29 Replies Latest reply: Jan 9, 2014 11:50 PM by wraithoverlord RSS

Tips: Utilizing Support Streaks

thebiindsniper

Anti-Streaks (My favorite set-up)

*Vests

*MAAWS

*Ground Jammer

 

This is the best method of taking out enemy air and ground support in a blink of an eye.  If the enemy has air support, use the MAAWS to shoot it down.  If the enemy has ground based IMS devices, SATCOMs, and sentry guns, use the ground jammer or use a MAAWS to destroy them with precise aiming.  The vests are there for extra support for your teammates--you never know!

 

 

 

Detection:

*SATCOM

*Oracle

*Odin

 

This is the setup to use if you want your teammates to find enemy personel quickly. SATCOMs are always used, so your own will add more benefit to the cause.  Oracles are also great for detecting enemies, but once you obtained the Odin killstreak, start flashing away!

 

 

 

Objective:

*Vests

*MAAWS or Juggernaut Recon
*Night Owl

 

If you're playing Domination and teammates are not there to help out, try this class.  Vests provide extra protection for those solo caps, and the Night Owl is your portable trophy system and radar.  If the enemy calls in air support that can undermine the objective morale of your teammates, shoot it down!  Or if you prefer more health for those solo caps, bring forth the Juggernaut.

 

 

 

Supportive Assault:

*Support Squadmate

*Heli Sniper

*Juggernaut Recon

 

If you prefer support streaks doing more work for yourself, then this is the setup that can help.  To be honest, this can be a decent setup for objective games like Domination and Blitz--especially Blitz because once you've obtained your Juggernaut Recon, stand on top of your own goal for better defense.

 

Got any other ideas?  Post em here.

 

~RUGGED SAVIOR

  • Re: Tips: Utilizing Support Streaks
    Homie_Simpson

    Hey theblindsniper

     

    Thanks for sharing these tips with the community, I'm sure there are other players' like me whom are just learning how various items work and will appreciate advice from those whom know the game.

     

    Will try this out later today, if the mrs lets me, any tips on how too get "brownie Points"

  • Re: Tips: Utilizing Support Streaks
    dtuchpunk

    I like to use a mix of them. At the moment vests, squadmember and oracle. Some classes no vests but odin.

  • Re: Tips: Utilizing Support Streaks
    chris612

    I like to use Vests, Squadmate, Air Superiority.

     

    Vests give you a huge advantage in HC. The Squadmate is good for a couple of distraction kills but i find he dies quite easily.

    Air Superiority, i'm having second thoughts about. I don't know if i'm using wrong but i'll wait a few seconds after the enemy has called in their whatever then i'll call in the AS, it'll fly over having completely ignored what it was supposed to shoot down??

  • Re: Tips: Utilizing Support Streaks
    Ajaffaroo

    why bother playing cod if you cant earn consistent kills by staying alive long enough

    i miss the good old days when you had to work for your streaks or get an emp with 15 kills etc even tho i think it never should have been added atleast was harder to earn.

     

    you cant earn a streak so you focus on taking out streaks people have earned. wow your awesome.

     

    people like you wouldnt have been able to do anything on previous versions of cod and the original loyal cod players wouuld have made nice work of you.

     

    This whole catering to halo fans to make a quick buck and ruining the game in the process by encouraging unskilled people to cove over to cod pfft

    • Re: Tips: Utilizing Support Streaks
      ukscorpz

      I think your reply is a bit harsh but understand what you are saying.


      The whole idea of support streaks was to stop people killwhoring and to encourage players to go for the objectives rather than treating these modes as an extended version of TDM.

       

      In reality what they should of done was taken off the score cap on TDM and removed KDR Stats.

