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For similarly named weapons, see P99, PP90M1 and PM-9.

The P90 is a submachine gun featured in Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare: Mobilized, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3: Defiance, and Call of Duty Online. It is also briefly seen in Call of Duty: Ghosts.

Call of Duty 4: Modern WarfareEdit

"Fully automatic with a high capacity. Effective at close to medium range."
— Weapon description 
P90 menu icon CoD4
P90
Damage

100-60 (SP), 30-20 (MP)

Damage Multipliers

Head: 4, Chest: 1, Limbs: 1 (SP), Head: 1.4, Chest: 1, Limbs: 1 (MP)

Magazine Size

50 rounds

Unlocked at

Level 40

Starting Ammunition

50+100 (MP)

Maximum Ammunition

50+300 (SP & MP)

Reload Time

2.76 loaded, 3.5 unloaded

Rate of Fire

937 RPM

Range (explanation)

P90Range COD4

Recoil

Medium

Penetration

Low

Fire Mode

Automatic

Used by

Ultranationalists

HUD icon

P90 Pickup CoD4

Console codename(s)

p90 (normal P90)
p90_silencer (SD variant of the P90)

CampaignEdit

In the campaign, the P90 is a rare weapon only used occasionally by the Russian Ultranationalists in the later levels of the game. It can be found most commonly in "Heat", "All Ghillied Up", and "Mile High Club", but can also appear on other levels of the game. Typically, the weapon is found unsuppressed and with iron sights. However, one can be found with a Suppressor and Red Dot Sight in "All Ghillied Up" labeled as "P90-SD".

MultiplayerEdit

In multiplayer, the P90 is unlocked at Level 40. It can be modified with a Suppressor, Red Dot Sight, or ACOG Scope, like all other submachine guns. The P90 has a 50 round magazine and a very high rate of fire. Due to its extremely large magazine, it is also the weapon able to carry the most maximum ammunition in the game, barring LMGs. It is a superior SMG at long range due to its low recoil and high rate of fire, especially when firing in short bursts. However, it is also the slowest-killing SMG at close range.

Weapon AttachmentsEdit

Old School ModeEdit

The P90 appears in Old School Mode with 50 rounds in the magazine and 100 rounds of reserve ammunition.

  • Backlot - Found in the center of the map, near the forklift.
  • Bloc - Found with a Silencer at the intersection along the center road towards the northern end of the map, near Sleight of Hand and the Frag Grenade.
  • Bog - Found in between the two market buildings on the road towards the southern end of the map, near the Frag Grenade.
  • Broadcast - Found with a Silencer at the south-easternmost corner of the external rooftop.
  • Countdown - Found with an ACOG Scope inside the north-eastern hangar, near the Frag Grenade.
  • Crash and Winter Crash - Found in the small enclave behind the two center buildings towards the eastern part of the map.
  • Downpour - Found with an ACOG Scope in the field towards the south-westernmost part of the map, near the destroyed Ural.
  • Killhouse - Found with a Red Dot Sight to the west of the center tower.
  • Pipeline - Found on the ground floor of the northern warehouse.
  • Shipment - Found with a Silencer at the south-east corner of the map, in front of the destroyed yellow car.
  • Strike - Found inside the store near the T-Intersection.

GalleryEdit

For camouflage images, see P90/Camouflage.
For attachment images, see P90/Attachments.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2Edit

P90 menu icon MW2
P90
Damage

30-20 (MP)

Damage Multipliers

Head: 1.4, Chest: 1, Limbs: 1 (MP)

Magazine Size

50 rounds (75 with Extended Mags)

Unlocked at

Level 24 (Master Sergeant II)

Starting Ammunition

50 + 100 (MP)

Maximum Ammunition

50+300 (SP & MP)

Reload Time

2.76 loaded, 3.5 unloaded

Rate of Fire

937 RPM (1153 RPM with Rapid Fire)

Range (explanation)

750-1000 (350-700 Suppressed) (MP)

