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The Beretta M1938A is an Italian submachine gun used primarily by the Royal Italian Army during World War II. It is featured in Call of Duty 2: Big Red One and Call of Duty: WWII.

Call of Duty 2: Big Red OneEdit

"This Italian submachine gun was also used by the German and Romanian armies. 9mm caliber 30-round clip."
— Description


The Beretta M1938A (referred to as Beretta 1938A in the Bonus Materials) can first be seen in the campaign level "Tankers" in the hands of Italian infantry. It then appears in the missions "Operation Husky" and "Piano Lupo" where it is available to the player. The Beretta M1938A is a fairly reliable and all-purpose weapon. Its low fire rate makes it fairly accurate at medium range, although its low rate of fire may let the player down in close-quarters.


The Beretta M1938A is available on the Italian maps. It is a fairly reliable weapon. It requires three to four shots to the body to kill at medium range, however its moderate recoil can be somewhat hindering especially at longer ranges. Despite this, it does have enough power to kill at longer ranges. At close ranges, the weapon's lower rate of fire will put it at a disadvantage when compared to other close quarters weapons, such as the American Thompson.

Call of Duty: WWIIEdit

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

The weapon returns in Call of Duty: WWII as the Orso. It was added in The Resistance event.


The base variant of the Orso is unlocked by activating the Orso special order from Major Howard in the Headquarters and play a total of fifty matches, whether or not the player wins or loses. After redeeming the order, the player will receive the base Orso. One of the unlockable variants, the Liberator, can be unlocked by completing the Liberator collection in the Collections tab of the Quartermaster, while the other variants can be obtained via supply drops.

Nazi ZombiesEdit

The Orso is available from the Mystery Box in all maps for 1,000 Jolts and from the Submachine gun Waffenbox in The Tortured Path for 2,000 Jolts. When upgraded either by the Ubersprengen or via the Freefire perk "MK. II" it becomes the The Boot gaining an increased base magazine size of 40, increased maximum reserve ammo of 480 and increased damage.

Orso vs. The BootEdit

Orso The Boot
Fire mode Automatic Automatic
Magazine size 30 40
Max ammo 30+210 40+480
Mobility High High
Extras Higher damage, more reserve ammunition



Name Rarity How to Obtain Zombie Perks Notes
Liberator Epic Completing the Orso - Liberator Collection N/A

Awards 10% extra XP

Golden Goose Epic Supply Drop N/A Awards 10% extra XP
Twisted II Heroic Supply Drop N/A Awards 15% extra XP


For variants images, see Beretta M1938A/Variants.

Trivia Edit

Call of Duty: WWIIEdit

  • Orso is Italian for "bear".
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