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Best NZ-41 loadout for CoD: Vanguard

Here are the attachments and Perks to create the best NZ-41 Assault Rifle loadout and maximize its potential in CoD: Vanguard.

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Best NZ41 loadout in CoD Vanguard

The NZ-41 is one of the most powerful Assault Rifles in Call of Duty: Vanguard, so we’ve got all of the attachments and Perks needed to make the best NZ-41 loadout.

Vanguard’s pre-season is in full swing, and players have had plenty of time to try out each of the seven Assault Rifles to offer. The NZ-41 has proved itself to be one of the best Assault Rifles in the game, boasting incredible accuracy and impressive damage.

Here are the ideal attachments and Perks to create the best NZ-41 loadout.

Best NZ-41 Gunsmith loadout attachments

Best Vanguard NZ41 loadout attachments
  • Muzzle: MX Silencer
  • Barrel: Orbweaver 360MM BC
  • Optic: Slate Reflector or G16 2.5x
  • Stock: Orbweaver Folding
  • Underbarrel: M1941 Hand Stop
  • Magazine: .303 British 20 Round Fast Mags
  • Ammo Type: Lengthened
  • Rear Grip: Stippled Grip
  • Proficiency: Frenzy
  • Kit: Fully Loaded

We’ve built this Vanguard NZ-41 loadout for accuracy and damage. This will ensure that you’re going to win almost all of your face-to-face gunfights. It might not be the speediest AR in the game, but enemies will have a tough time challenging you at medium to long-range.

To start, we’re opting for the MX Silencer. This will increase your accuracy and silence the NZ-41’s shots without hampering its range. The Orbweaver 360MM BC Barrel, Stippled Grip, and M1941 Hand Stop will further improve the weapon’s accuracy.

The Optic choice is really up to you, but the Slate Reflector or G16 2.5x are both solid choices depending on the engagements you like to take. Then, equip the Orbweaver Folding Stock for a huge boost to the NZ-41’s mobility, allowing you to stay speedy on the map.

NZ-41 in Call of Duty Vanguard

The .303 British 20 Round Fast Mags don’t offer you a ton of bullets, but you’ll reload almost immediately and they don’t damage the NZ’s range. To get some more range and kill enemies faster, you should then use the Lengthened Ammo Type.

The NZ-41 takes advantage of the Frenzy Proficiency, which regenerates your health immediately after getting a kill. Vanguard players have called Stims “useless,” so this will be an extremely useful tool in your loadout.

And finally, Fully Loaded will stop you from running out of ammo at an unfortunate time.

Best Perks to use with Vanguard NZ-41

Call of Duty Vanguard Lightweight perk
  • Perk 1: Ghost
  • Perk 2: Forward Intel
  • Perk 3: Lightweight

To start, we’re opting for Ghost. Spy Planes will be called in over the course of a match, and Ghost will keep you hidden. This allows you to pull off some nice flanks.

It’s hard to say no to the Forward Intel Perk as it tells you where the enemy is spawning, allowing you to control the map.

And finally, Lightweight is an extremely useful Perk for moving around the map quickly, as it increases your movement speed.

How to unlock NZ-41 in Vanguard

Vanguard NZ41 unlock requirement

You’ll unlock Vanguard’s NZ-41 Assault Rifle at level 41, so you’ll need to play for a while to unlock it.

You can use our guide on how to level up fast to reach the NZ-41 as fast as possible.

Best alternatives to the NZ-41 in Vanguard

While the NZ-41 is a great choice, there are plenty of other viable weapons you can use. The STG44 is extremely powerful thanks to its two-shot potential, but you could also try out the Automaton for an underrated gem.

But be sure to check out all of the best Assault Rifle loadouts and you might just find your favorite.


You can also take a look at our full ranking of every weapon in CoD: Vanguard and see where the NZ-41 stacks up.

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