Season 3 of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is here, and with it comes a brand new (well, kind of brand new) submachine gun, the PPSh-41. We’ve seen this weapon in multiple Call of Duty titles before, including World at War, Black Ops 3, and WWII, and it’s been a powerful option every time. Here is the Black Ops: Cold War best PPSh-41 loadout to have you taking down squads with this very viable submachine gun.
Before you can make a loadout for the PPSh-41, you have to unlock the weapon. Once you do that, level it up a bit by playing a few matches, and then you’re ready to move on.
The PPSh-41 with no attachments already packs a pretty strong punch. The high fire rate and moderate damage per bullet make this weapon a bullet-hose up close. It’s perfect as a secondary weapon in Verdansk when paired with something better equipped for long-range damage. However, to get the most out of your PPSh-41, you’ll want to add a few attachments.
- Muzzle – GRU Suppressor
- Barrel – Ranger Barrel
- Underbarrel – Spetsnaz Grip
- Handle – GRU Elastic Wrap
- Magazine – Fast Mag
So let’s break down these attachments and why they add a lot of value to your loadout.
This muzzle attachment is a great choice because it adds bullet velocity, effective damage range, sound suppression (keeping you off of the enemy mini-map), and vertical recoil control.
The barrel is one of the slots where you have multiple viable attachment options. The ranger barrel gives a higher bullet velocity, but what you put in this slot is going to depend on what you’re using your PPSh-41 for.
If you’re going to use it as your main weapon in multiplayer or Warzone, it might be a better idea to run the 14.9″ Reinforced barrel as it will give you a greater effective damage range for the cost of slightly less bullet velocity than the ranger barrel.
With the ridiculously fast fire rate of the PPSh-41, it’s obviously going to have quite a bit of recoil to handle. The idea of the Spetsnaz grip is to mitigate that kick both vertically and horizontally, making it an overall more stable weapon when firing.
GRU Elastic Wrap
The GRU elastic wrap will add flinch resistance, increase aim down sight speed, and even give you the ability to drop shot. It’s definitely the most viable attachment for the handling slot and only comes at the cost of some sprint to fire speed.
Last but not least, the magazine slot is another one where you have some freedom when it comes to preference. Depending on how you’re using the weapon, the fast mag, 55 round drum, and 71 round drum are all great options. We chose the fast mag because, at 32 bullets, the clip size is already pretty generous. However, depending on your accuracy and the circumstances in which you’ll be using the weapon, you may opt for a bigger magazine.
Attachments are also greatly affected by which game you’re playing. If you’re playing Black Ops: Cold War multiplayer, you may want to run the Gunfighter Wildcard, which will allow 3 more attachments on your primary weapon. However, if you’re using the PPSh-41 in Warzone, stick to the 5 slots and try to figure out the best attachments for your personal playstyle.
The PPSh-41, like the other submachine guns, is all about speed and versatility on the map. Since you’ll probably be playing very aggressively with this weapon in your hands, it would be best to use equipment that compliments that playstyle.
When it comes to your lethal equipment, use either the C4 or the semtex grenade. They’re fast to deploy and are great for tossing into a doorway to slow down an enemy push or to weaken the enemy and give you the health advantage.
As for your tactical equipment, running the stun grenade would be a great choice. A stun can give you more speed when flying around the map as you can clear out an area by tossing it and then immediately know if there are enemies in that direction based on whether you get a hit marker or not. If the stun isn’t your style, the stim shot is another good option.
Perks are going to vary based on playstyle, but if you’re not sure what to use, definitely give this combination a try.
- Perk 1 – Tactical Mask
- Perk 2 – Scavenger
- Perk 3 – Gung-Ho
Just like everything else, these perks are catered to complimenting the fast-paced, run-and-gun style of the submachine gun class. Tactical Mask will eliminate the annoyance of enemy tactical equipment. Scavenger will compensate for the insanely fast rate at which you’ll be burning through bullets. Lastly, Gung-Ho will let you fire while sprinting, move at full speed when reloading, swap weapons faster, take less damage while falling, and fire more accurately when sliding.
A few honourable mentions that you could explore different variations with include Engineer, Assassin, and Ninja.
So get out there, give this loadout a try for the new PPSh-41 in Black Ops Cold War, and secure that victory.