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5 Best MP5 SMG classes & loadouts in Modern Warfare for all play-styles

Published: 11/Nov/2019 20:07 Updated: 11/Nov/2019 22:35

by Albert Petrosyan

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The MP5 is not only one of the best SMGs in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, it’s also one of the more viable weapons overall in multiplayer, and we’ve come up with the top five best classes and loadouts that cater to all different kinds of play-styles.

SMGs have and always will be a staple of Call of Duty multiplayer, and that hasn’t changed with Modern Warfare. Unlike the assault rifle class, which is dominated by the powerful M4A1, the submachine gun category has a couple of choices that are all very usable.

Most would argue that the MP5 is still the weapon to beat in that class, as its versatility and agility make it exceptional in close-range encounters, while it also has enough accuracy and power to beam enemies at medium range, which is always a commodity when it comes to SMGs.

With that in mind, we’ve put together a list of MP5 loadouts for five different variations of gameplay: run-and-gun, slower and longer range, balanced, competitive, and Overkill.

Each of these loadouts have their own sets of attachments, secondaries, perks, lethals, and tacticals. Keep in mind, however, that these classes may include stuff that you might not have unlocked yet, so if you see something that’s still locked for you, just use a substitute that has similar qualities. 

Best run-and-gun MP5 loadout

Infinity Ward

ATTACHMENTS

  • Barrel: Subsonic Integral Suppressor
  • Laser: 1mW Laser
  • Stock: FTAC Collapsible
  • Ammunition: 10mm Auto 30-Round
  • Rear Grip: Stippled Grip Tape

SECONDARY – Combat Knife

PERKS

  • Perk 1: Double Time
  • Perk 2: Ghost
  • Perk 3: Battle Hardened

THROWABLES

  • Lethal: Frag Grenade
  • Tactical: Stim

With the way that Modern Warfare has been designed, adopting a run-and-gun play-style isn’t exactly the easiest thing to do. However, if you want to rush around and get in enemies’ faces, you would do well using this loadout.

All of the attachments were chosen with the purpose of maximizing mobility, with the 10mm Auto 30-Round Mags added in there for an extra boost to damage. 

This does mean, of course, that other statistics had to be sacrificed, which in this case were range, fire rate, and control. However, none of those three things are needed if you plan to run around and take down everyone at close range.

As for the rest of the class, the Combat Knife is an excellent secondary because it increases your movement speed while having it out, which is also why Double Time has been chosen as one of the perks. Stim is also useful to have because you will be able to use it twice a life to quickly regenerate your health, which could be crucial for getting into gunfights in quick succession. 

Best slower and longer range MP5 loadout

Infinity Ward

ATTACHMENTS

  • Muzzle: Monolithic Integral Suppressor
  • Stock: Classic Straight-line Stock
  • Underbarrel: Ranger Foregrip
  • Ammunition: 10mm Auto 30-Round Mags
  • Rear Grip: Granulated Grip Tape

SECONDARY – M19 Pistol

PERKS

  • Perk 1: E.O.D
  • Perk 2: Ghost
  • Perk 3: Battle Hardened

THROWABLES

  • Lethal: Claymore or Frag Grenade
  • Tactical: Smoke or Stun Grenade

While SMGs are normally not the type of weapon one would use for a slower, tactical, and longer range style of play, the MP5’s stats make it viable enough to use in medium-range gunfights, especially when equipped with these attachments.

This loadout gives a huge boost to accuracy and decent increases to damage, range, and control, with mobility understandably taking the biggest hit. This is what you should be aiming for since you won’t need much mobility if your plan is to play slower and more tactically.

The M19 Pistol is a good secondary weapon in this case since it offers really good control and fire rate. As for the lethal and tactical, going with Claymore allows you to watch your own back and Smokes can be good for escaping if your position is getting pushed. However, you can never go wrong with a good old Frag/Stun combo either.

Best balanced MP5 loadout

Infinity Ward

ATTACHMENTS

  • Barrel: Monolithic Integral Suppressor 
  • Stock: FTAC Collapsible Stock
  • Underbarrel: Ranger Foregrip
  • Ammunition: 10mm Auto 30-Round Mags
  • Rear Grip: Granulated Grip Tape

SECONDARY – X16 or 1911 Pistol

PERKS

  • Perk 1: Double Time
  • Perk 2: Ghost
  • Perk 3: Battle Hardened

THROWABLES

  • Lethal: Frag Grenade
  • Tactical: Stun Grenade or Stim

This loadout combines the best of both worlds for those who want might not be strictly dedicated to rushing around or playing slow and longer range. 

