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The Volkssturmgewehr (German: People's Assault Rifle) is a series of rifles designed in Nazi Germany late in World War II. Intended as last-ditch weapons for national militia Volkssturm, the rifles were highly simplified and often crudely assembled.
The Gustloff Volkssturmgewehr model, also known as the VG 1-5, was made by Gustloff Werke. It used the same 7.92x33mm Kurz cartridge as the StG 44. The rifles were semi-automatic only, though there were rumors that some selective-fire prototypes exist. From the start of production in January 1945 to the end of the war, around 10,000 of the Gustloff type were manufactured.
Two variants of the Volkssturmgewehr are set to be featured in Battlefield V - a select-fire assault rifle and a semi-automatic only version, known as the Sturmgewehr 1-5 and the Gewehr 1-5 respectively.
— In-game description
The Sturmgewehr 1-5 is the select-fire assault rifle version. Its UI icon first appeared briefly in the This is Battlefield V multiplayer trailer, while the rifle itself appeared in the Battlefield V Dev Talks: Open Beta interview.
It is the starter (Rank 0) weapon of the Assault class, which provides a balanced weapon. It has the second fastest fire rate out of all of the Assault Rifles, only behind the M1907 SF. This firing rate makes the weapon very effective at close to medium range, but more difficult for longer ranges.
The accuracy of the Sturmgewehr 1-5 is decent. During full auto, because of it's moderate recoil and above average fire rate, it will climb up significantly if not managed properly, though this is not an issue for closer ranges. Burst and tap firing is advised for long range combat. Iron sights are good enough for its optimal range, though optics are an option if need be.
It has a fast reload speed and a good magazine size of 30. These factors combined make the Sturmgewehr 1-5 an excellent choice for aggressive play.
— In-game description
The Gewehr 1-5 is the semi-auto rifle version. It was revealed in a blog post listing all weapons available in the game at launch.