Two of Call of Duty: Vanguard’s weapons, the STG44 and M1 Garand, have arrived in Warzone Season 6. Two STG44 Blueprints are in the Battle Pass, so we’re revealing the best Blueprint you should use in your loadout.
Although Call of Duty: Vanguard isn’t out until November, Activision has packed the Season 6 Battle Pass full of new cosmetics and Weapon Blueprints from the upcoming title. These are available to be unlocked for free, and most excitingly, bring the STG44 and M1 Garand into Warzone early.
For now, you can only equip the base Blueprints and can’t change the attachments. The STG is still a powerful choice, so we’re revealing the best Blueprint you can use, along with the best Perks, in Warzone Season 6.
- Best Warzone STG44 Blueprint
- Best Perks to run with the STG44 in Warzone
- How to unlock the STG44 in Warzone Season 6
- Best alternatives to the STG44 in Warzone Season 6
Best Warzone STG44 Blueprint
The best STG44 Blueprint is the Bonerattler thanks to its mobility and power at close-medium range. It will work best as a Sniper Support weapon alongside the best Sniper Rifles, or even the M1 Garand.
The other STG44 Blueprint, Warning Track, is let down by its standard 30 round mag and visual recoil.
Warzone STG44 Bonerattler Blueprint attachments
- Barrel: Lightweight Short Barrel
- Optic: Monocular Reflector
- Stock: Removed Stock
- Underbarrel: Mk6 Para
- Magazine: Extended Mags
- Rear Grip: Fabric Rear Grip
- Perk 2: Fast Melee Perk 2
Although there are ten attachment slots available for Warzone’s Vanguard weapons, the Bonerattler STG44 Blueprint only uses seven of the slots. These attachments are built for mobility and while it’s not using the STG to its full potential, it still makes for a very strong loadout.
We’re not entirely sure what each attachment does yet, but the Extended Mags and the Monocular Reflector are what sets the Bonerattler apart from the Warning Track.
The Extended Mags give you 45 Rounds which is perfect for downing and finishing multiple opponents in a fight, and the Monocular Reflector reduces visual recoil compared to the Warning Track. You’ll be able to stay on target without too much effort, which is vital to winning gunfights.
Best Perks to run with the STG44 in Warzone
- Perk 1: E.O.D
- Perk 2: Overkill then Ghost
- Perk 3: Amped
As the STG44 is best used as Sniper Support, we recommend Perks to support that build.
E.O.D is useful for any playstyle, where you’ll be able to tank several explosives. This is especially useful when pushing up for close-range fights with your STG.
You want to run the Bonerattler alongside a long-range weapon, so Overkill will allow you to grab two weapons from your first loadout. Then, you should get Ghost from your next loadout to hide from UAVs and Heartbeat Sensors.
And finally, Amped will allow you to switch between the two weapons almost instantly, preventing many frustrating deaths.
How to unlock the STG44 in Warzone Season 6
The STGG 44 can be unlocked through Warzone Season 6’s Battle Pass, with the Bonerattler Blueprint unlocked at Tier 24 and the Warning Track unlocked at Tier 64.
And you don’t have to buy the full Battle Pass either, these Vanguard Blueprints are included in the Free Tiers. Just play the game until you reach them, and they’ll also be available for you in Vanguard.
Best alternatives to the STG44 in Warzone Season 6
If you haven’t unlocked the STG yet or it’s not your cup of tea, there are plenty of other viable Sniper Support weapons in Season 6. The XM4 is great for all ranges, and the PPSH-41 has climbed up the pecking order to be one of the best SMGs in the game.
If you’re looking for more great weapons, then you can check out some of this season’s best Warzone loadouts below:
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First Perk in CoD: Vanguard Zombies revealed
A Call of Duty: Vanguard Zombies screenshot has confirmed one of the Perks that will be in the game and the design they’re going for.
The official reveal of CoD: Vanguard’s Zombies mode has shown off many elements that players can expect, including a first look at one of the Perks – Stamin-Up.
The fun part of pre-game hype for CoD Zombies is wondering what new enemies we’ll see, the new Wonder Weapons, abilities, and of course – Perks.
Treyarch’s October 14 reveal of Der Anfang showed off a litany of terrifying new Zombies, a darker approach to the Zombies world, and even managed to sneak in a look at one of the Perks and its dispenser.
When you think of Call of Duty Zombies Perks, you think of Juggernog, Speed Cola, Quick Revive, and Double Tap Root Beer. They are the original four Perks that introduced the concept to Zombies.
