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For my third Debate post I decided to compare two Killstreak Rewards, one of which is relatively new to the Modern Warfare multiplayer experience.

The two Killstreak rewards up for debate are the Harrier Strike, and the Attack Helicopter. First off, both of the Killstreaks require 7 consecutive kills (6 with Hardline equipped) in a row to be acquired by a player. However, once activated, they each have properties that are unique to themselves.

Attack Helicopter: The attack helicopter is a classic Reward that existed in previous Modern Warfare games. Once called, the Helicopter takes about 15 seconds to arrive, and last for about one minute on the map. In addition to this, the AH uses FMJ rounds on its targets and has the ability to return fire at players who are attempting to shoot it down. In terms of mobility, the Helicopter can fly around the entire map, making it harder to hit with lock-on missiles.

Harrier Strike: On the other hand, the Harrier has the perk of first attacking the map with an airstrike over the map and arriving 4 seconds after activation. Harriers only last for 45 seconds and once the jet arrives, it is confined only to the area of the map in which it was called to, making it an easy target to take down. The Harrier attack enemies with an undermounted turret that only shoots when it is facing its target, unlike AH that can attack in all directions. This makes avoiding a Harrier somewhat of a simple task.

When choosing either of these Killstreaks it really comes down to a matter of preference and maybe even the map that the match is being held on. Personally, I prefer the Harrier Strike over the Helicopter any day.

I know it’s been a while since my last Great Debate blog and apologize for that. Therefore today I decided to get back into the swings of things because I really enjoy my debate posts. For today I decided to have the Semtex Grenade face off against the classic Frag Grenade. In the first Modern Warfare, the only forms of grenade available to players were the Frag Grenade and my arch nemesis, the Noob Tube. However, in MW2 Infinity Ward has introduced the Semtex grenade, which I really do like.

The Frag Grenade as many of you may know has the ability to be “cooked” which many players find advantageous in the heat of battle. Because of this ability, Frags can be hurled into a crowded room and explode almost instantaneously as opposed to Semtex grenade which has a timed fuse and doesn’t activate until the user releases it. This can be useful because once drawn, players have the option of putting the grenade away, while Frags have to eventually be thrown once drawn. In addition to infinite holding, Semtex grenades have the ability to stick to whatever surfaces they touch. The stickable surfaces include both enemy and friendly personnel. This is perfect for times where a frag grenade would normally roll or bounce back, not that this can’t also be a useful tool.

To close, Frags can be thrown back at the user if not properly cooked. Also, even though they are electronic, Semtex Grenades are not effected by the EMP Deathstreak, but the throwing kinfe strangely is. When choosing a Frag or Semtex Grenade it pretty much depends on the user’s preference. Personally I prefer the Semtex, but I plan on trying to work the Frag Grenade into a few of my classes.