Tippmann 98 Custom Platinum Paintball Marker Review

The Tippmann 98 Custom has been around since 1998, and it has been reborn in so many different models and versions.

It is this versatility that has given the 98 custom a permanent residency almost, in the popular paintball markers list.


The current version is the Tippmann 98 Custom Platinum, and there are different versions in the Platinum range too.

No matter which Tippmann 98 Custom model you decide to buy, you can always have faith in their designs and overall build quality.

They are incredibly durable and reliable paintball guns and not only will you get a lot of enjoyment out of using one, but you will also get a lot of use out of it too.

The fact that this marker is so easy to use is also another very alluring factor about it.

With the 98 Custom Platinum being so versatile you have many accessory and upgrade options available to you.

So not only can you tailor the setup to match the kind of games you play, but you can also upgrade when you feel you need the extra performance that some of the upgrades can bring.

Things like the e-trigger kit, the cyclone feed system, flat-line barrel, and the response trigger are all possible upgrades that you can use to improve the all-round performance.

Key features of the Tippmann 98 Custom Platinum

Anti-Chop technology (ACT)


One of the first things that was added to the new Platinum range of the 98 Custom was Anti-Chop Technology (ACT).

What this does is to minimize any paint ball breakage, thus keeping your 98 Custom Platinum marker performing to its optimal level at all times, as well as saving you a messy clean-up job.

It also keeps your marker firing consistently, without any chops interrupting your firing sequence.

You can find ACT on several of the Platinum range markers now, it is a standard feature of this latest in the 98 Custom range.

The extra reliability it provides to an already reliable marker is typical of the high-quality end product that Tippmann always strives for.

This is why the Tippmann 98 Custom Platinum is one of the most popular entry-level markers on the market, and why so many operators use it as their marker-of-choice for their rental gear.

Easy Modification

Another reason why the 98 Custom Platinum is so popular is the ease at which it can be modified.

The thought process behind this marker has always been customization, hence the name it was given.

Not only is it possible to customize the 98 Custom, but it is very easy too.

You can modify the marker to suit your game, so whether you want a close quarter setup, or a sniper setup, you can do this effectively with the Tippmann 98 Custom Platinum.


To be able to do this you will need accessories, so Tippmann has made a wide variety of accessories available.

So if you wanted you would never have to buy another marker, as you can modify your Tippmann 98 Custom Platinum into pretty much any setup you like, depending on the game you are playing.

Different models of the Tippmann 98 Custom Platinum

So we’ve talked briefly about the Tippmann 98 Custom Platinum range and the fact that you can purchase different markers within this range.

So let’s take a closer look at some of the different models available:

Tippmann 98 Custom Ultra Basic Platinum


If you want the 98 Custom in its basic form, then this is it.

The Ultra Basic Platinum offers the main body and is the ideal gun for the beginner to intermediate player.

The user-friendly design of the Ultra Basic Platinum, as well as the rest of the 98 Custom Platinum designs, is such an attractive aspect of this marker.

Most beginners do not want to worry about a technical setup process, so the ability to be able to use this right out of the box without much adjustment or setup required is very appealing.

The Tippmann 98 Custom Paintball Gun – Ultra Basic Platinum is a durable marker that can withstand all kinds of conditions.

The reliability you get with this paintball gun will ensure you get a lot of use out of it.

The Ultra Basic design is open to many different modifications if and when you want to customize it.

So if you just need a good quality marker to begin with, and no additional extras then this is a great choice.

Tippmann 98 Custom Platinum Sniper Package

If you need a sniper setup, then theTippmann 98 Custom Platinum Sniper Package is a great choice.


Playing sniper in a paintball game can be a lot of fun; lying in wait with your sights set on the opposition ready to hit them with an unexpected shot.

Using the 98 Custom Platinum body, the marker has a 20” tactical barrel fitted to it to give you the accuracy over the distance you need for a typical sniper shot.

The custom stock used on this sniper package has 6 stops, so you can align it perfectly to suit your size.

This will give you a comfortable shooting position for optimal accuracy.

The marker also uses the CORE deadbox sight, which helps you line your shot up perfectly.

It also provides a red dot to sight in on your target. The Tippmann 98 Custom Platinum Sniper Package is a really good setup, and the reliability and accuracy it provides ensure you are getting a great paintball gun at a very good price.

Tippmann 98 Custom Platinum Rifleman


The 98 Custom Platinum Rifleman is another very popular marker from Tippmann and is regularly used by one of two members in a team on the field.

It can be used for general scenario usage, and the marker has room for further upgrades down the line if this is what you want also.

Using the same 98 Custom Platinum body, you get the high quality and reliability you need out on the field.

The Rifleman comes with a 14” tactical barrel, which promotes increased accuracy and stability.

The collapsible stock will give you the positioning you need to get the best shots off in quick succession.

You can move the stock to get the perfect fit for you.

The Tippmann 98 Custom Platinum Rifleman is seen on most paintball fields these days, as it is just a very solid and reliable marker.

Tippmann 98 Custom ACT Platinum Semiauto

The 98 Custom ACT Platinum Semiauto is probably Tippmann’s flagship marker, and its all-round quality really typifies the high standards that Tippmann sets for itself and for others to try and reach also.

This semi-auto marker just feels comfortable when being held, so no matter what the weather is, you can feel confident that you have ultimate control over the gun.

This marker comes with ACT (Anti-Chop Technology), so you do not have to worry about losing your firing momentum, and having any paintballs rupture inside the hopper or feed system.

All in all, the Tippmann 98 Custom ACT Platinum Semi-auto is a great paintball gun, and if you are unsure what you should get, this is certainly a marker that will please most avid players.


Try out a Tippmann 98 Custom Platinum for yourself

Choose any of these Tippmann 98 Custom Platinum markers and you know you will have yourself a paintball gun that will provide you with reliability, accuracy, ease-of-use, and durability.

These are all trademarks of Tippmann markers, and they have continued to provide great quality since the first Custom 98 was introduced in 1998.


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