Best M1 Garand loadout for CoD: Vanguard

Hamza Khalid
M1 Garand in Vanguard

The M1 Garand Marksman Rifle is an extremely powerful CoD: Vanguard weapon, and here are all the attachments and Perks that you can use to create the M1 Garand class.

CoD: Vanguard has a wide assortment of powerful weapons to choose from, and Marksman Rifles are capable of dishing out some serious damage, with the M1 Garand being the first one you can use in the game.

This weapon is capable of eliminating enemies in a few quick shots, and our M1 Garand loadout will point you towards the right attachments and Perks that you can equip.

Best M1 Garand CoD: Vanguard loadout

M1 Garand in CoD Vanguard

Vanguard M1 Garand loadout attachments

  • Muzzle: F8 Stabilizer
  • Barrel: Cooper 21” Shrouded
  • Optic: Cooper S MI
  • Stock: Chariot S3 TC
  • Underbarrel: Heavy Foregrip
  • Magazine: .30-06 16 Round Drums
  • Ammo Type: Lengthened
  • Rear Grip: Polymer Grip
  • Proficiency: Vital
  • Kit: On-Hand

We’ll start off this Vanguard loadout by improving the M1 Garand’s damage range with the F8 Stabilizer muzzle. This attachment also has the added benefit of improving your accuracy for long-range gunfights.

The Cooper 21” Shrouded barrel will provide the weapon with more recoil control along with greater bullet velocity. We equipped the Cooper S MI optic because of the slight buff it gives to the gun’s ADS speed too.

We recommend equipping the Chariot S3 TC stock because it greatly improves the weapon’s sway control, and you get a further accuracy buff from the Heavy Foregrip underbarrel, while the Polymer Grip reduces flinch.

CoD Vanguard M1 Garand

The .30-06 16 Round Drums magazine doubles your starting ammo along with your overall magazine size, and it also lets you reload quicker. The Lengthened Ammo type further improves bullet velocity.

We’ll increase the size of critical hit areas on enemies with the Vital proficiency. Finally, the On-Hand kit will boost the speed of any equipment that you use with this loadout.

Best Perks to run with M1 Garand CoD: Vanguard loadout

overkill perk in cod vanguard
  • Perk 1: Ghost
  • Perk 2: Radar
  • Perk 3: Overkill

We recommend equipping Ghost as your first Perk so that you can stay hidden on the minimap from enemies, granting you the element of surprise so that you can sneak up on them.

Radar is an ideal choice for the second Perk for this M1 Garand loadout as it will inform you of the whereabouts of your enemies. This is extremely useful when you need to decide where to move on the map.

Finally, Overkill lets you equip another primary weapon to go with the M1 Garand. So, you can swap to a handy Type 100 or MP-40 SMG during close-range combat situations.

How to unlock the M1 Garand in Vanguard

M1 Garand Marksman Rifle in Vanguard

You can unlock the M1 Garand in Call of Duty: Vanguard by reaching Level 6. This is fairly easy and you can get it done by hopping into a few Multiplayer matches and playing well.

Just keep grinding for a short while and you’ll eventually be able to get your hands on this Marksman Rifle. It will be added to your inventory so that you can use it the next time you start Vanguard.

Best alternatives to the M1 Garand

CoD Vanguard STG44

If you’re looking for an alternative to the M1 Garand then you can try using an Assault Rifle like the STG44. This weapon is capable of taking out enemies quickly, and you could also try out the Automaton as an underrated gem.

For more Call of Duty guides and content, click here for more Vanguard loadouts, or check out our complete ranking of every Vanguard map.

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