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ZK-383 is a submachine gun that was developed by the Koucký brothers in Czechoslovakia, with production starting in 1938. The production of the ZK-383 continued at Brno arms factory even during the German occupation during World War II. Most of the guns produced were supplied to the Waffen-SS. It continued to be produced in small numbers in the postwar period and production ended in 1948. The ZK-383 was slowly phased out by smaller and lighter submachine guns such as the Sa vz. 23 though Bulgaria continued using it until the 1970s.
— In-game description
The ZK-383 is a weapon featured in Battlefield V. First seen in the game files, it was introduced in the first Tides of War expansion, Lightning Strikes and can be unlocked upon completion of the first week challenges, "A Few Good Soldiers". The ZK-383 is available for the Medic Class. it is the first SMG to overheat and to have a bipod. The ZK-383 itself possesses very noticeable features compared to the other sub machine guns in its class, With low recoil, High accuracy and tied with the lowest rate of fire. Something that is shared with the MP34.
As with the other weapons of the game, the ZK-383 features two different paths, both focusing on specific play styles. The left path focuses on improving close quarters combat compat with a lightened stock and quick aim. It also features the Light bolt which increases RPM to 720, but decreasing accuracy. Additionally, it features quick reload to reduce reload speed. The right path focuses on improving aimed accuracy and magazine size, improving it from 30 rounds to a decent 40 rounds. It also improves ADS moving and standing accuracy with high velocity bullets for better mid range engagements.