Some significant changes have been made to several of Black Ops Cold War’s biggest Scorestreaks in Season 2, thanks to Treyarch.
Scorestreaks are one of, if not, the most effective ways of turning the tide in Call of Duty. A team can find itself being absolutely decimated by the other team in Team Deathmatch, but only one player needs to step up to change the game.
One well-coordinated attack later and you’re in control of a Gunship that is leveling the other team mercilessly. Treyarch did expand upon the game’s large repertoire of Scorestreaks recently with the addition of the new Death machine scorestreak.
Now they have made some interesting changes that could alter the dynamics of Call of Duty in Season 2.
Not one, not two, but three of Black Ops Cold War’s Scorestreaks have been tinkered with. Their firepower and potency have not been reduced, but more so the conditions required to obtain them.
These are the Scorestreaks in question that have been changed, and by how much.
- Air Patrol: Originally cost 2700 points, now costs 2400
- Attack Helicopter: Originally cost 5000, now costs 4500
- VTOL Escort: Reduced cost 7000, now costs 6500
Whilst some of these don’t appear to be gargantuan reductions, an extra 500 points off the usual cost really could be the edge that a team needs.
Arguably the weakest of the three scorestreaks is Air Patrol, as it’s a less attack-minded scorestreak and even when the time calls to use it, it can be difficult to take full advantage of.
The two most noteworthy revisions come in the form of the Attack Helicopter and the VTOL – especially the latter. The Attack Helicopter is your classic, personal, roaming sky sniper that will pick off enemies. It’s a great scorestreak for the price, but it can be susceptible to launchers as you have no control over who, or what, it fires at.
We believe the biggest difference-maker is going to be the VTOL, which was already undervalued when compared to its damage capabilities. 7000 was always a very attainable score if you went on a decent streak and dabbled in the objective, but now it’s very achievable.
It’s hard to say why Treyarch has singled out these particular streaks, or why they’ve decreased the points needed. It’s not even the only change they’ve made as Season 2 has also welcomed a Shot Tracker System, and allowed players to view their Operator and weapon more closely.
In any event, the Black Ops Cold War skies could be about to become a lot busier.
Image credits: Treyarch
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