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Best MP5 loadout for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War

Published: 13/Nov/2020 1:00 Updated: 16/Nov/2020 16:44

by James Busby

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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War alpha has finally arrived and, regardless of your console of choice, players will want to get equipped with the best guns fast. Like Modern Warfare, the MP5 is already an early standout. Find out which attachments you should equip to make the strongest MP5 loadout. 

Modern Warfare demonstrated just how lethal the MP5 could be thanks to its incredible damage, high rate of fire, and ludicrous hipfire accuracy. While the MP5 continues to dominate both the casual and competitive CoD scene, Treyarch has made a number of changes to this ever-popular weapon. 

Whether the MP5 will be as influential in Black Ops Cold War remains to be seen, but early feedback suggests it’s still a force to be reckoned with. Unlike its predecessor, this iteration of MP5 has a drastically higher rate of fire and increased TTK. Despite these changes, the MP5 will still likely prove a popular choice for those that favor hyper-aggressive play and close-quarter firefights. 

In order to help you get the most out of the MP5 in Black Ops Cold War, we’ve moved past Scump’s Alpha loadout and, instead, shared what has become a popular version of the SMG. 

Best MP5 loadout for Black Ops Cold War

MP5 Black Ops Cold War
Activision / Treyarch
People are absolutely loving the MP5 in Black Ops Cold War.

Here’s the best attachments you can use on your MP5 in Cold War:

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

BOCW’s maps offer plenty of opportunities for players to flank behind enemy lines and secure some sneaky kills. This is particularly true in the 6v6 maps Miami and Satellite, where close quarter firefights are more likely to take place. Not only does this loadout, bolstered by the Gunfighter Wildcard, give you some spice in close quarters, but it’s also versatile enough to let you take out multiple enemies at once and counteract scorestreaks.

First up is the Sound Suppressor. As the name suggests, this noise-reducing attachment keeps your shots concealed and your movements hidden. This handy muzzle is a must for those of you who wish to go unnoticed when creeping up on your targets and, after killing them, avoid being noticed on the revamped mini map.

Meanwhile, the 10.1” Cavalry Lancer is an interesting option as Barrel because it can help counteract scorestreaks, which are oh so common in BOCW. But you can also opt for something like the 10.8″ Paratrooper, which greatly increases both the MP5’s bullet velocity and effective damage range.

Unlike vertical recoil, guns with a horizontal kick can be a little tricky to control. Landing shots in close-quarter skirmishes may be easy with the MP5, but trying to land your bullets at range can prove difficult. Fortunately, the Foregrip attachment reduces horizontal recoil by 15 percent. 

Those of you who have played Modern Warfare will know just how important sprint to fire is, especially when you’re playing on smaller maps where quick reactions are needed. The Collapsed Stock and Speed Tape make the MP5 a speed demon.

Lastly, the 40-round mag means you can take out numerous enemies at once, without worrying about reloading. That is made substantially easier when you’re rocking the Steady Aim Laser, which essentially does what its name says it does. All in all, loadouts are subject to personal preference, but this MP5 class is a great one to get started with as you look to shred BOCW’s lobbies.


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Warzone Precision Airstrike trick is perfect for taking out tower campers

Published: 19/Jan/2021 14:03

by Jacob Hale

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If you still find yourself struggling to take out those pesky Airport Tower campers in Warzone, this Precision Airstrike trick will make your life much easier.

The tower at Airport is a haven for players that don’t quite have the ability to take on the game properly. We’ve all seen them, sitting up top in the control room with a sniper and their Most Wanted contract, not willing to take on a fair gunfight on the ground.

Technically, the only way up is the inside zipline, though you can fly a helicopter at it too and hope for the best, but both of these methods leave you exposed, and the tower camper will usually be prepared for it.

This trick, though, is bound to change how you approach it, and gives you the best chance of wiping them out.

Warzone airport tower camper
Activision
There’s only one way up the tower, making it perfect for campers.

For the most part, attempting to use airstrikes on tower campers is futile, as the roof keeps them so well protected — but not if you judge it right.

As you can see in the clip below from Rxelik_, there’s actually a real method that can make your precision airstrike much more likely to hit the enemies occupying the tower.

Rather than aiming it at the control room like most of us usually would, if you aim lower down the tower, the trajectory of the missiles actually falls straight into the room and, hopefully can take out at least one or two of the players in it.

How to aim precision airstrike against Airport Control Tower from r/CODWarzone

The best part about this is tower campers usually assume they’re safe when they see the warning screen of an incoming airstrike. Due to the roof above them, most tower campers won’t rush into hiding when it comes up, and will be left baffled when it ends up actually hitting them.

If this works out well, you could have a teammate hold the bottom floor, ready to zip up to clean up any kills or prevent any possible revives, though this could still be quite risky if a player or two are watching the zipline still.

Either way, this trick makes it much more likely to take out tower campers, so bear it in mind next time you need to pull someone out of there — just aim a little lower!