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Best PPSh-41 loadout and class setup in Call of Duty: Warzone

The best PPSh loadout in Warzone.

Looking for the best PPSH-41 loadout in Warzone Pacific? There are two PPSH-41 variants available in Warzone Pacific and, while neither deals an exceptional amount of damage, they both have a lot to offer. The Cold War PPSH-41 offers excellent range and mobility, while the Vanguard PPSH is accurate and fires at lightning speed. While you choose which PPSH suits your playstyle best, we've created the best PPSH-41 loadouts for you to read at your leisure.

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.


Best Vanguard PPSH-41 loadout in Warzone Pacific

While the Vanguard PPSH-41 might not offer the same range, its blinding speed makes it a brilliant close-range weapon. The setup below aims to push the fire rate even further, while focusing on minimising recoil to make the PPSH more viable at medium-range when needed.

  • Muzzle: Oil Can Silencer
  • Barrel: Zac 300MM
  • Underbarrel: Carver Foregrip
  • Optic: Slate Reflector
  • Magazine: 7.62 Gorenko 71 Round Mags
  • Ammunition: Hollow Point
  • Grip: Pine Tar Grip
  • Stock: Empress Custom
  • Proficiency: Tight Grip
  • Kit: Fully Loaded

Suppressors are key in Warzone Pacific and the Oil Can Silencer is a perfect fit for the PPSH-41. While it does slightly increase vertical recoil, it makes your shots almost silent and makes the PPSH a little more accurate. The added recoil is quickly negated by the Zac 300mm barrel, Carver Foregrip, Pine Tar Grip and Empress Custom, all of which focus on minimising recoil further. The Tight Grip proficiency also makes the PPSH a bit easier to control during sustained fire.

While there are mags that could push damage or recoil higher, we opted for the 7.62 Gorenko 71 Round Mags, as they offer the best balance between these two crucial stats. While they don't boost damage or recoil, they also don't provide any negatives in either area. The 71 Round Mags allow you to deal with entire enemy squads if needed, so you won't need to worry about reloading in the middle of a fight. The Fully Loaded kit should alleviate any ammo worries entirely, as it provides max ammo when you equip this loadout. Equip the Hollow Point ammo type to deal some extra damage to the limbs.

Since the PPSH-41 is a close-range weapon, we found that the Slate Reflector was an ideal optic. However, if you personally prefer a different sight for your SMGs, feel free to slap it on. Regardless, the other attachments in this loadout will give you the perfect PPSH-41 setup and allow you to shred through enemies on Caldera.


Secondary Weapons

The beauty of the PPSh is that it can fit multiple roles with just minor adjustments. Both of these builds will go great with a long-range Assault Rifle like the XM4, C58, BAR, or Automaton. 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, Gorenko Anti-Tank Rifle and LW3 - Tundra are also excellent. We’ve got a full guide to the best Sniper Rifles in Warzone if you want to see more about how these weapons compare.


How to unlock the Cold War PPSh-41 in Warzone

The PPSh was originally part of the Cold War 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! If you want to stay up to date with the Warzone Pacific through Season 1 and beyond, we’ve got guides on the best loadouts and the best guns in Warzone. If you're struggling to get to grips with the new Warzone map, take a look at our Caldera guide to get up to speed.

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