Since then, there have been many Perks that have had reoccurring roles in subsequent games, and one of these is the legendary Stamin-Up Perk.
It’s gone on to become one of the most important and critical Perks for long runs as the ability to sprinter faster and for longer is vital to escaping perilous situations.
Here is a sneaky glimpse of it in one of the official screenshots.
The striking thing about the Perk is the absence of any discernible vending machines to purchase a can or bottle from.
It seems very much like a magical drink fountain that players will be able to gulp down a few mouthfuls of secret formula to get their sprint on.
As we get closer to Call of Duty: Vanguard’s release, more screenshots, and footage will be sure to uncover another Perk or two.
Also, make sure to check out all the hot information on Call of Duty’s RICHOCHET anti-cheat system.
Image Credit: Activision / Treyarch
CoD Zombies players furious over no round-based Vanguard map at launch
Zombies fans have voiced their displeasure about Vanguard’s lack of a round-based Zombies map at the game’s launch.
Despite Der Anfang shaping up to be one of the most intense and unique Zombies experiences ever, fans are unhappy that Vanguard will feature no round-based map at launch.
The Call of Duty Zombies experience is continuing as Treyarch develops the Dark Aether story in Vanguard. However, the debut map – Der Anfang – isn’t a traditional round-based map, and potential players aren’t happy.
Every CoD game that has had Zombies has always launched with round-based Zombies content, and this will mark the first time that a Call of Duty game hasn’t done this.
Black Ops Cold War’s starting map – Die Maschine – was the perfect example of classic CoD, start in a confined space, slowly accumulate points from early rounds, buy doors, Perks, eventually Pack-A-Punch, and you’re off.
Call of Duty: Vanguard’s Zombies portion of the game was revealed on October 14 with a tasty reveal trailer. But once Treyarch began to filter information through about Der Anfang, players became concerned.
“Why do they think we don’t want round based maps?” was the question posed by Reddit user Dreww_115, in response to Der Anfang not being a classic-style map.
They said: “With the vanguard map seemingly being like outbreak 2.0 and not a round based map I am left wondering why the developers think we don’t want a classic round based map.”
The question was counter-pointed by an articulate response pointing out the potential developing schedule of Treyarch: “You have misunderstood everything mate. It’s not a matter of what we want but a matter of what they can deliver with the hell of a schedule they have.”
He continued: “Activision made Treyarch release Cold War one year earlier and also made them make this year’s zombies mode too. They literally didn’t have the time to release a round-based map for launch.
This comment generated nearly 300 upvotes and it’s clear that this response has had some impact on players concerned for the future of Zombies.
It’s highly unlikely that Treyarch will ignore purely round-based Zombies content, and given that Vanguard will probably have a full-year cycle, we’d expect to see several of them.
Image Credits: Activision / Treyarch
CoD: Vanguard Zombies will feature fan-favorite World at War Zombies map
Call of Duty: Vanguard Zombies’ latest reveal trailer may have hinted at a fan-favorite World at War map returning to the mode.
The latest news on Call of Duty: Vanguard Zombies revealed some exciting developments for a fan-favorite World at War map potentially returning.
The trailer didn’t just reveal information and details about the story direction, it also hinted at a fan-favorite map returning.
Vanguard Zombies will launch with a new mode called “Der Anfang,” which is said to combine the classic round-based format with features seen in Black Ops Cold War‘s Zombies and some new innovative mechanics that haven’t been seen before in Zombies.
As we know, the mode will be created by Treyarch, but in the Vanguard/Modern Warfare engine, and it will carry on the Dark Aether storyline introduced in Cold War.
During the trailer, it’s clear that players will be going through rifts and traveling across various maps to complete challenges.
One of the maps the players in the trailer travel to is a classic from World at War, Shi No Numa.
In Der Anfang, not only will players be battling hoards of Zombies in areas exclusive to Vanguard, but also the swamps of Shi No Numa, and who knows, maybe even more classic Zombies maps.
Shi No Numa is a great Zombies map to bring back into the Zombies mode for Call of Duty, allowing those new players to experience a classic map and giving those dedicated fans a nostalgia trip.
This particular map was one of the first that helped put Call of Duty Zombies on the map and become the global success it has been over the years, with Vanguard taking the franchise back to World War II and Treyarch leading the development of the game’s Zombies mode. Shi No Numa is a perfect choice for incorporating classic areas into the franchise’s latest game.
For more on Call of Duty: Vanguard, make sure you check out our piece on Warzone players being mad about the STG44’s visual recoil in Warzone Season 6.
Image Credits: Activision / Sledgehammer Games
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