    • Re: Tips: Utilizing Support Streaks
      ChronoZombie

      You are SOOOOO cool because you can earn kill streaks without dying.  Tell me, how many of those helo pilots have you gotten in TDM, or kill confirmed, as opposed to Domination or Blitz? Because I play objective games and I fight for flags and blitz points, and if we had demolition my K/D would be even lower, but I try to win the game for my team.  I've come in first place on the scoreboard in Dom with the least kills, even no kills, many times, and that was MW2 and BO1, where I got nothing to show for it but the win.  Meanwhile, the losers can sit back and kill the fish in the barrel, raise their KD, get chopper kills and brag about their meaningless stats.  Playing the objective and winning the game deserves streaks, including deadly ones, much more than killwhoring does.  As for the whiners who think support stealth bomber was OP, they were so easy to get in Dom, but very, very hard to get in TDM- exactly as it should have been.  I got 2-3 EMPs or escort airdrops in Dem and Dom all the time, but 1 Stealth bomber was unlikely in a kill based game.

       

      I liked BO2, but taking away support was the worst thing they did.  We need options for all players. 

       

      While we are on the subject, why is it KEM strikes require 25 gun kills?  You're telling me 20 kills and 5 captures without dying is easier than 25 gun kills?  Absolutely not.

      • Re: Tips: Utilizing Support Streaks
        Bubbakush

        do you understand the point of a objective based game mode? my guess you don't. good for you going negitive with most caps but that doesn't mean you helped your team win. you could easily win a dom game with no one on your team having more than 1 cap. you know how? its not killwhoring its call defending. playing the objective does give you streaks you just need to be the first on the objective now you cant just sit wait for you team to get it close and jump on it to get a streak point.

         

        as for your comments on support streak honestly support streaks shouldn't kill period they should support you team and that's it they should be ether for party's that want to be balanced or for players new to the game that need a boost to play against better players. 

        • Re: Tips: Utilizing Support Streaks
          ChronoZombie

          I know the difference between defense and killwhoring, thanks.  Last week In Domination my team won a game, the other team had less than 90 points, but they had a KEM strike.  That's a killwhore, and that kind of player is a joke.  If he were on my team, I'd be pissed, but I bet he brags about his KD and KEMs, which is why those stats are meaningless (Along with the fact that people disconnect to and hack).

           

          There's a difference between having a negative KD because you fight for objectives to win and just being so bad you feed the other teams streaks. I can run assault streaks just as effectively.

          • Re: Tips: Utilizing Support Streaks
            KC135R

            I liked the point based style of BO2. It was nice not to hear about or care about KD ratios for a whole year. You saw a lot more people capturing because it didnt matter PLUS it helped you get streaks quicker sometimes.

            • Re: Tips: Utilizing Support Streaks
              ChronoZombie

              KC135R wrote:

               

              I liked the point based style of BO2. It was nice not to hear about or care about KD ratios for a whole year. You saw a lot more people capturing because it didnt matter PLUS it helped you get streaks quicker sometimes.

              I loved points- it was the perfect way to value a kill vs an objective, and could be tweaked on the fly if they wanted to(I believe this happened with the points for a kill in Domination).  If they had support and specialist in BO2, or had kept the idea of points in ghosts, we'd have the perfect streak system.  The only flaw in BO2 was the points for tags in Kill Confirmed- I much prefer the points being equal so i can let people grab tags or I can feel free to grab other people's tags.  It helps keep the team-oriented.

               

              My only major issue with it now, aside from a kill and a cap being worth the same thing in Blitz/Dom(clearly objectives need to be worth more than kills), is that only the first capper gets the point in Dom, which isn't fair.  Blitz and Dom caps should be worth two streak points.  They could easily make it so only the first person to the flag gets two points and the others get one, or at the very least a capture assist for half a point.  People need more incentive to cap- I'm sure lots of people sit back and don't risk their life when they see a teammate on a flag.  A blitz cap should definitely be 2 streak points.

               

              We really need more objective modes, I am tired of saying "Blitz and Dom." (DEMOLITION IS THE BEST GAME SINCE WAR)

              • Re: Tips: Utilizing Support Streaks
                Bubbakush

                a kill in dom is worth 50 points while a cap with worth 150 (might be 100 idk i play HC so i dont pay much attention). so no they are not equal the only way they are is a defend and a cap are equal. and how is only the first person getting a killstreak point for a cap unfair? are you saying it would be fair for someone to wait until the point is almost capped step on it for a second and receive and killstreak point when he did absolutely nothing? while we are at that why do you need a incentive to play the objective? can you win a objective match without caps or tags? do we really need an atta boy for playing objectives besides a win?

