Call of Duty: Warzone offers players the choice between Modern Warfare or Black Ops Cold War’s MP5, but which is better?
Although Modern Warfare and Black Ops Cold War occur in different time periods, a few of the most popular weapons have crossed over. Both the AK-47 and MP5 are available in both games, and the M4 and AUG have different variants of the same base weapon.
With Cold War’s integration with Warzone at the start of Season 1, there are now duplicates of the same weapon. However, they have different stats, so we’re comparing both MP5s to determine which one you should be running in Verdansk ’84. in Season 3.
Which MP5 is better in Warzone?
While Cold War’s AK-47 is far superior to Modern Warfare’s, the line is blurred between the MP5s. Since the FFAR 1’s nerf in Season 3, the close-range meta has shifted back to SMGs and the MP5s are as good as you can get. They are also extremely similar stats-wise, so there are merits for taking both to Warzone.
Thanks to YouTuber JGOD’s TTK spreadsheet, we can see the attributes of the two weapons which can help you make an informed decision.
According to JGOD’s data, Cold War’s MP5 has a faster time to kill at almost any range. So, if you’re looking for an SMG to get in the enemy’s face and deal some quick damage, Cold War’s MP5 is the one to take.
However, although having a slightly higher TTK, Modern Warfare’s MP5 is easier to control. This was the go-to SMG for the majority of Warzone’s first year, and for a good reason. With minimal vertical or horizontal recoil and good mobility, MW’s MP5 is the perfect accompaniment for long-range ARs and LMGs.
While neither MP5 is clearly better than the other, they each suit different playstyles. We’ve categorized the two MP5s into different categories, so you know exactly what each one should be used for.
- Close-range monster: Black Ops Cold War MP5
- Versatile pocket weapon: Modern Warfare MP5
Want to see where the MP5s stack up against all of Warzone’s other guns? Check out our tier list of every Season 3 primary weapon.
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