Black Ops Cold War and Warzone PPSH-41 Announced for Season 3

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Black Ops Cold War and Warzone fans are getting a new submachine gun to play with in Season 3, Activision and Treyarch revealed April 19.

Black Ops Cold War and Warzone Season 3 will see the return of the PPSh-41. The World War II era submachine gun was a popular weapon in Call of Duty: WWII, but now it returns in the Cold War era title as well as Warzone. Traditionally, an assault rifle and SMG have featured as free unlocks in seasonal battle passes. That will be the same in Season 3 as Activision announced that the weapon will be made free to acquire at Tier 15 of the new seasonal pass.

Black Ops Cold War and Warzone PPSh-41 Announced for Season 3

The previously released SMGs in Black Ops Cold War have drastically changed the game on release. Season 1's Mac-10 was extremely overpowered and had to be nerfed in both Cold War and Warzone. Season 2 brought the LC10 which also was nerfed following its release. It's safe to say there's a high possibility of this SMG being overpowered on release as well.

"When you need to spit fire, pick up the PPSh-41 SMG, an absolute classic in the series. Though its damage per shot is moderate, its rapid-fire, high-capacity capabilities encourage an aggressive playstyle ideal for leading the charge in objective modes and clearing out tight spaces in Warzone," Activision said in the blog post.

Season 3 will also feature the Swiss K31 sniper rifle, the Ballistic Knife, CARV.2 tactical rifle, AMP63 pistol and Baseball Bat. This latter three will be made available later in the season while the former will be available during launch week.

Black Ops Cold War and Warzone Season 3 kicks off April 22.