The subject of this article appeared in Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. The subject of this article appeared in Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare for the Nintendo DS. The subject of this article appeared in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare: Mobilized. The subject of this article appeared in Modern Warfare 2: Ghost. The subject of this article appeared in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. The subject of this article appeared in Call of Duty: Black Ops. The subject of this article appeared in Find Makarov: Operation Kingfish. The subject of this article appeared in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. The subject of this article appeared in Call of Duty: Black Ops II. The subject of this article appeared in Zombies mode The subject of this article appears in Call of Duty Online The subject of this article appears in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered The subject of this article appears in Call of Duty: Mobile The subject of this article appears in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (2019) The subject of this article appears in Call of Duty: Warzone The subject of this article appears in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War This article was previously featured


For the compact variant, see MP5K.
For other weapons, see MP.

The MP5 is a submachine gun featured in Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (Nintendo DS), Call of Duty: Modern Warfare: Mobilized, Find Makarov, Find Makarov: Operation Kingfish, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Call of Duty: Black Ops II, Call of Duty Online, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered, Call of Duty: Mobile, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War.

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Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare & Modern Warfare Remastered[edit | edit source]

"Fully automatic with good accuracy. Effective at close to medium range."
— Weapon description


Campaign[edit | edit source]

The MP5 is the first submachine gun used in the Modern Warfare series campaign. The MP5 can be found frequently, being used by the Ultranationalists in the missions, "Blackout", "Hunted", "Safehouse", "One Shot, One Kill", "The Sins of the Father" and "No Fighting In The War Room". In "Shock and Awe", Pelayo uses an MP5 in her efforts to fend off Insurgents after her helicopter is downed and she is awaiting reinforcements.

The "MP5SD" is a variant with a built-in suppressor (as opposed to multiplayer where the silencer is an attachment) and it is used by the SAS in "Crew Expendable", "Ultimatum" and "Mile High Club" and by Soap in "F.N.G.".

Multiplayer[edit | edit source]

In multiplayer, the MP5 is available at level 1, in the default class "Spec Ops", and can be equipped with a Red Dot Sight, Silencer or ACOG Scope. It is one of the more popular submachine guns in multiplayer because of its low unlock level, relatively controllable recoil, and high damage at close range. The MP5 kills in three-to-five shots, and two-to-four shots with Stopping Power equipped. It has very high damage and range for a submachine gun, being a three-shot kill up to 18 meters and being a five-shot kill at 25 meters. Head shots generally decrease the number of bullets to kill at most ranges by one. As with all sub machine guns, the MP5's high damage at close range drops off very quickly, making it very competitive at close range but inferior to weapons such as assault rifles or sniper rifles at long range.

The MP5's recoil profile is 70 upwards and to the left, 80 to the right, and 30 downwards; recoil kicks up fairly strongly and to the right. This is offset somewhat by its high center speed of 1700. Hip fire is a valid tactic as the high damage offsets the relatively low rate of fire. Reload speeds, empty or not, are some of the fastest in the submachine gun class. As with most submachine guns, wall penetration power is very low.

The MP5 has a moderate rate of fire for the submachine gun class at 800 RPM. This rate of fire can be increased with Double Tap at 1064 RPM. This comes at a heavy price, however, due to the increased ammo consumption and recoil.

The MP5 has average handling statics for the SMG category. Its ADS time is identical to the other submachine guns at 200 milliseconds.The MP5 also moves at a base 100% movement speed as the other SMGs.

Carrying the M9 as a sidearm while using the MP5 adds extra ammunition to the reserve ammunition for both weapons, somewhat negating the need for Bandolier, because they share the same ammo pool. The Mini-Uzi also shares the same ammo pool as the MP5. However, as the weapon is common, ammunition is easily picked up. This weapon is usually better in close range combat, as its recoil can throw off one's aim at longer ranges. This, combined with its low damage at range, means that it is often futile to try and kill someone outside of medium range.

The MP5 has a very fast raise time after sprinting, and the character's arms move faster when sprinting, unlike any other weapon.

Weapon Attachments[edit | edit source]

Old School Mode[edit | edit source]

The MP5 appears in Old School Mode with 30 rounds in the magazine and 60 rounds of reserve ammunition.

  • Bloc - Found with a Silencer behind the stairs on the ground floor in the eastern apartment building.
  • Creek - Found with an ACOG Scope in between the two accessible houses at the north-eastern half of the map, near Double Tap.
  • Crossfire - Found with a Silencer on the ground floor of the three-storey corner building, across the street from the bus, below the RPG-7.
  • District - Found with a Red Dot Sight at the northern tip of the map, west of the gas station.
  • Overgrown - Found with a Silencer on the ground floor of the northern farmhouse, near the W1200.
  • Shipment - Found with a Red Dot Sight at the north-west corner of the map, near the dumpsters.
  • Wet Work - Found with a Silencer in the center of the map, between the two bridges.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

For Attachment images, see MP5/Attachments.
For Camouflage images, see MP5/Camouflage.

Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare[edit | edit source]

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered[edit | edit source]

Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (Nintendo DS)[edit | edit source]

In Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (Nintendo DS), the MP5 is very different compared to the console and PC version. It takes the appearance of its silenced variant, but this is only cosmetic.

Campaign[edit | edit source]

The MP5 is the starting weapon for every SAS mission, excluding "The Russian". It has a very high rate of fire, similar to those of the MAC-10 and Mini-Uzi. Game files refer to it as the "MP5 SD"

Multiplayer[edit | edit source]

The MP5 has a 40-round magazine in multiplayer as opposed to having a 30-round magazine in singleplayer.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare: Mobilized[edit | edit source]


Campaign[edit | edit source]

The MP5 returns in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare: Mobilized, remodeled, to resemble the one from Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare more. The MP5 is the starting weapon in "Training", "Distant Information", "Wrecking Crew", and "Interception". Despite the same appearance as its console, and PC counterpart, it has a higher rate of fire, more damage, and only holds up to 120 rounds of reserve ammunition.

Multiplayer[edit | edit source]

In multiplayer, it is unlocked by default as well, but its hipfire accuracy is worse than the MP5 in Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (Nintendo DS) and on the console, and PC version, except while crouching, where its hipfire accuracy is perfect. Its magazine holds 30 rounds but the high rate of fire and slow reload make this weapon inferior to the more powerful weapons like the M4A1 or the P90.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2[edit | edit source]

Throwing Knife menu icon MW3.png The subject matter of this article was cut from the final version of a Call of Duty game.

The MP5 does not appear in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, however a code remains for it (mp5). It is most likely replaced with the MP5K. Using a console command "give mp5" will give the player an MP5K instead. Also, two HUD icons can be found in game files.

It appears briefly in the cutscene of S.S.D.D. along with the W1200.

Call of Duty: Black Ops[edit | edit source]

Throwing Knife menu icon MW3.png The subject matter of this article was cut from the final version of a Call of Duty game.

The MP5 cannot be obtained via normal means both in Single Player and Multiplayer in Call of Duty: Black Ops. The MP5 model is present in the game to serve as a placeholder for testing purpose whilst the raw files have not been removed from the games. Items such as textures, mesh, limited sound effects and animation are still present, mirroring almost exactly as its Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare counterpart with the difference being the in-game statistics mirroring that of the MP5K obtainable by normal means in the game.

The weapon is only obtainable via a combination of file force-loading and developer consoles commands. The HUD icon also reuses the icon of the common MP5K in-game. Reload time and firing sound effects are identical to the MP5K however, the cocking ammunition after a dry reload produces no sound.

Modern Warfare 2: Ghost[edit | edit source]

The MP5 is used by Roba's men to kill some Americans at Coahuila, Mexico.

Find Makarov[edit | edit source]

John "Soap" MacTavish uses a silenced MP5 during an obstacle course in Find Makarov.

Find Makarov: Operation Kingfish[edit | edit source]

Several MP5s are seen in a weapons cache during Soap's briefing with Shepherd.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3[edit | edit source]

"The MP5 kicks hard and dishes out heavy damage. Stats are strong all around, without any glaring weaknesses outside of a strong upward pull through sustained fire. Stick to close quarters and fire off the hip when possible. While recoil is jerky, the MP5 is surprisingly accurate."
— Call of Duty: Elite description


The MP5 returns in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. It sports a new appearance, with a fixed stock (instead of the retractable stock in Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare), a Rail Interface System handguard, and a top rail for optical attachments.

Campaign[edit | edit source]

The MP5 is first featured in the campaign in "Hunter Killer" with a Red Dot Sight and Silencer. It is then featured again in "Mind the Gap" with a Holographic Sight and Silencer. It is also usable during "Bag and Drag". It is also used by Yuri and Price in "Stronghold" with a Red Dot Sight and Silencer. It is the main weapon of Team Anvil in "Black Tuesday", but is unavailable to the player during that level.

Multiplayer[edit | edit source]

The MP5 is available from the start in multiplayer. The gun features a 30-round magazine, the smallest out of all submachine guns, and high recoil that is quite unpredictable. Compared to the other submachine guns, the MP5 has few merits - the P90 does exactly the same damage with a larger magazine. The MP7 also has a larger magazine, the same fire rate and less recoil. In practice, however, these shortcomings will generally go unnoticed. The MP5 can be a solid choice before these weapons are unlocked as its stats compare more favorably against the PP90M1 and the UMP45, which have a faster rate of fire and lower recoil, respectively.

Infinity Ward has released a hotfix that has increased the MP5's fire rate. Prior to the patch, the MP5 was outclassed in every way by the P90. To compensate for this, the MP5 now has a similar fire rate to the MP7, although the recoil is slightly higher. This makes it a much more competitive gun than before, as it shares the same fire rate as the MP7, but it also reloads faster and has the second highest effective range of all submachine guns, just behind the UMP45. It also features the fastest reload speed in the submachine gun category when Reload canceling is factored in.

In the game mode Money in the Denk, the MP5 is seen in the "In" class, where it is equipped with Rapid Fire.

Survival Mode[edit | edit source]

The MP5 is available in Survival Mode by default and costs $2000. The MP5 is also carried by medium troops from wave 4 (wave 1 on tier 3 and 4 maps). When used right, despite the unpredictable recoil, the MP5 can be used as a cheaper assault rifle, especially if equipped with a Holographic or Red Dot Sight, although burst firing will be required for long ranges. The MP5 is also carried by the Riot Shield Squad troops, but will disappear when killed.

Attachments[edit | edit source]

Proficiencies[edit | edit source]

  • Kick - Unlocked at weapon level 4.
  • Range - Unlocked at weapon level 9.
  • Attachments - Unlocked at weapon level 12.
  • Focus - Unlocked at weapon level 15.
  • Melee - Unlocked at weapon level 21.
  • Stability - unlocked at weapon level 28.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

For attachment images, see MP5/Attachments.
For camouflage images, see MP5/Camouflage.

Demonstration[edit | edit source]

Call of Duty: Black Ops II[edit | edit source]

"Fully automatic with good accuracy. Effective at close to medium range."
— Description


The MP5 returns in Call of Duty: Black Ops II in Zombies and the campaign. Its appearance is similar to the MP5 in Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, albeit with minor visual changes.

Campaign[edit | edit source]

The MP5 is unlocked at the start of the campaign. It is widely used by PDF soldiers in "Time and Fate" and "Suffer With Me". It is the starting weapon in "Suffer With Me". When equipped with a Suppressor, it becomes the MP5SD.

Attachments[edit | edit source]

Zombies[edit | edit source]

The MP5 appears in Zombies, replacing the MP5K from Call of Duty: Black Ops. It can be bought off the wall for 1000 points. Compared to the MP5K, it has similar damage, ammo capacity, and overall effectiveness. When Pack-a-Punched, it becomes the MP115 Kollider. The MP5 cannot be Pack-a-Punched more than once, but ammo can be bought off the wall, making it a decent alternative to the weapons from Mystery Box.

MP5 vs. MP115 Kollider[edit | edit source]

MP5 MP115 Kollider
MP5 Zombies BOII.png MP115 Kollider BOII.png
Damage 100-50 140-80
Fire mode Automatic Automatic
Rate of fire 750 RPM 750 RPM
Magazine size 30 40
Max ammo 120+30 200+40
Mobility High High
Extras Higher damage, larger magazine, more ammo


Gallery[edit | edit source]

For attachment images, see MP5/Attachments.

Call of Duty Online[edit | edit source]

The MP5 is featured in Call of Duty Online as the SMG5SD with an integrated silencer. It appears alongside the unsilenced SMG5 compact variant.

Attachments[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Call of Duty: Mobile[edit | edit source]

"Fully automatic submachine gun. Increased range and reduced recoil."
— Description

The MP5 returns in Call of Duty: Mobile as the QQ9. It was added as part of the Season 7 Radioactive Agent update.

Multiplayer[edit | edit source]

The QQ9 features quite low damage, but this is balanced out by the very fast rate of fire it has. It also has manageable vertical recoil and good mobility compared to its Submachine peers. When equipped with 10mm 30 Round Reload, it receives a noticeable increase in damage and range, making the gun even more dangerous.

Battle Royale[edit | edit source]

The QQ9 was added to Battle Royale in Season 9. It has very high rate of fire and good damage, allowing it to kill well-armored players quickly. In Season 11, the gun received a hipfire buff, which makes the gun very dangerous at close to mid range. The QQ9 is available as Common and Rare blueprints. The Legendary blueprint can only be found in Airdrops.

Attachments[edit | edit source]

Muzzle[edit | edit source]

Barrel[edit | edit source]

Optic[edit | edit source]

Stock[edit | edit source]

Rear Grip[edit | edit source]

Ammunition[edit | edit source]

Underbarrel[edit | edit source]

Laser[edit | edit source]

Perks[edit | edit source]

Blueprints[edit | edit source]

Epic[edit | edit source]

  • Flood
  • Trendsetter
  • Eye Candy
  • Neon Grunge
  • Black Gold

Legendary[edit | edit source]

  • Melting Point

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare[edit | edit source]

"Fully automatic 9mm submachine gun. A perfect balance of stability, mobility, and lethality."
— Description


The MP5 returns in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.

