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Best Modern Warfare 2 MP5 loadout: The best Lachmann Sub class setup and attachments

Here's the best MP5 loadout in Modern Warfare 2

Want to know the best MP5 loadout in Modern Warfare 2? The best SMG, and even one of the best guns in Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. At launch, few weapons rival the Lachmann Sub, better known as the MP5. If you've heard just how great the MP5 is and want to test it yourself, then you're in the right place to learn all you need to know.

In this guide, we'll break down the best MP5 loadout in Modern Warfare 2, including the best attachments, secondary weapon, perks, and equipment to use in your MW2 MP5 class setup. If you've not yet got the MP5 in multiplayer, take a look at our guide on how to unlock the MP5 in Modern Warfare 2!

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Best MP5 loadout in Modern Warfare 2

The MW2 best MP5 loadout focuses on speed and power, allowing you to blaze around in multiplayer and rinse enemies before they can even react. Modern Warfare 2 already has a ridiculously low time to kill across the board, and this MP5 loadout will take full advantage of that by dropping enemies at startling speed.

Here's the best MP5 loadout in Modern Warfare 2:

  • Laser: Stovl Tac Laser
  • Magazine: 40 Round Mag
  • Muzzle: Singuard MKV
  • Stock: LM Stockless Mod
  • Underbarrel: FSS Sharkfin 90
Modern Warfare 2 beta screenshot showing the Lachmann Sub in a weapon container, with the stats on the left.

Speed is the name of the game, so we'll start with the stock, or lack thereof. We suggest using the LM Stockless Mod option to gain a huge boost to ADS, sprint to fire, and movement speed. We'd also recommend the Stovl Tac Laser, which will make you more accurate while firing from the hip as you leap around corners.

The Lachmann Sub is already a powerhouse thanks to the low TTK in Modern Warfare 2, but it gets even better with the Singuard MKV. This boosts your damage range and bullet velocity, making the MP5 much better at short-medium range. This does decrease your aiming stability, but we can boost that back up with the FSS Sharkfin 90.

Since the default iron sights are worth using, we'd use the final slot to equip the 40 Round Mag. This will give you plenty of ammo to rinse enemy squads and help you avoid reloading at crucial moments.

Best secondary weapon

Since the MP5 is an excellent short-medium range weapon, you should use a secondary that complements it by offering a long-range choice. We recommend using one of the best battle rifles or the best sniper rifles in Modern Warfare 2. Our FTAC Recon loadout tops the BR list, while our SP-X 80 loadout, Signal 50 loadout, and MCPR-300 loadout are worth trying for snipers.

Best perks and equipment

A soldier walks through a wartorn battlefield clutching their rifle in Modern Warfare 2.

Like most of our loadouts, the Overkill perk is essential. It's one of the best perks in Modern Warfare 2, allowing you to equip two primary weapons. Equip Double Time as your second basic perk, as it doubles the duration of your tactical sprint. When you want to hide from enemies while on the warpath, activate your Dead Silence field upgrade to temporarily make your footsteps silent.

Your bonus and ultimate perks will trigger during a match, meaning you'll need to wait to feel the full effects. The Fast Hands bonus perk makes it swapping between weapons much faster. After a few more minutes, the Ghost ultimate perk will activate and allow you to hide from UAVs, Portable Radars, and Heartbeat Sensors.

Modern Warfare 2's fast pace makes every corner dangerous, so make sure to use a Stim Shot as your tactical to quickly recover. For your lethal, a Thermite grenade is ideal for weakening groups of enemies before charging in to finish them off with your MP5.

That wraps up our best MP5 loadout in Modern Warfare 2. If you're struggling to unlock anything in this loadout, take a look at our guide on how to level up fast in Modern Warfare 2. To add even more explosives into your class setup, check out our guide on the best killstreaks in Modern Warfare 2. If you're interested in a different loadout, take a look at our best M4 class setup in Modern Warfare 2.

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