The Best Warzone Automaton Loadout | The Easiest Vanguard AR

The Automaton is a really easy-to-use AR that you should expect to see a ton of in Warzone this year. Here's the complete attachment setup, along with the best perks, grenades, and secondary for an Automaton loadout.
Automaton Warzone Loadout
This blueprint is available at level 27 of the Battle Pass. | © Activision Blizzard

The Automaton is one of the two best assault rifles to come out of Vanguard on launch, along with the STG 44. Some of you might prefer the STG 44 for it's slightly more impressive TTK, and we've got a Warzone specific build for that right here. But the advantage that the Automaton has in its ease-of-use. It's equivalent to the Krig 6, or looking even further back, the M13. In other words, this is the assault-rifle with almost no recoil and good handling. We would recommend the Automaton to players of any skill level, and the blueprint above is available in the Battle Pass, so it's a good way to get you started on the levelling process. You can find the current meta attachment setup beneath.

Note: This build is for Warzone, if you're looking for the right attachments to use in multiplayer then you're looking for this guide.

Automaton Warzone Loadout
Those 75 round mags are wonderfully forgiving. | © Activision Blizzard

The Best Automaton Setup

MuzzleMercury Silencer
BarrelZAC 600MM BFA
OpticG16 2.5X
StockAnastasia Padded
UnderbarrelCarver Foregrip
MagazineSakura 75 Round Drums
Ammo TypeLengthened
Rear GripPine Tar Grip

Fully Loaded

With the base stats of the Automaton already giving us such great handling and recoil control, we can focus on boosting firepower with the attachments. The 75 round drums will do a lot to help here, and make the gun even more competitive for quads. Of course, when you're burning through 75 rounds at a time, Fully Loaded is a must. One change you might want to make is to the optic, but we find the G16 to be by far the cleanest.

The Best Secondary, Grenades & Perks for an Automaton Loadout

The Best Secondary Weapon for the Automaton

Vanguard Secondary Machine Pistol
The Machine Pistol is undoubtedly the best Pistol in the game. | © Activision

With the Automaton being able to handle as much as it can, there's less emphasis on going for Overkill. We're running it as a straight to Ghost class alongside the Machine Pistol. Of course, you'll want to replace the pistol with ground loot as soon as you can, but until then this is an impressive sidearm. 40 round mags are the key attachment here, so you'll want to jump into Ship Haus and quickly grind out the levels before heading into Warzone.

The Best Equipment for the Automaton

LethalThrowing Knife

We have fewer options to choose from in the Vanguard BR modes, but we still have these two fantastic pieces of equipment. They're meta in the normal BR, and they remain so in Vanguard Royale. The stuns are absolutely clutch on the push, while the throwing knife can finish off those you've downed.

The Best Perks for the Automaton

Perk 1Cold-Blooded
Perk 2Ghost

Perk 3

Combat Scout

As we mentioned previously, this is a Ghost build. Because the Automaton can do so much, you should be fine with a piece of ground loot as a secondary item. We're countering enemies with Combat Scout by taking Cold-Blooded, and we're taking Combat Scout ourselves because it can help us co-ordinate with our team so well.

That was your complete rundown of the current Automaton meta in Warzone, now get out there and get some dubs.