Call of Duty: WWII
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Call of Duty: WWII is a first-person shooter developed by Sledgehammer Games for the PC, Playstation 4 and Xbox One. Being the fourteenth main game in the series, it is also the first installment since Call of Duty: World at War to be set in World War II, and the fifth main WWII title in the series.
The following weapons were used in the videogame Call of Duty: WWII:
Many weapon variants in WWII multiplayer change the weapon into a completely different one. On this page, firearms identified only in weapon variants are placed as subsections of the original weapon's section.
In WWII, the extended magazine attachment changes the model of the magazine, but in all cases (excluding some machine guns) it applies a flat 50% increase to the magazine capacity, which often results in completely wrong capacities for real magazines.
The M1911A1 returns as the main American sidearm. Interestingly, the "extended magazine" attachment gives the gun extremely long magazines, similar to the M1911A1 Machine Pistol pictured below, but only increases the capacity from 7 to 10 rounds. The markings on the slide says that the gun is manufactured by Scapareli Industries.
Colt Model 1902
The "Juno" Epic variant of the M1911A1 makes it resemble a Steyr M1912. It still uses the M1911A1's animations, meaning that it incorrectly uses detachable box magazines, rather than loading stripper clips or loose rounds through the ejection port. To further facilitate the reuse of the M1911A1's animations, a slide stop lever is added to the frame, and the lanyard loop is removed from the base of the grip.
The "Totalize" variant also has an M1912's slide, but uses a standard M1911A1 frame.
Enfield No. 2
An Enfield No. 2 can be seen in the holster of 1st Lieutenant Joseph Turner (Jeffrey Pierce) and SOE agent Vivian in the campaign, and is usable during a key scripted section of the story. It is incorrectly depicted with a swing-out cylinder rather than top-break, and for some reason only ejects 1 spent casing from the cylinder when reloaded. It strangely fires 7 rounds before needing to be reloaded, but after reloading, it has a correct 6-round capacity (it should also be noted that the first shot is fired in a QTE, and the player gets control of the weapon from the second shot onwards. Presumably, this QTE-shot didn't count, and the player is then handed a weapon with a six-round capacity). Its use by American forces in the campaign is also a bit inaccurate; a more appropriate service revolver would be the Colt M1917.
LP-42 Flare Pistol
The Leuchtpistole 42 is a collectable memento during the seventh singleplayer mission "Death Factory".
The Luger returns from Call of Duty 2 as the main sidearm of the Germans. Equipping the gun with the "Extended Mags" attachment gives it a 32-round Trommelmagazin 08, although the weapon's capacity is only increased to 12 rounds.
Interestingly, the "Der Adler" and "Adlertag" Epic variants of the Luger heavily resemble the Borchardt C-93, an earlier pistol whose toggle-lock operation inspired the Luger's design.
Nambu Type 14
The Nambu Type 14 returns from World at War as the "Abwehr" variant for the Luger P08 (with the "Torch" variant also featuring parts of it), it despite being a completely different handgun in reality.
The Mauser C96 is available in the game. During alpha stage, it was designated as "M712", which is incorrect since it lacks a fire selector. This means it committed the error of Black Ops II and Black Ops III in reverse; those games had an M712 Schnellfeuer incorrectly referred to as a C96, whereas this game has a C96 incorrectly referred to as an M712. In-game, it is referred to as "Machine Pistol" and behaves like an M712, firing in full-auto mode and using detachable magazines.
The "Heimat" and "Metallisch" Epic variants have a shorter barrel, with the Metallisch also having the safety control lever set differently, as well as a custom pistol grip.
Mauser C96 Carbine
The "Holzpistole" and "Schlange" Epic variants of the "Machine Pistol" have long barrels like the C96 Carbine variant, with the Holzpistole having a buttstock as well (albeit a standard holster-stock, rather than the carbine's fixed grip/stock). The weapon remains held with one hand, and funnily enough, can still be dual-wielded.
The Walther P38 has been confirmed to appear in The Resistance DLC.
Submachine Guns in WWII are notably the only weapons in multiplayer that can use suppressors, though a silenced P08 and M1911 can be found in singleplayer. Instead of being an attachment, silencers are a Division Skill for the Airborne division, which gives players quick-detach silencers that they can attach and detach at will, which is mechanically impossible for the depicted guns and anachronistic. Most them however are generally modeled after real and period-correct suppressors, such as the Maxim Silencer or the Parker-Maxim M1929 Silencer, though they wouldn't realistically fit on some of the depicted weapons.
