Best Sten loadout for CoD: Vanguard

best Vanguard Sten loadout

Call of Duty: Vanguard has many weapon options for Multiplayer, but for those looking to give the Sten SMG a go, here’s the best loadout for it.

Call of Duty: Vanguard has a lot of weapons to choose from. This variety can make it hard to decide which to stick with and level up.

Depending on your playstyle, you may prefer to run an SMG. These small weapons allow for a high rate of fire and DPS in close-range battles.

If so, the Sten is a great option for you. Here are the best attachments and perks to use with the Vanguard Sten SMG, so you can get the most out of your loadout for the weapon.

Best Vanguard Sten Gunsmith loadout attachments

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  • Optic: Slate Reflector
  • Muzzle: M1929 Silencer
  • Barrel: Hockenson 348MM B13S
  • Underbarrel: Carver Foregrip
  • Stock: Gawain Para
  • Magazine: 9mm Para 50 Round Drums
  • Ammo Type: Subsonic
  • Rear Grip: Stippled Grip
  • Kit: Quick
  • Proficiency: Momentum

The M1929 Silencer is a vital attachment for players who like to run and gun, as not only will this give you some added accuracy, it will also keep you silent on the map. Combined with the Subsonic Ammo Type, you’ll be able to stay discreet on the minimap.

The Stippled Grip will help with the weapon’s recoil control, as well as the initial accuracy and recoil recovery. As for the stock, the Gawain Para will increase your sprint to fire speed and movement speed, which is vital for a run and gun class.

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To further help with the weapon’s stability, the Carver Foregrip is great for further reducing the weapon’s recoil and also improving the hipfire accuracy which is already top tier. The 9mm Para 50 Round Drums will allow you to sustain fire and secure the kill even if you miss a few bullets.

Quick keeps you moving fast and efficiently, as it increases your sprint time. This combines well will Momentum, as every kill will grant a stacking increase movement effect.

Best Perks and equipment to run with Vanguard Sten

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  • 1 Perk: Ghost
  • 2 Perk: Radar
  • 3 Perk: Lightweight
  • Secondary: Machine Pistol
  • Lethal: MK2 Frag Grenade
  • Tactical: Stim
  • Field Upgrade: Armor

Ghost is always a great choice for the run and gun play style with SMGs, as it allows you to stay hidden on the map and continue flanking the enemy.

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For those who like the classic minimap, Radar is perfect for positioning and knowing what’s going on around you so that you can pick the best path.

Lastly, we have Lightweight, which increases your movement speed so that you can get up close and personal with the enemy.

As for the rest, the Machine Pistol is great for finishing off kills and the Stim is very useful when you need to heal up quickly and get back in the fight.

How to unlock the Sten in Vanguard

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Players can unlock the Sten in Vanguard by making it to level 10.

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If you want to hit this level fast, make sure you check out our guide on how to rank up quickly to get the Sten in your Gunsmith.

Best alternatives to the Sten

Another great SMG option in Vanguard is the MP40, which is currently dominating the meta right now due to its versatility, being fairly easy to control, and also great in close-range battles.

Make sure you also check out our best STG44 loadout if you’d prefer an Assault Rifle loadout for mid to long-range.

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