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The subject of this article appeared in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. The subject of this article appears in Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare The subject of this article appears in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (2019) The subject of this article appears in Call of Duty: Warzone The subject of this article appears in Call of Duty: Mobile


For the similar killstreak, see Blackbird.
For the similar scorestreak, see Orbital VSAT.

The Advanced UAV is a 12-point Support pointstreak that appears in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 and it returns as a Scorestreak in Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, Call of Duty: Mobile and as a killstreak in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3

The Advanced UAV is a fixed-wing aircraft that periodically shows the position and direction of enemies on the player's minimap with higher sweep frequency relative to the common UAV.[1] However, unlike the SR-71 Blackbird from Call of Duty: Black Ops, it can be seen and shot down. The Advanced UAV does not give real-time updates of the enemy's movements; instead, it sweeps periodically like the normal UAV. Also, players using the Assassin perk are immune to detection by the Advanced UAV. The Advanced UAV stacks with normal UAVs.[2] Like the UAV, it takes one missile to destroy the Advanced UAV, except for the SMAW.

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Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare

The Advanced UAV makes a return in Infinite Warfare as a Scorestreak costing 1200 points. It functions very similar to its Modern Warfare counterpart, revealing the positions of all enemies, with or without the Ghost perk, as sweeping directional arrows on the minimap for the team.

Variants

  • Gecko (Rare): Stays active for a longer period of time, but has lower health.
  • Shroud (Legendary): Hidden through the use of reflective camo, but has lower movement speed.
  • Overseer (Epic): Enemy markers are always visible and updated in real time, but for a shorter duration.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (2019)

"Orbital UAV that reveals the enemy's direction on the mini-map."
— Description


The Advanced UAV returns in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare as a killstreak. It behaves similarly to its Modern Warfare 3 version, but players with the Ghost perk will be shown as red dots instead of arrows. Killstreaks will also be able to target players utilising the Cold-Blooded perk whilst the Advance UAV is active.

Due to how the Advance UAV functions, it is possible to destroy during their fly over via use of an unguided rocket, such as the PILA or Cruise Missile killstreak. [3]

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Call of Duty: Mobile

"Orbital UAV that reveals the enemy's direction on the mini-map."
— Description


The Advanced UAV returns in Call of Duty: Mobile as a scorestreak. It was added to the game as part of the Season 11 Anniversary update.

It shows the direction of the enemy in real-time and can only be destroyed with an EMP.

Prior to the "Season 4: Spurned & Burned" update, the Score required to acquire one was set at 1,400. However was lowered in the update to 1,200.

Trivia

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3

  • Three UAVs active at once will have the same effect as an Advanced UAV.
  • The Advanced UAV is called "Directional UAV" in early versions.

References

  1. 402 on Twitter: Yes, its very similar, showing more detailed direction and intel, like the Blackbird.
  2. YouTube Video (Check the minimap)
  3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIWsqXwjtgQ