Today we are going to look at the UMP45, at the moment many people use this gun a lot. And I’m sure most of you are wondering why. How did the UMP become so popular again? Well, Pubg is trying to improve on this gun and they finally succeeded, but the main reason many people use this gun is because of the damage. At this point, the UMP has a base damage of 43that is higher than the 5.56 assault rifles such as M416, Scar-l and AUG.
Reasons to use UMP45:
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Highest damage in any SMG
By the way, this is the highest damage in any SMG. So you clearly gain an advantage here while fighting 5.56 guns by dealing more damage. And I think most of you don’t know this, with UMP45 it only takes 4 shots to take down your opponent when you hit him in the arms or legs. This is very useful, especially if your opponent has a level 3 gear. Shooting him in the arms or legs would kill him faster. But there is one downside to SMG’s Damage, normally you will share when taking a headshot with assault rifles 130% extra damage, but with SMGs you only deal 70% extra damage when hitting a headshot.
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Rate of fire of UMP45
Anyway, now let’s take a look at the UMP’s rate of fire. The UMP45 has a rate of fire of 0.087 seconds, or actually it can fire around 11.5 bullets in just a second, which is pretty decent.
Damage per second of UMP45
If we look at the Damage per second or DPS, the UMP trades around 492 damage per second, which is really good. For example, the M416 has a DPS Of 450and AKM has a DPS of 470† So if we compare, the UMP will naturally have a higher damage per second. That’s why a lot of people use it and that’s why it’s so good up close.
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Bullet speed of UMP45
But the biggest problem with UMP is the bullet speed, it’s round 360 m/s which is pretty average for SMGs. The problem with UMP is that the bullets travel slower, which can sometimes kill you. But let me explain how bullet speed will affect your gameplay. Suppose you are fighting an M416, it has a bullet velocity of about 900m/s that’s more than double the bullet speed of UMP. So if you both fire at the same time, the M416 bullets will travel 2.5 times faster than UMP’s bullets. So the M416 bullet will hit first and most likely win the fight. And the moment you get hit, your bullet will be canceled so that the UMP’s bullets wouldn’t hit the enemy. So you should be aware of this while using UMP45.
Advantages of UMP45
1) Anyway, the main reason why many people started using UMP 45 is because of the high damage. But you should also remember that UMP has its SMG perks, such as faster movement speeds, meaning you can shoot and move faster with an SMG so you can dodge bullets. And scoping with SMGs is a lot faster compared to assault rifles, and most importantly you get better hip firing accuracy with SMGs.
2) So all these SMG perks will be a huge advantage over assault rifles in close quarters combat. So why use UMP 45, well you use it because it is very easy to handle while being extremely powerful in close quarters combat. For instance, the reason why UMP 9 became so popular at the time was that it was very easy to use and also a reliable weapon. Most people call it a beginner’s weapon because the recoil is very easy to control. But the day UMP 9 was changed to UMP 45, it became one of the worst weapons in Pubg mobile.
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As recently as it has gotten so much better, right now I think it’s better than the old UMP 9 we had in this game. Right now I’d say UMP is the best SMG in this game right now, who knows what might happen in the next update.
How to use UMP45 Peoperly
Anyway, now let’s talk about how to use UMP45 properly. So you use it just like any other weapon, but with a few exceptions, try to use hip-fire more often, and with hip-fire always keep moving, because SMGs are meant to be used while running. And always remember this, UMP45 is an early game weapon, once the early game phase is done try to switch to an assault rifle. Since UMP is not good at long range shooting, even shooting at moving enemies is difficult as it has a low bullet velocity.
You can’t use UMP for an entire game, but if you really want to use it, use it, no one can stop you. But you should be aware of the drawbacks, starting with 50 meters it is extremely difficult to hit moving targets or running enemies. Therefore, you must combine this weapon with a 5.56 assault rifle like M416 or Scarl. If you’ve ever tried to use UMP and AWM or a sniper rifle then you’ll understand what’s wrong with UMP, but trust me, UMP is really good at close range, but definitely not good at any range other than close range.
If you know how to use it properly, you can easily take out enemies with MK14 if you are lucky. And if we look at the recoil of the UMP 45, that’s quite a high recoil for an SMG, but you also have to realize that it does more damage than an M416. So UMP’s recoil isn’t that easy to control, but it certainly won’t be super difficult either.
Best Attachments for UMP45
By the way, the best attachments for UMP would be a compensator, you could use a suppressor if you like stealth, and for the grip attachment I highly recommend using a laser sight as it will further improve your hip firing accuracy, so not using a vertical or half grip is fine.