Stands for Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, this reward releases a UAV that grants the owners team a radar that reveals the locations of all the enemy players on the players mini map or full size map located via the pause menu. The locations are updated every 3 seconds and are stackable in the sense that if two are released at the same time the map is updated every 1.5seconds rather than 3.
Duration: 30 seconds
Counter: Counter-UAV (Killstreak) , Cold blooded (Perk), Can be shot out of sky (rewards 50xp or 500xp on SnD).
The counter-UAV is the complete opposite to the 3 killstreak UAV but the appearance is exactly the same in the sky. Upon releasing the counter-UAV the enemies mini map and pause menu map are completely disabled resulting in the maps producing a "noise" picture rather than a picture of the map. It cannot be overid by a normal UAV.
Duration: 30 seconds
Counter: Can be shot out of the sky (Rewards 50xp or 500xp on SnD)
When earned you will receive a smoke marker, throwing the maker will release red smoke which will attract a Little Bird helicopter which will drop a care package. The care package will contain any of the other killstreaks excluding another care package, emergency airdrop or tactical nuke, it can also contain an ammo drop. The Little Bird helicopters that bring the care package can be shot out of the sky and will drop the care package if undelivered, however you will not gain any exp for doing this.
The care package dropped is also very lethal as it will cause instant death if it hits you or another player when it is dropped. The care pack contents are based on probability and can be worked out into a percentage of likelihood of being dropped:-
*Note that the higher the percentage the higher the likelihood of you receiving the contents.
It is said that the probabilities are influence by wither you are winning/losing but it is not confirmed. If this is true however then the above percentages are based on a neutral score.
Any kills from killstreaks earnt via the care package do not count towards your killstreak number
Duration: Depends on what you receive in care package
Counter: The actual care package can be looted by any player on the map.
Description: 5 kills in a row will give you access to a Predator drone which will let you control, via a laptop, a hellfire missile. The missile can be controlled by moving the analogue sticks and its speed can be boosted by pressing the fire button, enemies will show up with a red square around them.
Counter: Cold blooded (Perk) however you will not show up with a red square but can still be killed but it.
Description: This killstreak reward is activated much like the care package where a Little Bird helicopter will drop a crate containing the sentry gun. Once the crate is looted you can set up the sentry gun, once activated a ghost sentry gun will appear in front of you and will appear a yellow colour when it is able to be positioned or red if not.
The sentry gun can lock on and destroy other air killstreaks like harriers and attack helicopters. It can also be moved as many times as you like after it is first positioned, if killed while carrying it , it will return to its last fixed spot or if its the 1st time it is activated it will drop where you died.
Duration: If not destroyed the sentry gun will last for 90 seconds.
Counter: Cold blooded (Perk), Shooting at it (Rewards 100xp), 1 hit knife at the back (Rewards 100xp)
Description: Once earned and activated you will open up a laptop which shows the exact same image as the pause menu map, from there you use the right analogue stick to move the position of the air strike and the left analogue stick to choose the direction the air strike will appear from. Once you are happy with your decision press the fire button.
The air strike is made up of 3 planes that fly over at speed and drop a cluster bomb each. Spetznaz, OpFor, and Brazilian Militia teams use the MiG-29 Fighter where as the navy SEALs, Task force 141 and U.S Rangers use F-15 Eagles.
Counter: No real counter for this except to stay indoors when you see the plane icons appear.
Description:Activating a harrier strike is exactly the same as a precision air strike however you cannot choose the direction of the strike. The strike consists of 3 harriers, 2 resembles a precision air strike (and counts for precision air strike challenges) and 1 that comes into the map and hovers around.
The final harrier can attack enemy players (as long as they are in line of sight) and some airborne killstreaks which include chopper gunners, attack helicopters and pave lows.
Duration: 45 seconds
Counter: Can be shot out of sky (rewards 300xp), can be destroyed with a predator missile (rewards 300xp), if its not facing you it cant shoot at you, cold blooded (perk)
Description: The attack helicopter, when ernt, takes 15 seconds to reach the map, it then circles the whole map targeting enemy players. Unlike the harrier the attack helicopter can attack enemies from any direction and will fire through buildings/surfaces if it "sees" you before you hide.
