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The UMP (German: Universale Maschinenpistole, English: Universal Submachine Gun) is a submachine gun developed and manufactured by Heckler & Koch used in the Battlefield series.

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 against unarmored targets (with a slightly lower effective 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 600 rounds/min for the UMP-45, which makes it one of the slower firing submachine guns on the market. There's also a version chambered for the rather standard 9x19mm Parabellum, known as the UMP-9.

Battlefield 2: Modern CombatEdit

The UMP .45 is featured in Battlefield 2: Modern Combat as the main weapon of the EU Spec Ops kit. It has decent accuracy, a high fire rate, and moderate damage.


Battlefield: Bad CompanyEdit

"This German submachine gun was developed mainly for the American law enforcement market. Very light weight and highly customizable, the UMP is a cheaper, but still powerful, alternative to the MP5. "

— In game Description

The UMP is a weapon featured in Battlefield: Bad Company, issued to the Specialist kit as an unlockable costing one unlock credit. It has 60-round magazine and 180 rounds in reserve, as with all Specialist-exclusive weapons. It has a has a moderate rate of fire, high damage and mediocre accuracy, however, compared to the other compact assault rifles in the game, it has the lowest rate of fire, the highest damage per bullet and the highest accuracy.

There is a UMP Trophy and is unlocked by achieving 6 kills with the UMP in one game. This trophy when awarded, is usually accompanied by the "Compact Assault Rifle Efficiency" Trophy.


Battlefield: Bad Company 2Edit

"This German built, 25 round, fully automatic submachine gun is noted for its versatility, optimal mobility and silencer, making it a suitable choice for ground forces engaged in close quarter combat."

— In-game description.

The UMP-45 is a weapon featured in Battlefield: Bad Company 2 as the 7th and last submachine gun issued to the Engineer kit requiring 43000 experience points to unlock. It has a 25-round magazine, low recoil, decent damage and good accuracy. Compared to the other SMGs, it has higher power and higher accuracy, which is advantageous at longer ranges, but its lower rate of fire is a nuisance in close quarters. It can use a Red dot sight and 4X Rifle Scope.

While the weapon does have arguably obstructive iron sights, the lack of recoil and muzzle flash can reduce the need for a red dot sight at close range. It has exactly the same damage and rate of fire as the SCAR-L Carbine, but trades 5 rounds for less recoil and tighter spread. Players may face a dilemma when choosing the better submachine gun of the two.


UMP-45 SAEdit

"The unique camouflaged SPECACT personal UMP-45 gives you a visual edge on the Battlefield, showing that you're a force to be reckoned with."

— BC2 Website Description

The UMP-45 SA is also available to those who purchased the SPECACT DLC on Xbox at 160 Microsoft Points or PS3 at $1.99. It is the UMP-45 customized with either Desert, Woodland, or Arctic camouflage depending on what environment the player is in. The SPECACT DLC has been released as downloadable content for the PC on 1 December via the EA Store and on Steam.


Battlefield Play4FreeEdit

"The German built, 25 round, fully automatic sub machine gun is noted for its versatility and optimal mobility, making it a suitable choice for forces engaged in close quarters combat."

— In-game Description

The UMP-45 is a weapon featured in Battlefield Play4Free as a purchasable submachine gun for the Engineer kit. When using the UMP45 features lower-than-average recoil, moderate damage, moderate deviation and above average range.

The UMP45 performs in similar regard to the PDW-R, but differs in that it has a more even damage spread over range. The weapon also features lower recoil that most SMGs, allowing it to stay on targets even at medium ranges.


Battlefield 3Edit

"German built, the UMP-45 is a fully automatic Personal Defense Weapon noted for its versatility and optimal mobility. Essentially an improved version of the MP5, the UMP-45 is functionally similar but substantially cheaper to manufacture and includes several modern upgrades such as the top and forward accessory rail. The UMP-45 is well-rounded and capable as a Personal Defense Weapon."

— Battlelog description

The UMP45 is a weapon featured in Battlefield 3.


The PLR forces use the UMP-45 without accessories. Several PLR insurgents are seen using it on the first section of the first mission Semper Fidelis, but due to gameplay reasons, they cannot be picked-up on the said section. They can only be picked up starting in the third mission, Uprising, wherein it reappears as a weapon of the PLR. It also appears in Operation Guillotine in the hands of nameless USMC soldiers. Misfit 1-3 is randomly generated with them in Fear No Evil. Lastly, as in the flashback mission, the UMP-45 can be picked up in the last mission, The Great Destroyer.


During the Co-op campaign it is found in Hit and Run without accessories. It can also be found on National Police and some PLR in Drop 'Em Like Liquid.


