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Best Lachman Sub loadout in Modern Warfare 2 beta

The Lachman Sub is one of Modern Warfare 2’s most effective weapons, so we’ve put togther the best Lachman Sub loadout you can run.

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Lachman Sub in Modern Warfare 2

The Lachman Sub has emerged as a top-tier weapon in Modern Warfare 2 already, becoming the go-to SMG in the beta. Here’s our best Lachman Sub loadout in Modern Warfare 2 to help you start your multiplayer journey on the right foot.

Weekend two of the Modern Warfare 2 beta is finally underway, and players are already beginning to shape the game’s meta ahead of its final October 28 release. Certain Perks and killstreaks have been popular early on, but many might be wondering which weapons they should be running to give them the edge.

While the M4 has quickly dominated the Assault Rifle category, it’s the Lachman Sub, better known as the MP5, that has established itself as the go-to short-range weapon.

If you’re looking to run the SMG in your next match, here’s our best Lachman Sub loadout in Modern Warfare 2, complete with the top attachments, Perks, and equipment.

Best Modern Warfare 2 Lachman Sub loadout attachments

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  • Receiver: Lachman Sub
  • Barrel: FTAC M-Sub 12″
  • Muzzle: SA Schalldampfer 99
  • Magazine: 50 Round Drum
  • Rear Grip: LM Cronus Grip
  • Underbarrel: FSS Sharkfin 90

We kick off our best Lachman Sub loadout with the FTAC M-Sub 12″ Barrel, which buffs bullet velocity, range, hip fire accuracy, and recoil control. This is an essential part of this build, as it transforms the Lachman Sub into a more solid, well-balanced gun in fights at any range.

Then, we’ve gone for the SA Schalldampfer 99 to keep your shots suppressed and curb some of the SMG’s pesky recoil, making it far easier to contain during sustained fire. We paired this with the LM Cronus Grip and FSS Sharkfin 90 to buff both flinch resistance and stability, which is vital on smaller maps where you’ll be taking damage more consistently.

To round off our best Lachman Sub loadout you should run 50 Round Drums. This SMG has a mean fire rate, so the extra ammo in each clip lets you dispatch multiple enemies before worrying about reloading.

Best Perks and equipment for Modern Warfare 2 Lachman Sub

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To make the most of the best Lachman Sub loadout in Modern Warfare 2, we recommend choosing Perk Package 2. This comes with Tracker and Scavenger as the Base Perks, letting you see enemy footsteps as you hunt them at close-range, and restocking your ammo once you score the kill.

Bonus Perk-wise, Package 2 offers Quick Fix which restores some health after a kill. You’ll want to get up close and personal with this SMG, which means taking damage is more likely, so Quick Fix ensures you won’t stay wounded and vulnerable for too long.

For the Ultimate Perk, this setup gives you Ghost in the late game, keeping you off the enemy’s radar and letting you get the drop on the opposing team with ease.

Finally, when it comes to equipment, it’s best to play it safe with Semtex to clear out rooms quickly, and Stun Grenades to pull off surprise attacks.

How to unlock the Lachman Sub in Modern Warfare 2

Although the Lachman Sub was set to arrive in weekend two of the Modern Warfare 2 beta, players discovered an exploit to get their hands on it throughout week one. With weekend two underway Infinity Ward have patched the exploit and the Lachman Sub is available through legitimate means.

We’ve broken down how to unlock the Lachman Sub in the Modern Warfare 2 beta below:

  1. Unlock the Lachman-762 Battle Rifle at Level 17
  2. Use the Lachman-762 until you hit Weapon Level 16
  3. Equip the newly unlocked Lachman-556 receiver
  4. Use the Lachman-556 receiver until you hit Weapon Level 12
  5. Equip the newly unlocked Lachman Sub receiver

Best Lachman Sub alternatives in Modern Warfare 2

If the Lachman Sub isn’t working out, we recommend the KASTOV-74u. This lightweight AR feels more like an SMG thanks to its mobility, but it still packs a punch at medium range like other weapons in its class.

Otherwise, the FSS Hurricane is a safe bet as an SMG alternative to the Lachman in Modern Warfare 2.


For more on Modern Warfare 2, check out every game mode available to play in multiplayer, and how to get the PlayStation-exclusive Oni Operator Pack.

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