it.

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Vanguard Sawtooth Melee Weapon

Warzone & Vanguard Season 1 will bring a new Melee Weapon known as the Sawtooth, and here’s everything you need to know about unlocking it in both games.

Vanguard Season 1 is almost here, and it features a plethora of new content, like a new Warzone map, the Season 1 Battle Pass, and some cool new weapons for players to try out.

One of these new additions is the Sawtooth Melee Weapon which you will be able to get your hands on in the Vanguard and Warzone integration. In case you’re wondering how to unlock it, this guide has you covered.

Here’s how to get the Sawtooth in Vanguard and Warzone Season 1.

How to unlock the Sawtooth Melee Weapon in Warzone & Vanguard

Sawtooth Melee Weapon in Warzone & Vanguard

You can unlock the Sawtooth Melee Weapon in Vanguard and Warzone by reaching Tier 37 in the Season 1 Battle Pass. This is fairly simple and there are two ways for you to get this done.

The first method is the most straightforward and it involves you playing through multiple matches as you gradually progress through the Battle Pass. You can check out our guide on how to level up fast in Vanguard.

Alternatively, you can pay for a Tier-Skip bundle on day one to immediately progress through the first 20 Tiers of the Battle Pass. This will speed up the process and you’ll be able to get the Sawtooth much quicker.

Vanguard Warzone Season 1 Battle Pass

The Sawtooth is the first Melee Weapon in the Vanguard Season 1 Battle Pass. Sewn with shark’s teeth along the club’s perimeter, the Sawtooth is capable of slicing up foes with great efficiency.

Season 1 will also bring other fun additions like new maps, perks, and Zombies content. You can check out all of these changes in the full Call of Duty: Vanguard Season 1 patch notes.


For more Vanguard, check out our guide on how to unlock the Warzone & Vanguard Season 1 Gorenko Anti-Tank Sniper Rifle.

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How to unlock Cooper Carbine in Warzone & Vanguard Season 1

Vanguard & Warzone Season 1’s Cooper Carbine AR excels in close-quarters combat. Here’s how you can unlock it.

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Player running with Cooper Carbine in Vanguard

Warzone & Vanguard Season 1 has introduced the new Cooper Carbine, an Assault Rifle that excels in close-range combat. Here’s how you can unlock this weapon.

Vanguard & Warzone Season 1 brings a ton of new content for both games, with new weapons, multiplayer maps, operators, and the highly-anticipated Pacific Caldera battle royale map.

Season 1 will introduce five new weapons in total, with two guns and two melee weapons dropping straight away. Alongside the Gorenko Anti-Tank Sniper Rifle, players will also get their hands on the Cooper Carbine Assault Rifle.

While ARs usually work best at long range, the Cooper Carbine excels in close-quarters combat. Here’s how you can unlock the gun in Vanguard & Warzone Season 1.

Player using the Cooper Carbine in Vanguard

How to unlock Cooper Carbine Assault Rifle

Getting your hands on this assault rifle is extremely easy, as all you need to do is reach Tier 15 of the Vanguard & Warzone Season 1 Battle Pass to unlock the Cooper Carbine.

That means you don’t need to complete any specific challenges, and can just play matches in either game to earn XP and level up your Battle Pass.

If you don’t want to wait, you can purchase the Premium Battle Pass and receive 20 Tiers immediately, but you can still choose not to and grab the Cooper Carbine for free.

Vanguard player aiming down sights of Cooper Carbine

As soon as you hit Tier 15 of the Battle Pass, the Cooper Carbine will immediately be added to your inventory. You’ll then be able to create loadouts with it in both Vanguard and Warzone.

The Cooper Carbine is a very interesting weapon. Despite being classed as an Assault Rifle, it functions best at short range, meaning it feels more like an SMG than anything else.


For more Call of Duty, check out everything coming in the game’s major patch with the Vanguard Season 1 patch notes.

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