Players have already found a way to unlock Modern Warfare 2 MP5 in beta, despite the gun being locked. Known in MW2 as the Lachmann Sub, the MP5 can be unlocked through the improved Modern Warfare 2 Gunsmith system, but you’ll need to think outside the box a bit as the unlocking method is a bit unorthodox.
By choosing a certain combination of loads and perks in an FPS game, you can earn an MP5 by leveling up an assault rifle in the same weapon family. The popular machine gun has returned to most modern Call of Duty games, so it’s no wonder that fans found a way to equip the weapon after only a few days. If you want to unlock the MP5 for yourself in the Modern Warfare 2 beta, here’s how.
How to unlock Modern Warfare 2 MP5 during beta
To unlock the MP5 in the Modern Warfare 2 beta, you want to create a new loadout. The most important thing to make sure is that you have chosen Overkill as a perk, as the Overkill perk allows you to carry a second primary weapon instead of a secondary.
You’ll also need to equip the Expedite 12 Shotgun as your primary weapon, as the Lachman-556 Assault Rifle will automatically be assigned as your second primary weapon, but otherwise it’s not available in the beta for now.
At this point, before you can equip the MP5, you’ll need to drop in and kill. Only by leveling up your Lachmann-556 AR to level 13 can you unlock the MP5. Level 13 unlocks both the Lach-9 receiver and the Lachmann SMG variant – in other words, the MP5.
While it’s simple once you know, this is a loophole, so there’s a chance it can be patched for the remaining Modern Warfare 2 betas. Still, as one of the most popular weapons in COD history, we hope that doesn’t happen, but we’re keeping an eye on the situation. No change has been noted in the patches so far, but Infinity Ward is working on a fix for the slide crash workaround.
Best MP5 Lachmann Sub Modern Warfare 2 Gear
The best MP5 Lachmann Sub load is:
- muzzle: XTEN Razor Comp
- Barrels: Barrel L38 Falcon 226 mm
- down tube: VX Pineapple Vert Grip
- stock: No Stock
- optics: Cronen Mini red Dot
- ammunition: 9mm hollow point
- Benefit package: Deadeye (includes Overkill)
Use this technique to unlock the MP5 in the Modern Warfare beta and you’ll be upping your game in no time, ready for the full release date of Modern Warfare 2. For another one of our favorite tweaks, check out our MW2 M4 charging guide and make sure you meet the requirements of the Modern Warfare 2 system so you don’t miss out.