Killstreaks have been a bit absent from the Call of Duty series, that is if we don’t count Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered, with those generally replaced with scorestreaks. It was kind of there in Call of Duty: WWII but there was only one option, and scorestreaks were more widely used. The difference between the two is that killstreaks built up based on the number of kills you get in a row without dying, whereas scorestreaks counted your total score in a life which included getting points from completing objectives in matches, as well as getting kills.
Now it has been confirmed that the new Call of Duty: Modern Warfare will be adopting the killstreak system.
Own the opposition – reap the rewards.
— Call of Duty (@CallofDuty) July 29, 2019
Three killstreak awards have been confirmed already in the Tweet. These include Juggernaut which allows players to equip the Juggernaut assault gear, an infantry assault vehicle which comes equipped with a .50 cal machine gun. The final award is white phosphorous which covers the map in white smoke and when enemies get too close it will deliver burn damage. That’s just the start as the full multiplayer release will take place on August 1st, which is this Thursday. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare seems to show that Activision is looking to cash in on some nostalgia because along with killstreaks there’s previously been confirmation of a Spec Ops mode.
Recently we also got information for the new 2v2 Gunfight mode. These are quickfire rounds in which players all start with the same loadouts, which change every two rounds, in very small spaces. Rounds will just last 40 seconds and overtime is only an extra 10 seconds in which a flag spawns to capture or kill the opposition. If after overtime there’s still no clear winner then the round will go to the team with the highest health unless that’s level which then means the round is a draw.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare will release on October 25th for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.