The UMP-45 is unlocked at Rank 16 and is classified as a PDW (Personal Defense Weapon). It has a 25+1 capacity and a moderate rate of fire, recoil and very high stopping power compared to the other PDW's, capable of taking an enemy down within 3-8 shots, even in medium range. The UMP-45, P90, and PP-19 are the only PDW's that do not unlock the Extended Magazine attachment, but instead gains the Flash Suppressor.

Battlefield Premium members have access to the Navy Blue Digital camouflage for the UMP-45 or the Berkut camo if they have completed the UMP-45 Specialist assignment.


Battlefield 3: AftershockEdit

The UMP-45 appears as one of four selectable primary weapons in Battlefield 3: Aftershock. The gun holds 25 round per magazine and the total ammo count for the gun is 150 rounds.


Battlefield 4Edit

Two variants of the UMP appear in Battlefield 4. The two weapons function fairly similarly, and are both Engineer-exclusive personal defense weapons. Due to caliber sizes, the primary differences between the two are that the UMP-45 both hits and kicks harder, while the UMP-9 possesses a slightly larger magazine and better handling characteristics. The UMP-45 also makes an appearance in both the single and multiplayer aspects of Battlefield 4, whereas the UMP-9 only appears in multiplayer.


The UMP-45 appears in Battlefield 4 as a Personal Defense Weapon.


The UMP-45 is used by Tombstone in the mission Shanghai. Afterwards, it can be equipped at any Weapon Crate. It's equipped with a Reflex, Heavy Barrel and Angled Grip. It has no camouflage equipped.


The UMP-45 is the second PDW unlocked for the Engineer Kit. It remains a powerful weapon at close range, and also has good damage across range while maintaining controllable recoil, with a moderate vertical muzzle climb.

Before the Fall patch, its low velocity of 320 m/s is worsened to 180 m/s with a Suppressor, reducing its effectiveness at range, as the player will have to lead the target to compensate it.

After the Fall patch, its suppressed velocity has been increased from 180 m/s to 270 m/s, reducing velocity compensation required to hit the opponent. Its side-to-side recoil is also tied to UMP-9.



The UMP-9 is a PDW featured in Battlefield 4. It is unlocked upon the completion of the Engineer Expert gold tier assignment. It is slightly different than the UMP-45, with a curved magazine and a higher fire rate. It shares the same reload animation as UMP-45.

When compared to the UMP-45, the UMP-9 features a fire rate increase of 100 rpm, 5 more rounds in a magazine, a higher bullet velocity, and less recoil, but at the cost of reduced damage per shot, due to the UMP-9 being chambered with 9x19mm Parabellum, which lacks the stopping power of the .45 ACP.


Battlefield HardlineEdit

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Like in Battlefield 4, two variants of the UMP appear in Battlefield Hardline: the UMP-45 and the UMP-9 introduced with Getaway. Like their counterparts, the primary differences between the two are damage, recoil, and magazine capacity, as they both handle similarly and are exclusive to the Mechanic kit. The UMP-45 also appears in singleplayer, while the UMP-9 is multiplayer exclusive.


"The UMP-45 was originally designed as a counterpart to the MP5 to provide more stopping power. The .45 caliber round hits hard, but makes it more difficult to control."

— In-game description

The UMP-45 is a weapon featured in Battlefield Hardline. It is an available Submachine gun for the Criminal Mechanic kit and comes equipped with a Holo sight and Laser sight. The UMP does more damage than the other weapons available to Mechanic, but has a smaller magazine capacity, a slower fire rate, and more recoil than most of the other sub-machine guns.



The UMP-9 is a weapon set to be included in the Battlefield Hardline: Getaway expansion, exclusive to the Mechanic kit.



Bad Company seriesEdit

  • The UMP-45 always has its magazine loaded even when all the rounds have been expended.

Battlefield 3Edit

  • The UMP-45 Proficiency Dog tag shows the weapon with an attached suppressor.
  • The Mastery Dog tag for the UMP-45 shows the weapon with a foregrip attached, yet the UMP-45 cannot unlock the Foregrip as an attachment.

Battlefield 4Edit

  • In Battlefield 4, the Heavy Barrel attachment gives the UMP-45 a longer barrel.
  • A bug with the textures of the UMP-45 in Battlefield 4 makes an area next to the bolt appear transparent. This also occurs with the UMP-9.
  • A "bolt open" sound file specifically for the UMP can be found in the game files, however it is simply a left over sound asset from Battlefield 3.

Battlefield HardlineEdit

  • The UMP-45 and UMP-9 use the same menu icon.
  • During the Open Beta, the UMP-45 was originally a Law Enforcement weapon, but was switched to the Criminals following the Beta, with Law Enforcement instead getting the M/45. This was likely due to the Criminals not having access to any high-damage sub-machineguns, while Law Enforcement had no low recoil and low spread weapons for longer ranges, so the switch helped balance out the gap between the two faction's weapons.[1]

External linksEdit


  1. Changes From The Beta - Official Battlefield Hardline Website - Retrieved March 12, 2015
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