The MP5A4 is a craftable, military-grade 30-round submachine gun. Dealing moderate to low damage with low recoil which makes it extremely effective at close range. However, the MP5A4 has one of the widest spreads in the game, limiting its use to short range. Although, like the LR300, this can be countered with a lasersight, making it viable for medium-range combat. The MP5 is currently the only craftable military-grade weapon.

Damage 37
Rate of Fire 600 RPM
Aim Cone 0.5°
Capacity 30
Reload 4 sec
Draw 1.6 sec
  1. Loot
  2. Craft
  3. Blueprint
  4. Repair
  5. Recycle
  6. Mods
  7. Damage
  8. Skins
  9. Tips
Container Condition Amount Chance
Elite Tier Crate 10–20 % 1 3 %
Supply Drop 100 % 1 9 %
Helicopter Crate 100 % 1 3 %
APC Crate 100 % 1 1 %
Locked Crate 100 % 1 23 %
Military Tunnel Scientist 100 % 1 3 %
Heavy Scientist 100 % 1 1 %
Blueprint Ingredients Time Workbench Level
MP5A4 Blueprint MP5A4 Blueprint High Quality Metal×15SMG BodyMetal Spring×2 30 sec Workbench Level 3III
Metal Spring Blueprint Metal Spring Blueprint High Quality Metal×2Scrap×50 1 sec Workbench Level 3III
Tool Requirements Scrap Total
Research Table Research Table MP5A4Scrap×500>MP5A4 Blueprint 500
Workbench Level 3 Workbench Level 3 Reinforced Glass Window BlueprintWeapon Lasersight BlueprintHV 5.56 Rifle Ammo BlueprintIncendiary 5.56 Rifle Ammo BlueprintScrap×500>MP5A4 Blueprint 1000
Tool Max Repair Cost Condition Loss BP Required
Repair Bench Repair Bench High Quality Metal×5 20% Yes
Recycler Yield
Recycler MP5A4>High Quality Metal×8Metal SpringSMG Body50%
Modifications Damage Rate of Fire Aim Cone Hip Aim Cone Velocity Recoil Aim Sway Capacity
16x Zoom Scope 16x Zoom Scope - - - - - +50 % - -
Extended Magazine Extended Magazine - - - - - - - +25 %
Weapon flashlight Weapon flashlight - - - - - - - -
Holosight Holosight - - -20 % - - - - -
Weapon Lasersight Weapon Lasersight - - -20 % -50 % - - -90 % -
Muzzle Boost Muzzle Boost -10 % +10 % - - -10 % - - -
Muzzle Brake Muzzle Brake -20 % - +0.5 +2 -20 % -50 % - -
Simple Handmade Sight Simple Handmade Sight - - - - - - - -
Silencer Silencer -25 % - - - -25 % - - -
8x Zoom Scope 8x Zoom Scope - - - - - +50 % - -
Ammunition Damage DPS Headshot Aim Cone Velocity
Pistol Bullet Pistol Bullet 37 163 ×2 0.5° 270
Incendiary Pistol Bullet Incendiary Pistol Bullet 42 183 ×2 0.5° 203
HV Pistol Ammo HV Pistol Ammo 37 163 ×2 0.5° 360

zukey[contributor] 1,285 pts. 6 years ago*

The MP5A4 is a decently powerful but underused weapon. It has poor performance at longer ranges but can sometimes do just as well as an Assault Rifle at closer ranges depending on how well you can control the recoil. It is the most expensive of the 3 SMGs with a 15 High Quality Metal requirement and 1 SMG Body.
At close ranges, just like other pattern weapons you will focus heavily on the target's movement, however with the fast firing speed of 600 BPM you will sometimes have a hard time staying on target. Remember to not crouch at close ranges as you will make yourself vulnerable with the slow movement speed.
At longer ranges you will likely need to crouch, however with the slow velocity you can sometimes have trouble hitting targets and cheaper weapons such as the Semi-Automatic Rifle or Python Revolver will be able to compete against you.
Overall the MP5 can be a great gun and a decent replacement for the AK if you don't have rifle bodies, however the more cost efficient alternatives such as the Semi Automatic Body and Python Revolver can do just as well depending on the situation.

MurphMane 27 pts. 2 years ago

If you run Military Tunnels relatively early into a wipe with compound bows, the scientists have a 1% chance to drop one and a 0.1% chance to drop two Mp5s making it very easy to snowball off of if youre lucky w the odds.

[BRRR] Aluminumnum[contributor] 214 pts. 4 years ago

Quick rate of fire and medium damage, might not be able to outclass the Assault Rifle at range, but in close quarters this gun is a beast with an impressive 600 RPM! Being able to outclass most opponents if you hit your shots. Being an expensive smg at the cost of 15 High Quality Metal and 1 SMG Body.

BǾŊELAŊDER 114 pts. 3 years ago

The iron sights on this weapon are terrible, spending a few extra hqm on a simple handmade sight can be quite beneficial, or even better a holosight.

Dungeon mA$$ter 32 pts. 3 years ago

Best CQB weapon in game excluding shotguns, but not effective at longer ranges and could be countered even by Thompson due to its higher bullet velocity. With holosight and/or laserlight MP5 will become effective at 70-100 meters instead of 50 at default. But not even try to shot more than 10 bullets in a row, recoil will be much more stronger further. To be shortly, it is the gun for who couldn't deal with AK recoil and couldn't buy LR-300.

Bugs Life Heimlich Fleshlight 16 pts. 2 years ago

military tunnel scientists have a small chance to drop an MP5A4

Gun Fu master 110 pts. 4 months ago

You can change firing modes by pressing M. Burst mode seems to be more accurate for medium-long distances, however this gun is a beast at close/mid range distances due to its fire rate and decent damage.

Escovinha 14 pts. 5 years ago

Pros ::: Easy to learn --- Satisfactory Mid range and good Mid to low and low ranges --- Good DPS --- It is versatile compared with the other SMGs
Cons ::: Expensive to craft --- Really low durability
Tips ::: The Arctic Wolf MP5 is the exact mix between the Custom SMG and the Thompson, getting a good DPS, good Damage and Good range (as a SMG). Also, his recoil is easy to learn and control. Different than the Custom SMG, the MP5A4 continues to maintain his value till the evolved game, trading really well agains't a AK-47 From Hell at lower ranges.

Woyboy 29 pts. 4 years ago

I highly recommend this weapon with tons of bullets when doing a cargo ship raid.
Identifier 1318558775
Stack Size ×1
Despawn time 1 hour