Emergency Airdrop is a Killstreak featured in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Call of Duty: Ghosts, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, and Call of Duty: Vanguard, and a Scorestreak in Call of Duty: WWII.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
Emergency Airdrop is similar to Care Package, with the key difference being that Emergency Airdrop drops four crates instead of just one, and requires a killstreak of eight (seven if Hardline is used) instead of four. It also has a greater chance of dropping rewards with higher kill requirements, and it takes considerably longer to reach the smoke grenade and drop its crates.
Calling in an Emergency Airdrop sends in a cargo plane, which does not stop when it drops the crates. Because of this, crates can be spaced very far apart. Many players find themselves with some or even all of their rewards in unreachable areas if they are not careful.
The cargo plane that is used in the drop is interesting, as the developers of the game were supposed to use the C-130 model, however, it is actually an AC-130 that drops the packages.
When the player calls in a Emergency Airdrop, the first crate will be dropped in the red smoke; not all four crates spread with the red smoke in the middle, possibly causing one or several to end up in inaccessible areas. Calling in an Emergency Airdrop will reward the player with 250 XP.
- The probability of getting at least one of any item is as follows:
- Ammo: 40.0%
- UAV: 40.0%
- Counter-UAV: 50.2%
- Sentry Gun: 50.2%
- Predator Missile: 45.3%
- Precision Airstrike: 34.4%
- Harrier: 18.5%
- Attack Helicopter: 18.5%
- Pave Low: 11.5%
- Stealth Bomber: 11.5%
- Chopper Gunner: 7.8%
- AC-130: 7.8%
- EMP: 1.4%
- Tactical Nuke: 0.0%
- Emergency Airdrop: 0.0%
- Care Package: 0.0%
- The probability for each one of the four crates is the following:
- Ammo: 12.0%
- UAV: 12.0%
- Counter-UAV: 16.0%
- Sentry Gun: 16.0%
- Predator Missile: 14.0%
- Precision Airstrike: 10.0%
- Harrier: 5.0%
- Attack Helicopter: 5.0%
- Pave Low: 3.0%
- Stealth Bomber: 3.0%
- Chopper Gunner: 2.0%
- AC-130: 2.0%
- EMP: 1%
- Tactical Nuke: 0%
- Emergency Airdrop: 0%
- Care Package: 0%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
In Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, the Emergency Airdrop can only be acquired by holding a zone in the Drop Zone game mode. It was originally set to appear in as a pointstreak, but in this form it was replaced by the Escort Airdrop. There are cut quotes from the Multiplayer announcers.
Call of Duty: Ghosts
Call of Duty: WWII
The Emergency Airdrop returns in Call of Duty: WWII as a scorestreak.
It airdrops four Care Packages by parachutes. Players can shoot down parachutes causing the Care Packages to drop instantly.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
- "Call in three random killstreak care packages to your location."
- — Description
The Emergency Airdrop returns in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, where it is identical to its Modern Warfare 2 version but drops three Care Packages instead of four and contain no ammo drops.
Call of Duty: Vanguard
- "Drops three care packages, each rewarding a random killstreak on pickup."
- — In-game description
The Emergency Airdrop returns in Call of Duty: Vanguard as a Killstreak.
- The killstreak rewards in the crates will not count towards the player's killstreak.
- If a player crushes an enemy with a crate, it will count as a kill. If the player or, in team modes, a teammate, is crushed by the crate, it will count as a suicide.
- Players cannot shoot down the cargo plane. Additionally, even if an EMP is used while the plane is in the air, it will be completely unaffected and will drop the crates as normal.
- The plane that drops the crates is not a solid object, and projectiles such as the Predator Missile will pass through it.
- The rear ramp of the plane is not open, causing the packages to spawn just behind the aircraft.
- Unlike the Care Package, the Emergency Airdrop does not take up airspace, therefore, the player can throw as many they have.