The tactical nuke is back in Call of Duty after a decade missing in action – and players are now getting a clear show of it via the Modern Warfare beta.
First, some background. The tactical nuke was a killstreak in 2009’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. In Modern Warfare 2, the tactical nuke required 25 consecutive kills. It was the hardest to obtain in the game, but it was worth it – once triggered, the tactical nuke calls in a nuclear warhead that explodes, engulfing the entire battlefield in white light. The upshot: everyone dies. The result is a win for the player who called in the tactical nuke and their team – no matter the current score. Here’s how it looked:
Now Modern Warfare is in beta, and the 32v32 Ground War mode is playable, we’ve got a few good shots of how the tactical nuke looks in a big battlefield.