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Published on September 25th, 2010 | by CodCom

The Differences In Killstreak Rewards Between Modern Warfare 2 & Black Ops



If there was one thing people complained a lot about in Modern Warfare 2, it would be the killstreak rewards. Some say they ruin the game, some say they enjoy having these special killstreaks. But whichever side of the fence you are on doesn’t matter, because Treyarch has made some [read: a fair few] adjustments to the killstreak rewards. Lets start with an overviews of the killstreaks.

Modern Warfare 2 Black Ops
3 UAV 3 Spy Plane
4 Care Package 3 RC-XD Explosive RC Car
4 Counter UAV 4 Counter Spy Plane
5 Sentry Gun 4 SAM Turret
5 Predator Missile 5 Care Package
6 Precision Airstrike 5 Napalm Strike
7 Harrier Strike 6 Sentry Gun
7 Attack Helicopter 6 Mortar Team
8 Emergency Airdrop 7 Attack Helicopter
9 Pave Low 7 Valkyrie Rockets
9 Stealth Bomber 8 Blackbird
11 Chopper Gunner 8 Rolling Thunder
11 AC-130 9 Chopper Gunner
15 EMP 11 Attack Dogs
25 Tactical Nuke 11 Gunship

Like Modern Warfare 2, Black Ops has 15 killstreak rewards. Lets point out some of the obvious adjustments. Starting with the killstreak rewards that have been removed.

  • The Predator Missile killstreak reward is no longer available
  • The Harrier Strike killstreak reward is no longer available
  • The Emergency Airdrop killstreak reward is no longer available
  • The Pave Low killstreak reward is no longer available
  • The AC-130 killstreak reward is  no longer available
  • The EMP killstreak reward is no longer available
  • The Tactical Nuke killstreak is no longer available

Now, lets see which killstreak rewards have been added in Black Ops

  • The RC-XD Explosive RC Car killstreak reward is now available
  • The SAM Turret killstreak reward is now available
  • The Mortar Team killstreak reward is now available
  • The Valkyrie Rockets killstreak reward is now available
  • The Blackbird killstreak reward is now available
  • The Attack Dogs killstreak reward is now available
  • The Gunship killstreak reward is now available

You might have noticed that seven killstreak rewards have been removed and seven have been added, but there are 15 rewards. So what happened to the other eight you ask? Well, they either got the same name, a different name  or got their name changed while having a killstreak reward which is very similar to the old one. Lets see what happened to the other nine killstreak rewards.

  • The UAV killstreak reward is now called Spy Plane
  • The Sentry Gun killstreak reward is still called the same
  • The Care Package killstreak reward is still called the same
  • The Counter UAV killstreak reward is now called Counter Spy Plane
  • The Precision Airstrike is now called Napalm Strike. This is not the exact same killstreak reward, but it is very similar.
  • The Attack Helicopter killstreak reward is still called the same
  • The Chopper Gunner  killstreak reward is still called Chopper Gunner. This is not the exact same killstreak reward, but it is very similar.
  • The Stealth Bomber killstreak reward is now called Rolling Thunder. This is not the exact same killstreak reward, but it is very similar.

There you have it. While some killstreak rewards have been removed, the same amount has been added. The biggest change is still the removal of the EMP and Tactical Nuke killstreak rewards, which have been replaced by rewards which require a lower kill count. All in all, I haven’t got much to complain about. What about you?

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