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Black Ops 2 Killstreaks/Score Streaks: K-9 Unit, Swarms, Lightning Strike and More!

Updated on November 1, 2012

Call of Duty Black Ops 2 is bringing back some old Killstreak rewards, but is also adding a few new ones! However, the way you earn these killstreaks is a bit different compared to the first Black Ops. Killstreaks are now called "Score Streaks." You earn a new streak whenever you earn enough points, rather than just getting a certain number of kills. Of course, kills will still earn you points, but other things such as assists and completing objectives can also help you get a score streak.

In the first Black Ops, killstreaks did not stack -- meaning if you got kills with a killstreak (such as attack helicopter) those kills did not count towards other killstreaks. The only kills that count towards another killstreak were ones you got with your weapon or grenades etc.

In Modern Warfare 2, for example, killstreaks stacked -- meaning if you got a kill with let's say a predator missile, then it would count towards the next killstreak that you have set.

Black Ops 2 Multiplayer Score Streaks

Receiving assists and completing objectives in Call of Duty Black Ops 2 multiplayer will be more rewarding than it was in the past. Previously you just earned points to your total score, but this time, earning a kill assist may get you a score streak. Same goes for objectives, if you complete an objective you will earn points. Gathering kills will earn you the most points, however, you may only need 25 points for your next score streak and completing an objective may meet the required points.

In a way, there is more incentive to complete objectives because you earn points towards a score streak. And at least now kill assists feel more rewarding because they go towards a score streak.

Black Ops 2 Score Streaks List

Here is the list of Black Ops 2 Score Streaks and how many points are required to get them. Some of them only require a few hundred points while the better ones require much more and will be more difficult to earn. There are several new Score Streaks such as the lightning strike, war machine, and warthog. The lightning strike allows you to mark three parts of the map to get bombed by missiles. This is similar to the mortar team from the original Black Ops, but a bit more powerful. War machine is basically a large heavy grenade launcher that you can keep until you run out of ammo. Warthog is an air vehicle that goes across the map and will shoot at enemy targets (kind of like the strafe run from MW3).

It should also be noted that when your UAV drone is active, you will get points for any kills that your team mates get. This is a significant change as before the UAV drone would display enemy positions for your entire team on radar, but you were not rewarded points if your team mates got any kills.

Call of Duty Black Ops 2 Score Streaks

  • RC-XD (325)

  • UAV (375)
  • Hunter Killers (400)
  • Care Package (450)
  • Counter-UAV (475)
  • Guardian (500)
  • Hellstorm Missile (525)
  • Lightning Strike (550)
  • Death Machine (600)
  • Sentry Gun (650)
  • War Machine (700)
  • Dragon Fire (725)
  • A.G.R. (800)
  • Stealth Chopper (850)
  • Orbital VSAT (900)
  • Escort Drone (1000)
  • Warthog (1025)
  • EMP (1050)
  • Loadstar (1150)
  • VTOL Warship (1200)
  • K9 Unit (1275)
  • Swarm (1400)


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    • Beth100 profile image


      6 years ago from Canada

      Alright. I admit... I'm not great at this game, but those double xp weekends are really going to count! The one thing that I like about MW3 is the stacking of the kill streaks. Glad that they finally did this in BO2. Now, I just have to get a head start of my friends and family before they can get all the good stuff to annihilate me! LOL


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