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Gewehr 98

A German bolt action Mauser rifle firing cartridges from a 5 round internal clip-loaded magazine that was the German service rifle from 1898 to 1935.[1]
– Official Verdun Weapon Guide

The Gew. 98, also known as the Gewehr 98 or G98, is a German bolt-action rifle made by Mauser with a five round internal magazine loaded one round at a time or from a stripper clip.


The Gewehr 98 was a German service rifle from 1898 to 1935, later replaced by the Karabiner 98k. It was the main rifle for Germany during World War 1, it was a very popular rifle and was loved for it's accuracy and reliability. The predecessor to the Gewehr 98 was the Gewehr 88 which wasn't developed by Mauser but instead the G.P.K.

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(Gewehr-Prüfungskommission.) The bolt system of the Gewehr 98 was patented by Paul Mauser on September 9th 1895. Later, the G.P.K. adopted the Gewehr 98 on April 5th 1898 and was first used in the Boxer Rebellion (1898-1901) where it was very successful.


In 1905 the 8 mm M/88 cartridge loaded with a 8.08 mm 14.6 g round nose bullet was replaced by the 7.92x57mm Mauser loaded with a 8.20 mm 9.9 g spitzer bullet. The change of the ammunition was shown by a small "S" stamped on the barrel, back of the rear sight base, and above the chamber. The Lange Visier rear sight then had to be changed to fit the new spitzer round.[2]


Reloading with a stripper clip

In game, the Gewehr 98 is very accurate, and has high stopping power (damage) with an average magazine size and a moderate reload speed. Although it does have a slow fire rate and obstructive iron sights. The bolt cycles out in approximately 1.5 seconds, and firing an entire magazine and reloading takes approximately 13 seconds.[3]


The Gewehr 98 has four attachments:

  • Stripper Clip
  • Seitengewehr Bayonet
  • Goerz 3X Custom Scope
  • Trench Magazine

These attachments cost one career point each to unlock in Rifle Deathmatch and can be changed out at respawn.


The Gewehr 98 is the standard bolt-action rifle for the Alpenjäger, Landser, Stoßtrupp, and Schützen squads.[4]


  • Oberjäger Bergführer - level II
  • Scharfschütze Heckenschütze - Level II and Zielfernrohrschütze - Level III (Goerz 3X Custom)
  • Überwacher Melder - Standard
  • Aufklärer Plänkler - Level II (Seitengewehr)


  • Schütze Kriegsfreiwilliger - Standard (Seitengewehr) and Freischütz - Level II (Goerz 3X Custom)
  • MG-Schütze Versorger - Standard
  • Grenadier Grenadier-Schütze - Standard


  • Waffenspezialist Bajonettfechter - Standard


  • Grabenkommandant Waffenmeister - Level III
  • Schütze Schützenkönig - Level II
  • Bote Grabenverteidiger - Level II


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