Duration: 1 minute
Counter: Can be shot down (rewards help? xp), can be destroyed by a predator missile (rewards ??? xp), cold blooded (perk)
Description: An emergency airdrop is rewarded after 8 kills and is activated exactly the same as a care package. When you chuck the smoke marker, the direction you are facing is the direction the C-130 will appear on the map and it will take 15 seconds for the C-130 to reach your location. Once the C-130 has reached your location it will drop 4 crates each containing another killstreak or ammo drop, these crates contents are also based on probability like care packages, the percentages are:
As you can see the percentages are alot higher also the EMP, care package, emergency airdrop and tactical nuke cannot be dropped.
Any kills from killstreaks earnt via the emergency airdrop do not count towards your killstreak number. Also please note that the C-130 cannot be destroyed by anything.
Duration: Depends on what you get
Counter: Dropped crates can be looted by anyone
Description: A pave low is a more beefy version of the attack helicopter. The pave low has double health over the attack helicopter and has double the fire power, meaning it can locate and kill enemies faster. However it is also alot bigger and slower meaning it can be shot down easier. The pave low is equipped with 1 flare that will negate the attack from a stinger, AT-4 or javelin.
Duration: 1 minute
Counter: Can be shot down (rewards 400xp or 4000xp in SnD), can be destroyed by a predator missile (rewards 400xp or 4000xp in SnD), cold blooded (perk)
Description: Activated the same as a precision air strike and harrier strike you get to control the direction and the placement of a B-2 Sprit which will carpet bomb the whole of the length map in the direction you called it in. If not killed a player will experience severe screen shaking combined with reduced movement and a ringing noise, thus meaning the killstreak is not a complete waste if it doesnít kill anyone as it will cause enemy players to become disorientated and vulnerable to fire. The stealth bomber is the only killstreak that is invisible on the mini map when it enters the map.
Counter: If you hear it coming, run for indoors
Description: Like the predator missile the chopper gunner killstreak is player controlled which means you are vulnerable to enemy fire on the ground. Once activated you will control a AH-64 Apache if Task force 141, U.S Rangers and Navy SEALS or Mi-28 Havoc if Brazilian Militia, OpFor, or Spetsnaz. The helicopter will fly around the map navigating to high areas of enemy players, where you will control the gun of the helicopter.
The enemy players will show up as white figures within red squares. The screen is in thermal view which can be changed from "white-hot" to "black-hot" by pressing the reload button.
Duration: 40 seconds
Counter: Can be shot down (rewards 300xp or 3000xp on SnD), can be destroyed by a predator missile (rewards 300xp or 3000xp on SnD), cold blooded (perk) however the perk only stops you being visible.
Description: Once the killstreak is activated you will gain control of a AC-130 Spooky, the gunship has 3 weapons 105mm, 40mm and 25mm. The game play online is the same as the spec ops mission Overlord. Your view is in thermal view and can be changed like the chopper gunner as well as seeing the enemy being seen as white figures with red squares around them. The AC-130 has two flares for protection known as Angel Flares, but also has the added protection in the fact that it cannot be hurt by bullets.
Duration: 40 seconds
Counter: Can be shot down (rewards 400xp or 4000xp on SnD), can be destroyed by a predator missile (rewards 400xp or 4000xp on SnD), cold blooded (perk) however the perk only stops you being visible.
Description: The EMP, once activated, will destroy all enemy killstreaks active as well as disabling all the enemies electronic devices as well. The things effect are:
* Vision becomes fuzzy
* Entire HUD is disable
* Red dot sight - The red dot disappears (with the exception of the F2000)
* Holographic sight - Targeting reticule disappears
* ACOG scope - Red cross hairs disappear, but the black cross hairs remain
* Thermal scope - The thermal feature is disabled, but the cross hairs remain
* Heartbeat Sensor - Inoperative, static fills the screen, no red or green dots.
Stinger, Javelin and AT4 become unable to lock on but the AT4 can still fire
* Claymore - Cannot be tripped, but still can be shot to be destroyed
* C4 - Remote trigger disabled, but still can be shot to be destroyed
Counter: There isnít one lol
Description: Once you have gained 25 kills you can call in a nuke, once called a 9 second timer countdowns and when it reaches 0 you and your team wins the game regardless of the conditions. If there is a active timer (bomb or game timer) it will be ignored.
