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The Vector is a submachine gun featured in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Call of Duty: Black Ops II, Call of Duty: Strike Team, Call of Duty: Ghosts and Call of Duty Online. It was also seen in early trailers of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2Edit

Vector menu icon MW2
Vector
Damage

25-20 (MP)

Damage Multipliers

Head: 1.4, Chest: 1, Limbs: 1 (MP)

Magazine Size

30 round (45 with Extended Mags)

Unlocked at

Level 12 (Corporal II)

Starting Ammunition

30+330 (SP), 30+60 (MP)

Maximum Ammunition

30+360 (SP), 30+180 (MP)

Reload Time

2.2 loaded, 2.76 unloaded

Rate of Fire

800 RPM (SP)
1111 RPM (MP) (1395 RPM with Rapid Fire)

Range (explanation)

750-1000 (500-750 Suppressed) (MP)

Recoil

Low

Penetration

Low

Fire Mode

Automatic

Used by

Ultranationalists, Shadow Company, Task Force 141, Inner Circle

HUD icon

MW2 Pickup Kriss

Sound(s) Original sound
Console codename(s)

kriss
kriss_acog_silencer (unique Vector in "Just Like Old Times")

CampaignEdit

The Vector, referred to as KRISS Super V within game files, is often found in use by enemies, most notably by the forces of the Ultranationalist Party, more specifically, the Spetsnaz, the Arctic Forces, and Shadow Company. It can be seen with multiple attachments and camouflages throughout the campaign. In "Just Like Old Times", it is Soap's secondary with ACOG Scope and Silencer.

MultiplayerEdit

The Vector has the highest rate of fire and lowest recoil of any submachine gun in the game. The Vector also deals the lowest damage per shot than any other weapon found in the game. The Vector is generally considered to be the one of the easiest submachine guns to use at long range given its low recoil. Despite its submachine gun status, it excels in more open maps, where medium to long range combat is required. The Vector combines the long range accuracy of an assault rifle with the high mobility, rate of fire, and hip fire accuracy of a submachine gun, blurring the line between the two weapon types.

Despite these advantages, the Vector has some flaws. As the Vector burns through ammo due to its high rate of fire, Extended Magazines and/or the Scavenger Pro perk are essential for prolonged use of the Vector. Sleight of Hand is also effective if Scavenger Pro or Extended Magazines are not available, although ammo shortages will become a problem. The Silencer can also be effective since the player would not lose much power even if a silencer is used as it will almost always kill in five shots without Stopping Power, or four shots with it.

The iron sights are quite open and easy to use, but the Red Dot Sight is a solid choice nonetheless, granting better vision through the muzzle flash and a better all-round view on target.

In Hardcore, the Vector requires Stopping Power to be able to get a one-shot kill at close range, but the low recoil and monstrous rate of fire make it so that the Vector is an extremely forgiving weapon to use. It is not recommended to use the Vector if reliable one-shot kills are of concern to the player, as even with Stopping Power, the Vector fails to obtain a one-shot kill at long ranges.

Using Akimbo with Rapid Fire and Steady Aim gives the player an extremely powerful close-quarter weapon outclassing the G18 with Akimbo, with a combined rate of fire capable of killing faster than a shotgun. However, this eats through ammo faster than any other weapon in Modern Warfare 2, due to the monstrous 2600 RPM. Due to the lack of Scavenger, the player can only achieve extra ammunition through picking up another Vector's ammo off of the ground.

Weapon AttachmentsEdit

GalleryEdit

For attachment images, see Vector/Attachments.
For attachment images, see Vector/Camouflage.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3Edit

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The Vector was seen in some early trailers of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. Also, the Vector's textures as well as menu icon can be found in the game files.

At the start of the DLC mission "Special Delivery", several construction workers can be seen evading to the right, shooting with the Vector. Once killed, the Vector will not be dropped, but instead disappear.

