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Call of Duty Vanguard M1 Garand best class setup, attachments, and more

Here are the attachments you need to make the best M1 Garand Vanguard loadout for multiplayer.

M1 Garand Vanguard loadout: A white sniper rifle with a bipod stands on a wooden table

 Call of Duty Vanguard is no longer supported with additional content or significant updates, and players have largely moved on to more recent releases. Nevertheless, Vanguard’s multiplayer is still available and this loadout is usable.

The M1 Garand was one of only a few marksman rifles in Call of Duty Vanguard, at least compared to SMGs and assault rifles. Boasting the accuracy of a sniper but with a much faster fire rate, the M1 Garand operated best at mid-range and begged you not to try using it up close.

In Vanguard, you could take full advantage of its new attachment system, which offered ten whole slots of customization, to improve whichever aspect of the gun you so desired.

That was a lot of choice and something you needed to seriously take some time over when working out how to slay with this Vanguard weapon. So, what was the best M1 Garand class when Vanguard was in its prime?

Best M1 Garand Vanguard loadout

The best Vanguard M1 Garand build was:

  • Muzzle: Mk. 2 Stabilizer
  • Barrel: Cooper 21” Shrouded
  • Optic: Zeiss G16 2.5x
  • Stock: CGC G2 Thumbhole
  • Underbarrel: M1930 Madson
  • Magazine: .30-06 16 Round Drums
  • Ammo Type: Hollow Point
  • Rear Grip: Fabric Grip
  • Proficiency: Hardscope
  • Kit: Fully Loaded

In our opinion, this was one of the best M1 Garand class setups in Vanguard. The Mk. 2 Stabilizer was the preferred muzzle of choice here as it improved the accuracy of your gun, which was something you needed when playing at a distance. It came at the price of hip-fire accuracy, but that was okay for this class, as you were playing at the M1 Garand’s preferred mid-to-long range anyhow.

The .30-06 16-Round Drum meanwhile offered an extension to an already impressive feature of the M1 Garand (a bigger mag size than similar weapons) by making it even bigger. It was a handy addition given that you were unlikely to take your opponents down in just one shot.

We also need to remember that the M1 Garand was not a sniper and therefore did not dish out the same damage as, say, the best Kar98k Vanguard class. Equipping the Hollow Point ammo to your M1 Garand class was very handy as it upped the damage when hitting limbs. So, you didn’t have to be as accurate with your shots to still take down your opponents.

So, there it is, the best M1 Garand class for Call of Duty: Vanguard. If you’re jumping into one of Vanguard’s smaller multiplayer maps today, you may need something a bit more suited to close-range fights – oh look, a lethal MP40 Vanguard class, that’ll do nicely.