Best M1928 Class in Call of Duty: Vanguard

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The M1928 is the very first SMG that you can play with on Call of Duty: Vanguard. Despite being first and requiring practically no effort to unlock it, it came out to be one of the best SMGs on Vanguard.

I’ve used the gun for a good while now, and I must say that it is easily one of my favorite guns – on top of actually being amongst the most lethal and overpowered guns I’ve ever used – perhaps across any Call of Duty.

After playing with the M1928 and trying various attachments, perks, and secondary weapons, I believe to have found the most perfect and combination of them all.

Let’s take a closer look.

Best M1928 Attachments in Vanguard

As a weapon, the M1928 is a fully automatic SMG. Whether you have the attachments below or not, there is one thing that I can promise you – this gun is seriously good, especially up close. Your enemies will quite literally struggle to take you out (provided your aim and reaction time are somewhat decent).

Here is a summary of the attachments that I believe are the best for the M1928 and after, I’ll explain why I picked each of the many available attachments for this SMG.

  • Muzzle: F8 Stabilizer
  • Barrel: CGC 14.5″ Shrouded
  • Optic: Slate Reflector
  • Stock: CGC S Adjustable
  • Underbarrel: M1930 Madson
  • Magazine: BMM KUR2 50 Round Drums
  • Ammo Type: FMJ Rounds
  • Rear Grip: Stippled Grip
  • Proficiency: Steady
  • Kit: Fast Melee

Muzzle – F8 Stabilizer

Though first on the list, this particular Muzzle stood out the most to me as it increased the effective accuracy and damage range of the weapon, which I think is pretty crucial in CoD: Vanguard. Don’t worry about the -2 Sprint to Fire Speed – we’ll fix that one later.

Barrel: CGC 14.5″ Shrouded

My barrel of choice for this weapon is the CGC 14.5″ Shrouded. Again, we focus on making the weapon that much more accurate in case you need to shoot without having the time to aim down the sight. We do take a hit on the movement speed, accuracy, and aim walking movement speed, but we’ll work on those later.

Optic – Slate Reflector

I am a huge fan of simplicity when it comes to optics. In my opinion, the slate reflector is the simplest optic amongst them all, and it certainly does the job. It’s also miles better than what the gun comes with by default.

Stock – CGC S Adjustable

The CGC S Adjustable stock puts a heavy emphasis on the sprint to fire speed and overall mobility of your character in-game when carrying this weapon. It does reduce the initial accuracy and recoil a little but that is of no problem since we’ve already added plenty of attachments that balance that one out.

Underbarrel – M1930 Madson

I believe that the M1930 Madson is the best underbarrel for this weapon because it focuses a lot on the accuracy and stability of the weapon and has very few drawbacks.

Magazine – 8MM KURZ 50 Round Drums

Having a lot of ammunition in your mags is what takes this weapon to a whole different level. Imagine being able to spray enemies from across the map with 50 bullets in your mag. It’s pretty lethal. That alone allows you to take on multiple opponents at once with ease. Yes, you will see a significant hit to your recoil control, fire rate, aim down sight speed, and movement speed, but you’ll be a walking terminator.

By the way, you’ll still be fairly fast regardless of all of these drawbacks.

Ammo Type – FMJ Rounds

FMJ rounds add that extra layer of lethality as every single one of your bullets will be able to penetrate through whatever stands in their way. There won’t be a place your enemies can hide.

Read Grip – Stippled Grip

The Stippled Grip allows us the opportunity to regain some of that recoil and initial accuracy that we’ve lost from some of the other attachments, bringing a balance to it all, while allowing us to take advantage of the overpowered attachments.

Profficiency – Steady

As for the proficiency, I decided to go for Steady as that reduces the movement penalty for firing and being suppressed. If you don’t find any use in that proficiency, then I’d recommend you to go for the sleight of hand.

Kit – Fast Melee

As someone who likes to melee opponents, I find great joy in being able to use a kit that helps me to do just that. I realize that this isn’t for everyone, and if that’s the case for you, then you can opt-in for some of the other Kit’s. They are all great in their unique way so do go for the one that best resembles your play style.

Best Perks for the M1928 SMG

The perks that I’ve gone for are Ghost, High Alert, and Double Time.

Ghost is particularly useful as you will remain practically invisible to any enemy intel such as spy planes, field mics, and more. The High Alert indicates with a yellow glow on your screen if an enemy is looking your way. So, if the yellow glow is on the left side, that means your enemy is looking at you from your left-hand side. This perk is great because it gives you the opportunity to react and come out on top even if you didn’t know your enemy was there just a second earlier.

As for the double-time, this perk is my top choice – pretty much all the time, regardless of the loadout because it doubles my tactical sprint and increases my crouch speed by 30%.

Best Tactical and Lethal for the M1928

For this particular loadout, my tactical of choice is the No 69 stun grenade. It’s great for clearing up spaces and temporarily disabling your enemies, especially if you already know where they are. As for the lethal, I like to use the MK2 Frag Grenade. It’s a fantastic way to clear up enemies in small and tight spaces as well as randomly throwing it in areas that are often high traffic – a decent way to get a couple of kills every game.

Best Secondary Weapon for the M1928

The Machine Pistol is undoubtedly amongst the best secondary weapons in Call of Duty: Vanguard. With the right set of attachments, the Machine Pistol can easily become the best pistol in Vanguard.

After some trial and error, I believe to have found the best attachments for it, which ended up nicely complimenting the M1928. Here’re the best attachments for the Machine Pistol:

  • Muzzle: No. 3 Rifle Brake
  • Barrel: VDD 35mm Short
  • Optic: Nydar Model 47
  • Trigger Action: Rapid Action
  • Magazine: 7.62 Tokarev 40 Round Mags
  • Ammo Type: Lengthened
  • Rear Grip: Leather Grip
  • Profficiency: Tight Grip
  • Kit: Quick

These attachments make the Machine PIstol not only super rapid in terms of fire rate but also very accurate both when aiming down the sight and when hip firing. On top of that, you can run and gun your enemies fairly easily as your movement speed is increased using the attachments above.

Final Thoughts

In conclusion, I’d like to point out that I don’t remember the last time I’ve played with a weapon this good in terms of speed, accuracy, and overall TTK (time to kill) ratio. Feel free to either copy the attachments suggested above or tweak them up a little.

If you happen to come across a better or an improved combination of what I suggested above, then please do let me know and we’ll make the necessary changes to the loadout.


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