The Luger P-08 is a German semi-automatic pistol featured in Call of Duty, Call of Duty: United Offensive, Call of Duty 2, Call of Duty: World at War (DS), Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered, Call of Duty: WWII and Call of Duty: Vanguard. It was cut from Call of Duty: World at War.
Call of Duty and United Offensive
- "The Luger pistol carries 9mm ammunition and an 8-shot magazine. It's a high prized trophy for Allied soldiers and can often be found as a sidearm in Russian or American hands."
- — Call of Duty manual description.
The Luger is the German sidearm of choice in both Call of Duty and United Offensive. There are several ways to obtain it in the campaign. When German enemies run out of ammo for their main weapon, they will pull it out. The player can also shoot their legs to force them into the state now known as Last Stand. Once you finish off the German soldier he will drop the Luger.
This handgun is the standard sidearm for the German team, as well as being recycled for use as the Russian team's sidearm in Call of Duty’s multiplayer. In United Offensive's multi-player, the Russians use a TT-33. This is similar to how the British must use the Colt .45 M1911 pistol for their sidearm even though it is the American sidearm of choice, but gain the Webley revolver in United Offensive. The Luger is best used as a last resort weapon when the player is out of ammo, or when trying to get through a tight spot. The Luger is less powerful than the Colt .45, and has a slightly lower rate of fire, but it is more accurate and has a higher magazine capacity.
Call of Duty 2
It is superficially the same as the Luger in Call of Duty and Call of Duty: United Offensive, yet is slightly easier to obtain, due to the fact that enemy soldiers going into last stand tends to be more common in CoD 2 than in the previous versions. It does slightly less damage compared to the older versions as well. The toggle moves in front of the sights when the gun is fired, which can make aiming down the sights somewhat difficult at range. It usually kills in 3-4 shots, and has a quick reload. If used properly, it makes a great sidearm which can be used very effectively.
The Luger is again the standard sidearm for the German team in multiplayer. It does the same amount of close-range damage compared to the older versions, but is slightly less powerful at range. It is still a good weapon of last resort, or for trying to get through tight spaces where slower-firing weapons will not suffice. It will not be so successful in other circumstances, however.
Call of Duty World at War
The Luger was originally slated to be in Call of Duty: World at War, but was cut in the early stage of development, since the only things left are animations. These animations are a straight port from the one from Call of Duty 2 since they are made for the skeleton of the Call of Duty 2 viewhands and not the one from Call of Duty: World at War.
Call of Duty World at War (DS)
The Luger is only available in multiplayer as the standard German side-arm and is unique in that it doesn't appear in main console versions of World at War. It has an 8 round magazine and medium recoil and power. It has the same HUD icon as the Nambu (the picture on the HUD is a Luger, meaning that the Nambu HUD icon is wrong) and a very similar reload. It is only seen in the level "Promotion" where Cpt. Grigorev shoots a Russian soldier for not following his orders.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered
A modernized version of the Luger appears in Modern Warfare Remastered as the BR9, added in the August 8th, 2017 update. It has the potential for a two-hit kill at close range without Stopping Power, outstripping the M9, M1911 and USP .45, and putting it on par with the Desert Eagle and the .44 Magnum. It benefits over the Desert Eagle and .44 Magnum by having one or two more bullets respectively. However, its maximum fire rate of 600 is slightly lower than the standard 625 for most pistols.
The BR9 suffers from extremely high visual recoil that settles slowly. Despite the visual kick, the gun is relatively accurate and actual recoil is low. One unique disadvantage it suffers among pistols is the very slow initial draw time, at 0.83 seconds. This is over three times longer than any other sidearm. It is possible to avoid this problem by drawing it at the beginning of a spawn so that switching to it later in the life skips the animation. The animation always plays when going into Last Stand, even if the weapon had been drawn previously, so the BR9 is a very poor choice to use with the Last Stand perk.
Call of Duty: WWII
- "Fast firing semi-automatic pistol with low recoil."
- — Description
The P-08 (referred to as Luger in the Alpha) returns in Call of Duty: WWII.
The P-08 is the sidearm used by the Wehrmacht and can be obtained by putting them in Last Stand. A P-08 with a suppressor attachment is uniquely a starting weapon in the stealth portion of the level "Liberation". It also appears notably in "Hill 493", where it is used by a German tank commander, as well as in the ending cinematic of "Ambush" where Metz uses a P-08 to kill a prisoner of war.
Unlocked by default for all players, the P-08 possesses a three hit kill range up close and a five hit kill range from afar. The P-08's long range abilities are hindered, as it has obstructive iron sights, consisting of an extremely small front post framed by large rear sights. Accuracy is further hindered by the pistol's unique toggle-lock action, which obstructs the view as it is fired. This view obstruction is rectified with the Torch and Abwehr variants, as the iron sights are no longer obstructed by the toggle-lock system.
The P-08 carries a small 8 round magazine, which can be remedied by the use of the Extended Mag attachment, boosting the magazine size to twelve bullets. The Steady Aim attachment boosts the P-08's already small hipfire spread to a near negligible visible spread. The Akimbo attachment given by the Duelist basic training allows the use of two P-08s, serving as lethal substituted for close range battles.
In Hardcore modes, the P-08 is a one shot kill to any part of the body at close range, featuring a two shot kill at extreme ranges.
