Are Killstreaks worth it over the other items?

15:00, 12 Mar 2020

One of the many new features Infinity Ward added to Call of Duty: Warzone is Killstreaks. Of course, if you’ve been around Call of Duty for some time then you’re no stranger to Killstreaks and how they operate. However, Warzone changes things up a bit, as you don’t earn the streaks in-game. Rather, you buy them with the Cash you accumulate throughout a match. While some Killstreaks are extremely powerful, there are also other useful items you can purchase. So, are Killstreaks worth it over the other items?

Which items should you purchase with your Cash?

In total, there are ten pieces of equipment you can purchase at Buy Stations. These can be found scattered around the Verdansk map so you shouldn’t have any trouble finding one. Although, you may have some difficulty deciding which items to spend your hard-earned Cash on. 

Obviously, sometimes you need one item more than anything else. For example, if you and your teammates are low on ammunition, purchasing a Munitions Box for $5,000 is a no-brainer. Also, if you need to revive your squadmates, doing so for $4,500 per teammate is an easy choice as well. 

Though, there are certain times when you have multiple options. This is where Killstreaks come into play, as you never know when you might need them to get yourself out of a jam. Currently, there are four Killstreaks in Warzone that you can purchase at Buy Stations:

●    Shield Turret - $2,000
●    Cluster Strike - $3,000
●    UAV - $4,000
●    Precision Airstrike - $3,500

COD Warzone Killstreaks

In our opinion, the Shield Turret really isn’t all that useful and for just $1,000 more, you can buy a Cluster Strike, which is pretty deadly. However, both the Cluster Strike and Precision Airstrike are really only effective in large, open areas or when the zone is in its final stages. If you have the Cash on-hand, it might be a good idea to stow one of the two away in your inventory for future use.

That just leaves the UAV, which, again, is the most practical when the zone is smaller. It only pings enemies that are in close proximity to you, so you’ll want to have less space around when calling in a UAV.

So, are the Killstreaks worth purchasing over items such as the Self-Revive Kit? In certain situations, yes. However, if you only have a small amount of Cash, it’s most likely a better option to spend it on something that you really need rather than a Killstreak that only has situational uses.

 

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