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KEM Strike in Call of Duty Ghosts?
Call of Duty Ghosts features a kill streak reward known as the K.E.M. Strike. This is not a set kill streak that you set in the menus in multiplayer. The K.E.M. Strike is given to a player who gets 25 kills in a row without dying on a Call of Duty Ghosts multiplayer match.
This is similar to the tactical nuke in Modern Warfare 2 and the M.O.A.B. in Modern Warfare 3. The main difference is that it does not end the game, but it kills all the enemies on the other team one time. The K.E.M. Strike also changes the way some of the maps look. For example, on the "Strike Zone" map, buildings will be destroyed and the line of sight will be different after using a K.E.M. strike.
Tips and Tricks for Getting a K.E.M. Strike in Call of Duty Ghosts
Obviously, you need to survive at all costs in order to get a K.E.M. Strike. One death resets the killstreak. Note that only kills from your weapon, knife, and equipment count as a kill! Kills from killstreaks do not count.
Since kills do not count when using Assault or Support strike packages, it's much better to use the "Specialist strike package." The reason being is because the Specialist strike package allows you to receive more perks when you get kills consecutively. This will make you harder to kill over time because you will continue to receive more and more perks over time—essentially making you unstoppable if you play smart in Call of Duty Ghosts.
Use Stealthy Perks
It is quite important that you do not make yourself a target when you are trying to get 25 kills in a row. Use stealthy perks that allow you to maneuver around the map without being noticed as easily.
Stealth Perks in Call of Duty Ghosts
- Blind Eye
- Dead Silence
- Off the Grid
Using a silencer is also highly recommended if you are planning to try to get a K.E.M. Strike. A silencer is quiet so enemy players will not hear you very well. Perhaps even more important, however, is that you do not appear on the radar when firing a shot from your weapon when a silencer is equipped.
Also, using a silencer is very important if you use the "Off the Gird" perk. Since that perk makes you invisible on the radar to Sat Com and radar pings, it would be foolish to not use a silencer. Firing a weapon without a silencer would make that perk pointless because you would be giving away your position to other players in Call of Duty Ghosts multiplayer
How to Get a Strike
Avoid Open Areas or Buildings With Multiple Entrances
When trying to get 25 kills in a row to get a K.E.M. Strike, avoid any dangerous open areas or buildings with many exits and entrances. It will be extremely difficult to survive out in the open where snipers may see you or enemy players will pursue you.
Stick to the edges of the map or areas where enemies have a hard time spotting you, flanking you, and shooting you. Also, make sure you do not stay in the exact same spot every time. Even if you are getting a lot of kills, it takes a while to get 25 kills. Staying in the exact same area for long periods will make enemies suspicious and they may come after you for revenge. Do not run-and-gun, just do not defend the same spot the entire match because you will endanger yourself eventually.
It may also be a good idea to set traps like planting a C4 or I.E.D. somewhere to help acquire more kills needed to get the K.E.M. Strike in Call of Duty Ghosts multiplayer.
Use Scavenger Perk for Ammo
Since it may take a while to get 25 kills in a row, you may want to use the scavenger perk. This will help prevent you from running out of ammo. Scavenging for enemy weapons is very dangerous, especially if you are trying to get a K.E.M. Strike in Call of Duty Ghosts.
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Remember that it may take a while before you are able to get a K.E.M. Strike. It's not something that will happen every game in Call of Duty Ghosts. Not only simply because it takes a lot of kills, but the match may end before you reach the required amount of kills.
Falcon on June 03, 2016:
I was really confused when I got mine, I didn't know it existed in Call of Duty: Ghosts. I honestly thought it was a mortar strike from a quad-kill I narrowly pulled off in a Search and Destroy match on Freefall.
I wandered around the map for close to a minute before I realized I even had it.
kiwa on September 25, 2015:
i just got my k.E.M just now in strike zone!! that is my first one
and i got it on hardend
andy lodge on May 21, 2015:
I got mine in a kill orders care package but i did get around 15 kills before I got the package delivered so not sure if its just random or that if you get loads of kills before using the care package it makes a difference? It wasn't my first package but I have only had this game for like 2 days
frank on May 07, 2015:
I got 2 in a row I expected something amazing but it was just an easy kill all type ordeal lol
GT is Kiddo02 on Xbox 360 on July 04, 2014:
I got kem strike by 26 kills without die.
Dominique on June 24, 2014:
I got 25 kill in a row and didn't get a K.E.M
doubledosb22 on June 09, 2014:
I got a few with the vepr
noise on May 11, 2014:
Bots don't count as legit
yahir on April 16, 2014:
I actually dropped two legit Ken strikes with only the ripper. The maps were Bayview and ruins
Zombie killer on April 02, 2014:
I never got one
Dabiss on March 28, 2014:
I got mine today legit I got 25 kills in a row on team death match on overlord
Watumean42 on March 21, 2014:
First time I got a ken was the very first time I ever play call of duty ghost in domination on freight
CentennialGhost on December 30, 2013:
i got mine in a kill orders care package
Will on November 13, 2013:
I got one randomly out of a care package and that care package was the first one I had ever used so when I saw the grim reaper emblem over my care package( I didn't know what a K.E.M strike was at that time) I knew that it was going to be something that caused a lot of pain