Duration: 9 seconds
Counter: There isnít one, no a EMP doesnít work ffs
The cold blooded perk is unlocked at level 25. This perk enables you to become completely invisible to all of the killstreaks, invisible not unkillable as the perk only stops you being targeted by A.I killstreaks and stops a red box appearing round you on player controlled killstreaks. So if you are killed by a killstreak when running with cold blooded its because they were either just shooting randomly or you walked into the line of fire.
This perk counters most of the killstreaks and is a must if you wanting to take them down as well. An added bonus is that you lose your "heat" when targeted by someone using a thermal scope.
The hardline perk is unlocked at level 9. Hardline is a solely based killstreak perk, the perk enables you to receive killstreak rewards one kill before the original amount, for example UAV, which takes 3 kills to receive, will only take 2 kills with hardline. This can be very useful if you are having trouble receiving the high level killstreaks or if you want to complete the challenges for the killstreaks. This perk is commonly used in the search and destroy play list as it is a lot harder to get kills thus meaning the killstreaks are also harder to receive.
Danger close pro
The danger close perk is unlocked at level 33. This perk increases your explosive weapons damage, but its only the pro version that effects killstreaks. After 100 explosive kills with this perk you will unlock the pro version, the pro version of this perk increases the explosive damage of your killstreaks, these killstreaks include:
* Predator missile
* Precision air strike
* Harrier strike (the two bombs at the start not the gun from the third)
* Stealth bomber
* Chopper gunner (it uses explosive rounds)
So if you are using mostly the above killstreaks, then this perk is suggested.
Kill based modes
* Mercenary Team Deathmatch
* Team deathmatch
* Ground War
These game modes are based on most kills = win. So your killstreaks want to expand on that so i recommend:
* UAV - this killstreak is very important on these game modes as it helps your team as well as you.
* Predator missile - not only does it give you a view of the map providing the enemy locations to you and, if you communicate, to your teammates, but it will nearly always guarantee you at least one kill which will help you towards your next killstreak.
* Harrier strike/Pave low - depending on your skill level depends on which of the two to decide, either way they are both good killstreaks that will get you lots of kills, which on kill based game modes is a must.
Demolition + Headquarters Pro
I have put these two together as i feel these are the easiest game modes for getting high killstreaks in. In these modes the locations of the enemy is not as relevant to winning as the others are, so i would recommended the following based on skill level (low/average/high):
The reason some of the killstreaks start high is due to the fact that on demolition after each round the killstreaks carry over, and on headquarters the enemies group together alot as well as pay little attention to any but the HQ.
Search and Destroy
As this mode grants you only 1 life per round then the killstreaks should reflect that:
* UAV - as this mode can end by killing everyone as well as planting, the locations of you enemies is vital
* Care package/Counter-UAV - this can help getting some killstreaks that you might not be able to earn via kills, or if you are more of a tactical person then the C-UAV will prevent the enemy using their UAV or seeing your gun shots which is vital on SnD.
* Predator missile - can reveal important locations of the enemy as well as grant you a possible kill or two
In SnD any killstreak above care package cannot be activated till 7 seconds has passed, also like demolition the killstreaks are carried over after each round.
Open objective modes
* Ground War
* Capture the Flag
As the objectives are out in the open it means that so will the enemies (low/high):
* UAV/Predator missile - as these are team modes the UAV will help the team where as the predator missile will help gain the your other killstreaks
* Precision air strike/Harrier strike - both of these can cover a large area letting you or your team capture any objectives
* Pave low/Stealth bomber - these are chosen for their ability to get high amount kills
On capture the flag and sabotage there is a spawn delay thus meaning that the high end killstreaks will not be much use as they will only have a small window of time to kill the enemy
Depending on the map depends on the type of killstreak too use. There are, in my opinion, 4 types of killstreaks when choosing for maps:
These killstreaks will reward the same no matter what map.
