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Best COD WW2 Submachine Guns: Call of Duty WW2 Most Powerful SMG

CoD WW2 submachine guns are the primary weapon of the Airborne Division. They trade accuracy and damage for an extremely high-rate of fire and quick aim-down-sights capability. They are the only guns in Call of Duty WW2 that can be suppressed for a small damage decrease that will keep you from being shown on the mini-map when you fire. They also make a great backup weapon for Mountain, Expeditionary, or Assault Division troops that are carrying single-shot rifles or shotguns as their primary weapons.

Below we detail every SMG in CoD WW2, how you unlock it, what attachments are available, and what its stats are.

COD WW2 Submachine Guns: Grease Gun

Call of Duty WW2 Grease Gun SMG

Rank Unlocked: Initial SMG

In-Game Description: Automatic SMG with low recoil and steady fire rate.

Grease Gun Initial Stats:

  • Damage: 6
  • Range: 6
  • Accuracy: 8
  • Fire Rate: 5
  • Capacity: 30/90

Best Used For: Players who tend to favor a more reserved playstyle, but still, want the perks of the Airborne Division.

The Grease Gun tends to stay on target better than other submachine guns in Call of Duty WW2. It trades lower fire-rate for solid damage, and it’s one of the few SMGs that can be effective at mid-long range. If you equip the Grip and Advanced Rifling attachments, you’ll find that the Grease Gun becomes surprisingly accurate, even matching some of the rifle class weapons.

COD WW2 Submachine Guns: PPSh-41

Call of Duty WW2 PPSh-41 SMG

Rank Unlocked: Can be unlocked from the start with an Unlock Token.

In-Game Description: Automatic SMG with a large magazine and modest damage.

PPSh-41 Initial Stats:

  • Damage: 6
  • Range: 5
  • Accuracy: 6
  • Fire Rate: 8
  • Capacity: 35/105

Best Used For: Spray and pray quick assaults.

The PPSh-41 is excellent if you love to keep on the run as an Airborne Division soldier. It has a high rate-of-fire so accuracy becomes a lower priority at close range since you can just fill the air with metal. This gun is best used with a strategy that keeps you moving, and attaching the Extended Mag and Rapid Fire attachments helps you to tap into the PPSh-41’s innate strengths.

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COD WW2 Submachine Guns: Type 100

Call of Duty WW2 Type 100 SMG

Rank Unlocked: 11

In-Game Description: Automatic SMG with modest damage and longest range capacity in class.

Type 100 Initial Stats:

  • Damage: 5
  • Range: 7
  • Accuracy: 7
  • Fire Rate: 6
  • Capacity: 30/90

Best Used For: All around play.

If you’re looking for a jack-of-all-trades for the Airborne Division in Call of Duty WW2 the Type 100 is the SMG you want. By default its stats are near the median, so you can take it in any direction you wish to with attachments. It has a bump on range initially over the Grease Gun, but the latter weapon still makes for a better mid-long range firearm with the right attachments.

COD WW2 Submachine Guns: Waffe 28

Call of Duty WW2 Waffe 28 SMG

Rank Unlocked: 27

In-Game Description: Automatic SMG with high recoil and highest fire rate in class.

Waffe 28 Initial Stats:

  • Damage: 5
  • Range: 4
  • Accuracy: 6
  • Fire Rate: 10
  • Capacity: 32/96

Best Used For: Extreme close-range fighting or mid-range damage dealer.

You can go one of two ways with the Waffe 28. You can embrace the high ROF by slapping Extended Mags on it, and then either Rapid Fire or Full Metal Jacket to increase damage potential for one of the best close-range weapons in the game. If you prefer mid-range fighting, you could attach Extended Mags and Grips which will still allow you to tap into the high ROF, but allow a significant accuracy increase. Either way, you’re not going to want to fight with this if the enemy is anywhere further than close-mid range.

COD WW2 Submachine Guns: M1928

Call of Duty WW2 M1928 SMG

Rank Unlocked: 48

In-Game Description: Automatic SMG with moderate recoil and high fire rate.

M1928 Initial Stats

  • Damage: 5
  • Range: 5
  • Accuracy: 6
  • Fire Rate: 9
  • Capacity: 30/90

Best Used For: Close-mid range fighting.

If you like to keep your enemies somewhat at a distance, but still want the ability to get up-close and personal when you want to, the M1928 is a great weapon. Your best bet is to boost the accuracy and damage through your preference of attachments, and then hold on for the ride.

COD WW2 Submachine Guns: MP-40

Call of Duty WW2 MP-40 SMG

Rank Unlocked: Airborne Division Prestige 1

In-Game Description: Automatic SMG with balanced recoil and steady fire rate.

MP-40 Initial Stats

  • Damage: 6
  • Range: 6
  • Accuracy: 5
  • Fire Rate: 8
  • Capacity: 32/96

Best Used For: All-around combat.

The MP-40 is your prize for prestieging the Airborne Division for the first time, and it’s a good gun. With the right attachments you can match automatic rifles in accuracy and firepower, or you can up the fire rate and damage and turn the MP-40 into a close-range powerhouse. This is another weapon that excels in almost any situation as long as you’ve adequately prepared it.

COD WW2 SMG Attachment List

Below are the stat changes and unlock levels for each attachment. These are pretty consistent over each SMG.

Lens Sight

  • Unlocked: Weapon Level 2
  • Stat Boost: Accuracy +1

A small lens sight that replaces your iron sights.


  • Unlocked: Weapon Level 3
  • Stat Boost: None

Allows quicker aim-down-sight.

Reflex Sight

  • Unlocked: Weapon Level 4
  • Stat Boost: Range +1, Accuracy +2

A reflex sight that allows a better view than the Lens Sight.


  • Unlocked: Weapon Level 5
  • Stat Boost: Accuracy +3

Lowers recoil while aiming-down-sight.

Steady Aim

  • Unlocked: Weapons Level 6
  • Stat Boost: Accuracy +3

Increases accuracy while hip-firing.

Full Metal Jacket

  • Unlocked: Weapon Level 7
  • Stat Boost: Damage +3

Increases penetration and causes extra damage against streaks.

Advanced Rifling

  • Unlocked: Weapon Level 8
  • Stat Boost: Range +3

Increases the range a round can travel before damage decreases.

Extended Mag

  • Unlocked: Weapon Level 9
  • Stat Boost: None

Increases magazine size.

Rapid Fire

  • Unlocked: Weapon Level 10
  • Stat Boost: Fire Rate +3

Increases rate-of-fire.

For more info on Call of Duty WW2 check our guide section.