Infinity Ward have confirmed that killstreaks will be making a return in the upcoming Call of Duty Modern Warfare. The devs showcased three killstreaks including an infantry assault vehicle, white phosphorus and Juggernought assault gear.
Call of Duty Modern Warfare is only a few months away now, and since we're getting closer to the release date, the developers Infinity Ward and the publisher Activision are slowly starting to reveal what players can expect from this soft reboot of the Modern Warfare series.
In their latest reveal, the official Call of Duty Twitter confirmed that killstreaks are making a return to Call of Duty series after being absent in the last few entries. For those who are unfamiliar with the feature, killstreaks reward players with special, powerful abilities and items. A killstreak is earned when a player acquires a certain number of kills in a row without dying.
For example, in Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 acquiring 25 kills in a row rewarded players with the iconic Tactical Nuke, which once activated, kills all players on the map, ending the match in favour of the nuker's team.
At the moment, we don't know if players will have the opportunity to use a Tactical Nuke in the upcoming Modern Warfare. However, Infinity Ward revealed three killstreak rewards that include a heavy armour, white phosphorus attacks and a tank.
As you can see from the images below, Juggernaut assault gear packs a strong protection suit, which will probably give players a huge amount of hit points or equivalent. White Phosphorus can disorient enemies and burn those who get too close to it, while the Infantry Assault Vehicle packs a .50 cal gun and is completely driveable.
It will be interesting to see how will this work on Call of Duty's traditionally small maps. It's possible that not all killstreaks will be available across all maps, as some earlier leaks suggested.
All in all, Modern Warfare still looks very promising and hopefully, Infinity Ward deliver a proper shooter, like the old team did with the original Modern Warfare. The game is scheduled to arrive on 25 October 2019.