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For the full-sized variant, see MP5.
For other uses, see MP.

The MP5K is a submachine gun featured in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Call of Duty: Black Ops, Call of Duty: Black Ops: Declassified, and Call of Duty Online. It was also cut from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, and appears as an MP5 modification in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2


The MP5K is seen being used in "Takedown" and "The Hornet's Nest" by the Brazilian Militia," "No Russian" by the Ultranationalists, "Team Player", "Exodus" and "S.S.D.D." by fellow Rangers, by various hostiles in conjunction with a Riot Shield, by several Navy SEAL members, and Task Force 141, and by Shadow Company. It is also one of the starting weapons in "The Enemy of My Enemy" with a Suppressor and Red Dot Sight.


The MP5K is one of the first SMGs unlocked, available at Level 4 when Create-A-Class is unlocked.

The MP5K is a very high damage SMG. At any range short of 17.5 meters, the MP5K will deal 40 damage, resulting in a three hit kill, or a two hit kill if one bullet hits the head. Damage will decrease linearly until twenty-five meters, where the MP5K will deal 20 damage, netting a five hit kill, or a four shot kill with headshots. The MP5K's three shot kill range completely tapers off at twenty meters, and the four shot kill range ends at 23 meters. 

With Stopping Power equipped, the MP5K will deal 56 damage up to 17.5 meters, allowing for two shot kills. Damage linearly decreases until 25 meters, where the MP5k will deal 28 damage, taking four shots to kill. The MP5K boasts the shortest time-to-kill and greatest damage per second of all the SMG's with Stopping Power, and its two hit kill range is roughly four meters longer than that of the UMP45, the only other SMG that can kill in two hits with Stopping Power. This makes the MP5K extremely powerful and one of the greatest overall weapons in close quarters combat. Due to how much the MP5K benefits from Stopping Power, it is the most logical choice as far as red perks are concerned.

The MP5K's rate of fire is high, and nicely compliments the MP5K's great damage. The MP5K will fire at 895 RPM. While this is the second slowest firing SMG, it is only barely slower than the Mini-Uzi and the P90 in terms of fire rate, which have much lower damage up close.

The MP5K suffers in regards to accuracy. The iron sights are very clean, but the recoil is high, tending upwards somewhat but more so to the sides. The MP5K has the heaviest horizontal recoil values of all primary weapons, tied with the L86 LSW in this regard. The MP5K has a high centerspeed value of 1700 to counter the recoil profile.

The MP5K's handling traits are good, as per all SMG's. It aims quickly, allows the player to move at the maximum possible speed, has good hip-fire accuracy, and has a moderate reload speed, taking at least 1.77 seconds to Reload Cancel the MP5K.

The MP5K's magazine capacity is the smallest in tier (tied with the Vector), holding thirty rounds. Combined with the high rate of fire, this makes the MP5K a weapon that requires trigger discipline to mitigate ammo shortages and the frequency of reloads. This makes Scavenger Pro a great choice.

The MP5K has the typical SMG attachments available. Rapid Fire will increase the RPM from 895 to 1135, making the MP5K even more deadly in close quarters, but will also increase recoil accordingly by reducing the centerspeed to 1300, making mid range combat more difficult. Muzzle flash is also significantly increased.

Akimbo grants two MP5K's and double the starting ammunition. The MP5K becomes extremely deadly in close quarters with Akimbo, and even more so when paired with Rapid Fire. At close range, only shotgun or commando users will be able to stand a chance. Steady Aim would be the most valuable yellow perk should one wish to use Akimbo.

The MP5K's iron sights are very clear and easy to use, but the optical attachments are available nonetheless. The Red Dot Sight will grant a clearer overall sight picture and may assist with target acquisition & long range combat. The Holographic Sight is much the same, and will also grant clearer vision through the muzzle flash.

The Silencer will keep the player off the mini map when firing and eliminate muzzle flash, at the cost of effective range. Some would argue that the reduction in range is very noticeable, and that the reduction of the 2 hit kill range is essentially robbing the MP5K of one of its primary strengths with little in return.

