The MP5 is Modern Warfare’s best Sub-Machine Gun, and this fully automatic weapon is the king of close-quarters gunfights. Here’s a step-by-step tutorial on creating the optimal loadout for the MP5 in Warzone Season 5 Last Stand Reloaded.
The MP5 is a fully automatic subsonic Sub-Machine Gun. It’s regarded as the king of S.M.G.s in Call of Duty. The gun is part of the day one weapon pool of Modern Warfare. It is beginner-friendly with extremely low recoil and a strong fire rate. The weapon is more than capable of handling mid-range gunfights with ease.
The gun immediately became a fan favorite after the release of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (2019). It was the most powerful S.M.G. in the game. In CDL pro play, the gun had a 100% pick rate. Anchors and slayers preferred the gun over any other S.M.G. due to its raw power. With the introduction of Warzone, the gun established itself in the meta and has since stayed as the most used Sub-Machine Gun in Modern Warfare’s weapon pool.
Since its introduction, the weapon has remained somewhat untouched. The MP5 has received no significant buffs or nerfs. However, with the integration of the Cold War’s weapon pool in Warzone, all Modern Warfare S.M.G.s were secretly nerfed in some way. The damage was decreased slightly from their initial stage. However, this did not affect the gun’s popularity. Since its release, the weapon has been a fan favorite regardless of the game modes.
How to Unlock the MP5 in CoD Warzone
The MP5 is part of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’s weapon pool. It is a Sub-Machine Gun (S.M.G.), an unlockable weapon available after reaching level 12. It is part of the post-launch weapon line available to all players from day one.
The best tip for leveling up in Call of Duty: Warzone is to spend more time in-game. The experience (XP) system in Warzone is pretty straightforward. The more time you spend in-game, the more XP you will gain. Additionally, completing daily and weekly challenges will provide extra XP, which will be helpful to level it up faster. After unlocking and leveling it up quickly, players can choose from various attachments.
Best MP5 Loadout
Muzzle: Monolithic Integral Suppressor
Stock: FTAC Collapsible
Perk: Sleight of Hand
Underbarrel: Merc Foregrip
Magazine: 45 Round Mags
Anyone familiar with the weapon pool in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare should know how powerful the monolithic suppressor is, regardless of the weapon. The extra power makes any weapon more viable in mid to long-range gunfights. The main disadvantage of choosing a monolithic integral suppressor is a slower walking speed when aiming and a slower A.D.S. (aim down sight) speed.
FTAC Collapsible is the go-to stock for MP5 as it significantly increases aim down sights speed and movement speed. The perk sleight of hand will help in giving a boost to the reload speed. A faster reload speed is a must for Sub-Machine guns.
The weapon requires no optics as it has a decent iron sight. The Merc Foregrip provides increased recoil control and additional control while hip-firing. Finally, 45 round mags will provide players with extra ammunition. More ammunition will lessen the problem of frequent reloading for players.
Best Equipment & Perks for MP5 Loadout
Tactical: Stim (Modern Warfare), or Heartbeat Sensor (Modern Warfare)
Lethal: Throwing knives (Modern Warfare), or Proximity Mine (Modern Warfare)
Perk – 1: Quick Fix, or E.O.D
Perk – 2: Overkill
Perk – 3: Amped, or Combat Scout
Quick Fix is an excellent perk for players who are continuously engaged in gunfights, as it enables rapid health recovery when an enemy is killed. Choosing E.O.D. to take less damage from non-killstreak explosives and fire is also feasible.
Overkill as the second perk is a must. Players can carry an extra primary weapon in the secondary slot. Pairing Cooper Carbine or Kar98k with this Sub-Machine Gun will make the loadout more potent, and the secondary will help in handling both long to mid-distance gunfights with ease. Our Cooper Carbine loadout focuses on a long-range Assault Rifle build.
Amped is the best way to switch between guns quickly. Faster switching between weapons will give players an advantage over other players. The perk combat scout briefly highlights the entire team when an opposing player is shot.
As for tactical, stim gives an instant health regeneration upon use. The Heartbeat Sensor can assist in tracking down other players in the area, which should help plan your next move. Throwing knives as lethal can be a backup in a close gunfight.
It has a one-shot potential on players with a minimal level of armor. Furthermore, instantly throwing a knife after downing a player will eliminate the player regardless of the range. Also, proximity mine can be used instead of throwing knives to watch flank when stationary.
All the Latest MP5 Buff & Nerfs
The MP5 was shadow nerfed with other Sub-Machine Guns from Modern Warfare (2019). With the launch of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, it was evident that the S.M.G.s from Modern Warfare required changes to increase the pick rate of Cold War Sub-Machine Guns.
Though there is no mention of nerfs to the MP5, the damage output was tweaked similar to all the Sub-Machine Guns from Modern Warfare with the integration of Black Ops Cold War’s weapon pool. Pro players and content creators pointed out the shadow nerf of the weapon while comparing Sub-Machine stats.
However, the nerf did not affect its popularity. MP5 still remains the king of all Sub-Machine guns since the launch of Warzone. The weapon remains in the top tier of Warzone’s weapon pool.
Other Alternatives to the MP5 in the Current Meta
Other alternatives to the MP5 are MP40 (S.M.G.), Armaguerra 43 (S.M.G.), and PPSH-41 (S.M.G.). MP40 is one of the most robust guns in Warzone Season 5 Last Stand Reloaded’s current meta. Check out our MP40 and Armaguerra 43 loadout guide for more information.