Vanguard Killstreaks Tier List: Best Streaks to Use in Call of Duty: Vanguard

Not all streaks are created equal.

by Diego Perez


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Best Call of Duty: Vanguard Killstreaks

There are 16 killstreaks in Call of Duty: Vanguard. They range from 3 to 12 kills with varying power and utility across the spectrum. These are all the Vanguard killstreaks and how many kills you need to get them:

  • Intel (3)
  • Care Package (4)
  • Spy Plane (4)
  • Counter Spy Plane (4)
  • Glide Bomb (5)
  • Mortar Barrage (5)
  • Warmachine (5)
  • Guard Dog (6)
  • Strafing Run (6)
  • Bombing Run (7)
  • Deathmachine (7)
  • Emergency Airdrop (8)
  • Flamenaut (9)
  • Attack Dogs (10)
  • Firebombing Run (10)
  • Local Informants (12)

There’s also a V2 rocket, this game’s equivalent of a nuke, that you can earn by achieving 25 kills without dying. It ends the game instantly if you can manage to get it. With the details out of the way, here are the rankings for the best Vanguard killstreaks.

A Tier

These killstreaks are the best of the best. They both require a lot of kills to obtain, but if you can stay alive for long enough, they’ll provide a nice boost to your K/D ratio.

  • Flamenaut
  • Attack Dogs

B Tier

These killstreaks aren’t quite up there with the best ones, but they’re still incredibly satisfying to obtain. Some of them, like the Spy Plane, are very useful and only require a short streak to obtain, while others like the Deathmachine have a slightly higher unlock requirement but are absolutely worth the effort.

  • Spy Plane
  • Firebombing Run
  • Care Package
  • Strafing Run
  • Bombing Run
  • Deathmachine

C Tier

These are mid. They’re not terrible by any means, but nobody is excited when they get one. Some of them, like Intel, hardly have any utility. Others, like the Guard Dog, are just underwhelming compared to other streaks on this list.

  • Intel
  • Glide Bomb
  • Mortar Barrage
  • Warmachine
  • Guard Dog
  • Local Informants

D Tier

These killstreaks are the worst of the worst. The Counter Spy Plane doesn’t have much use outside of specific game modes and scenarios, and it’s never a fun streak to use. The Emergency Airdrop is just three Care Packages, two of which your teammates will likely steal.

  • Counter Spy Plane
  • Emergency Airdrop

More killstreaks could be added to Call of Duty: Vanguard in the future, but as it stands right now, this is the definitive ranking of all 16 streaks in the game.

Call of Duty: Vanguard is available now on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S.

About The Author

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Currently serving as an Associate Editor at Attack of the Fanboy, Diego Perez has been writing about video games since 2018, specializing in live service games like Destiny and Final Fantasy XIV. His work is featured at publications like Game Rant and The Outerhaven, but Attack of the Fanboy is home to his best work. When he's not editing or writing guides, he's yelling about Ape Escape or grinding Lost Sectors in Destiny. Plus, he has a Bachelor of Science in Telecommunication Media Studies for Texas A&M University.