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The subject of this article appeared in Call of Duty: Black Ops II. The subject of this article appears in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4


For the name of the squad, see Warthog Squad.

The Warthog is a Scorestreak reward featured in Call of Duty: Black Ops II and Call of Duty: Black Ops 4.

Call of Duty: Black Ops II

"Fast jet aircraft that provides close air support via several strafe runs using its avenger cannon and rocket pods."
— Scorestreak description


The Warthog is obtained upon accumulating 1400 points in score. It features an A-10 Thunderbolt II strafing back and forth across the map to provide close air support. It uses its 30mm Avenger cannon and rocket pods to dispatch large enemy forces, similarly to the Strafe Run in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. However, unlike the Strafe Run, it is much faster, uses explosive rounds, and is harder to shoot down due to the speed at which it moves across the map (it is possible to shoot it down, but it has two sets of flares, requiring three missiles, but its movement speed makes lock-on difficult, and sometimes missiles can even hit buildings or terrain). There is a high chance of getting multiple kills if enough players are exposed, although on Hardcore it can result in multiple teamkills and suicides on close quarters maps. The duration of the strafe run depends on the map's size, with bigger area meaning longer strafe runs.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 4

"AI piloted strafe run that lays down heavy machine gun and rocket fire."
— Description


The Warthog returns in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 as the Thresher and remains the same as in Black Ops II.

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Trivia

Call of Duty: Black Ops II

  • The menu icon for the Warthog is missing the GAU-8 Avenger cannon.
  • Destroying a Warthog gives the player the 'hogtied' medal.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4

  • In pre-alpha gameplay, the Thresher was referenced as the Strafe Run in the menus. Additionally, the Thresher's icon is also called the Razorback in the game files.
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