This SMG has some flaws that can be tamed by picking the best Vector loadout in XDefiant.

The Vector may not be the primary choice of passive players, but it’s the go-to weapon for those who are not afraid to break into enemy lines.

You’ll discover that no weapon is perfect when you’re in an uber-competitive XDefiant ranked mode game. You need to pick the best attachments and parts to make them viable.

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Understanding each attachment in XDefiant can help customize almost any weapon, but if you’re in a hurry and want to strengthen your Vector SMG, keep reading.

The Vector is a potent SMG, but it struggles with range and has unruly recoil at mid and long-range. Its small magazine and high fire rate can often leave you empty-handed during crucial duels.

Here’s how to fix all of these issues.

Best Vector loadout in XDefiant

Here are the best attachments for Vector in XDefiant:

Best Vector loadout in Xdefiant
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  • Muzzle: Barrel Extender
  • Barrel: Chrome-Lined Barrel
  • Magazine: Quick Mag
  • Rear Grip: Quick Draw Grip
  • Stock: Precision Stock

Combining the Barrel Extender with a Chrome-Lined Barrel can extend your range by 10%, making it easier to hit enemies from a distance.

However, this doesn’t address the noticeable recoil issue, particularly in long-range battles with the Vector. To improve this, we suggest using the Precision Stock to maintain accuracy in mid to long-range combat.

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Quick Mag ensures you’re never out of ammo in the middle of a fight, or at least helps you reload faster to save you from dying mid-animation. The Quick Draw Grip enhances your reaction time when sprinting and improves your movement speed when aiming down sights.

All of this combined makes Vector a more suitable SMG for aggressive plays, as it becomes slightly more viable if you’re faced with a pesky rifler in long range.

How to unlock Vector in XDefiant

Vector can be unlocked by dealing 10,000 damage points with any SMG.

This is a pretty easy target, as you can achieve it by using the default MP5, which is available right off the bat. Rush into any game mode and eliminate as many enemies as you can to unlock Vector.

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