                • Re: Tips: Utilizing Support Streaks
                  ChronoZombie

                  Do you need an atta boy for killing people when you lose by a landslide because you ignored the objectives?

                   

                  In BO2, everyone got points towards the pointstreak for capping, even if they came in late.  In Gotham City Impostors, everyone who helped cap got points(not streaks, just for score and xp), and if you were there for a shorter amount of time, I think less than 1/3 the cap meter, you got a "capture assist" for less points.  If Monolith can code that then so can Infinity Ward, and yes, working toward the objective should pay off in kill streaks.  Why else do streaks exist?  Where killing is not the objective, kills should not get preferential treatment in reward over capping, but they always do.

                   

                  I don't care about scoreboards and xp(I only mentioned the scoreboards earlier to illustrate that I was winning games by playing the objective without worrying about killing or K/D), so when I talk about points rewarded in BO2, I mean the points that counted toward the scorestreak.  In Ghosts, a kill is worth 1 point and a cap is worth 1 point only to the first person there, making captures high risk to low reward.  In BO2, the 50 points for a kill and 200 points for a capture to everyone on the flag sent exactly the right message: You are here to capture flags, and kills alone won't get you swarms.  Killstreak rewards are fun and help change the pace of the game when you get them, and they should be awarded to the right people.  In objective modes, that isn't the killwhores who use objective modes as their personal shooting gallery.

                  • Re: Tips: Utilizing Support Streaks
                    Bubbakush

                    then i would suggest you make your own game. again like i said if you give everyone something for getting a cap people will just wait around while one person does the work and benefit from it. anything 3arc or any other game developer does in there game is irrelevant i guess this is your first IW game. they don't use anything from other devs and if they do they usually break it.

                     

                    again as i have stated before your reward for a cap is a chance to win if that's not enough reward for you stop playing objective based modes. no matter there will always be killwhores its funny you mention blops 2 giving the message that you needed to cap for killstreaks you must of not played that much huh? killwhores where still in dom and kc they just had a few more caps than they would in ghost especially with hardline. killstreaks are awarded to the right people the ones who earned them even in objective modes kills are required like i have said its called defending yes there are people who abuse it that's called life it will happen no matter what.

            • Re: Tips: Utilizing Support Streaks
              VECTORdude

              Especially in kill confirmed. In Ghosts there is absolutely no motivation to get the tags, unlike BO2 where you got 100 points towards your streak.

          • Re: Tips: Utilizing Support Streaks
            Bubbakush

            just making sure when you advocate how you have high cap numbers in games and that's how your suppose to play. you come off as the type of player who just mindlessly rushes capture points even if the match is already in your teams favor. and as i have played with this type of player often i get tired of the one minded stupidity of them. so bare with me if i sounded smart mouthed at first.

             

            i do though agree that there is a difference between being negative but contributing and just being a bad player. although i will say this is the easiest CoD i have played and iv been playing sense CoD 3 came out for the 360 keeping at least a 1.0 should be below average

    • Re: Tips: Utilizing Support Streaks
      thebiindsniper

      Ajaffaroo wrote:

       

      why bother playing cod if you cant earn consistent kills by staying alive long enough

      i miss the good old days when you had to work for your streaks or get an emp with 15 kills etc even tho i think it never should have been added atleast was harder to earn.

       

      you cant earn a streak so you focus on taking out streaks people have earned. wow your awesome.

       

      people like you wouldnt have been able to do anything on previous versions of cod and the original loyal cod players wouuld have made nice work of you.

       

      This whole catering to halo fans to make a quick buck and ruining the game in the process by encouraging unskilled people to cove over to cod pfft

       

      I play Call of Duty not just for the consistent kills, but for the consistent objectives.  Having support rewards in Ghosts is a great way of keeping objective players rewarded while the rest of their team avoids death like cowards for their assault streaks (granted the stealth bomber and EMP were bad ideas via MW3).  Oh sure, someone can avoid objectives long enough to earn their helo pilot, but what's the point of it being called in if the lack of objective pursuits caused the team to lose?  Oh wait I forgot--going positive > winning or losing (slayer logic). 

