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Killstreaks play an important role in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, and this guide will help players master this mechanic.


Killstreaks have a long history in the Call of Duty franchise, and they returned once more in Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2. While it can be quite difficult to earn a killstreak, they are extremely powerful and it is important for players to gain a basic understanding of how they work. This guide is here to help you in that endeavor by providing general details about killstreaks in Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 as well as a full list of them.


Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 – Killstreaks Guide

Players have two ways to earn a killstreak in Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2. The first is to reach the number of kills designated by the killstreak without dying, and the second is to reach its designated score. Players can toggle between these options by enabling or disabling scorestreaks, which appear below killstreaks in the killstreaks menu, and the best one to select will depend on their preferred playstyle.

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About the killstreaks menu, that’s where Call of Duty players can equip their three killstreaks before starting their matches. The number of kills and score required to earn each of the killstreaks can also be viewed in this menu, and fans should consider these requirements when gearing up. For the sake of clarity, here is a complete list of killstreaks in modern warfare 2and their kill and score requirements have been noted:

Killstreak The description Kill Score
UAVs UAV scout ship that reveals enemy locations on the minimap. 4 500
Drone Bomb A remote-controlled drone with a C4 payload attached. 4 500
Against UAVs A drone that scrambles all enemy minimaps. Has limited range for larger maps. 5 625
cluster mine Throw a device that launches a cluster of smaller mines into the immediate area. 5 625
Care package Call in a random killstreak care package to your location. 5 625
Precision Airstrike Call on twin jets for precision striking along the best trajectory available. 6 750
cruise missile Control a long range cruise missile with boost abilities. 6 750
Mortar blow Signal multiple waves of mortars to attack a location. 6 750
Machine gun Automated turret that searches for nearby enemies and fires incendiary shells. seven 875
SAE Call in a trio of jets to release aerial explosives at specified targets. seven 875
Jet VTOL Drop a pair of Precision Bombs before backtracking and guarding a location of the player’s choice. 8 1,000
Overwatch Hello An escort helicopter that will monitor your position and ping nearby enemy locations before engaging them. 8 1,000
Wheelson-HS Remotely operated amphibious vehicle, with automatic sentry capabilities. 8 1,000
stealth bomber Call in a bomber who releases a large line of explosives in its path. ten 1,250
Chopper Gunner Control an assault helicopter armed with a turret and air-to-ground missiles. ten 1,250
emergency parachute drop Call three random killstreak care packages to your location. ten 1,250
Gunboat A heavy gunship equipped with a laser-tracking missile, as well as standard 40mm and 25mm guns. 12 1,500
Advanced UAV An untargetable orbital UAV that reveals enemy direction on the minimap in real time. 12 1,500
mastodon Juggernaut assault gear delivered by care package. The minigun will drop when the Juggernaut dies. 15 1,875

For players looking for recommendations on what killstreaks to equip, UAV, Bomb Drone, Care Package, Precision Airstrike, and Chopper Gunner are all considered very powerful. Call of DutyThe Juggernaut is also extremely powerful, although its kill and score requirements can make it quite difficult to gain consistently. Ultimately, fans should plan to hang out with all of the killstreaks to determine their favorites.

Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 will launch on October 28 on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S.

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