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Modern Warfare 3 Multiplayer Rules of Engagement

Call of Duty undergoes massive changes in multiplayer

by William Schwartz


Activision has blown the lid off the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 multiplayer, and there’s plenty of new things to become familiar with before November rolls around.  Killstreaks, weapon progression, gamemodes, and many other changes have been made to the game.


Killstreaks as they have been called for the last few Call of Duty games have been completely redesigned.  They are now called Strike Packages.  These new Strike Packages are said to offer a completely new twist on the Killstreak mechanic of the previous Call of Duty games, offering players of different skill levels and different playstyles the opportunity to earn these rewards.  Differing from previous games, kills are not the only way to earn these in-game rewards.  They are based around a “Pointstreak Progression” system.

With the new system in place,  players will be able to choose packages based on their playstyle.


Assault Strike Package – Pointstreaks are designed for more direct damage (predator, helicopter, etc) with all streaks resetting on death, just like before.

3 kills UAV
4 kills Care Package
5 kills Predator Missile
5 kills Sentry Gun
5 kills I.M.S.
6 kills Precision Airstrike
7 kills Attack Helicopter
7 kills Helistrafe
9 Kills Reaper
9 kills Strafe Run
9 kills AH-6 Overwatch
10 kills Assault Drone
12 kills AC130


Support Strike Package –  The Pointstreaks are not chained.  The streaks do not reset on deaths, and are more support focused.
5 kills Ballistic Vest
5 kills Airdrop Trap
8 kills SAM Turret
10 kills Recon Drone
12 kills Advanced UAV
12 kills Remote Turret
14 kills Stealth Bomber
18 kills Juggernaut Recon
18 kills EMP
18 kills Escort Airdrop


Specialist Strike Package – Geared toward the more seasoned player, these pointstreaks offer additional perks as players progress through the streak.  These unlockable perks function alongside the perks chosen from any custom loadout for your soldier.
Unlock one perk at 2 kills
Unlock one perk at 4 kills
Unlock one perk at 6 kills

Extreme Conditioning, Sleight of Hand, Scavenger, Blind Eye, Recon, Hardline, Assassin, Quickdraw, Blast Sheild, Sitrep, Marksman, Steady Aim

Deathstreaks Are Back – Some of the Deathstreaks that were revealed at Call of Duty XP are:

4 – Juiced (Run Faster)
5 – Revenge (last person to kill you is visible on radar)
5 – Hollow Points (increased bullet damage on first kill )
6 – Dead Man’s Hand ( player goes to last stand with C4)

Weapon Proficiencies – Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 will also feature a new weapons progression system.  The new arsenal houses more than 40 new weapons in some familiar categories and names.  The standard assault rifles, SMG, LMG, Sniper, Shotgun, and Riot Shield classes have retured.  As well as pistols, launchers, and other off-hand weaponry.  The weapon’s progression system will allow players to customize weapons with new specific attributes.

These attributes include:  Kick, Attachments, Focus, and Stability

Attachments which are somewhat familiar include but are not limited to: Red Dot Sights, Holographic Sights, Silencers, and the new Dual Scoping Feature.

There will also be a handful of new game types coming  to Modern Warfare 3, which can be found in the multiplayer trailers for the game, above and below.

Kill Confirmed is one of the new modes that is like Deathmatch with a twist.  Players will be tasked with collecting dog tags from players that they kill, and to stop other players from picking up yours.

Team Defender is another new mode which sounds like a version of President, where as a team, your objective is to protect a flag carrier to increase your score.

- This article was updated on:December 3rd, 2017

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