The power of eight shines through.
A video clip emerged of some analysis for the Specialist Strike Package’s point streaks in Call of Duty: Ghosts multiplayer. You can check it out here, though the gist of it is a little different than what is being explained.
Essentially, you receive one perk for every 2 kills, with 8 giving the bonus. However, you receive 8 points worth of perks at 8 kills, thus allowing for up to 22 points and a maximum of 16 perks. This is essentially due to the fact that you can’t select 1 point perks again. Where the video differs is in explaining how you can’t select certain perks, when in actuality those that aren’t selectable have either been chosen as your base eight perks or are too expensive.
The advantages are many fold, including being able to resupply grenades when in mid-life stage. However, there are that this could slightly unbalance things given that high value perks like Deadeye cost less to equip. Also, the value of perks you receive with 2, 4 and 6 kills isn’t very important.
Call of Duty: Ghosts releases on November 5th worldwide, with next gen launches for the PS4 on November 15th in North America and for the Xbox One on November 22nd.