If you've ever engaged in a game of Call of Duty multiplayer, you'll have heard about killstreaks at some point. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare introduced the system in its revolutionary online battles, and the mechanic has been toyed with many times since. A killstreak is when you defeat a certain number of players in a row without dying yourself, unlocking various tactical advantages or powerful weapons as a result. For years, scorestreaks have taken their place to encourage players to stick to the objective in certain modes.
However, with this year's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, Infinity Ward is bringing back the classic killstreak. While there isn't much information available yet, it sounds like they're going to work similarly to the 2007 shooter. Players will be able to choose three killstreaks from a list ahead of a match, which they can then use if and when they get the appropriate number of kills.
Three examples of new killstreaks have been revealed, too. The Juggernaut is a huge, armoured suit and mini gun, making you incredibly strong for a limited time. The Infantry Assault Vehicle is pretty self explanatory, and has a big old machine gun on top to lay waste to your enemies. Finally, the White Phosphorous killstreak has you call in the deadly smoke to the battlefield to disorient and kill the baddies.
We should be hearing much more about killstreaks this Thursday, when Activision plans to lift the lid on Modern Warfare's multiplayer. Are you pleased to see killstreaks coming back to Call of Duty? Will you be tuning in to the multiplayer reveal on 1st August? Call in a UAV in the comments below.