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The Hollow Points deathstreak is obtained after being killed 5 times in a row without any kills. It gives the player extra bullet damage, which is similar to the effects of Stopping Power. It ends after one kill, and is unlocked at Level 71 and is the final deathstreak to be unlocked, making it one of the least used deathstreaks. Hollow points also cannot be stacked, meaning that after 5 deaths, another death without a kill will not add Hollow Points for another kill. Hollow Points is one of the most effective deathstreaks and will almost always guarantee a kill eventually. Once earned, like all other deathstreaks, it will appear on top of all the player's perks and weapon proficiencies. Enemies hit by a player using Hollow Points will barely have time to react. Hollow Points is most useful with sniper rifles, LMGs or assault rifles, because they have higher damage, and the extra damage bonus will be more useful. Shotguns will, most of the time, get a kill with one pull of the trigger, no matter what shotgun the player is using. Hollow Points also works like the Damage Proficiency for shotguns when not in use. Hollow Points doesn't affect rocket or grenade launchers as they don't count as bullet damage.
Hollow Points is not generally very effective in Hardcore mode, as weapons usually do not take more than 2 hits to kill, but it could help for weapons with the lowest damage stats/profiles or have too much hipfire spread when some shots can miss and not do its needed damage, such as pump-action shotguns (the Shotgun Attachment for Assault Rifles will especially need this in a struggling match).
- If using Hollow Points on hardcore, it is possible to get a one-shot kill from any range with any gun, excluding shotguns and silenced pistols.