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Call of Duty 5 : World At War

The Type 99 is a rare, but powerful weapon used by the Imperial Japanese Army during the Pacific Campaign. It is very annoying if played on veteran or hardened difficulty, as its users are extremely accurate and can tear the player or even entire groups ofMarines to shreds. When playing campaign mode, soldiers wielding this weapon should be your first priority. As stated before, this gun is usually a rare find in the Pacific campaign; however, by the time the final Japanese missions such as Breaking Point andBlowtorch and Corkscrew come around, it becomes almost as common as the Type 100 SMG.

The Type 99 is one of the weapons the player automatically gets when he unlocks the "Create-a-Class" option (until that, you can use it from the default classes) and has fair accuracy and a somewhat high rate of fire. It also has very low recoil, and its damage should be noted as well. It is sometimes used for covering fire in the multiplayer, but the Type 99 can easily hold its own ground. It has a major flaw in its sights, since the magazine is a major obstruction of the player's view, it is difficult to aim. For this reason, the bipod attachment is very ineffective to utilize, but the increased accuracy is still helpful.

The bayonet attachment provides useful CQC prowess as the bipod would be rather useless and it is the only MG to have theBayonet attachment. When using the iron sights the gun's magazine obstructs much of the players view making it much harder to track a target. On another note, the Type 99 has a relatively long reload. As such, one should attempt to keep track of his/her ammo count during a heated battle.

It is a great, and even potentially amazing, gun when used in the hands of a skilled player. The iron sights aren't great, but it is still easy to kill opponents due to its good rate of fire and great power. The accuracy is increased when used with the bipod and also comes with a bayonet, the only machine gun that can do so.


  • The real-life Type 99 could have a telescopic sight attached to the right side of the gun. It also has a built in flash hider, although, the game doesn't seem to take this in account like flash hiders for other weapons nor does it appear as an attachment.
  • It is the only MG to have a Bayonet on it, though in real life, the bipod had a bayonet attached already.
  • It looks quite similar to the Bren Gun of previous Call of Duty games; this is due to their shared ancestry, as both are derived to some degree from the Czech ZB vz/26.
  • It fires the same ammo as the Arisaka rifle, yet it has lower damage and cannot share ammo with it in the game. This is because while in Call of Duty 4 the G36C, M16 and M4 share ammo, they all have (very) similar magazines (which are called STANAG magazines) . So, despite the Arisaka and Type 99 using the same bullet, they don't share the same magazine.
  • It has an ammo counter system on the bottom of the magazine that does not work in game; the real machine gun's counter easily broke.
  • In Single Player, this gun may rip soldiers apart.
  • The Type 99 actually has lower recoil with the bayonet on. This may be caused by the weight of bayonet on the gun.
  • This weapon was meant to be put the zombie map Der Reise, but the gun started to have problems when Pack-A-Punched.
  • The name for it when it's Pack-A-Punched is The Eviscerator.
  • The gun may have been removed from the map by update due to apparent complications when Pack-A-Punched.
  • This gun cannot be collected from the Pack-a-Punch machine, and was a typo in the Der Riese description.
  • In single player the Type 99's standard magazine holds 32 rounds. In real life, the gun actually held only 30 rounds per magazine.

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