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Vanguard takes the Call of Duty franchise back to its WWII roots, and the classic MP-40 SMG has already established itself as one of the best weapons in the game. Here’s everything you need to dominate your opponents, including attachments, benefits and more.

Call of Duty: Vanguard Season 1 brings all new content to the game, including the Cooper Carbine and a new Battle Pass.

Despite the new content and weapons, the MP-40 remains one of the most powerful SMGs in the game, if not the most powerful. With the right accessories, you can take out enemies at both close and long range. Luckily, we’ve got everything you need to make the best class MP-40, with attachments, perks, and alternatives if you don’t like it.

Best Vanguard MP-40 Gunsmith Charging Accessories

  • Muzzle: M1929 silencer
  • Barrel: Krausnick 317MM 04B
  • Optical: Krausnick ISO1M
  • Store: Krausnick 33M foldable
  • Sub-barrel: Mark IV skeleton
  • Magazine: 9MM 64 round drums
  • Ammunition type: Elongate
  • Rear handle: Fabric handle
  • Skill: Constant
  • Case: Quickly done

The gunsmith returns in Call of Duty: Vanguard, this time allowing you to add ten or so attachments to your weapon. These include ammo types, skills, and kits – which basically act as weapon perks.

First, you need to add the M1929 silencer and Krausnick 317MM 04B barrel. Together they will be of great help in recoil control, weapon handling and accuracy, as the silencer will reduce the muzzle flash of the MP40.

For optics, it depends entirely on your personal preferences. Some gamers prefer the classic MP40 iron sights, but others prefer the precision of an optic. the Krausnick ISO1M is a solid choice because it increases the speed of ADS.

MP40 in the Call of Duty Vanguard campaign

Then we go for the Hand stop M1941 underbarrel because it gives a welcome boost to mobility. You want to roam the map with the MP-40 SMG, and this sub-cannon increases your shooting sprint speed.

For ammunition, the 9MM 64 round drums is a solid choice. Despite the decrease in some aspects of the weapon’s stat mobility, we have other attachments to balance that out and the ammo capacity gain is crucial. For the type of ammunition, elongate increases bullet speed, making distant targets easier to hit and reducing its kill time.

In order to compensate for the loss of mobility of the 64-round magazine, the Fabric handle will increase ADS speed, fire speed sprint and hip fire accuracy, making the weapon a close range beast of combat.

the Constant The skill reduces movement penalties with the weapon so you can stay on the move and also be ready to take your weapon out. Finally, the Quickly done The kit increases your sprint speed which is perfect for SMG charging.

Best Vanguard MP-40 Benefits and Features

Benefits in Call of Duty Vanguard
  • Advantage 1: Phantom
  • Advantage 2: Radar
  • Advantage 3: Tactician
  • Secondary: 1911
  • Mortal: MK2 Frag Grenade
  • Tactical: Stimulate
  • Field upgrade: Armor

Phantom returns to Vanguard but does not follow the Cold War model. It’s only active when you’re moving, but it’s still a powerful choice when spy planes are above you.

Then we opted for the Radar Advantage. Vanguard includes the Modern Warfare minimap which does not display enemy fire 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’s played Modern Warfare or Warzone will know this because it acts the same as Restock, constantly replenishing your deadly and tactical gear.

In terms of equipment, we suggest the Stimulate as a tactic, as it will allow you to replenish your health and tactical sprint in an instant as you hover over the map. Upgrading in the field is a bit trickier, but we think Armor is a good shout, as it will allow you to absorb a few more bullets when charging enemies.

How to unlock the MP-40 in Vanguard

Player using MP40 in Call of Duty Vanguard

The good news is that it doesn’t take long to get your hands on the MP-40, as it unlocks immediately, ready to start customizing when you unlock Custom Loadouts at Level 4.

Players can earn XP to unlock the SMG by completing matches and winning eliminations. We suggest that you use any Double XP tokens you own right from the start so that you can quickly add weapons to your inventory.

You can also use the MP-40 immediately in Warzone Pacific, which means you won’t need to level up before creating a custom class with it.

Best alternatives to Vanguard MP-40

If you are looking to stay in the SMG class, we suggest you try the M1928 or the PPSH-41. These are both viable, but still aren’t as good as the MP-40, so keep that in mind.

If you’re looking for something with a little more range, grab the STG-44, which turns out to be Vanguard’s best early dog.

Now that you have the best MP-40 class in the game, make sure to maximize your game and give yourself an edge over your enemies with the best field of view and controller settings.

Image Credit: Activision / Sledgehammer Games

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