Best Bren CoD Vanguard class loadout: attachments, perks, proficiency, setup

Jaret Kappelman
Best Bren CoD Vanguard class loadout: attachments, perks, proficiency, setup

The Bren can be the strongest Light Machine Gun in all of CoD Vanguard but you need to have the right setup. With the best attachments, perks, and proficiency, here’s the ultimate Bren loadout guide.

In Vanguard, LMGs offer the highest damage output of all weapons, but due to their mobility, can go unused.

Even though the Bren is the final Light Machine Gun unlocked it is well worth the wait as it is by far the best in its class.

If you’re looking to play at a slightly slower pace than the STG44 then you’re going to want to use this gun. Here’s the best Bren class loadout that will surely have you dropping V2 rockets in CoD Vanguard.


Best Bren Vanguard loadout

Best Bren Loadout
Here is the ultimate loadout for the Bren.
  • Muzzle: Recoil Booster
  • Barrel: Queen’s 775m Scepter
  • Optic: Monocular Reflector
  • Stock: Oak & Shield Padded
  • Underbarrel: M1930 Strife Angled
  • Magazine: .303 British 100 Round Drums
  • Ammo Type: Lengthened
  • Rear Grip: Polymer Grip
  • Proficiency: Tight Grip
  • Kit: Fully Loaded

To start off the best Bren loadout, use the Recoil Booster because it will increase the rate of fire. Pair it up with the Queen’s 775m Scepter as this will make up for the lost accuracy from the muzzle.

For the Optic, it comes down to personal preference but overall the best one is the  Monocular Reflector. The M1930 Strife Angled gives the Bren accuracy and aiming stability, making it the best choice.

Bren Stock Vanguard
The Oak and Shield Padded Stock is extremely good on the Bren to reduce flinch and increase stability.

The Oak & Shield Padded helps immensely increase flinch resistance as well as giving the weapon aiming stability which is essential for LMGs. Use it with the Polymer Grip for even more flinch resistance.

Next, you’ll want to use the .303 British 100 Round Drums as it gives the Bren 100 bullets in one clip and works really well with the Tight Grip Proficiency which gives improved accuracy over time.

To round out the Bren, use Lengthened for even faster bullet velocity, or if you want to wallbang enemies use FMJ. Pair it up with Fully Loaded and have 400 bullets to spray down enemies.

Best Bren Vanguard class (Perks, Equipment & Field Upgrade)

Full Loady Bren Vanguard
Here are the Perks and Equipment to use on the Bren.
  • Perk 1: Ghost
  • Perk 2: Piercing Vision
  • Perk 3: Double Time
  • Secondary: Machine Pistol
  • Lethal: MK2 Frag Grenade
  • Tactical: No 69 Stun Grenade
  • Field Upgrade: Dead Drop

For the Bren, you will want to run Ghost as Spy Planes are constantly being called in. Also, use Double Time in your third perk slot to get around the map faster and back in the fight.

The big change comes with the second perk slot. Use Piercing Vision because it will highlight enemies through the wall for a short period of time after hitting them. The bullet penetration from the Bren makes this extremely valuable.

Piercing Vision Vanguard Perk
Piercing Vision lets you see enemies through walls after hitting them with a bullet.

Keep a Machine Pistol in the back pocket if you run out of bullets but with 100 it likely won’t be needed. Use the Dead Drop Field Upgrade as this will help you build your streaks a lot faster and get more kills.

For equipment, the MK2 Frag Grenade and No 69 Stun Grenade are more than plenty as these will set up free kills.

How to unlock Bren in Vanguard

The Bren is unlocked at level 53 in Vanguard.

It can take a bit of time to unlock the Bren in Vanguard as you need to reach level 53 which is just two levels from the highest.

Take advantage of Double XP events or the 24/7 playlists on Shipment and Das Haus and you’ll level up in no time.

Alternatives to Bren Vanguard loadout

DP27 Vanguard
The DP27 is very similar to the Bren LMG.

While leveling up to get the Bren, try out the DP27 as this LMG has similar stats to the Bren and is unlocked at level 18.

LMGs are great at spraying down enemies and carrying an incredible amount of DPS so definitely give this loadout a try.

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About The Author

Jaret is a former writer at Dexerto based in the United States, who covered Call of Duty and other gaming news. He also has a deep passion for esports, following the CDL, LoL pro scene, and many others.

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