How to unlock the MP5 in the Modern Warfare 2 Open Beta

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The Modern Warfare 2 Open Beta is now live for all players, so if you haven't got your hands on the new game yet, now is the time. The beta will coming to an end shortly, so don't miss out!

Brand new maps and modes are on offer, and the MP5 is the best gun for new players to pick up while you find your feet. Here's how to get a hold of it in the new gunsmith system.


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How to Unlock the MP5

The new gunsmith in Modern Warfare 2 can be a little confusing on the surface, so even if you have stumbled onto the MP5, you may not have realised. The current iteration is in the game as the Lachmann Sub, and is part of the Lachmann weapon platform.


You'll first need to unlock the Lachmann 556, then level it up to unlock the Lachmann sub as the receiver, a new feature of this gunsmith. Follow these steps and you can't go wrong:

  • 1. Create a loadout that does not have Overkill in the Perk Package.
  • 2. Select the Expedite 12 shotgun as your primary weapon.
  • 3. Change the Perk Package to one that includes Overkill in it.
  • 4. The second weapon will be automatically selected to be the Lachman 556.
  • 5. Level up the Lachmann until you unlock the Lach-9 receiver. This will unlock the Lachmann Sub.
  • 6. You can now select the Lachmann Sub as its own weapon.

In a brand new game, the feel of a familiar gun can be great to learn the ropes of Modern Warfare 2 on. If the M4 isn't your bag, the MP5 just might give you an edge, so go and give it a try!

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Be aware though, that as this isn't officially in the game, and can be considered an exploit, it may be removed at any time. Check out our guide on the Modern Warfare 2 Beta for everything you need to know.