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CoD Black Ops Cold War Players Complain About New Scorestreak System

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War has a new Scorestreak system in place, and not all fans are happy with it.

Those gamers who played their fair share of Call of Duty in the past will recognize the Killstreak system. Players get rewarded for their efforts in-game through the use of special drops, vehicles, and tactical equipment.

In recent years, Killstreaks have turned to Scorestreaks, and the premise is very similar. Now, CoD players must earn points from not only kills but also by completing objectives to earn their rewards - but the system is changing with Black Ops Cold War.

Black Ops Cold War Changes Scorestreaks

In the upcoming Call of Duty, Scorestreaks will continue on after death, although staying alive for longer will lead to receiving more points for kills. The points required for each Scorestreak are also higher, with 6 kills now required to net a player a Spy Plane.

A number of fans have voiced their opinions on the new system, through complaints on the Black Ops Cold War subreddit.

User SrGaju points out that the new system discourages playing the objective, as the bonus multiplayer for staying alive only applies to kills. During a Domination match, this may lead to more people attempting to stay alive and eliminate enemies, rather than capturing the points needed to win.

Black Ops Cold War Alpha Scorestreak Gameplay
Black Ops Cold War Alpha Gameplay via Drift0r

A post by Synyster-Slayer relays similar feelings towards Scorestreaks. In the post, the user points out that the new 90-second cooldown period after using a Scorestreak is an issue.

"This does lead to a pretty big problem. The last 2 minutes of the game is just killstreaks."

What's more, the Reddit user points out that the streaks are too easy to acquire. By the end of the game, most players will have achieved even the higher Scorestreaks, thanks to the system not resetting on death.

Cold War is also missing that game-defining killstreak, that gets players talking. Much like the original Black Ops had Attack Dogs or its sequel had the Swarm.

In Black Ops Cold War, the Scorestreaks are a little more generic. This isn't necessarily a bad thing, as it's certainly preferable to a gimmicky Scorestreak that grows old quickly.

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War All Confirmed Scorestreaks

Here are all of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War's currently-available Scorestreaks:

  • RC-XD - 600 Score
  • Spy Plane - 800 Score
  • Artillery - 1900 Score
  • Napalm Strike - 2400 Score
  • Air Patrol - 2750 Score
  • War Machine - 3150 Score
  • Attack Helicopter - 3750 Score
  • Chopper Gunner - 6000 Score

There are also a number of rumored Scorestreaks that could be coming in the future, as the game arrives for its Beta. Earlier this year, one CEO of Viral Junie, Tom Henderson, leaked that there are currently 18 streaks coming to Cold War.

With that in mind, there could be a lot of changes set to come to the controversial Scorestreaks system. We can only hope that developer Treyarch sees the flaws in their current system if these complaints turn out to be popular opinion.

Here's a video breakdown of the Black Ops Cold War Scorestreaks and how they currently all work in action: