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For the similar looking weapon, see Bren.
For the bolt-action rifle also known as "Type 99", see Arisaka.

The Type 99 was a Japanese light machine gun used by the Imperial Japanese Army during World War II.

Call of Duty: World at War Edit

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Type 99
Damage 100-85 (SP), 45-33 (MP)
Damage Multipliers Head: 1.4, Neck: 1, Body: 1, Stomach: 1, Limbs: 1 (MP)
Weapon Class Machine Gun
Magazine Size 32 rounds (SP), 30 rounds (MP)
Maximum Ammunition 32+192 (SP), 30+120 (MP)
Reload Time 3.75s loaded, 5s unloaded
Rate of Fire 625 RPM
Range (explanation) 37.5m-50m
Recoil Medium
Penetration High
Fire Mode Automatic
Used by Imperial Japanese Army
Console codename(s) type99_lmg
"Japanese light machine gun with a high rate of fire. Effective at medium to long range."
— Description


The Type 99 is a powerful weapon used by the Imperial Japanese Army during the Pacific Campaign. It is very powerful if played on Veteran or Hardened difficulty, as the Japanese soldiers are extremely accurate and can easily take down the player or even entire groups of Marines with it. It only takes 2 or 3 bullets to kill the player in Veteran mode. When playing campaign mode, soldiers wielding this weapon should be high priority targets. Initially, the Type 99 is a fairly rare find in the Pacific campaign in comparison to the Type 100 and Arisaka, however, by the time the final Japanese missions such as "Breaking Point" and "Blowtorch and Corkscrew" come around, it becomes almost as common as the Type 100. It is seen for the first time in "Little Resistance". Like the British Bren gun which it greatly resembles, it is a formidable and versatile weapon, useful against both nearby and especially long-range targets. However, like the Bren, it is relatively bulky and has a long reload time, so it's recommended to have a lighter weapon alongside for mobility.

The Type 99 is one of several weapons that is able to gib soldiers in single player. However, it cannot gib other players in multiplayer.


The Type 99 is one of the weapons the player automatically receives when they unlock the "Create-a-Class" option, as well as being available from the "Heavy Gunner" default class. It has low recoil, good damage, and a moderate rate of fire. Although capable of providing covering fire in multiplayer, the Type 99 can easily hold its own ground. It has a major obstruction in its sights, as the magazine takes up a large portion of the player's view, but the front sight is good at distance and allows very precise targeting.

The Type 99 is the only MG featured in Call of Duty: World at War to have the Bayonet attachment. When out of ammo, the bayonet provides useful CQC prowess. However, the Type 99 has a relatively long reload, in comparison to most weapons, but quite a quick reload for an MG. The Bipod attachment gives the gun the standard benefits of being deployable, including: the lack of recoil, and increase in firepower. Note that when deployed with a Bipod, the Type 99's magazine partially obscures the crosshair's view; no other MG shares this weakness. Either of the weapon's attachments make the ADS view slightly different, as the sights are viewed from farther away.

Stopping Power is quite effective on the Type 99, allowing it to become a two hit kill at most ranges.

In Hardcore game modes, the Type 99 delivers one hit kills at any range except on players using Juggernaut and through medium cover at a fair rate of fire. Using Deep Impact and Double Tap can allow players to spray through a light cover for excellent results.

Despite the long reload and obscured ironsights, the Type 99 is an effective gun up to high levels, due to its high power.

Weapon AttachmentsEdit


For Attachment images, see Type 99/Attachments.

Call of Duty: World at War: Final Fronts Edit

Type 99 LMG
Weapon Class Machine Gun
Magazine Size 30
Maximum Ammunition 400
Range (explanation) Medium
Fire Mode Automatic
Used by Imperial Japanese Army

The Type 99 is referred to as the "Type 99 LMG" in Call of Duty: World at War Final Fronts . It is a good weapon of choice for many players, because of its large magazine and high damage, thus very effective on both medium and long range fighting, but its low rate of fire and longer reload time can still be a problem when engaging enemies in close quarters combat.


Call of Duty: WWIIEdit

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Type 99
Weapon Class Light Machine Gun
Console codename(s) jpn_type99

The Type 99 was cut from the final release of Call of Duty: WWII and seems to have been functionally replaced by the Bren. However, the Type 99 model is featured as the Bren Royalty and Royalty II cosmetic variants.


Call of Duty: World at WarEdit

  • In mission "Little Resistance", the Type 99 is deployable, and will not overheat while deployed. Later on, the Type 99 found in other missions cannot be deployed.
  • When the player fires a whole magazine of 30 rounds, the ammo reserve text will not turn red.
  • According to the strategy guide for Call of Duty: World at War, the Type 99 is considered an assault rifle instead of an LMG.