You need to use the best Call of Duty: WWII guns and weapons to win more multiplayer gunfights. We’ve tracked down the experts who tested out these weapons, and know what the pro players are using so you can win more games and improve your K/D ratio.
With many guns offering a distinct advantage, and with major changes from Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare and Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 you may need to rethink your strategy.
Personally I’m switching from LMG’s to SMGs and assault rifles for my time in Call of Duty: WWII. If you pre-ordered you may still have an unlock token that you can use to get permanent early access to a high tier weapon.
We’re breaking this down into the best Call of Duty: WWII guns for new players to use, the best gun to use your permanent unlock for and the best guns overall. We’ll be sure to revisit as new Call of Duty: WWII updates change the weapon balancing. Make sure you use these Call of Duty: WWII tips to level up faster.
Best Call of Duty: WWII Guns for Beginners
When you are just getting started in Call of Duty: WWII, you only have access to a few weapons, and even if you have an unlock, you might want to save it to see what weapon you like the best or what Division is your favorite.
Drift0r offers up the best Call of Duty: WWII weapons for low levels. This list focuses on guns you can get under level 30 and that aren’t going to require special styles of play to use them. He recommends these top 5 guns for Call of Duty: WWII beginners;
- M1941 – Johnson Rifle – Fast rate of fire, large four shot kill range, No idle sway, 25 Round magazine.
- PPSH – Huge magazine, good four shot kill range, good rate of fire, controllable recoil.
- FG42 – Three shot kills at almost any range, very low recoil, very good handling.
- Lee Enfield – Aim assist will help newer snipers, can quickscope too, good magazine.
- Luftwaffe Drilling – Best one shot kill range, tight hip fire spread, fast fire rate. Downside is only two shots.
- Type 100 – Very low recoil, good iron sights, consistent damage.
- Toggle Action – Semi Auto shotgun, two hit kill, near slug when aiming down sights and a huge mag.
These are great weapons to get you started in Call of Duty: WWII. Once you level up enough you can check out new weapons that allow you to get a bigger edge.
Best Call of Duty: WWII Guns
Ali-A recommends the BAR as the best Call of Duty: WWII, and he also recommends using your unlock token on it. Of course this will require you to be ready to use an assault rifle in the game.
ItsNick suggests creating an overpowered GreaseGun as your primary. If you chose AirBorne you will get an edge with the Grease Gun SMG that you start with. This is something you have access to right away, and you can supercharge with attachments.
Once you prestige the Infantry Division you unlock the SVT 40. This is an epic two shot kill weapon that many players are loving. This one will take some work to get to, and you can’t get it with your permanent unlock token, you have to Prestige your division, and it needs to be the Infantry Division.
The PPSH is a great SMG with a very large magazine, very low recoil, a very fast fire rate and overall it’s a solid choice. It’s not as powerful as some other SMGs, but it is one you need to try out. Check out the class setup above that will help you make the most of it.
Best Call of Duty: WWII Permanent Unlock
If you pre-ordered, you get a permanent unlock token that you can use to get a top-tier weapon right away. You’ll want to pick a weapon that fits your play style and you’ll also want to unlock a high level one that will take a long time to unlock.
Dysmo recommends the Bar because it is incredibly overpowered. It’s a slow fire rate, high damage weapon that makes it a very key weapon. This is a level 52 unlock, so if you unlock this you will have an edge on many players.
Your favorite may be one of those in the best Call of Duty: WWII guns section above.
Buy if Call of Duty: WWII is Still Your Go to Game
This is still the go to boots on the ground version of Call of Duty, and even with Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 on the way it makes sense to buy the Season Pass if you will play Call of Duty: WWII for most of 2018 and into 2019.
If you think you will buy all of the maps because you loved the first 8 months of Call of Duty: WWII or because you like the direction the game is going with each update, you should buy the Season Pass.
For gamers who are planning to play Call of Duty: WWII for a year, it doesn't make sense to wait and buy the DLC separately or even to skip one or two of them since that will limit the matchmaking as you get split into a smaller and smaller pool.
You save $10 over buying the DLC individually, you get a bonus and you may still need to wait a long time for a deal.