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VSS Vintorez

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Overview
Weapon Type Primary Weapon
Weapon Class Designated Marksman Rifle
Rank Prerequisites Rank 46
Damage 55 -> 40
Range 60 max -> 120 min
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Accuracy

   

Hip Accuracy

   

Sight Accuracy

   

Magazine Size 10, 11 with round in chamber
Ammo Reserve 100
Fire Modes Semi & Auto
Rate of Fire 700 RPM
Advanced
WEAPON BALLISTICS

TTK (Time to Kill) 0.00 s
Head & Body Multiplier
Hitbox
per bullet/pellet
Range
Max (60 studs) Min (120 studs)
(x2.2) Head 121 88
(x1.4) Torso 77 56
(x1) Arms and Legs 55 40
Red color signifies a fatal hit. And all damage value in-game are rounded down. (e.g. 99.99 is counted as 99).
Suppressed Stats
Suppressor/Bullet Attachment Suppressed Damage Suppressed Range
Armor Piercing 55 -> 33.33333 60 max -> 0 min
Muzzle Velocity 1500 studs/s
Penetration Depth 1.5 studs
Suppression 0.4

ACCURACY 38

Hipfire Camera Recovery Speed 19
Sight Camera Recovery Speed 18
Weapon Recovery Speed 16
Weapon Recoil Damping 0.75

HIP ACCURACY 32

Min Camera Kick (3.40, -0.50, -0.21)
Max Camera Kick (3.90, 0.50, 0.20)
Min Recoil Displacement (-0.50, 0.60, 8.19)
Max Recoil Displacement (0.80, 1.10, 9.80)
Min Recoil Rotation (-0.41, 0.30, -0.50)
Max Recoil Rotation (1.29, 1.20, 0.50)
Hipfire Spread Factor 0.14
Hipfire Recovery Speed 9
Hipfire Spread Damping 0.85

SIGHT ACCURACY 14

Min Camera Kick (1.39, -1.40, -0.50)
Max Camera Kick (2.00, 0.80, 0.50)
Min Recoil Displacement (-0.11, 0.30, 6.19)
Weapon Shot Displacement (0.10, 0.69, 8.80)
Min Recoil Rotation (0.20, 0.07, -0.31)
Max Recoil Rotation (0.60, 0.20, 0.30)
Sight Magnification 2.5x

WEAPON HANDLING

Reload Time 2.3 seconds
Empty Reload Time 3.1 seconds
Equip Speed 14
Aiming Speed 15
Crosshair Size 30
Crosshair Spread Rate 350
Crosshair Recover Rate 20

MISCELLANEOUS

Weapon Walk Speed 14 stud/s
Aiming Walk Speed 8.4 stud/s
Ammo Type 9x39mm WP
Round in Chamber One
Shot Suppression Range None


List of Attachments


Optics Kills Required
PSO-1 Scope 0 Kills
Comp Aimpoint 130 Kills
Coyote Sight 380 Kills
EOTech 552 85 Kills
EOTech XPS2 55 Kills
Kobra Sight 320 Kills
M145 185 Kills
MARS 70 Kills
PK-A 165 Kills
PKA-S 225 Kills
Reflex Sight 285 Kills
VCOG 6x Scope 455 Kills
Z-Point 10 Kills
ACOG Scope 430 Kills


Underbarrel Kills Required
Angled Grip 115 Kills
Vertical Grip 45 Kills
Folding Grip 265 Kills
Stubby Grip 355 Kills
Laser 75 Kills


Barrel Kills Required


Other Attachments Kills Required
Green Laser 110 Kills
Canted Delta Sight 405 Kills
Laser 20 Kills
Canted Iron Sights 310 Kills
Ballistics Tracker 1500 Kills
Armor Piercing 1000 Kills


The VSS Vintorez is a Russian Integrally Suppressed Designated Marksman Rifle. It is unlocked at Rank 46 or can be purchased with Credits (CR).

History

The VSS Vintorez (Russian: Винтовка Снайперская Специальная, Vintovka Snayperskaya Spetsialnaya which stands for "Special Sniper Rifle". Vintorez, "thread cutter" in Russian) is a Russian integrally suppressed sniper rifle. It uses the subsonic 9x39mm round, the same round used in the AS Val. The VSS Vintorez is derived from the AS Val. Both are very similar in function and mostly differ on the outside. The VSS Vintorez is fitted with a Dragunov wooden stock and a PSO-1 telescopic sight.

Design on the VSS Vintorez dates back in the 1980s when TSNIITochMash (Central Institute for Precision Machine Building) began designing an integrally suppressed rifle to replace the AS Val, suppressed AK-74s and AKMs in service with Soviet special forces groups such as the Spetsnaz. With both weapons, the design team introduced the new subsonic 9x39mm round. The larger and heavier 9x39mm round would provide greater stopping power and better penetration at subsonic velocities than those used in other rifles. [1].

