Killstreaks will make an appearance during Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’s premiere Thursday. Killstreaks haven’t been seen for a while in the long-running FPS. As the name suggests, this mechanic is about getting rewarded for kills. Rewarding for objective-based playing in Call of Duty was the norm for the most recent Call of Duty games. This allowed for players to get their “scorestreaks” due to them destroying enemy abilities, completing objectives, and helping allies. Call of Duty has been a series of fast-paced, arena shooter where you showcase your abilities by your killstreak. Killstreaks versus scorestreaks have been a topic of controversy with supporters on both sides. But, killstreaks are at the heart of Call of Duty.
Own the opposition – reap the rewards.
— Call of Duty (@CallofDuty) July 29, 2019
Currently, what has been announced for the killstreaks in Modern Warfare is three different rewards. The three killstreak rewards announced so far is the Juggernaut Assault Gear, the Infantry Assualt Vehicle, and White Phosphorus. The first one, Juggernaut Assault Gear, is a heavy tank version of a basic infantry soldier, much like with the heavy from Modern Warfare 3 survival mode played after the original story. The next killstreak is called the Infantry Assault Vehicle. The Assault Vehicle is said to be, “manned.” I believe with this they are suggesting the vehicle will offer a big vehicle mounted gun. Vehicles in the Call of Duty series have been very few. Black Ops 4 put in vehicles for their Blackout game mode but didn’t give much thought to including them in the multiplayer game mode. White Phosphorus is the third killstreak reward announced for Modern Warfare. White Phosphorus was seen in the Spec Ops: The Line game a few years back. This time around, the ability sounds to be a map-wide ability that can disorient other players for easy kills. As of right now there is not much confirmed with this ability.
Thursday is the day when the gameplay footage will be shown to the public. A lucky few have seen it already and there are opinions about it but let us know what you think about the premiere this Thursday! Is going back to killstreaks the right way for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare? Let us know down below in the comments!