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.
Hello faithful readers today I decided that I would blog about another Killstreak Reward, seeing as how the only other Killstreak blog I’ve written was about the EMP. The Killstreak reward that I have chosen to write about today is the commonly chosen Care Package. The Care Package requires 4 consecutive kills (3 with Hardline) on the user’s part in order to be activated. This Killstreak is commonly chosen by players most likely because it gives them the chance to have a really powerful Killstreak Reward, without having to do a lot of work. One of the most commonly asked questions about the Care Package is the probability of obtaining each Killstreak, and I have the numbers listed below.
- 14.78% – UAV
- 14.78% – Ammo
- 13.04% – Counter-UAV
- 10.43% – Sentry Gun
- 10.43% – Predator Missile
- 9.57% – Precision Airstrike
- 6.09% – Harrier Airstrike
- 6.09% – Attack Helicopter
- 4.35% – Pave Low
- 4.35% – Stealth Bomber
- 2.61% – Chopper Gunner
- 2.61% – AC-130
- 0.87% – EMP
- 0% – Tactical Nuke
- 0% – Care Package
- 0% – Emergency Airdrop
As you can see, the higher the Killstreak Reward, the lower the chances of actually getting said Reward. However, the sum of the percentages of all the 5+ Killstreaks (Sentry Gun and above) totals to about 57% which surpasses the sum of the other 3 Care Package possibilities.
A common misunderstanding about the Care Packages is that the Reward inside of the Package adds to the Killstreak that the player already has going (with the exception of Pave Lows). For example, if a player gets a 4 Killstreak, calls in a Care Package, and gets an Attack Helicopter, if the Attack Helicopter manages to kill a bunch of enemies, the players “Killstreak Count” will still remain at 4, even though their overall ratio will reflect the helicopter’s kills.
Now check this vid of the Care Package in action, as well as a little EMP lovin’ as a bonus!