Automaton Best Loadouts: Vanguard Pro Player Competitive Class Setups

Welcome to another gun guide for Call of Duty Vanguard. This time, we’re covering the CDL’s main assault rifle (AR), the Automaton.

Below are some of the best classes from CDL pro players like Dashy, Methodz & Arcitys, and Octane. The Automaton is the AR of choice to run in League Play and is especially deadly on maps like Gavutu and Berlin.

With a recent buff, the Automaton now holds thirty (30) bullets instead of twenty five (25). It will be even stronger during CDL Stage 3 and future events. Below we show off three classes used by some of the top pro players in the world.

Base Automaton Stats


Let’s start by looking at the base weapon stats. The auto is an all-around beast of a weapon, boasting a massive fire rate, fast aim-down-sights (ADS) time and low vertical and horizontal recoil.

Eight months into the game, pros have had plenty of time to experiment and figure out the optimal gun builds. The iron sights aren’t the easiest to use so most of you will want to equip a Slate Reflector to be able to spot your enemies easier. Pros also universally used the Anastasia Sniper barrel, the Zac Skeletal stock, M1941 Hand Stop, On-Hand kit, and the Tight Grip proficiency.

Barrel: Anastasia Sniper
Optic: Slate Reflector
Stock: Zac Skeletal
Underbarrel: M1941 Hand Stop
Kit: On-Hand
Proficiency: Tight Grip


Methodz & Arcitys Class


Zinn and Alec use the same Auto class. This build maximizes the damage range of the gun, allowing for them to post up and zap players from long range. The FMJ Rounds provide an extra advantage for any weakened enemies attempting to hide behind a fence or wall. This class is the most standard pro build, and FMJ Rounds are standard for pro players running the Automaton.

Muzzle: F8 Stabilizer
Barrel: Anastasia Sniper
Optic: Slate Reflector
Stock: Zac Skeletal
Underbarrel: M1941 Hand Stop
Ammo Type: FMJ Rounds
Magazine: —
Rear Grip: Fabric Grip
Kit: On-Hand
Proficiency: Tight Grip


Octane Class


Next up, we have Octane‘s class. Instead of the F8 Stabilizer, the main AR of the Los Angeles Thieves uses the G28 Compensator. This class provides faster sprint-to-fire speed, better hip fire accuracy, and lower vertical recoil at the cost of damage range and horizontal recoil control. This class is more suited to closer-range AR play whilst still having the ability to rip a player off a head glitch.

Muzzle: G28 Compensator
Barrel: Anastasia Sniper
Optic: Slate Reflector
Stock: Zac Skeletal
Underbarrel: M1941 Hand Stop
Ammo Type: FMJ Rounds
Magazine: —
Rear Grip: Fabric Grip
Kit: On-Hand
Proficiency: Tight Grip


Dashy Class


Finally we come to the class of OpTic Texas’ very own Dashy. The OpTic star currently boasts the #2 overall KD in the league (1.22) and #1 control KD (1.31). Dashy’s class is designed for a heavy post-up and pre-aim playstyle. Granular Grip improves strafe speed, horizontal recoil and idle sway at the cost of your sprint-to-fire time and ADS time. Dashy may be the only AR player in the league who chooses to forgo the FMJ ammo rounds in favor of the Lengthened Rounds. While there’s no doubt that he switches between FMJ and lengthened in pro maches, the 30% increase in bullet velocity is hard to argue against and provides a significant advantage in the long range gunfights. If you want to put up numbers like Dashy, try out this class.

Muzzle: F8 Stabilizer
Barrel: Anastasia Sniper
Optic: Slate Reflector
Stock: Zac Skeletal
Underbarrel: M1941 Hand Stop
Ammo Type: Lengthened
Magazine: —
Rear Grip: Granular Grip
Kit: On-Hand
Proficiency: Tight Grip

Below, is a statistical comparison of Dashy, Methodz & Arcitys, and Octane‘s classes. Let us know on social media or in the comments below which one you most prefer.

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