Fandom

Call of Duty Wiki

Gewehr 43

8,889pages on
this wiki
Add New Page
Talk21 Share

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.

CoDUOtr CoDFHtr CoD2tr CoD2BROtr CoD3tr Cod5topright BlackopsNewTopright Ztr
For the older variant, see Walther G41.

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

Call of Duty: United Offensive Edit

Gewehr 43 menu icon UO
Call of Duty: United Offensive
Damage

110-38.5 (SP) 66-23.1 (MP) 150 (Melee)

Weapon Class

Semi-Automatic rifle

Magazine Size

10 rounds

Maximum Ammunition

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 cancelling 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.

Call of Duty: Finest Hour Edit

"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
Call of Duty: Finest Hour
Weapon Class

Semi-Automatic rifle

Magazine Size

10 rounds

Range (explanation)

546 - 874 yards

Recoil

Medium

Fire Mode

Semi-automatic

Used by

Germany

A sniper version of the Gewehr 43 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. Its firing sound is the same as the Kar 98k.

Call of Duty 2Edit

Gewehr 43 menu icon CoD2
Call of Duty 2
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

120 (SP) 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.

Call of Duty 2: Big Red One Edit

Call of Duty 2: Big Red One
Weapon Class

Semi-Automatic rifle

Magazine Size

10 rounds

Starting Ammunition

30 Rounds

Maximum Ammunition

300 Rounds

Range (explanation)

546 yards

Recoil

medium

Fire Mode

Semi-automatic

Used by

Germany

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 3 Edit

Call of Duty 3
Weapon Class

Semi-Automatic rifle

Magazine Size

10 rounds

Maximum Ammunition

120

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 not as powerful as the M1 Garand. It has a slower reload time than the M1 Garand, and therefore is generally outclassed by it. The Gewehr 43 is only really useful as a backup weapon, should one of the player's starting weapons run out of ammo.

Call of Duty: World at War Edit

Gewehr 43 menu icon WaW
Call of Duty: World at War
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 at

Level 7

Maximum Ammunition

120 rounds (SP & MP)

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 (SP+Nazi Zombies and MP)

Penetration

Medium

Fire Mode

Semi-auto

Used by

German Military

HUD icon

Gewehr 43 Pickup WaW

Console codename(s)

gewehr43

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, are very different 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 rounds per minute of 444 maximum. 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 to unlock the Rifle Grenade with. 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

120 rounds

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.

Call of Duty: Black Ops Edit

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, except that its has the unique Dragunov's 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).

Gallery Edit

Trivia Edit

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

  • In singleplayer, the Scoped Gewehr 43 is referred to on the HUD as a Springfield.
  • 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.

Also on Fandom

Random Wiki