Killstreaks are earned by getting multiple kills without dying in a game, and upon death, progress towards earning Killstreaks is reset. This rewards skilled players with the opportunity to turn the tide of a battle if used wisely.
While some Killstreaks are easier to earn than others, the rewards that require a bit more effort to earn are the most devastating weapons the game has to offer.
Here is a full list of the killstreaks in Modern Warfare 2019:
– Personal Radar (3 kills) – Escort drone that enables the radar for the owner and pings nearby enemies.
– Shield Turret (3 kills) – A manual shielded turret that can be deployed on most surfaces
– Counter UAV (4 kills) – A drone that constantly emits a scrambling signal, disabling enemy mini-maps and incrementally disrupting their senses the closer they get to it.
– UAV (4 kills) – UAV recon ship that enables the mini-map for all allies and reveals enemy locations.
– Care Package (4 kills) – Call in a random killstreak care package to your location.
– Cluster Strike (5 kills) – Signal for a number of cluster mortars to hit the chosen target.
– Cruise Missile (5 kills) – Control a long-range cruise missile with boost capabilities.
– Precision Airstrike (5 kills) – Call in twin jets for a precision strike along the best available path.
– Wheelson (7 kills) – Remote controlled UGV with a powerful airburst turret.
– Infantry Assault Vehicle (7 kills) – A manned light infantry vehicle with a .50 cal machine gun on the top.
– Sentry Gun (7 kills) – Automated turret that scans for nearby enemies
– Emergency Airdrop (8 kills) – Call in 3 random killstreak care packages to your location.
– VTOL Jet (8 kills) – Releases an initial missile barrage before guarding the location of the player’s choice.
– Chopper Gunner (10 kills) – Control an assault chopper armed with a turret and air to land missiles.
– White Phosphorus (10 kills) – Cover the battlefield with white smoke incendiary canisters that will weaken the enemy and burns anyone that wanders too close.
– Support Helo (11 kills) – Call in heavy assault help with twin turrets to patrol the map.
– Gunship (12 kills) – A heavy assault gunship with three types of armaments.
– Advanced UAV (12 kills) – Orbital UAV that reveals the enemy’s direction on the mini-map.
– Juggernaut (15 kills) – Call in a care package that contains the Juggernaut assault gear. The minigun will drop when the Juggernaut dies.
– Nuke (30 kills) – Call in a game-ending nuke. (does not need to be equipped).
Let’s dive into the killstreak rewards in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.
An escort drone that follows the user and reveals enemies around them in real-time for the user themselves to ping their location on their teammates’ mini-map. One of the easiest Killstreaks to earn. Upon activation, the top left corner of the HUD will have a mini-map where friendly players will appear as triangles and enemies as red dots. While it’s a great Killstreak for reconnaissance, be advised that it’s a fragile drone that hovers over its user, so it may alert enemies to its owner’s position.
The Shield Turret is a deployable .50 cal machine gun capable of inflicting a high of damage that must be deployed on flat, horizontal, and unobstructed surfaces before it can be used. The Shield Turret lasts for a limited time or until it runs out of ammunition. It can also be destroyed.
The Shield Turret can be repositioned by holding the use button when near it, and is shown on all players’ radar, blue for friendly and red for enemy.
Jam the enemy’s technology with this drone that constantly emits a scrambling signal. After placing it over a specific area of the map, any enemy within its range will have their mini-maps disabled and, as they draw closer to the center of the affected area, have parts of their HUD incrementally disrupted. As the name suggests, this Killstreak is a great counter to any UAV-like drones that provide visual intel.
While the Personal Radar gives reconnaissance only to you, the slightly harder to earn UAV gives your entire team access to their mini-maps and periodically reveals enemy locations. A Killstreak that immediately goes into effect upon activation, this recon ship flies around and scans the environment in short sweeps, picking up the locations of all enemies outside of those using the Ghost perk.
Upon activation of this Killstreak, you will be able to throw a Care Package Marker on the ground, which will serve as the drop point for an airship overhead to send down a Care Package. Once it lands, you’ll be able to interact with it to receive what’s inside, or if you are feeling generous, you can allow a teammate to raid it instead. The Care Package has weighted odds towards less valuable Killstreaks – i.e., the Personal Radar and UAV – but it’s totally possible to find an Advanced UAV, Gunship, or even a Juggernaut suit in a package.
A few words of warning with the Care Package: it can crush you or an enemy, the Care Package could land out of reach if the Marker is thrown out of bounds or under a building, and enemies can steal your package if you are not careful.
After marking a target within the user’s direct line of sight with a laser, a barrage of six cluster mortar shells will strike the target after a short delay. Each shell inflicts a high amount of damage covering a wide radius.
An arcing white trail can be seen across the sky when a Cluster Strike is firing, and will also be shown on all players’ radar, blue for friendly and red for enemy. The target is also marked on friendly HUD.
Designate a mortar strike by pointing a handheld laser at any position within your line of sight. After aiming the laser towards an area and pressing fire, several artillery shells will pepper a circular zone in an explosive barrage.
It allows the player to control the namesake that is deployed mid-air and gradually approaches the map, which can be boosted to accelerate its arrival, similar to Predator Missiles and Missile Strikes from past games. Call in a long-range missile to deal death from above. By activating this Killstreak, your Operator will launch a Cruise Missile via a tablet and release it from its airframe. Once it has been released over the map, you can steer it while it is airborne, as well as accelerate its fall with a built-in boost function.
