The PPSH – actually known as the PPSh-41 in Vanguard – is an iconic weapon from the Second World War that’s making a comeback once again in the latest Call of Duty from Sledgehammer Games. If you’ve used it in Black Ops Cold War, you’ll know it’s a fantastic option for close-quarters gunfights where you need a lot of bullets. How does it stack up in Vanguard, though? Here’s everything you need to know about the PPSH and the best loadout on offer at launch.
Vanguard’s PPSh-41 – Submachine Gun
Call of Duty Vanguard has six Submachine Guns on offer at the moment, so why would you choose a PPSH for your loadout? Well… You should pick it because it’s good. The PPSh-41 has one of the best fire rates in Vanguard at the moment and it’s a Submachine Gun – this means it has naturally high mobility.
It might not deal as much damage as an Assault Rifle, and the fast fire rate lends itself to an erratic recoil pattern that lessens its effectiveness at longer ranges, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t choose this Submachine Gun for smaller maps and anything that requires pushing an objective.
With the MP-40 as a neighbour, we know it’s going to be tough to win you over. If you want the best PPSH loadout at launch, though, we have you covered. Here’s something that should give every other Submachine Gun a run for their money.
Best PPSH loadout and class build
In any loadout, the Primary Weapon is going to be the most important thing… Here’s what you need to equip your PPSH with.
- Muzzle – No. 3 Rifle Brake
- Barrel – Empress 140mm Rapid
- Optic – Nydar Model 47
- Stock – Zac Folding
- Underbarrel – M1930 Madson
- Magazine – 7.62mm Gorenko 71 Round
- Rear Grip – Pine Tar Grip
- Ammo Type – Incendiary
- Proficiency – Tight Grip
- Kit – Quick
Now that you’ve decked out your Submachine Gun, here’s what the rest of the class needs to be…
- Secondary Weapon – F5 Fighting Knife
- Lethal – Throwing Knife
- Tactical – Stim
- Perk One – Fortified
- Perk Two – Radar
- Perk Three – Lightweight
Sledgehammer Games is going to be continually updating Vanguard for the next year, so expect things to change and the meta to be altered when new weapons are added. We will make sure to keep this PPSH loadout guide up to date with whatever the Patch Notes might deliver.