Recoil

Moderate

Penetration

Low

Fire Mode

Automatic

Used by

Ultranationalists, Shadow Company

Sound(s) Original sound
Video
Call of Duty® Modern Warfare 2 - P90 Submachine Gun Overview03:54

Call of Duty® Modern Warfare 2 - P90 Submachine Gun Overview

P90 Attachment Overview

CampaignEdit

The P90 can be found in the Campaign in "Loose Ends", "Just Like Old Times", "Contingency", "Of Their Own Accord", "Exodus", "Second Sun", "Cliffhanger", and "Whiskey Hotel". It is also found in the Special Ops missions in Sniper Fi and Estate Takedown.

MultiplayerEdit

The P90 is again available in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, but is unlocked in multiplayer much earlier, at Level 24. The P90 is nearly identical in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 as it was in Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare.

The moderate recoil, high rate of fire and moderate damage make the P90 a very good choice at close range and even medium range. The high rate of fire makes hip-firing especially effective, as well as making up for the lower than average base damage. The weapon's iron sights may not suit everyone as they can seem bulky to some players but seem slimmer to Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare counterpart probably due to a more detailed weapon model. Among all the submachine guns in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, the Extended Mags attachment is perhaps achieved easiest by the P90, due to its large magazine size.

Weapon camouflage is visible on the back and front of the P90, as the magazine is not camouflaged as with its Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare counterpart, but easier to see when reloading, using Akimbo, or using a sight.

In Core game modes, the weapon can kill enemies in four-to-five hits, three-to-four with Stopping Power active. In Hardcore, the P90 takes down targets in one-to-two shots with or without Stopping Power, so a different Tier 2 perk is advised. This means that outside of its three-hit kill range (one-hit kill range in Hardcore), it is generally less effective than the UMP45 and consequently less used than said weapon.

Weapon AttachmentsEdit

GalleryEdit

For camouflage images, see P90/Camouflage.
For attachment images, see P90/Attachments.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare: MobilizedEdit

P90 MW2DS
P90
Magazine Size

50 rounds

Starting Ammunition

50+150

Maximum Ammunition

50+150

Reload Time

Fast

Rate of Fire

High

Recoil

Absent

Fire Mode

Automatic

Used by

Coalition, SAS, USMC

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare: Mobilized features the P90 as one of the four submachine guns available in game, the others being the MP5, the MP7, and the Skorpion.

CampaignEdit

In the campaign, the P90 is used only by the SAS and USMC. It is a starting weapon in "Oil Rig Confrontation", "Winter Assault", and "Last Chance". The weapon always has an integrated Red Dot Sight but it is slightly misaligned: the real point of impact is slightly above the red dot. It has a slightly lower rate of fire than in the console versions, but has higher damage per bullet.

MultiplayerEdit

In multiplayer, the P90 is unlocked after getting 300 kills with the Coalition faction. It is the third weapon of the Coalition faction to be unlocked, following the AA-12 and preceding the M249 SAW. It has the same stats of its campaign counterpart but with slightly lower damage, and its Red Dot Sight is still misaligned.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3Edit

"With a whopping 50 rounds per magazine, the P90 decimates in close-range, multi-target combat. High damage, solid accuracy, a fast fire rate and good mobility all favor offensive actions against enemy strongholds."
— Call of Duty: Elite description
P90 Menu Icon MW3
P90
Damage

42-20 (MP)

Magazine Size

50 rounds, 75 rounds (Extended Mags)

Unlocked at

Level 38 (Multiplayer)
Level 46 (Survival Mode)

Starting Ammunition

50+100 (MP)

Maximum Ammunition

50+300 (SP & MP)

Reload Time

2.76 loaded, 3.5 unloaded

Rate of Fire

937 RPM (SP), 857 RPM (MP)

Range (explanation)

P90 Range MW3

Recoil

Low

Fire Mode

Automatic

Used by

Spetsnaz, Inner Circle, Russian Army

HUD icon

P90 HUD MW3

The P90 was first spotted in the reveal trailer of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, near a turnstile a British SAS soldier is vaulting over. The P90 was also seen shortly in the E3 demo of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. It is seen being used by the enemies in the mission "Mind the Gap", with or without a Silencer, Red Dot Sight or Holographic Sight. Spetsnaz soldiers use the P90 in "Black Tuesday". Spetsnaz soldiers also commonly use the P90 in "Scorched Earth". It also used by Makarov's bodyguards in "Dust to Dust". It has a high rate of fire and medium recoil.

