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Killstreaks Return In Call of Duty: Modern Warfare

It’s been a while since the classic killstreak mechanic was used in online Call of Duty Multiplayer matches. But that’s all set to change with this year’s release, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, which takes inspiration from its namesake that started the trend in the first place.

Infinity Ward took to Twitter to inform us that a full multiplayer reveal is coming in a couple of days, August 1st. And that the mode will once again make use of killstreaks. Something that the original Modern Warfare introduced.

Now, for anyone who is not aware, a killstreak refers to a string of kills you achieve without dying yourself. These tallies are then traded in for additional items or tactical upper hands, which are unlocked by your achievement.

Similarly, in recent years, these have been christened scorestreaks. They are almost identical to killstreaks, though they allow you to accumulate points for both successively taking out the enemy and completing set objectives; it is utilised to keep you focussed and on track.

Prior to the match taking place, you are offered a selection of reward choices (think weapons, vehicles and attributes). Then, on achieving the complementary streak, these become unlocked and can help you turn the tide on your enemy. Conversely, your opponent is also playing for the same advantage – making it an interesting mechanic, tactically.

The developer also took the opportunity to reveal three new killstreaks that are destined for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. These include a top-heavy Infantry Assault Vehicle, toxic fumes via White Phosphorus, and a suit-gun combo in Juggernaut.

Are you trigger happy to see the return of killstreaks? Or do you prefer to go all gung ho in search of scores? Complete a letterStreak below and leave us a comment.

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