Best Volk Loadout in Call of Duty: Vanguard

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The Volk is quite a practical rifle in Call of Duty: Vanguard. It is fast firing, light, quick to aim, can be built in many different ways, and has a decent Time to Kill.

It is a weapon that does not work for most distances the way the ST-44 does, but in short to medium ranges, it has a fast burst that is quite damaging.

Add that to the fact that the Volk does not remove much of your movement speed, and you have a weapon that works very well as an alternative to the Machine Pistol — if it’s used as a secondary weapon.

It can also be used as your primary weapon, leaving room for something heavier as a secondary, like a launcher, for instance.

If you’re interested in the Volk and how to make the most out of it, this guide will provide the best Volk class in Call of Duty: Vanguard.

Best Volk Attachments in Vanguard

When selecting attachments for the Volk, you might want to go for accuracy and recoil control. The recoil won’t get in your way at medium distances, but it can be an annoyance if the target is too far.

In shorter maps, like Eagle’s Nests or Hotel Royal, the Volk is much more effective.

  • Muzzle: Monitor Brake or Recoil Booster
  • Barrel: Krausnick 428MM 05V
  • Optic: MK3 Sunfilter or Zeiss G16 2.5x
  • Stock: Krausnick S12V PS
  • Underbarrel: M1930 Handstop or Carver Foregrip
  • Magazine: 8MM Kurz 60 Round Drums or 80MM Kurz 20 Round Fast Mags
  • Ammo Type: Lengthened or Hollow Point
  • Rear Grip: Leather Grip or Rubber Grip
  • Proficiency: Perfectionist
  • Kit: Fully Loaded
  • Secondary Weapon: A launcher or a sniper rifle
  • Perks: Ghost, Radar and Double Time or Overkill

Let’s go through each attachment and why they were picked.

Muzzle – Monitor Brake or Recoil Booster

This is one of those attachments that is simple and effective. It improves your aim, and that’s it.

With the Monitor Brake, you have more accuracy with no downside. It is a no-brainer.

However, if your biggest problem is the gun’s recoil, we have another recommendation: The G28 Compensator, which can easily substitute Monitor Brake.

This is the first attachment that you have access to, and it works just fine for the Volk since it has no downside and adds recoil control, which is never bad for a gun that holding down the trigger feels so good.

However, if you’re more into quick bursts and do not need prolonged accuracy, there is yet another excellent Muzzle attachment that works well, the Recoil Booster.

If you think your Volk is more than stable enough, the Recoil Booster makes its firepower even greater by speeding up its already great Fire Rate.

Barrel – Krausnick 428MM 05V

This is the first available barrel for the Volk, and it does remove some of the weapon’s Aim Down Sight Speed and Sprint to Fire Speed.

However, the pros make the Volk so much more reliable and increase the damage at longer distances. It also reduces scope sway, making the Volk a little more consistent and reliable at different ranges.

Optic – MK3 Sunfilter or Zeiss G16 2.5x

MK3 Sunfilter is a simple but effective Optic. Its magnification is quite manageable at shorter distances, and it makes it a bit easier to aim and control the burst and longer distances.

It also adds Precision Sight Picture at no cost. Although that is most likely the best choice, I personally enjoy using the Zeiss G16 2.5x on my Volk as well.

It grants a bit more Accuracy and Recoil Control, which are both things that I appreciate when using this weapon. The magnification is a bit too much for this weapon, but it is a decent trade-off.

Stock – Krausnick S12V PS

Yes, you lose a lot of Hip Fire Accuracy, and some Aim Down Speed, and some Sprint to Fire Accuracy as well. However, those are minor losses when you gain so much Recoil Recovery, Accuracy, and Recoil Control.

The Volk does become slightly slower with it, but this stock makes it even more reliable. And even with all those penalties, it still is a fast, light weapon with a great fire rate and good Time To Kill even if you hit the target’s body.

Underbarrel – M1930 Handstop or Carver Foregrip

This Underbarrel helps you make up for the Penalties provided by the Recoil Booster, and it also adds some Recoil Control, which on top of all other attachments, makes the Volk a deadly weapon that provides a steady aim.

If you’re still a long way to go before being able to use this attachment, perhaps you can go with the Carver Foregrip Underbarrel.

It is the first Underbarrel available for the Volk and it is quite effective. It does not provide the extra accuracy, but it adds a lot of recoil control.

Magazine – 8MM Kurz 60 Round Drums

This is the first choice for all players who just like holding down the trigger. This is an attachment that adds a lot of bullets to the Volk’s Magazine.

If you dislike the penalty on the Reload Quickness or the penalty on Movement Speed, you can also go for the 8MM Kurz 20 Round Fast Mags.

They make reloading quicker due to the smaller and lighter magazines. This works very well if you’re always immediately reloading your gun after shooting it like myself.

Ammo Type – Lengthened or Hollow Point

Although it might not seem like it, Bullet Velocity can define the winner of a gunfight. It also makes it much easier to aim at certain distances, and therefore, it is a great choice for the Volk.

Alternatively, if you’re only thinking about the damage itself, Hollow Point is the ammo type for you.

It removes damage penalties when you hit the enemy soldier’s limbs, so hold down the trigger and kill them all, dealing full damage when you hit their legs or arms.

Rear Grip: Leather Grip or Rubber Grip

The Leather Grip adds some Aim Down Sight Speed to the Volk, so you can be ready to fire it faster. It’s simple, effective, and makes up for some of the cons of the other attachments that you are using.

However, if you only care about your weapon not moving while holding the trigger, there is always the Rubber Grip.

At this point, with the recommended attachments, the Volk should have Less Recoil and be much more reliable and effective. If you want more control, though, this attachment will do it.

Proficiency – Perfectionist

This definitely might feel like overkill, but the more you hold the trigger, the more recoil you will feel, and if you went for more Ammo, you should be able to hold the trigger with the Volk instead of worrying about how many bullets you have.

Kit – Fully Loaded

More bullets to a gun that fires rapidly in a build that incentivizes you to hold down the trigger is a no-brainer. One more magazine at no cost feels right in this case.

Secondary Weapon

The Volk is fast, light, and effective at short and medium ranges. So your secondary weapon choice should compensate for what the Volk is lacking.

There’s no such thing as the best secondary weapon in Call of Duty: Vanguard without the proper context.

You might want to go with a Launcher in a smaller map that has long corridors such as Eagle’s Nest, or maybe a good sniper rifle for quick scoping in extensive maps like Red Star — although in this case, you will need the Overkill perk.


You will be moving a lot with a weapon designed for fast pacing running, and gunning, so you want to pick Ghost as your first Perk.

I like Radar for the second one since I want to be aware of where there is a gunfight happening, but Forward Intel and Tracker work just fine if they fit your playstyle better.

Finally, you might want to go with Double Time to be even faster or overkill to carry a Sniper Rifle.

Final Thoughts

These attachments will make the Volk quick, reliable, effective, and deadly.

Try those out and have fun unloading your magazines on enemy soldiers!


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