The MP5KA4 (German: Maschinenpistole 5 Kurz, English: Machine Pistol Model 5 Short) is a variant of the German MP5 developed in the 1980s, and both weapons are produced by Heckler & Koch. The MP5KA4 fires the same 9x19 Parabellum round used in the standard MP5 from either 15-round standard or 30-round extended magazines.
Reflex (10 kills)
25 - 13.75
20 + 1 rounds
105 + 21 rounds
168 + 21 rounds
2.2 seconds loaded
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Standing: 1.2 static; 1.7 moving
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The M5K is a weapon introduced in the Battlefield 3: Close Quarters expansion and is unlocked upon the completion of the Hold the Trigger assignment. It was first seen in the Close Quarters Gameplay Premiere trailer.
Its ballistic characteristics are similar to the PP-2000, with the same damage and range, but with a much higher rate of fire and increased recoil. Due to these factors, engagements with the M5K should be kept at short ranges. Burst firing can help at long range, but the high damage drop off as well as high horizontal recoil makes this weapon unfavourable for range as it will take up to 9 shots to kill an uninjured foe.
The iron sights on the M5K are very clear and sharp, and easy to acquire targets with at the ranges it should be used at. The weapon features Automatic, Semi, and 2-round burst modes. It's worth noting both hipfire and aimed accuracy of the M5K is slightly worse than that of the other PDW's (Not including the AS VAL).
- The Battlelog icon lacks the two round burst setting.
- The M5K has a base accuracy 0.6, making it the least accurate primary weapon in the game without attachments that's not a shotgun.