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For a similarly named weapon, see USP .45.

The UMP45 is a submachine gun featured in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Find Makarov, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Call of Duty Online and Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. It was cut from Call of Duty: Ghosts.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2Edit

"We've got one good UMP. They've got a thousand."
John "Soap" MacTavish


The UMP45 is heavily used by the Spetsnaz and moderately used by Shadow Company. It is also a randomly generated weapon for Task Force 141 members and is a starting weapon in "The Hornet's Nest" used by Gary "Roach" Sanderson with an ACOG Scope. It is also the starting weapon used by the player on the ground during the Special Ops mission "Big Brother".


The UMP45 is immediately available from the start of the game in the First Recon class, and is available for Create-A-Class from level 4 onwards.

With user friendly iron sights, optics on this weapon are of questionable use. Many players will find more use in other attachments. As well, recoil is very small, making the UMP45 a favorite amongst players due to extreme accuracy.

The UMP45 has an extremely small damage drop-off: there is only a five damage difference between the maximum and minimum damage, and both damage profiles allow for three-hit kills; however, to counterbalance the high damage, the UMP45 has the lowest rate of fire of all Submachine Guns. However, Stopping Power has the ability to grant the UMP45 a two-shot kill at close range, making it have the shortest time-to-kill after the MP5K. As well, Rapid Fire can speed up the time-to-kill dramatically, combining Rapid Fire with Stopping Power makes its time-to-kill amongst the fastest of all weapons in Call Of Duty; however, the UMP45 with Rapid Fire becomes significantly less accurate than a UMP45 sans attachment, but remains somewhat controllable.

The UMP45's biggest strengths are its high damage output alongside great accuracy and ammunition control. This makes the UMP a very deadly weapon, and is amongst the most used weapons online in Modern Warfare 2.

The UMP45 is flexible with several attachments and loadouts. Using a Silencer has minimal effect on the UMP45, and combining it with Cold Blooded makes the user a very deadly stealth soldier. Akimbo can resolve the UMP45's close range problem and dramatically decrease close quarters time-to-kill, but the strength of accuracy is lost altogether. Rapid Fire, as aforementioned, also decreases the time-to-kill very nicely.

The UMP45 is also the only SMG to consistently one-hit-kill in Hardcore (except if the enemy is using Last Stand, Final Stand or Painkiller, or when firing through cover), which makes it a great gun to take on groups of enemies.

In conclusion, the UMP45 is a powerful weapon that should never be underestimated. Its fast time-to-kill, surpassing even some Assault Rifles, and extreme accuracy, surpassing almost every SMG, make the UMP45 a valuable weapon in almost every experienced player's hands. Many players can cause havoc on the battlefield with this weapon alone, as its extreme power and accuracy make it easy to play to the weapon's strengths using attachments and strategies.

Weapon AttachmentsEdit


For attachment images, see UMP45/Attachments.
For camouflage images, see UMP45/Camouflage.

Find MakarovEdit

The UMP45 is used by John "Soap" MacTavish and by several Shadow Company soldiers.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3Edit

The UMP45 returns in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. It was first shown in the reveal trailer for the game, as a soldier was blind firing it.


The UMP45 appears in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3's campaign. It is used by Ultranationalists in the level "Mind the Gap” and "Stronghold" while the Yuri and Price are clearing the prison cells of enemies and after it goes loud. In the latter is in the large room where the shootout is with an office on the far right side. It is in that office. The UMP45 is usable and can be picked up by the player. It uses the same model as in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. It also features Modern Warfare 2's ACOG Scope. This is the only time the UMP45 is usable in campaign.


The UMP45 appears in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3's multiplayer. It is available in one of the five default classes (First Recon). It features a 32-round magazine, moderate recoil and clear iron sights. The UMP45 has much lower damage at range than its Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 counterpart, killing in six shots (before a recent patch) outside effective range. It does, however, have a faster rate of fire, lower recoil, higher maximum damage making it a two-shot kill at close-range if one of those shots is a headshot and features the higher penetration of assault rifles, making it ideal for close-quarters combat and room clearing. The UMP45 also has the highest range of all the SMGs so it's quite effective at medium ranges too. Rapid Fire is a popular and effective attachment online, especially in conjunction with a Silencer, particularly in Search and Destroy where the limited amount of enemy players makes up for the rapid ammunition consumption. The UMP45 has the longest range in its class, making the suppressor a good choice as the range penalty has little negative consequence.

