Scorestreaks and killstreaks switch in Modern Warfare 2

Published: 2022-12-31T16:30:00

Updated: 2022-12-31T16:31:11

Modern Warfare 2 has been dropped with killstreaks as the default in multiplayer. However, there is a way to turn your killstreaks into scorestreaks if you want to. Here’s how to do just that.

In the history of CoD, killstreaks and scorestreaks have frequently switched. Modern Warfare 2 uses killstreaks by default.

However, some players prefer to simply be rewarded for accumulating kills, while others like to earn points by playing objectives, such as capturing flags or holding a hardpoint.

In Modern Warfare (2019), the game used killstreaks, but players could use the Pointman perk to switch to scorestreaks instead.

Modern Warfare 2: how to choose killstreaks or scorestreaks

Three years later, in Modern Warfare 2, Infinity Ward has made it even easier for players to transition. You no longer need a specific perk, but you can redeem them in the pre-match menu.

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Here’s what to do:

  1. Go to the pregame menu.
  2. Scroll to the ‘Weapons’ tab.
  3. Select ‘Killstreaks’.
  4. Press R2 (PlayStation) or RT (Xbox) to switch the bottom left tab to Scorestreaks. On PC, you can simply click the button in the lower left corner.
  5. If you want to switch back, just repeat the process.

Should you use scorestreaks or killstreaks?

If you have a sincere preference, you don’t need to tell us what to choose. If you’re having a hard time though, it probably comes down to the kind of modes you like and how you play the game.

If you’re a player who prefers objective game modes, such as Domination, Hardpoint, or Kill Confirmed, this could be a good switch.

For example, Modern Warfare 2’s Chopper Gunner is a 10 kill streak reward, but costs 1250 as a score streak. If you’re constantly trying to beat the mark, get assists, and earn points for the team, you might get your streaks even faster if they’re determined by the score.

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If you mostly play modes where kills are easier to collect than points, like Team Deathmatch or Free For All, it’s probably better to stick to the standard killstreaks.

If you’re not sure, try both for a few matches and see which one brings you more rewards. You can always follow the instructions above and reset your settings.

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