It is unlocked at rank 12 (Specialist II).

Campaign[edit | edit source]

The MP5 is available for use in the campaign. Some versions use the same model as the "Strapped" blueprint added to multiplayer post-release. In Proxy War, It can be picked up from dead allies

Attachments[edit | edit source]

Muzzle[edit | edit source]

Barrel[edit | edit source]

Laser[edit | edit source]

Optic[edit | edit source]

Stock[edit | edit source]

Rear Grip[edit | edit source]

Ammunition[edit | edit source]

Underbarrel[edit | edit source]

Perks[edit | edit source]

Blueprints[edit | edit source]

Name blueprint Rarity How to obtain
Desert Bloom Rare Battle Pass Season 6 Tier 38
Feeling Rusty Epic Multiplayer Mission Perks Of The Job
Point Blank Epic Bundle FNG
Strapped Epic Bundle Nightstalker
Blue Blaze Epic Bundle Air Assault
Rampage Epic Battle Pass Season 3 Tier 51
Show Of Force Epic Bundle Armed Response
Milkweed Epic Bundle The Mad Monarch
Ashen Skies Epic Bundle Pro Pack: Rush Down
Admiral’s Pride Legendary Bundle The Royal Armory I
Flood Legendary Gift Pack
Heat Cycle Legendary Multiplayer Mission Run ‘N Gun
Sand Snake Legendary Battle Pass Season 1 Tier 20
Ducat Legendary Bundle Executive Armory V
The Cover Up Legendary Battle Pass Season 3 Tier 38
Girnar Legendary Bundle Heiji Mishkin: Limited
Mot Legendary Bundle His Name Was Death
Spirit Of The Beast Legendary Bundle Hydra Slayer
Razorwire Legendary Bundle The Professional
Anole Legendary Bundle Poison Dart
Banisher Legendary Bundle Tracer Pack: Shadow
Croesus Legendary Bundle Golden Scales
Buzkiller Legendary Bundle The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
Ultimatum Legendary Bundle Sgt. Griggs Operator Bundle

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War[edit | edit source]

"Full-auto submachine gun. Fast fire rate with low recoil. Good visibility and control while firing."
— In-game description


The MP5 returns in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War.

Campaign[edit | edit source]

The MP5 is one of the common SMGs used by Spetsnaz. It is also the main SMG used by the Stasi. It also makes a Cameo appearence in Break on Through where it is used by Bell during the 1968 flashback.

Zombies[edit | edit source]

Marking its 3rd appearance in the zombies mode the MP5 returns as one of the official obtainable SMGs. Its available to create a class, Wall Buy, and the Mystery Box for 950 Essence. MP5 cost 1250 essence of the wall and comes with tier 2 damage. When Pack a Punched it becomes mystic pony express. Magazine capacity is increased to 70, without magazine attachments and comes with 420 rounds extra. Tier 1 damage is increased from 32 to 69 and sees the same damage increase from each tier as the normal MP5.

Attachments[edit | edit source]

Optic[edit | edit source]

Muzzle[edit | edit source]

Barrel[edit | edit source]

Underbarrel[edit | edit source]

Body[edit | edit source]

Stock[edit | edit source]

Magazine[edit | edit source]

Handle[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare[edit | edit source]

  • When using this gun with a silencer, it uses a different camouflage pattern.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3[edit | edit source]

  • Even though it is fully-automatic, the fire selector is set to semi-automatic.
  • In the "Hunter Killer" and "Stronghold" campaign reveal, the MP5 has a grip attached. However, the gun is held as if it did not have one.
  • On the back of the left side of the stock, there's a piece of white tape with the letter "A" written on it in blue.
  • As seen in the Survival Mode Trailer, the MP5 originally had a 20 round magazine.
  • At Call of Duty XP, the MP5 reused the MP5K's pickup icon from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.

Call of Duty: Black Ops II[edit | edit source]

  • The customization picture shows the stock in the extended position. The third-person model's stock is in the collapsed position.

The missing model MP5 in Modern Warfare Remastered

  • A small "1" can be seen under the back iron sight post.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered[edit | edit source]

  • It is possible to access an MP5 with half its model missing via modding.
  • When attaching the silencer, the MP5 will become MP5SD. However, some weapon kits can change it into a MP5 with a silencer equipped normally like other weapons.

Call of Duty: Mobile[edit | edit source]

  • The empty and tactical reload animations have the same reload animations as Call of Duty: Modern Warfare's MP5 tactical reload (without sleight of hand equipped).
  • The weapon’s model is based on the “Strapped” blueprint from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare[edit | edit source]

  • Equipping the FSS Mini attachment changes the HUD name to "MP5K".


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