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Best Vargo-S loadout for Vanguard Season 4 Reloaded

Here’s the best loadout for the Vargo-S Assault Rifle following the Season 4 update in Call of Duty: Vanguard.



Best Vargo-S loadout Vanguard

The Vanguard Season 4 Reloaded update has delivered the Vargo-S Assault Rifle, and here’s how you can create the best loadout for it using the optimal attachments, Equipment, and Perks.

Vanguard Season 4 Reloaded has provided players with an exciting Terminator crossover, a new map called Desolation, and the devastating Vargo-S Assault Rifle.

While leaks have already teased which new weapons to expect in Vanguard Season 5, players will have their hands full with the dominant Vargo-S for the time being. The Vargo 52 was an excellent Cold War weapon so let’s find out if Vanguard’s iteration can live up to the hype.

Here’s how to build the best Vargo-S loadout in Vanguard Season 4 Reloaded.

Best Vanguard Vargo-S loadout attachments

Vanguard Vargo-S
  • Muzzle: F8 Stabilizer
  • Barrel: Mirzoyan 414mm Custom
  • Optic: Slate Reflector
  • Stock: Nazaryan Padded SL
  • Underbarrel: M1941 Hand Stop
  • Magazine: .30-06 20 Round Mags
  • Ammo Type: Hollow Point
  • Rear Grip: Fabric Grip
  • Proficiency: Vital
  • Kit: Fully Loaded

The Vargo-S is a fantastic Vanguard Assault Rifle that is capable of two-shotting players consistently. The .30-06 20 Round Mags are the driving force behind the weapon’s ability to two-shot as it increases headshot damage, bullet penetration, damage, bullet velocity, and range.

The M1941 Hand Stop and Fabric Grip will help keep the weapon steady and increase ADS speed as you attempt to destroy your enemies from long and medium ranges. The Slate Reflector is Vanguard’s cleanest optic available and the Hollow Point ammo type is a no-brainer as it increases limb damage

Since the overpowered magazine attachment hinders the weapon’s accuracy, we’ve gone with the F8 Stabilizer to restore the balance. The Nazaryan Padded SL stock will provide a major boost to your strafe speed and recoil control.

There are a few viable options when it comes to the barrel attachment but we’ve gone with the Mirzoyan 414mm Custom to place the emphasis on long-range engagements. With the Vital proficiency, your bullets will pack more of a punch as the area for critical hits increases.

Vanguard Vargo-S best Perks & Equipment

vanguard perks
  • Perk 1: Ghost
  • Perk 2: Forward Intel
  • Perk 3: Lightweight
  • Lethal: Mk2 Frag Grenade
  • Tactical: Stun
  • Field Upgrade: Dead Silence

There’s no point in playing passively with such a dominant weapon therefore we suggest the Ghost Perk to keep you hidden from enemy detection while on the move. Forward Intel is an excellent Perk 2 as it will allow you to set up devastating spawn traps, especially on Vanguard’s smaller maps.

Lightweight will increase your movement speed which is often the key to Vanguard’s success with its lightning-quick gameplay. Meanwhile, a Frag Grenade and Stun combo will allow you to disorient and eliminate your enemies in one fell swoop.

Dead Silence will help keep your footsteps silent as you sneak around the map. This Field Upgrade could prove to be an excellent tool for extending active streaks.

How to unlock the Vargo-S in Vanguard

Vargo-S Vanguard AR

Vanguard players can attempt to complete one of two unlock challenges for the brand-new Vargo-S. You can head to multiplayer where you’ll have to get 15 close-range kills, or you can use Assault Rifles to kill 20 or more enemies without getting hit 50 times in Zombies.

Both of these challenges are relatively simple as the devs have dialed back the unlock requirements for new weapons.

Best Vanguard Vargo-S alternatives

Following the Season 4 Reloaded update, the Vargo-S is one of the best Assault Rifles in Vanguard, and as such only the Automaton, Cooper Carbine, and STG44 can stand beside it as viable alternatives.

For more Vanguard news, you can check out everything you need to know about a potential Call of Duty x Umbrella Academy crossover.

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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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