The best Combat Shotgun loadout in Call of Duty: Vanguard

It's a classic.

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Shotgun players, get ready to have some fun and enjoy mayhem in Call of Duty: Vanguard.

The Combat Shotgun is one of four shotguns in Vanguard at launch. While it can be tweaked in multiple ways, it’s strongest when used as a shotgun to aim down sights with and fight at a bit of a longer range than something like the Gracey Auto.

In Vanguard, the Combat Shotgun seems like it’s based on a Winchester shotgun, like the Model 1912, or M12. This type of gun was mass produced for decades and used widely in both World War I and World War II.

Here’s how to use the Combat Shotgun in the gunsmith in Vanguard.

Das Haus loadout

  • Muzzle: M97 Full Choke
  • Barrel: Sawed-off
  • Optic: Slate Reflector
  • Stock: CGC 3M Wire
  • Underbarrel: SMLE Pistol Grip
  • Magazine: 16 Gauge 7 Round Drum Magazine
  • Ammo Type: Buck and Slug
  • Rear Grip: Fabric Grip
  • Proficiency: Frenzy
  • Kit: Quick

You know the one. This thing has been wreaking havoc in Das Haus 24/7 since it began. This loadout is all about firepower and speed.

Best Combat Shotgun loadout in Vanguard

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  • Muzzle: M97 Full Choke
  • Barrel: Framble 23″ No. 4M
  • Optic: Mk. 8 Reflector
  • Stock: CGC 3M Adjustable
  • Underbarrel: Mark VI Skeletal
  • Magazine: 12 Gauge 5 Round Tube
  • Ammo Type: Packed Powder
  • Rear Grip: Leather Grip
  • Proficiency: Vital
  • Kit: Fully Loaded

The Combat Shotgun is best when kitted for range and damage. With the right attachments, like the set of 10 above, you can one-shot enemies from some pretty ludicrous range. It’s a dominant gun on small to medium maps, especially in tight corridors or choke points.

These attachments will buff the magazine size as well as its long-range accuracy. The Vital Proficiency is also strong because shots to the chest and above should be one-hit kills from a variety of ranges.