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The Sten is a submachine gun featured in Call of Duty, Call of Duty: United Offensive, Call of Duty: Finest Hour, Call of Duty 2, Call of Duty 3, Call of Duty: World at War (DS), Call of Duty: World at War: Final Fronts, Call of Duty: Black Ops, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Call of Duty: Black Ops III and Call of Duty: WWII. It was cut from Call of Duty: World at War.

Call of Duty and United OffensiveEdit

"The Sten Mark 2 is a 9mm submachine gun effective for clearing out rooms and trenches. Its compact frame and light weight provide excellent mobility"
Call of Duty manual description.
Sten menu icon CoD1
Sten
Damage 85 (1 SP), 85-29.75 (UO SP), 45 (1 MP), 48-16.8 (UO MP), 50 (Melee)
Weapon Class Submachine gun
Magazine Size 32 rounds
Maximum Ammunition 320 rounds
Reload Time 2.5s mid-magazine, 3s empty
Recoil Medium
Fire Mode Automatic
Used by Britain
HUD icon Sten Pickup CoD
Sound(s) The Sten's firing sound

The Sten's dry reloading sound
Console codename(s) sten

CampaignEdit

This is the British Submachine gun of choice. It is a powerful weapon at close range, akin to the other Submachine guns, but is much rarer to find. It is much less common than the German MP40, and both have basically the same stats.

In United Offensive, the player starts the British Sicily mission with a silenced Sten. The silenced Sten looks much different from the regular Sten, with more detail, and what looks like a much larger, "chunkier" looking magazine, as well as a partial view of the thin metal stock.

MultiplayerEdit

The weapon is issued to the British team in multiplayer. It is not as accurate as the German MP40, making it best reserved for close quarters, where its damage and fire rate compensate for its lower accuracy.

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Call of Duty: Finest HourEdit

Sten Side FH
Sten
Weapon Class Submachine Gun
Magazine Size 32 rounds
Fire Mode Automatic
"The Sten Mark 2 is a 9mm submachine gun effective for clearing out rooms and trenches. Its compact frame and light weight provide excellent mobility."
— Manual description

The Sten is a decent weapon, with damage about equal to the MP40, although ammo cannot be shared. It is a stable weapon with an easily controlled recoil.

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Call of Duty 2Edit

Sten model CoD2
Sten
Damage 90-0 (SP), 35-10 (MP) 100 (SP Melee) 150 (MP Melee)
Damage Multipliers Head: 1, Chest: 1, Limbs: .5 (SP), Head: 3, Chest: 1, Limbs: 1
Weapon Class Submachine gun
Magazine Size 32 rounds
Maximum Ammunition 192
Reload Time 2.5s loaded, 3s unloaded
Rate of Fire 600 RPM
Range (explanation) 600-3000m (SP), 1000-2000m (MP)
Recoil Low
Fire Mode Automatic
Used by Britain
HUD icon Sten Pickup CoD2

CampaignEdit

The Sten is, again, the Submachine gun of choice for the British. It still deals a high damage in close quarters, capable of killing in just two shots. Its accuracy is good, due to low recoil and rate of fire, but loses much of its damage at extreme ranges, reducing its effectiveness at a distance. It is not encountered until the Caen missions, and is used as a starting weapon in every mission after.

MultiplayerEdit

This weapon is issued to the British team. It can kill in three bullets at close range or ten at a distance. Its low rate of fire and recoil make it a versatile weapon, allowing for limited medium-range combat in addition to close-range. Compared to the Thompson, it has more ammo and slightly better accuracy.

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Call of Duty 3Edit

Sten
Weapon Class Submachine gun
Magazine Size 32 rounds
Starting Ammunition 32+160 (SP)
(32+100 in Laison River)
Maximum Ammunition 32+192 (SP)
Recoil Low
Fire Mode Automatic
Used by SAS, Canadian Armed Forces, Polish 1st Armored Division, French Resistance
"Submachine gun. 9mm. A quick and cheap weapon to arm British troops after Dunkirk. The Sten used a horizontally-mounted 32 round magazine chambered for 9mm, so captured German ammunition could be used."
— In-game description

The Sten (listed as Sten MKII in the Bonus Materials) in this game is almost exactly the same as the previous ones. The only differences are how it is held and the Sten also appears to be weaker in Call of Duty 3. As in the previous games, the Sten has low recoil and well-designed iron sights to help the player shoot at relatively long ranges. Ammunition is plentiful in Night Drop, since many friendlies use this weapon, but in Laison River ammunition is rare until the player reaches the flak trenches and the house. In other levels, the player might end up trading it for an MP40 due to the rarity of dropped Stens.

