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PPsh-41 Best Attachments Class Setups Gunsmith Loadouts Cold War

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The PPSh-41 returns in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. It was added as part of Season Three content for the game. 

The PPSh-41 SMG is an absolute masterpiece. Famed for its fire speed, the PPSh-41 is classified as having the second fastest fire rate in its category, but with better shot damage than the fastest one, the MAC-10

With this information, you can see that this powerful SMG can really melt an enemy in seconds, becoming the ideal weapon for leading the war in objective modes and helping out by clearing tight spaces on the battlefield.

Weapon background

The SMG, formerly known as only “PPSh” was introduced in Call of Duty: United Offensive and featured in several other titles such as Call of Duty: Finest Hour, Call of Duty 2, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (and remastered), Call of Duty: World at War, Call of Duty: Black Ops, Black Ops III, Call of Duty: WWII and now in Black Ops Cold War.

How can we unlock this speedy-killer weapon?

In order to get your hands on the PPSH-41, players must reach level 15 in the Battle Pass. Once completed, the weapon will be unlocked and available on the inventory. 

Now let’s check the Stats:

Stats

  • Damage: 28
  • Rate of Fire: 909 RPM
  • Recoil: High
  • Magazine Size: 32 rounds (40, 50, 55, and 71 with ammunition attachments)
  • Starting Ammunition: 32+160
  • Maximum Ammunition: 32+192
  • Reload Time: 2.2 seconds (empty)

As we can check on the weapon stats, it has decent damage for an SMG, requiring between 6 to 7 shots to kill (not including headshots, of course) and an incredible Rate of Fire of 909 RPM.

It also has a large magazine size with plenty of ammo to survive in the match. The Reload Time is also acceptable, requiring only 2.2 seconds for a full reload.

Despite its high rate of fire, the weapon recoil is quite manageable, allowing you to stretch engagements out to medium distances if you can study its pattern and adapt it accordingly. 

Of course, the weapon has its flaws, the most notable one is its hip-fire spread, its spread is greater than the category standard. This might be ideal for dealing with many targets simultaneously, where the range doesn’t actually matter, but aiming down sights (ADS) may be slightly better against a single target, even if the conflict is just 5 meters long.

Best Attachments

Analyzing all the SMG characteristics so far, the best attachments for the PPSh-41 are:

  • Muzzle: Spetsnaz Compensator
  • Barrel: 14.9″ Reinforced Heavy
  • Underbarrel: Spetsnaz Grip
  • Handle: GRU Elastic Wrap
  • Magazine: 55 Rnd Drum

The Spetsnaz Compensator muzzle attachment provides some recoil compensation for the PPSH-41, making the weapon a lot more reliable to use. The 14.9” Reinforced Heavy Barrel was chosen here because it gives us a more effective damage range as well as some bullet velocity to the weapon. 

In the Underbarrel section, we chose this Spetsnaz Grip as it can deliver even more recoil control, turning our SMG into a smooth weapon to handle. 

The GRU Elastic Wrap is a good choice here so we can have more flinch resistance and a better Aim Down Sight time. And, lastly, the 55 RND Drum Magazine, which allows us to stay even longer in a fight.

Best Class Setups

Based on the best attachments and our overview of the weapon. Below are the top 3 gunsmith setups and classes for the PPSh-41 in Black Ops Cold War.

Class 1 – Overpowered

Gunsmith:

  • Optic: Microflex Led
  • Muzzle: KGB Eliminator
  • Barrel: 14.9″ Rifled
  • Body: KGB Target Designator
  • Underbarrel: Spetsnaz Grip
  • Magazine: Fast Mag
  • Handle: Speed Grip
  • Stock: Raider Stock

Class Setup

  • Secondary: Ballistic Knife
  • Perk 1: Tactical Mask
  • Perk 2: Scavenger
  • Perk 3: Ninja
  • Lethal: Tomahawk
  • Tactical: Stun Grenade
  • Field Upgrade: Assault Pack
  • Wildcard: Gunfighter

Class 2 – No Recoil

Gunsmith:

  • Muzzle: KGB Eliminator
  • Barrel: 14.9″ Ranger
  • Underbarrel: Spetsnaz Grip
  • Magazine: Vandal Speed Loader
  • Handle: Serpent Wrap

Class Setup

  • Secondary: Midnight
  • Perk 1: Flak Jacket
  • Perk 2: Scavenger
  • Perk 3: Ninja
  • Perk 4: Tactical Mask
  • Perk 5: Tracker
  • Perk 6: Gung-Ho
  • Lethal: Semtex
  • Tactical: Stimshot
  • Field Upgrade: Field Mic
  • Wildcard: Perk Greed

Class 3 – Fast Killing

Gunsmith:

  • Muzzle: KGB Eliminator
  • Barrel: 14.9″ Reinforced Heavy
  • Underbarrel: Spetsnaz Grip
  • Magazine: 55 Rnd Drum
  • Handle: GRU Elastic Wrap

Class Setup

  • Secondary: Diamatti
  • Perk 1: Flak Jacket
  • Perk 2: Scavenger
  • Perk 3: Ghost
  • Perk 4: Tactical Mask
  • Perk 5: Quartermaster
  • Perk 6: Spycraft
  • Lethal: Semtex
  • Tactical: Stimshot
  • Field Upgrade: Proximity Mine
  • Wildcard: Perk Greed