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Best Cold War MP5 loadout for CoD: Warzone Season 4

The Cold War MP5 is one of the most powerful weapons players can use in Warzone Season 4, so here is how to make the best loadout for this SMG.

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Best Warzone Cold War MP5 loadout

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War’s MP5 is a great close-range choice in CoD: Warzone Season 4, so here are the attachments and perks to make the best Warzone Cold War MP5 loadout.

The MP5 has been a fan-favorite weapon in almost every Call of Duty title. It hasn’t lost any of its power in Cold War and Warzone, being an underrated gem for close-range combat.

With selections such as the MAC-10, PPSH-41, and LC10, SMGs are extremely viable as secondary weapons again. As it’s one of the first weapons you unlock, the MP5 is an excellent choice for beginners and veterans alike.

Here are the best attachments and perks to dominate with the MP5 in Warzone Season 4 Reloaded despite the nerf it received in the game’s latest wave of weapon changes.

Best Warzone Cold War MP5 loadout

Best Warzone Cold War MP5 loadout

Best Cold War MP5 Warzone loadout attachments

  • Muzzle: Agency Suppressor
  • Laser: SWAT 5mW Laser Sight
  • Stock: Radier Stock
  • Grip: Field Agent Grip
  • Ammunition: STANAG 50 Rnd Drum

The best Warzone Cold War MP5 loadout is built to dominate at close range. Pair it with a long-range rifle such as the Krig 6, or if you’re especially confident with your aim, a Sniper Rifle. You can quickly switch to it if your primary weapon is out of ammo or use it in close-quarters situations.

First, we’ve added the Agency Suppressor. This works similarly to the Monolithic Suppressor from Modern Warfare, which increases the weapons range while hiding you from the minimap. As the MP5 is best suited for getting in the enemy’s face, we’ve opted for no barrel and instead added the Raider Stock for extra mobility.

To make the best Warzone Cold War MP5 loadout as accurate as possible, you should add the Field Agent Grip, which helps with horizontal and vertical recoil control. And for some extra accuracy at point-blank, the SWAT 5mW Laser Sight will boost your hip-fire accuracy.

For ammunition, the STANAG 50 Rnd Drum mag is ideal. You can down several enemies without ever having to reload without any significant negatives to ADS speed.

Best perks to use with MP5 class

best warzone cold war mp5 class
  • Perk 1: E.O.D
  • Perk 2: Overkill then Ghost
  • Perk 3: Amped

A major part of Warzone is the lethal equipment at your disposal. Before pushing a room, enemies will lob a bombardment of grenades, rockets, and explosives inside. If you have any hope of surviving, you’ll need the E.O.D perk equipped.

The Best Warzone Cold War MP5 loadout is best suited as a secondary weapon, so you want to run Overkill to carry two primaries. Make a duplicate loadout with Ghost as well, and you’ll be able to have both your favorite weapons as well as be hidden from UAVs and Heartbeats.

There’s nothing worse than running out of ammo in a firefight, where you’ll need to swap weapons to have a chance quickly. So for Perk 3, the Amped Perk will allow you to swap weapons insanely fast, which is vital in Warzone.

How to unlock the Cold War MP5

best warzone cold war mp5 loadout

To unlock the Cold War MP5 in Warzone, you simply need to reach Level 4 in either game.

You’ll manage to earn it after only a few matches, then once you’ve unlocked it, give it a try in Warzone.

Best alternatives

The MP5 is best suited for close-range combat, but if you want something with a bit more range, then the Kilo 141 is good with a scope, and the Swiss K31 is the perfect sniping tool.


Use the best Warzone Cold War MP5 loadout, and you’ll find yourself running one of the best SMGs Warzone has to offer.

If you’re looking for a Sniper Rifle that performs well at close range, then you can’t do better than with the Swiss K31. It allows you to take quickscoping into Warzone with its quick ADS speed and bolt time.

If you’re looking for more great weapons, then you can check out some of this season’s best loadouts below.

C58 | Groza | M4A1 | Milano | AK-47 | SP-R 208

Image Credit: Activision / Raven Software

Image Credit: Activision / Raven Software

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Black Ops Cold War players call for devs to add custom emblems

Some Black Ops Cold War players are asking the developers to introduce a fan-favorite system from previous Treyarch titles.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War has done a pretty good job at making people feel nostalgic about previous Treyarch titles, but some players are now asking for the classic custom emblem system.

From remastered maps to classic weapons, Treyarch’s latest Call of Duty has stayed true to its Black Ops roots, giving players who are familiar with the franchise a sense of comfortability.

One thing Treyarch is yet to bring back to the series is the infamous custom emblems, which allowed players to create their own individual emblems to show off.

Reddit user AllergicToAnime put a post up expressing the wish for custom emblems to return while also giving their reasons.

Black Ops Cold War has taken on a seasonal format with its integration with Warzone. This means that players are given emblems in the season passes, which can be various things.

black ops cold war season pass emblems

The argument is that these season pass emblems aren’t creative enough for players to express themselves, wanting more for player identification and customization.

Of course, the custom emblems from previous Black Ops games were fairly controversial, as players would often create things a little too explicit.

Some in the post’s comments are even against them returning, claiming that these custom emblems are a “double edged sword,” with some choosing to create inappropriate images.

However, the detail and creativity that players could get out of the mechanic were quite incredible, creating detailed pieces of art or even just simple personalized symbols.

However, there are also some in the comments who agree too, as one stated: “Those were the days man I used to love the custom emblems back in the day.”

