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For the older variant, see Walther G41.

The Gewehr 43 (pronounced: Guh-vehr) is a German semi-automatic rifle that has appeared in many of the World War II era games in Call of Duty, and that also makes an appearance in Call of Duty: Black Ops.

Call of Duty: United OffensiveEdit

Gewehr 43 menu icon UO
Gewehr 43
Damage 110-38.5 (SP)

66-23.1 (MP) 150 (Melee)

Weapon Class Semi-Automatic rifle
Magazine Size 10 rounds
Maximum Ammunition 10+250
Reload Time 3.95s mid-magazine, 3s dry
Recoil Medium
Fire Mode Semi Automatic
Used by German Military
Sound(s) The Gewehr 43's firing sound.

The Gewehr 43's dry reload sound

CampaignEdit

The Gewehr 43 first appears in Call of Duty: United Offensive. The Gewehr 43 is the German equivalent to the American M1A1 and M1 Garand, and the Soviet SVT-40 and is used by the Wehrmacht. It is slightly less powerful than the M1 Garand, but is still capable of performing one-shot kills to the head or the chest at any range. It does, however, have more ammo in its magazine as well as the ability to be reloaded at any time. The recoil is comparable to the M1 Garand. It is not as ubiquitous or powerful shot-for-shot as the Kar 98k, but the volume of fire it is able to put out makes it a good alternate rifle.

MultiplayerEdit

The Gewehr 43 is the semi-automatic rifle issued to the Wehrmacht. It is most similar to the SVT-40. It excels at medium to long ranges, where its semi-automatic fire and 10-round magazine makes it a useful and accurate support weapon from medium range. In fact, its predictable recoil makes it an easier weapon to use than the MP40 at medium range, which has a tendency to kick erratically.

It is worth noting that, unlike most weapons, the Gewehr 43 reloads quicker from an empty magazine than mid-magazine. This means that reload canceling does not work, and that a fast reload is better achieved by emptying the last one or two rounds, similar to how an M1 Garand is reloaded. This was presumably done in the interests of balance with the M1 Garand.

GalleryEdit

Call of Duty: Finest HourEdit

"The G43 is the solution for Germany's need for a dependable semi-automatic sniper rifle. Its rate of fire makes up for being slightly less accurate than its bolt-action relatives"
— Manual description
Gewehr 43 Sniper Scope Side FH
G43
Weapon Class Semi-Automatic rifle
Magazine Size 10 rounds
Range (explanation) 546 - 874 yards
Recoil Medium
Fire Mode Semi-automatic
Used by Germany

The G43 in a sniper form can be found in Call of Duty: Finest Hour in the levels "Road to Remagen" and "Into the Heartland", it is necessary to use on the latter level in order to eliminate a machine gun nest at the end of the Remagen Bridge. It has 5 extra rounds and a higher fire rate than other sniper rifles, but suffers from a slightly lower damage.

GalleryEdit

Call of Duty 2Edit

Gewehr 43 menu icon CoD2
Gewehr 43
Damage 100-45 (SP), 130-120 (SP Sniper)
45 (MP)
150 (Melee)
Damage Multipliers Head: 1.5, Chest: 1, Limbs: .5 (SP)

Head: 3, Chest: 2, Limbs: 1 (MP)

Weapon Class Semi-Automatic rifle
Magazine Size 10 rounds
Maximum Ammunition 10+120 (SP)

10+100 (SP Sniper and MP),

Reload Time 3.26s
Rate of Fire Semi-auto (444 RPM firecap)
Range (explanation) 19.2m-75m (SP Sniper),
Recoil Medium
Fire Mode Semi-automatic rifle
Used by German Military
HUD icon Gewehr 43 HUD CoD2

CampaignEdit

The Gewehr 43 is a fairly common weapon, and is often used by the Wehrmacht. It is better suited to medium to long range combat, and can be very effective as a support weapon. It has a fairly small magazine of 10 rounds, but can fire quickly with only medium recoil, meaning that the player will likely be reloading fairly often. A special sniper version is available to the player in the levels "Repairing the Wire", "The Silo" , "The Pipeline", and "Rangers Lead the Way", although it can only be obtained from dead enemies, and ammo is relatively uncommon.

MultiplayerEdit

This weapon is used by the Wehrmacht team. It can kill in two shots to the head or three anywhere else at any range, for it has no damage drop-off. It is a medium between the M1 Garand and the M1A1, and the same as the SVT-40.