Airstrikes cannot be called in while another airstrike is in progress, regardless if the Airstrike was called by their teammates or their enemies. Airstrikes will not damage or destroy helicopters. When the player calls in an airstrike, they must select the target area. The aircraft will fly in from the direction of the current spawn area of the player’s team and deploy explosives in a line. Once dropped, it becomes exceptionally hard to survive the airstrike.
Deploy and remotely control a UGV (Unmanned Ground Vehicle) from your position. The vehicle comes with a powerful airburst turret which fires punishing cannon rounds. You have steering, aiming, view-changing, firing, and other capabilities. The top speed of the machine is around 25kph. Be mindful of its fuel and health reserves as you use it to deliver mass casualties to enemy forces!
Infantry Assault Vehicle
Call in a light infantry tank, and after it lands on the field of battle, enter the entrance hatch, reach the driver’s seat, and begin to demolish the enemy! While maneuvering the tank, you should be mindful of the vehicle’s health reserves, and the limited time you have to utilize this Killstreak. You can accelerate, brake, steer, and fire the vehicle’s main cannon (with an independent turret to aim). Or, you can switch to the turret gunner’s position and lay waste to the opposition using the 50-caliber machine gun. Bring along a teammate to enjoy all the vehicle’s capabilities at once!
This vehicle is only available on larger maps, such as Grazna Raid. If this Killstreak is selected while playing a smaller map, it will be replaced with Wheelson.
What’s better than a Care Package? Three Care Packages!
The Emergency Airdrop drops a trio of Care Packages from a large carrier right near a thrown Care Package Marker. Act fast and be generous with your team to scoop up all the random Killstreaks inside these packages, lest they fall into the wrong hands.
Dispatch a fighter jet to a marked location via tablet with this mid-tier Killstreak that acts in two stages.
Upon initial deployment, this VTOL Jet will drop several missiles on the designated area as a first-strike attack. Following its initial missile barrage, it will turn back towards the area and hover over it to provide defensive support. Should you want the jet to defend another area, simply press the same button that activated the Killstreak over the new patrol zone, and it will move over to continue providing support.
Launch a Chopper Gunner to become a pilot and gunner that will bring plenty of offensive firepower against the opposition while it flies over the entire map.
While controlling the Chopper Gunner’s movement, fire away with its high-caliber Cannon Rounds and several Hydra Rockets, with the latter being capable of area-of-effect damage that even destroys ground-based Killstreaks. The built-in vision system on this chopper can switch into Thermal mode, which highlights enemies by their heat signatures in infrared light.
Cover a strip of the battlefield with a carpet bomb that releases white smoke flare canisters into a designated area. After positioning the strike via tablet and dispatching the carrier plane, a jet plane will fly over and drop White Phosphorus bombs in a straight line. Anyone who dares to traverse the affected area will become disoriented by the light of the white-hot flames, as well as get burned by the scorching heat should they draw closer to it.
Whistle to your comrades in the sky who are piloting a massive Support Helo with twin turrets. This helicopter is piloted by a friendly AI soldier who will circle around the entire map, searching for enemies. The copter contains two gunners who will fire at will towards any hostile force that appears on their radar. Don’t worry about having to direct your brothers and sisters in arms; just call them in and let them go to work.
This heavy assault Gunship comes with three types of ammunition: a massive 105mm cannon for pure area-of-effect damage, a mid-size 40mm gun for dealing damage to smaller areas, and a 25mm weapon to knock down individual targets. Use these weapons as your Gunship circles over the map. Should you need help finding enemy forces, there is a built-in Thermal sight that can detect heat signatures and be toggled on and off.
All the way from orbit, an Advanced Unmanned Aerial Vehicle will not only turn on the mini-map and reveal enemy locations for you and your allies but also show what direction those enemies are facing. This is the ultimate tool for battle reconnaissance, so naturally, it’s one of the hardest Killstreaks to earn. However, with great risk and work comes great reward, as this tool will reveal plenty of intel on the enemy forces for everyone on your squad.
Call in a care package that contains the Juggernaut assault gear. After dropping a smoke grenade, a crate falls from the sky with an ominous insignia on the side. Access the care package and don the Juggernaut suit. Your name is flagged accordingly, and you’re able to lay waste to the battlefield with a minigun while clad in this heavy armor, with more limited maneuverability. Naturally, the suit plays suitably raucous music, which you can toggle on or off while you’re mowing down the opposition.
It’s worth noting Modern Warfare’s tactical nuke works in much the same way here as it did in Modern Warfare 2. It ends the round no matter the score and results in a win for the team the player was on. But it now requires a whopping 30 consecutive kills, making it even harder to obtain. Oh, and kills gained via killstreaks do not count, so get practicing with your gun of choice.
Now, onto the action. After the player punches a nuclear code into a touchpad, the 10-second countdown alarm pops up at the top of the screen and, once it reaches zero, we see the warhead fall from the sky onto the map. Then there’s the explosion, a little mushroom cloud, and a rush of light and dust.
It is being planned to add camos to your killstreaks (this is not currently in the game but is planned).
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