Others insist that increased stealth is worth the price, and that the recoil of the MP5K means that the player is limited to close range engagements anyway, and the range reduction isn't so much of an issue. Regardless of one's stance on the Silenced MP5K, it is a worthy attachment should one choose to use it.

FMJ is an attachment worth using on the MP5K, even if only to unlock Extended Mags. It will increase damage through surfaces, and is useful at closer ranges against opponents who take cover, but at longer ranges the recoil and damage drop-off of the MP5K make it difficult to kill enemies behind cover..

Extended Mags is by far the best attachment on the MP5K, increasing the magazine capacity from 30 to 45 rounds. This alleviates one of the MP5K's weaknesses and reduces the frequency of reloads. Once unlocked, Extended Mags should always be one's first consideration on the MP5K.



For attachment images, see MP5K/Attachments.
For camouflage images, see MP5K/Camouflage.

Call of Duty: Black Ops

The MP5K appears in Call of Duty: Black Ops.


The MP5K in the campaign is always usable with an Extended Mag; it appears only in the mission "Executive Order" where it is used by Mason with an Extended Mag, a Red Dot Sight and Dusty camouflage. It is also used by Frank Woods but without any attachments.


The MP5K is unlocked as part of the default SMG class; it is also unlocked by default at level 4.

The MP5K is capable of a three hit kill to the body (or two to the head) in Core, but at range it will drop off to a five hit kill to the body (or four to the head). The range is also relatively short. The MP5K also has a slow ROF for its class; tied with the Skorpion and AK-74u with 750 RPM. This means the MP5K will kill faster than the low damage SMG's up close, but kill slower at a distance.

Accuracy may leave something to be desired. The iron sights are good enough, but the recoil is heavy, kicking harshly to the sides and upwards. Thankfully the MP5K's low fire rate and 1700 centerspeed help to combat this, but the MP5K lacks the Grip to further improve the centerspeed.

The handling traits of the MP5K are below average for its class. The hip-fire cone is small, the mobility is of 100%, but the weapon has the slowest reload times in its class; by default, the MP5K will reload in 2.9 seconds, or 3.2 seconds if the mag is empty, making Sleight of Hand very helpful.

The MP5K has a 30 round magazine by default. Combined with the slower fire rate, reloads won't be very frequent.

The MP5K has limited attachments, as it lacks Dual Mags, Dual Wield, and the Grip attachments. Extended Mags will increase magazine capacity from 30 to 45 rounds. With the slow rate of fire, it's easy to conserve ammunition and delay reloads.

Rapid Fire is a very sharp double-edged sword: on one end, the Rate of fire is increased to 1000, decreasing the time-to-kill considerably. However, the increase in recoil will make medium range combat a struggle.

The optical attachments are unremarkable, in that they behave the same way they do with any other weapon.

The ACOG Scope reduces the centerspeed to a mere 1200, making it a terrible choice, as recoil is increased significantly and cannot be fired accurately beyond close range.

The Suppressor will keep the player off the mini map and eliminate muzzle flash, but reduce the overall range of the MP5K. The Suppressor suppresses the MP5K's main advantage of being a high damage SMG, making it a poor choice overall.

For perks, Scavenger helps out a lot due to the low ammo loadout. 120 rounds is not very good for a weapon that'll use so much of it. Sleight of Hand is also extremely useful to make reloading almost painless. However, Steady Aim can prove to be a deadly alternative. Hacker is a very useful perk if running around, as it is invaluable to sniff out enemy Claymores, C4, and Motion Sensors. This asset can also be used to get a good idea of where the enemy may be.

The MP5K's strength is its lethality in close ranges. The MP5K kills very fast, and is also somewhat controllable with sustained fire compared to other SMG's. The larger magazines are also very useful to make the weapon reliable.

The MP5K's weakness is its long range damage and accuracy. It is outperformed by the low damage SMG's at range, and it lacks good accuracy. Combine that with the lack of the Grip attachment, and there's a weapon that leaves something to be desired.

