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Often imitated but never equaled, the iconic MP5 is perhaps the most versatile and popular SMG in the world. This SD variant comes equipped with an integrated silencer, making an already formidable weapon whisper-quiet.
―Official description

This article is about the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive weapon. For the placeholder weapon cut during the development of Counter-Strike: Condition Zero, see MP5 SD (cut weapon).

The MP5-SD is a weapon available in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive & Counter-Strike 2, which was added in the August 15, 2018 patch. It is a successor to the MP5 seen in the previous Counter-Strike games.


The MP5-SD is a submachine gun featured in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive as an alternative to the MP7 and is available to both teams. It was added as part of the August 15, 2018 update. Unlike the MP5 that was featured in earlier games, it features an integrated silencer, and can not be removed, allowing it to fill the role previously filled by the TMP.

The max audible distance of firing sound the MP5-SD is 1000 units[1].


Hitbox Primary Attack
Unarmored Armored
Head 107 66
Chest & Arm 26 16
Abdomen &pelvis 33 20
Leg 20 20
Red signifies a fatal hit.
Movement speed in hammer units per second
Running 235
Walking 122
Crouch walking 80


  • The MP5-SD is suppressed, which greatly reduces its firing sound and allows for more stealthy engagements than the MP7.
  • The MP5-SD is often regarded as an inferior choice to its equivalent, the MP7, as despite the suppressor adding the opportunity for stealthy kills, the low damage output can often hamper use in aggressive plays and spray-downs common to SMGs.
  • This weapon can be extremely effective in Ancient. Burst 3-6 bullets at long or medium range and spray at short/medium range. This is especially useful on the Counter-Terrorists side when heading to Split via A Main.

Update History

October 3, 2018
  • Enabled MP5-SD in official Competitive Matchmaking.
August 29, 2018
  • Darkened exposed metal on ejection port and bolt.
  • Added support for MP5-SD to workshop workbench.
August 21, 2018
  • Enabled MP5-SD in Wingman matches.
August 16, 2018
  • Slight increase in maximum audible distance of primary fire sound.
  • Chickens are no longer scared when players fire the MP5-SD.
August 15, 2018
  • Added the all new MP5-SD, available for testing Offline and in Official Casual and Deathmatch servers. It can be equipped in your MP7 loadout slot.

Behind the Scenes[]

Ct loadout mp5sd walkup hlmv

Animation found in animset_uiplayer.mdl.

  • Before its release, the weapon's outline, HUD and kill icons were added to the game files (iconlib.swf) in the March 15, 2017 update.
  • A dashboard animation called ct_loadout_mp5sd_walkup was added to the game's animset_uiplayer.mdl file in the June 19, 2018 update.
  • Sound files folder[2] and sound mixer script file[3] refers weapon as "MP5".

See also[]


  1. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive update for 8/16/18 (8/17/18 UTC, on Reddit
  2. pak01_dir.vpk\sound\weapons\mp5
  3. game_sounds_weapons.txt - "Weapon_MP5.Single","Weapon_MP5.Clipin","Weapon_MP5.Draw" etc.

External links[]

  • MP5 at Wikipedia