Beretta Model 38A
The Beretta Model 38A will be available in The Resistance DLC, referred to as "Orso" in-game.
The Haenel-Schmeisser MP28/II appears in the game as the "Waffe 28". Despite having a low rate of fire at ~500 rounds/minute in real life, in-game the gun fires at at least twice that (1200 RPM during beta, 1000 RPM on release). When fitted with the "Extended Mag" attachment, it gains the same TM 08 snail drum used for the Luger (despite it not being compatible with this weapon in reality; however, the MP28's predecessor, the Bergmann MP18, accepted this magazine), though it somehow gives the MP28 48 rounds. The Lanchester's 50-round box magazine compatible with the MP28 could have been used instead.
All the Epic variants of the MP28 feature parts of the Steyr MP34. The "Trigger Happy" and "Oil Can" variants have the MP34's iron sights, as well as custom flash hiders. As for the "Waffenschmiede" and "Soggy" variants, they only have its rear sight; the former also has a strange front section somewhat resembling that of a Karabiner 98k, while the latter has a cut-down barrel and stock, as well as the MP34's muzzle brake.
The M1A1 Thompson is available in the game, incorrectly referred to as the M1928 variant: while US soldiers did use the M1928A1 early in their involvement in WW2 since the M1 did not enter service until April 1942, the gun shown in the game has the triangular rear sight guard "ears" of an M1A1, a right-side charging handle and an unribbed barrel, and does not have a Cutts Compensator which military M1928A1s usually did. The extended magazine attachment gives it a drum magazine, which is incorrect: while an actual M1928 could accept a drum, the simplified M1 and M1A1 lacked this feature since the drum was deemed too heavy and unreliable for combat. In multiplayer, the "Handler" variant gains a long ribbed barrel like that of the Auto Ordnance M1927 Thompson, as well as a vertical foregrip.
In campaign, the Thompson used by Sgt. Pierson is actually an M1928A1, as evidenced by the charging handle being on the top of the receiver, as well as the appropriate ribbed barrel and vertical foregrip being present, though the weapon still has the rear sight of an M1A1. In multiplayer, the "Wilco", "Buck Private" and "Wayfinder" variants of the Thompson are also modeled after M1928A1s. The "Wilco" has a long barrel like the Auto Ordnance M1927, while the "Buck Private" and "Wayfinder" variants have the early 'simplified' rear sight, a shorter barrel and no stock nor foregrip. It is to note that that none of the Thompsons appearing in the game have a Cutts Compensator.
M3 "Grease Gun"
The M3 Grease Gun returns from Call of Duty 2, and is the first available submachine gun in multiplayer. The extended magazine is for some reason the same TM 08 snail drum magazine (inserted backwards) used by the Luger Artillery Model and MP28, which gives the Grease Gun 45 rounds.
The "Rosie", "Candy" and "Brandi" Epic variants have cut down barrels and different iron sights, with the "Rosie" also having a different magwell and trigger guard, and the "Brandi" having a custom barrel shroud and a Thompson's wooden stock. As for the "Roxy" variant, it has a custom flash hider and a sling wrapped around the gun.
The iconic MP40 returns as the main German submachine gun, howerwer is fitted with a post-war bakelite receiver. When equipped with the extended mag attachments, the model is that of two magazines merged together and somehow ending up with one feed lip. The thing that this extended magazine is likely based on, the experimental MP 40/I, loads two separate magazines into a sliding assembly and requires manual magazine switching.
The "All-Out" Epic variant has the stock folded (unlike the base weapon, which has it unfolded), while the "Son of Mars" Epic variant has the barrel shroud of an MP28 and a different folding stock.
The "Wunderwaffe" and "Do-Re-Mi" Epic variants of the MP40 turn it into an MP41, but with a longer barrel.
The PPSh-41 appears in the game, along with both the stick magazine, and the drum magazine. It also seems to have the early version of the sights. One thing to note is that it uses a PPS-43 magwell, though the drum mag version uses the correct magwell. Its rate of fire is substantially lower in-game than in real life. The "Thrive" and "The Snake" Epic variants seem to have the front end from an SVT-40, and the former also has a collapsible stock (different from the PPS-43 mentioned below) and a pistol grip.