GalleryEdit


Call of Duty 2: Big Red OneEdit

Gewehr 43
Weapon Class Semi-Automatic rifle
Magazine Size 10 rounds
Starting Ammunition 10+30
Maximum Ammunition 10+300
Range (explanation) 546 yards
Recoil medium
Fire Mode Semi-automatic
Used by Germany
"This German semi-automatic design is based off of captured Russian Tokarev rifles. 7.92mm caliber 10-round clip."
— Description


The Gewehr 43 in Call of Duty: Big Red One has a relatively decent accuracy and fast reload time. It is only found in the level "Crucifix Hill", towards the end of the game. It performs similarly to the M1 Carbine, and ammunition is common.

Call of Duty 3Edit

Gewehr 43
Weapon Class Semi-Automatic rifle
Magazine Size 10 rounds
Maximum Ammunition 10+120 (SP)
Rate of Fire 300 RPM
Recoil Medium
Fire Mode Semi-automatic
Used by Germany
"7.92mm self-loading rifle. The first successful semi-automatic rifle adopted by the German army in WWII. Based on captured Russian Tokarev SVT40 rifles. Reloads quickly from a 10-round detachable box magazine."
— In-game description


CampaignEdit

The Gewehr 43 returns in Call of Duty 3. It is somewhat common in the campaign, but is not as powerful as the M1 Garand. It has a slower reload time than the M1 Garand, and therefore is generally outclassed by it, except that it can be reloaded mid-magazine, unlike the M1. The Gewehr 43 is only really useful as a backup weapon, should one of the player's starting weapons run out of ammo.

GalleryEdit

Call of Duty: World at WarEdit

Gewehr 43 menu icon WaW
Gewehr 43
Damage 100-45 (SP), 40-30 (MP)
Damage Multipliers Head and Neck: 2.7, Torso: 1.25, Upper Limbs: 0.8, Lower Limbs: 0.7, Hands and Feet: 0.6 (SP), Head: 1.4 (MP)
Weapon Class Rifle
Magazine Size 10 rounds
Unlocked Level 7
Maximum Ammunition 10+120 (SP, MP & Nazi Zombies)
Reload Time 3 seconds loaded, 4 seconds unloaded
Rate of Fire 480 RPM (SP), 1200 RPM (MP)
Range (explanation) 1024-2400 (SP), 1500-2000 (Regular MP), 500-1000 (suppressed MP),
Recoil Low
Penetration Medium
Fire Mode Semi-auto
Used by German Military
HUD icon Gewehr 43 Pickup WaW
Console codename(s) gewehr43
"German semi-automatic rifle with high accuracy and moderate power. Effective at medium to long range."
— Description


CampaignEdit

The Gewehr 43 is first found in the level, "Their Land, Their Blood". It is frequently used by the Wehrmacht and SS in the Soviet Campaign, and dropped by dead German soldiers during the Soviet Campaign. It is a good alternative to the bolt-action Mosin-Nagant and Kar98k.

MultiplayerEdit

The Gewehr 43 is unlocked at level 7. The gun has rectangular iron sights and is similar in most respects to the Soviet SVT-40. The Gewehr 43 can be unlocked with a Rifle Grenade, however, while the SVT-40 cannot. Between the two rifles, the Gewehr 43 has slightly less visual recoil. Both have the same amount, but the SVT-40 bounces slightly when shooting. The Gewehr 43 can also attach a Suppressor instead of a Flash Hider, which offers slightly superior stealth capabilities. If a Suppressor is attached, the Gewehr 43 will reload using the same animation, as if the whole magazine was emptied, even when there are shots remaining, but this does not increase reload time because the reload is hastened, making it the same speed as without a suppressor.

Many players will be at a stalemate when attempting to find the best rifle. It is only up to preference, if the player chooses the SVT-40 or the Gewehr 43, as neither, minding attachments, differ much from each other.

The Gewehr 43's recoil is extremely low. While the Aperture Sight makes the recoil more visible, it does not increase it. When aiming down the sights, a player can fire as fast as they like, without a noticeable drop in accuracy. For this reason, it is one of the most common guns used by players with modified controllers, on the Xbox 360. Also, because it has a maximum rate of fire of 1200 RPM, it is significantly superior to the M1 Garand, with its maximum rounds per minute of 444. One should still consider its ammo capacity of 10 rounds.

The Gewehr 43 is common in multiplayer, as it is unlocked early, and is one of the easiest weapons with which to unlock the Rifle Grenade. The SVT-40 is usually discarded after the Marksman III challenge, as it does not attempt to equip a rifle grenade of its own. One of its flaws, however, is its rather low magazine capacity.

