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5 best MP5 loadouts in Black Ops Cold War for all playstyles

Published: 25/Nov/2020 16:52 Updated: 26/Nov/2020 10:27

by Jacob Hale

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Even after being nerfed, the MP5 is still the most popular submachine gun in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, and no mater your playstyle there’s a great loadout just waiting to be used. 

It goes without saying that we all have different playstyles when it comes to Call of Duty, but that doesn’t necessarily mean we have to use different weapons. For example, you could be great with an SMG and never touch the objective, while your teammate will carry the same gun and sit in the hill soaking up time.

We’re lucky that players aren’t limited by their role or style in the game, and the MP5 definitely suits most needs on any team.

So, whether you’re an objective machine or a slaying fiend, here’s our top 5 MP5 loadouts in Black Ops Cold War.

Fastest MP5 loadout for running and gunning

Black Ops Cold War rushing MP5 class
Activision
This is the best MP5 loadout for players who love rushing and getting in the enemy’s face.

Attachments

  • Muzzle: Infantry Compensator
  • Barrel: 9.5” Extended
  • Body: Steady Aim Laser
  • Underbarrel: Patrol Grip
  • Magazine: SAS Mag Clamp
  • Handle: Dropshot Wrap
  • Stock: Raider Stock

Secondary — Diamatti

Perks

  • Perk 1: Engineer
  • Perk 2: Quartermaster
  • Perk 3: Gung-Ho

Equipment

  • Lethal: Semtex
  • Tactical: Stim Shot
  • Field Upgrade: Assault Pack

Wildcard — Gunfighter

This loadout is all about increasing speed, be it movement, ADS or otherwise. If you’re running this, you’ll want to be getting up in your opponents’ faces at all times and laying the pressure on heavily.

The Gunfighter wildcard lets you maximize your abilities with the MP5 by negating its weaknesses while accentuating its strength, and is something we advise on most loadouts.

Best MP5 loadout for playing the objective

Best mp5 objective loadout black ops cold war
Activision
This MP5 loadout is perfect for objective players.

Attachments

  • Muzzle: Sound Suppressor
  • Barrel: 9.5” Ranger
  • Underbarrel: Foregrip
  • Magazine: Jungle-Style Mag
  • Handle: SASR Jungle Grip

Secondary — Knife

Perks

  • Perk 1: Flak Jacket OR Tactical Mask
  • Perk 2: Gearhead
  • Perk 3: Ninja

Equipment

  • Lethal: Semtex
  • Tactical: Smoke Grenade
  • Field Upgrade: Trophy System

Wildcard — Danger Close

This loadout is heavily focused on keeping you protected, with Smoke Grenades clearing a path to the objective for you while the Trophy System, as well as Flak Jacket (or Tactical Mask, if you prefer), will keep you very well-prepared against enemy explosives. You also might consider the Tracker perk over Gearhead, so you can keep tabs on nearby enemies running near you.

Including the Danger Close wildcard, this loadout is built for you to stay stealthy and protected, as well as lethal when attacking the objective — and should more than fit the bill.

Shotzzy’s best MP5 loadout for CDL and competitive play

Shotzzy MP5 Dallas Empire Black Ops Cold War
Activision/Dallas Empire
Shotzzy’s MP5 will be your best bet in competitive play.

Attachments

  • Muzzle: Muzzle Brake 9
  • Barrel: 9.5″ Task Force
  • Underbarrel: Field Agent Grip
  • Grip: Speed Tape
  • Stock: Raider Stock

Secondary — 1911

Perks

  • Perk 1: Tactical Mask
  • Perk 2: Gung-Ho
  • Perk 3: Ninja

Equipment

  • Lethal: Semtex
  • Tactical: Flashbang
  • Field Upgrade: Trophy System

Wildcard — Law Breaker

To find the best competitive loadout for the MP5, we look no further than Call of Duty League MVP Anthony ‘Shotzzy’ Cuevas-Castro, who is arguably the best SMG player in the world right now, following a standout season on the Dallas Empire roster.

Shotzzy’s loadout is all about minimizing recoil while also maximizing the MP5’s damage and ADS time, which is crucial in those split-second gunfights that can be won or lost with just one bullet.

Though Shotzzy’s perks, wildcard and equipment weren’t exactly made clear, we’ve used the general competitive builds that he more than likely uses, as well as the other top SMG players.

Most accurate MP5 loadout

MP5 accuracy loadout black ops cold war
Activision
This MP5 loadout is all about accuracy, but sacrifices speed and mobility.

Attachments

  • Optic: Microflex LED
  • Muzzle: Muzzle Brake 9
  • Barrel: 9.1” Rifled
  • Body: Ember Sighting Point
  • Underbarrel: Field Agent Grip
  • Magazine: 40 Rnd Drum
  • Handle: Field Tape
  • Stock: Tactical Stock

Secondary — Cigma 2

Perks

  • Perk 1: Tactical Mask
  • Perk 2: Quartermaster
  • Perk 3: Cold Blooded

Equipment

  • Lethal: Frag Grenade
  • Tactical: Stun Grenade
  • Field Upgrade: Proximity Mine

Wildcard — Gunfighter

This MP5 loadout is all about increasing accuracy. It takes little bits of our other loadouts, but we’ve made a couple of small alterations to improve your chances of hitting every shot, though it does detract from the MP5’s natural strengths, forgoing movement speed for stealth and accuracy.

