Call of Duty: Vanguard weapons – all confirmed Vanguard weapons

Get a look at the full Call of Duty Vanguard weapons that will be in the game

A soldier with an MP40 stares at a burning windmill.

Call of Duty: Vanguard is set to release in November and ahead of launch, we have a good idea of which weapons will be in the game. Set in a number of key World War 2 battles, Call of Duty Vanguard will feature weapons from the era, realistically recreated for consoles and PC.

Thanks to an early look at the game via the Champion Hill alpha and various trailers and screenshots, a number of Vanguard weapons have already been revealed. This has allowed us to begin to build our Call of Duty: Vanguard weapons list. 

Featuring some unique World War 2-era weapons, and classics from the time period, Call of Duty: Vanguard is looking to have a broad selection of weapons for players to fight with across the campaign, multiplayer, zombies, and even eventually Warzone when it integrates with the battle royale.

Here’s are all the Call of Duty: Vanguard weapons coming to the game.

The STG as pictured in a previous COD game.

Call of Duty: Vanguard assault rifles


A fan-favourite from Sledgehammer’s previous game, WW2, the STG-44 is back for Vanguard. It was featured as one of the weapons in the Champion Hill alpha.


Another powerful assault rifle in Vanguard is the BAR. It’s a high-damage, slow-firing AR that caused havoc in the Vanguard alpha with its explosive rounds attachment.

The MP-40 as pictured in a previous COD game.



A classic weapon from the era, the MP-40 returns in Vanguard with its trademark design and fire-rate, pinpoint accuracy, and mechanical sound. 


Iconic for the era, the M1928 – known also as the Thompson or Tommy Gun – is back once again. In Vanguard, it will be just as formidable as it has been in past CoD games with a fast-fire rate and large magazine. 


Another classic World War 2 weapon in Call of Duty: Vanguard is the PPSh-41. Used by the Soviet’s, the large magazine makes the weapon a reliable choice for pumping bullets into your opponent in multiplayer. It will also be familiar with those that have played Black Ops Cold War and Warzone.

Type 100

This Japanese submachine gun is a tried and tested weapon that performs well at longer ranges for a sub-machine gun and can reliably have you back in a gunfight. 

The MG42 as pictured in a previous COD game.

Call of Duty: Vanguard LMGs


Known by some Call of Duty players as ‘the dinner plate gun’, the DP27 has been found in past CoD games as the alternatively named DP-28. This is an accurate LMG, perfect for those who play Vanguard at a slower pace. 


The bulky and hefty MG42 is a German weapon that was arguably the strongest gun in the Vanguard alpha. When maxed out with all the attachments available in the alpha, it boasted a ridiculous magazine size of 250 bullets. . 

Type 96

The second Japanese weapon on this list, the Type 96 was used in many wars including World War 2. In Vanguard the gun will no doubt be widely used due to its accuracy and steady fire rate. 

Call of Duty: Vanguard shotguns

Auto-Loading Shotgun

Vanguard’s boringly-named Auto-Loading Shotgun is based on the Browning Auto-5. Able to output shots one after another in quick succession, the Auto-Loading Shotgun should be a great shotgun in Vanguard multiplayer. 

Revolving Shotgun

The Revolving Shotgun is by far the most interesting weapon we have seen so far from Call of Duty: Vanguard. If you enjoyed the Streetsweeper in Warzone, then you may like this. It has five devastating shots in each magazine, but bullets are reloaded individually. 

The M1 garand as pictured in a previous Call of Duty game.

Call of Duty: Vanguard marksman rifles

M1 Garand

A staple in campaign, multiplayer, and zombies, the M1 Garand is back in Vanguard, with its iconic ping sound. The weapon will be a key player in long-range gun fights and be a reliable choice when fighting off waves of zombies. 

The Kar98k as pictured in Warzone.

Call of Duty: Vanguard snipers

3-Line Rifle

One of two snipers shown off in the Vanguard alpha is the 3-Line Rifle. More commonly known by CoD fans as the Mosin Nagant, this classic Sniper Rifle was used across wars over many, many decades. The 3-Line Rifle in Vanguard will be a tool used for picking off foes from a distance with high levels of accuracy. 


Used by the Germans in World War 2, the Kar98k was the primary weapon for German service members and will be just as prolific in Vanguard. It will be interesting to see how it matches up with the 3-Line Rifle.

The 1911 as pictured in a preivous COD game.

Call of Duty: Vanguard pistols


Another staple of the war, the 1911 pistol is about as well known as a weapon can get. Appearing in countless Call of Duty games, the pistol is back once again and will be the default sidearm for many in the game. 

Machine Pistol

The Machine Pistol is a well-known weapon as it was the default handgun for German soldiers and generals. The gun has made appearances before in other Call of Duty games, such as Sledgehammer’s WW2, and in Treyarch’s Black Ops zombies modes where it was dubbed the Mauser C96. 

Call of Duty: Vanguard melee

Combat Knife

Call of Duty: Vanguard will bring back your traditional melee options with the Combat Knife delivering fast swipes and slashes when you are in a pinch in a multiplayer match. 

Call of Duty: Vanguard launchers

No launchers have been spotted in Vanguard artwork, trailers, or the Champion Hill alpha so far.

There you have the full Call of Duty: Vanguard weapons list as of right now. Be sure to stay tuned for more information on the game as we approach the Call of Duty: Vanguard beta and Call of Duty: Vanguard release date

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