The Automaton is a rather unique assault rifle in Call of Duty Vanguard. With its high rate of fire, it can often feel more like an SMG. However, the best Automaton Vanguard class is still a force to be reckoned with at any range.
To get it into a state where it is one of the best Vanguard guns, you’ll need a certain combination of attachments to give it all the right boosts in all the right places. With recoil already very manageable, it’s all about giving the Automaton the damage numbers and bullet velocity to compete with other top ARs, such as the very popular STG44 Vanguard class.
It’s a very fun weapon to use, but with this class setup it is still powerful enough to send you flying to the top of the leaderboard. This is the best Automaton Vanguard loadout we’ve found for Vanguard multiplayer so far, and it’s certainly a monster.
Here’s the best Automaton Vanguard class for slaying in multiplayer.
Automaton Vanguard class
- Muzzle: F8 Stabilizer
- Barrel: Anastasia Sniper
- Optic: Slate Reflector
- Stock: Empress Broadsword
- Underbarrel: M3 Ready Grip
- Magazine: 6.5mm Sakura 75 Round Drums
- Ammo Type: Lengthened
- Rear Grip: Leather Grip
- Proficiency: Sleight of Hand
- Kit: Fully Loaded
With boosts to its ammo capacity, bullet velocity, damage, and ADS speed, this Automaton class setup is an absolute laser in Vanguard.
While your movement is slightly slower and you will be visible on the minimap when you shoot due to the lack of a suppressor, those drawbacks are not really that detrimental with a build like this. Sit back, find yourself a nice lane or a head glitch, and pick players off from afar.
If you’ve been using other ARs, the feel of the Automaton will take some getting used to. But once you’ve mastered it, it’ll feel brilliant to use.
The Anastasia Sniper stock and Lengthened ammo both add a good amount of bullet velocity, the Empress Broadsword improves your ADS times and negates the loss of recoil control that comes with some attachments, and the Sleight of Hand proficiency will improve your reload speeds with that cumbersome 75-round Sakura magazine on board.
So that’s what we think is the best Automaton class in Vanguard right now. Fun to use, deadly accurate, and powerful at range. Superb. If you need to unlock some of these attachments, check out how to level your weapons fast in Vanguard.