The optic is important here, especially as something we wouldn’t typically recommend on a submachine gun, but it works in this instance if you’re more likely to take medium-range gunfights and sit away from the heat of the action.

Our favorite MP5 loadout

mp5 black ops cold war
Activision / Treyarch
Our MP5 loadout is a great all-round weapon for any player.

Attachments

  • Muzzle: Sound Suppressor
  • Barrel: 10.1” Cavalry Lancer
  • Body: Steady Aim Laser
  • Underbarrel: Foregrip
  • Magazine: 40 RND Drum
  • Handle: Speed Tape
  • Stock: Collapsed Stock

Secondary — Gallo SA12

Perks

  • Perk 1: Flak Jacket
  • Perk 2: Quartermaster
  • Perk 3: Ghost

Equipment

  • Lethal: Semtex
  • Tactical: Stim Shot
  • Field Upgrade: Assault Pack

Wildcard — Gunfighter

The Gunfighter wildcard is one of the most versatile in the game and allows players to truly stack their weapons, which is why we recommend it so highly.

On this loadout, the suppressor will keep you off enemy minimaps while dashing through the lobby laying fire into anyone and everyone, especially thanks to the 40 Rnd Drum, while the barrel and foregrip attachments should keep your shot crisp.


So, they’re our five best MP5 loadouts in Black Ops Cold War. Be sure to check out all of our BOCW weapon guides — you might just find an underrated weapon you love.

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3 tips to help you survive Black Ops Cold War’s new Zombies Cranked mode

Published: 15/Jan/2021 23:40

by Tanner Pierce

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With the release of Black Ops Cold War’s mid-season update, Treyarch has added Cranked into the game’s Zombies mode – and it’s pretty different from the standard version, requiring some completely separate strategies. 

While Cranked in Call of Duty games is nothing new, having debuted all the way back in 2013’s Ghosts, what is different is a Zombies version of the mode, which was just added to Black Ops Cold War during the game’s midseason update.

The concept is simple: You’re given a timer, and when that timer reaches 0, you explode and die. With each kill, however, your timer resets, giving you more time to keep on grinding. It’s an incredibly fast-paced mode in normal multiplayer, and the Zombies version is even more hectic – but there are some tips you can utilize to help you survive longer.

Pace out your kills

Activision
Pacing out your kills in Cranked is important due to the fact that you only need one kill to reset your timer.

In standard Cranked, players are usually scrambling to get kills. In a 5v5 or 6v6, it makes sense, considering there’s only a limited amount of potential targets, and if you can’t find anyone, you’ll die easily due to the timer running out.

With BOCW Zombies Cranked, the opposite is true. There’s always an abundance of enemies and, while it’s not impossible to run out of targets, generally speaking, they’ll keep on spawning (there’s not even a break in-between rounds).

Because of this, there’s no need to be mowing down Zombies as one does in the normal mode. Instead, if you’re feeling overwhelmed (or if you want to get something done like Pack-A-Punching your weapon), try running away from the enemies for a while to get your bearings.

Remember, all it takes is one kill to reset your timer. If you find it running out, just look behind you at the horde you’ve surely amounted, kill one Zombie, and then move along with your business. Wasting your time mowing down each and every zombie can cost you your game.

With all that being said, don’t think you can run away from the Zombies with no problem; if you get too far away, you’ll find yourself struggling for kills, so it’s best if you stay nearby.

Use fast-reloading weapons and attachments

Activision
You’ll want to use weapons that can be reloaded quickly in Cranked.

In normal Zombies, using a LMG is sort of required during late-game conflicts, as it allows you to mow down Zombies with greater power. In Cranked, speed is king, so it might be better to use something smaller like an SMG.

Reloading fast is essential in Cranked, as you can easily become overrun. Even though it does have a lot of power, you don’t want to waste your time on the horrendously slow reload time found on LMGs. If you want an even faster reload time, you could even throw a fast-mag onto your SMG, and get it done even quicker.

In addition, SMGs have the added benefit of allowing you to run faster, meaning you’ll be able to evade Zombies even better than you would before.

Always go for the Timer Freeze power up

Activision
Remembering these tips can be the difference between surviving or dying early on.

Treyarch has implemented a brand new power-up that’s exclusive to the Cranked game mode: Timer Freeze. With this, players will be able to stop their countdown timer for around 15 seconds or so, giving them a breather.

While this might seem obvious to point out, you’ll want to go for those as much as possible. Getting one at the start of your game is not too important, but it’s especially critical when you get into the late game.

As the mode goes on, your timer will get shorter and shorter, meaning every break you get becomes more and more important. Having that 15 second breather seems like an eternity once you get it, so missing out on one can hurt you a lot – sometimes costing you your life.

While Cranked is incredibly fast-paced, it’s really not that bad if you know what you’re doing. If you remember these tips, you shouldn’t have as much of a problem.