Helicopter killstreaks include:
* Attack helicopter
* Harrier Strike (in the hover mode)
* Pave low
These killstreaks are good all-rounder, their ability to move around and circle the map makes it easier for them to get kills in maps that are built up. Also they are able to kill people who are hiding in buildings as long as they can see a bit of them. Finally they do have a downside which is they can be shot down sometimes lasting only a few seconds if the enemy is vigilant.
Depending on the air strike depends on its strength. However they all have the weakness in the fact that built up areas will give problems when trying to wield results, sticking to maps that are out in the open or where the buildings are low and donít cause a problem like scrapyard then you will receive alot more kills.
11+ killstreaks include:
* Chopper gunner
These killstreaks will always get you at least 4-5 kills if aloud to survive its whole time limit. When it comes to 11+ killstreaks the map will not depend if you will get kills or not, but how many. I would however recommend that you donít use these killstreaks on maps where the enemy will be indoors alot, like invasion, as there are more useful killstreaks that can help you or you team more than a few kills.
I - Call in 5 UAV's - 1000 XP
II - Call in 25 UAV's - 2500 XP
III - Call in 50 UAV's - 5000 XP
Air Mail Challenge
I - Call in 5 care packages - 1000 XP
II - Call in 25 care packages - 2500 XP
III - Call in 50 care packages - 5000 XP
I - Call in 5 Counter-UAV's - 1000 XP
II - Call in 25 Counter-UAV's - 2500 XP
III - Call in 50 Counter-UAV's - 5000 XP
Sentry Veteran Challenge
I - Call in 5 Sentry Guns - 1000 XP
II - Call in 25 Sentry Guns - 2500 XP
III - Call in 50 Sentry Guns - 5000 XP
Air to Ground Challenge
I - Call in 5 Predator Missiles - 1000 XP
II - Call in 25 Predator Missiles - 2500 XP
III - Call in 50 Predator Missiles - 5000 XP
I - Call in 5 Precision Airstrikes - 1500 XP
II - Call in 25 Precision Airstrikes - 3000 XP
III - Call in 50 Precision Airstrikes - 6000 XP
I - Call in 5 Harrier Strikes - 1500 XP
II - Call in 25 Harrier Strikes - 3000 XP
III - Call in 50 Harrier Strikes - 6000 XP
Attack Helicopter Veteran
I - Call in 5 Attack Helicopters - 1500 XP
II - Call in 25 Attack Helicopters - 3000 XP
III - Call in 50 Attack Helicopters - 6000 XP
I - Call in 3 Emergency Airdrops - 1500 XP
II - Call in 10 Attack Helicopters - 3000 XP
III - Call in 25 Attack Helicopters - 6000 XP
21 Ton Giants
I - Call in 3 Pave Lows - 1500 XP
II - Call in 10 Pave Lows - 3000 XP
III - Call in 25 Pave Lows - 6000 XP
Stealth Bomber Veteran
I - Call in 3 Stealth Bombers - 1500 XP
II - Call in 10 Stealth Bombers - 3000 XP
III - Call in 25 Stealth Bombers - 6000 XP
Chopper Gunner Veteran
I - Call in 3 Chopper Gunners - 2500 XP
II - Call in 10 Chopper Gunners - 5000 XP
III - Call in 25 Chopper Gunners - 10000 XP
AC 130 Veteran
I - Call in 3 AC130's - 2500 XP
II - Call in 10 AC130's - 5000 XP
III - Call in 25 AC130's - 10000 XP
I - Call in 2 EMP's - 2500 XP
II - Call in 5 EMP's - 5000 XP
III - Call in 10 EMP's - 10000 XP
I - Call in 2 Nukes - 5000 XP
II - Call in 5 Nukes - 10000 XP
III - Call in 10 Nukes - 10000 XP
I - Call in 50 UAV's or Counter UAV's - 2500 XP
II - Call in 100 UAV's or Counter UAV's - 5000 XP
III - Call in 1000 UAV's or Counter UAV's - 10000 XP
I - Call in 50 Precision, Stealth, or Harrier Strikes - 2500 XP
II - Call in 100 Precision, Stealth, or Harrier Strikes - 5000 XP
III - Call in 1000 Precision, Stealth, or Harrier Strikes - 10000 XP
