Best Sniper Rifle & Attachments in Call of Duty: Vanguard
Amongst the three available snipers, I believe that the best overall sniper in Call of Duty: Vanguard is the 3-Line Rifle. This particular weapon has what you would expect from the typical sniper – great and lethal firepower, accuracy, and damage range.
The 3-Line Rifle is great for both long-range sniping on bigger maps such as Gavutu and Oasis as well as quickscoping and gunning down opponents from close range.
In this particular blog post, we will focus on exploring the absolute best sniper class and attachments on Call of Duty: Vanguard – the type of sniper that you don’t want to walk in front of. The type of sniper that can take you out from a great distance with a single shot to the head or the body.
This particular build is not the most mobile, meaning you shouldn’t particularly use it on small maps like Das Haus, but when it comes to the larger maps, you’ll have a ton of fun.
Now, if you’re interested in a more mobile and versatile loadout, then check out our guide to the best sniper for quickscoping.
Let’s take at the best Vanguard sniper class and attachments below.
The Best Vanguard Sniper Class & Attachments
After playing a game using the attachments below, I was very surprised that it was even possible to build such a weapon. When you fire the bullet, the sniper produces an incredible sound that screams power. It’s like nothing that I’ve tried before. Either way, find the attachments below.
- Muzzle: G28 Compensator
- Barrel: 500MM MN Custom
- Optic: Default
- Stock: Kovalevskaya S01
- Underbarrel: Mark VI Skeletal
- Magazine: .30-06 20 Round Mags
- Ammo Type: FMJ Rounds
- Rear Grip: Fabric Grip
- Proficiency: Awareness
- Kit: Fully Loaded
Continue reading if you want to find out why I went for the attachments that you saw just above as well as some great alternatives that you can pick instead.
Breakdown of the Best Attachments for the 3-Line Rifle
Muzzle – G28 Compensator
My favorite muzzle for this loadout is the “G28 Compensator”. With this attachment, you’ll see a boost in recoil control by one point. There are no cons to using this attachment, which is fantastic.
Potential Alternative: If you want to make this 3-Line Rifle class even more powerful, then I’d suggest you go for the “F8 Stabilizer” muzzle. With that, you’ll see an increase in accuracy and damage range by two and one points respectively.
On the downside, you’ll see a decrease in the sprint to fire speed and hip-fire accuracy by one point for each. To be perfectly honest, that doesn’t really matter at all since we’re not looking to run marathons or engage in point-blank combat when using this sniper.
Barrel – 500MM MN Custom
My barrel of choice for this 3-Line Rifle build is the “500MM MN Custom”. With this attachment, you’ll see an increase in recoil control and accuracy, reduced scope sway and gun bob as well as an increase in your flinch resistance.
Unfortunately, all that will come at the expense of aim down sight speed and movement speed, which will be reduced by 5.3% and 2.1% respectively.
Potential Alternative: If you are after even more firepower, I’d highly recommend you to go for the “Kovalevskaya 820mm R1MN” barrel. This barrel will improve your weapon’s bullet velocity, increase the one-hit-kill area on your opponents, and accuracy all at the expense of reduced hip-fire accuracy, sprint to fire speed, and ADS.
Optic – Default
In my opinion, the best optic for the 3-Line Rifle is the one that the weapon comes with by default. It’s clean, gives you plenty of zoom, and has no downsides to the overall class setup.
Potential Alternative: Now, if you think that you could benefit from a more minimalistic and short-range scope, I’d highly recommend you the “MK.8 Reflector”. This optic comes with 1.35x magnification and features a frameless glass sight.
If you’re on the opposite side of the spectrum and are looking for an optic with fantastic magnification, the “SVT-40 PU Scope 3-6X”. With that, you can expect to get a magnification of between 3.0x and 6.0x as well as a boost in accuracy and recoil control by one point for each.
Stock – Kovalevskaya S01
In this particular loadout, the stock will have a big impact on the type of sniper that you end up building. As we’re building a long-range and powerful sniper, the only stock that made sense for me is the “Kovalevskaya S01”.
With that attachment, you’ll see a boost in aiming stability, flinch resistance, initial accuracy, and recoil and recoil recovery by five, four, one, and one points respectively. On the downside, you’ll see a reduction in the sprint to fire speed, movement speed, and aim down sight speed by four, two, and one points respectively.
