Raven Software implemented the most widespread weapons balance patch in Warzone history last week. Almost everything was nerfed to raise the TTK and the community has been left scrambling to discover the new meta. We wanted to begin our search with SMGs, returning to an age-old argument: is the BOCW MP5 or the MW version better? Here's the answer post-patch.
The BOCW MP5 and the MW MP5 have been battling it out in the eyes of the community for a long time. They've always been top tier, and I'll spoil this much already - they're still well within the meta. But this recent patch nerfed the BOCW MP5 (thought to be the slightly stronger weapon of the two pre-patch). Specifically, the BOCW MP5 has had the following changes:
Maximum Damage decreased from 33 to 31
Minimum Damage decreased from 25 to 24
So have these nerfs been enough? Is the MW version of the MP5 the better of the two now?
Comparing Stats: BOCW MP5 vs. MW MP5
Here's a breakdown of the current stats for the two MP5s:
|Category||Black Ops Cold War: MP5||Modern Warfare: MP5|
|Rate Of Fire||800 rpm||856 rpm|
|Time To Kill||561-701 ms||525-825 ms|
|Max Damage Range||9m||9.5m|
|Bullet Velocity||350 m/s - 675 m/||450 m/s - 675 m/s|
|Aim Down Sight||217 ms||200 ms|
|Recoil||Almost no horizontal recoil but a far more pronounced and intense vertical recoil than the MW MP5||Slightly up and to the right.|
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Which MP5 Is Better Now?
While the Black Ops Cold War MP5 is still going to be a little more impressive at range, we think the Modern Warfare MP5 is the optimal pick for most players. Especially because, as an SMG, the weapon should only be used for CQC anyway, so the BOCW MP5's advantages aren't as relevant. No, instead we think the MW MP5 is stronger for its short-range potential and significantly easier to control recoil.
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