Historical accuracy and continuity have been far down the list of priorities for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Warzone. So few were surprised to see the PPSh-41 submachine gun, a World War 2-era weapon, announced as part of Season 3’s Battle Pass.
Admittedly, we are being slightly unfair there, as the PPSh has been used in battles throughout the 20th century and even the early 2000’s, but regardless of its actual history it’s going to be added to the already stacked roster of SMGs in Warzone this season.
With close-range slayers like the MP5 and the MAC-10 being top picks in Season 2, Season 3 could see the new PPSh enter the SMG meta. Boasting a very high rate of fire, it should shred opponents just as effectively as the rest of the SMG lineup. The PPSh also has “high-capacity capabilities” – which is the more refined way of saying “a massive magazine to unload into your enemies.”
With a generous buff in the Season 3 Reloaded update, the PPSh is statistically one of the best submachine guns in the game right now.
best PPSh Warzone loadout
- Sound Suppressor
- 15.7″ Task Force Barrel
- 55 Rnd Drum
- Spetsnaz Grip
- Raider Stock
While in the past almost every weapon build would opt for the last muzzle attachment you unlock, recent changes to the Sound Suppressor make it super viable for SMGs.
While you can also equip a 71-round magazine to this thing, there are fewer penalties to using the 55 Rnd Mag. That’s more than enough ammo to wipe out a trio at least.
With that increased recoil control thanks to the Spetsnaz Grip, the PPSh performs very well at mid-range as well up close.
You’ll want to pair it with something that can deal with targets further away. Check out our best M16 Warzone loadout if you want a long-range beamer, or our best Kar98k Warzone loadout if you want to ping some heads with a well-placed snipe.
For perks, you’ll want Double Time, Overkill, and Amped, and in the equipment department Semtex and a Heartbeat Sensor are a popular and effective combination.
We’ll be sure to update this guide should any other nasty PPSh builds emerge.