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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


Attachment Unlock level Stats Upgraded Stats
Lens Sight menu icon WWII
Lens Sight
Weapon Level 2
Automatically unlocked in Zombies
Sight changed to a Lens Sight.
Quickdraw menu icon WWII
Weapon Level 3
Zombies level 4
Faster aim down sights time.
Reflex Sight menu icon WWII
Reflex Sight
Weapon Level 4
Zombies level 11
Sight changed to a Reflex Sight.
Grip menu icon WWII
Weapon Level 5
Zombies level 4
Reduced recoil while aiming down sight.
Steady Aim menu icon WWII
Steady Aim
Weapon Level 6
Zombies level 15
Reduced hipfire cone size.
FMJ menu icon WWII
Full Metal Jacket
Weapon Level 7
Zombies level 18
Increased surface penetration and increased damage done to Scorestreaks.
Increased penetration power against zombies.
Advanced Rifling menu icon WWII
Advanced Rifling
Weapon Level 8
Zombies level 32
Increased damage falloff range.
Extended Mag menu icon WWII
Extended Mags
Weapon Level 9
Zombies level 29
Magazine increased to 45
Reserve ammo increased to
Magazine increased to
Reserve ammo increased to
Rapid Fire menu icon WWII
Rapid Fire
Weapon Level 10
Zombies level 25
Rate of fire increase to 862 RPM
SMG Suppressor menu icon WWII
Weapon Level 11 Suppresses weapon, lowering firing sound and shots do not cause radar pings. N/A


Name Rarity Perk Operation Notes
Liberator Epic Soldier Exp Bonus Items WWII 10% Bonus Soldier XP The Resistance Item Icon WWII The Resistance Collection reward
Golden Goose Epic Soldier Exp Bonus Items WWII 10% Bonus Soldier XP The Resistance Item Icon WWII The Resistance
Twisted II Heroic Soldier Exp Bonus Items WWII 15% Bonus Soldier XP The Resistance Item Icon WWII The Resistance
Orso Rare Soldier Exp Bonus Items WWII 15% Bonus Soldier XP The Resistance Item Icon WWII The Resistance Exclusively Quartermaster Contract reward


For variants images, see Beretta M1938A/Variants.

Trivia Edit

Call of Duty: WWIIEdit

  • Orso is Italian for "bear".
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