The "Iron Curtain" Epic variant of the PPSh-41 has a pistol grip and folding stock in lieu of the traditional wooden stock, increasing its resemblance to the PPS-43. Meanwhile, the "Duck Soup" variant is essentially a somewhat shortened PPS-43, or a Tikkakoski M/44 when the drum magazine attachment is chosen.
Sten Mk II
The Sten Mk II is one of the weapons in the Winter Siege update. As with most Call of Duty titles, it is erroneously held by the magazine, although in this particular game it is surprising, considering the fact that the MP28 and the Type 100 are held correctly, and that the Sten itself was also held correctly in Sledgehammer Games' previous title Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. Using this grip on this particular gun may be a reference to the Sten's easily heated barrel jacket, though the in-game "Frosty" Epic variant has a cloth wrapped around the base which could avoid this problem, and there are several other ways to hold a Sten. As with some weapons of the game, the extended mag is a TM 08 snail drum magazine, in this case inserted backwards and giving the weapon 48 rounds. The 50-round Lanchester Mk. I magazine could have been used instead, since it is compatible with the Sten in reality.
Sten Mk I
The "Rooted" variant of the Sten Mk II is modeled after the original Sten Mk I, but with a pistol grip and fixed stock like the Mark V.
Sten Mk IVA
The "Royal Skull" variant of the Sten Mk II resembles the Sten Mk IVA, though it retains the flash hider of the Mk II.
The Type 100 submachine gun returns from World at War. Unlike the Type 100 in World at War, the weapon is held by the handguard; it is also a different variant - the version in this game is the earlier Type 100/40, as noted by the adjustable rear sight, bayonet lug, and slower rate of fire.
The Epic variants (excluding the "Empire") are modeled with the flash hider of the late Type 100/44, as well as a similarly simplified bayonet lug. In addition, the "Checked Out" and "Righteous" variants have longer barrels, the latter also having a fixed rear sight (but not the same as that of the Type 100/44). The "Empire" also has this fixed rear sight, as well as vertical foregrip similar to that of the Sten Mk V; the "Blue Sky" has the same foregrip.
M30 Luftwaffe Drilling
The rare M30 Luftwaffe Drilling, a combination shotgun / rifle only issued to Luftwaffe aircrews, is available. By default, only the shotgun barrels are used, but the "Rifle Bullet" attachment allows the third barrel to be used. The latter basically fires a powerful rifle round with a range and damage comparable to that of a sniper rifle. This is rather unrealistic as the rifle barrel was only issued with soft-pointed bullets: firing these at a human would constitute a war crime. The two barrels being choked for different types of shell (slugs on the left and birdshot on the right) are not simulated, and the damage of the weapon's shotgun barrels is in line with the other shotguns firing buckshot.
The "Einfall" and "Valkyrie" Epic variants of the Drilling have the lower rifle barrel enlarged to the same size as the shotgun barrels, effectively turning the M30 into a triple-barreled shotgun, though this doesn't actually change the weapon's behavior.
"The Triple", "Door Kicker" and "Altreich" variants of the M30 Luftwaffe Drilling turn it into a TP-82, a Soviet survival weapon for cosmonauts who might face wild animals after landing in Siberia; like the Drilling, it has two shotgun barrels and a rifle barrel. Its appearance is, of course, massively anachronistic, as it was made after 1986, after human space flight was achieved. The barrels are "fattened up", the part of the barrel that breaks open is moved forward, and the mechanisms exposed during the reload are changed from the real one's complexities into a carbon copy of the M30's, increasing its resemblance to the M30 Drilling and allowing some animation reuse.
The weapon's reload animation is changed to reflect the different position of the break-open lever. However, the fire mode switching animation with the Rifle Bullet attachment is just a tiny shake with a switch sound, in contrast to the default M30 Drilling's actual switching animation involving the selector (the TP-82's actual selector on the left side of the frame is never touched).
The rare Walther toggle-action shotgun is available, simply referred to as "Toggle Action". The weapon is fictionalized as feeding from a detachable box magazine (or drum when the extended mag attachment is equipped) inserted into a non-existent magazine well on the bottom of the receiver, rather than its internal tube magazine in its forearm, likely to fill the mandatory "Call of Duty Detachable Magazine Shotgun Quota". The box magazine is likely modeled after the (also non-detachable) one on the Walther A115, an experimental semi-automatic rifle developed by Walther in the 1930s. The "Winter's Wild" and "Dynamo" Epic variants have lever loops for some reason; they also have shorter barrels, and the Dynamo has a sawed-off stock as well. As for the "Enigma" and "Flag Top" variants, they have an elongated handguard (almost to the size of the barrel), and the Flag Top also has a raised buttstock.