None of the stats have gotten major boosts or taken big hits, as the attachments gave moderate increases to accuracy, damage, range, and mobility, while slightly decreasing fire rate and control.

Maintaining the theme of balance, you can go with either the X16 or 1911 handguns, as they both offer versatility in terms of range and accuracy. The Frag/Stun combo is once again usable here, but you can also use the Stim if you plan on doing a lot more moving around.

Best competitive MP5 loadout

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ATTACHMENTS

  • Laser: 1mW Laser
  • Stock: FORGE TAC Ultralight Stock
  • Underbarrel: Commando Foregrip
  • Ammunition: 10mm Auto 30-Round
  • Rear Grip: Rubberized Grip Tape

SECONDARY – .357 Pistol

PERKS

  • Perk 1: Double Time
  • Perk 2: Ghost
  • Perk 3: Battle Hardened

THROWABLES

  • Lethal: Frag Grenade
  • Tactical: Stun Grenade

With the MP5 being such a good weapon in Modern Warfare, it came as no surprise when it instantly became part of the main meta used by competitive players. 

This loadout comes courtesy of former World Champion Dillon ‘Attach’ Price, who recently left FaZe Clan to join the New York Subliners Call of Duty League team as a starter.

Attach’s loadout is similar to our own balanced class in that it offers decent boosts to accuracy, damage, range, and mobility while slightly hitting fire rate and control. However, his version does put a little more priority on accuracy while not having as much of an increase in range.

He’s chosen the .357 handgun as its secondary, and it’s definitely a good weapon to have in your back pocket since it offers the among the best range and damage stats in the class.

As for the perks and throwables, everything is pretty standard except he’s gone with Double Time instead of E.O.D., putting more of a priority on running speed than protection from explosives.

Best Overkill MP5 loadout

Infinity Ward

Overkill has always been a powerful perk in Call of Duty multiplayer and it’s even more so in Modern Warfare. Because there is no pick-10 class system, you can max out the number of attachments you put on both weapons, meaning you can have two fully decked-out primary weapons in a single class.

With how good the MP5 is, using Overkill opens the door to a variety of options. You can use the run-and-gun version of the weapon with a stacked M4A1 as the secondary, pairing up the two best guns in their respective classes.

If you want to cover extremely long-range gunfights, you can pair a balanced MP5 loadout with a sniper rifle or Marksman rifle, allowing you to be able to engage and virtually all distances.

Of course, if you don’t care about getting other players mad, you can also use the longer-range MP5 build with a 725 shotgun to turn yourself into a machine of destruction, since the 725 is probably the most overpowered gun in the game right now. 


There you have it – the best loadouts to use for the popular MP5 SMG. Now, load back into the game, set up and use these classes in some multiplayer matches, and let us know what you think!

Also, make sure to check out the other guides we’ve done for Modern Warfare:

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Best Black Ops Cold War weapons to use in Warzone

Published: 26/Nov/2020 14:42

by James Busby

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While Warzone currently shares its loadouts with Modern Warfare, it won’t be long until Black Ops Cold War’s guns are integrated into the game. Here are seven guns that you should be leveling up ahead of the cross-progression update. 

Black Ops Cold War features plenty of deadly weapons that will drastically shake up the Warzone meta, giving players even more choice when it comes to crafting the perfect loadout. Warzone will also share weapon progression with both Black Ops Cold War and Modern Warfare, so you’ll be able to level up your guns in either game. This integration will likely have a huge impact on Warzone’s current meta, especially when Treyarch adds new weapons to Black Ops Cold War.

While Modern Warfare’s ever-popular Kilo 141 and MP5 loadouts will still likely remain popular picks among players, there are a number of new and returning guns that could dethrone the current kings. As a result, we’ve put together a list of the seven best Black Ops Cold War guns you’ll want to use in Warzone. 

AK-47

AK-47 Black Ops Cold War
Activision / Treyarch
Black Ops Cold War’s AK-47 will be a force to be reckoned with when it drops into Verdansk.

Best AK-47 loadout

While this Russian rifle struggled to compete in Modern Warfare’s, it has come back with a vengeance in Treyarch’s latest title. In fact, the AK-47 is the best gun in the entire game thanks to its high-damage and incredible versatility. Whether you prefer to run and gun your way to victory, or methodically pick off targets from afar, there is a loadout that caters to every kind of playstyle. 

This reliable rifle has proven so lethal that it has dominated the pro and casual CoD scene since launch. One of the most potent AK-47 builds literally has no recoil, so this could rival the new Kilo 141 when it drops. The difference between both Modern Warfare’s AK-47 and the current Black Ops Variant is night and day.

