The VSS Vintorez has the same name in real-life, which shoots the 9x39mm sub-sonic ammo (in-game version uses 9mm ammo) and used primarily for stealth operations. The VSS Vintorez shoots common 9mm ammo in both semi-automatic and fully automatic firing modes. It deals very low damage compared to other sniper rifles, but because of the integrated suppressor and the use of sub-sonic ammo, players cannot hear the gun being fired, nor can they hear the crack of the passing bullets, making it extremely difficult to detect when being fired on by this weapon. Because of the use of sub-sonic ammo, the weapon has a very low muzzle velocity at just under 300 m/s, compared to the Mini-14 at about 1000 m/s, making long distance shots and shots against moving targets difficult. Its maximum effective range is 400m with most efficient performance at 200m - users must still keep in mind that at this range, it will take an approximate two thirds of a second to travel to its target. While its bullets are subsonic and therefore have low velocity and high drop, the scope's rangefinder allows for precision shots as it has distance markings for both standing and crouching targets. Once the distance between the user and the target has been found, the scope's chevrons can then be used to compensate for bullet drop, with the marking at the center representing 100 meters, and the following markings increasing by 100m each. Despite the low damage and bullet velocity, the VSS is very useful in the end-game because of closer ranges, particularly with an extended mag, coupled with the most effective suppressor in the game, making detection very difficult even at close ranges.