COD MW2: Best SMGs [Top 7 In 2023]

Want to know which SMG's are the best in MW2? This guide is for you.

On the Hunt for the Best SMG for you in MW2, you came to the right place.

Want to know the Best SMGs in COD MW2, then this guide is for all you COD fanatics. Due to their amazing rate of fire and high degrees of mobility, submachine guns (SMG) frequently appear in the multiplayer meta. SMGs thrive in close-quarters combat because of these basic features, and with the right attachments, they can also do damage at a greater range.

Compared to other recent Call of Duty games, Infinity Ward provides a significant assortment of firearms in the SMG category. Now, the question is which ones are worth using and stand out? This article will help you out with that, giving you a few suggestions for the guns and weapons that stand out and fit different playstyles.

Key Takeaways

  • The submachine gun class is arguably the most important one to master, given that nothing compares to it up close and personal.
  • This time around Infinity Ward has provided us with a nice range of SMGs to choose from, and in this list, we’ll point out the best SMGs in MW2 for you to level up and own the playing field. 
  • Note a lot of these SMGs can perform even better with the right attachments. 

Comparison table for all SMGs;

No.SMGsDamageSTKTTKDPSRPMADSFull ReloadTac ReloadMove SpeedMag Size
1Lachmann Sub47/34/34/323146ms467824200ms3,3s3.12s90%30
2FSS Hurricane48/34/34/313169ms401708250ms3.68ms3,27s88%50
4Vel 4640/25/25/234184ms408979200ms1.95--40
6Fennec 4542/27/25/234160ms5071126220ms2.93s--30
7Bonus – Kastov-74U77/42/38/353178ms473675200ms2.52s2.13s93%30

Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2: Best SMGs

With Modern Warfare 2 out in the world, the Lachmann Sub is currently leading the charge as the best Modern Warfare 2 SMG to use. It’s MW2’s version of an MP5. It’s ferociously fast and capable of unleashing huge damage at lightning speed. Since the time to kill is incredibly fast in Modern Warfare 2, you should be able to drop enemies with just a few hits from the Lachmann Sub.

Here’s a list of all the Best SMGs in MW2, so you know what to expect in this list:

  1. Lachmann Sub
  2. FSS Hurricane
  3. Vaznev-9K
  4. VEL 46
  5. Minibak
  6. Fennec 45
  7. BONUS: Kastov-74U

Lachmann Sub

Lachmann Sub in MW2 or the MP5 as known in the Real World | Image Captured By Us/VeryAliGaming
Full Reload3,3s
Tac Reload3.12s
Move Speed90%
Mag Size30

Not only is the Lachmann Sub the best SMG, but also. Being able to kill quickly makes it one of the best weapons in Modern Warfare 2. That has already been extensively explained above. If you want to stay competitive and experience the meta weaponry in Modern Warfare 2, you’ll need the Lachmann Sub in your loadout. Attachments like the FTAC M-Sub 12″ and the SA Schalldampfer 99 silencer, let you nab kills even faster and dominate in every round. It’s simply a do not miss. If you’d like to learn more about this gun and which loadout it works best in, check out our Lachmann Sub Guide for MW2

FSS Hurricane

The FSS Hurricane in MW2 | Image Captured By Us/VeryAliGaming
Full Reload3.68ms
Tac Reload3.27s
Move Speed88%
Mag Size50

One of the top SMGs for Modern Warfare 2 is the FSS Hurricane. It’s a fast-firing SMG that does more than it sets out for, smgs don’t get better than this. The FSS Hurricane doesn’t really suffer with long distances, especially when used with the proper stock and grip. The FSS Hurricane is a fantastic option for your all-rounders on tiny maps because it is the king of close quarters and a weapon to avoid competing against at mid-range as well.


Full Reload3.38s
Mag Size30

The Vaznev 9K might be a touch slower than other SMGs, but it’s a decent AR/SMG combination that packs a tremendous punch. You may modify the Vaznev to have it lean more towards speed and mobility with attachments, turning it into a quick SMG that annihilates adversaries at close range. It should also be easy to find that it’s suitable for dealing with opponents at medium range because it has higher recoil control and accuracy compared to most other SMGs, making it a superb weapon for most Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer settings.

Vel 46

The VEL 46 or MP7 in MW2 | Image Captured By Us/VeryAliGaming
Full Reload1.95
Mag Size40

Even though it’s the starting SMG in MW2, the MP7 is now known as the Vel 46, and you’re still going to have a lot of fun with it. The Vel 46 is very unstoppable and holds its spot for the finest MW2 SMGs very comfortably, despite the fact that it only becomes truly impressive when leveled up to its full capacity. The appropriate combination of attachments will be necessary to keep it pointed straight, but because the Vel 46 version of the MP7 is more fluid than earlier versions, you may afford to give up some movement for precision.


Full Reload2.45s
Mag Size64

As you may have already noticed looking at the Minibak, this submachine gun is the Modern Warfare 2 version of the PP19 Bizon. The Minibak is the slowest-firing SMG in Modern Warfare 2, which makes it pretty irredeemable off the bat. It has high accuracy and recoil control, but with lower damage and a worse fire rate than most of its competitors, the Minibak doesn’t have a place in the current meta. The clear element that sets it apart is the default 64-round mag, but most of the top SMGs listed above can achieve similar numbers with a single attachment.

Fennec 45

Fennec 45(Vector) in MW2 | Image Captured By Us/VeryAliGaming
Full Reload2.93s
Mag Size30

The Fennec 45 is the well-known Vector and for now the worst of all available SMGs. It is characterized by an extremely high rate of fire and shreds absolutely everything in close combat. Since it quickly runs out of ammunition due to the extreme fire rate and it really only works in close combat, it is a very situational gun and only good in very few encounters. Hence why it is at the bottom of our best smgs in MW2 list.

Bonus – Kastov-74U

Bonus weapon Kastov-74U in MW2, this gun isn’t actually an SMG tho in our opinion its misplaced as an AR instead of an SMG | Image Captured By Us/VeryAliGaming
Full Reload2.52s
Tac Reload2.13s
Move Speed93%
Mag Size30

The arguably best SMG in Modern Warfare 2 isn’t really a submachine gun. The classic AK74u is remade as the Kastov-74U, an assault rifle that is still one of the game’s most lethal close-range weapons. Players have started to realize that the 74u meta is returning even in its basic state (no attachments). The 74u would possibly be better suited as the greatest SMG in Modern Warfare 2 because of its customary excellent mobility, tolerable recoil, and slow-yet-powerful rounds.

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