Best MAC-10 loadout for CoD: Cold War Season 5

Best Cold War Mac-10 Loadout Class

The MAC-10 was introduced to Warzone and Black Ops Cold War back in Season 1 and instantly established itself as one of the fastest-killing weapons in the game. With the right attachments, loadout, and Perks, this SMG can still be a contender in Season 5.

When the MAC-10 was introduced to the game in early December 2020, it instantly became a must-have for any player. In fact, the weapon was so good that it became a staple of every Warzone loadout, such was its power at close range, and it still is in Warzone Season 5.

With the right class setup, the MAC-10 can still be one of the best guns in Black Ops Cold War, and we’ve got everything you need to build the ultimate loadout.

Best Cold War MAC-10 loadout

Best Cold War MAC-10 loadout

Best Cold War MAC-10 loadout attachments

  • Muzzle: Muzzle Brake 9
  • Barrel: 6.5″ Rifled
  • Underbarrel: Bruiser Grip
  • Handle: Speed Tape
  • Stock: Tactical Stock

The MAC-10 is already lethal at close range, but these attachments will help you take down enemies at longer distances, with the 6.5″ Rifled barrel increasing your damage range by 25%, while the Muzzle Brake 9 will help with accuracy.

Bruiser Grip will help with recoil, while the Speed Tape and Tactical Stock will make sure you move as quickly as possible while you’re aiming down sights. The MAC-10 is already a mobile weapon, but these attachments will make you lightning quick.

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Best Perks to use with Cold War MAC-10 class

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  • Perk 1: Tactical Mask / Flak Jacket
  • Perk 2: Scavenger / Assassin
  • Perk 3: Ghost / Ninja

If you’re using the MAC-10, odds are that you’ll find yourself running at enemies pretty regularly, and Tactical Mask is the perfect perk to use to stop opponents from slowing you down with flashbangs or stuns. Also, Flak Jacket will make you immune to those deadly Frags and Semtex.

With a high rate of fire, Scavenger will keep your ammo topped up, and you can then use this extra reserve to go and hunt Assassin targets for more points.

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Ghost will let you hit some nasty flanks by keeping you off enemy radars when they call in a Spy Plane, and Ninja will assist you down those flanks with near-silence.

Most recent MAC-10 buffs and nerfs

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It’s been a while since the MAC-10 has received a proper update, and the most recent update is borderline a nerf as it has more of a recoil pattern to learn, but also lowering its vertical recoil.

Here is the extent of the MAC-10 changes:

  • Modified bullet pattern to add slightly more horizontal trajectories

How to unlock the MAC-10

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Originally, the MAC-10 was available as a free reward as part of the Season 1 Battle Pass, with players just needing to reach Tier 15 to get their hands on it.

Fortunately, challenges allow players to still unlock this weapon in Season 5:

  • Black Ops Cold War multiplayer: Kill 2 or more players rapidly, using SMGs, in 15 different matches
  • Black Ops Cold War Zombies: Using SMGs, Eliminate 1000 enemies while you have 5 or more Perks active

Best alternatives

If you feel like the MAC-10 just isn’t working for you, you can use some other great SMG options. The MP5 is a classic in Call of Duty and remains effective this year, while the AK-74u and LC10 are also extremely viable.

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If you’re looking for something that can deal a little more damage long-range, the FFAR 1 Assault Rifle is a perfect mix of fire rate and distance.

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