MW3 Season 4 removes Nuke & replaces it with returning AW Killstreak

Nathan Warby
MW3 players running from Killstreak

The Modern Warfare 3 Season 4 update has removed the game-ending Nuke in favor of a returning Killstreak from Advanced Warfare.

Since launch, skilled MW3 players who managed to rack up 30 kills in a row without dying could call in an MGB Tactical Nuke, a powerful Killstreak that would end the match and guarantee the win for your team. It’s a rare sight in multiplayer matches and many have never managed to achieve the feat.

Now, following the Modern Warfare 3 Season 4 update, the Nuke has been removed and replaced by the DNA Bomb, a returning Killstreak that fans will remember from Advanced Warfare.

Unlike the Nuke, a DNA Bomb doesn’t bring the match to an end. Instead, it wipes out every player on the enemy team once, but the game continues as normal with an ominous green mist lingering around the map.

The tradeoff for this is that the new Killstreak only requires 25 eliminations without dying, instead of the previous 30. Although this still only counts kills with weapons and Equipment, any other Killstreaks like VTOLs don’t contribute.

DNA Bomb in Modern Warfare 3 Season 4

The good news is that, just like the Tactical Nuke, you don’t need to equip it as one of your three chosen Killstreaks before a MW3 match. It’ll automatically unlock for any player who manages to hit the required kills without dying.

This is the first time that the DNA Bomb has appeared in a CoD title since Advanced Warfare in 2014, where it required 30 kills to earn. While some players might be disappointed to see the Nuke go, this gives you a fresh Killstreak to try and hit.

It remains to be seen if the classic Nuke will return at a later date, as fans would no doubt love the option to choose between earning a DNA Bomb or backing themselves to go one better and end the match altogether.

This isn’t the only major return in MW3 Season 4 either, as you can also unlock the iconic Kar98k as part of the new Battle Pass.