The P-08 is also available in the Infantry Division default class, equipped with the Steady Aim attachment.
The P-08 appears in Zombies mode, being able to be used as a starter weapon on all maps. As The Final Reich, Gröesten Haus, The Darkest Shore and The Shadowed Throne do not feature the P-08 as a weapon in the Mystery Box, the only way to acquire it is to spawn with it. In The Tortured Path, the P-08 can be bought from the starting weapon Waffenbox for 500 Jolts, or found dropped by zombies.
The P-08, being a standard starting weapon, is fairly weak past round eight due to its low damage per shot. However, its extra bullet in the magazine and faster fire rate than the 1911 allows it to be a viable point gathering weapon in early rounds. Ammo capacity is of no concern, as its 112 rounds of extra ammunition is more than enough to suffice even in early Pest rounds, and should be enough to earn enough jolts to acquire another weapon.
When upgraded via Ubersprengen or by Mk. II Freefire special mod, the P-08 becomes the G.I.'s Souvenir, complete with an increased magazine size to 16 rounds, as well as an increase to 384 rounds in reserve. The upgrade also increases the damage dealt per bullet, as well as converting the P-08 from a semi-auto firing mode into a four round burst. However, The G.I.'s Souvenir is rendered as a weak weapon at roughly round 20. The G.I.'s Souvenir however, can be utilized to serve as a useful personal defense weapon to clear lines of zombies inside choke points,or to severely weaken zombies in higher rounds.
P-08 vs. G.I.'s Souvenir
|Fire mode||Semi-automatic||4 Round Burst|
|Extras||Higher damage, more ammo|
|Attachment||Unlock level||Stats||Upgraded Stats|
|Weapon Level 2
Zombies level 4
|Faster aim down sights time.|
|Weapon Level 3
Zombies level 36
|Reduced hipfire cone size.|
|Weapon Level 4
Zombies level 39
|Increased headshot damage.|
Full Metal Jacket
|Weapon Level 5
Zombies level 18
|Increased surface penetration and increased damage done to Scorestreaks.
Increased penetration power against zombies.
|Weapon Level 6
Zombies level 32
|Magazine increased to 12
Reserve ammo increased to
|Magazine increased to |
Reserve ammo increased to
|Weapon Level 7
Zombies level 18
|Increased damage falloff range.|
|Weapon Level 8||A Tactical Knife is held in conjunction with gun, allowing for one hit melee kills.
Overrides Duelist Basic Training.
|Weapon Level 9||Suppresses weapon, lowering firing sound and shots do not cause radar pings.||N/A|
|Duelist Basic Training
Zombies level 43
|Removes aiming for a second gun.
Cannot be used in conjunction with other attachments in Nazi Zombies.
|Der Adler||Epic||10% Bonus Soldier XP||Unique inspect animation|
|Der Adler II||Heroic|| 15% Bonus Soldier XP
|Unique inpsect animation|
|Torch||Epic||10% Bonus Soldier XP|
|Torch II||Heroic||15% Bonus Soldier XP|
|Adlertag||Epic||10% Bonus Soldier XP|
|Adlertag II||Heroic||15% Bonus Soldier XP|
|Abwehr||Epic||10% Bonus Soldier XP|
|Abwehr II||Heroic||15% Bonus Soldier XP|
Call of Duty: Vanguard
- "Steady high-caliber semi-automatic pistol more effective at range that other pistols."
- — In-game description
The Luger returns in Call of Duty: Vanguard as the Klauser.
|Blueprint||Image||Rarity||How to Obtain|
|Anodized Alloy||Legendary||Bundle Kill Conductor|
|Copper Collar||Epic||Bundle Airlifted|
|French Blue||Legendary||Battle Pass Season Two Tier 81|
|Red Isle||Epic||Bundle Navy Monarch|
|Restless||Epic||Battle Pass Season One Tier 18|
Call of Duty 2
- The Call of Duty 2 strategy guide states that this pistol is the most accurate when used over distance. It is impossible to tell the difference between the pistols in game, and the toggle-action of the Luger actually obscures the player's aim when aiming down the sights.
Call of Duty: World at War (Nintendo DS)
- In third person, the Luger appears to be pitch black.
Call of Duty: WWII
- "7306" and "06" can both be seen engraved on the left side of the gun behind the barrel.
- "P-08" can be seen written above the pistol grip on the left side of the gun.
- The Mauser manufacturer code "byf" and "06" can be seen written on the toggle-lock slide.
- The Der Adler and Adlertag variants are modelled after the German Borchardt C-93 pistol. In real life, the C-93 was the precursor to the P-08, with the P-08 being a refined version of it.
- "Der Adler" (translated as The Eagle) is a reference to the Nazi propaganda magazine of the same name.
- "Adlertag" (translated as Eagle Day) is a reference to the first day of the Luftwaffe assault on the Royal British Air Force in 1940.
- "D.R.P" and "No̱75889" can be seen written on the toggle-lock slide. These markings label the Adlertag variant as patent #75889 under the Deutsches Reichspatentamt office.
- The Torch and Abwehr variants are modelled after the Japanese Nambu pistol.
- The name of the upgraded P-08, G.I.'s Souvenir, refers to the P-08 being a war trophy for Allied soldiers.
Call of Duty: Vanguard
- Despite being called the Klauser in-game, it is properly named by Gabriel Krafft in a Der Anfang radio.