Underused Vanguard AR actually dominates Warzone’s meta weapons

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Want to give your loadouts a fresh look in Warzone? Well, it might just be time to adopt Call of Duty: Vanguard’s AS44 as your go-to weapon given it blows away the competition.

Over the last few months, the meta in Call of Duty: Warzone has been completely taken over by weapons from Vanguard. You’re at a bit of a disadvantage if you go into a match and aren’t using the likes of the NZ-41, Marco 5, or Cooper Carbine.

Some players have tried to bring back weapons from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Black Ops Cold War, and there are some viable options from both, but it’s the Vanguard guns that have the most success.

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Though, there are a few weapons from the most recent CoD release that still go under the radar. That includes the AS44, which, statiscially, blows away the competition on a number of fronts.

AS44 dominates Warzone TTK charts

That’s right, the usually tricky to handle assault rifle – which only has a 0.78 pick rate on WZRanked – was highlighted by YouTuber WhosImmortal in a recent video because of it’s “insane” stats.

The Warzone guru took a deep dive into the weapon’s power, claiming it is so far ahead of everything else, given it can operate as an SMG and a long-range option. He proved that by showing how it has a TTK of around 0.489ms in the first 20 metres – blowing away the more popular Marco 5 and Blixen choices.

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“It is crazy how versatile the AS44 has become,” the YouTuber said, pointing out how the devs have made the gun easier to use over time. “It is a little bit higher risk and higher reward, if you know what you’re doing.”

Best AS44 loadout in Warzone

  • Muzzle: MX Silencer
  • Barrel: Kovalevskaya 615mm
  • Underbarrel: Carver Foregrip
  • Optic: SVT-40 PU Scope 3-6x
  • Stock: Kovalevskaya Custom
  • Magazine: 7.62 Gorenko 50-round mags
  • Ammunition: Lengthened
  • Rear Grip: Hatched Grip
  • Perk 1: Steady
  • Perk 2: On-Hand

As noted, the AS44’s current pick rate is incredibly low compared to its ridiculous stats, and it could be a matter of time before it breaks through into the meta.

So, it might be better to get the jump on your opponents and adopt it sooner rather than later.