Season 5 Reloaded of Black Ops Cold War is finally underway, and players are still using the PPSH-41 submachine gun as part of their loadouts. The classic SMG made its debut as part of Season 3, much to the delight of the community.
Famed for its ridiculously fast rate of fire, the addition of the SMG could well spice up the existing metagame which has rarely changed since the release of Black Ops Cold War.
With a wide range of attachments to select in the Gunsmith, find out everything including the best attachments and the best loadout for the SMG in our comprehensive guide!
As mentioned above, the key feature of the PPSH is its deadly rate of fire. Armed with one of the fastest rates of fire in the entire SMG category, the PPSH obliterates opposition in close-range engagements, and with a bit of trigger discipline, it can be used to tackle and mid-range duels.
While the fast rate of fire is all well and good, it does mean that recoil levels are tricky to handle without any attachments equipped. Once attachments have been fitted to the PPSH, recoil levels are much more manageable.
But what exactly are the best attachments to use on the PPSH?
PPSH-41 Cold War Best Attachments
Here are the best set of attachments to use on the PPSH in Cold War:
- Muzzle Brake .45 APC (Muzzle)
- 14.9" Reinforced Heavy (Barrel)
- Foregrip (Underbarrel)
- Marathon Stock (Stock)
- 55 Rnd Drum (Magazine
This combination of attachments fully capitalises on the outright power that the PPSH possesses. The muzzle brings down the recoil while the choice of barrel extends the damage range, making the SMG one of the most versatile in the entire arsenal.
The fast rate of fire means that you do find yourself reloading on a regular basis which is why we opted to select a larger magazine in favour of a handle
If you think the additional bullets are unnecessary, switch the drum mag for the Spetsnaz Field Grip for an increase in ADS time and some additional flinch resistance.
PPSH Cold War Best Loadout
Secondary - 1911
- Muzzle Brake .45 APC (Muzzle)
- 18.1” Takedown (Barrel)
- Steady Aim Laser (Body)
- 12 RND Speed Mag (Magazine)
- Speed Tape (Handle)
Despite the recent weapon balancing, the 1911 pistol remains one of the strongest pistols to use in Black Ops Cold War.
With a quick trigger finger, it's very easy to score several kills with the 1911 and it's the perfect crutch to fall back on if you find yourself running low on ammo in the heat of battle.
Choosing which pieces of lethal and tactical equipment to use is always personal preference but this time around, we selected the Semtex and Stimshot.
Semtex is the perfect tool for dealing some additional damage to the opposition while the Stimshot provides an instant burst of health which can often be the difference between scoring your next Scorestreak or another viewing of the Killcam.
Field Upgrade - Field Mic
The Field Mic increases your awareness of the surrounding area by revealing any enemy presence that moves within close proximity of it.
Place it near a popular flanking route to avoid being caught off-guard.
- Flak Jacket
- Tactical Mask
Thanks to the Perk Greed Wildcard, you can select a total of six Perks rather than the usual three, giving you even more of an advantage.
Flak Jacket and Tactical Mask increase resistance to both lethal and tactical equipment while Assassin and Scavenger provide score bonuses when you eliminate an opponent on a killstreak and the ability to resupply ammo of fallen opposition.
Lastly is Ghost and Ninja. Ghost conceals your location from any opposing Spy Planes, enabling you traverse the map relatively undetected while Ninja emphasises the element of stealth, suppressing footstep audio which allows you to get behind enemy lines without attracting any unwanted attention.