I - Call in 50 Armed Helicopters - 2500 XP
II - Call in 100 Armed Helicopters - 5000 XP
III - Call in 1000 Armed Helicopters - 10000 XP
I - Call in 50 Airdrop Crates - 2500 XP
II - Call in 100 Airdrop Crates- 5000 XP
III - Call in 1000 Airdrop Crates - 10000 XP
Basic training challenges
Shoot down an enemy helicopter - 1000 XP
Get all 3 of your killstreak rewards within 20 seconds - 3500 XP
Kill 10 enemies with a single killstreak - 7500 XP
Nuke the enemy while your team is losing - 10000 XP
Kill an enemy just before they earn a 10 or higher killstreak reward - 5000 XP
Kill 5 enemies with a single airstrike - 5000 XP
Kill 6 enemies with a single Stealth Bomber - 5000 XP
Kill 5 enemies with a single predator missile - 5000 XP
Call in a UAV 3 times in a single match - 2500 XP
Counter the enemy's UAV 3 times in a single match - 2500 XP
Call in an airstrike 2 times in a single match - 2500 XP
Call in a helicopter 2 times in a single match - 2500 XP
Finishing moves challenges
Get a game winning Killcam by dropping a crate on the enemy - 2500 XP
Get a game winning Killcam with a Sentry Gun - 2500 XP
Get a game winning Killcam with a Predator Missile - 2500 XP
Get a game winning Killcam with a Precision Airstrike - 2500 XP
Get a game winning Killcam with a Harrier - 2500 XP
Get a game winning Killcam with an Attack Helicopter - 2500 XP
Get a game winning Killcam with a Pave Low - 2500 XP
Get a game winning Killcam with a Stealth Bomber - 2500 XP
Get a game winning Killcam with a Chopper Gunner - 2500 XP
Death From Above
Get a game winning Killcam with an AC130 - 2500 XP
Kill an enemy by dropping a crate on them - 2500 XP
Look! No Hands!
I - Get 50 kills with a Sentry Gun - 2500 XP
II - Get 250 kills with a Sentry Gun - 5000 XP
III - Get 500 kills with a Sentry Gun - 10000 XP
IV - Get 1000 kills with a Sentry Gun - 10000 XP
I - Get 50 kills with a Predator Missile - 2500 XP
II - Get 250 kills with a Predator Missile - 5000 XP
III - Get 500 kills with a Predator Missile - 10000 XP
IV - Get 1000 kills with a Predator Missile - 10000 XP
I - Get 50 kills with a Precision Airstrike - 2500 XP
II - Get 250 kills with a Precision Airstrike - 5000 XP
III - Get 500 kills with a Precision Airstrike - 10000 XP
IV - Get 1000 kills with a Precision Airstrike - 10000 XP
I - Get 50 kills with a Harrier - 2500 XP
II - Get 250 kills with a Harrier - 5000 XP
III - Get 500 kills with a Harrier - 10000 XP
IV - Get 1000 kills with a Harrier - 10000 XP
I - Kill 50 enemies by calling in helicopters - 2500 XP
II - Kill 250 enemies by calling in helicopters - 5000 XP
III - Kill 500 enemies by calling in helicopters - 10000 XP
IV - Kill 1000 enemies by calling in helicopters - 10000 XP
Jolly Green Giant
I - Get 50 kills with a Pave Low - 2500 XP
II - Get 250 kills with a Pave Low - 5000 XP
III - Get 500 kills with a Pave Low - 10000 XP
IV - Get 1000 kills with a Pave Low - 10000 XP
I - Get 50 kills with a Stealth Bomber - 2500 XP
II - Get 250 kills with a Stealth Bomber - 5000 XP
III - Get 500 kills with a Stealth Bomber - 10000 XP
IV - Get 1000 kills with a Stealth Bomber - 10000 XP
I - Get 50 kills as a Chopper Gunner - 2500 XP
II - Get 250 kills as a Chopper Gunner - 5000 XP
III - Get 500 kills as a Chopper Gunner - 10000 XP
IV - Get 1000 kills as a Chopper Gunner - 10000 XP
I - Get 50 kills with an AC130 - 2500 XP
II - Get 250 kills with an AC130 - 5000 XP
III - Get 500 kills with an AC130 - 10000 XP
IV - Get 1000 kills with an AC130 - 10000 XP
Overwatch - Call in 5 UAVs.
