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Killstreak Rewards

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Walkthrough and Guide

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Multiplayer Guide

Killstreak Rewards

When guiding a Predator, look for the red squares that indicate enemies.

3 Kills - UAV
This launches a UAV that shows the locations and movements of opponents not using the Cold-Blooded perk as red dots on your team-members’ HUDs. The UAV can be shot down by the enemy.

4 Kills - Counter-UAV
This disables the enemy radar for a short period of time, even if they don't have a UAV in the air, but it is most effective if used just after you hear that the enemy has a UAV active. Can be shot down to restore active UAVs.

4 Kills - Care Package
The crate will contain either a random Killstreak reward up to an EMP (including rewards you haven’t selected as your three or even unlocked yet) or ammo. If you have trouble getting 11 kills in a row without dying, the Care Package (or even better, the Emergency Airdrop) may be your best bet to get a Chopper Gunner or AC-130.  See above notes about dropping crates.

5 Kills - Sentry Gun
Airdrops a XM312 Sentry Gun that will automatically fire at enemies who are not using the Cold-Blooded perk. It can be destroyed by shooting or knifing it, or temporarily disabled with Flashbangs and Stun Grenades. When selected after delivery, the gun will glow gold if it can be placed and red if you need to move it to place it. The player who earned it can pick it up and move it as often as desired until it is destroyed or expires.

5 Kills - Predator Missile
When selected, the player opens a laptop to enter control mode. Enemies not using Cold-Blooded will appear as red squares on the screen. The player can aim and accelerate the descending missile, but is vulnerable while doing so. If killed while controlling the missile, the player will spawn normally after the missile explodes.

6 Kills - Precision Airstrike
Also uses a laptop to control location and direction of an airstrike. Best when used during an active UAV to determine locations of enemy players.

7 Kills - Harrier Strike
Similar to Precision Airstrike, except followed by a hovering Harrier that will fire at enemies not using the Cold-Blooded perk.

7 Kills - Attack Helicopter
Deploys a helicopter that will fire at enemies not using the Cold-Blooded perk.

8 Kills - Emergency Airdrop
A Care Package, but with four crates that may contain any combination of Killstreak rewards. These crates arrive via a cargo plane instead of the sporty little Care Package helicopter and take significantly longer to arrive. The spread of the four crates is pretty wide, so care must be taken where to drop the flare if you want to avoid some or all of your crate landing in inaccessible areas such as rooftops or even outside of the map.  Certain maps such as Underpass make a successful 4-crate delivery almost impossible. Crates are stacked in your inventory in the order claimed, so before you grab the closest one, give some thought to what order you’d like to use them, and try to do this quick thinking as your ‘teammates’ are trying to steal your rewards.

9 Kills - Pave Low
Similar to the Attack Helicopter, but more effective as this model shoots two guns and has a better AI to find and attack enemies.

9 Kills - Stealth Bomber
Calls in a Stealth Bomber (B-2 Spirit) to carpet bomb the selected area. You can also control the direction, just like with the Precision Airstrike. This attack doesn’t show on enemy radar, but it has a distinctive sound that is easy to recognize, and if you don’t see a green icon on your HUD (meaning that the incoming Stealth Bomber is on your team), you’d better take cover because this one drops a lot of bombs.

11 Kills - Chopper Gunner
One of the most effective rewards, this one puts you behind the 25mm gun of an Apache helicopter. Enemies without the Cold-Blooded perk show up with red squares. You can’t control the flight path of the Apache, but you can aim the gun as the Apache moves around. As with the other laptop-accessed rewards, you can be killed while using the laptop, so find a secluded place to work if you can. The Apache can be shot down by enemy players but has countermeasure flares it will drop automatically. Multiple Stingers fired at the Apache will take it down in spite of the flares.

11 Kills - AC-130
Similar to the Chopper Gunner but with three types of gun to use as you prefer: the 25mm, 45mm and 105mm have different sounds on the ground, and the largest has good splash damage, especially with Danger Close Pro. The AC-130 can be shot down by enemy players but has countermeasure flares it will drop automatically. Multiple Stingers fired at the AC-130 will take it down in spite of the flares.

15 Kills - EMP
The best defense against an enemy helo or plane attack is the Electro-Magnetic Pulse reward, which disables all electronic devices on the map. No thermal scopes, no UAV, C4 etc., anything airborne will crash, and a fuzzy gray screen reminds you that the EMP’s effects are still active. Electronics come back online once it has expired. The EMP is also the only way to defeat the Tactical Nuke.

25 Kills - Tactical Nuke
The Tactical Nuke ends the match and kills everyone, but if you call it in your team wins the match from the grave. Once activated, the other team has a 10-second countdown to earn and activate an EMP or they (and you) are toast.

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Comments for Killstreak Rewards

2 comments, latest first.
Aug 10th 2013 Guest
I dont see he ever said it will destroy the nuke? do you?
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Aug 1st 2010 Guest
i have tried the emp on the tactical Nuke and that is an utter fail do not waste you kill streak on that. i promise you it does not work. it can delay the drop of an enemy nuke but it will not destroy it
ID #6957