The subject of this article appeared in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. The subject of this article appeared in Call of Duty: Black Ops. The subject of this article appeared in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. The subject of this article appears in Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified The subject of this article appears in Call of Duty Online The subject of this article appears in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 The subject of this article appears in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
For the similar killstreak in Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, see Helicopter (Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare).
For the similar scorestreak in Black Ops II, see Stealth Chopper.

The Attack Helicopter is a killstreak reward featured in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Call of Duty: Black Ops, and Call of Duty: Black Ops: Declassified, an Assault Strike Chain pointstreak in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, and a scorestreak in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 and Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2[edit | edit source]

The Attack Helicopter appears in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 as a seven killstreak reward (six with Hardline), and is identical to its Call of Duty 4 counterpart in appearance. It is generally less effective than its Call of Duty 4 counterpart, mainly because of the Cold Blooded perk.

It appears to fire FMJ rounds, as evidenced by the sound it makes when the bullets impact. The Attack Helicopter's (as well as the Harrier's) main weakness is its lack of flares. A single Javelin or Stinger missile will bring it down, as well as a single Predator Missile.

It will also linger around for a little longer than its Call of Duty 4 counterpart. Task Force 141, Rangers, and SEALs use the AH-1W(4B) Super Cobra. Militia, OpFor, and Spetsnaz use the Mi-24 Hind.

It is also very sensitive if shot at as it will immediately target the player and return fire. If attacking another target, it will immediately target the player once the other target is dead.

Harriers can be a lot more sensitive to enemies than the Attack Helicopter can. In addition, Harriers can also destroy any helicopter killstreak, further increasing the Harrier's advantage over this killstreak.

Call of Duty: Black Ops[edit | edit source]

"Call in a support helicopter."
— In-game description

The Attack Helicopter, or "Cobra" by multiplayer announcers, is a seven killstreak (six with Hardline) that is immediately available to the player at rank 1, along with the Spy Plane and Care Package. When activated, the user designates an area on the map near which the Attack Helicopter hovers for a short period of time.

This marking comes in handy when the player needs to protect a position, such as a bomb site or flag. On the small maps and many of the medium-small maps, placing an Attack Helicopter in the center of the map will allow it to cover nearly the whole playing field. Due to the function of the Ghost perk, and the rarity of players using its pro version, Attack Helicopters are quite deadly if the opposing team or players do not neutralize it in a timely manner.

The Attack Helicopter prioritizes shooting players who are locking on to it with a rocket launcher.

Destroying the Attack Helicopter can be accomplished with generous amounts of small arms fire or two rockets or missiles from a launcher weapon. Identifying friendly or hostile Attack Helicopters is possible by observing the dorsal stripe and camouflage colors, green markings on tan camouflage for friendly, and red markings on gray camouflage for hostile.

When shot down with a launcher or regular gun, the helicopter will appear to spin for a second and then explode in a ball of flame. 

It also has the ability to attack enemy attack dogs.

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3[edit | edit source]

The Attack Helicopter is a seven-point (six with Hardline) Strike Chain reward, which is part of the Assault Strike Chain in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. Like with its previous counterparts, the Attack Helicopter will either be an Mi-24 Hind or an AH-1 Cobra, depending on the faction.

It can be shot down by any rocket launcher. Like the previous Modern Warfare Attack Helicopter, it tends to go wherever enemies are located while circling the map. The Attack Helicopter takes 5–10 seconds to arrive, and will last for 60 seconds. The Attack Helicopter now hovers higher above the map and moves faster than in Call of Duty: Black Ops, and tends to be more aggressive than the version used in Modern Warfare 2.

It is also much less sensitive than the Modern Warfare 2 variant, as it won't return fire if shot at.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops: Declassified[edit | edit source]

"Call in a support helicopter."
— In-game description

The Attack Helicopter returns in Call of Duty: Black Ops: Declassified.

Call of Duty Online[edit | edit source]

The Attack Helicopter returns in Call of Duty Online as a killstreak. It is unlocked by default (level 1) and can be used after getting 7 kills without dying.

Like Modern Warfare 2, the Attack Helicopter's main weakness is its lack of flares. It can be brought down by a single Stinger missile without difficulty.

As the Attack Helicopter is AI-controlled, it will not target Blind Eye players. This makes it relatively easy to shoot down, particularly by players with both the Stinger and the perk.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 4[edit | edit source]

"Call in a support helicopter."
— In-game description

The Attack Helicopter returns in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 as the Attack Chopper, requiring a scorestreak of 1300. It needs 7 seconds to enter the battlefield, hovers over the map for 70 seconds before leaving. Being an aircraft, the helicopter can be targeted with launchers, 4 rockets are required to take it down. Players can hack enemy attack helicopters to let them become friendly units.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War[edit | edit source]

"Call in an armed support helicopter."
— In-game description

The Attack Helicopter returns in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. It requires a scorestreak of 5000 points.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2[edit | edit source]

  • In the final campaign level, "Museum" when the player presses the red button on either of the two rooms, the Attack Helicopter sound will play.

Call of Duty: Black Ops[edit | edit source]

  • The cockpit is near-fully rendered - it has the control board and the seats, but the detail level is very low. Unlike the Napalm Strike aircraft, however, this helicopter does not have a pilot or a gunner.
  • Both a friendly and enemy Attack Helicopter can be in the air at the same time.
  • On the Wii version, the Attack Helicopter is much stronger and fires faster than in other consoles/PC.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3[edit | edit source]

  • The Point Streak logo of the helicopter is now an Mi-24 Hind, as opposed to the usual AH-1 logo, but the kill logo is still an AH-1.
  • An Attack Helicopter can be rammed and destroyed by a C-130 Hercules as it drops a Juggernaut package. An example of such situation can be seen in this video.
  • In multiplayer the Attack Helicopter will explode differently if it is destroyed with a missile or if enough damage is done. If it destroyed with a missile, it will instantly explode in a huge ball of flame; if it simply takes enough damage it simply spins out of control and explodes normally.
  • The wreckage that spawns when an AH-1 is destroyed in a single hit will always face in the opposite direction of where the helicopter was facing.

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