Best Type 99 loadout for CoD: Vanguard

Luca Di Marzo
Best Type 99 loadout vanguard

The Type 99 is far from the most popular Sniper Rifle choice in CoD: Vanguard, yet with the right attachments, it has the potential to be the most optimal long-range weapon in the game.

Vanguard players have been spoiled with the frequent inclusion of Double Weapon XP. Although some believe weapon levels are still too slow even with Double Weapon XP active, the bonus is better than nothing.

With Vanguard and Warzone Pacific Season 1 right around the corner, now is the ideal time to test out some of Vanguard’s Sniper Rifles.

Here are the optimal attachments and Perks to create the best Type 99 loadout.

Best Type 99 Gunsmith loadout attachments 

Type 99 attachments vanguard
  • Muzzle: F8 Stabilizer
  • Barrel: Sakura 776mm 
  • Optic: N/A
  • Stock: Sakura CVR Custom
  • Underbarrel: M1941 Hand Stop 
  • Magazine: 8mm Klauser 5 Round Mags
  • Ammo Type: Lengthened
  • Rear Grip: Fabric Grip
  • Proficiency: Vital 
  • Kit: Deep Breath

These attachments are meant to buff the Japanese Sniper Rifle’s power and aim down sight speed. For starters, the F8 Stabilizer ensures that the Type 99 will be a highly accurate weapon. After all, Sniper Rifle gameplay depends on accuracy.

The Sakura CVR Custom Stock and the Fabric Grip work in tandem to boost this weapon’s ADS speed. All of the Sniper Rifles in Vanguard boast a slow base ADS. With how fast Vanguard’s Multiplayer is, you won’t want to fall behind in terms of speed.

Type 99 Vanguard profile

Maximizing this Sniper’s bullet velocity is imperative. The faster and harder the bullet hits, the more you’ll find yourself getting one-shot kills. In addition, the Sakura 766mm Barrel boosts bullet velocity, range, and accuracy. The 8mm Klauser 5 Round Mags also increase damage and range. As a result, your bullets still hit hard at a distance.

Lastly, Vital, Deep Breath and Lengthened work in unison to maximize your ability to hit one-shot kills. This is especially true as it pertains to the chest region seeing as Vital boosts damage in that area. 

Some attachments such as the Magazine lower your movement and ADS speed. You may think this is counterintuitive but it is the price to pay for increased damage. Thankfully, we maximized ADS speed elsewhere to balance the results. 

Best Perks to use with Vanguard Type 99

vanguard perks
  • Perk 1: Fortified
  • Perk 2: Radar
  • Perk 3: Tactician 

Using Lethal equipment or explosives to remove a Sniper player from a power position is quite common. In other words, Fortified will ensure that you’ll be difficult to displace. 

Radar is great for the stationary Sniper Rifle player as they will get some indication of where to aim on the map. 

The Perk 3 slot was a true tossup. Firstly, Overkill can work for the player who prefers to carry another primary alongside their Sniper Rifle. Secondly, the boost to movement speed Lightweight brings is fantastic for quickscopers. Ultimately, Tactician best suits traditional Sniper Rifle gameplay. Replenishing your S-Mine 44 or Stim is great for long-range gunfights. 

How to unlock Type 99 in Vanguard

Type 99 Vanguard loadout

As a default weapon and the very first Sniper Rifle, the Type 99 is ready to use from the start. 

Unfortunately for those who enjoy Sniper Rifle gameplay, most players are disappointed with Sledgehammer’s treatment of the fan-favorite weapons.

Best alternatives to Type 99 in Vanguard

As with most CoDs, the Kar98k is an incredibly popular Sniper Rifle choice. The Type 99 certainly isn’t for everyone, what with its unique scope positioning. Consequently, if you want to try another Sniper Rifle, the Kar98k is your best bet. 

On the other hand, if you’re looking to maintain long-range gameplay with an automatic weapon, the Automaton is a great choice.

Image Credits: Activision / Sledgehammer Games

About The Author

Luca is an Associate Editor at CharlieIntel. An accomplished, writer with interests in sports and gaming alike, Luca is focused on Call of Duty and FIFA as a content creator. After earning his BA in English Literature at Concordia University, he began writing for Gamelevate, OddsShark, and H4X. Luca joined CharlieIntel in 2021. You can reach Luca at [email protected], or via X @TheLucaDiMarzo.