Orbital VSAT question

#1Mr_SchickadancePosted 3/5/2013 5:16:37 PM
I have 4 unlock tokens left, and was thinking about using one to unlock the orbital VSAT. My only concern is that this will be a waste because I am an average player. So I don't want to unlock it and then get 3 VSATS a week or something.

So: How hard is it to earn a VSAT?

I usually run Lightning strike and tend to get at least 2 kills with it on average because I play objective based games and know where to drop the bombs.

If I get two (maybe 3) kills with my lightning strike, will that be enough to put me over the edge and earn the VSAT?

My plan is to link my streaks (UAV, Strike, VSAT). Any help/advice is appreciated!
#2Purely_LuckPosted 3/5/2013 5:18:39 PM
Vsat is able to be used in 2 ways, to start a swarm loop, or end a lightning loop. Standard swarm loops are Vsat-->Dogs-->Swarm, or Vsat-->Emp-->Swarm. For lightning loop you just run maybe UAV-->Lightning-->Vsat, and just loop those as they are not particularly difficult streaks to get, i would recommend to unlock vsat as IMO its the best scorestreak to influence the outcome of a game.
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#3Mr_Schickadance(Topic Creator)Posted 3/5/2013 5:20:55 PM
"i would recommend to unlock vsat as IMO its the best scorestreak to influence the outcome of a game."

That's what I was thinking. I almost always play objective games (Headquarters, hardpoitn etc.) and VSATS are worth their weight in gold. Just hope I average enough kills per life to get one.
#4puzzlefitePosted 3/5/2013 6:23:26 PM(edited)
Yea if your K/D isn't very high per game, I'd wait on the VSAT. 2 kills with a LS will get you 50 points. When I first started, my K/D was about 0.8. This is my first FPS game. I unlocked VSAT just because I knew how good it was so I used my unlock token on it. It was my 5th or 6th and hardly ever got it. Now I've figured out my playstyle and get the VSAT enough that it's worth having as a scoresteak. So the question is there something around Level 40+ that you'd rather unlock or maybe even Level 30. If not, then VSAT is good choice. VSAT is the only thing I still use that's 40+ that I unlocked.

You may want to try Sentry Gun and protecting it with trophies. You will get lots of kills in most games.

Camping more with a LMG is another option if you don't mind your SPM going down.
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#5Cornbread4lifePosted 3/5/2013 6:23:12 PM
Are you talking about a permanent unlock or a regular level unlock? Just curious as I don't think I've ever used all of my regular unlock tokens in a prestige.

I used my third permanent unlock on the vsat (first two were ghost and the an-94). Gotta have it.
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#6bbert901Posted 3/5/2013 10:01:18 PM(edited)
Uav lightning strike vsat and uav cuav vsat are good streaks, hardpoint and kill confirmed are good for earning high streaks too because you get a ton of points from caps and defends, or tags, respectively

Hardline is also huge i think it saves like three kills or something, flak jacket and tac mask are also huge because you stay alive much easier

I used a permanent unlock on vsat, totally worth it, best killstreak, by far

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#7TecmoB0Posted 3/5/2013 10:01:46 PM
im not a fan of the vsat right now. i run stealth chopper, escort, warthog. 1400 vs 1900. i receycle faster, cause less rage quits, and hit faster. helping a team of randoms with the vsat is among the worst things you can do!
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#8SpinalsniperPosted 3/5/2013 10:48:19 PM
If you get the VSAT, you may want to invest in hardwired. Nothin' more discouraging than getting what you have worked for to have someone call in a Counter UAV.
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#9Doktor_KaboomPosted 3/5/2013 10:52:56 PM
I'd say it's worth it. If you're going for vsat as your highest streak then try uav, sentry, vsat combo. If Noone is running emp which is surprisingly a rarity to see emp grenades then the sentry will get you there especially in kc. Let it do the work and take the tags from the kills from it.
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#10The_Last_AznPosted 3/5/2013 11:57:38 PM
Spinalsniper posted...
If you get the VSAT, you may want to invest in hardwired. Nothin' more discouraging than getting what you have worked for to have someone call in a Counter UAV.


1. Majority of players don't run CUAV.
2. You just earned a VSAT. Surely that 1200 points involved knocking a few people off of their streaks before they could earn a CUAV.
3. FJH is a default unlock. Even if the opponent calls in a UAV past your VSAT, you can switch to that class upon dying...
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