Nazi ZombiesEdit

It deals decent damage in Nazi Zombies and is found in the starting rooms of Verrückt, Shi No Numa, and Der Riese, available for 600 points. The plentiful ammo and the low health of zombies during early rounds makes it a good choice. Eventually it becomes a useless weapon and is terrible against Hellhounds due to it being semi-automatic and lacking killing power compared to an automatic weapon or shotgun (both of which being the best option for Hellhounds). After round 10, it should be traded off for another weapon.

When Pack-a-Punched, it becomes the G115 Compressor. The G115 Compressor is generally avoided due to lower magazine capacity and semi-automatic nature, but on the other side, it has a vast increase in damage, and ammo can be bought for it in between rounds due to it being possible to buy it off the wall. Even with the power upgrade, though, it will still run out of ammo fairly quickly if not aiming for headshots.

Gewehr 43 vs. G115 CompressorEdit

Gewehr 43 G115 Compressor
Gewehr 43 WaW G115 Compressor WaW
Damage 90-50 200-150
Fire mode Semi-automatic Semi-automatic
Rate of fire 480 max 480 max
Magazine size 10 12
Max ammo 120+10 170+12
Reload 3, 4 empty 3, 4 empty
Mobility Medium Medium
Extras Higher damage, more ammo, larger magazine


Weapon AttachmentsEdit

GalleryEdit

For Attachment images, see Gewehr 43/Attachments.

Call of Duty: ZombiesEdit

Gewehr 43 Third Person WaW iOS
Gewehr 43
Damage 90-50
Damage Multipliers Head and Neck: 2.7, Torso: 1.25, Upper Limbs: 0.8, Lower Limbs: 0.7, Hands and Feet: 0.6
Weapon Class Rifle
Magazine Size 10 rounds
Cost (Zombies) 600 points
Maximum Ammunition 10+120
Reload Time 3 seconds
Range (explanation) 1024-2400
Recoil None
Fire Mode Semi-auto

The Gewehr 43 appears in all levels in the iPod game. It can be found in the Mystery Box, or off the wall in Verrückt, Shi No Numa, and Der Riese in the starting rooms. It has a much lower rate of fire than the console versions but much higher damage. It has a very high hip-fire accuracy and is a good weapon until round 8.

GalleryEdit

Call of Duty: Black OpsEdit

Gewehr 43 Third Person BO
Gewehr 43
Damage 90-50
Damage Multipliers Head and Neck: 2.7, Torso: 1.25, Upper Limbs: 0.8, Lower Limbs: 0.7, Hands and Feet: 0.6
Weapon Class Rifle
Magazine Size 10 rounds
Cost (Zombies) 600
Maximum Ammunition 10+120
Reload Time 3 seconds loaded, 4 seconds unloaded
Rate of Fire 480 RPM
Range (explanation) 1024-2400 m
Recoil Low
Penetration Medium
Fire Mode Semi-auto

The Gewehr 43 returns for purchase off of the wall in the revised Call of Duty: World at War zombie maps for the Hardened or Prestige editions of Call of Duty: Black Ops and the Rezurrection Map Pack. It is virtually identical to its predecessor in the previous game, the only difference being the changed firing sound. It cannot be obtained from the Mystery Box like all of the Call of Duty: World at War guns except the Ray Gun and the Wunderwaffe DG-2 (Classic Maps only).

Gewehr 43 vs G115 CompressorEdit

Gewehr 43 G115 Compressor
Gewehr 43 BO G115 Compressor BO
Damage 90-50 200-150
Multiplier Head: x2.7
Chest: x1.25
Abdomen: x1
Head: x6
Chest: x2
Abdomen: x1
Fire mode Semi-automatic Semi-automatic
Rate of fire 480 RPM max 480 RPM max
Magazine size 10 12
Max ammo 120+10 170+12
Reload 3, 4 empty 3, 4 empty
Mobility Medium Medium
Extras Higher damage, more ammo, larger magazine


GalleryEdit

Call of Duty: WWIIEdit

Gewehr 43 Model WWII
Gewehr 43
Damage 40-35-22 (MP)
Weapon Class Rifle
Magazine Size 12 rounds (18 w/ Extended Mag)
Starting Ammunition 12+36 (MP)
Maximum Ammunition 12+72 (MP)
Rate of Fire 517 RPM (550 RPM w/ Rapid Fire)
Fire Mode Semi-automatic
Console codename(s) ger_gewehr43
"Fastest semi-automatic rifle in class with low recoil. Can take out enemies in three shots."
— Description

The Gewehr 43 was added to Call of Duty: WWII with the Winter Siege event on December 8th, 2017.