MultiplayerEdit

The P90 is unlocked at Level 38.

The P90 is a moderate damage per bullet SMG. At any range short of fifteen meters, the P90 will deal 42 damage, taking three shots to kill, or two shots if one of the bullets had hit the head. Damage will decrease rapidly in a linear fashion until about nineteen meters, where the P90 will now deal just twenty damage per bullet, dealing just twenty damage, mandating five shots to kill, or four shots if at least two of the bullets had hit the head, two shots in Hardcore, or one shot if the bullet hits the head. In the SMG tier, this is rather average, not showing an explicit weakness nor strength in its power when compared to other SMGs. The P90 has low penetration power; players will usually require the use of Impact to shoot through moderately thick walls, but the P90 is still decent at shooting through thin walls, like the fence door on Resistance.

The P90's rate of fire, while solid, is among the worst for SMGs, firing at just 857 RPM. This number is not poor by any means, but the P90's rate of fire only bests the UMP45. This isn't a weakness in the weapon; rather, it is a weakness in comparison to other SMGs.

The P90's recoil profile is quite manageable. The P90's recoil usually goes up and a tad to the right. Thanks to the moderate fire rate, the lower recoil numbers compared to other SMGs, and a solid 1650 centerspeed, the P90 has a key accuracy advantage over other SMGs. Like other SMGs, the P90 has poor idle sway values, swaying at a speed of 3 degrees and has an idle sway amount of 35. The P90's iron sights are simple but may not appeal to some since the sights are thick and have some gunkick when firing.

The P90's handling characteristics are actually quite impressive among SMG's. The P90 has the typical 100% movement speed (eighty percent when aiming as well), its hipfire crosshairs are among the best in the game, and the P90 has among the best reload speeds of all SMGs, taking 2.76 seconds to do a partial reload, 3.5 seconds for an empty reload, and in both cases, a 1.77 second Reload Cancel time. The reload cancel time is the best speed possible on an SMG, and this is a great stat since it plays well into the P90's magazine capacity advantage.

The P90's best advantage over other SMG's is its magazine capacity, capable of holding fifty rounds per magazine. This is the largest magazine capacity any weapon other than an LMG can have in Modern Warfare 3, and the P90 has two magazines in reserve, allowing the user to spawn in with a hefty 150 rounds. The starting ammo supply is also the best any weapon other than an LMG can have in Modern Warfare 3. The magazine capacity gives the P90 a key niche of not having to reload often, and considering that the P90 has a fast reload cancel among SMGs, the player will be far less likely to be caught reloading.

The P90 has the typical attachment selection for SMG's at hand. The optical attachments prove to have little worth on a close range weapon, while the ACOG Scope and Thermal Scope are almost counter-intuitive to the P90's playstyle through the effects of lowering recoil, reducing the field of view, and not giving any tangible benefits in close quarters.

The Silencer reduces the P90's effective range by 25%, making the P90 begin to drop off at roughly eleven meters, and linearly decrease in damage until reaching fourteen meters. In return, the user will not show up on enemy mini-maps when firing the P90, the P90 produces less muzzle flash, and the P90 will leave less of an acoustic signature when firing. Considering that Modern Warfare 3 has a lot of closer ranged maps and that the Range Proficiency can return the range to its normal values when using a Silencer, the Silencer's disadvantages aren't as well pronounced and makes the rewards easier to reap.

