Now in Season 2, many players are opting to revert back to this strong SMG due to its consistency and versatility in options.
For those looking for a weapon with more options than the AK74u, the MP5 is certainly a viable alternative.
Known for its ease of control when firing and outstanding agility, this SMG is still a solid choice despite its shortcomings.
With so many attachment combinations to choose from, what is the very best loadout for this solid SMG?
Here are the best attachments and setup for the MP5 in Cold War.
The MP5 is a weapon synonymous with the Call of Duty franchise and after being one of the strongest weapons from Modern Warfare, it returns in Black Ops Cold War.
This 1960s weapon was once the king of Cold War's multiplayer, but after a nerf it was its use quickly diminish.
The MP5 definitely has the edge over the AK74u at close-range, enabling you to easily secure kills at short distances due to its faster fire rate.
It also handles really well at range due to its clean iron sights.
But what's most exciting about this weapon is that it can excel as a covert option; you'll literally be an untrackable ghost.
Check out our MP5 loadout video below for a full breakdown!
Like all SMGs, the best way to make an impact is by getting involved in the hectic action that always takes place during a match.
Armed with an unbeatable rate of fire, close-quarters combat is the perfect way to score plenty of kills against opposition that simply cannot outgun you.
With a bit of trigger discipline, the MP5 is viable at longer distances but to maximise its performance to the fullest, get in amongst the action!
MP5 Best Attachments
- Sound Suppressor (Muzzle)
- 9.5" Reinforced Heavy (Barrel)
- SFOD Speedgrip (Underbarrel)
- 40 RND Speed Mag (Magazine)
- SASR Jungle Grip (Handle)
By selecting this combination of attachments on the MP5, its flaws are completely diminished.
All of the selected attachments drastically increase overall firepower, making it extremely effective at longer distances.
The 40 Round Speed Maggives you additional bullets in the clip while maintaining an increase in reload speed.
MP5: A staple of Call of Duty history returns
If these aren't taking your fancy, you can try the Field Agent Grip, which will make the MP5 more controllable at range, but will dramatically slow down your movement speed while shooting.
For those aggressive players, the Raider Stock could be a brilliant option but may need a laser to bring the hipfire back in line.
MP5 Pro Class
- 9.5" Ranger (Barrel)
- Muzzle Brake 9 (Muzzle)
- SFOD Speedgrip (Underbarrel)
- Speed Tape (Handle)
- Collapsed Stock (Stock)
The MP5 is a solid alternative to the AK-74u that has cemented itself as the top SMG to use in League Play.
This combination of attachments delivers improvements in overall firepower and accuracy, allowing players to dominate any mid-range engagements during a match.
- Cigma 2
Rather than selecting a shotgun or a pistol, it’s important to be the team player which is why I have chosen the Cigma 2 launcher as my secondary weapon of choice.
It may not be as fun as running around a building with a shotgun, but it plays a pivotal role in keeping your team in the battle rather than looking at a killcam.
Use it to take down Spy Planes and more importantly, Attack Helicopters. Choppers on Black Ops Cold War are some of the strongest Scorestreaks to select, and with some of the maps containing very little cover, shoot it out the sky as quickly as possible!
- C4 (Lethal)
Like any other Call of Duty, C4 always packs a punch and on Black Ops Cold War, it’s no different!
Use it to blow up vehicles with ease or throw it into the middle of your smoke grenade for a nasty surprise for anyone who dares to walk through the mist!
- Smoke Grenade (Tactical)
The Jammer is the perfect field upgrade to go alongside the MP5. It can be used in a variety of ways to halt the momentum of the opposition and swing the game in your favour.
Place it in a Domination point to disrupt all enemy activity in the vicinity, giving you and your team the perfect opportunity to perform a well-executed offence to secure control.
- Tactical Mask
- Flak Jacket
With the MP5 already kitted out with all the attachments imaginable, this choice of six perks will further increase your advantage.
Tactical Mask and Flak Jacket provide some much-needed resistance to enemy lethal and tacitcal equipment while the choice of Assassin and Gearhead gives you the ability to earn extra score by eliminating an opponent on a streak and a reduction in Field Upgrade cooldown time
Last but not least is Ghost and Ninja. This perk combination will keep you hidden from Spy Planes when traversing the map alongside reducing footstep audio when sprinting, enabling you to navigate the map quickly and without alerting enemies to your location.
- Perk Greed
By selecting this Wildcard, you have the option to choose a total of six Perks. The MP5 already packs a punch with just five attachments so it's more beneficial to select more Perks over attachments.