Call of Duty: Black Ops IIEdit

Vector K10 Menu Icon BOII
Vector K10
Damage

33-18 (MP)

Weapon Class

Submachine Gun

Magazine Size

36 rounds (48 w/ Extended Clip)

Unlocked at

Completing Odysseus (SP)
Level 16 (MP)

Starting Ammunition

36+216 (SP), 36+108 (MP)

Maximum Ammunition

36+468 (SP), 36+288 (MP)

Reload Time

2 normal, 2.61 empty

Rate of Fire

Automatic: 750 RPM (SP), 937 RPM (MP)
Select Fire: 1250 RPM per burst and overall (SP & MP)

Range (explanation)

Vector K10 Range BOII

Recoil

Medium-Low
Very Low (Select Fire)

Fire Mode

Automatic (Standard)
2-Round Burst (Select Fire)

HUD icon

Vector Pick-Up Icon BOII

"Fully automatic submachine gun. Contains recoil mitigation technology."
— Description.

The Vector returns in Call of Duty: Black Ops II as the Vector K10. It is very similar to the Vector from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 as it shares the same animations and uses a similar model, the only notable differences are the Vector K10 now holds 36 rounds rather than its original 30 and the foregrip is now missing without the specific attachment, whereas in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 it was attached by default.

MultiplayerEdit

The Vector K10 is unlocked at Level 16, making it the third submachine gun to be unlocked. The Vector K10 is a very balanced submachine gun, potent at close quarters combat but suffering outside of close quarters due to its poor range and damage. Its damage is lower than the PDW-57 or the MSMC, so shot placement is key in order to compensate for its longer time to kill. It is tied with the Chicom CQB for the lowest recoil of any submachine gun with a rate of fire above 937 RPM by default. However if the Rapid Fire attachment is used, the rate of fire is raised to 1420 RPM.

The recoil is relatively manageable and dependably controllable at close ranges. Despite this, the vertical recoil makes landing the required number of shots to kill at longer ranges more difficult, although the high center speed allows the Vector K10 to remain usable when burst fired. Since the Vector K10 already has low damage, equipping a Suppressor has lesser effect on its time to kill than it would on higher damage guns. It does possess the quickest reload-cancel time, although the difference is not significant when compared to others of its class. In conclusion, the Vector K10 has decent stats in almost all categories, but few that topple its peers. It is very comparable to the MP7, only with a lower recoil pattern, slightly less range, and different iron sights. As such, use of this weapon will likely come down to which recoil pattern or iron sights the user prefers.

The Vector K10 gains an unusual benefit from Select Fire, not only does the attachment turn the Vector K10 into a two-round burst submachine gun, but it also boosts the Vector K10's rate of fire to 1250 RPM and lowers the recoil significantly. While this can put a player at a disadvantage at close range due to the need to manually tap the trigger, it also allows the player to eliminate enemies at surprising ranges with greater accuracy and a faster time to kill than normal due to the rate of fire boost that the Vector K10 gains.

AttachmentsEdit

GalleryEdit

For camouflage images, see Vector/Camouflage.
For attachment images, see Vector/Attachments.

Call of Duty OnlineEdit

Vector menu icon CoDO
Vector
Damage

33-18

Weapon Class

Submachine Gun

Magazine Size

36 rounds

Starting Ammunition

36+108

Maximum Ammunition

36+252

Rate of Fire

938 RPM

Fire Mode

Automatic

The Vector appears in Call of Duty Online.

AttachmentsEdit

GalleryEdit

Call of Duty: Strike TeamEdit

The Vector K10 returns as an unlockable weapon in Call of Duty: Strike Team.

Call of Duty: GhostsEdit

Vector CRB Menu Icon CoDG
Vector CRB
Damage

45-20 (MP)

Damage Multipliers

x1.15 Head

Weapon Class

Submachine Gun

Magazine Size

Standard:
· 30 rounds (SP & Extinction)
· 32 rounds (MP)
Extended Mags:
· 48 (MP), 45 (Extinction)

Starting Ammunition

30+180 (SP)
32+64 (MP)
30+120 (Extinction)

Maximum Ammunition

30+210 (SP)
32+192 (MP)
30+300 (Extinction)

Rate of Fire

759 RPM (893 RPM w/ Rapid Fire)

Range (explanation)

Vector CRB range CoDG

Recoil

Low

Penetration

Medium

Fire Mode

Automatic

Used by

Ghosts, Federation

Cost (Extinction)$1500
Squad Points7
Console codename(s)

KRISS_V

"Fully automatic. .45 ACP rounds provide highest damage in its class with increased wall penetration."
— Description.

