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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 

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

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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.

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How to get Warzone & Vanguard Prime Gaming rewards (July 2022)

There are new Warzone and Vanguard Prime Gaming rewards available for players to claim. Here’s how you can get your hands on them.

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Prime Gaming is an exciting way for developers to reward players with various in-game items. Here’s how you can claim your Prime Gaming rewards in Warzone and Vanguard.

Both Warzone Pacific and Vanguard feature fun cosmetic items that players can equip to customize their playing experience, and these can be acquired through several different means.

One easy way to get them is through the popular Prime Gaming service, which allows Amazon Prime subscribers to get free in-game rewards for their favorite games.

With this in mind, here is how you can get the Warzone and Vanguard Prime Gaming rewards.

How to get Warzone and Vanguard Prime Gaming rewards

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If you’re interested in claiming Warzone and Vanguard Prime Gaming rewards, you’ll need an Amazon Prime subscription. If you don’t already have one, you can sign up for a free 30-day trial to redeem the rewards.

Then you must link your Warzone and Vanguard account to your Amazon Prime account with the membership active.

Here’s how you can link your accounts for free Prime Gaming rewards:

  1. Navigate to the Call of Duty Offer Detail Page
  2. Click ‘Claim Now’ on the active content drop
  3. Log in with your Prime-enabled account or sign up for Prime
  4. Click ‘Continue’ to begin the account-linking process
  5. Click ‘Go to Activision’ to be redirected to Activision’s account-linking page
  6. Log in with your Activision account and authorize Prime Gaming to fulfill content
  7. Click ‘Complete Claim’
Vanguard player using the Marco 5

Warzone and Vanguard Prime Gaming Rewards – July 2022

Call of Duty: Shore’s End Bundle

The July 2022 content drop through Prime Gaming brings a total of six exclusive items for Warzone and Vanguard players to claim, including an Operator skin, a weapon Blueprint, and Calling Cards.

Below is a full list of everything available throughout the month of July:

  • Legendary ‘Cold Protection’ Operator skin
  • Legendary ‘Bear’ Weapon Blueprint
  • Epic ‘Wooden Saddle’ Weapon Charm
  • Epic ‘Snow Cap’ Calling Card
  • Epic ‘Polar Pull’ Calling Card
  • Rare ‘Mountain Monster’ Emblem

That covers everything you need to know about this month’s Prime Gaming rewards for Warzone Pacific and Vanguard.

There are new rewards available each month, so be sure to check back with this guide!


For more Call of Duty, check out the Warzone Pacific June 30 update patch notes and this fan-favorite Modern Warfare AR that’s meta after the NZ-41 nerf.

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Vanguard June 30 update patch notes: Ranked Play restrictions, Zombies bug fixes, more

Vanguard’s June 30 update patch notes brought changes to Ranked Play restrictions as well as fixes for several Zombies bugs in Season 4.

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Call of Duty: Vanguard devs Sledgehammer Games released an update on June 30 that added two weapons to the Ranked Play restricted list and delivered bug fixes for several issues plaguing the Zombies mode.

Vanguard Season 4 introduced two new weapons to the game in the UGM-8 and Marco 5. Players have been enjoying the unique dual wield capabilities of the Marco 5, but it seems the SMG is now a restricted weapon in Vanguard’s Ranked Play following the June 30 update.

The devs also took time to address several bugs and glitches that were hindering the Zombies experience. When playing the new Shi No Numa map, players should notice smoother gameplay following the update.

Vanguard Ranked Play restrictions adjusted

Marco 5 SMG Vangurad

Season 4’s Marco 5 SMG and the Push Dagger Melee weapon have been added to the restricted list of Vanguard’s Ranked Play. Players were enjoying the new Marco 5 SMG in multiplayer and Ranked Play, but it seems they may have to return to the MP40.

This isn’t the first time a strong weapon was added to the Ranked Play restricted list as the Volk also received a ban in Season 3. Also, the top 250 Ranked Play leaderboard is now live in Vanguard.

You can check out the rest of the Vanguard June 30 update patch notes below.

Vanguard June 30 update patch notes

Butcher fighting in Vanguard Zombies Shi No Numa map

Multiplayer

Modes

  • Gun Game
    • Players will no longer be incorrectly removed from a match for inactivity. 

