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Best Type 99 loadout for CoD: Vanguard

Here are the attachments and Perks needed to create the best Type 99 Sniper Rifle loadout to pick off enemies in CoD: Vanguard.



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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 

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  • 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

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  • 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

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JGOD reveals Vanguard weapons you need to rank up before Warzone Pacific Caldera

Call of Duty expert JGOD has revealed the 10 weapons he think will make up Warzone’s meta when Pacific Caldera releases.



JGOD and Warzone Pacific

Warzone’s new Pacific Caldera map will release in a matter of days, and players are already thinking about a possible weapon meta. Call of Duty expert JGOD has been doing the same thing and picked out 10 weapons players should rank up before December 8.

Vanguard has now been out for almost a month, and players have been unlocking and ranking up weapons ever since. We already know that Vanguard’s weapons will be added to Warzone, meaning players can use them on the new Pacific Caldera map.

Warzone’s meta regularly changes, and we expect Vanguard Season 1 to bring an enormous change. Now, CoD expert JGOD has picked out 10 guns he thinks players should rank up before the update.

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The YouTuber has used a few key characteristics to come up with this list: fire rate, ease of use, recoil, and magazine capacity to determine damage-per-mag. While some weapons may have a great time-to-kill, they may fall short in one of the sections above.

JGOD mostly picked out SMGs as weapons to level up, as their fast rate of fire makes them extremely viable. Of course, some assault rifles also made the list, while he also picked out some LMGs to use too.

JGOD’s 10 Vanguard weapons to level up for Warzone

The 10 Vanguard weapons you need to level up are:

  • Automaton
  • Volk
  • PPSH-41
  • Sten
  • M1928 Tommy
  • Type 100
  • MG42
  • DP27
  • Type 11
  • G-43
  • 1911
  • Machine Pistol

In terms of weapons that JGOD would prioritize, the Automaton seems like a good shout to become a meta weapon, as it has a high rate of fire, low recoil, and the biggest magazine size in its class.

Of course, we’ve seen in the past that guns that do well in multiplayer don’t necessarily perform in Warzone, so be prepared to see a shock weapon dominate the meta.

In the meantime, check out our best Vanguard guns ranked list to make sure you’re using the most powerful weapons in the game.

Image Credits: YouTube – JGOD / Activision

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How to fix CoD: Vanguard Dev Error 5537

Vanguard players are frustrated with the Dev Error 5537 which is crashing the game, and here’s how you can fix this problem.



Numa Numa in CoD: Vanguard

Dev Error 5537 is a particularly frustrating glitch that is keeping Call of Duty: Vanguard players from enjoying the game, and here’s how you can get around this error code.

CoD: Vanguard brought plenty of fun new content after its release on November 5, but players have also reported a few problems such as overpowered killstreaks and teleporting Attack Dogs.

There is also an error code that many fans have encountered known as dev error 5537, which is crashing the game and frustrating the Vanguard community. However, there are a few ways to get around this problem.

How to fix CoD: Vanguard dev error 5537

Polina Petrova in Vanguard

CoD: Vanguard players encounter the dev error 5537 while changing their Operator’s appearance in the multiplayer menu. When this happens, the game crashes without saving the changes to the outfit.

It’s unclear why this happens and Sledgehammer Games have yet to implement an official fix for this glitch. The good news is that there are different methods you can use when trying to fix this error.

Verify the CoD: Vanguard game files

Vanguard Operator firing an assault rifle

If you encounter this error in Call of Duty: Vanguard on PC, then the problem could be that one of the game files is corrupted. You can figure out if this is the case by verifying the game files.

Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Launch the client
  2. Select Vanguard, and head to Options
  3. Click Scan and Repair
  4. Wait for the scan to finish

If the game files are corrupted then you can implement the fixes recommended by the scan, although this could happen automatically. Once that’s done, restart the game and see if the error remains.

Update the graphics driver

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You might be seeing this error message because the Operator skins menu is too much for your system’s graphics driver. In order to get around this problem, you should try updating it and then playing again.

Here’s how to update the graphics driver:

  1. Download and install Driver Easy
  2. Run the software, and select Scan Now
  3. Wait for the scan to complete
  4. Install the crommended updates
  5. Restart CoD: Vanguard

Avoid changing your Vanguard Operator’s outfit

Vanguard players battling in Shipment

If all else fails, you can just avoid altering your Operator’s outfit appearance and wait for Sledgehammer Games to implement a proper fix for the problem in a future update patch.

This isn’t the most convenient option so hopefully, the other methods will have resolved the issue for you. The developers will need to look into Dev Error 5537 and come up with a proper solution.

For more Vanguard, check out our guides on CoD Vanguard’s biggest post-match mystery finally answered and frustrated Vanguard players demanding the return of powerful Trophy System Field Upgrade.

Image Credit: Activision / Sledgehammmer Games

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New Vanguard Zombies trick lets players rank up weapons incredibly fast

CoD: Vanguard players have discovered a neat trick that lets you earn a ton of weapon XP quickly in the game’s Zombies mode.



Vanguard zombies mode

CoD: Vanguard Zombies is a great place to earn weapon XP so that you can level up your weapons, and a few players have discovered a trick that lets them do this quickly.

When you hop into CoD: Vanguard, you can level up your weapons by earning XP as you play. Vanguard Zombies is a great place to earn a ton of weapon XP quickly by killing various undead foes.

However, leveling up your weapons can take a while and players are always looking for ways to speed this up. Now, a few fans have found a trick that lets them earn weapon XP quickly in Vanguard Zombies.

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Vanguard Zombies trick to level up weapons fast

Reddit user justanotherguy_171 highlighted this trick in CoD: Vanguard subreddit. It involves loading into a game and playing for a couple of minutes before leaving. Then you can into Vanguard Zombies to repeat this.

Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Hop into a game of Vanguard Zombies
  2. Eliminatie all the zombies in starting spawn
  3. Enter a “Transmit” portal and take out all 21 zombies
  4. Leave the game and rejoin to repeat these .

This will let you earn approximately 2,000 weapon XP in just a couple of minutes of playing. You can keep repeating this process to earn about 60,000 an hour and even more during Double XP weekends.

Vanguard’s primary weapons have 70 levels and you take around 150,000 XP to complete. This can several hours and players have previously complained about the “ridiculous” slow weapon XP leveling in the game.

This neat trick will help speed up that process quite a bit. Call of Duty data expert JGOD JGOD, who has maxed out all his Vanguard weapons, has also made use of this strategy in Vanguard.

This tactic will be extremely useful when trying to unlock the Atomic camo, so be sure to try it out the next time you hop into the game to earn some serious weapon XP quickly.

For more Vanguard, check out our guides on CoD Vanguard’s biggest post-match mystery finally answered and frustrated Vanguard players demanding the return of powerful Trophy System Field Upgrade.

Image Credit: Activision / Sledgehammmer Games

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