Best Rushing Class for Search and Destroy in Call of Duty: Vanguard

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While some search and destroy players are equipped with plenty of patience and tactics at hand, others prefer the more straight method – rushing and gunning everyone down that stands in their way.

To do that, you’ll need to come prepared with a loadout that is specially made for rushing your opponents and using the element of surprise to gain an advantage. Such a loadout should give you plenty of speed, mobility, and stealth to really make you invisible to your enemies while you penetrate through their defense very early on and catch them off guard.

Over the course of a few hours, I’ve tried and tested a range of weapons, perks, and attachments, and confidently believe to have found the right combination amongst them all.

Below, I’ve broken up the best rushing class for search and destroy in Call of Duty: Vanguard. Feel free to either gain some inspiration for your loadout or simply copy everything to the T.

Primary Weapon – Sten

In my opinion, the best rushing weapon in search and destroy should be quick to pull out and shoot, have plenty of ammo, and be very accurate in both short, medium, and long-range – just in case I end up getting surprised and not the other way around.

One weapon that really stood out to me was the Sten, or also known as the Bootlegger in previous Call of Duties such as CoD: Black Ops 3. In Vanguard, this weapon shreds, be it close, medium, or long-range. It’s simply lethal. One of the most exceptional weapons that I’ve used. It is so balanced yet so powerful. And I am speaking without even adding a single attachment to the weapon.

With the attachments below, this weapon becomes way too powerful in my opinion, which is partly why I love it so much.

Here’re the best rushing search and destroy attachments for the Sten:

  • Muzzle: No 3. Rifle Brake
  • Barrel: Gawain 140mm Short
  • Optic: Slate Reflector
  • Stock: Gawain Para
  • Underbarrel: MK6 Para
  • Magazine: 9mm Para 20 Round Mags
  • Ammo Type: FMJ Rounds
  • Rear Grip: Fabric Grip
  • Proficiency: Gung-Ho
  • Kit: Quick

The reason why I went for those attachments is purely because I think they are the best for speed rushing and cater quite well to how players play search and destroy. You want to be quick, accurate, and absolutely lethal.


As far as perks go, I’ve decided to go for Ghost, Radar, and Double Time.

The reason behind these perks is because while the Ghost perk keeps you undetectable by spy planes, enemy intelligence, and field mics.

The Double Time perk is probably the best perk for rushing in S&D in Vanguard, as it allows you to sprint for twice as long.

High Alert notifies you in case an enemy spots you in your tracks – a great way to discover if you’ve been spotted on your rush through to the bomb site or the enemy’s base.

Secondary Weapon – Machine Pistol

In my personal opinion, the Machine Pistol is the best pistol in Vanguard by a margin. I would put it up there with the Auto-Loading Shotgun in close range combat; it simply shreds. Do note that at the end of the day, it is a pistol and works best in close-range combat so don’t pull it out and start shooting at people across the map as you won’t really get anywhere.

In case you run out of bullets on your Sten, pull this pistol out, and I promise you, very few people will be able to eliminate you in a 1vs1 combat. Do note that the ammo runs out quite quickly if you decide to hold the fire button down, making this pistol unsuitable in encounters where you need to fight off two or more enemies.

On the other hand, if you’re quite good with your aiming and would rather shoot at your enemy with single bullets, you can do that too, but it just increases your chances of elimination.

Though the default version of this pistol performs extremely well, here are the best attachments for this pistol when it comes to rushing on search and destroy:

  • 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: Gung-Ho
  • Kit: Quick

Lethal & Tactical

My lethal of choice is the throwing knife. There isn’t much science to it – I just like to throw it around when I get a clear opportunity to eliminate my opponent. If you aren’t a particularly big fan of it, I’d suggest that you go for a Molotov or the frag grenade.

As for the tactical, I went for the stun grenade. The stun has been my go-to choice ever since I started playing Call of Duty as a whole. It gives me the opportunity to clear any indoor tight spaces very quickly before I rush in. It’s also a great tool for distracting enemies very early on before you rush around the corner and attack them from behind.

Final Thoughts

Now that you know what the best loadout for search and destroy in Call of Duty: Vanguard is, it’s up to you to decide whether you want to grab bits and pieces of my loadout or copy it entirely. Either way, try it out, and then come and tell me how good it is.


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