How to build the best Call of Duty: Vanguard EX1 class

Vanguard Ex1 Class

Call of Duty: Vanguard’s fifth and final season has arrived. The update introduced fans to a new multiplayer map, the return of some well-known villains, and of course, some new weapons. One of these new weapons is the EX1. You can unlock this gun for free once you reach tier 15 of the Season Five battle pass. With the best attachments, you can build a strong EX1 assault rifle class in Vanguard multiplayer.

The EX1 isn’t a traditional weapon. In fact, it’s an energy rifle that’s most effective at long range and is already extremely accurate. It’s a futuristic laser gun, and it’s roll out in Vanguard has been a controversial one among fans, as the game is supposed to be set in World War II. Because it isn’t a traditional weapon like the other guns in the game, the attachments are slightly different. This class will focus on making the gun even more versatile to ensure you come out on top in numerous situations.


Call of Duty: Vanguard EX1 class

  • Muzzle: Magnified Relay
  • Barrel: SD Instant Grat
  • Stock: Removed Stock
  • Underbarrel: SMLE Pistol Grip
  • Rear Grip: Fabric Grip
  • Magazine: Royal-PV Cell Reserve Battery
  • Proficiency: Sleight of Hand
  • Kit: On-Hand
  • Optic: Slate Reflector

Let’s begin by breaking down the class. The first attachment is the Magnified Relay muzzle, which boosts your charge capacity. This improves the cooling so you can fire more bullets before the gun overheats. Next, the SD Instant Grat barrel adds numerous benefits to your class, like removing the charge-up time and taking away the delay from the initial charge up sequence. In addition, this barrel will reduce your scope sway and gun bob and improve your flinch resistance, as well as your recoil control and accuracy.

A super snappy assault rifle

In order to increase your speed, the Removed Stock quickens your movement speed, sprint to fire speed, and aim down sight speed. Pairing this with the SMLE Pistol Grip makes your sprint to fire speed ever better and provides more hip fire accuracy. Tthe Fabric Grip maximizes this even further with greater aim down sight speed, sprint to fire speed, and hip fire recoil recovery.

When you’re selecting a magazine, the Royal-PV Cell Reserve Battery is a viable option. This attachment equips your EX1 with a larger battery, resulting in a larger charge capacity. As the gun’s reload time is on the slower side, the Sleight of Hand proficiency will speed this up.Vanguard Ex1 Class Set Up

There are a couple more attachments to note. The On-Hand Kit provides you with less downtime after using equipment, and the Slate Reflector optic will help you accurately take down your opponents.

With this Vanguard EX1 class, you should use a pistol in your secondary weapon slot. If you find yourself in a situation where an enemy is approaching but you need to reload, swapping to a pistol is a faster solution. Since the launch of Vanguard, the Ratt has solidified itself as the best pistol in multiplayer.

Lauren Sayles
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