UPDATE: 10th January, 2010. This post was written before Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 hit the shelves. Whilst it turned out to be fairly close to the mark, there are some small inaccuracies. I will post a follow up to my new channel, YouTube.com/iKingOfHouse, early in February (I’m still awaiting delivery of my capture card!)
In the following list, kill streaks are broken down into three fairly self explanatory categories: lethal, support and specialist.
Lethal and support categories contain many kill streaks that will be familiar to anyone who has played recent Call of Duty titles however the specialist category is completely new and it will be interesting to see how these impact the game.
Intelligent Munition System (IMS) (Placeable landmines that cannot be stunned or flashed)
Little Bird Flock (Mini Helicopters that patrol the map)
Little Bird Guard (Big Helicopter that follows you around the map that oversees and protects you)
Reaper (Mortar team with 5 predator missiles)
Talon (Mini Tank robot)
Juggernaut (could be similar to attack dogs killstreak or could equip player with the juggernaut suit from Special Ops)
Osprey Gunner CP (Control a chopper gunner with the ability to drop care packages for team mates)
Ballistic duffel (air drop a Juggernaut perk for the whole team)
Care package trap (drops an explosive care package)
Sam Turret (shoots at enemy UAVs, Counter-UAVs and air support)
Remote UAV (target enemies with missiles – could be considered a lethal kill streak)
Advanced UAV (similar to Blackbird from Black Ops)
Remote turret (controllable sentry gun – again, could be considered a lethal kill streak)
Juggernaut Recon Armour (drops a care package containing the juggernaut suit)
Escorted Air Drop (similar to Osprey Gunner, without ability to control the helicopter)
The specialist kill streaks make an additional perk available to the player until their next death, granted at 2, 4 and 6 kills. It is currently unclear whether or not all three can be in use at the same time, which would theoretically give the player six active perks.
Sadly, the list doesn’t end here. I suspect I’m not the only person who was hoping Modern Warfare 3 wouldn’t include death streaks as they create scenarios in which you can die through no fault of your own.
While it looks like the most frustrating death streak has been removed, a close contender remains. There’s no sign of painkiller but martyrdom is back!
Juiced (similar to light weight perk)
Martyrom (drops live grenade upon death)
Final Stand (one last chance………… highly irritating)
Revenge (last person to kill you will show up on HUD until your next kill / you end your death streak)
Stopping power (expires after death streak ends)
Dead man’s hand (run around with live C4, which presumably detonates when killed)