The reloading procedure has to be altered for this fictional magazine to "work". The interesting part is the empty reload animation, which involves turning the crank lever on the right side of the gun (it opens the action on the real gun, though it doesn't seem to do so in-game), replacing the magazine, then pressing a button near the trigger guard (to "close the action"). While the real gun's action is closed by pressing a button on the bottom of the receiver, this button is located at where the fictional magazine well is. The button near the trigger guard that the player character presses is the safety button instead, or where it would be since it isn't actually modeled on the in-game weapon.
Winchester Model 1897 Trench Gun
The Winchester Model 1897 is available with an incorrect tube capacity of 7 shells (10 with extended magazine) instead of 5. It was referred to as "Winchester 1897" and then "M97 Trench Gun" in earlier stages of the game, only to be renamed to simply "Combat Shotgun" in the final version. Like other shotguns in the game, it is able to use incendiary shells at division level 1.
The "Barbarossa" and "Catchpole" Epic variants have a cosmetic spare shell holder and a sawed-off stock (the Barbarossa also has a slightly longer barrel).
Winchester Model 1912 Trench Gun
The "Battleaxe" and "Trench Runner" variants of the Winchester Model 1897 turn it into a Winchester Model 1912, also in its military "Trench Gun" configuration. As with other variants of weapons, the difference is completely cosmetic, with no change to the weapon's functionality.
Winchester Model 21
The Winchester Model 21 double-barreled shotgun appears in the game, with the barrels sawed off. It was referred to as "Model 21" in early footage, but was later renamed to simply "Sawed-off Shotgun" in the final game. In multiplayer, the "Domino" variant gives the shotgun full-sized barrels, while the "Cruiser" has a vertical foregrip and further shortened barrels, and the "Crusader" has a sawed-off buttstock. As for the "Acrobat" variant, it gets a combination of the characteristics of the "Cruiser" and the "Crusader".
There are two categories for rifles in the game. One is known as "rifles" and is a generic category for semi-automatic and automatic rifles; it is essentially an assault rifle analogue. The other is called "sniper rifles" and are, well, sniper rifles.
The FG 42 is a usable automatic rifle in-game. It is the late war/second model, unlike the versions seen in previous installments. The "Stinkeroo" and "Revised" Epic variants have circular slotted barrel shrouds, giving them a resemblance to the MG30 machine gun. As for the "Kampfflugzeug" and "Stripe-Happy" variants, they have longer barrels and handguards, and different bayonet lugs. It is to note that all the Epic variants lack the muzzle brake of the base weapon.
The Gewehr 43 is one of the weapons added in the Winter Siege update. The "Chiller" variant has a cloth wrapped around the barrel and handguard, while the "Nobel" has a longer barrel, a different muzzle brake, a cheek rest on the buttstock and a deeper magwell. As for the "Kapitan" variant, it is sawed off to pistol size but has a pistol grip and folding stock, as well as different iron sights and the same magwell as the "Nobel".
The Karabiner 98k is available in the game. When the "Extended Mags" attachment is equipped, the weapon is fitted with the rare 20-rounder trench magazine from the earlier Gewehr 98 and Kar98 models, which is incorrectly shown as detachable, and only holds 7 rounds in-game.
Kbsp wz. 38M
The Kbsp wz. 38M (Karabin samopowtarzalny wzór 38M) appears in the game as a sniper rifle, simply referred to as the "Karabin". A surprising inclusion in-game, given that only around 150 of the rifles were ever built; ironically, it is the only weapon used by in-game Wermacht snipers. It incorrectly features a detachable magazine like the Gewehr 43; the real-life rifle has a non-detachable magazine fed by Mauser stripper clips, which wouldn't be possible on the in-game sniper variant because the scope is blocking it. "The Patriot" Epic variant has a shortened barrel and gas system, as well as a different receiver, trigger guard and front sight.
