The STG44 is an assault rifle that debuted in Call of Duty: Vanguard's release lineup, and it's already a daunting option to take to the battlefield with you in Warzone.
It wouldn't be a Call of Duty game without a prominence of powerful assault rifles, quickly positioning themselves amongst Vanguard best weapons, and this option certainly fits the bill as an all-rounded rifle that is great at all distances, especially with the right attachments.
This page will cover how to unlock the STG44 in the quickest way possible, and the best STG44 loadout and STG44 class recommendations to enhance its capabilities even further.
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How to unlock the STG44 in Warzone and Vanguard
The task to get your hands on the STG44 is, surprisingly, incredibly easy without any challenges involved.
In order to unlock the STG44 in Warzone and Vanguard, you simply need to boot up the game - it's unlock at Player Level 1, which means you don't have to do any extra steps.
This is a rare occurrence for weapons that are on the spotlight, but do consider that Vanguard's life cycle has just begun. There will be a time when unlocking the newest, meta assault rifle will take ages or doing an unnecessarily long challenge. Until then, let's enjoy this breezy requirement.
Best Vanguard, Warzone STG44 loadout and attachments
Below are our recommendations for an optimal STG44 loadout, as well as the corresponding levels for each:
- Muzzle: Scythe Compensator (Unlocks at level 3)
- Barrel: VDD 760MM 05B (Unlocks at level 38)
- Optic: Slate Reflector (Unlocks at level 17)
- Stock: Konstanz Tactical (Unlocks at level 9)
- Underbarrel: M1941 Hand Stop (Unlocks at level 23)
- Magazine: .30 Russian Short 30 Round Mag (Unlocks at level 69)
- Ammo Type: Lengthened (Unlocks at level 62)
- Rear Grip: Stippled Grip (Unlocks at level 67)
- Proficiency: Sleight of Hand (Unlocks at level 32)
- Kit: Fully Loaded (Unlocks at level 42)
Let's start with the muzzle. You'll want to equip the Scythe Compensator for this one, which adds +1 accuracy. No cons on this one!
Onto the barrel. We opted for the VDD 760MM 05B, which is highly accurate and controllable while reducing scope sway and gun bob and increasing damage range. Both sprint to fire speed and hip fire accuracy are hit as a result, as well as aim walking movement speed, but not by much.
The optic is up for preference - we've found the Slate Reflector to be a well rounded option for this assault rifle, but again, your choice!
In the stock slot, we went for the Konstanz Tactical, as it adds +4 to aim walking movement speed, +4 aim walking steadiness and +1 initial accuracy and recoil. Hip fire accuracy is hit by -1, alongside a -3 decrease for sprint to fire speed, but it's worth the inclusion.
The M1941 Hand Stop attachment makes for an optimal choice in terms of the underbarrel. It adds +1 to recoil control and +1 accuracy, while only decreasing -1 of hip fire accuracy.
For the magazine, we recommend the .30 Russian Short 30 Round Mags attachment. Aside from maintaining 30 rounds, it adds +2 to bullet velocity and range, +1 to bullet penetration and +1 damage. It comes with a cost of -5 recoil control and accuracy, -2 fire rate, and -1 to both movement and ADS speeds. But it's worth having it as the rest of the build compensates most of this.
Then, Lengthened makes for a great ammo type as it adds +3 to bullet velocity, complimenting the muzzle.
As for the rear grip, we'll be gaining +2 recoil recovery and +1 initial accuracy and recoil thanks to the Stippled Grip.
When it comes down to proficiency, Sleight of Hand will help you with +1 to reload quickness.
Lastly, we opted for Fully Loaded in the kit category, making you start with maximum reserve ammo.
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Best Vanguard, Warzone STG44 class setup, perks and equipment
Here's our choices for the best items - such as equipment and Perks - to make the best STG44 class setup in Vanguard and Warzone:
- Perk 1: E.O.D. (Unlocks at level 1)
- Perk 2: Overkill (Unlocks at level 38)
- Perk 3: Amped (Unlocks at level 1)
- Secondary: MP40 (Unlocks by reaching Player Level 16)
- Tactical: Heartbeat Sensor (Unlocks at level 1)
- Lethal: Claymore (Unlocks at level 1)
For the BAR, we recommend opting for E.O.D., as it will help to mitigate damage from non-killstreak explosives and fire.
We recommend opting for Overkill as the second perk. On this occasion we went for the MP40 as our secondary choice. For anyone who suddenly shows up close to you, switching to this to better focus on close range makes for an great combo. But again, it's opt to you!
For the third perk, we went for Amped over the others to ensure that you're switching between the two weapons as swiftly as possible.
Lastly, the Heartbeat Sensor is a perfect companion to prepare yourself ahead of time or track anyone who dared to escape from your line of sight. In case anyone manages to sneak past your vicinity, however, having a Claymore placed near you should provide for a helping hand when needed.