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The misunderstood middle child of the SMG family, the UMP45's small magazine is the only drawback to an otherwise versatile close-quarters automatic.
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UMP-45 Expert

The UMP (Universale Maschinenpistole, German for "Universal Machine Pistol") is a submachine gun developed and manufactured by Heckler & Koch. The UMP has been adopted by various agencies such as the U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Heckler & Koch developed the UMP as a successor to the MP5, though both remain in production.

The UMP is a blowback operated, magazine-fed submachine gun firing from a closed bolt. As originally designed, the UMP is chambered for larger cartridges than other submachine guns like the MP5 to provide more stopping power (with slightly lower effectiveness at longer range) than the 9x19mm MP5 provides. A larger cartridge produces more recoil, and makes control more difficult in fully automatic firing. To mitigate this, the cyclic rate of fire was reduced to 650 rounds/min (600 rounds/min for the UMP45), which makes it one of the slower firing submachine guns on the market.


The UMP is possibly one of the most powerful SMGs in CS:GO, as well as one of the cheapest. It suffers however with some interesting trade-offs.

The AK of the SMGs, the UMP boasts high damage for its class. This can be a huge advantage as, at close range, the UMP deals about as much damage as an M4, even to armored targets. Moreover, the UMP has perhaps the easiest recoil pattern to learn out of all the SMGs, with the possible exception of the P90. With practice, this can give UMP users a tremendous advantage in firefights and offer them a fighting chance even against top-tier weapons like the AK-47. However, at long range, the UMP's damage goes down significantly, bringing the number of bodyshots needed to rack up 100 damage to 6 or 7. Combine this with subpar accuracy, slow fire rate for an SMG, and a small 25 round magazine, and the weaknesses of the UMP become apparent. Nevertheless, at $1200, it is a very viable choice for second round buys and force buys for CTs and Ts expecting to fight at close to medium range.