The "Midnight" variant of the Kbsp wz. 38M resembles the French MAS-44 (which actually uses detachable magazines in reality). The "Husky" variant also has a MAS-44's receiver, albeit with the same front sight, shortened barrel and gas system as "The Patriot". Ironically, both the "Midnight" and the "Husky" still retain the wz. 38M's rear sight in front of the scope, while also having their own rear sight behind it. Finally, the "Kutusov" variant has the front part of a MAS-44, but with the receiver and trigger guard of "The Patriot".
Lee-Enfield No.4 Mk.I(T)
The Lee-Enfield No.4 Mk.I(T) appears in the game. It was referred to as the "Commonwealth" in the beta, but this was later changed to "Lee Enfield". Like the Springfield, it is still loaded with stripper clips even though the scope is blocking the magazine; it also replenishes all 10 rounds with just one clip.
The "Sweetie" Epic variant is based on the Lee-Enfield No.4 Mk.I as it lacks the cheek rest on the buttstock, while the "Roundabout" and "The Royal" are sawed off to pistol size, though "The Royal" variant still has a No.4 Mk.I buttstock.
The M1 Carbine returns from World at War, still labeled as the "M1A1". Notably, it is able to equip a bayonet, yet it visibly lacks a bayonet lug. For some reason, it also has a hooded sight as well, which was never issued on any carbines.
The "Lil' Biscuit" Epic variant gains the proper M1 Carbine's front sight, a perforated metal heat shield, and a shorter barrel, while the "Body Snatcher" variant has an elongated barrel and handguard, and a modified version of the in-game front sight.
The "Bug Juice" and "Bite The Dust" variants of the M1 Carbine have the same visual attributes as the "Lil' Biscuit" and "Body Snatcher" respectively, except that they receive proper M1A1 folding stocks.
The iconic battle rifle of the American forces, the M1 Garand, makes a return in this game. Like in World at War, the weapon can be reloaded mid-clip, though it makes the ping sound and ejects the clip anyway. When fitted with the "Extended Mag" attachment, it gains a detachable magazine, similar to that of the experimental T20 select-fire variant.
The "Front Line" variant has the front sight of an M1 Carbine and a thumbhole stock, while the "Independant" variant has a different front sight, a shortened handguard and gas block, as well as a pistol grip and folding stock.
T26 Tanker Garand
The "Valor" Epic variant of the M1 Garand turns it into a T26 Tanker Garand carbine, albeit with a different front sight. The "Rookie" variant also gets the same aspects, but with a pistol grip and no stock (in reality, the M1E5 short-barreled prototype had a folding stock and a pistol grip, but the latter differs from that of the "Rookie").
M1941 Johnson rifle
The "Battle Watch" and "Savior" variants of the M1941 Johnson machine gun turn its visual appearance into that of the M1941 semi-automatic rifle, though it retains the full-auto fire, open-bolt operation and side-mounted detachable magazine of the M1941 machine gun.
The Springfield M1903 returns from World at War as an available sniper rifle. The rifle can incorrectly be loaded with stripper clips even if the scope is blocking the magazine. As with all of the bolt-action rifles, a full stripper clip is used to reload the weapon, regardless of how many rounds remain in the magazine.
The "Warbird", "Faithful" and "Gum Shoe" Epic variants resemble a sporterized version of the Springfield; the third is missing a stock for no practical reason.
The "Ranger" variant resembles the M1903A4 variant, rather than the standard M1903A1 (albeit incorrectly fitted with the front iron sight of an A3 variant, in spite of the presence of a Model 330 Weaver scope, and the absence of a rear sight). Bizarrely, the stock appears to be 2-piece, with a large metal sideplate between the forend and the buttstock.
The Sturmgewehr 44 returns to the game as the only true assault rifle in game. It performs a similar reload to the AK-47 rifles seen in previous iterations as well as on the "MP44" in Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. Interestingly, the "Serum" variant creates a fictitious shortened variant of the weapon with a cut-down barrel and gas system, and an MP40-type folding stock. The "Haywire" variant also has this folding stock.
The "Red Baron" and "Shingles" epic variants of the Sturmgewehr 44 turn it into a Sturmgewehr 45(M), but with a longer barrel, as well as the rear sight being mounted at the same level as the magazine like the StG 44. It is statistically identical to the standard variant, apart from a 10% XP boost granted to the user.
