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For other variants, see Thompson (weapon) and M1927.

The M1928 (referred to as Thompson in game files) is a submachine gun featured in Call of Duty: WWII.

Call of Duty: World at WarEdit

The M1928 is seen in the game cover of Call of Duty: World at War. However, it cannot be used in game since it is replaced by the Thompson M1A1.


Call of Duty: WWIIEdit

M1928 menu icon WWII
Weapon Class

Submachine Gun

Magazine Size

30 rounds (45 w/ Extended Mag)

Starting Ammunition

30+130 (SP), 30+90 (MP)

Maximum Ammunition

30+160 (SP), 30+180 (MP)

Fire Mode


Console codename(s)


"Automatic SMG with moderate recoil and high fire rate."
— Description


The M1928 is commonly available in the campaign. One fitted with a drum magazine, a differently mounted charging handle, a vertical foregrip and a unique stock is the primary weapon of choice of Technical Sergeant William Pierson, who uses it in the entire single player campaign. Joseph Turner is seen using this weapon with a stick magazine throughout the campaign.


The M1928 is a weapon that caters heavily to an aggressive playstyle. It boasts a high rate of fire counterbalanced by low accuracy at range and low damage. As such, the weapon performs most effectively in close quarters, where its high rate of fire outweighs its other weaknesses. Its iron sights, while too cluttered to be effective at long ranges, are fine for combat within the weapon's effective range. Its high rate of fire and consistent four-shot-kill in close quarters results in a quick time-to-kill that can compete closely with the PPSh-41, although the M1928's higher unlock level means that it is less common in online play. The PPSh-41 also boasts lower recoil and more manageable ranged performance, meaning that the M1928 is outclassed by it at anywhere beyond close range. The weapon's ranged performance is hampered by a unique recoil pattern pulling in all directions, resulting in reduced predictability as compared to other automatic weapons. Using the M1928 at any range beyond close range is strongly discouraged, and using the M1928 at any range beyond medium range is almost useless, as the recoil will pull the point of aim off target relatively quickly. Combined with the weapon's six-shot-kill at range, the low accuracy cripples the M1928's long range performance and prevents it from being a competitor to assault rifles and even to certain low-recoil SMGs, like the Type 100 and aforementioned PPSh-41.

In order to effectively utilize the M1928, players are advised to equip this weapon on close-quarters maps such as Pointe du Hoc and stick to areas with tight corners and broken lines of sight. Straying into open areas should only be done as a last resort, as the M1928 will consistently lose gunfights at range. The weapon is incredibly effective in close quarters, but is less effective anywhere beyond that.

After the player reaches social rank 5 in Headquarters, the M1928 - Wilco variant will be rewarded. It is similar to the M1928 that William Pierson used in the campaign.


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