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Best perk setup in COD Vanguard with overpowered Forward Intel

Call of Duty expert and content creator, JGOD, reveals that the Forward Intel perk is even more powerful than expected in COD Vanguard. Here's the best perk setup to demolish your enemies.
Call of Duty: Vanguard has some broken and overpowered weapons at launch, but weapons don't appear to be the only aspect that could need a bit of a nerf. There are dozens of perks for players to choose from with three perk slots to complete your class setup of choice in COD Vanguard.

If you are looking for the best possible perk combination in COD Vanguard, then we've got you covered.

Forward Intel perk setup in COD Vanguard

At the heart of the best perk setup to use in COD Vanguard is Forward Intel, unlocked at level 44. This perk allows for the minimap to show a larger area and shows players enemy reinforcement locations on the minimap.

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Forward Intel is at the heart of the best perk setup in COD Vanguard. (Picture: Activision)

Combined with the game's, let's call it "spawn issues", the Forward Intel perk is arguably the most powerful in COD Vanguard right now.

Using the Forward Intel perk, you can pre-aim an area where your opponents are coming from after spawning. Furthermore, it is almost impossible to get caught off-guard with spawns behind you, as they show up on the minimap.

Call of Duty expert, JGOD, recently released a video noting how the Forward Intel perk is more powerful than people initially thought in COD Vanguard, calling for players to change their class setup.

With JGOD's comments in mind, check out the best perk setup/combo in COD Vanguard below.

  • Perk slot 1 - Ghost: While moving, you are undetectable by Spy Planes, enemy Intel, and Field Mics. Reduces the effectiveness of Local Informants.
  • Perk slot 2 - Forward Intel: See indicators for enemy reinforcements on your minimap. Minimap shows a larger area.
  • Perk Slot 3 - Lightweight: Movement speed is increased.

This perk setup for COD Vanguard is all about movement, detection, and knowing exactly where your enemies are at all times.

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This perk combo will give players a distinct advantage. (Picture: Activision)

Alternatively, the third perk slot can be changed to Overkill, which allows players to carry a second primary weapon.

The Lightweight / Ghost combo, however, is recommended so you can absolutely own the map, and reposition with ease after pinpointing enemy reinforcements spawning behind you. 

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JGOD absolutely slaying with the Forward Intel perk. (Picture: JGOD / Activision)

So there you have it, the best possible perk setup in COD Vanguard, incorporating the powerful Forward Intel so you will never be caught out by surprise.


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Featured image courtesy of Activision.