Yet another weapon returning from previous games, the SVT-40 is usable. In the campaign, it is widely used by German soldiers, probably since the game lacked the much more appropriate Gewehr 43 prior to the Winter Siege update (incidentally, this has some historical significance, since Wehrmacht soldiers used captured SVTs in the early stages of the war, due to the lack of proper own semi-automatic rifles). In multiplayer, the SVT is unlocked automatically after prestiging the Infantry division.
Interestingly, the "Shack Man" Epic variant of the gives it a receiver rather like that of an AG42B Ljungman rifle, as well as different iron sights and muzzle brake, and a shorter barrel. The "O.A.O" variant has these iron sights, muzzle brake and short barrel, but has a folding stock and a small pistol grip. The "S.O.L." lacks a heat shield but has a cloth wrapped around the handguard to compensate for this, as well as a longer barrel, different iron sights (the front one being similar to that of the two previously mentioned variants), a custom muzzle brake and a magazine pouch on the buttstock. As for the "Siberian" variant, the only visual difference that it has from the base SVT-40 (aside from the paint job) is the presence of a stock pouch.
The Volkssturmgewehr 1-5 has been confirmed to appear in The Resistance DLC.
Winchester Model 1894
A Winchester Model 1894 is seen in the hands of a young Ronald "Red" Daniels in the intro cutscene of the campaign mission "Stronghold", though it is not available for use.
As with multiple Call of Duty titles, the machine guns class is referred to as "light machine guns", even though the game includes the MG15 and MG42 general-purpose machine guns. An in-game text in the campaign also lists the M1919A4 as an LMG, which is incorrect since it is a medium machine gun.
The Besa machine gun is mounted on a British Light Tank Mk VI on the "Gibraltar".
Breda Modello 30The Breda Modello 30 is one of the weapons added in the Winter Siege community event. It is referred to as the "GPMG," short for General Purpose Machine Gun, seemingly deciding to reverse the usual direction in which machine guns are mis-classified by the series since it was actually a light machine gun (or a no-purpose machine gun if performance is taken into account). Similar to the bolt-action rifles, it is always reloaded with a full stripper clip, regardless of whether or not there's enough space in the magazine for it. It holds an incorrect 30 rounds per magazine, rather than the correct 20, and fires at ~722 RPM, compared to the real weapon's 500 RPM.
Bren Mk1 (M)
The Bren Gun returns from the early Call of Duty titles. It fires at a sluggish 300 RPM, around 200 RPM slower than its real-life variant, but compensates for it by having a two-shot kill at all ranges. Amusingly, the "King and Country" and "Combatant" Epic variants are fitted with giant cooling jackets, which aren't necessary considering the lower rate of fire and quick-change barrel.
Type 99 light machine gun
The Lewis Gun appears for the first time in a Call of Duty game. The version shown is a WW2 British modification of obsolete surplus WW1-era aircraft-mounted Lewis Guns for issue to the Home Guard, fitting them with stocks and pistol grips: this was when, much to the chagrin of WW1 veterans, it was discovered that the gun functioned just fine without its heavy forced-air cooling jacket. The "Chatter Box" and "Landship" Epic variants do have their barrel shrouds, though the "Chatter Box" version lacks the stock like the Aircraft Lewis Gun image below.
M1918A2 Browning Automatic Rifle
The BAR returns from World at War, now classified as an automatic rifle, despite the M1918A2 meant to fulfill the light machine gun role. Unlike previous games, the charging handle doesn't reciprocate back when the weapon is fired. Interestingly, the weapon in cutscenes has a bipod attached to it, but it disappears during gameplay. Instead, in MP, it serves to mount a fictitious bayonet.
The "Fly Boy" is the only variant of the BAR to retain the carrying handle; however, it has a different raised buttstock and a rear sight similar to that of the Colt R75 mentioned below. The "Old Captain" variant has a hooded front sight and an elongated handguard; the "Dude Up" has the same attributes, with the addition of the same raised stock as the Fly Boy.
The "Cool Hand" variant resembles the Colt R75 commercial BAR, but with a folding stock and a shorter barrel.
M1941 Johnson machine gun
The M1941 Johnson machine gun appears as another new light machine gun in the game. It is incorrectly categorized as a rifle instead of an LMG.
M1944 Johnson machine gun
"The Cook" variant of the M1941 Johnson machine gun turns it into an M1944, albeit with a shorter barrel. The "Jawbreaker" variant also has the buttstock of an M1944.