Ranked Play

  • Season Four Top 250 Skill Division & Leaderboard
    • The Season Four Top 250 Skill Division and Ladder are now live! Rise to the top and claim your spot!
  • Updated Restrictions
    • Marco 5 (Submachine Gun)
      • The Marco 5 has been restricted in-game in Ranked Play.
    • Push Dagger (Melee)
      • The Push Dagger has been restricted in-game in Ranked Play. 

Operators

  • Corrected the challenge progression counter for Mastery Operator Skins.

Weapons

  • Marco 5 (Submachine Gun)
    • Survivalist Camo Category challenges can now be progressed as expected.
      • This fix was released on June 27.
  • Launchers
    • Destroyed Trophy Systems will now progress challenges in the Surgical Camo Category.

User Interface & Experience

  • Addressed an issue that prevented the After Action Report from being displayed after a completed match.

Bundles & Cosmetics

  • Corrected the description of the Final Judgement Bundle.
  • Added missing names for various Finishing Moves released in Season Four.
    • This fix was released on June 27.

Zombies

  • “Shi No Numa”
    • Artifacts
      • Addressed an issue that prevented players from using their Artifacts after dying in a co-op session.
    • Gameplay
      • Exfil
        • Addressed an issue that automatically progressed the Eliminate Hostiles requirement needed to exfil.
      • Flogger Trap
        • Players will no longer experience an electricity effect around their HUD when hit by the Flogger Trap while holding a Wunderwaffe DG-2.
    • Stability
      • Various stability updates.

For more Vanguard news, check out how to get the “new Roze” Night Terror Florence skin in Warzone & Vanguard.

Source: Sledgehammer Games

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How to get the “new Roze” Night Terror Florence skin in Warzone & Vanguard

Here’s how to get the Night Terror Florence skin in Warzone & Vanguard following comparisons to the iconic Roze skin.

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It’s been some time since an Operator skin has shaken up Warzone but the Night Terror Florence skin, which many are calling the new Roze skin, has the potential to do so. Here’s how to get the Violet Stealth bundle in Warzone and Vanguard.

When the Roze skin was at the height of its power, it tormented Warzone lobbies one match after another. Due to the skin’s all-black outfit, it blended in easily with the surroundings and made it hard for enemies to spot before it received a decisive nerf.

In Season 4, a Warzone and Vanguard bundle highlights a similar skin that has made its way to Call of Duty with the Violet Stealth bundle. The Night Terror Florence skin shares many similarities to the Roze skin, so here’s everything you need to know about it.

How to get Night Terror Florence skin in Warzone & Vanguard

Violet Stealth bundle Warzone Vanguard

To get your hands on the Night Terror skin, you’ll have to purchase the Violet Stealth bundle. Following the Warzone update that nerfed the NZ-41 on June 30, the Violet Stealth bundle is available to purchase.

Despite the June 30 release, the bundle has yet to appear in the Vanguard and Warzone store in-game. Here’s where PC, Xbox, and PlayStation players can purchase the bundle.

Given the competitive advantage it might bring, you won’t want to miss the Violet Stealth bundle in Warzone and Vanguard Season 4.

Vanguard & Warzone Violet Stealth bundle content

Violet Stealth Warzone Vanguard bundle content

It seems you’ll have to dish out $19.99 / £16.79 for the Vanguard and Warzone bundle and here’s what you’ll receive in exchange:

  • Night Terror Florence skin
  • Violet Violence Gorenko Anti-Tank Rifle blueprint
  • Dark Ambient MP40 blueprint
  • Midnight Malice calling card
  • Hooded Hell emblem
  • Neon Artistry sticker
  • Funeral Director watch
  • Inscribed reticle
  • 2,400 CoD Points

Not only is the Night Terror skin expected to be a powerful cosmetic in-game, but the MP40 is a meta weapon in both Warzone and Vanguard, which further sweetens the deal.

Both the Gorenko Anti-Tank Rifle and MP40 blueprints will come equipped with neon purple tracer rounds that tie into the Violet Stealth aesthetic. The 2,400 CoD Points are a nice touch as a bonus you could use on another bundle.


For more Warzone and Vanguard content, check out all of the cosmetics and rewards available in the Season 4 Battle Pass.

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