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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare - AUG, MP5, MP7 - Which one is the best?

Published: 13:10, 13 November 2019
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Best SMGs for run and gun gameplay

725 and M4A1 may be the most popular choices in the Modern Warfare community, but there are a couple of SMGs that can also do the job. Here are our favourites.

If you are one of those players who prefer the run-and-gun style of gameplay and staying in the thick of the action all the time, then SMGs are one of the best choices for this type of playstyle. As you may know, SMGs are not the most devastating of weapons in Modern Warfare but their high rate of fire and mobility make up for the lower damage. 

While SMGs in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare are still a way off from some of the most powerful weapons like the 725 shotgun and the M4A1 assault rifle, they are still very much a viable choice and we're going to take a look at the best ones.

MP5

At the time of writing, the iconic MP5 is one of the best if not the best SMG in the game. Perfect for mid-range encounters with lots of damage and impressive rate of fire, the MP5 combines stability and mobility to cement itself in the top tier of SMGs in Modern Warfare. 

You can make it even deadlier, faster and more precise with attachments. These should be your personal picks, depending on your playstyle but here's our setup recommendation for the run-and-gun playstyle:

  • Barrel: Subsonic Integral Suppressor – sound suppression, aim down sight speed
  • Laser: 1mW Laser – increases hip-fire accuracy 
  • Underbarrel: Commando Foregrip – Increases recoil stabilization and aiming stability
  • Ammunition: 10mm Auto 30-Round Mags – Increases damage and range
  • Rear Grip: Stippled Grip Tape – Increases aim down speed and sprint to fire speed

Altchar screenshot showing MP5 from modern warfare MP5 is probably the best SMG in the game



MP7

Another top pick for run-and-gun, the MP7 is fully automatic with a high rate of fire, compact design and low recoil. It's perfect for those close encounters when you push for objectives and clear rooms packed with enemies. Just like the MP5, its performance can be boosted with the right set of attachments. Here's our recommendation for one of the most aggressive guns in the game:

  • Barrel: FFS Recon – damage range, bullet velocity, recoil control
  • Laser: 1mW Laser – increases hip-fire accuracy 
  • Stock: FORGE TAC Ultralight – increases aim walking movement speed
  • Underbarrel: Operator Foregrip – increases recoil control
  • Rear Grip: Stippled Grip Tape – Increases aim down speed and sprint to fire speed

AUG

Aug is our personal pick since it's a weapon that is unlocked from the get-go and offers a high damage output. It's also easy to control, which makes it a strong choice for close to medium range encounters. AUG is a great starting point before you unlock the MP5 and MP7 and here's how to make it even better:

  • Barrel: 622mm Long Barrel – damage range, bullet velocity, recoil control
  • Laser: 1mW Laser – increases hip-fire accuracy 
  • Stock: FORGE TAC Ultralight – increases aim walking movement speed
  • Underbarrel: Commando Foregrip – recoil stabilisation, aiming stability
  • Rear Grip: Stippled Grip Tape – Increases aim down speed and sprint to fire speed

Of course, you can play with different attachments if these aren't quite doing the job as well as you'd hoped. These are focused on close combat, hence the optics omission and better hip fire. All in all, we hope these will get you a lot of kills, killstreaks and numerous "he's cheating" messages.

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