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Call of Duty: Roads to VictoryEdit

Sten
Weapon Class Submachine gun
Magazine Size 32
Maximum Ammunition 192
Fire Mode Automatic
Used by First Canadian Army
British Parachute regiment
"The Sten Mk2 was a widely copied, easy to manufacture British submachine gun."
— In-game description

The Sten is used by both the British and Canadian forces. It is held from the handguard, in a similar fashion to Call of Duty 3. If the difficulty selected is "Survival", it is replaced by the Bren. In some of the wallpapers and in the intro cinematic, the Sten was held by its magazine, but in the actual game it is held from the barrel sleeve.

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Call of Duty: World at WarEdit

Throwing Knife menu icon MW3 The subject matter of this article was cut from the final version of a Call of Duty game.
Sten 3rd person WaW
Sten
Damage 70-20
Damage Multipliers 3.5 (head), 1.25 (upper torso), 1 (lower torso), 0.8 (upper arms and legs), 0.7 (lower arms and legs), 0.5 (hands and feet)
Weapon Class Submachine gun
Magazine Size 32 rounds
Starting Ammunition 32+192
Maximum Ammunition 32+192
Reload Time 1.8 (ammo), 2.5 (add animation), 3 (dry animation)
Rate of Fire 600 RPM, 550 RPM (Silenced)
Range (explanation) 600-1600
Penetration Small
Fire Mode Automatic
Used by Britain
HUD icon Sten HUD WaW

The Sten originally appeared in Call of Duty: World at War, however, it was cut along with the British campaign. Only Create-a-Class image, pickup icon, animations and uncompiled weapon file remained in the Mod Tools. In singleplayer, the weapon was to appear with suppressor and without it. The model was kept for Call of Duty: Black Ops.

Unlike the most weapons, the only performance difference between the silenced and unsilenced versions is the fire rate: the unsilenced version fires every 0.1 seconds, while the silenced one can fire every 0.109 seconds.

Call of Duty: World at War (Nintendo DS)Edit

Sten Mk II
Damage 50-15 (SP), 35-10 (MP)
Weapon Class Submachine gun
Magazine Size 32 rounds
Starting Ammunition 32+256
Maximum Ammunition 32+256
Reload Time Medium
Rate of Fire Medium-High
Range (explanation) Infinite
Recoil Low
Fire Mode Automatic
Used by Britain, SAS

The Sten Mk II is one of the five SMGs that appear in game, and has a fairly low damage, but also the highest rate of fire. It is the British Army's Submachine gun of choice. In singleplayer, most players will keep the Sten instead of picking up the MP40 because it has a higher rate of fire and more damage. However, players will often trade the Sten for the STG-44 in later levels because the STG-44 is more accurate, and deals more damage. In Multiplayer, the Sten is only available for the British faction, along with the Lanchester Submachine Gun, however the Sten is used more frequently, despite its lower damage, because it retains a higher rate of fire and greater accuracy.

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Call of Duty: World at War: Final FrontsEdit

Sten 3rd person WaWFF
Sten
Weapon Class Submachine gun
Magazine Size 32 rounds
Maximum Ammunition 400 rounds
Fire Mode Automatic

In Call of Duty: World at War: Final Fronts, the Sten is the Submachine gun of choice for the British campaign. It is similar to past versions of the Sten in the series, and appears as a British weapon alongside the Lee-Enfield. Its ammo and damage are the same as the MP40, and it can be obtained from fallen comrades, making both this weapon and its counterpart ideal for choice, as ammo won't be a problem.

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Call of Duty: Black OpsEdit

Sten Third Person BO
Sten
Damage 100-80 (SP)
Weapon Class Submachine gun
Magazine Size 32 rounds
Maximum Ammunition 32+320 (SP)
Reload Time 1.8s, 3s (empty).
Rate of Fire 535 RPM
Recoil Moderate
Penetration Low
Fire Mode Automatic
Used by British Commandos
HUD icon Sten Pickup Icon BO

The Sten returns in Call of Duty: Black Ops and is exclusive to the Campaign level "Project Nova", being carried by the British Commandos who assault the ship containing the Nova-6 gas. It has a 32-round magazine, a moderate rate of fire, and medium recoil. Like all of the other Call of Duty games in which the Sten appears (except Call of Duty 3), it is held by the magazine, making the aim tilt slightly leftward. It is almost identical to the Type 100 from World at War, even sharing its animations, though the Sten has more recoil and more obstructive sights that hinder accuracy while aiming.

The Sten is an available layer in the game's emblem editor, although the magazine cannot be seen, as it is mounted on the weapon's side.

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Call of Duty: Advanced WarfareEdit

Sten menu icon AW
Sten
Damage 34-24-19 (MP)
Damage Multipliers x1.1 Head
Weapon Class Submachine Gun
Magazine Size 32 rounds (48 w/ Extended Mags)
Starting Ammunition 32+96 (MP)
Maximum Ammunition 32+192 (MP)
Reload Time 2s loaded, 2.5s empty, 1.7s fast
Rate of Fire 750 RPM (937 w/ Rapid Fire)
Range (explanation) 500-1100
Fire Mode Automatic

The Sten was added to the multiplayer of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare for Xbox One on November 18, 2015 and a month later for PC and PlayStation 4.

