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Best MP5 loadout for CoD: Cold War Season 5

Here are the best attachments and perks to make the classic MP5 SMG a formidable weapon in Black Ops Cold War Season 5.

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The MP5 is a staple SMG in Black Ops Cold War, mixing accuracy with mobility for stunning results. Despite a nerf early on, this SMG can still dominate, and we’ve got all the attachments and perks you need to create the perfect loadout.

If you think about sub-machine guns in Call of Duty, the MP5 is likely one of the first to jump into your mind. From Call of Duty 4 to Modern Warfare, this gun is synonymous with the FPS franchise, and it’s no surprise that it remains a fan favorite even in 2021.

One of the best SMGs in both Warzone and Black Ops Cold War, the MP5 is incredibly versatile in Season 5 Reloaded, and with the right attachments, you can take down any opponents.

Best Black Ops Cold War MP5 class

  • Optic: Microflex LED
  • Muzzle: Muzzle Break 9
  • Barrel: 9.5″ Reinforced Heavy
  • Body: Steady Aim Laser
  • Underbarrel: Field Agent Grip
  • Magazine: 40 Rnd Speed Mag
  • Handle: Airborne Elastic Wrap
  • Stock: Raider Stock

This MP5 is built to combine speed and accuracy, dominating all close-range engagements in Black Ops Cold War.

It’s up to you if you enjoy the MP5 iron sight, if not, slap the trusty Microflex LED optic on it for a clearer view. For extra power at all ranges, the 9.5″ Reinforced Heavy barrel will almost transform the MP5. Your damage and bullet velocity will get a massive boost, allowing you to kill targets faster and easier track them at range.

So you can take out more targets without having to reload, the 40 Rnd Speed Mag will be a big help. With the chaos of smaller maps, minimizing the need to reload will keep you moving and make sure you’re always ready for combat.

SMGs are extremely strong up close but the damage falls off at range. To keep yourself accurate at range and control recoil, the Field Agent Grip and Muzzle Break 9 will be necessary additions to the MP5. Together, these will significantly reduce both vertical and horizontal recoil.

The Airborne Elastic Wrap and Raider Stock boost the MP5’s speed. When running around the map, this will allow you to snap onto targets and quickly strafe shoot. And for extra hip-fire accuracy, the Steady Aim Laser will help in a pinch.

This MP5 is built with the Gunfighter Wildcard equipped, but if you’d like to run more perks with Perk Greed, you should remove the Muzzle, Laser, and Stock attachments.

Black Ops Cold War MP5 Weapon Stats

Damage44 / 31 / 31 / 27Reload Time2.48s
Shots to kill3-5 / 4-7 / 5-10 / 6-13ADS Time200ms
RPM (Rounds-per-minute)854Movement speed percentage99%
Magazine Size30

Best perks to run with Cold War MP5

  • Perk 1: Flak Jacket
  • Perk 2: Scavenger
  • Perk 3: Ninja

While pushing Hardpoints and Domination flags, expect a bombardment of explosives to come your way. With Flak Jacket equipped, you’ll be able to tank an onslaught of explosives, allowing you to get that valuable time for your team.

Running out of ammo in Cold War’s multiplayer is often a death sentence. Rather than scrambling on the ground for another viable weapon to use, Scavenger gives you the ability to resupply ammo from fallen players.

And finally, while running around and getting in other players’ faces with the MP5, the element of surprise will be your biggest ally. Ninja will almost silence your footsteps, allowing you to hear enemies’ steps louder, and take them by surprise.

How to unlock the MP5 in Cold War Season 5

You’ll unlock the MP5 at Level 4, so by the time you’re ready to start building your own custom classes, the MP5 will be there waiting for you.

To level it up quickly, just focus on racking up Scorestreaks and play the objective and you’ll unlock every attachment you need in no time.

Best alternatives to the MP5 in Season 5

The MP5 excels at close range, so if you’re looking for alternatives, there are several weapons in the SMG category that will perform similarly. The LC10 is perhaps the best SMG in Cold War and the AK-74u remains one of the best options for fighting up close.

Or, you can opt for an Assault Rifle with solid mobility such as the Groza or XM4.


Try this classic Call of Duty SMG in Black Ops Cold War, and you’ll find yourself running one of the game’s most dominant weapons.

Want to see where the MP5 stacks up against the rest of Cold War’s weapons? Check out our tier list of every weapon in Black Ops Cold War Season 5.

Image Credit: Activision / Treyarch