Potential Alternative: If you’re after a little bit more speed as opposed to accuracy, then go for the “Zac Custom MZ” stock.
Underbarrel – Mark VI Skeletal
The “Mark VI Skeletal” underbarrel is one of the simpler underbarrels out there – at least as far as snipers are concerned. This particular attachment will only increase the weapon’s ADS by one point without having a negative impact in any other area. It’s great for boosting the aim down sight speed a little bit especially since we’ve sacrificed the ADS quite a bit with some of the other attachments.
Potential Alternative: If you want to improve your sniper’s accuracy without any cons as opposed to improving the aim down sight speed, then go for the “M1930 Strife Angled” as it will do just that.
Magazine – .30-06 20 Round Mags
If I were to pick one of the magazines for this sniper, it would be the “.30-06 20 Round Mags” without a doubt. This attachment not only increases your mag size to 20 rounds, which is a lot for a sniper, but also improves your bullet velocity and range, reload quickness, damage, and bullet penetration by two, two, one, and one points respectively.
On the downside, you’ll see a reduction in recoil control and accuracy, fire rate, movement speed, and ADS by five, two, one, and one points respectively but it’s totally worth the sacrifice.
Potential Alternative: As an alternative, I would honestly just recommend you to not go for any other magazine and stick to the default one. That way, you not only get a decent amount of rounds in each mag but you also don’t see any drawbacks to your overall build.
Ammo Type – FMJ Rounds
Since we’re building a long-range sniper, the ammo type that makes the most sense would be the “FMJ Rounds”. This ammo type will increase your bullet penetration and allow you to hurt enemies even through some walls and objects across the map.
Potential Alternative: If you’re not particularly interested in “FMJ Rounds”, then you can’t go wrong with “Lengthened”. This type of ammunition will increase your bullet velocity by three points, which means that the bullet will travel a whole lot quicker. That means you don’t need to take your enemy movement into consideration and time your shots as much.
Rear Grip – Fabric Grip
To compensate for some of the lost movement and ADS from the attachments above, for rear grip, I went with the “Fabric Grip”. With that attachment, you’ll see an increase in aim down sight speed, sprint to fire speed, and hip-fire recoil accuracy at the expense of accuracy, which will be reduced by just 3.8%.
Besides that, the only real downside to the “Fabric Grip” is that you’ll only get access to it when you reach weapon level 59. That can take some time, especially since it’s a sniper that you’re playing with.
Potential Alternative: If you want to increase your aim down sight speed without having to take a hit in your accuracy, the best rear grip attachment for the job would be the “Leather Grip”. Luckily, you’ll unlock that attachment much sooner as it is only the 3rd on the list.
Proficiency – Awareness
In my opinion, the best proficiency for this sniper rifle is “Awareness”. This proficiency will increase the range from which enemy plates will become visible to you, meaning you can clearly see an enemy, even through smoke before they see you.
That will give you some valuable seconds to fire a lethal shot and take them out before they even know you’re there.
Potential Alternative: If you don’t think that the “Awareness” proficiency will be of that much use to you, then you can go for “Sleight of Hand” and increase your reload speed or “Hardscope” if you want your shots to be even more accurate when aiming down the sight.
Kit – Fully Loaded
For this sniper rifle, my Kit of choice is the “Fully Loaded”. This allows me to start off every game with the maximum amount of ammo. Since I won’t be moving much with this sniper, it’s a great idea to stock up on ammo, and what better to do that than using the “Fully Loaded” Kit.
Potential Alternative: If you don’t particularly care about the extra ammo, you can go for “Deep Breath”. That will allow you to keep your aim steady for much longer than normal. It’s a great choice if you’re someone who likes to hardscope and nail enemies from distance.
This 3-Line Rifle loadout is really the real deal. Upon firing each shot, you will feel and hear the level of power that comes out of that muzzle. Rest assured that your enemies don’t stand a chance regardless of the distance (as long as you hit them in the head or the body).
If you’ve opted in for any of the alternative attachments that I’ve recommended, then do let me know how you get on and if you’ve managed to create an even more powerful sniper than what I have presented you with.