Call of Duty Vanguard Guide: Best Perks

Perks have been a fundamental part of Call of Duty since the original Modern Warfare. With perks, load-outs go from simply choosing a gun to choosing a play style. This is still the case in Call of Duty Vanguard, so let’s have a look at some of the best picks for perks in each category!

Perk 1

Best Perk: Ghost

Ghost is a classic perk that makes you undetectable to enemy spy planes and other intel. There are few things more important in Call of Duty Vanguard than knowing where your enemy is. Whenever you can avoid detection, you instantly give yourself an advantage. Ghost is a catch-all perk that drastically reduces the other team’s ability to locate you, particularly ideal for close-range maps.

Runner-up: Ninja

Ninja is similar to Ghost, in that it focuses on reducing the enemy’s ability to find you. With Ninja equipped, you move silently and all tracking equipment is less effective on you. Less effective tracking is great, but compared with the effectiveness of Ghost it doesn’t stack up.

Perk 2

Best Perk: Radar

Radar is pretty much an obligatory perk. With Radar equipped, every time an enemy fires an unsuppressed weapon, they appear on your minimap. I couldn’t imagine playing Call of Duty Vanguard without this, it gives you crucial information. There is no other perk in this slot I would ever recommend over Radar.

Runner-up: High Alert

If I had to choose another perk in this slot, it would be High Alert. What this perk does is give you a warning whenever an enemy player is looking at you that you cannot see. On paper, this could be great for quick reaction moments. In practice, this is little more than a brief warning before you get shot to pieces. Call of Duty Vanguard is just too fast-paced for this perk to really make much of a difference, and relying on it can put you in some really bad situations.

Perk 3

Best Perk: Lightweight/Scavenger

This choice is more situational than the previous two. If you’re using a high-mobility play style, such as running an SMG or an Assault Rifle, Lightweight is what you want. Simple as anything, Lightweight increases your movement speed. This is ideal for getting around the map as quick as possible, and for staying mobile in the middle of a gunfight. The faster you move, the harder a target you are to hit. Coupled with the right weapon, Lightweight is one of the best perks in the game.

On the flip side, Scavenger can be a necessity for some loadouts. Some guns have very little ammo, others burn through it so fast you will quickly find you’ve run dry. The best way to combat this is to use the Scavenger perk. This perk has you picking up ammo from the bodies of fallen enemies. Couple this with the Stim tactical equipment to keep yourself in the fight for longer.

Runner-up: Overkill

Now, if neither of these perks particularly appeal to you, there’s always Overkill. Equipping the Overkill perk allows you to bring two primary weapons into battle. The secondary weapons in Call of Duty Vanguard leave a bit to be desired, so if you’d like to be prepared for any situation, or if you just like to have options, Overkill is the perk for you.

Those are our choices for the best perks to use in Call of Duty Vanguard! For more tips on how to get started in Vanguard, check out our other guides! For more gear tips, check out our guides for the best assault rifle, SMG, LMG, marksman rifle, shotgun and sniper loadouts in Call of Duty Vanguard. Combine these perks with the best equipment you can grab in-game too.

Be sure to also check out our review of Call of Duty Vanguard here.


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