If you've seen this Modern Warfare 2 trailer, chances are you know something about Killstreaks by now. Infinity Ward hasn't fully divulged the 411 on the game's Killstreak system yet, but community manager Robert Bowling did shed some light on it in a recent PSM3 feature.
"You can have a three killstreak or a fifteen killstreak if you want, or something like the AC-130 [firing down in black and white from an airborne gunship] is one of the highest killstreaks you can select," Bowling said. "You take control of that and can fire down for thirty seconds, blow guys up."
OK, that's not really clear as day, but as far as I understand it, you can choose to activate Killstreaks as they come and concentrate on the ones that require a lower number of kills or just keep the streak going to gain access to the higher-level ones. PSM3 also suggests that newcomers can stick to the lower-end rewards while veterans can go after the bigger ones.
Whatever it means, we'll all find out when Modern Warfare 2 launches on November 10, 2009, on Xbox 360, PS3, and PC.