Can you use killstreaks in MW3 campaign? – here’s how to get Killstreaks in Modern Warfare 3

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Modern Warfare 3 is live but can you use killstreaks in MW3 campaign? We’ve got an answer. Killstreaks are one of the most important aspects of any CoD game. Accumulating enough frags and activating these perks can help turn the tide of a match in your team’s favor. However, CoD devs have often only limited these traits to multiplayer offerings like Team Deathmatch and Warzone, so many are now asking whether you can use it in the game’s story mode as well.

If you want to learn what the MW3 perks are, then you can head over to our comprehensive page covering it. And if you want to see the list of all the MW3 weapons, we have a guide for that as well. Before you jump into those pages, though, we’ll be taking a look at the usability of killstreaks in campaign here so you know what to expect.

A screenshot of Call of Duty Black Ops 2 showcasing killstreaks in the campaign mode.
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Can you use killstreaks in MW3 Campaign?

Yes, you can use killstreaks in the MW3 campaign. The use of killstreaks in the game’s main story mode was revealed by Sledgehammer Games creative director David Swenson during the Gamescom Opening Night Live 2023 showcase. In it, Swenson noted that you’ll be able to use vehicles, tactical and lethal equipment, as well as killstreaks to accomplish objectives the way you want.

We’ve also confirmed the availability of Killstreaks in the game especially in Open Combat missions rather than the standard cinematic Campaign missions. And since Killstreaks were originally a multiplayer feature, many players are thrilled to use it in campaign missions as well.

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Killstreaks in MW3 add a dynamic layer to the overall gameplay, rewarding skilled and strategic players with powerful advantages. They also provide you with a sense of progression and excitement so you can strive for consecutive kills while shaping the battlefield dynamics through diverse rewards, from reconnaissance to devastating airstrikes.

What is the difference between Killstreaks and Scorestreaks?

In previous Call of Duty games, players could earn Killstreaks by accumulating kills without dying. Some games also featured Scorestreaks, which rewarded players for scoring points through objectives like capturing Hardpoints. Modern Warfare 3 allows players to choose between Killstreaks and Scorestreaks, catering to different playstyles. This is a welcome addition that has since been well-received by players.

That’s all you need to know for now on MW3 campaign killstreaks. If you want to learn more about the newest CoD entry, check out our guides on MW3 characters list, as well as the MW3 story so far for a quick refresher.

MW3 Killstreaks FAQs

What are the different types of Killstreaks in MW3?

There is Base Killstreaks and Bonus Killstreaks. You earn Base Killstreaks by getting a certain number of kills without dying, while Bonus Killstreaks are earned by completing objectives.

Does Killstreaks carry over if I die?

Killstreak progress does not carry over if you die. You will need to achieve the required number of kills in a single life to earn a killstreak reward.

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Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 (2023)

  • Release Date: November 9, 2023
  • Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S, Xbox Series S/X, Xbox Series X
  • Genre(s): Action, Shooter