There are numerous weapon types in CS2, each favored by individual players. Some are designed for Counter-Terrorists (CT), others for Terrorists (T), and some are suitable for both sides. In this article, we will strive to provide an understanding of Submachine Guns (SMGs) for you. SMGs are like compact, fast-shooting guns that are great for close-up fights. Just like different looks for rifles, SMGs in CS2 may be split into groups for the T and CT sides. We will discuss the best SMGs for both sides, and also mention several top skins for these guns.
H2: Best SMGs in CS2 for Counter Terrorists
As mentioned, CT and T sides each have their own SMGs in CS2. In this section, we’ll focus on Counter-Terrorist side SMGs and examine them from different perspectives.
Priced at around $1250, the MP9 stands out as the favored choice for Counter-Terrorists. Featuring a magazine capacity of 30 bullets and a reserve of 120, the MP9 is a budget-friendly CT weapon. In-game, it combines a high rate of fire, swift movement, and quick reloads. Notably, its accuracy is impressive, especially when on the move or jumping, surpassing other SMGs. This makes the MP9 an excellent choice for a a spray-and-pray approach. Overall, with a $600 kill reward, the MP9 stands as one of the CT side’s most potent weapons.
The MP7, a submachine gun featured in both CS2 and CS2, caters to both T and CT sides and serves as the successor to the K&M Sub-Machine Gun from previous Counter-Strike games. The weapon comes at around $1500, making it the second most expensive among SMGs. The MP7 deals moderate damage but can achieve a 2-headshot kill against armored opponents. Known for its high rate of fire, manageable recoil, and low spread, especially while on the move, the MP7 is user-friendly. However, its high price compared to other SMGs limits its popularity to more specific situations. Like other SMGs, the MP7 awards double the money per kill ($600 in Competitive Mode, $300 in Casual Mode).
H2: Best SMGs in CS2 for Terrorists
In this section, our focus shifts to the SMGs tailored for the Terrorist side. We will explore both the exclusive choice available only to T sides and the preferred options that, while not exclusive, find favor among Terrorist players.
The MAC-10 is a compact machine pistol featured exclusively for the Terrorist side in the Counter-Strike series. In the game, the MAC-10 serves as a budget-friendly option, priced at $1400. Despite its advantages in a very high rate of fire and moderate damage, the MAC-10 faces drawbacks such as significant damage dropoff, poor accuracy, and pronounced horizontal recoil. Consequently, the MAC-10 is a rare sight in both public and competitive play. However, its lightweight nature allows for swift movement, and after updates, the reload time has been significantly shortened.
The MP5-SD is known as one of the most popular SMGs globally. It’s based on the real-world Heckler & Koch MP5-N and has been a popular choice in Counter-Strike games due to its low cost, fast firing rate, and minimal recoil. The MP5-SD replaced the older MP5 in a patch released on August 15, 2018. Unlike its predecessor, the MP5-SD comes with a built-in silencer that can’t be taken off, similar to the TMP from earlier games. According to the Counter-Strike blog, this new version allows for faster movement but sacrifices some damage and accuracy while on the move. The addition of a silencer gives players a tactical advantage with quieter shots.
H2: Best SMG Skins
The Submachine Gun skins come in a wide range, giving players plenty of options for the seven SMG weapons. These skins differ in how much they’re worth, their price, how rare they are, and how they look. Now, let’s focus on two really liked SMG skins:
MP9 | Food Chain
The MP9 | Food Chain joined CS2 two years ago on May 3rd, 2021, featuring a playful cartoon design with colorful creatures eating each other. This cool skin is quite affordable, priced from $0.85 to $19.35. There are around 626.4K Food Chain skins out there in public CS2 inventories, and you can get one by opening a Snakebite Case. The skin is part of The Snakebite Collection and falls under the Classified rarity, making it a rare find.
UMP-45 | Wild Child
Released on February 10, 2023, as part of the Revolution Collection coinciding with the Case, Capsule, Kit, Oh My! update, the UMP-45 | Wild Child injects a burst of color into the game. This submachine gun features a lively design with multicolored diagonal stripes covering the entire body, adorned with numerous freehand drawings and inscriptions. Float values ranging from 0.00 to 1.00, make the Wild Child available in all conditions. Priced affordably between $1.37 and $28.51, this skin offers a stylish and budget-friendly choice for players. Additionally, for each exterior, there’s a StatTrak version of the Wild Child available.
Acquiring CS2 skins, as you know, is not a problem, and the UMP-45 | Wild Child is no exception in this regard. There are plenty of ways to obtain this skin, from opening cases to buying it on the Steam Marketplace or third-party trading markets.
In summary, CS:GO offers a bunch of different guns, letting each player pick what they like. We looked closely at SMGs to help you find the best ones for both sides. Plus, we checked out some cool skins to make your guns look awesome. We hope you have a great time on your CS2 journey!