Call of Duty

Best MP5 loadout in Warzone for Black Ops Cold War Season 1

Published: 11/Jan/2021 14:05 Updated: 11/Jan/2021 14:07

by James Busby


Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War’s Season 1 integration has finally launched in Warzone, bringing with it plenty of new and exciting content. However, the MP5 still remains a popular pick. Find out which attachments you should equip to make the strongest MP5 loadout in Warzone. 

Despite receiving a significant nerf in Black Ops Cold War, the Treyarch variant is still an incredibly strong SMG. The MP5 dominated both the casual and competitive CoD scene in both Cold War and Modern Warfare, so we wouldn’t be surprised if this gun maintains its top spot.

After all, the MP5 still has one of the fastest ADS speeds, a rate of fire, and close-quarter damage in the game. 

Whether you’re looking to run and gun your way to victory or just after an SMG that can shred through your foes, the MP5 is still a decent pick. In order to help you get the most out of Black Ops Cold War’s MP5 in Warzone, we’ve put together the following loadout. 

Best MP5 loadout for Warzone

MP5 Warzone
Activision / Treyarch
The MP5 is still one of the best SMGs in Warzone.
  • Muzzle: Agency Suppressor
  • Barrel: 9.5″ Reinforced Heavy
  • Grip: Field Agent Grip
  • Ammunition: 40 Rnd Drum
  • Rear Grip: Airborne Elastic Wrap

This MP5 loadout is all about boosting the gun’s accuracy, mobility, and control. It may not deal much damage in mid to long-range engagements, but it absolutely shreds when used in close-quarter firefights. 

The Agency Suppressor increases the weapons range while hiding you from the minimap, and equipping the 9.5″ Reinforced Heavy barrel increases versatility. This pushed the MP5’s range further by giving it higher bullet velocity and increasing damage.

When you combine this with the Field Agent Grip, you have an SMG that is laser-like in its accuracy. In fact, the gun barely moves when fired. This is particularly useful as it enables you to utilize the added bullet velocity granted from the 9.5” Reinforced Heavy.

No recoil management is needed, so simply hold down the trigger and let the bullets fly. 

mp5 black ops cold war
Activision / Treyarch
Our MP5 loadout is particularly potent in close-quarter fights.

The 40 Rnd Drum offers plenty of ammunition without lowering the MP5’s ADS time, while the Airborne Elastic Wrap rear grip allows you to quickly ADS, also helping with flinch resistance.

This is very important if you wish to land those precise shots when in either of Warzone’s maps.

Be sure to give this MP5 loadout a go and follow @DexertoIntel for all the latest Warzone updates.

Call of Duty

Black Ops Cold War player hits first prestige without a single kill

Published: 19/Jan/2021 2:20

by Brad Norton


An extremely patient Call of Duty player has just reached first prestige in Black Ops Cold War, without ever dealing damage to their opponents.

The name of the game with Call of Duty has always been simple. Kill your opponents before they kill you. It’s the core principle for which every other system in the franchise has been built around.

While a majority of players stick to fundamentals and play the game as intended, there’s always some that veer from the path. As gamers are sinking their teeth into Black Ops Cold War, many have reached new heights with the innovative prestige system. Though one player has taken their time in reaching the very first prestige.

They’re not worrying about their KD. They don’t care for weapon camos or powerful attachments. They’re never trying to top the leaderboards. All this player cares about is ending each match with zero kills to their name.

Black Ops Cold War combat record
Reddit: Pilgore1
This player reached first prestige in Black Ops Cold War without a single kill to their name.

It took a full 37 hours of game time for Reddit user ‘Pilgore1’ to accomplish their goal. Without ever killing another player, they reached the first prestige over the course of 200 games.

Their highest killstreak throughout this effort was a whopping zero. This player literally never acquired a single-elimination, not even accidentally. Instead, they spent their time focusing on other aspects of the game.

Playing the objective and “clearing the sky,” were the key factors that gained this player XP over time. It clearly took longer than the typical prestige, but they still managed to make it happen.

Surprisingly, their overall record was positive despite the lack of slaying power. 102 wins to 83 losses was the final tally. They even had a career-best winning streak of seven games in a row, according to the player.

They used “all three LMGs” with a heavy focus on “vehicle damage” attachments. Moreover, the Engineer perk came in handy as did Cold Blooded. When the skies were clear of enemy streaks and it came time to focus on the objective, however, they simply “[threw their] body on there.”

There’s no telling what drove them to play Call of Duty in such a unique way. Though they still managed to enjoy the process. “I just find doing it fun,” they explained. “I also have a lot, maybe too much, patience, so that helps.”