Vanguard: Best M1 Garand loadout & class build

Best M1 Garand Loadout

Sledgehammer Games‘ Call of Duty Vanguard is finally here and a fan-favourite weapon is making a return – of course, we’re talking about the M1 Garand! This iconic semi-automatic rifle is going to be classed as a Marksman Rifle in Vanguard. It’s easily one of the best in class, offering a fairly adaptable Tactical Rifle – who would want to miss out on that ping, either! Here are the best Vanguard loadout including the M1 Garand and everything else you need to know about the weapon.

Vanguard’s M1 Garand – Marksman Rifle

The M1 Garand is a staple, reliable choice for those of you out there with a keen eye and a quick trigger finger. You can fire it fast – but there is a limit – and it’s got fantastic damage falloff range and hits hard when you land your shots. Like any Marksman Rifle, though, it has its drawbacks.

Firstly, it’s a Marksman Rifle. The M1 Garand, no matter your loadout, isn’t going to be as useful at closer ranges as an Assault Rifle, Submachine Gun, or Shotgun. Similarly, a Sniper Rifle is going to be handier at longer ranges. The M1 Garand does have recoil and that’s evident when trying to land quick successive shots down a lane. It’s manageable, but you need to be conscious of controlling it.

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With all of this in mind, if you’re looking for a reliable mid-range rifle… You could do worse than the M1 Garand. There’s also, as we’ve mentioned, the ping. It’s worth the ping, right? Here’s the best M1 Garand loadout and class build – a selection that should make up for the weapon’s shortcomings…

Best M1 Garand loadout and class build

So… What attachments do you want to be using with this M1 Garand loadout?

  • Muzzle – F8 Stabilizer
  • Barrel – Cooper 25″ Custom
  • Optic – G16 2.5x
  • Stock – CGC G2 Thumbhole
  • Underbarrel – M1930 Madson
  • Magazine – N/A
  • Rear Grip – Stippled Grip
  • Ammo Type – Lengthened
  • Proficiency -Hardscope
  • Kit – Deep Breath
Best M1 Garand Loadout
Credit: Sledgehammer Games

A fully-equipped M1 Garand is one thing, but what about the rest of the class?

  • Secondary Weapon – Machine Pistol
  • Lethal – Mk2 Frag Grenade
  • Tactical – No. 69 Stun Grenade
  • Perk One – Fortified
  • Perk Two – Forward Intel
  • Perk Three – Demolition

Vanguard is going to get the same support as Black Ops Cold War alongside another full year of Warzone content – this means there’s going to be a few updates along the way that might change how the M1 Garand and this loadout perform. We’ll be sure to keep things updated when this happens.

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