Hopefully, if they do bring it back, they can moderate it and prevent people from using it for negativity.

For more on Call of Duty, stay tuned on Charlie INTEL and check out our article on Black Ops Cold War players wanting to see an Olympics-inspired weapon.

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Black Ops Cold War players want to see an Olympics-inspired weapon

Black Ops Cold War players have suggested Treyarch add a brand-new Olympics-themed weapon to celebrate the worldwide competition.

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Cold War Stone Operator with Olympics logo

With the Olympics in full swing, Black Ops Cold War players have suggested Treyarch add some in-game items to celebrate the competition, namely a brand-new weapon.

After being postponed, Tokyo’s 2020 Olympics has finally begun. Call of Duty often releases items and hosts events to tie in with worldwide competitions and celebrations, such as 2020’s Games of Summer event and the soccer skins for the Euros.

A Black Ops Cold War fan has suggested that a new Olympics-inspired weapon would be the perfect fit for Call of Duty, and players are loving the idea.

Nail Gun in Black Ops Cold War Season 4

Alongside the realistic firearms that make up Call of Duty’s arsenal, there are also some weird and wacky additions. For example, Cold War and Warzone Season 4 added a Nail Gun to take down your opponents with.

Reddit user bobbobaran suggested that the Biathlon Rifle should be added to the game to celebrate the Olympics. Although not the military-grade tool that CoD fans are used to, it’s no stranger than a Nail Gun.

The Biathlon Rifle is an ultra-lightweight bolt action rifle that’s used for target shooting in both the Summer and Winter Olympics. It fires .22LR rounds which are extremely common and used in a wide variety of weapons. While not as powerful as the ZRG 20mm, for example, Treyarch can adjust the stats to make it competitive.

Olympian Tina Bachmann using Biathlon Rifle

Players were unsure what category this Olympics weapon could fall into – Special Weapon, Tactical Rifle, or Sniper Rifle? This would all depend on how it would be balanced. It could work as both a fast-firing quickscoping machine or a highly accurate long-range sniper.

Will we ever see the Biathlon Rifle in Call of Duty? It’s impossible to say. But at the very least, it could become a Blueprint for one of the existing Sniper Rifles.

For more Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, check out everything we know about the upcoming Season 5 update.

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Best QBZ-83 loadout for Black Ops Cold War Season 4

Lightweight and compact, the QBZ 83 is one of Cold War Season 4’s most understated weapons with the right loadout & attachments.

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Player using the QBZ 83 in Cold War

Season 4 of Black Ops Cold War has seen a number of weapons come to the forefront, and with the right attachments and perks, the QBZ-83 Assault Rifle can potentially hold its own.

Throughout the lifespan of Cold War, incredible weapons like the XM4, MP5, and AK-74u have dominated the meta, with many opting to use them over any other gun in the game.

Other guns have come into the fold to further broaden horizons with the outrageously powerful LC10 making a strong case for being the meta gun. With the right loadout and class setup, the QBZ can be the perfect gun for players looking to take on enemies at range, without sacrificing the ability to move around the map at speed.

Here’s everything you need to turn the QBZ-83 into a devasting weapon in your arsenal.

Best Cold War Season 4 QBZ-83 attachments

QBZ 83 in Black Ops Cold War gunsmith
  • Muzzle: Muzzle Brake 5.56
  • Barrel: 13.7″ Cavalry Lancer
  • Underbarrel: Foregrip
  • Handle: Quickdraw Handle
  • Stock: Tactical Stock

Pairing the Muzzle Brake 5.56 with the Foregrip is important for control, as this will reduce both the horizontal and vertical recoil and make it much easier to hit your shots.

With the QBZ-83 acting as a mobile AR, the Quickdraw Handle will be the perfect accessory to help you aim down sights quickly while you’re rotating around the map.

Finally, once you’ve found your target and started to fire, you’ll want to be able to keep your crosshairs on your enemy while you shoot. This is where the Tactical Stock comes in, as it improves the stability of the weapon.

Best perks to use with Cold War Season 4’s QBZ-83

Tactical Mask perk
  • Perk 1: Tactical Mask
  • Perk 2: Scavenger
  • Perk 3: Ghost

Tactical Mask is a must in Black Ops Cold War, and with the QBZ-83 allowing you to move around the map faster than other Assault Rifle players, you’ll likely find yourself in the middle of stuns and flashes fairly regularly.

Scavenger is useful to keep your ammo replenished as the QBZ-83 has one of the faster rates of fire in its class, while Ghost will keep you hidden from enemies’ pesky UAVs.

How to unlock the QBZ-83 in Cold War Season 4

qbz-83 being held up in the air

If you want to have a go with the QBZ-83, then you’ll simply need to reach Level 31, and it will become yours to equip.

Once you’ve done that, then you can go about unlocking every single attachment for it to equip the right ones for the job.

Best alternatives to Cold War’s QBZ-83 SMG

qbz-83 gunsmith options

If you’ve experimented and feel like the QBZ-83 isn’t for you after all, then there are perfectly acceptable replacements should you need them.

The Swiss K31 is fun for quickscoping, the KSP 45 is a weapon reborn in Cold War, and the Krig 6 remains a veritable destroyer of CoD lobbies.


That’s the QBZ-83 sorted for you in Black Ops Cold War’s multiplayer. Also, see our tier list of every weapon in Black Ops Cold War to see where we rank them all, and if you enjoy battle royale, then check out our ranking of every Warzone weapon.

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