MultiplayerEdit

"First off, we've intercepted a shipment of Gewehr 43's. I'll give the Krauts one thing, they know how to make a sturdy bloody rifle."
Carver Butcher

The Gewehr 43 can be unlocked through a few different ways. The first way to unlock the Gewehr 43 is by completing a special order from Major Howard in the Headquarters, which rewards the player the base variant of the weapon. The second is by unlocking a variant from a special Winter Siege supply drop. The third and final method is by completing the Gewehr 43 - Chiller collection in the Quartermaster, which will reward the player the special Epic Chiller variant.

The Gewehr 43 is a three shot kill out to a long distance, 50 meters, whereafter it will be a five shot kill. It is most comparable to the M1A1 Carbine due to its low recoil and higher fire cap. It's fire cap, at 517 RPM, is higher than all of the semi-auto rifles as well as the M2 Carbine and FG 42, which gives it a relatively low time to kill in comparison. Between the other semi-automatic rifles, the Gewehr 43 has a magazine size of 12 (18 with the Extended Mag attachment), which is slightly more than the M1 Garand and the SVT-40, but lower than the M1A1. It also has much lower recoil than the either the M1 Garand or SVT-40, but is slightly edged out by the M1A1. Due to the rifle's traits, it lends itself well to attachments such as High Caliber, which will allow for two hit kills if one or both of the shots is a headshot, and FMJ, which will preserve damage when firing through thicker material. Extended Mags is also useful, as although the Gewher 43 has a slightly larger magazine than other semi-auto rifles in the game, the higher fire cap can lead to a player spamming shots and wasting much of their magazine. Another benefit of the attachment is that it also provides 50% extra ammunition to your starting/maximum ammo count. Other considerations are the optical attachments, which may assist in longer range targetting, or the Bayonet. The Reflex Sight gives a slightly larger sight picture than the default iron sights, and the low recoil and high fire cap of the gun can lend itself well to a long range role if used with the 4x Optic. The Bayonet on the other hand, is a reliable way to defend against close range attackers within melee range. When performing a Bayonet charge, it can also be used as a quick escape as the Bayonet charge gives a 4% increase to movement speed. 

In Hardcore modes, the Gewehr 43 is a one-shot kill out to 50 meters, after which it will require 2 shots to kill. 

ZombiesEdit

Like the Sten and GPMG, the Gewehr 43 was added to the Mystery Box. When upgraded via the Ubersprengen, it becomes the Barbarossa's Strike.

VariantsEdit

Name Rarity How to Obtain Zombie Perks Notes
Chiller Epic Completing the Gewehr 43 - Chiller Collection. Headhunter, High Velocity

Contains a unique inspect animation, awards 10% extra XP.

Kapitan Epic Supply Drop N/A Awards 10% extra XP.
Nobel II Heroic Supply Drop N/A

Awards 15% extra XP.

Weapon model changes to a Gewehr 41.

GalleryEdit

For variants images, see Gewehr 43/Variants.

TriviaEdit

Call of Duty: Finest HourEdit

  • In Call of Duty: Finest Hour, only the scoped G43 is available.
    • Addtionally, the turn/look speeds of the weapon do not decrease while aiming with its scope. They remain extremely high, and require careful aiming to prevent the crosshairs from skipping over moving targets.

Call of Duty 2Edit

  • The Scoped Gewehr 43 cannot share ammo with an unscoped version.
  • The Gewehr 43's iron sights are misaligned.
  • The Gewehr 43's model lacks a trigger.

Call of Duty: World at WarEdit

  • On the Nintendo Wii version, the Gewehr 43's empty reload animation is the same as the animation for when the player reloads it mid-magazine in multiplayer. It reloads fully in singleplayer.
  • Also on the Nintendo Wii version, the Gewehr 43 makes a totally different firing sound than its counterparts.
  • When a suppressor is attached to the Gewehr 43, the mid-magazine reloading animation is a sped-up version of the empty magazine reload animation.
  • When the Gewehr 43's magazine is empty, it still has cartridge(s) in it. This can be seen when reloading.
  • When spinning the Gewehr 43 with an Aperture Sight or a Telescopic Sight attached, the player can see that the right side of the gun is not fully rendered, possibly to save memory.
  • The Pack-a-Punched Gewehr will get number 115, a reference to Element 115.

Call of Duty: Black OpsEdit

  • On Shi No Numa when the player lets the bolt forward to chamber a new round during the dry reloading animation, no sound is emitted.