When Call of Duty: Vanguard players venture to the sniper rifle category, their eyes will likely be drawn to one weapon: the Kar98k. This is natural, as it was the most popular sniper in COD: WWII and is also a fan-favorite in Warzone. However, its little brother, the 3-Line Rifle, is no slouch either and its recommended loadout in Vanguard proves just that.
While the 3-Line Rifle might not have the Kar98k’s popularity or stats, it’s still a reliable weapon that can act as a suitable bolt-action counterpart in the sniper category. Of course, players will want the absolute best loadout for the 3-Line Rifle if they want a chance of competing with the Kar98k in Vanguard.
Best 3-Line Rifle loadout in Vanguard
The 3-Line Rifle closely resembles the Mosin-Nagant from previous Call of Duty titles and in real life. This was a popular bolt-action sniper in COD: World at War but times have changed. Now, the sniper needs a fancy loadout to even be in the same ballpark as its sniper rifle counterparts. Luckily, a loadout exists that maximizes the 3-Line’s strengths while improving on its weaknesses.
- Muzzle: Scythe Compensator
- Barrel: 270MM Voz Carbine
- Stock: ZAC Custom MZ
- Rear Grip: Leather Grip
- Ammo Type: FMJ Rounds
- Proficiency: Awareness
- Kit: Deep Breath
All in all, this 3-Line Rifle loadout will reduce recoil, improve ADS time and increase hip-fire accuracy. The biggest attribute of the three is improving ADS time, as Vanguard snipers have a terribly slow aim down sight speed. While this might be adjusted in the future, for now, players can equip attachments like the ZAC Custom MZ Stock and Leather Grip to gain some of the speed back.
Players won’t want to hip fire unless necessary with this loadout, though. Aside from that, players should be able to knock off any enemy they see on the map in Vanguard.