The MG15 machine gun is yet another new machine gun in the game. Although the gun was originally designed to be mounted on aircraft, a few guns were fitted with bipods and converted to infantry use during the war. Nevertheless, the MG34 would be a more suitable weapon. Oddly, the weapon's fire rate is far lower than its real world counterpart, not even close to the actual weapon's 1,000 RPM; this is likely for the usual balance reasons (although one could argue that if the weapon were given the appropriate fire rate, then the sheer uncontrollability of its recoil could balance it instead).
The MG34 is mounted on German tanks.
The iconic MG42, returns from World at War in both mounted and man-portable versions. Despite its fearsome reputation and nickname, the weapon has an absurdly slower rate of fire in multiplayer like the MG15 for the sake of balance, although it fires at its proper rate in the campaign and zombie modes. The "Devil's Piano" Epic variant lacks its distinct skeletal barrel shroud, resembling a SIG MG50 while the "Zipper" Epic variant has a circular barrel shroud like the MG34.
The Luftfaust (aka Fliegerfaust B), a 9-barrel German 20mm anti-aircraft rocket launcher that never got past the prototype phase, is available in Zombies mode. Its two in-game names are oddly backwards: it is called the "Fliegerfaust," changing to "Luftfaust-B" when it is Pack-A-Punched. While German records indicate only 80 of these launchers were issued for combat trials, all to a unit in Saarbrücken, there is a photograph of three discarded Luftfaust launchers lying in the rubble of the Hotel Adlon taken during the Siege of Berlin in 1945, suggesting this is one of the less far-fetched experimental weapons to show up in the series.
The weapon is shown as firing rockets individually or in an alternate "free-fire" fully automatic mode, which is incorrect: while there is some disagreement about what the Luftfaust actually did, all sources agree it was some kind of volley fire weapon, with one trigger pull either firing all of the tubes in sequence with a pre-set delay between them, or firing the central tube and every other one of the outer tubes first, then the remaining four 0.1 or 0.2 seconds later. The latter is more commonly reported, with the logic being it would produce a reasonably tight group of rockets while preventing the rockets from damaging or deflecting each other with their exhausts. It is also shown causing massive fiery explosions with each shot, while the real Luftfaust's projectiles were rather more anaemic high-explosive bullets from 20x138mm B cannon rounds fitted with rocket motors.
The M1 Bazooka appears as the main anti-tank weapon for the Allied forces. It is actually shown being reloaded correctly: while later Bazooka variants required wires to be connected to a contact clip at the rear of the launcher, on the M1 the contact was with a brass ring around the nose of the rocket. This method was made impossible when the M1A1 variant wrapped the rear section of the tube in wire to prevent it from bursting on hot days and eliminated the contact box on top of the tube as a point of structural weakness.
M7 grenade launcher
The M7 Rifle Grenade Launcher only appears in the campaign, and is always attached to the M1 Garand. The Garand is incorrectly shown as being able to fire in semi-auto with the M7 attached to the muzzle, something that was only possible with the postwar M7A1-M7A3.
Panzerfausts can be seen through the singleplayer campaign. They're unusable for the player.
The Panzerschreck appears as the main anti-tank weapon for the Axis forces.
The Flammenwerfer 35 appears as the main flamethrower for the Axis forces and is collectable memento during the third mission "Stronghold".
The M2 Flamethrower appears as the main flamethrower for the Allied forces.
Grenades & Explosives
In the Hürtgenwald campaign level, Daniels is instructed to set up a defensive perimeter with M1A1 Mines.
M18 smoke grenade
The M18 smoke grenade is an available grenade.
Outside of the white smoke grenade, a green version can be found in singlplayer, given to the player for marking mortar strike positions when requesting for Mortar Support, which is the Squad Ability of Technician Fifth Grade Frank Aiello. A red smoke version can be found in the Battle of the Bulge singleplayer mission for marking air strike positions during a scripted section, and is called "M16 Air Mark Smoke Grenade" on the HUD. The red smoke is also used for used for calling in the Care Package killstreak in multiplayer. Both the green and the red smoke are appropriately marked with different textures, though all grenades lack the "M18" part of the markings, and the red version has the text and stripe in yellow for some reason.
Mk 2 hand grenade
Mk.V CN Gas Grenade
The American Mk V can be equipped in the multiplayer.
Model 24 Stielhandgranate
The Model 24 Stielhandgranate appears in the game, modeled with the fragmentation sleeve of the Model 43 Stielhandgranate. The correct model of the M24 is seen in ammunition boxes and on German uniforms.