While the VSS is normally fed from a 10-round magazine, it can also use 20- or 30-round magazines used by the AS VAL and the SR-3M. Due to the VSS Vintorez having the same internal mechanisms as the AS VAL, it is capable of automatic fire, but it is usually used on semi-automatic for its role in providing long-range fire.[2]

In-Game

General Information

The VSS Vintorez is similar to the Dragunov SVU in terms of magazine size, only possessing 10 rounds in the magazine, with one in the chamber. While it has the highest Rate of Fire (RoF) of all DMRs at 700 RPM, it has relatively high camera kick and moderate recoil in comparison to other weapons in its class. With its permanently attached suppressor, this allows the user to stay undetected past 15 studs, facilitating stealthy play with this weapon. On the flip side, it also makes the VSS Vintorez have fairly low muzzle velocity compared to other DMRs. By default, this weapon is set to semi-automatic but it can also switch to fully automatic being the only DMR able to do so. It also has a x2.2 headshot multiplier, meaning that in close range engagements, the VSS is capable of achieving a 1-Shot-Kill (1SK) to the head.

It also can equip the PSO-1 scope by default to replace its iron sights. 

Usage & Tactics

The VSS Vintorez's unique ability to fire in full-auto provides more flexibility and versatility in combat, as it lets the VSS perform well at longer ranges, but also makes it viable in Close-Quarters-Combat (CQC). It allows users to place controlled shots whilst managing the higher recoil in semi-auto at longer distances or spray in full auto up close. The weapon can remain effective out to medium-long range in semi-auto, although this is at the end of the VSS's effective range. The weapon is suited more to medium ranges, as the slower muzzle velocity and consequently high amount of bullet drop mean engaging at extreme ranges the VSS becomes less potent compared to other DMRs. However, this problem is somewhat mitigated with its PSO-1 scope, which has a good zoom and helps with bullet drop compensation if the user knows how to use it. 

Despite being less effective at longer ranges, it can still be used generally at most distances. The VSS is a worthwhile option providing a versatile rifle for players who can adapt to multiple playstyles, even on the move. It excels in engagements at medium ranges but can perform quite well in CQC. Even at a close range, the weapon's devastatingly high damage combined with its high RoF allows the player to compete against even PDW users, especially with full-auto. Its Time-To-Kill (TTK) rivals that of the AN-94's burst fire mode. 

When switched to full-auto, the weapon's handling changes dramatically, essentially changing the playstyle of the weapon. Due to the weapon's high recoil, burst fire is rather ineffective. It becomes mainly restricted to close range in full-auto as the high recoil in full-auto will offset the player's aim.

With the VSS's 2-Shot-Kill (2SK) up close, tight hip spread and high RoF, it becomes one of the most effective close-quarters weapons in the game. Combined with its integral suppressor, the VSS is silent and deadly up close. However, its low magazine capacity hinders the player's ability to engage multiple opponents at once, putting the player at a high risk of being killed while reloading. Because of this, it is best to engage in one on one gunfights.

Conclusion

In short, the VSS Vintorez is a unique, versatile DMR with the ability to adapt to multiple situations. Boasting high damage, an integral suppressor and fully automatic fire with the highest RoF in its class, it is very much a capable CQC weapon but also can perform well at medium ranges due to its good range. However, it suffers from slow muzzle velocity compared to other DMRs and a very small magazine size, affecting the close and long range performance of the weapon. Yet, it is still capable of being a mid-range DMR due to its starter PSO-1 scope and 3Sk at long range. 

Pros & Cons

Pros:

  • Very fast RoF - Fastest RoF in-class.
  • Only DMR capable of fully automatic fire.
  • High damage, 2SK in CQC.
  • Integral suppressor.
  • High mobility and tight hip spread.
  • Fastest automatic non-1SK TTK in the game (to non-multiplier influenced areas).
  • Capable of a 1SK in Close Quarters to the head.
  • Average recoil. 

Cons:

  • Low magazine capacity. (10+1)
  • High bullet drop hinders long-range performance. 
  • Lowest bullet velocity of any DMR. 
  • Obstructive Ironsights.
  • High camera recoil when in full auto.
  • Cannot attach barrel attachments.

Trivia

  • For a while, it was the only rifle with a 1.8x headshot multiplier in Phantom Forces.
  • In Alpha, the VSS Vintorez had a PSO-1-like scope as its default optic, similar to the Dragunov. However, it now has the AS VAL's iron sights by default. The PSO-1 scope is now an attachable optic.
  • Before the Vector, MAC-10, and M231 were added, the VSS had the highest DPS in the game.
  • The VSS Vintorez has the second fastest full auto time-to-kill in the game.
  • In Beta, the color of the VSS' shoulder stock was similar to the AK-47. Now the shoulder stock is more red, like the AK74's or AKM's shoulder stock color.

References

  1. http://modernfirearms.net/sniper/sniper-rifles/rus/vss-e.html
  2. wikipedia:VSS Vintorez
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