Vector in XDefiant: Best loadout and how to unlock

By Fariha Bhatti


Jun 1, 2024

Reading time: 2 min

The Vector .45 ACP is not just any SMG in XDefiant, it’s a powerhouse waiting to be fully unleashed. If you’re eager to maximize its potential, consider upgrading it with custom attachments. Here’s the ultimate loadout for the Vector in XDefiant.

XDefiant has a total of six different types of weapons, each serving a different purpose. SMGs are particularly viable on smaller maps where you’d often run into close-range duels. Due to their high fire rate but mediocre long-ranged impact, SMGs are a great weapon to take into the battlefield. The Vector is one of the most impactful weapons in XDefiant — and with some customizations, it can be just as powerful in the medium range.

If you’re using the default variant of Vector in XDefiant, try mixing things up by customizing your loadout. In XDefiant, primary Weapons can sport up to five attachments, allowing you to tweak your movement while holding the weapon, fire rate, and range.

Best Vector loadout in XDefiant

After trying a few variations, we discovered that this is the best Vector loadout in XDefiant:

  • Muzzle: Barrel Extender
  • Barrel: Chrome-Lined Barrel
  • Magazine: Quick Mag
  • Rear Grip: Quick Draw Grip
  • Stock: Precision Stock

The overall purpose of this loadout is to boost speed, lighten up movement, reduce ammunition capacity, and reload speed. Barrel Extender and Chrome-Lined Barrel will give you up to a 10% range boost, allowing you to take out enemies in the medium range.

A Precision Stock is a must when using an SMG. Due to their high recoil, SMGs are generally not the most accurate weapons. Paired with a Chrome-Lined Barrel, a Precision Stock will make Vector as formidable as any assault rifle.

How to unlock Vector in XDefiant

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Those new to the game will find Vector locked behind a challenge. Fortunately, it’s pretty easy to unlock it. To get Vector, you only need to deal with 10,000 damage with any free-to-use SMG.