The MP5K shares many similarities with the AK-74u, as both share the same damage profile and fire rate, both fitting the bill as hard hitting SMG's. While the AK-74u is unlocked later on (it also needs to be purchased unlike the MP5K), and has less centerspeed than the MP5K, the AK-74u heavily outclasses the MP5K otherwise, having a much smaller recoil profile, a much wider attachment selection, and faster reload times. The MP5K does more initial damage than the AK-74u (40 for the MP5K vs 35 for the AK-74u), which gives the MP5K slightly more three and four hit kill range, and the ability to get a two headshot kill in close-quarters, something the AK-74u cannot do. The MP5K also has a better centerspeed than the AK-74u (1700 for the MP5K vs 1600 for the AK-74u), but that advantage is negated by the boosted recoil per shot the MP5K has. The MP5K's advantages over the AK-74u are niche at best, and the user will really need to be sold on said niche advantages to justify using the MP5K over the AK-74u.



The MP5K is featured in Zombies, and is available off the walls for 1000 points on Kino der Toten, "Five", Ascension, Call of the Dead, Shangri-La and Moon with ammo costing an additional 500 points. This gun has a larger magazine than most submachine guns, and holds an admirable fire rate and power. Its one-hit-headshot potential ends at round 4. It performs well until round 10 before headshots become a priority. At around wave 15, headshots become a major priority. Although it has a higher recoil than most SMGs, Double Tap Root Beer works well with this gun. Speed Cola is also very effective with this gun, as it eliminates the long reload time. The gun's high rate of fire allows for a medium-high accumulation of points.

When Pack-a-Punched, its name is changed to "MP115 Kollider." It also has increased damage and features a larger magazine. Even with the increase in damage, it is still advisable to aim for headshots. Like all other Pack-a-Punched weapons, upgraded ammo can be bought from the wall for 4500 points. Although the MP5K is the same price as other SMGs, it has the third most ammo of all, bested only by the AK74u, available in all maps, and by the MP40, which is only available on Kino der Toten and Call of the Dead.

MP5K vs MP115 Kollider

MP5K MP115 Kollider
MP5K BO.png MP115 Kollider BO.png
Damage 100-50 140-80
Multiplier head: x4
chest: x1
abdomen: x1
head: x5
chest: x1
abdomen: x1
Fire mode Automatic Automatic
Rate of fire 750 RPM 750 RPM
Magazine size 30 40
Max ammo 120+30 200+40
Reload 2.9, 3.2 empty 2.9, 3.2 empty
Mobility High High
Extras Higher damage, larger magazine, more ammo


For attachment images, see MP5K/Attachments.
For camouflage images, see MP5K/Camouflage.


Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3

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The subject matter of this article was cut from the final version of a Call of Duty game. Since some information cannot be independently verified, the content on this page may be subject to change.

The name MP5K was used in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 as a placeholder name for the MP5. This is due to the fact it has the exact same model as the MP5, inferring that the MP5K was just a placeholder name. Additionally, its textures can be still found in the game files.

Call of Duty: Black Ops: Declassified

The MP5K returns in Call of Duty: Black Ops: Declassified.


In singleplayer, the MP5K can picked up from various enemies in several missions.



Call of Duty Online

The MP5K returns in Call of Duty Online as the SMG5. It appears alongside the silenced SMG5SD variant.



Call of Duty: Black Ops 4

In Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, upon winning five Blackout matches, the insignia that appears features two golden MP5K submachine guns fitted with suppressors. Other than that, the weapon doesn't make a physical appearance in the game.


Call of Duty: Modern Warfare

In Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, equipping the FSS Mini attachment on the MP5 changes the weapon's name to MP5K in the HUD.


Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

  • In multiplayer, a Suppressor-attached MP5K is titled "MP5K Suppressed." However, in the campaign and Special Ops, it is called the "MP5KSD".
  • In campaign and Spec Ops, the MP5K lacks a foregrip, but in multiplayer the MP5K has a foregrip by default.
  • The MP5K's serial number is 081223SR.
  • When switching from any weapon to an MP5K, the player's camera slightly shifts to the right and returns to its normal position afterward.

Call of Duty: Black Ops

  • In the preview trailers of Call of Duty: Black Ops, the MP5K had a different firing sound.
  • In one of the trailers showing the mission Executive Order, the MP5K wielded by Woods lacked a foregrip.