CoD Modern Warfare Best SMG and Their Loadouts (Top 5)

CoD Modern Warfare Best SMG, CoD Modern Warfare Best SMG loadout
Main character of the campaign, Alex, holding a lethal SMG.

The submachine gun is widely the most popular weapon class in recent Call of Duty’s. Built for the run and gun play style that most game modes cater to, the SMG is the ideal weapon choice for players that enjoy fast-paced gameplay and short range gunfights. Quick, efficient, and accurate the SMG is an extremely fun weapon to use that can be built for all kinds of game modes and play styles. These are the top 5 SMGs to use in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and the best builds that can be used with them to maximize gameplay.

5.  Uzi

The number five SMG in Modern Warfare, the Uzi.

Coming in at number five we have the Uzi, an extremely quick SMG with a high fire rate and low damage. This gun excels in short range gunfights but the range and damage considerably fall off when targets are farther away. The Uzi especially shines in smaller maps such as Shoot House, Shipment, or Vacant.

Things that are great about the Uzi

  • Lethal in short range situations
  • Little recoil, unless firing at far away targets
  • Very fast, one of the most mobile SMGs
  • Range can be better with specific barrel attachments

Best Loadout Build

  • Monolithic Suppressor (Muzzle)
  • 16.5” Factory Carbine (Barrel)
  • FORGE Tac Ultralight (Stock)
  • Rubberized Grip Tape (Rear Grip)
  • Ranger Foregrip (Underbarrel)

Weapon details

  • Lethal short range
  • Damage falls off at longer ranges, even with the barrel attachment
  • Recoil is easier to control at short to medium ranges as well
  • Well balanced SMG

4. P90

The number four SMG in Modern Warfare, the P90

Coming in at number four we have the P90, a slightly slower SMG with virtually no recoil and better range than some of the other SMGs. This weapon plays almost like a mobile assault rifle, and with the right attachments can be lethal and accurate from all ranges. This gun can be used in all game modes and can hold its own in the battle royale mode Warzone.

Things that are great about the P90

  • Makes up for low mobility by being lethal from all ranges
  • Certain attachments can improve mobility some
  • Little to no recoil, even when attempting longer shots

Best loadout build

  • Monolithic Suppressor (Muzzle)
  • FORGE TAC Retribution (Barrel)
  • Fly Strap (Stock)
  • Stippled Grip Tape (Rear Grip)
  • Rubberized Grip Tape (Underbarrel)

Weapon details

  • Slower than most SMGs
  • Little to no recoil
  • Lethal at all ranges
  • Deadly accurate, can be very precise with a good aim

3. PP19 Bizon

The number three SMG to use in Modern Warfare, the PP19 Bizon

Coming in at number three is the PP19 Bizon, a weapon that can be lethal at all ranges, has better mobility than the P90 and has a massive amount of ammunition for a submachine gun. With 64 bullets per clip, this SMG has enough ammunition to run streaks without having to worry about ammo and has very little to no recoil, especially at longer ranges. With the ability to be accurate at long range and still be lethal in short range, this gun can be played in all game modes that are available.

Things that are great about the PP19 Bizon

  • Massive amount of ammunition for SMG
  • No recoil which allows precision accuracy at all ranges
  • Headshots provide much more damage than body shots
  • In-game feel is exceptional

Best loadout build

  • Monolithic Suppressor (Muzzle)
  • 8.7” Steel (Barrel)
  • Corvus Skeleton Stock (Stock
  • FMJ (Perk)
  • Rubberized Grip Tape (Rear Grip)

Weapon details

  • Very well rounded SMG
  • Lots of ammunition
  • Precision accuracy, even at long ranges
  • Damage could be better, but headshots provide easier kills

2. MP7

The runner up of SMGs in Modern Warfare, the MP7

Coming in the runner-up position of our top 5 SMGs to use in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is the MP7. This gun is extremely versatile and has the ability to obtain kills from all kinds of distances. There was a toss-up between the MP7 and the PP19 Bizon to claim the runner-up position but the big difference is mobility. This gun is extremely mobile which is the only downside to the Bizon. Extreme mobility combined with precision accuracy gives the number one SMG a run for its money.

Things that are great about the MP7

  • Extremely mobile
  • Accurate and deadly at short to medium range
  • Little recoil

Best loadout build

  • Monolithic Suppressor (Muzzle
  • FSS RECON (Barrel)
  • No Stock (Stock)
  • Stippled Grip Tape (Rear Grip)
  • Ranger Foregrip (Underbarrel)

Weapon details

  • Very quick weapon
  • Can get shaky at longer ranges
  • Extremely efficient in short range situations
  • Plays well in smaller maps

1. MP5

The best SMG to use in Modern Warfare, the MP5

Coming in the top spot on our list of the best SMGs in this Call of Duty is the MP5. An extremely versatile gun that has the mobility of a submachine gun but the range and damage of an assault rifle, the MP5 has the ability to demolish opponents from any distance while maintaining an SMG type quickness. The ideal submachine gun, this game’s MP5 is the perfect weapon for any type of gamemode, with elite range and damage. If you want to play with a SMG, this is the gun to choose.

Things that are great about the MP5

  • Extremely quick, making it perfect for short range gunfights
  • High damage rate that allows you to win battles at any distance without much fall off
  • Elite range, making it feel like an assault rifle with SMG mobility

Best loadout build

  • Monolithic Integral Suppressor (Barrel)
  • FTAC Collapsible (Stock)
  • Fully Loaded (Perk)
  • Stippled Grip Tape (Rear Grip)
  • Ranger Foregrip (Underbarrel)

Weapon details

  • Versatile weapon, the ideal SMG
  • Small amount of ammunition
  • Zero recoil, making it easy to hit long distance shots
  • Lethal at virtually every single angle or distance

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