Vanguard Zombies: Fastest way to earn Weapon XP

Joseph Pascoulis
Zombies mode in Vanguard

Many players will look to Vanguard Zombies in order to gain Weapon XP, as it can be a great place to level up your weapons fast for use in Multiplayer and Warzone.

As many will know, Black Ops Cold War Zombies was great for gaining Weapon XP, with some techniques even making it much faster than in Multiplayer.

With that being said, players have already found great ways to gain Weapon XP fast in Vanguard Zombies, allowing players to level up their weapons efficiently.

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YouTuber Dirtrider478 broke down exactly how Weapon XP works in Call of Duty: Vanguard Zombies in their latest video.

Essentially, the way you gain Weapon XP in Vanguard Zombies is very different from Cold War. The amount you can gain decreases every time you hit a certain amount of kills. For example, once you hit 20 kills, the amount of Weapon XP you gain from a kill is decreased.

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Further, the amount you gain also changes depending on how many people you are playing with, and which objectives you are completing on Der Anfang.

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The best strategy to gain Weapon XP the fastest in Vanguard Zombies is as follows:

  • First off, make sure you are playing with multiple friends, preferably 4. This will increase the percantage of Weapon XP gained by 110%.
  • Then, start a game on Annfang and enter a Transit objective portal all together. You need all players to enter the same portal or you will not recieve the max XP Weapon multiplier.
  • Whoever the host is, select a weapon for camo grinding and start getting kills. For those in the game who aren’t the host, get 20 kills in the objective and leave the game.
  • Join the game again and repeat the process, as joining back will reset your 20 kill progress and give you the maxium amount of Weapon XP per kill.

With four players, one being the host, players who are getting the 20 kills each time they join back can expect to gain 32,000 Weapon XP per hour. You would need to get 32 kills per game in Multiplayer just to match these XP rates.

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Further, if you use a double weapon XP token before doing this, you can get up to 64,000 Weapon XP per hour, which is insane.

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So, if you’re looking to level up your STG44 or Sten extremely fast so that you can get to the high-level attachments quickly, this Vanguard Zombies strategy is one of the best ways to do so.

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After graduating from the University of Southampton, Joseph joined CharlieIntel as a Games Writer after a short stint of freelance journalism. He enjoys most genres of games and will play anything that sparks his interest, but his expertise lies within the FPS category. If Joey isn't writing about games, then he's most likely playing them. You can contact Joseph at [email protected]