The MP5 received an unannounced buff with the latest Call of Duty (COD): Warzone patch for Season 5.
Most players will know the MP5 as one of the more common submachine guns in the franchise. In Modern Warfare, it unlocks at account level 12—otherwise known as Specialist II. It is capable of doing 30-17 points of damage depending on the area of impact. Unlike Black Ops Cold War, it can also be semi-automatic, as opposed to exclusively full-auto. BOCW also offers more damage with the weapon—32-23, respectively—and unlocks faster at level four.
The buff was confirmed by YouTube content creator TrueGameData (TGD) after being clued in by a subscriber. In a video uploaded Sunday, TGD explored the buff in detail. According to him, it appears that the buff dropped as part of the Aug. 25 patch early last week.
It primarily affects the 10mm rounds. The weapon now has a greatly increased TTK, placing it among the fastest when comparing chest shot damage. It continues this competitive among stomach shots and damage to extremities—either just behind the OTs 9 and Modern Warfare AUG or on par with them.
Supposedly, players who opt for the MP5 can expect damage higher than its pre-nerf amount. The 10mm rounds also give it a slightly higher movement speed than AUG. However, the AUG still has better bullet velocity and a quicker reload. When compared to its 45mm cousin, however, the recoil and feel are exactly the same.
TGD didn’t recommend the 10mm for trios and quads but suggested it could be the best SMG for solos and duos.