Best 3-Line Rifle loadout in Call of Duty: Vanguard and Warzone Pacific

Beeline to the almighty 3-Line.

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Although it may be too soon to say, the 3-Line Rifle is arguably one of the best snipers in Call of Duty: Vanguard and Warzone Pacific. Even without attachments, the weapon is more likely to achieve one-hit kills than its counterparts and is fairly easy to control. However, once the 3-Line Rifle is given the Gunsmith treatment, the weapon has the potential to lead you to Team MVP or victory royales more times than not. So, here’s our recommendations for how to get the most out of Vanguard’s greatest damage dealer.

Best 3-Line Rifle loadout in Call of Duty: Vanguard

For the absolute best 3-Line Rifle loadout in Vanguard, you’ll be putting on attachments that center around increasing its rather sluggish aim down sights time. In addition, the following combination will provide reload quickness, flinch resistance, and better yet, an even higher chance at one-hit kills. Here’s what you’ll need.

  • Muzzle: MX Silencer
  • Barrel: 270MM VOZ Carbine
  • Underbarrel: Mark VI Skeletal
  • Magazine: .30-06 20 Round Mags
  • Ammo Type: Incendiary
  • Stock: Zac Custom MZ
  • Rear Grip: Leather Grip
  • Proficiency: Silent Focus
  • Kit: Deep Breath
  • Perks: Ghost, Forward Intel, and Overkill
  • Lethal: Throwing Knife
  • Tactical: S-Mine 44

Firstly, yes, we’re confident enough to recommend a silencer on your 3-Line Rifle. Despite it taking away a tad bit of speed from your ADS, the Zac Custom MZ, Mark VI Skeletal, and Leather Grip all counteract this effect and ultimately boost the ADS pace to a quickscope-worthy level. However, if you do decide to equip a scope other than the default option, you may see the ADS take longer than expected

In terms of damage and range, the rifle becomes second to none, as the .30-06 Round Mags and Incendiary rounds combine to increase the power of each shot by over 39 percent. As you’ll want to be completely unknown on the mini-map, the perks of Ghost, Forward Intel, and Overkill together will result in you seeing nearby enemies first and having an additional weapon (preferably an SMG) to finish them off.

Best 3-Line Rifle loadout in Warzone Pacific

For Warzone Pacific, you can get the best of the 3-Line Rifle by favoring damage over shooting speed. With all the game’s main locations being pretty distant from each other, you’ll notice that having a fast ADS time won’t serve much of a purpose here. Thus, the 3-Line Rifle’s top-notch class is for those who target enemies from a long-distance and don’t mind playing at a slow pace. Here are the attachments you’ll need.

  • Muzzle: MX Silencer
  • Barrel: 500mm MN Custom
  • Underbarrel: m1941 Hand Stop
  • Magazine: .30-06 20 Round Mags
  • Ammo Type: Hollow Point
  • Optic: 1913 Variable 4-8x
  • Stock: MN Custom
  • Rear Grip: Grooved Grip
  • Weapon perk 1: Hardscope
  • Weapon perk 2: Deep Breath
  • Perks: Cold-Blooded, Ghost, and Combat Scout

What makes this class most worthy is the .30-06 20 Round Mags, supplying more than enough damage to knock a distant opponent with just a single headshot. As easy as it sounds to pull this off, you will need stabilize the aim with attachments such as the 500mm MN Custom barrel, the MN Custom stock, as well as the Hardscope and Deep Breath weapon perks.

The only downside to this build is the 1913 Variable 4-8x’s optic glint being incredibly visible to any enemy looking your way. Some may see this as a decent trade-off, considering the range of vision this scope lends. However, if you find yourself favoring the 4.0x zoom on the optic, you may be better off going with another scope of that magnitude that doesn’t have a glint, such as the M19 4.0x Flip.

As stealth is going to be your best friend here, the MX Silencer will keep your shots off the radar, as perks like Cold-Blooded and Ghost work together to do the same against enemy UAVs, Heartbeats, and thermal optics. If you happen to have other snipers in your squad, Combat Scout should be your no-brainer last perk, with it automatically notifying your teammates of an enemy’s position whenever you hit them.

Related: How to get faster ADS times with snipers in Call of Duty: Vanguard multiplayer