Big Brother - Call in 3 UAVs in one game.
Givin' Static - Call in 5 Counter-UAVs
SIGINT - Call in 25 Counter-UAVs
The Watchmam - Call in 100 UAVs or Counter UAVs
Omnipotent - Call in 50 UAVs or Counter-UAVs
Voyeur - Call in 25 UAVs
Uav Rays - Call in 3 Counter-UAVs in a single match
Care packages/Emergency airdrop
DZ Clear - Call in 5 Care Packages
Charity Case - Call in a total of 50 Care Packages, Sentry Airdrops, or Emergency Airdrops
Philanthropist - call in 10 Emergency Airdrops
Heads Up! - Kill an enemy by dropping a crate on them
Pro Gambler - Call in 100 total airdrop Crates using Care Package, Sentry Gun, and Emergency Airdrop
Share Package - Call in 3 Emergency Airdrops
Companion Crate - Call in 25 Care Packages
Absentee Killer - Get a game winning killcam with a sentry gun.
Hands Free - Call in 5 Sentry Guns
Look! No Hands! - Get 50 kills with a sentry gun.
The Automater - Get 50 kills with a sentry gun.
Fire and Forget - Call in 25 Sentry Guns
Rain of Fire - Call in 5 predator missile.
Ghostrider - Call in 25 Predator Missiles.
The Grim Reaper - Kill 5 enemies with two or less predator missles in one match
Dronekiller - Get a Predator Missile kill in the Game wimming Killcam
Predator - Get 50 kills with a Predator Missile
Cluster Bomb - Kill 5 Enemies with a single Airstrike
Time of Target - Call in 5 Precision Airstrikes.
Rolling Thunder - Call in 100 Precision Stealth, or Harrier Airstrikes
Bomb's Away - Kill 6 Enemies with a single stealth Bomber
Jump Jet - Call in 5 harrier strikes
True Liar - Get a game winning killcam with a Harrier
Afterburner - Call in an airstrike 2 times in a single match
Plane Whisperer - Call in 50 Precision, Stealth, or Harrier Airstrikes.
Broken Arrow - Call in 25 Precision Aristrikes
Carpet Bomber - Kill 50 enemies with Precision Airstrikes
Techno Killer - Get a Game Winning Killcam with a Stealth Bomber.
Finishing Touch - Get a Game Winning Killcam with a Precision Airstrike
Fired! - Get 50 kills with a harrier
SBD - Call in 10 Stealth Bombers
Pyrotechnical - Get 50 kills with the Stealth Bomber
Straight Up - Call in 25 Harrier Strikes
3xt4 cr1zby - Get 50 kills with the Stealth Bomber
Reign Down - Call in 5 attack helicopters.
Eyes Above - Call in 100 armed helicopters
Direct Contact - Kill 50 enemies by calling in helicopters
Flying Tank - Call in 10 Pave Lows
Transformer - Get a Game Winning Killcam with a Pave Low
Shot Over - Kill 50 enemies by calling in helicopters
OG - Get a Game Winning Killcam with an Attack Helicopter
Top Gun - Call in 2 helicopters in a single match.
Airborne - Call in 3 Pave Lows.
The Dragon - Get 50 kills with a Pave Low
Fll Throttle - Call in 50 armed Helicopters
Squawk Box - Call in 25 Attack Helicopters
Hi Def - Get a Game Winning Killcam with a Chopper Gunner
Get to the Choppa! - Call in 3 Chopper Gunners.
Cobra Strike - Call in 10 Chopper Gunners
Sky Commander - Get 50 kills with Chopper Gunners. Prestige Challenge
My Name IsÖ - Get 50 kills as a Chopper Gunner
Angel of Death - Call in 10 AC130s
Godhand - Call in 3 AC130s
Death from Above - Get a game winning killcam with an AC130
Spectre - Get 50 kills with an AC130
Starfish Prime - Call in 5 EMPs
Chick Magnet - Call in 2 EMPs
Global Thermonuclear War - Call in 2 Nukes
MOAB - Use a tactical nuke while your team is losing
End of Line - Call in 5 nukes.
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