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Best MP40 class setup for COD Vanguard

The MP-40 submachine gun is the strongest and most broken weapon in Call of Duty: Vanguard. Here's the best MP-40 gunsmith loadout at the start of COD Vanguard.
Best MP40 class setup for COD Vanguard
If you're looking to dominate in Call of Duty: Vanguard, then you've come to the right place. In this MP-40 gun guide, we'll help you build the most broken, overpowered class setup for the MP-40 at the start of COD Vanguard. As you may already know, the MP-40 submachine gun is arguably one of the best weapons in the game.

In fact, we've listed it on our S-tier list of SMGs to use in COD Vanguard. And it's easy to see why. The MP-40 is a beast of a weapon, offering incredible damage, solid accuracy, mobility with manageable recoil. The MP-40 dominates in close quarters combat and is even viable in the mid-range. 

So, with that said, it's a no-brainer to use the MP-40 in COD Vanguard. To put the cherry on top, we've got the best MP-40 gunsmith class setup at the launch of COD Vanguard to make this gun even stronger. Check it out!

Best overpowered MP-40 class setup in COD Vanguard

The following loadout was inspired by the YouTuber "Paradox" and is worth using in COD Vanguard.

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Complete MP-40 gunsmith class setup for COD Vanguard. (Picture: YouTube / Paradox)
  • Muzzle: F8 Stabilizer
  • Barrel: Krausnick 317mm O4B
  • Optic: (Personal Preference)
  • Stock: VDD 34m Padded
  • Underbarrel: M1930 Strife Angled
  • Magazine: 7.62 Gorenko 32 Rnd Mag
  • Ammo Type: FMJ Rounds
  • Rear Grip: Fabric Grip
  • Proficiency: Momentum
  • Kit: Surplus

The first attachment is the F8 Stabilizer, which you will use to improve accuracy and damage range. Next, you can use the Krausnick 317mm O4B for the barrel attachment to stabilize the MP-40. In particular, this attachment will reduce scope sway and gun bob, ultimately improving accuracy and gun control.

Both of these first attachments will come at the expense of sprint to fire speed and hip-fire accuracy.

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Best MP-40 SMG class setup in COD Vanguard. (Picture: YouTube / Paradox)

For the third attachment, you can pick up the M1930 Strife Angled to improve accuracy, aiming stability and aim walking steadiness. Followingly, the Fabric Grip attachment will improve aiming, specifically by buffing ADS speed, sprint to fire speed and hip fire recoil recovery.

Next, the 7.62 Gorenko 32 Rnd Mags will improve recoil control and accuracy, ADS speed, fire rate and movement speed, albeit at the nominal cost to damage. However, this attachment will also provide concealment when firing, which will reduce unwanted attention from nearby enemies.

You can pair this with the FMJ Rounds to improve the strength of the bullets by allowing you to shoot through objects.

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Best MP-40 class setup for COD Vanguard. (Picture: YouTube / Paradox)

After that, equip the VDD 24mm Padded Stock to improve control further, buffing recoil control, accuracy, flinch resistance, and recoil recovery at a slight cost to mobility.

Finally, the Momentum Proficiency will provide a stacking movement speed buff after each kill, while the Surplus Kit to earn additional XP for kills.

You can pair the MP-40 with the Ratt secondary pistol and use the following Perks.

  • Fortified
    • Reduces damage from explosives by 15%
    • Damage reduction is doubled while mounted, crouched, or prone.
    • Reduces health regen delay from explosives
  • Tracker
    • Enemies leave behind a footprint trail. Creates markers at the death locations of enemies and hides the death markers of the enemies you kill.
  • Double Time
    • Doubles the duration of Tactical Sprint
    • Increases crouch movement speed by 30%

You can watch Paradox's full video embedded below for a taste of this loadout in action.

And that's it! Do you disagree with this MP-40 loadout? Great, we don't care. But, if you want something else to be disappointed about, then stay tuned for more loadouts.


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