The STG44 was one of the most popular weapons in Call of Duty: Vanguard's beta and continues to be a staple in many players' loadouts through the game's full release. Offering so many choices this year, we've detailed the best STG44 loadout in Call of Duty: Vanguard below.
Best STG44 loadout in Call of Duty: Vanguard
The STG44 is a jack-of-all-trades and master of none, but that's what makes it so popular; it is versatile and can be used effectively in any situation. This is the best loadout we've found that takes advantage of the flexibility of the STG44:
- Optical – MK 3 solar filter
- Muzzle – F8 stabilizer
- Baril – VDD 760mm 05B
- Sub-barrel – M1941 Handstop
- Magazine – .30 Russe Court Rnd
- Rear handle – Dotted handle
- Stocker - VDD 27 Precision
- Ammo type – Lying down
- Compétence - Sleight of hand
- Pencil case – Fully loaded
Like most weapons, the optic you prefer depends on your personal preference and mode. However, we found the Mk 3 solar filter be the best overall option for switching distances.
The F8 stabilizer is a muzzle that you will often see through loadouts. It improves accuracy and damage range, with the trade-off of slightly lower firing sprint speed and lower hip firing accuracy.
Another accuracy bonus is the VDD 760mm 05b increases accuracy and control, reduces scope sway and barrel movement, and increases damage range. Similar to the F8 Stabilizer, this cannon also reduces firing sprint speed and hip fire accuracy, as well as the speed at which you walk when aiming down sights.
Don't worry too much about these obstacles, as the rest of the loadout mitigates them quite well.
m1941 Manual stop is an excellent choice for an Underbarrel, due to its accuracy and recoil control bonuses. The only compromise is hip-firing accuracy, which you won't do much with the STG44.
For your choice of magazine, .30 Russian Short 30 Round Mags is your best choice. It improves the TTK (time to kill) by increasing the damage and its losses are compensated by the rest of the loadout.
Choose one Dotted handle helps your initial accuracy and recoil, which is critical when weapon and loadout with a fast TTK. The better you can aim right away, the more likely you are to kill your opponent first.
VDD 27 Accuracy will greatly increase your recoil control and also compensate for ADS lost by other attachments. You can run without a stock if you prefer movement speed over recoil control.
Elongate ammo improves bullet speed. The faster the bullets reach the enemy; the faster they die. These sound like very minor things but can mean the difference between killing and dying, especially when combined with synergistic attachments like the .30 Russian Short 30 Round Mags.
Sleight of hand improves your cooldown between kills, so you can quickly move on to the next one.
fully charged is a good kit to pick up to ensure you don't have to reload, and can rack up multi-kills at the start of each respawn. You can safely choose Surplus instead, if you just care to grind XP.
Looking for a solid SMG? Check out 'The Call of Duty Vanguard: Best MP-40 Loadout'. You can also find more helpful guides in our Call of Duty: Vanguard beacon page.
Call of Duty: The Vanguard is available on PlayStation 4 and 5, Xbox One and Series S/X, and PC via Battle.net.