Best Cooper Carbine Vanguard loadout: Class setup, Attachments, Perks

James Busby
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The best CoD Vanguard Cooper Carbine loadout comes packed with high damage and great accuracy, making it an exceptionally deadly pick in Season 3. 

CoD Vanguard is filled with powerful Assault Rifles, but the Cooper Carbine came in and made a name for itself in the Season 3 update. This lightning-fast AR can pump bullets out at incredible speeds, which makes it a great pick for those looking to rival the game’s best SMG loadouts. 

Those that enjoy the run and gun playstyle of Vanguard’s SMG class will love the Cooper Carbine. When kitted out with the attachments outlined below, the Cooper Carbine becomes an absolute monster. Whether it has what it takes to become Vanguard’s best AR remains to be seen, but this loadout will certainly net you plenty of kills. 


Best Cooper Carbine Vanguard loadout

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The best Cooper Carbine loadout melts opponents in close-quarter battles.
  • Muzzle: Recoil Booster
  • Barrel: 22″ Cooper Custom
  • Stock: Cooper 45RS
  • Underbarrel: Carver Foregrip
  • Magazine: .30 Carbine 45 Round Mags
  • Ammo Type: Hollow Point
  • Rear Grip: Pine Tar Grip
  • Proficiency: Vital
  • Kit: Fully Loaded

The best Cooper Carbine loadout boosts the gun’s firepower, accuracy, and ammo. First up is the Recoil Booster and 22″ Cooper Custom barrel. Both these attachments increase the AR’s fire rate and also make it incredibly accurate. 

In fact, this gun is an absolute laser. This is particularly true when you kit it out with the Cooper 45RS, Carver Foregrip, and Pine Tar Grip. All three of these attachments completely negate the Cooper Carbine’s recoil, which enables you to effortlessly beam down your foes without needing to wrestle for control. 

Next up is the .30 Carbine 45 Round Mags. This smaller magazine is faster to reload, increases bullet velocity, provides penetration, and enhances the Cooper Carbine’s damage. Fully Loaded also ensures you have the maximum amount of starting ammo, so you’ll be able to go on game-winning streaks without having to constantly switch out weapons. 

If the Cooper’s damage wasn’t high enough, then the addition of Hollow Point rounds and Vital proficiency bolsters this area even further. After all, dealing more damage to enemy limbs and having increased critical hit areas is always beneficial to any meta loadout. 

Best Cooper Carbine Vanguard class (Perks, Equipment & Field Upgrade)

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This Cooper Carbine loadout uses a number of meta perks and equipment.
  • Perk 1: Ghost
  • Perk 2: Forward Intel 
  • Perk 3: Demolition 
  • Secondary: Machine Pistol
  • Lethal: MK2 Frag Grenade
  • Tactical: Stim
  • Field Upgrade: Armor

The best Cooper Carbine loadout uses Ghost, Forward Intel, and Demolition as its perk choices. Ghost keeps you hidden from Spy Planes and enemy equipment, which enables you to flank your foes and beam them down before they can even react.  

Next up is Forward Intel. This perk is arguably the most powerful in the game as it enables you to instantly gain knowledge on enemy locations without running any reconnaissance killstreaks. Being able to see enemy spawn rotations and avoid any backstabs is extremely useful. 

Demolition is our last perk choice as it enables you to bring two Lethals. Having access to more MK2 Frag Grenades is always nice, particularly when you need to flush out pesky campers. While the Cooper Carbine comes packed with plenty of ammo, we’ve utilized the Machine Pistol as a secondary. 

This deadly pistol comes packed with a high rate of fire and great accuracy. Whether you find yourself running low on ammo or just need to quickly finish off a low health foe, then the Machine Pistol is the tool for the job. 

Lastly, both the Stim and Armor maximize your survivability, enabling you to turn the tide of even the fiercest of firefights.

How to unlock the Cooper Carbine in Vanguard

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The Cooper Carbine is unlocked with a specific challenge.

In order to unlock the Cooper Carbine in CoD Vanguard, you’ll need to complete the following objective: Using Assault Rifles, get 5 or more headshots in 15 different completed matches.”

Just so that you are aware if you aren’t already, once you’ve got your five headshots you must finish the match for it to count. Doing so will not register and you’ll have to do another lot of five.

Alternatives to Cooper Carbine Vanguard loadout

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The Automaton is a great alternative to the Cooper Carbine.

If you’re looking for an alternative loadout to the Cooper Carbine, then check out our Automaton loadout. While this full-auto AR may not have a high rate of fire, it is capable of melting enemies across all engagement ranges. 

The Automaton’s fantastic damage range and accuracy make it a great pick for those that prefer highly versatile options. Make sure to give our Automaton loadout a go and begin leveling it up for upcoming integration. 

So, there you have it, the best Cooper Carbine loadout that can melt foes in Vanguard Season 3. Make sure you check out our other Vanguard loadout guides to get a competitive edge over your foes:

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