The Best Warzone MP5 (BOCW) Loadout | The Best MP5

The MP5 is a great all-around SMG, that's easy to use and can outgun most weapons in its class. Here's the best attachment setup for the MP5 and a loadout to use it with.
Best Mp5 Setup Warzone
great for all skill levels. | © Activision Blizzard

We knew the MP5 was the strongest SMG in Black Ops Cold War from as early as the beta. It has hardly any recoil, decent range, a high rate of fire, and great controllability. Less than a week after its release, the MP5 was unsurprisingly nerfed. However, only the effective range of the weapon was reduced. All other stats remained unchanged, so it is still one of the most powerful weapons in the game, and one of the easiest to use. Here's the best attachment setup for the MP5.

The Best MP5 Attachment Setup

Best Mp5 Attachment Setup
We're happy to use the iron sights but you might prefer a red-dot. | © Activision Blizzard
MuzzleSound Suppressor
Barrel9.5" Reinforced Heavy
UnderbarrelBruiser Grip
Magazine40 Rnd Grip
Rear GripAirborne Elastic Wrap

The general aim here is to remain as mobile as possible while increasing our range where we can, and not worrying too much about recoil control. Hence, we've gone for the Reinforced Heavy barrel rather than the Task Force, and the Sound Suppressor rather than the Agency Suppressor. You could use a bigger mag, but if you take your engagements in the right way, the smaller mag size is worth it to get extra mobility, alongside the wrap and Bruiser Grip.

The Best Secondary, Grenades & Perks For An MP5 Loadout

The Best Secondary Weapon For The MP5

Fantastic TTK out to 60 m with this puppy. | © Activision Blizzard

The MP5 is going to make us a menace in close-range, but for everything else we're going to need a reliable. And what's more reliable than an AK-47? With this build, we know the MP5 can cover us in close-range, so we'll use all the attachments to increase our firepower and capability at mid to long-range. For a complete guide to the AK, just follow this link.

The Best Equipment For The MP5

TacticalSnapshot Grenades

In terms of equipment, we'll take advantage of having an SMG by using Snapshot Grenades, which are currently the strongest pieces of equipment when you're co-ordinating a push. Alongside the Snapshot Grenades, we've taken Semtex as a good general option. But really any lethal equipment could work well here.

The Best Perks For The MP5

Perk 1Double Time
Perk 2Overkill

Perk 3


As with equipment, we want to take advantage of having an SMG in an environment where most players are running ARs and snipers, so we're going to take Double Time and Amped. Double Time will increase our tac-sprint, allowing for fast rotations, and amped will ensure we swap out to the MP5 quickly enough when we see a threat. Overkill is Overkill; we need it for two primary weapons.

Okay gang, that was your overview of the MP5, we hope it helped. If this SMG is feeling a bit too wimpy for you, consider the harder to use but lower TTK Welgun instead.