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The Heckler & Koch MP7, also known as SMG2, is a weapon cut from Half-Life 2. It can be found in the playable Half-Life 2 Beta.


  • In the playable Beta, two SMGs can be found: the SMG1 and the SMG2. The SMG1 was to be the MP5K, but had been replaced by a slow-firing version of the final SMG by the time the Beta was leaked. The SMG2 is an MP7 as well, but it has a 60 round magazine and is capable of one or three-round bursts in addition to automatic fire. It is weak and has poor accuracy but makes up for it with a large amount of ammo per magazine.
  • It appears that this SMG turned into the SMG featured in the final version, as it has a fast rate of fire, but does low damage, just like the one in retail. It only lacks the attached grenade launcher.


  • Interestingly, an unmodified Beta has the SMG2 use the final SMG model. The SMG2's weapon file must be edited in order for it to use its proper model.
  • Of note is that the final SMG's world model textures are called "w_smg2.vtf". That means the SMG's model file might have been for the SMG2 at one time, which explains why the SMG2 uses the SMG1's view model in an unmodified Beta install.
  • A folder for the SMG2 can be found in the Steam file "source 2007 shared materials.gcf". It contains the SMG2's magazine texture.
  • In the Half-Life 2 files, several texture files for HUD weapon icons can be found, most of which still containing the icons for almost all of the cut weapons. The SMG2 is among them.


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