Krig 6

Krig 6
Activision / Treyarch
The Krig 6 is one of the most accurate AR’s in the game.

Best Krig 6 loadout

The Krig 6 has been making a name for itself thanks to its low recoil and methodical fire rate. While it doesn’t deal as much damage as the AK-47, it makes up for this with its fantastic precision. Warzone is dominated by assault rifles like the Kilo 141, Grau 5.56, and M13 as these weapons enable the user to beam opponents without the need to wrestle with any finicky recoil patterns.

After all, being able to effortlessly hit players from across all ranges is a huge bonus to any Warzone player looking to increase their kill count. The Krig 6 also boasts excellent weapon control and quick reloads, making it a great pick for those that prefer to seek out those all-important headshots. 

M16

M16 Black Ops Cold War
Activision / Treyarch
Only time will tell whether this classic assault rifle has what it takes to wreak havoc across Verdansk.

Best M16 loadout

Modern Warfare’s FAMAS demonstrated just how bad burst rifles could be in Warzone, but the M16 could change this notion completely. Unlike the FAMAS, Black Ops Cold War’s M16 can dish out highly accurate rounds in a matter of seconds. In fact, the iconic burst rifle was recently nerfed as it was overperforming.

Despite Treyarch toning down its damage range and slightly increasing its delay between bursts, this AR still absolutely melts opponents. Any gun that can accurately drop an enemy in a couple of bursts is always going to pique the interest of Warzone players. As proven by gameplay in Fireteam: Dirty Bomb, the M16 can quickly down even the most well-armored of enemies. 

MP5

MP5 Black Ops Cold War
Activision / Treyarch
The MP5 still continues to dominate the SMG competition.

Best MP5 loadout

A lot of Call of Duty fans were left disappointed when they found that the MP5 still remained at the top of the SMG rankings. Multiplayer lobbies were dominated by this lightning-fast SMG during Black Ops Cold War’s launch week, and it’s not hard to see why. Despite the recent nerf, the MP5 still boasts high rates of fire, great mobility, and decent close-quarters damage.

Whether this variant will prove as lethal as the Warzone’s current MP5 remains to be seen, but we expect the new attachments will certainly allow it to rival its predecessor. 

Type 63

Type 63 Black Ops Cold War
Activision / Treyarch
The Type 63 is one Tactical Rifle that is worth adding to your arsenal.

Best Type 63 loadout

While the Type 63 shares a few similarities to Modern Warfare’s EBR-14, it is better in every single way. Not only does it have a significantly lower recoil pattern, it can also unleash some incredibly fast two shot kills. Equipping the 18.3” Strike Team barrel will not only speed up this semi-auto rifle’s fire rate, but it will also increase its damage. 

While most semi-auto rifles are often plagued by sluggish fire rates, high recoil, and lackluster magazine sizes, the Type 63 doesn’t fall victim to these negatives. Just like Warzone’s Marksman Rifles, the Type 63 offers sniper-like precision and damage with the added bonus of mobility. 

AUG

AUG Black Ops Cold War
Activision / Treyarch
The AUG’s highly accurate burst fire makes it lethal across all ranges.

Best AUG loadout

Unlike Modern Warfare’s full-auto AUG SMG, Black Ops Cold War’s variant offers greater accuracy and range. This burst-fire tactical rifle is capable of dealing even more damage than the M16, especially when it’s equipped with the 19.6” Match Grade Barrel. This increases its effective damage range by 100%, making it hit even harder across mid to long-range distances. 

Burst fire weapons have obviously been lacking in Warzone, but Black Ops’ AUG could quickly change that. 

Stoner 63

Stoner 63 Black Ops Cold War
Activision / Treyarch
The Stoner 63 could rival the popular Bruen and PKM loadouts.

LMGs have been somewhat lacking in Black Ops Cold War due to their overall bulk and slower ADS times. However, this isn’t the case in Warzone. After all, the Bruen, PKM, and the FiNN are prime examples of how LMGs can dominate the competition. 

The Stoner 63 is arguably the best suited LMG for Warzone. This is partly down to a combination of speed and accuracy. While both the RPD and M60 offer better damage, their poor accuracy makes them difficult to recommend. Simply attach the SALVO 125 RND Fast Mag and the Airborne Elastic Wrap to begin getting those game-winning squad wipes. 


So there you have it, seven of the best Black Ops Cold War guns you should be using in Warzone. If you want to keep updated with all the latest Call of Duty news and updates, then follow us over on @DexertoIntel.