Best Modern Warfare 2 Lachmann Sub (MP5) loadout

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March 9, 2023: With Season Two Reloaded nearing, we've tweaked our guide so you know the best Lachmann Sub loadout to dominate multiplayer.

Submachine guns (SMG) in Call of Duty often dominate the multiplayer meta thanks to the incredible rates of fire and high mobility. Regardless of the game, the category excels in close-quarters combat and with players already searching for the best Modern Warfare 2 Lachmann Sub loadout, there's a chance SMG dominance will continue.

The Modern Warfare 2 cycle is in full swing and as Infinity Ward continues making various adjustments to weapon balance, choosing the Lachmann Sub is a viable option for you to use.

Before we reveal the best Modern Warfare 2 Lachmann Sub loadout, check out our guides showcasing the best Modern Warfare 2 sniper rifle and all there is to know about the best Modern Warfare 2 perks.

What is the best Modern Warfare 2 Lachmann Sub loadout?

Attachment Name
MuzzleLockshot KT85
BarrelFTAC M-Sub 12"
OpticSZ Mini
Rear GripLM Cronus Grip
UnderbarrelFSS Sharkfin 90

This particular build is excellent to improve the accuracy and range of the Lachmann Sub. Although it does take the edge of its incredible mobility, it's very easy to rack up plenty of kills with the SMG in hand.

How to unlock Modern Warfare 2 Lachmann Sub

The Lachmann Sub is part of the Lachmann & Meer weapon platform meaning you need to use a different gun in order to get your hands on this particular SMG.

To unlock the Lachmann Sub, rank up the Lachmann 556 to level 12.

Best Modern Warfare 2 Lachmann Sub attachments

After spending some time testing a range of attachment combinations, this set of five is guaranteed to make an impact in close-quarters and mid-range combat.

Here's the full attachment list:

  • Muzzle: Lockshot KT85
  • Barrel: FTAC M-Sub 12"
  • Optic: SZ Mini
  • Rear Grip: LM Cronus Grip
  • Underbarrel: FSS Sharkfin 90

Although these attachments do negatively impact mobility and handling, the additional accuracy and slight increase in damage add more versatility to the Lachmann Sub which makes all the difference in mid-range scenarios.

Overall, this set of attachments is arguably the best to use in the early stages of the cycle.

Best Modern Warfare 2 Lachmann Sub perks and equipment

Once the best Modern Warfare 2 Lachmann Sub attachments are ready for battle, selecting the right perks and equipment to suit your style of play. Here's what we recommend using alongside this lethal SMG.


  • Double Time (Base)
  • Battle Hardened (Base)
  • Fast Hands (Bonus)
  • Birds' Eye (Ultimate)

This combination of perks is perfect for an aggressive style of play. Double Time doubles Tactical Sprint while Battle Hardened increases resistance to any incoming tactical equipment.

For our bonus perk, Fast Hands increases weapon swap and reload speed which comes in handy in situations where there's no time to reload.

Lastly, Birds' Eye zooms out the minimap and reveals the location of the opposition thanks to red pings. Having the extra intel on enemy location allows you to plan your next move with ease.

Is the Lachmann Sub good in Modern Warfare 2?

After using it in several matches, the Lachmann Sub is one of the very best Modern Warfare 2 SMGs. Its immense power at close range along with its mid-range prowess allows players to make an impact in the vast majority of scenarios.

We expect it to receive a nerf in a future update so make the most of it before Infinity Ward applies some balancing.

That's all we know about Modern Warfare 2's Lachmann Sub. In the meantime, check out our guide showcasing the Modern Warfare 2 maps coming to multiplayer.

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