How To Quickly Increase Vanguard Weapons For Warzone

The Warzone Pacific update arrived on December 8 and, with regular weapon balance changes and meta shifts, players are looking for the fastest way to improve Vanguard weapons. Fortunately, there are a few tricks to make the process in Caldera significantly easier.

Leveling up weapons in Warzone can be one of the most difficult tasks in the game. It’s incredibly frustrating when the weapon you’ve been working on gets massive nerfs and is no longer viable, and now you have to figure out which weapons are the new meta and unlock the best attachments for them.

Fortunately, there are certain ways to make this process much faster, whether you’re just a Warzone player or own a copy of CoD: Vanguard.

This is the fastest way to increase weapons in Vanguard and Warzone.


Caldera map with Warzone Pacific logo

It can be a daunting task to upgrade your weapons for Warzone.

Fastest way to increase Vanguard weapons in Warzone

Loot weapon XP trick

As explained by ModernWarzone’s DougDagnabbit, this Plunder method is the fastest way to increase your weapons, saying you can even fully utilize a weapon in just an hour

Plunder has long been Warzone players’ favorite weapon leveling mode, but it’s even easier in Caldera.

Here’s the process:

  1. Add on your chosen gun the ‘Surplus’ perk
  2. Use a ‘Double XP’ token in warzone
  3. Go to Plunder
  4. Get as many kills as possible with the weapon
  5. Grab bounties or bounties for big games

As Doug says, this method should earn you about 110,000 XP in an hour, which will get you well on your way.

Full contracts

When you land in Caldera or Rebirth Island, the cards will be littered with various contracts for players to complete. Although these contracts are optional, we recommend doing them because they give bonus XP to your currently equipped weapon.

The following contracts are available in Warzone:

  • premium
  • Big Game Bounty
  • Explore
  • Delivery run
  • most wanted
  • Delivery drop
  • scavenger

Walk Top Secret Contracts

The new Top Secret contract in Warzone Pacific is also a great way to upgrade your weapons, especially if the above Plunder method is indeed patched, as some suspect.

Warzone pro IceManIsaac showed his Top Secret contract trick, did as many as he could and passed 16 levels in just 10 minutes

Fastest Ways to Raise Weapons in Vanguard

There are a few different ways you can maximize your XP returns in Call of Duty: Vanguard.

We’ve laid out some of these methods below and you can try them out to see what works best for you.

These methods are some of the fastest to improve weapons in Vanguard:

  • Jump into Blitz matches and small cards and get just so kill as many as possible
  • As always, we recommend using 2XP tokens whenever possible
  • Check if there are any Operators who prefer the weapon you are trying to level up at the time as this will make the process significantly faster
  • Make sure to use the Surplus Kit on all the weapons it’s available on so you can earn even more XP
  • Play with a clan member to get an additional 10% bonus on all weapon XP acquired

Level up in Vanguard Zombies

JGOD itself has come up with a genius way to quickly level up weapons in Vanguard’s Zombies mode, but it’s not that entertaining, so you’ll have to be committed.

As shown in the video below, you jump into Zombies, collect a few kills (he says about 35 zombies were killed), then go back out and start over. You can also just fight the zombies to make the process a little easier too.

In general, there are plenty of options when it comes to leveling up your Vanguard weapons, and some are better than others.

We recommend trying the Plunder method as much as possible, especially if it needs patching soon to prevent players from taking advantage of it.

Besides that, just do what you like best, because that’s what’s easiest for you in the end!

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