Infinity Ward has released a hotfix that buffed the UMP45's minimum damage to a five-shot kill, therefore it is now much more effective at medium range than it was prior to the update and is now on par with the MP5.

Survival ModeEdit

The UMP45 is available in Survival Mode at level 4 and costs $2000. The UMP45 is a versatile weapon due to its high damage in close range and relatively higher mobility comparing to the assault rifles which have similar amount of damages; for example, a magazine of bullets is enough to take out a Juggernaut much like the CM901. The gun also has relatively clear iron sights, which means an optic attachment is not necessary. Moreover, the slower rate of fire compared to other submachine guns reduces the problem of recoil, which makes the gun more controllable. In short, this gun is an ideal weapon for close quarter combats maps. The UMP45 is a fairly effective weapon against Little Birds.



  • 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.


For attachments, see UMP45/Attachments.
For camouflage images, see UMP45/Camouflage.


UMP45 Demonstration - Modern Warfare 3

UMP45 Demonstration - Modern Warfare 3

Call of Duty OnlineEdit

The UMP45 returns in Call of Duty Online as the UMG.



Call of Duty: GhostsEdit

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The UMP45 appeared in the Behind the Scenes trailer. It was seen fitted with a Holographic Sight and Snow Camouflage. However, it never appeared in the final game.

Call of Duty: Infinite WarfareEdit

"Full-auto ballistic firearm. Popular with old Earth agencies for delivering high stopping power at range despite a low rate of fire."
— Description.

The UMP45 returns in Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare as the MacTav-45, named after John "Soap" MacTavish. It has a foregrip by default like the M4A1 from the Modern Warfare series.


The MacTav-45 is unlocked by using a Classic Weapon Token to purchase the weapon after entering Prestige Mode. It has extremely long range, outclassing many Assault Rifles, at longer than 40 meters. This reliable stopping power is excellent compared to other SMGs, all of which drop down to five-to-six shot kills at the range where the MacTav-45 remains effective. To balance this extreme range, the MacTav-45 has the slowest rate of fire of all SMGs, being somewhat inferior to other weapons in the class, as they have much higher rates of fire and usually higher damage at close range. This weapon is further hampered by its slightly less than appropriate recoil, making use of the MacTav-45 at range without the assistance of the VMC sight's recoil reduction abilities difficult, unless other measures are taken to reduce overall recoil, such as tap firing.

On February 3rd, 2017, the MacTav-45 was updated to increase recoil when firing while aiming down the sights[1].


The MacTav-45 is available from the Magic Wheel and off the wall in Attack of The Radioactive Thing for $1000. When Pack-a-Punched it becomes the 45 R.P.M. When Double Packed it becomes the Crispy Arrow.

MacTav-45 45 R.P.M. Crispy Arrow
Rate of fire Automatic Automatic Automatic
Magazine size 30 50 50
Max ammo 30+270 50+350 50+350
Extras Larger magazine, more ammo


For camouflage images, see UMP45/Camouflage.
For attachment images, see UMP45/Attachments.


Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2Edit

  • In multiplayer, when a Red Dot Sight or Holographic Sight is attached, the front iron sight is removed. However in campaign and Spec Ops, this does not occur.
  • On Infinity Ward's official website, the UMP45 was voted the favorite submachine gun in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.
  • Camouflage only appears on the stock and sides of the weapon and is faded in comparison to other weapons, making it difficult to see unless reloading.
  • In the Create-A-Class image, the bullets in the magazine are partially visible.
  • In the Campaign Remaster, just under the rear sight, the line S/N: M4C-74V15H is visible, referencing John "Soap" MacTavish.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3Edit

  • The early pickup icon said U45 instead of UMP45.[citation needed]
  • Rather than the front iron sight being removed when optics are attached as in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, only the ring and pin are removed with the post remaining.
  • On the warning label of the gun, it reads "REFER TO ONERS[sic] MANUAL."
  • The Official BradyGames guidebook shows a picture of the USP. 45 instead of the UMP45.

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Edit

  • There is an unusable laser sight attached to the underbarrel rail.

References Edit

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