Season Three of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is officially live and it’s introducing new maps, changes to Warzone’s Verdansk, Operators, and firearms. Of course, what most players care about are which new weapons they can unlock and wreak havoc with. Along with a Ballistic Knife and Swiss K31 sniper rifle, the fan-favorite PPSh-41 submachine gun is returning. Popular in titles like Call of Duty: World at War, this weapon is a rapid-firing death machine that definitely could make waves in both multiplayer and Warzone. Unfortunately, you won’t have access to this gun right away (unless you want to spend a little money).
How to Unlock the PPSh-41
To unlock the PPSh-41, you will need to reach Tier 15 in the Season 3 battle pass. This is the only way to unlock the PPSh-41, as there are no challenges or additional methods for unlocking it. Luckily, like previous battle pass weapons, the PPSh-41 will be available on the free and paid rewards path. Meaning, even if you don’t own the battle pass, but still get enough experience to hit Tier 15, you will still unlock this weapon. Thankfully, reaching Tier 15 isn’t that difficult, as players are rewarded with experience regardless of what mode they are playing.
If you’re looking to obtain this gun as soon as possible there are two methods. The first is to simply pay for the upgraded version of the Season 3 Battle Pass which will instantly reward you with the first 20 Tiers for the cost of 2,400 COD Points (roughly $25). This isn’t ideal, especially since we only need to hit Tier 15 for this gun so I don’t recommend this unless you have money to burn. Alternatively, you could just buy the first 15 levels for 2,250 COD points, which is only slightly cheaper.
Obviously, the best and most affordable way to get this gun is by simply earning experience and ranking up your battle pass naturally. As you play in matches, secure kills, and complete objectives you’ll earn experience towards your character and battle pass. One of the best ways to earn quick experience is by playing the 24/7 Nuketown playlist. This mode will feature this tiny map all the time, making it quite easy to rack up a ton of kills and easy XP. However, if you don’t own Cold War and prefer to just play Warzone, head into Plunder instead.
Not only will you be able to constantly get into fights, but you can focus on completing Contracts which will give you a big boost of experience. It’s not uncommon to see players ignore shooting one another as they rocket around the map completing as many Contracts as possible. This will help you ascend through the tiers and is also a solid option for those who want to level up their PPSh-41 once they get it. in Warzone