How To Unlock The PPSH-41 In Warzone And Cold War And Is It Good?

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Season 3 of Cold War and Warzone is upon us and as usual two new weapons will feature in the brand new update - one of those being the PPSH-41.

The PPSH-41 returns for the first time to Call of Duty since 2017's Call of Duty: WWII.

With rumours that COD 2021 will return to WW2, it looks like Activision may be stirring the pot by implementing this 1940's era weapon. However, it's worth pointing out this weapon was in service until 1960.

So how can you unlock this historic weapon for yourself?

Here's how to get the PPSH-41 in Black Ops Cold War and Warzone.

How To Unlock The PPSH-41 In Warzone And Cold War

The PPSH-41 can be unlocked in both Warzone and Cold War by progressing through the Season 3 Battle Pass - it is unlocked at tier 15.

It features in both the paid and free Battle Pass, meaning everyone can get access to it.

If you find yourself struggling to hit the tier necessary to unlock it or you haven't got time to play Cold War and Warzone during Season 3, it will be made available via a challenge.

Players can unlock it by completing a specific challenge to unlock it for themselves at a later date.

Lastly, if you buy a bundle that features a PPSH-41 blueprint, you can also unlock the weapon for yourself and quickly gain access to attachments without the grind.

PPSH-41 Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War
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PPSH-41 History In Call Of Duty

When you need to spit fire, pick up the PPSh-41 SMG, an absolute classic in the series. Though its damage per shot is moderate, its rapid-fire, high-capacity capabilities encourage an aggressive playstyle ideal for leading the charge in objective modes and clearing out tight spaces in Warzone.

This isn't the first time the PPSH-41 has appeared in the series - featuring a few times before.

Given the Call of Duty series started off as a World War 2 series, the weapon featured in Call of Duty 1-3.

After the release of Call of Duty 4, the infamous Russian SMG returned in World At War as the series returned to its roots.

It became a favourite amongst fans due to its large spam-sized magazine, clean iron sights and easy handling. It particularly became a favourite in modes like Zombies.

The weapon was put on hiatus, only appearing in a brief cameo during the Black Ops 1 campaign. The weapon was added as a DLC weapon to Black Ops 3, just in time for the Russian themed zombie map Gorod Krovi.

Call of Duty again returned to WWII, with it featuring as a launch weapon. The PPSH-41 became a staple of the meta for that year with players rarely moving away from it thanks to its strong close-to-medium range performance; both in power and accuracy.


Is The PPSH-41 Good?

Usually, this weapon features a huge extended magazine size meaning you rarely need to worry about reloading or having enough ammo to destroy your opponent.

More often than not, DLC weapons are just a bit stronger than most of the base weapons in the game.

Given the PPSH-41 is an attractive and nostalgic weapon, I can see it being very powerful. It usually takes preference due to its clean iron sights, easy handling and expendable ammo.

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