All weapons in Call of Duty: Vanguard

So much firepower…

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The World War 2 arsenal of Call of Duty: Vanguard will give history buffs and first-person shooter fans something to take delight in. This year, Activision provided a bevy of varying weapons to suit every taste. Now, look at this list, grab your gun, and get into the battlefield.

Assault Rifles

  • STG44
    • A balanced gun that doesn’t excel in any stat in particular.
  • Automaton (unlocks at Level 8)
    • High accuracy and low recoil make this great at long range confrontations.
  • Itra Burst (unlocks at Level 16)
    • Excellent at medium and long range, terrible up close.
  • Bar (unlocks at Level 25)
    • Great at long-range but suffers in short-range combat with a low fire rate.
  • AS44 (unlocks at Level 33)
    • Fast firing potential, used for close to mid-range battles.
  • NZ-41 (unlocks at Level 41)
    • Fires a lot of heavy rounds but there is a high recoil. Activision suggests controlled bursts with this beefy rifle
  • Volkssturmgewehr (unlocks at Level 55)
    • The smallest automatic rifle in the game. You can move quickly with it but it lacks control with a low accuracy rate.


  • MP-40
    • High speed, low ammo, used for short to medium range conflicts.
  • Sten (unlocked at Level 10)
    • This weapon can be carried around easily but it has a low damage output and it can’t be controlled well.
  • M1928 (unlocks at Level 20)
    • Extra ammo for firing but low mobility and longer reloads
  • Owen Gun (unlocks at Level 29)
    • High caliber full-auto SMG that can be effective at a medium range.
  • Type 100 (unlocks at Level 39)
    • High accuracy and low recoil, but lower firepower than most.
  • PPSH-41 (unlocks at Level 51)
    • This fires lightning fast and takes out close range targets in a snap. It has less firepower.


  • Einhorn Revolving
    • Effective at close range, this weapon has less ammo than the others.
  • Combat Shotgun (unlocks at Level 14)
    • A pump action shotgun that has a higher firepower and longer range.
  • Gracey Auto (unlocks at Level 31)
    • This weapon is mean at a very close range with a quick rate of fire, has less accuracy.
  • Double Barrel (unlocks at Level 49)
    • A classic shotgun that’s break action. It has more ammo than the Einhorn and works as a close range weapon. It also has a great rate-of-fire.


  • MG42
    • Bad at long range but it offers continuous firing with a lot of ammo packing.
  • DP27 (unlocks at Level 18)
    • Great damage and accuracy at long range but keep it to burst fire. Activision says it offers “decent control for full-auto use” as well for short and medium range situations. It has a higher firepower than the MG42.
  • Type 11 (unlocks at Level 37)
    • A less weighty LMG that provides more speed to the player. It has a very low ammo stat, however, compared to the MG42.
  • Bren (unlocks at Level 53)
    • This weapon is best used with short bursts for long range kills. It offers a lot of damage and accuracy for the user, however, despite its very high recoil and low mobility.

Rifles and Snipers

  • Type 99
    • A lighter rifle that provides more speed to the player. Activision says it’s “immediately lethal to the upper torso and head.” It is mediocre in accuracy, however.
  • M1 Garand (unlocks at Level 6)
    • The ol’ dependable. This is a strong rifle in combat as it can take out opponents with two well aimed shots at mid or long range. This is terrible at short ranged skirmishes.
  • 3-Line Rifle (unlocks at Level 22)
    • The absolute heaviest weapon with horrible mobility. However, it can deliver one hit kills on almost every body part. The firepower is amazing on this gun.
  • SVT-40 (unlocks at Level 27)
    • Great at headshots, this rifle packs a tonne of firepower but lacks in accuracy.
  • Kar98k (unlocks at Level 43)
    • Low mobility but it is a neat balanced rifle that can take out foes with a single shot at long range. Be careful of this monster.
  • G-43 (unlocks at Level 47)
    • This weapon has a high rate-of-fire for being semi-automatic. This is great at medium range encounters.


  • Ratt
    • This pistol is a fast back up to your primary weapon with a snappy fire rate. Activision says you can “fire as fast as you pull the trigger.”
  • Top Break (unlocks at Level 12)
    • A high caliber revolver that can deal a lot of damage in medium range. It has a higher firepower than the Ratt but has less ammo than any other handgun.
  • 1911 (unlocks at Level 23)
    • A pistol that can be used in both close and medium range fights. It has a higher firepower than the Ratt.
  • Klauser (unlocks at Level 35)
    • Steady high-caliber semi-automatic pistol that can hold its own against other weapons, due to its range.
  • Machine Pistol (unlocks at Level 45)
    • This pistol offers full-auto fire but it has a lot of recoil and the size of the magazine is puny.


  • M1 Bazooka (unlocks at Level 11)
    • This weapon is great against vehicles but is very slow to reload.
  • Panzerschreck (unlocks at Level 26)
    • The rockets that the launcher fires is larger than the M1 Bazooka and can be used for large areas and vehicles. Like the M1 Bazooka though, it is also slow to reload.
  • Panzerfaust (unlocks at Level 34)
    • A rocket launcher that is useful against both vehicles and infantry.
  • MK11 (unlocks at Level 52)
    • A small rocket launcher that fires mortars. This can work greatly against infantry.


  • FS Fighting Knife (unlocks at Level 22)
    • A fast knife that can deal quiet deaths in the arena of war.
  • Combat Shield (unlocks at Level 42)
    • Advantageous during Domination and Petrol modes, this blocks incoming shots to the player and those behind them.