Call of Duty: Vanguard STG44 best class setup, attachments, and more

What are the best attachments for the STG44 in Call of Duty: Vanguard?

A side profile of an STG44 assault rifle from Call of Duty: Vanguard

The STG44 is a classic Call of Duty weapon that’s featured in several games across the entire franchise. In fact, only the M1911 has made more appearances over the years. As an assault rifle introduced during the Second World War, it’s no surprise that the German weapon has once again returned to shred Call of Duty: Vanguard players.

Right now, the STG44 is the AR king of the Vanguard beta, hitting like a truck despite a comparatively low rate of fire compared to other Vanguard weapons in its class. Players coming over from Call of Duty: Warzone or Black Ops Cold War will also take a liking to the STG44, as it’s the closest Vanguard AR to the more modern weapons they’re used to.

But what is the best Vanguard STG44 class out there right now? Well, the answer’s a tricky one. You see, as Vanguard’s only been in beta for a short time, and with ten different attachment slots to fill, content creators and pro players are still busy optimising their builds. With that said, today we’re bringing you builds from Call of Duty League pros Ian ‘Crimsix’ Porter and Sam ‘Octane’ Larew.

Without further ado, here are the Vanguard STG44 best class setups.

Best Vanguard STG44 class setups


  • Muzzle: Recoil Booster
  • Barrel: VDD 760MM 05B
  • Optic: MK 3 Sunfilter
  • Stock: Konstanz Tactical
  • Underbarrel: M3 Ready Grip
  • Magazine: None
  • Ammo Type: Frangible
  • Rear Grip: Leather Grip
  • Proficiency: Pressure
  • Kit: Reach

Crimsix’s Vanguard STG44 class attempts to bolster the weapon’s fire rate and mobility while balancing out its other stats. The Recoil Booster amps up the rate of fire at the cost of accuracy, though this is offset by the VDD 760MM 05B – this barrel also gives a nice boost to the STG44’s effective range.

The M3 Ready Grip and Leather Grip both work to bring back the lost ADS speed from Crimsix’s barrel of choice, while the underbarrel attachment also speeds him up when aim walking – something the Kontanz Tactical stock also helps with – and shifting from sprinting to firing.

The MK 3 Sunfilter meanwhile offers a subtle 1.5x magnification, making this STG44 class more effective at range. Finally, Crimsix uses Subsonic ammo, presumably to offset the fact he’s using a non-silencing muzzle attachment.


  • Muzzle: Recoil Booster
  • Barrel: VDD 760MM 05B
  • Optic: Slate Reflector
  • Stock: Krausnick S11S Folding
  • Underbarrel: M3 Ready Grip
  • Magazine: None
  • Ammo Type: FMJ Rounds
  • Rear Grip: Fabric Grip
  • Proficiency: Pressure
  • Kit: Surplus

While there are clear similarities between the two builds, Octane throws balance to the wind. Placing an even greater emphasis on mobility and ADS speed, the Fabric Grip and Krausnick S11S Folding stock help turn the STG44 into a run ‘n’ gun monster. As Octane clearly wants to get up close and personal with his opponents, the Slate Reflector is opted for over the MK 3 Sunfilter.

And there you have it, the best STG44 class setups out there right now. Whether you want to play slowly and look for picks at range, or just sprint around the map spraying down enemies, there’s a loadout for you.

While you’ve got the attachments you need now, you’re still going to want to check out our Vanguard perks list to help you figure out the finishing touches for your perfect STG44 class.

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