No. 69 High-Explosive Grenade
The No. 69 High-Explosive Grenade appears in multiplayer as the "British No. 69." It is incorrectly shown as the equivalent of a flashbang grenade: the No. 69 was what the British termed an "offensive" lethal grenade designed to have a smaller radius of effect than a "defensive" fragmentation grenade like the Mills Bomb. The American Mk3 Offensive Blast Grenade, a concussion grenade, would probably be the closest period weapon in terms of function, though it too was designed to be lethal.
No. 74 ST grenade
The RGD-33 stick grenade can be seen on the Russian sailor uniform in multiplayer. It is not usable.
The S-Mine appears as the S-Mine 44. In-game, it takes the place of a soldier's grenades in multiplayer, and serves the same role as it did in World at War (and the same role as the M18A1 Claymore from the modern titles).
2cm FlaK 38
20mm Oerlikon Cannon
Oerlikon 20mm Cannons can be seen mounted on U.S. ships on D-Day and on the multiplayer map "USS Texas".
5cm Pak 38
Various 5 cm Pak 38 Anti Tank guns can be seen in the singleplayer campaign.
8-cm Granatwerfer 34
Granatwerfer 34 Mortars can be seen in the campaign.
8 cm kurzer Granatwerfer 42
Kurzer 8 cm Granatwerfer 42 mortars can also be seen in the singleplayer campaign.
8.8cm FlaK 18
88mm FlaKs, which appear to be the older model 18 with a one-piece barrel, can be seen throughout the singleplayer and multiplayer maps. In a feat surpassing the ridiculous depiction of the FlaK from the original Call of Duty, where it was shown being operated by a single person rather than the correct 8+ person crew, the ones in this game have an even more impressive crew of exactly zero people.
A few Flak-Zwillingskanonen can be seen on the "Flaktower" map that represents the Flaktowers of Berlin in 1945.
15 cm Nebelwerfer 41
Several Nebelwerfer 41s can be seen on the "Aachen" and "Carentan" map.
15cm sFH 18
Various schwere Feldhaubitzen 18 can be seen and destroyed by Daniels in the Hürtgenwald missions.
80-cm-Kanone (E) Schwerer Gustav
The Schwerer Gustav railway gun is in the middle of the "Gustav Cannon" map that stands for the outskirts of Sevastopol.
In the singleplayer and in the war mode the player can use Bangalores.
Several Bofors 40mm AA-guns are seen on the map "Gibraltar".
Browning M2 Aircraft
During the campaign mission Battle of the Bulge the player briefly takes control of a P-47 Thunderbolt, part of a group that are for some reason flying an air-superiority mission defending a stream of B-17Gs while armed with bombs. Both the P-47s and the bombers are armed with the Browning M2 Aircraft. In reality the P-47 would not be able to make it this far into France escorting bombers from England without carrying external drop tanks (which the aircraft in the game do not), and at this point in the war the P-51D Mustang had taken over most bomber escort duties. While P-47s were present in the Battle of the Bulge, they were operating from airfields in the Low Countries (the modern Benelux region) and were specifically tasked with ground attack missions rather than bomber escort duty.
The "fighter pilot" scorestreak in multiplayer uses the P-47 model, while the "ball turret gunner" uses the B-17G model.
Canon de 155mm GPF
Daniels squad must destroy a Canon de 155 Grande Puissance Filloux (GPF) during the D-Day. 1st Lieutenant Turner calls it a "GPF" gun. In Call of Duty 2 Corporal Bill Taylor must destroy this cannon, too.
155mm Gun M1917 / M1918
An American M12 Gun Motor Carriage is seen on the map "Aachen". These were self-propelled guns in service from 1942-1945, based on the M3 Lee chassis and mounting vintage variants of the French GPF cannon from the First World War, either the M1917, M1917A1 or M1918. The M12 was later replaced with the M4 Sherman-derived 155mm Gun Motor Carriage M40 starting in 1945, mounting the 155mm Gun M2 "Long Tom," a major redesign of the GPF with only the barrel design common between the two.
This particular appearance may be a reference to the fifteenth mission of "Call of Duty: Finest Hour", "Surrender at Aachen", where a later M40 GMC is seen forcing the Germans to surrender.
Some Naval Cannons are seen on the map "Gibraltar".