The PPSh-41 got a huge, unexpected buff in Warzone Pacific Season 2, that has seen its damage and subsequently its time to kill improve drastically. As a result, its popularity is shooting through the roof right now, at least until they nerf the unexpected changes. For those who are looking to take full advantage of the new buff, we put together a powerful PPSh-41 loadout for Warzone Pacific Season 2.
Overview to the newly overpowered PPSh-41
The PPSh-41's new damage, as tested by the legendary JGOD, sees a toeshot deal 28 damage, a chest deal 33 damage, and a head/neck shot deal 45 damage. Depending on the attachments you use, these numbers might fluctuate slightly. It also has an RPM ranging from 1,000 to 1,200, once again based on the attachments that you choose to put on it. When combined together, this gun is capable of times to kill under 500ms, with point-blank kills possible of around 300 MS, and a realistic time to kill of around 450 out to around 10 meters.
Best attachments to use for the PPSh-41 in Warzone Pacific Season 2
- Muzzle: Recoil Booster
- Barrel: ZAC 300MM
- Optic: Your choice
- Stock: Removed Stock
- Underbarrel: Carver Foregrip
- Magazine: 8mm Nambu 71 Round Mags
- Ammo: Incendiary
- Rear Grip: Pine Tar Grip
- Perk: Tight Grip
- Perk 2: Quick
The Recoil Booster improves the fire rate of this gun, in exchange for a small hit to accuracy. Accuracy is not the name of the game with this build, since with the new damage buffs you can hit them in the limbs or chest and still achieve a very fast time to kill. The Recoil Booster is going to directly improve your time-to-kill, which is the actual name of the game here.
The ZAC 300MM is going to improve your bullet velocity and your recoil control, which is essential with this gun, which has pretty uncontrollable recoil that severely limits its effective range if not corrected. Sure, you could build this gun out to be better at point-blank range, but in Warzone a little flexibility is going to be good news.
Optic of your choice
People have different preferences for optics. Generally you are going to want one that is snappy and quick for aiming-down-sights, but feel free to use whatever you find most effective for you.
Removing the stock increases your mobility, which is really important for SMGs in Warzone since your primary advantage is your speed and movement with the weapon. This is going to see a penalty to your aiming stability, but this gun is built for short-range encounters, so the trade-off is worth it in most situations.
8mm Nambu 71 Round Mags
With a weapon with this high fire rate, you are going to go through ammo very quickly. So having 71 rounds to work with in your magazine is definitely going to benefit you in many fights. You may even be able to take out a whole squad without reloading with these magazines, though even with 71 bullets, this gun spits them out quickly.
Incendiary rounds are the meta when it comes to running the PPSh. These rounds deal enhanced fire damage and will continue to burn enemies after you stop shooting. They can be really useful in longer engagements where enemies are ducking in and out of cover, and have proven to be pretty devasting on Caldera over the past couple of seasons, especially in high fire rate weapons like this one.
Pine Tar Grip
The Pine Tar Grip improves your recoil control and hip-fire accuracy, which can be really useful in those close-range fights with this gun. Given the insane recoil of the PPSh-41 is a big limiting factor for outside point-blank range, this attachment is going to help improve those 10-20 meter engagements that are all too common in Warzone these days.
The Tight Grip is going to let you let all your 71 bullets fly without having to stop to reset your accuracy bloom. This attachment is really powerful on the PPSh, since it is going to improve this gun's effectiveness and its ease of use, allowing you to focus on your positioning and movement instead of recoil control.
This perk just adds a straight boost to your sprint speed, and is a staple of the SMG gun type in Warzone Pacific Season 2.
Best PPSh-41 Perks and Equipment
- Perk 1: E.O.D.
- Perk 2: Overkill
- Perk 3: Amped
- Lethal: Throwing knife
- Tactical: Stim
E.O.D. decreases the damage you take from explosives in Warzone. It is a great addition to any class setup since it will help you stay active and not have to worry so much about explosives during your games.
Overkill lets you run two primary weapons. With the PPSh-41 being so short-ranged, you want to have another primary slot dedicated to a long-range weapon like the Cooper Carbine or a sniper rifle. This is going to round out your overall loadout.
Weapon swap speed can be really important with the PPSh-41, since it is going to contribute to your last-second reaction times in the unpredictable warzone landscape.
While it isn't going to explode an enemy, the throwing knife's utility is hard to question. It allows you to quickly dispatch enemies who have been downed, without the need to reveal your location or reload afterward. Then you can pick up the knife and do it all again. It's not the sexiest option, but it is the most useful one.
Stim is also not the sexiest option, but its utility is never in doubt. Stim restores your health and your tactical sprint, giving you what amounts to a get-out-of-jail-free card. This is particularly important when you are aggressively slaying with your PPSh-41, and need a quick touch-up in the middle of a fight.
Aaron is an esports reporter with a background in media, technology, and communication education.