The Vector reappears in Ghosts under the name Vector CRB, although in game files it is referred to simply as KRISS V. It has a black finish rather than the tan finish seen in the previous games. it also fires a lot slower than it did before, but now has higher penetration, damage, and range to compensate. it also has different iron sights. The player starts out with a Vector CRB in "Federation Day" and "Severed Ties".

MultiplayerEdit

The Vector CRB plays similarly to an assault rifle in most cases, as it is much more competitive at medium ranges than most other weapons in its class. It has the longest three-shot kill range of any submachine gun, and is only beat out in long range damage by the MTAR-X, although the Vector CRB has arguably less recoil at long distances. Overall, it behaves very much like the UMP45 from Modern Warfare 3; they have the same rate of fire at 759 RPM, identical magazine sizes at 32, and the increased wall penetration of an assault rifle.

It can be used in a number of roles depending on what attachments and perks are chosen to accompany it. Rapid Fire and Deadeye make the Vector CRB very dangerous in close quarters. Rapid Fire will decrease its time to kill, and its increased damage makes Deadeye very useful in that only one out of two hits needs to deal damage to attain a two shot kill. Alternatively, its longer range and relatively low recoil make it a potent weapon at medium distances where other SMGs might falter. Muzzle Brake can be used to extend this range even further, while an optic at long distances is useful as the iron sights may be obstructive. A Silencer can turn it into a good close-medium range suppression weapon, however, this will severely cut down on the three-shot kill range, which is a coveted stat on the Vector CRB.

The Vector is a versatile weapon that, although not as capable as other SMGs in close range, can compete against assault rifles up to medium and, under the right circumstances, even long range.

The Vector was buffed on the April 3rd patch, along with most other SMGs, to make it a more competitive weapon. It received a 25% increase in its minimum damage range, meaning that its damage will not drop off as quickly as it did pre-patch. This makes it a more viable weapon at medium to longer ranges. It is no longer a low-damage, high rate of fire weapon from MW2 or Black Ops 2 but more so a higher damage, lower rate of fire weapon that the real life Vector is.

ExtinctionEdit

The Vector CRB also appears in Extinction, in Point of Contact and Nightfall for $1500. In Point of Contact, it is on the side of the road in the motel area. In Nightfall, it is at the top of the stairs near the communications tower and  leaning against a shipping container in the compound area. It has an acceptable magazine capacity, but not a very high one, being at 30. The only thing about it that may be more useful than the other guns is its faster handling: faster movement speed when aiming down the sights, faster sprint, faster normal movement speed and faster reload speed.

AttachmentsEdit

SightsEdit

BarrelEdit

Under BarrelEdit

ModEdit

GalleryEdit

For attachment images, see Vector/Attachments.

TriviaEdit

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2Edit

  • The words "Infinity Ward, Encino CA" are etched into the back of the weapon.
  • The orange color in Fall Camouflage for the Vector is slightly darker because the light grey in the texture files is slightly darker.
  • The player's hand model goes through the Vector's magazine housing. While this error cannot be seen normally, it can clearly be seen while reloading and spinning to the left with a high sensitivity.
  • In the Act III mission "Just Like Old Times", the player starts the mission with a Vector sporting a unique black finish instead of the default tan.

Call of Duty: Black Ops IIEdit

  • On the side of the gun, it is possible to see ".45 ACP" written.
  • On the back side of the magazine, there is an engraving exactly the same as the back of the MPL; the two M's on two sides of a cube. Also, there is writing that says ".45" on the top of the magazine.

Call of Duty: GhostsEdit

  • It has an unusable flashlight above the barrel.
  • Right behind the flashlight, it says: "SMG .45 ACP."
  • It now features an angled grip in front of the magazine well.
  • The rear sight is not folded down if optical attachments are used.

ReferencesEdit

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