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Best NZ-41 gunsmith loadout for COD Vanguard

The NZ-41 is has a bad wrap for being "the worst" assault rifle in Call of Duty: Vanguard, but is it really? Allow us to prove the naysayers wrong with the best NZ-41 gunsmith class setup for COD Vanguard.
The Call of Duty: Vanguard beta boasts a slew of interesting content, including new mapsperkskillstreaksequipment and exciting game modes for players to enjoy. In addition to this, there is an array of weapons to choose from, all of which stem from the World War 2 era and can be used to blow enemies into smithereens.

The NZ-41 is listed as a D-Tier assault rifle. While it certainly has a bad wrap it's far from trash tier. The NZ-41 boasts heavy damage rounds but is held back by equally heavy recoil. This makes landing shots very difficult over long ranges. If you're ballsy enough to try it, here's the best gunsmith class setup for the NZ-41 in COD Vanguard.

Best NZ-41 gunsmith loadout for COD Vanguard beta

The NZ-41 is a 30-round .303 calibre British assault rifle. Although it packs a punch it is quite difficult to handle with a relatively slow fire rate. The following loadout is derived from Bruno Caprio on YouTube and aims to improve some of this weapon's downfalls.

Best NZ-41 gunsmith loadout for COD Vanguard beta
Best NZ-41 gunsmith loadout for COD Vanguard beta. (Picture: Activision)
  • Muzzle: Compensator G28
  • Optic: Slate Reflector
  • Ammo Type: Subsonic
  • Rear Grip: Leather Grip
  • Proficiency: Steady
  • Kit: Fast Melee

The G28 Compensator Muzzle will boost recoil control and for sound suppression. In order to remain hidden from enemies on the mini-map, we've equipped the Subsonic Ammo Type. This will provide concealment against enemies using the Radar Perk.

To further improve aiming stability and control, we've attached the Steady Proficiency.

Best NZ-41 gunsmith loadout for COD Vanguard beta
Best NZ-41 gunsmith loadout for COD Vanguard beta. (Picture: Activision)

As far as Optics go, it really depends on your preference or play style. The State Reflector is a great choice with little downside.

We've gone with the Leather Grip for our Rear Grip attachment for improved ADS speed and the Fast Melee Kit attachment for faster melee attacks onto enemies that are too close to shoot at.

You can watch this loadout in action by watching the video embedded for your viewing consideration, below.


Do you disagree with this loadout? Great, we don't care. Check out our dedicated Call of Duty section for more featured guides, best loadouts, weapon tier lists and much more.

Feature image courtesy of Activision.