When you think of old-school Call of Duty, the first thing that comes to many people’s minds are the killstreaks. Raining down from above in an AC-130 or Chopper Gunner made the Call of Duty experience stand out from other FPS titles. Yet in recent years, this experience has diminished due to developers not wanting overpowered streaks in the game. Lackluster scorestreaks were prominent in nearly every game since COD: Ghosts.
While it’s still early, it looks like Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is out to change this. Shown in the gameplay reveal, killstreaks look to be back and more dominant than ever.
Although we are a few months away from launch, this list seems to be pretty set. There are 17 killstreaks in total, and the max amount of kills needed to get the highest streak is 15, a decrease from in previous years. These streaks can be equipped in the Create-A-Class menu like in previous titles.
It’s also important to note that in Modern Warfare, there are killstreaks instead of scorestreaks. This means that securing a Domination flag will no longer count towards your killstreak; only gun kills count towards your next streak.
Here is the full list for the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare killstreaks:
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If you are an old-school Call of Duty fan, these killstreaks are right up your alley. Nearly all of these killstreaks have appeared in a previous Call of Duty and were well-received in their respective games.
The streaks that really catch the eye are the OG killstreaks from the old Modern Warfares. The Chopper Gunner, Pavelow, AC-130, Predator Missile, and the Nuke are all returning.
However, there is no official word on what the Nuke will do or how many kills it takes to earn it. Just know that it’s there and is available to every player to earn like the Modern Warfare 3 M.O.A.B.
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Joey Carr is a University of North Georgia Journalism graduate. He has 5+ years of experience covering esports and traditional sporting events, including Dreamhack Atlanta, Call of Duty Championships 2017, and Super Bowl 53.