It has a noticeably higher rate of fire than previous incarnations of the weapon.

The Sten has low damage, high recoil which is aggravated by its fire rate and a slow reload in comparison to other submachine guns.It is unlocked by getting one of its four variants from a regular supply drop or an advanced supply drop.

It does low damage, being a four shot kill at close range and a five shot kill at medium ranges, dropping off to a six shot kill at long ranges. This, along with the high recoil, means that this weapon and its user will suffer at long ranges. It truly shines in close range, where the quick fire rate and four shot kill make it a killing machine if used properly. It is recommended to run the Sten with attachments either helping the close range capabilities or making it viable at long range. In a class focusing on close range, one should use the Silencer, Extended Mags and Laser Sight. For long range, one should use Advanced Rifling, Foregrip and a Hybrid Sight.

Supply Drop VariantsEdit

Name Rarity Advantages Disadvantages Notes
Commonwealth Enlisted View Kick −10% Range: 500-935
Commando Professional Starting ammo: 32+128
Range: 500-1265
Fire Rate: 666 RPM
View Kick +10%
Royalty Elite View Kick −20% ADS Time +10%
Hipspread +10%
Resistance Legendary ADS Time −10%
Hipspread −10%
Range: 500-935 Integrated Stock

GalleryEdit

For attachments images, see Sten/Attachments.
For camouflage images, see Sten/Camouflage.
For variants images, see Sten/Variants.

Call of Duty: Black Ops IIIEdit

Sten Gunsmith model BO3
Sten
Damage 34-19 (MP)
Damage Multipliers x1.1 Head
Weapon Class Submachine Gun
Magazine Size 32 rounds (45 w/ Extended Mag)
Starting Ammunition 32+96 (MP)
Maximum Ammunition 32+256 (MP)
Rate of Fire 625 RPM
Range (explanation) 150-2001
Penetration Low
Fire Mode Automatic
"Full-auto submachine gun with high power and fast reload. Most effective at close to medium range."
— Description

The Sten was added to Call of Duty: Black Ops III’s multiplayer on April 30th, 2018.

AttachmentsEdit

Call of Duty: WWIIEdit

Sten Model WWII
Sten
Damage 30-23-19
Weapon Class Submachine Gun
Magazine Size 32 rounds (48 w/ Extended Mag)
Unlocked Complete 50 matches and complete the Special Contract.
Rate of Fire 638 RPM (681 w/ Rapid Fire)
Fire Mode Automatic
Console codename(s) eng_sten
"Mid range sub machine gun."
— Description
"Then we have the Sten. This lightweight SMG is quite the little firecracker, just the ticket for the some close-quarters butchering."
Carver Butcher

The Sten was added to Call of Duty: WWII with the Winter Siege event. A drawing of it is seen in Arthur Crowley's file.

AttachmentsEdit

VariantsEdit

Name Rarity How to Obtain Zombie Perks Notes
Frosty Epic Completing the Sten - Frosty Collection. N/A

Awards 10% extra XP

Royal Skull Epic Supply Drop N/A Awards 10% extra XP.
Rooted II Heroic Supply Drop N/A

Awards 15% extra XP .


Nazi Zombies Edit

Main article: Upgraded weapons/WWII

The Sten can be obtained from the Mystery Box in all of the current maps. When upgraded via the Ubersprengen, it becomes La Resistance.

GalleryEdit

For variants images, see Sten/Variants.

TriviaEdit

GeneralEdit


Call of Duty: United OffensiveEdit

  • In Call of Duty: United Offensive, during the intro to the first Sicily mission, if you look across the boat, you can see Maj. Ingram's Sten with the magazine turned down 90 degrees.

Call of Duty 2Edit

  • In Call of Duty 2, using a widescreen reveals the character re-inserting the same used magazine and not changing it for a new one when reloading.

Call of Duty 3Edit

  • The in-game info claims that the Sten can use captured MP40 ammunition. Despite the description, however, this ability is not implemented in gameplay.
  • In the bonus material, the magazine is on the right side and not the left like in Campaign.
  • In the campaign, any NPC holding the Sten is classified as a Support Gunner.

Call of Duty: Black OpsEdit

  • It seems that the cut World at War pickup icon for the Sten was reused in Black Ops. Also, the icon shows the integrated silencer, though the Sten in Black Ops does not have one.
  • The British Commandos hold the Sten as if it had a pistol grip rather than the wire stock.

Call of Duty: WWIIEdit

  • In Zombies mode, the upgraded name "La Résistance" is French for "The Resistance". However, the acute accent is missing from the first "e" in-game.