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"Effective at close to medium range, with greater hip fire accuracy and faster movement speed."
— Category description in Call of Duty: Ghosts.


The MP40, the most frequently featured submachine gun in the Call of Duty series

The MP5, another common submachine gun in the series

A Submachine Gun, often abbreviated as SMG, is a type of weapon in the Call of Duty series, appearing in all games. Submachine Guns make a bridge between a Light Machine Gun and a Pistol, having the fire rate of a Light Machine gun, while having the mobility and range more similar to that of a pistol. Submachine guns are some of the most common weapons in Call of Duty, with games all having a variety of SMG's depicted in-game.

The majority of SMG's suffer from odd inaccuracy traits, such as enhanced idle sway or a minor amount of bullet spread while aiming, similar to that of a Shotgun, alongside poor bullet damage at a distance. To compensate for this, the majority of SMG's have a very fast strafe speed when aiming down the sights, at least moderate rates of fire, and good hip-fire accuracy, making the SMG's ideal for close to medium range combat playstyles. Some SMG's, however, have stats that will mirror Assault Rifles, such as range and accuracy, while sacrificing some key SMG benefits, such as power and rate of fire.

List of Submachine Guns in the Call of Duty Series

Call of Duty and Call of Duty: United Offensive

Call of Duty: Finest Hour

Call of Duty 2

Call of Duty 2: Big Red One

Call of Duty 3

Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare: Reflex Edition

Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (Nintendo DS)

Call of Duty: World at War

Call of Duty: World at War: Final Fronts

Call of Duty: World at War (Nintendo DS)

Call of Duty: Zombies

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare: Mobilized

Call of Duty: Black Ops

Call of Duty: Black Ops (Nintendo DS)

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3: Defiance

Call of Duty: Black Ops II

Call of Duty Online

  • Additionally, the Fate and Hallucination assault rifles can be toggled to submachine gun mode.

Call of Duty: Ghosts

Call of Duty: Heroes

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

Call of Duty: Black Ops III

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare

It is to note that in the campaign mode of Infinite Warfare, submachine guns are secondary weapons instead of primary.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered

Call of Duty: WWII

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4

Call of Duty: Mobile

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War

List of Cut Submachine Guns

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The subject matter of this article was cut from the final version of a Call of Duty game.

Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare

  • MAC-10 (cut from the original release, later added in the remaster via an update)

Call of Duty: World at War

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

Call of Duty: Black Ops

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3

Call of Duty: Ghosts

Call of Duty: Black Ops III

Call of Duty: Devil's Brigade