Activision’s newly released “Call of Duty WW2” features a robust single-player campaign that allows the player to fight across Europe as a member of the infamous 1st Infantry Division (The Big Red One). However, as with most shooters, you may come for the single player but you stay for the multiplayer gaming. This is where the game really shines.

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One of the things that World War II the perfect setting for multiplayer gameplay are the weapons and equipment. No war in history offered such a true balance. While the Germans may have had the first true “assault rifle” with the StG44 (MP44), the American M1 Garand had been called “The greatest battle implement ever devised” by General George Patton.

“Call of Duty WW2” features divisions that provide players with skills and weapons training as opposed to the typical class system. This allows for more customization with weapons, where infantry can engage in mid- to long-range combat and utilize melee weapons; while armored can mount heavy machine guns as just two examples.

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The multiplayer mode includes rare weapons — like the German FG-42 “paratrooper” automatic rifle — to weapons not widely employed by either the Germans or Americans. These include Soviet weapons such as the SVT-40 semi-automatic rifle and the “combat shotgun.” All of this is just to ensure that the in-game arsenal is fully stocked and offers plenty of variation. It may not be historical, but it is certainly about as complete for guns of the era as a game can get.

Scroll through the gallery above for a look at some of the best weapons — both American and German — in “Call of Duty WW2.”

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Full ‘Call of Duty WW2’ Weapons List

Primary Weapons

  • M1 Garand (Rifle)
  • M1941 (Rifle)
  • BAR (Rifle)
  • STG 44 (Rifle)
  • M1A1 Carbine (Rifle)
  • FG 42 (Rifle)
  • SVT-40 (Rifle)
  • M1928 (SMG)
  • Grease Gun (SMG)
  • PPSH-41 (SMG)
  • MP-40 (SMG)
  • Type 100 (SMG)
  • Waffe 28 (SMG)
  • Lewis (LMG)
  • MG15 (LMG)
  • Bren (LMG)
  • MG-42 (LMG)
  • M1903 (Sniper)
  • Kar98k (Sniper)
  • Karabin (Sniper)
  • Lee Enfield (Sniper)
  • Combat Shotgun (Shotgun)
  • M30 Luftwaffe Drilling (Shotgun)
  • Sawed-Off Shotgun (Shotgun)
  • Toggle Action (Shotgun)

Secondary Weapons

  • 1911 (Pistol)
  • P-08 (Pistol)
  • Machine Pistol (Pistol)
  • Bazooka (Rocket Launcher)
  • Panzerschreck (Rocket Launcher)
  • US Shovel (Melee)


  • Mk 2 Fragmentation (Frag Grenade)
  • M18 (Smoke Grenade)
  • British N 69 (Concussion Grenade)
  • N 74 ST (Sticky Bomb)
  • Tabun Gas Grenade (Poisonous Gas)
  • Bouncing Betty
  • Signal Flare
  • S-Mine 44 (Lethal Mine)
  • Throwing Knife
  • Satchel Charge (Remote Explosives)

Misc Combat Items

  • Molotov Cocktail
  • Recon Aircraft
  • Counter Recon Aircraft
  • Care Package
  • Fighter Pilot
  • Glide Bomb
  • Flamethrower
  • Mortar Strike
  • Artillery Barrage
  • FLAK Guns
  • Emergency Airdrop
  • Fire Bombing Run
  • Paratroopers
  • Carpet Bombing
  • Ball Turret Gunner

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