The Welrod is a suppressed, single-shot, one-shot kill handgun its actually a bolt action pistol with a 7 shot capability, however the game made it a single shot weapon. It is the second rarest weapon, the first is the BAR, featured in only one mission throughout the campaign of Rising Sun. It's ammunition is very scarce, with only 50 starting rounds, its range is very short, but very useful for a silent kill. The pistol has a built-in suppressor, making it extremely quiet, only the snap of the bullet going super sonic was heard as well as the firing pin striking the bullet's primer
In the splitscreen multiplayer, there is a player set that has the Welrod. It is much like in singleplayer, with short range and its capability of killing in a single shot. For the sharpshooting player, it can be extremely deadly, but for the easy trigger-finger, the player would rather find a semi-automatic pistol.
- Same as the M9A1 Bazooka,when using unlimited ammunition cheat,it will not reload and fire in semi auto mode.
- The real Welrod was bolt action, fed from a 7 round magazine, the magazine was actually the pistol grip itself, which detached from the weapon. The Welrod in Rising Sun depicts a single shot only weapon to balance out the M1911, were the Welrod depicted as a bolt action pistol, the fire rate would be much faster.
- The Welrod was used all over the world in WWII and in the Korean and even Vietnam war