Rapid Fire boosts the P90's fire rate to 1071 RPM. One of the P90's weaknesses as an SMG is its fire rate, and equipping Rapid Fire solidifies the P90's lethality at close range, and makes close quarter skirmishes all the more easy. However, recoil is much more pronounced with this attachment equipped, so the attachment can limit the range a user may be comfortable with spraying with the P90.

Extended Mags increases the P90's magazine capacity to 75 rounds and increases the starting ammo loadout to an enormous 225 rounds. This attachment isn't exactly the most beneficial attachment to the P90 since the attachment accentuates two large strengths, but the Extended Mags can only help the P90, and the P90 statistically gains the most from the attachment versus all other SMGs.

AttachmentsEdit

ProficienciesEdit

  • Kick - Unlocked at weapon level 4
  • Range - Unlocked at weapon level 9
  • Attachments - Unlocked at weapon level 12
  • Focus - Unlocked at weapon level 15
  • Melee - Unlocked at weapon level 21
  • Stability - Unlocked at weapon level 28

Survival ModeEdit

The P90 is available in Survival Mode at level 46 and costs $2000. Because of its large magazine size, the P90 is very effective in Survival Mode. In very close ranges, the P90 can kill a Juggernaut in less than one magazine, if most of the shots are to the head. Since it is so cheap and it packs power to kill lots of enemies with ease due to its high ammo it is extremely good value for money.

GalleryEdit

For attachment images, see P90/Attachments.
For camouflage pictures, see P90/Camouflage.

DemonstrationEdit

P90 Demonstration - Modern Warfare 300:26

P90 Demonstration - Modern Warfare 3

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3: DefianceEdit

The P90 returns in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3: Defiance. Like in the previous game, it comes with an integrated Red Dot Sight.

Graphics ErrorEdit

The P90 suffers from a bug in the graphics system which causes it to produce extra bars off to the right side of the screen, glitching it out very oddly.

Call of Duty OnlineEdit

PDW90 menu icon CoDO
PDW90
Damage

33-18

Weapon Class

Submachine Gun

Magazine Size

50 rounds

Starting Ammunition

50+100

Maximum Ammunition

50+300

Rate of Fire

937

Fire Mode

Automatic

The P90 returns in Call of Duty Online as the PDW90.

AttachmentsEdit

GalleryEdit

Call of Duty: GhostsEdit

The P90 makes a brief return in the mission "Clockwork", however, it is not usable. A pair of P90s appear as an automated turret towards the end of the mission.

GalleryEdit

VideosEdit

TriviaEdit

GeneralEdit

  • It carries a non-functional flashlight on the side rail with a pressure switch going down to the trigger.
  • After cocking the P90, it's possible to hear a small click.
  • It is possible to see the caliber of the P90 uses in the Modern Warfare series on the side of the weapon, printed as, "5.7 x 28mm".

Call of Duty 4: Modern WarfareEdit

  • The P90's magazine can be camouflaged if it is equipped with a silencer.
  • The P90 will always have a laser sight on the left-side rail no matter what the attachment. It serves no purpose, other than cosmetic.
  • When a Red Dot Sight is attached, it is not mounted directly on the P90's rail, but onto an external rail that's attached to the P90 rail.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2Edit

  • The side of the magazine on the P90 says "Made By Infinity OC 1130."
  • In "Loose Ends", there is a P90 with a silencer and a Red Dot Sight, but the pick-up text only says "P90 silenced".
  • If using the P90 Akimbo the muzzle can only be seen on the right hand gun in first person.
  • This version of the P90 has unique Picatinny-style rails on the side, near the hand grip. It is most easily seen in the Create-A-Class menu.
  • Extended Mags changes the ammo counter into the same style that LMG's use.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare: MobilizedEdit

  • Unlike the console versions of the Modern Warfare games, the weapon is exclusively used by friendly forces.
  • The dot on this weapon's built-in Red Dot Sight is misaligned.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3Edit

  • In the Create-a-Class image, the iron sights are removed from the top rail.
  • When turning the knob on the HAMR Scope, the select fire is in a different position.
  • On the Wii version, the P90 seems to be wearing gold camo.


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