Five hours at the Call of Duty: Ghosts multiplayer reveal only scratched the surface of the game’s online offerings. People may say “Call of Duty is Call of Duty,” but Infinity Ward has added enough to make even franchise stalwarts take notice. One of the multiplayer aspects on people’s minds is the list of Call of Duty Ghosts perks. Another is the Call of Duty Ghosts killstreaks list and strikes packages, which we got a sampling of during our hands-on time with the game.
As with the multiplayer modes we got to see (Whiteout preview, Strikezone preview, and Octane preview), Activision only shared a sampling of the Call of Duty Ghosts killstreaks list and strikes packages. Frankly, many of them were hidden from view in this early Xbox One build, particularly the Specialist Class. You see, Infinity Ward is bringing back the Modern Warfare 3 feature of Strike Packages for the Call of Duty Ghosts killstreaks system, and they’re adding 20 new killstreaks in the process. We didn’t get a chance to see all 20, but that didn’t stop us from taking copious notes about the ones on display.
Whereas previous outings had the Assault package be more of an air-based affair, the Call of Duty Ghosts Assault strike package has incorporated killstreaks that take place on the ground. For instance, the UAV is now called SAT-COM and is actually deployed on the map itself. Likewise, the Support package is seeing some tweaks, making them actually “support” based rather than focused on assault. The Specialist strike package seems to be playing it safe, as it were, following the Modern Warfare 3 model of unlocking perks as you get more kills.
At any rate, enough of the general statements. You want to see lists. So, here is a list of all the Call of Duty Ghosts killstreaks and strike packages we know about as of this moment. This list is based on a compilation of notes we took from the menus, game options and hands-on time with COD: Ghosts multiplayer. Except for a few notes, all of which are obvious, the descriptions of the Call of Duty Ghosts killstreaks and strike packages below are exact transcripts of the on-screen text. The point totals shown are the number of points it takes to activate each one between rounds (you have a maximum number of points to spend across all categories).
We’ll start with the Assault Class, which the game describes as “Assault Class: Your streak count resets upon death. Rewards punish the other team.”
- SAT COM: Utilize satellite communications to relay enemy movements (3pts)
- Guard Dog: Man’s best friend watching your back [EDITOR'S NOTE: this one lets you call-in Riley, the dog, who can kill up to five enemies before going away.] (5pts)
- Maniac: Knife expert with advanced armor that gives up guns for high speed (9pts)
- EDITOR’s NOTE: The entire Assault Class killstreaks and strike packages as we saw it was comprised of nine options. One of them costs four points, two of them cost six points, two of them cost seven points, one costs eight points, one costs 10 points, one costs 12 points and the last one costs 15 points. These may change before the game ships, but that’s the list as of the Call of Duty: Ghosts multiplayer reveal event.
As mentioned, the Support Class is focused more on actual “support” this time rather than assault. You can tell this from the list of Support Class killstreaks and strike packages below. Here’s how it was described in the in-game Options: “Support Class: Your streak count persists through death. Rewards support your team.”
- SAT Com: Utilize satellite communications to relay enemy movements (4pts)
- Night Owl: A companion drone that detects enemies based on proximity and protects you from explosives (9pts)
- MAAWS: Free-fire shoulder mounted rocket launcher. Lase and hold on the target to guide missiles (10pts)
- EDITOR’S NOTE: The entire Support Class killstreaks and strike packages in Call of Duty: Ghosts consists of nine options, just like the Assault Class. One of them costs six points, one costs eight points, two cost 12 points, two cost 13 points, two cost 14 points and one costs 16 points.
Last on the Call of Duty Ghosts killstreaks list and strikes packages list is the Specialist Class. Unfortunately, Infinity Ward had the entire Specialist Class locked up during the multiplayer preview event, so the full details are unknown. We couldn’t see their point requirements, what they do or how many there are, although based on the strikes packages listed above, it’s likely that the Specialist Class includes nine options. What we do know is the in-game description: Specialist Class: Earn extra Perks through your streak. The streak and rewards reset upon death.
So, there you have it, the Call of Duty Ghosts killstreaks list and strikes packages as they exist today. We spent five hours of hands-on time with the game, but we only played a handful of modes and three maps. Infinity Ward has much more in store; they just weren’t showing it yet. For instance, there are definitely more to add to Call of Duty Ghosts killstreaks list and strikes packages, because there are 20 new killstreaks alone, and we couldn’t grab details for 20 in total while we were there. However, the ones we got to see were a ton of fun, and we’ll be adding to this list as more Call of Duty Ghosts killstreaks and strikes packages surface.