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If you’ve played Call of Duty lately, specifically in the Modern Warfare series, then I’m sure you know what death streaks are. If you’re not sure, then allow me to fill you in.
Death streaks are a form of reward a player does for dying multiple times in a row, without getting a kill. Initially developed to get the player back into the game, it is now being considered a route that inexperienced players can take, netting them an easier kill. While all death streaks aren’t necessarily lethal, the ones that are have been targeted by nearly all Call of Duty groups, and questioned on there position in the game.
Players recently asked Creative Strategist, Robert Bowling, about “Dead Man’s Hand” and “Final Stand”, two of the most notorious death streaks included in the game. Bowling answered, “I agree, two of my least favorite deathstreaks. They’re here to stay for MW3,” unfortunately. When asked his opinion on keeping all death streaks non-lethal, like “Juiced”, Bowling replied, “I agree.” He then added, “the best thing players can do is stop using them. If we see people prefer non-lethal over lethal = Change.” Bowling also went on to mention, “every game is unique, there’s no reason to think [Deathstreaks] would or would not be in any future iteration. Feedback does help shape that.”
While death streaks seem like they are here to stay, we can only hope that developers consider making them all non-lethal in the next Call of Duty game.