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Call of Duty MW3: How to Switch Killstreaks and Scorestreaks

Killstreaks are an essential part of the Call of Duty multiplayer experience. They’re been in every title since the original game, and that’s no different for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. Similar to MW2, you have the ability to switch killstreaks to scorestreaks in MW3

This feature comes in handy for several reasons, but how do you enable it? Here’s everything you need to know about enabling this exciting and valuable feature. 

How to Switch Between Killstreaks and Scorestreaks in MW3

For this feature, you will only be able to change and adjust it in the pregame menu. This means that you can’t switch this in the settings menu mid-game. Here are the steps you need to follow:

  • In the pregame menu, tab to the ‘Weapons’ section. 
  • Move down and select ‘Killstreaks’.
  • In the bottom left of the menu, you’ll see a small switch that you can flip. Depending on whether you want Killstreaks or Scorestreaks, you’ll need to convert the setting in the corresponding direction.

That’s all there is to it! This straightforward setting can make a massive difference in the game, especially depending on what mode you are playing. Regardless of what platform you are playing on, the steps above are the same for PlayStation, Xbox, and PC.

Which Is Better in MW3: Killstreaks or Scorestreaks?

Three operators in Call of Duty MW3The answer lies mainly in what mode you’re playing. For traditional point-based modes like Domination or Kill Confirmed, it makes more sense to enable the Scorestreaks option. This allows you to progress toward earning streaks regardless of kills, with the focus on scored points.

However, if you are playing a mode that relies on kills, like Team Deathmatch, you should choose the Killstreaks option. This way, you’re progressing towards streaks faster than you would with only points in this mode.

Be sure to get a head start in the multiplayer modes by familiarizing yourself with every map available in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3!