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Best Nikita AVT loadout for Vanguard Season 3

Here’s everything you need to build the best Nikita AVT Assault Rifle loadout in Call of Duty: Vanguard Season 3.

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Nikita AVT assault rifle in Vanguard Season 3

The fast-firing and accurate Nikita AVT Assault Rifle has arrived in Call of Duty: Vanguard Season 3, so here are the attachments and Perks you need to create the best Nikita AVT loadout.

Vanguard Season 3 is finally here, bringing plenty of new additions to the WW2 shooter. While Kong and Godzilla will be tearing up Caldera in Warzone, Vanguard players can enjoy brand-new maps, a new Ranked Play season, and new weapons including the Nikita AVT.

The Nikita AVT is a fast-firing and extremely accurate Assault Rifle that’s extremely versatile. You’ll need the best attachments and Perks to dominate with it, so here’s how to build the best Nikita AVT loadout in Vanguard Season 3.

Best Vanguard Nikita AVT loadout attachments

Best Vanguard Nikita AVT loadout attachments
  • Muzzle: Recoil Booster
  • Barrel: Kovalevskaya 546mm Sniper
  • Optic: Slate Reflector
  • Stock: ZAC MS
  • Underbarrel: M1941 Hand Stop
  • Magazine: 7.62x54MMR 45 Round Mags
  • Ammo Type: Lengthened
  • Rear Grip: Fabric Grip
  • Proficiency: Brace
  • Kit: Fully Loaded

The Nikita ATV already has a high fire rate, and the Recoil Booster makes it fire even faster, allowing you to quickly tear through enemies. To boost its damage and range, we’ve also added the Kovalevskaya 546mm Sniper barrel paired with the Lengthened Ammo.

The optic choice is up to you, but we’re big fans of the Slate Reflector. The ZAC MS is an interesting Stock because it increases the Nikita’s horizontal accuracy and lowers its ADS time, making it a powerful choice.

We’ve opted for the M1941 Hand Stop for extra accuracy and the 7.62x54MMR 45 Round Mags to allow you to take down several enemies before having to reload.

The Fabric Grip increases the Nikita AVT’s mobility, and then you can use the Brace Proficiency to have high accuracy as soon as you aim. Finally, Fully Loaded ensures you have enough bullets at your disposal.

Best Vanguard Perks & Equipment to use with Nikita AVT

Forward intel perk in call of duty vanguard
  • Perk 1: Ghost
  • Perk 2: Forward Intel
  • Perk 3: Lightweight
  • Lethal Equipment: Sticky Bomb
  • Tactical Equipment: Stun Grenade
  • Field Upgrade: Trophy System

For Perks and Equipment, we recommend the Ghost Perk to hide from enemy UAVs and pull off some nifty flanks. Then, Forward Intel allows you to know exactly where the enemies are spawning and easily control the map. Finally, Lightweight allows you to speedily move around the map and reposition.

The Sticky Bomb and Stun Grenades are a powerful combo, where you can use the Stun to lock an enemy in place while the Sticky Bomb goes off. And Season 3’s new Trophy System will also be a powerful choice in objective modes.

How to unlock Nikita AVT in Vanguard

Nikita AVT assault rifle in vanguard and warzone

Vanguard players can unlock the Nikita AVT Assault Rifle by simply reaching Tier 31 in the Season 3 Battle Pass.

This is a completely free Battle Pass reward, so you don’t need to worry about purchasing the Premium pass — just hit the Tier and the Nikita AVT will be yours.

Best alternatives to Nikita AVT in Vanguard

There are plenty of viable alternatives to the Nikita AVT in Vanguard such as the Automaton and the Volk. And if you’re looking for something that’s more close-range, the MP40 has remained top of the pack.


For more Vanguard, be sure to check out the best loadout for the new M1916 Marksman Rifle as well!

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