Want the best PPSh loadout in Warzone? This Season 3 SMG has been a tad underrated for a while now. In terms of raw damage performance, it is competitive but unexceptional. However, all the peripherals are excellent. The PPSh has great range, mobility, and rate of fire. Top that off with a huge magazine, and you have a flexible, powerful SMG for Warzone Season 5. This guide will set you up with the best PPSh loadout in Warzone.
Best PPSh-41 loadout in Warzone
Our loadout capitalizes on the PPSh’s strong mobility and range. This is a highly mobile, highly flexible build that can excel in a number of situations. Whatever role you want your PPSh to fill, start with this shell.
Here's the best PPSh loadout in Warzone:
- Muzzle: GRU Suppressor
- Barrel: 15.7” Task Force
- Laser: Tiger Team Spotlight
- Ammunition: 71 Round Magazine
- Stock: Spetsnaz PKM Stock
As usual, you want to start off with a GRU Suppressor. This attachment just provides too much power in a single slot to pass up. You’ll stay off radar and gain damage range and bullet velocity. The Task Force Barrel provides more of the same, plus some added strafe speed.
Mobility is a key stat on Warzone SMGs, so we’re leaning into that with the Tiger Team Spotlight and Spetznaz PKM Stock. The Tiger Team will up your walking and sprinting movement speeds, while the Spetznaz PKM Stock aids your ADS movement. Finally, we like the 71 Round Magazine. The last thing you want is to get caught reloading. An enormous 71 Round Magazine makes that extremely unlikely.
You do have some flexibility on this build, and can actually make it a solid sniper support with just a couple of tweaks. For starters, 71 Rounds can be overkill at times, so you can opt for the 55 Round Magazine to gain some ADS speed. For a sniper support build, use the 55 Round Mag and trade the Tiger Team for a Spetznaz Grip to add a little recoil control. You can also use an optic of your choice if you have the recoil handled without help.
The beauty of the PPSh is that it can fit multiple roles with just minor adjustments. This build as listed will go great with a long-range Assault Rifle like the XM4 or C58. The PPSh also works great with LMGs, including the similarly underrated MG82.
If you choose to go with a Sniper loadout, your best bets will be the Swiss K31 or Kar98k. If you prefer even more range, the ZRG and LW3 - Tundra are also excellent. We’ve got a full guide to the best Sniper Rifles in Warzone for more.
How to unlock the PPSh-41 in Warzone
The PPSh was originally part of the Season 3 Battle Pass, and now requires a challenge to unlock. In Warzone and Black Ops: Cold War multiplayer, you must get 3 kills immediately after sprinting in 15 different completed matches. This will be easiest in Cold War. Jump into Team Deathmatch or Nuketown 24/7, grab your SMG of choice, and sprint around like it’s still 2009 and you’re playing Modern Warfare 2 in your friend's basement after school.
If you don’t own Cold War, head into Plunder. You can respawn with your loadout, and that will exponentially speed things up over regular ol' Battle Royale. Pick up a high-mobility SMG like the MAC-10 or OTs 9 and run around a high-traffic zone until you get those kills.
If Zombies is your thing, you can also complete the Zombies challenge - kill 50 Special or Elite enemies with SMGs while they are ensnared in your Toxic Growth. That’s too specific a scenario for our taste. However, if you’re a Zombies veteran and confident you can do this quickly then have at it.
That’s everything you need to build the best PPSh in Warzone! Raven Software added some new Perks with Season 5, so be sure to visit our Perk rankings page to get caught up. We’ve got guides on the best loadouts and the best guns in Warzone for a full picture of the meta too.