       

      In the "good ol days", the streaks were merely rewarded to slayers while the objective players got nothing.  Despite that fact, I was still able to obtain good streaks like Blackbirds, Care Packages, Airstrikes, etc.  If the enemy called in any air support, I ended up shooting everything down via lock-on launcher (even UAVs) from MW2 all the way to Black Ops II.

       

      The support strike package in Ghosts isn't there to cater to lesser skilled players.  It's there to allow players to help their team out, which is my its lethality is almost nothing compared to assault.  If you don't like people shooting down your choppers, then you're in the wrong game.  Also, shooting down enemy air support can happen even without using support streaks.  Here's a hint:  Bullets.

       

      ~RUGGED SAVIOR

    • Re: Tips: Utilizing Support Streaks
      gainfullyemployed

      I quite enjoy using support killstreaks and chaining kills with my weapon as opposed calling in assault killstreaks.

       

      My favourite thing at the moment is having 2 Squad members at the same time.

       

      You think you are crash hot for getting assault killstreaks ... that's good ... you obviously need them.

  • Re: Tips: Utilizing Support Streaks
    ChronoZombie

    I've found out that the Ground Jammer will destroy Night Owls, as well as satcoms and IMS- does it destroy anything else?

     

    When I destroyed the night owl I got excited that I might finally find a way to destroy 5 vultures, but it does not work on them.  People rarely call them in, and they are nearly impossible to see or aim at.  If you do find one, you either get killed by it or someone else, and it despawns by the time you get back to it(which is why nobody uses it- way too short duration). I've never destroyed one, and only 3 gryphons, 2 of which I had to use the MAAWS on because they are really hard to shoot, even with Armor Piercing LMGs.

  • Re: Tips: Utilizing Support Streaks
    r33k

    vests

    squad mate

    oracle

     

    vests for my bro's(thanks for the extra 50 points every time you get one)

    squad mate to help me cap B flag (cause no one else is gonna help me)

    oracle for my bros so we can see em all

  • Re: Tips: Utilizing Support Streaks
    KC135R

    I like the odin the more I use it. Originally I did not understand the best way to use it.

    The Maaws, I admit i stink at it. It leaves you open to enemy fire and if you move that laser the missiles may just come home to roost!

    • Re: Tips: Utilizing Support Streaks
      ChronoZombie

      KC135R wrote:

       

      I like the odin the more I use it. Originally I did not understand the best way to use it.

      The Maaws, I admit i stink at it. It leaves you open to enemy fire and if you move that laser the missiles may just come home to roost!

      I wish the MAAWS was better- I die almost every time I fire it, especially if I try to use it against people, and then sometimes the rockets fly away and don't kill the guy I was aiming at.  I'd rather have the old Javelin. 

  • Re: Tips: Utilizing Support Streaks
    Makellos

    The only thing I really play is hc dom, and all I use is sat com, vests, and squad mate. I have found that in hc especially, there is not a killstreak that outperforms squad mate. Also food for thought, I have found that even though squadmates are more effective( especially when you have 3 of them out lol) they don't make people quit. Which for me is a huge deal. Enemy hears "enemy helo pilot inbound"....lobby empties. Dude gets killed by my squad mate 4 times in a row within 25 seconds...stays in game. Just some things to think about.

     

    Also I would say, no exaggeration, I have about 5k kills with squadmates.

  • Re: Tips: Utilizing Support Streaks
    wraithoverlord

    thebiindsniper wrote:

     

     

     

    Got any other ideas?  Post em here.

     

    ~RUGGED SAVIOR

    In the support streak I use

    vests

    Night Owl

    and Squad Mate

     

    The Squad mate helps cap faster and you get bonus points as well as protecting your back. and if you want to make the squad mate that bit better drop the vests for an ammo crate instead and pace ammo crate in front of your squad mate and watch him change his pistol for a better weapon!

     

    Record caps so far in sovereign....27.