MP5 Weapon Guide
Hey all - this is my first weapon guide since my M4A1 Guide (which in my opinion could have been better). I'm going to run this guide a bit differently than normal, and hopefully its a little more helpful and easy to read. I'd like to do a few more for weapons that aren't that common (i.e Type 95 + MP7 = overused). You could call these hipster weapons, but hipster weapons don't seem to get much love. This is the guide to the MP5.
The MP5 may have turned off some by its large kick and slower fire rate. However, what compliments this gun is the decent damage output, and the user friendly iron sights. You will find it hard to hit anything beyond closer range, which makes this an ideal rushing weapon or for your close quarters needs.
Before I get into the "helpfulness" part of the guide, I'll give you my class before hand. My class is set-up for rushing, but I have had success objective running (such as Domination and CTF).
MP5 w/ Silencer (Kick)
Extreme Conditioning Pro
UAV, Predator Missile, Attack Helicopter
I firmly believe the MP5 isn't half of what it could be without kick. Let's face it; its not steady at all, and puts it at an enormous disadvantage compared to guns like the MP7. However, the great iron sights make it a great weapon to use an attachment not optic related. The silencer is great because it a bit hard to face an overwhelming number of enemies (2 is fine, I've never had luck with 3). Again this puts me at a disadvantage, but with Rapid Fire you may have more success. My set-up is a basic rushing set-up, letting me finagle around enemies and pick them off one by one. Because of this I find myself scoring flags often, but sometimes my firepower gets limited in capturing a high traffic flag in Domination.
Red Dot Sight
The Red Dot Sight really isn't recommended unless you really need it - however using two attachments isn't really recommended. If you can live with the sights (which you should) I highly recommend you use one of the above. The silencer would obviously enable stealth like tactics. This gun highly benefits from the silencer (much like its CoD4 variant) and with a smart playstyle, you have an early level tactical beast. Extended Mags is beneficial if you don't like the silencer because maybe of a lack of power, but maybe Rapid Fire isn't your thing. Extended Mags will contribute to overwhelming numbers, which is essential for Domination when capturing flags. And when you need that extra firepower, Rapid Fire is yours to thrive.
This gun kicks like an F2000 from MW2. I suggest running kick to help maintain stability in CQB matchups. However, Range may benefit this gun because of its lack of effectiveness for medium range. Maybe in maps where you could encounter a moment like this, you can be more prepared.
- The MP5 runs out of ammo after about five-six kills w/o Rapid Fire. Running Scavenger or a Machine Pistol can help this.
- This is an SMG where you can out perform an Assault Rifle when you control the recoil at Medium Range. This is where your proficiency helps.
- Key maps to avoid using this are Bakaara, Outpost, and Fallen.
- Maps where this gun thrives are Bootleg, Hardhat, and Downturn.
Once you unlock the PP90m1, you have no reason to rush with this weapon. The UMP45 also exceeds the MP5 in medium Range skirmishes. However, if you are looking to conserve ammo in the CQB land, the MP5 has some neat tricks up it's sleeve.
- Ideal power for low levels
- Good iron sights
- Fire Rate conserves ammo
- Kicks like a mule
- PP90m1 and MP7 clearly outperform in rushing
- Range is limited
I hope you enjoy my guide. Look for my G36c guide in the coming weeks.
I have more than 1000 kills with the MP5, It's one of the SMG feel really good when getting a kill. The P90 and MP surely are better but It don't have the feel good factor
Good guice though.
For proff: kick or range
For attachment: Both ext.mag and Silencer serve you well
MP5 Suppressed Gold w/Kick proficiency
USP.45 Extended Mags
UAV,Counter UAV, Advanced UAV
Best class ever
You forgot the most important pro of all.
- Looks fucking great
my mp7 (2.5k kills) and p90 (2.3k kills) are my top used smgs. But the mp5 is right up there with 1.7k kills. The rest have over 1k each. except the pm9 in which i totally forgot abouit n is on 400kills.
mp5 and the p90 end up being my favs.
not a bad guide though. ive been enjoying a silenced mp5. n doing pretty great with it too. I usually use range n silencer till i get attach,ents RF n extended mags.
@OP: Hey, I've think I've seen your guides before in another forum. It was for Black Ops. Did you give the Commando 10/10?
You said dual mags was better than extended mags. Me no likes, but hey, everyone has their opinions.
The recoil gets managable,like any other weapon,with practice.Kick is the first unlock only to introduce you to the weapon,theres better things beyond it.
MP5 is only second best to P90 IMO,thats just because of mag size.
Not a bad guide despite my opinion on Attachments.
Just sharing, i got bored with pp90 and mp7, looking at some mp5 vid on tubes decided to try..
i love the sounds, the looks and nostalgic feels
for me its like mp7 with more recoil but still works for me
never regret using it *get me a moab on fallen
Here is my setup:
Attachment - Rapid + Silencer
mp9 akimbo for secondary
Lethal - Claymore
Tactical - Portable/Tactical
ExCond, Hardline, Steady Aim
Specialist;Assasin, SoH, Scavenger
Now im deeply in luv with this gun :p
Sorry for the tad late response, but I don't recall making any guides for Black Ops. I was on a different forum at that point.
Originally Posted by Citruslime