In my opinion they all can be very effective. I like to switch it up and become efficient at each one. I know people use these wrong alot because as soon as I hear the enemy gets a carepackage I know within seconds they are going to use it even if our team is spread out or inside.
1.Hellstorm or Lightning - If these are producing only one kill then you used it at the wrong time. I will wait until I know they are all spawning or traveling together and get 3+ Kills. I like to rush there spawn and trap them before I rain hell down on them.
2.Steath Chopper - This should not be placed over the spawn points or its over too quick. I like too place it off to a side over a structure and only with a uav up so I can take out the rocketmen. I also have found putting a chopper directly over a sentry gun works well too.
3.AGR - This can be deadly when controlled or followed from a distance. Most the time if not controlled very easy to avoid.
In my Opinion it is more fun to get higher score streaks but most the time does not produce as many kills. I play HC and to get these streaks you have to take your time and camp at times as well. I am a runner and gunner so I tend to get just as many kills with medium streaks as I do with the higher ones. Its all about timing and placement as I have had 12 kills with a dragon and 2 kills with a lodestar.
Remember if you run UAV CUAV to call them both at the same time so you get double the assist points towards your last scorestreak
@ZWarPig- I used to run the setup- hellstorm missile-lightening strike-Vsat but I don't even manage to get kills with the lightening strike and hellstorm missile,I only get 1 kill with them and sometime not even 1,so can you give any tips for when to use them like you said u wait for them to be together but how do u know they are together?
Well there is a few ways to tell they are together.
1. With a uav up you can see if all the red dots are together.
2. Get close to there spawn without over running them. I do this and then kill 3 - 4 of them and run back a ways and drop the hellstorm. They will think I am still there and hold there postition long enough to hit them from above.
3. After you nail half the team or more with the hellstorm then just follow up with the lightning strike as they are all respawning again.
4. Then I like to throw a sentry gun on one side and hold the middle of the map forcing them to flank around one side again allowing me to once again throw down my hellstorm on that side and follow up with a lightning on there spawn.
5. Rince and repeat
Another trick is to get close and do not fire at there spawn until you see atleast three of them spawn.
I run solo so I use a couple different ones.
If I'm up against a team and my team doesn't have the greatest players I use uav - hunter killer - cuav. 90% of the time it helps greatly and usually get the win.
If my team is at least decent ... lightning strike - stealth chopper - escort drone
Hi i'm a quite expierenced CoD player and i have a set up you should try it gets me 3-6 orbitals a game most in one life.
Vector K10 (Laser, Long Barrel, Fast Mag) Perk 1 (Light weight) (Hardline)
Perk 2 (Scavenger)
Perk 3 (Dexterity)
Scorestreaks, there are several types:
Counter UAV, Lightning strike, Orbital VSAT.
Lightning strike, Orbital VSAT, VTOL Warship.
UAV, Hellstorm missile, Orbital VSAT.
Hellstorm missile, Orbital VSAT, K9 Unit (or if you don't want K9 use the Swarm or even Lodestar)
P.S. Play mostly Kill Confirmed with this for full effect.
Message HAZ3 AVENG3R on xbox if you play and tell me if it's good
It really depends on what game mode you're playing, what map, what the enemy team plays like (emp and rocket spam or not), how strong your team is, whether it's core or hardcore and more.
I mostly play Core, and focus on Kill Confirmed, Free for All and Team Deathmatch. Here are the scorestreaks I use most of the time:
Sentry Gun - Orbital VSAT - Lodestar
Sentry Gun - Orbital VSAT - K9 Unit
Why? In FFA, most people don't run EMPs. Sentry Guns do a lot of work in this game mode if you know the right places for them in each map. VSAT is there to set up for the Lodestar or K9 Unit. Several times a day I can run flawless the first half of the game in FFA and the when I get my Lodestar/dogs it's over. Lodestar is better than the dogs overall imo, but in certain indoor maps (Express, Plaza, etc) dogs will do so much more.
My KD in FFA is over 2.20 so I can get these streaks pretty often. A lot of people can't. If you don't think these are easy enough to get for you I'd go with Lightning Strike/UAV/Hellstorm and a Sentry Gun.
For TDM I use mostly the same stuff as FFA.
Kill Confirmed is a different story. I stopped using the Sentry Gun pretty fast because EMP spam in this game mode is usually off the charts. For this game mode I run VSAT and then my pick of the top 4 scorestreaks (Lodestar, VTOL Warship, Dogs and Swarm). If you can get the Lodestar you can usually get the VTOL or dogs alongside it easily.
Swarm and K9 Unit are both really good streaks but I have really mixed results with them. Lodestar is in my opinion the best scorestreak in the game as it's only 1500 points and it reliably gets me over 8 kills on average. It can also shoot through windows to kill people hiding inside! VTOL is good but just a bit worse the the Lodestar in performance, plus people tend to shoot it down more often.
Stealth Choppers are a decent streak too but tend to get shot down quickly. Escort Drones are overall better. AGR is amazing if you control it and they don't spam EMP/C4, but a lot of people do so I don't use them. Warthogs are not good. Always go for a Lodestar over them because the Lodestar is MUCH better and almost as easy to get. Remember though, in the end the 3 streaks that are really hard for enemies to destroy or stop are the VSAT, dogs and Swarm. Hope this helps!
I personally run ( UAV, VSAT and swarm or k9) because these are all AI controlled scorestreaks so I can still kill people at the same time