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BOCW Setup Guides: MP5 – Once Again OP!

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MP5 Setup Guide
The MP5 is still incredibly strong even after the Nerf. (Image Credit: Activision)

And it starts again! Over the next few weeks, and every time a new weapon is added, we'll bring you the best setup guides for all weapons in Black Ops Cold War. Get started with one of the strongest that has even gotten a nerf - the MP5.

Already in the Alpha and Beta of Black Ops Cold War, the MP5 was the strongest weapon in the game. This hasn't changed at the official release, which led to a lot of criticism from players. In principle, all other weapons were superfluous since the MP5 had hardly any recoil, extreme range, high rate of fire, and with the right attachments, huge magazines. Assault rifles were simply outdone even at long distances. Some players, therefore, joked that the MP5 was the best assault rifle in the game.


Less than a week after the release, the MP5 was already nerfed. However, only the effective range of the weapon was reduced significantly. All other stats remained unchanged, so it is still one of the most powerful weapons in the game.

MP5 Setup

In Black Ops Cold War, the Gunfighter wildcard can be used to fill all eight slots with attachments. Since the Perk Greed wildcard is almost always the better choice, as it lets you equip twice as many perks, we always present the best 5 attachments in our setup guides.

Our MP5 setup focuses on emphasizing the strengths of the submachine gun:

MP5 Setup
This setup is perfect for fast run-and-gun gameplay. (Image credit: Activison)

Recoil control, range and speed make the MP5 the monster it still is, and that's exactly what our setup supports:

  • Muzzle: Agency suppressor
  • Barrel: 9.5", Reinforced Heavy
  • Underbarrel: Front Grip
  • Magazine: 40-Rnd magazine
  • Handle: Airborne elastic wrap

With the muzzle flash absorber, you reduce the vertical recoil and are not shown on the minimap when shooting. We compensate for the loss of effective range with the barrel, which also increases the projectile speed. With the front grip, you reduce the horizontal recoil without negative side effects. The larger magazine explains itself - more bullets = less reloading. Why 40 instead of 50 shots? The 40-round magazine reduces your reloading speed, while the 50-round one only reduces ADS time. Finally, the handle increases your target speed, aiming when lying down and resistance to twitching.

All in all, with this setup you have an MP5 without noticeable recoil, with a large magazine and high speed in combat. Perfect for fast run-and-gun gameplay. Our MP5 setup for Modern Warfare and Warzone can be found here:

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Original article by EarlyGame's Lukas Ballat.