Modern Warfare 3 Guide – Perks, Death Streaks and Strike Package


The multiplayer of Call of Duty series is addictive enough to keep you engaged for hours. That’s also why, millions of fans across the globe impatiently wait for any new game in the series.

This year, its Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. The multiplayer of Modern Warfare 3 conserves the basic COD multiplayer theme but there are plenty of changes promising a more diverse multiplayer experience.

Following guide will cover Perks, Death Streaks and Strike Package in MW3′s multiplayer. For more help on Modern Warfare 3, read our Intel Locations guide.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 – Perks

These are the extra abilities one can use tactically to have an upper hand over the opponent in any particular field. Players can use three perks at a time and only one perk can be selected from each Tier.

Players can change their perks combination by creating the custom classes. Theses abilities can also be upgraded (to the Pro version) depending upon how much you use them.

Tier 1 Perks
Recon – The injured enemy from your explosive will be marked on the mini-map. It’s Pro version puts any enemy you shoot on the mini-map.

Scavenger – It’s function remains that is you can gather ammo from the dead. In MW3, it does not replenish the grenades and equipment. The Pro version allows you to carry extra Mags. The perk is unlocked at level 39 in the multiplayer.

Blind Eye – You become undetectable by Air Support and Sentries. With the Pro version, you can lock onto targets through launchers faster than usual.

Extreme conditioning – You can sprint for longer duration than the usual. The Pro version enables you to climb over the obstacles faster.

Sleight of Hand – Weapons can be reloaded faster. With the Pro version, you can swap between your primary and secondary weapons faster.

Tier 2 Perks
Quick Draw – You can aim your weapon faster than usual. The Pro version allows you to recover faster after you use any equipment. Like after throwing a grenade, you will be able to use your faster than usual.

Blast Shield – Reduces the explosive damage. With the Pro version of this perk, you become resistant to Flash and Concussion grenade.

Hardline – You can get to killstreaks with one lesser kill. With the Pro version, every two assists will be counted as a kill.

Assassin – You become undetectable by UAV, Portable Radar, Thermal, and Heartbeat Sensors. There are two advantages of its Pro version. One, you become immune to Counter UAV and EMP and then Enemies won’t have a red cross hair or name above your head.

Overkill – The perk allows you to carry two primary weapons instead of one. The Pro version will allow you to use an attachment on the second primary weapon.

Tier 3 Perks
Sitrep – With this perk, enemy explosives like Bouncing Betty, C4 and Claymore and other Tactical Insertions can be detected. The Pro version will make the enemy footsteps louder.

Stalker – Your mobility is improved while aiming down the weapon. It also depends on the weight of the weapon you are carrying. The Pro version delay the enemy claymore explosion.

Marksman – With this perk, you can spot enemies at far distance. The Pro version allows you to hold the breath for longer duration.

Steady Aim – Increases the hip fire accuracy of any weapon. With the Pro version, you will be able to shoot faster after sprinting.

Dead Silence – It reduces the sound of your footsteps and reduces the effect of Recon perk. The Pro version negates falling damage just like Commando Pro perk from Modern Warfare 2.

Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 – Deathstreaks

Modern Warfare 3 has many ways to reward you even when you are dying in a row and piling up some deathstreaks. Only one ability can be chosen per class and if you die that much times, the ability will automatically power up during the match.

Juiced
It will activate after 4 deaths. You will be able to move faster for 8 seconds.

Revenge
After 5 deaths, you will be able to see the position of the enemy that last killed you.

Final Stand
Like in MW2, you will be able to use the last stand position and if you manage to survive, you can get back up on your feet. The streak activates after 4 deaths. You can use it only once in one life. Final Stand is unlocked at level 32.

Martyrdom
Unlocked at level 51, you will drop a frag after you die that will detonate faster than the normal frag. Martyrdom is activated after 4 deaths.

Dead Man’s Hand
It’s similar to that of Martyrdom but the players will be able to detonate a C4 charge just before death. Dead Man’s Hand is activated after 6 deaths and is unlocked at level 57.

Hollow Points
Hollow Points is activated after 5 deaths. Your bullets will do more damage just like the use of “Stopping Power”. It gets unlocked after level 71.

Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 – Strike Package

Previously, the rewards that were earned based on the killstreaks are now included in the Strike Package. In each class, players can select three strike packages which can be executed after certain criteria (points) is met. Rewards in Strike Packages in divided into 3 sections.

Assault Strike Package
Assault rewards will be reset each time you die.

UAV – 3 Point Streak Reward
All the enemies (except for those using the Blind Eye perk) will be visible on the mini map for 30 seconds.

Care Package – 4 Point Streak Reward
You can call in the care package crate that has random point streak rewards.

I.M.S – 5 Point Streak Reward
Similar to Bouncing Betty, Intelligence Munition System will explode when an enemy comes in contact.

Predator Missile – 5 Point Streak Reward
You can control a missile landing from above. You can detonate it anywhere you want.

Sentry Gun – 5 Point Streak Reward
You can call in a care package containing the sentry gun. Sentry gun can take damage form any weapon and it can be destroyed by a single melee attack.

Precision Airstrike – 6 Point Streak Reward
You can call in an airstrike on a particular area.

Attack Helicopter – 7 Point Streak Reward
An automated chopper can be called in that will target enemies on the ground randomly.

Staff Run – 9 Point Streak Reward
Five attack helicopters sweep a particular area twice and then leave.

Little Bird Guard – 9 Point Streak Reward
You get a AH-6 over-guard that follows you and targets any enemy you come across.

Reaper – 9 Point Streak Reward
You can call in the Reaoer UAV and then the drone targets the spotted targets from air.

Assault Drone – 10 Point Streak Reward
You get an air dropped ground drone mounted with a MK46 LMG.

AC – 130 – 12 Point Streak Reward
You get control of an AC-130 Gunship.

Pave Low – 12 Point Streak Reward
You can call in a heavily armored automated chopper that will pick enemies on the ground randomly.

Juggernaut – 15 Point Streak Reward
You can call in a care package containing a heavy armor which will increase your health but will slow you down.

Osprey Gunner – 17 Point Streak Reward
You get to control the machine gun of a Ospery Chopper.

Support Package
Unlike Assault Package, your rewards won’t reset each time you die. These rewards will only help your team.

UAV – 3 Point Streak Reward
All the enemies (except for those using the Blind Eye perk) will be visible on the mini map for 30 seconds.

Counter UAV – 4 Point Streak Reward
It blocks the enemy’s UAV radar for 30 seconds.

Ballistic Vest – 5 Point Streak Reward
You can call in a ballistic vest bag and everyone from your team can grab one.

Airdrop Trap – 5 Point Streak Reward
It will call in a decoy care package that will be explode when enemies try to capture it.

SAM Turret – 8 Point Streak Reward
You can deploy a SAM turret that targets enemy air support.

Recon Air Drone – 10 Point Streak Reward
You can control a recon drone to target enemies for your teammates.

Advanced UAV – 12 Point Streak Reward
This UAV gives you the location and direction of each enemy on the map.

Remote Turret – 12 Point Streak Reward
You get a remote control turret.

Stealth Bomber – 14 Point Streak Reward
You call in a carpet of bombs that is no visible on the mini-map.

EMP – 18 Point Streak Reward
The EMP will disable all the electronic based point rewards.

Juggernaut Recon – 18 Point Streak Reward
You can call in a care package containing a heavy armor which will increase your health but will slow you down.

Escort Drop – 18 Point Streak Reward
You get an Ospery chopper that brings and then defends many care packages.

Specialist Rewards
They are different from both the Assault and Support Rewards. You will get perks instead of some killstreak rewards. You will earn one perk at the second kill, a separate perk at the fourth kill, a separate perk at the sixth kill, and all three perks will be available after 8 kills. The perks are divided into following Tiers:

Tier 1

  • Recon Pro
  • Sleight of Hand Pro
  • Extreme Conditioning Pro
  • Scavenger

Tier 2

  • Quickdraw Pro
  • Blast Shield Pro
  • Hardline Pro
  • Assassin Pro

Tier 3

  • Marksman Pro
  • Stalker Pro
  • Sitrep Pro
  • Steady Aim Pro
  • Dead Silence

Good luck on the Battlefield!

By Ali Asif

Being the managing editor, Ali manages a lot of the editorial duties as well as publishing stories for you. A long-time gamer, his favorite game series is the Gears of War but when he's not gaming he likes to kick back with a few popular animes like Naruto.

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