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Max-Speed Black Ops Cold War SMG is Back in Warzone Pacific Season 2

"I tried it again in Warzone and it still slaps."
"I tried it again in Warzone and it still slaps." / Image courtesy of Activision

At the start of the Warzone Pacific era in Season One, one of the most popular weapons at the time notably received a major nerf — the Black Ops Cold War MP5 SMG.

Since then, the long-beloved weapon has seen a pretty drastic fall from grace in popularity, ranking 34th in pick ratio at the time of writing according to WZ Ranked.

Breaking it all down in a recent YouTube video eloquently titled, "THE MAX SPEED MP5 IS BACK! Dominant Meta For Rebirth Island & Caldera!," however, Warzone content creator IceManIsaac showcased just how the Black Ops Cold War MP5 is one of, if not the most underrated weapon in Call of Duty: Warzone Pacific Season 2.

"The Cold War MP5 and the AMAX was my favorite meta in Warzone history," IceManIsaac said in the video. "I tried it again in Warzone and it still slaps. It's so nice because I feel really slow and sluggish using Vanguard guns, and [with] the MP5, I'm zooming across the map and absolutely melting."

For those looking to use IceManIsaac's maximum-movement speed MP5 build, feel free to try out this class setup:

  • Muzzle: Agency Suppressor
  • Underbarrel: Bruiser Grip
  • Laser: Tiger Team Spotlight
  • Magazine: STANAG 50 Rnd Drum
  • Stock: Raider Stock

As covered in our Warzone Pacific weapon tier list for March 2022, the Black Ops Cold War MP5 also remains one of our recommended weapons to use for close range.

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