Best Lachmann Sub (MP5) MW2 loadout: Class setup, Attachments, Perks

Nathan Warby
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Modern Warfare 2 sees the return of a Call of Duty classic, the MP5 submachine gun, though it has undergone some changes. If you want to get hold of the best Lachmann MP5 Sub loadout in MW2, here’s everything you need to know.

Based on the real world Heckler & Koch MP5, the Lachmann Sub has remained a fan favorite since MW2’s launch. It has consistently ranked as one of the most used guns in multiplayer and Ranked Play alike.

It is loved for its versatility and great mobility that make it one of the most well rounded SMGs in Modern Warfare 2.

To ensure you’re getting the best out of this impressive weapon, here’s the best Lachmann Sub loadout in Modern Warfare 2.


Best Lachmann Sub MW2 loadout

  • Muzzle: Spiral v3.5 Flash Hider (-0.31, +0.22)
  • Barrel: L38 Falcon 226mm (-0.20, +0.22)
  • Laser: Accu-Shot 5mW Laser (-0.27, -27.55)
  • Underbarrel: Lockgrip Precision-40 (+0.45, -0.09)
  • Rear Grip: Lachmann TCG-10 (-0.25, +0.06)

The focus of this loadout is to make the Lachmann Sub easier to control without slowing down its handling. With the MP5 being an SMG we want it to feel snappy and responsive to better facilitate an aggressive playstyle.

The Spiral v3.5 Flash Hider muzzle, Lockgrip Precision-40, and Lachmann TCG-10 combine to greatly reduce overall recoil. This makes it easy to keep sustained fire accurate at medium range with the Lachmann Sub.

We use the Accu-Shot 5mW Laser to speed up the MP5’s aim down sights speed to keep the gun feeling speedy. Players who don’t like playing with a visible laser should instead opt for the 1mW Quick Fire Laser.

Finally, the L38 Falcon 226mm barrel is incredible for mobility as it improves our movement speed, sprint speed, and strafe speed. As an added bonus we get a slight improvement to aim down sights time too. The only downsides are a relatively small recoil penalty and a slight reduction in muzzle velocity.

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Best Lachmann Sub MW2 loadout: Class & Perks

  • Base Perk 1: Double Time
  • Base Perk 2: Battle Hardened
  • Bonus Perk: Fast Hands
  • Ultimate Perk: Hardline
  • Lethal: Semtex
  • Tactical: Flash Grenades

Perk-wise, we recommend starting with Double Time to improve the duration of your sprint, and Battle Hardened to reduce the effects of any tactical equipment that comes your way.

The MP5 burns through ammo at a rapid pace, so Fast Hands will let you reload quickly so you’re never out of the action for long. Then, for the Ultimate Perk, we’ve gone for Hardline to help you earn killstreaks that can turn the tide of a match.

Alongside your Perks be sure to equip the Flash Grenade and Semtex, as blinding your enemies will grant you extra time to get your shots in, and the sticky explosives can score some easy kills.

How to unlock Lachmann Sub in Modern Warfare 2

Thanks to the new Gunsmith system in Modern Warfare 2, unlocking the MP5 isn’t as easy as reaching a certain rank. Instead, it can be found within the Lachmann weapon tree.

To unlock this classic CoD SMG you need to get the Lachmann-566 up to level 16, then you’ll be able to swap out the Receiver to the Lachmann Sub.

Best alternatives to Lachmann Sub in Modern Warfare 2

If the Lachmann Sub isn’t for you it’s worth trying another top tier SMG like the Vaznev-9K. Both are highly versatile and perform well at both close range and medium range.

Alternatively, a fast handling assault rifle like the Kastov-74u can work too with it having a highly competitive TTK at most ranges. It’s so strong that it was one of the first guns to be banned in Ranked Play.

For more on Modern Warfare 2, be sure to check out our other guides:

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