The MP5A3 is the default issue submachine gun in ijji AVA. It has fairly low damage, low ammunition capacity, and a low amount of ammunition per magazine. Although this makes it a difficult weapon to use, one could argue that its difficulty forces players to develop and rely on their skills instead of the weapon, which is excellent practice for when the player later uses "easier" weapons. Despite its shortcomings, the MP5A3 is still a hardy, usable SMG and can do the job as well as any other Pointman weapon so long as it is used properly. It has little bloom (although it has low starting accuracy), a blazing rate of fire, and can kill much more quickly then many riflemen rifles. When going full automatic, it does not bloom much, and recoil is easy to control, ensuring quick kills in close quarters. For best results, it is encouraged to take advantage of the weapons mobility to make accuracy less of an issue, and to reload often, as its low magazine capacity is somewhat helped by an fairly fast reload.
It should also be noted that this is a slightly (though negibly so) comparatively cheaper weapon to repair than most other weapons.
The MP5A3 actually is a decent gun when used in Prison Break: Survival, where its high mobility can be used to its fullest. Do note its short clip will force frequent reloads, however.
- Some players use an attachment which increases the ammmunition capacity of the MP5A3, and therefore boosts the threat of the weapon. However, this option is not available in the ijji AVA
- The MP5 was developed based on the G3 and its concept of roller-delayed blowback, which makes for a strong resemblance.