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For a similarly named weapon, see MSBS.

The MSMC is a submachine gun featured in Call of Duty: Black Ops II and Call of Duty: Black Ops III.

Call of Duty: Black Ops IIEdit


40-18 (MP)

Weapon Class

Submachine Gun

Magazine Size

30 rounds (40 with Extended Clip)




Completing Time and Fate (SP)
Level 28 (MP)

Starting Ammunition

30+180 (SP), 30+90 (MP)

Maximum Ammunition

30+390 (SP), 30+240 (MP)

Reload Time

2.1 normal, 2.45 empty

Rate of Fire

Automatic: 937 RPM (SP), 750 RPM (MP)
3-round burst firecap: 661 RPM overall (MP)

Range (explanation)




Fire Mode

Automatic (3-round burst with Select Fire)

HUD icon

MSMC Pick-Up Icon BOII

"Fully automatic submachine gun. Increased range and reduced recoil."
— Description


The MSMC has the highest damage at close range in its class. It takes four shots to kill out to medium range. The MSMC, being a medium capacity, high damage and ranged submachine gun, is most comparable to the PDW-57, which handles similarly. The Laser Sight is a very effective attachment, boosting the already decent hip fire performance. Fast Mag or Extended Clip can help with the sluggish reload time or lessen the need for reloads. As well, well-timed Reload Cancels can make the reload times a lot faster. However, the Extended Mags attachment can come into conflict with reload canceling. At close ranges, it is outperformed in terms of rate of fire by the other faster firing submachine guns in its class such as the Vector K10, but has higher range and somewhat lower recoil, making it more effective in medium range engagements than its competitors. Movement speed is increased by 1.25% when holding the MSMC as well as by 4% over normal ADS move speed when aiming down sights.

Players should avoid long range combat where Assault RiflesLight Machine Guns and Sniper Rifles dominate, but if one wishes to do so, burst-firing is recommended to compensate for the damage drop-off and recoil. If the player is good at burst-firing, Select Fire can be useful as it takes advantage of the gun's fast re-center speed. The suppressor provides a near elimination of the muzzle flash and keeps the player off the radar when firing, however given the slow rate of fire of the MSMC the suppressor is not as viable as it is on most other SMGs, and the 30% reduction in range is quite a heavy blow considering that range is a main advantage of using the MSMC in the first place. Conversely, Long Barrel can provide a huge asset for the MSMC's second longest in-class range, however, players might find it unnecessary and might save an attachment slot to keep the already decent range as-is.

Overall, the MSMC is one of the most popular weapons in the game due to its high damage and range. 

March 12, 2013's patch increased the recoil of the MSMC and also increased its hip fire spread slightly. The same occurred with the PDW-57. 

The MSMC is the sixth weapon tier in Gun Game, where it is equipped with the Foregrip attachment.



For camouflage images, see MSMC/Camouflage.
For attachment images, see MSMC/Attachments.

Call of Duty: Black Ops IIIEdit

Weapon Class

Submachine Gun

Magazine Size


Starting Ammunition


Maximum Ammunition


Fire Mode


Console codename(s)


The MSMC returns in Call of Duty: Black Ops III as the XMC. It is available for use in Multiplayer via Supply Drops as of the August 15, 2017 update.

Gallery Edit


Call of Duty: Black Ops IIEdit

  • On the side near the rear of the weapon, '5.56x30mm' and 'ARDE OFO' can be seen engraved into the weapon.

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