The Specialist Strike Package is special in that instead of equipment and air support, players are rewarded with additional perks upon completing the required Strike Chain. Extra perks are obtained after getting two, four, and six points in a row without dying (this is one kill, three kills and five kills with Hardline). If a player achieves eight point streaks (7 with Hardline), they are rewarded with every perk except for Overkill, an additional "Specialist Bonus" in the form of experience, and all Weapon Proficiencies except for Damage, Breath, and Attachments (Breath and Impact are awarded on the Wii version), regardless of whether the weapon actually allows the Proficiency (for example, one can get Range, Melee and Speed for an Assault Rifle). These also apply to your secondary, and any weapon that you pick up (normally, weapons picked up will have no proficiency). Pro perks are only awarded if they have been unlocked. Once the player dies, they lose any of the extra perks/proficiencies and must start the strike chain over, much like the Assault strike package. The player may choose what perks will be gained in the Create-A-Class menu.
The Specialist Package is a popular choice among players who are trying to obtain the M.O.A.B. due to extra perks and Hardline Pro making the M.O.A.B. require 24 kills instead of 25 (every 2 assists also count as a kill), and Assault and Support Strike Chain kills do not count towards the M.O.A.B..
- 150 extra XP is earned when the first perk is earned, 250 when the second is earned, 300 when the third is earned, and 400 when all perks are obtained.
- The icon that appears when the Specialist bonus is achieved resembles the icon of the One Man Army Pro perk from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, with different colors.
- The name of the challenge to gain the Specialist Bonus a number of times also refers to One Man Army, being titled "OMA".
- This is the third time in Call of Duty multiplayer when the player can have more than three perks, the first time in Call of Duty: World at War which included vehicle perks as the fourth perk, the second in Call of Duty: Black Ops which enabled the player to gain four perks in the Sharpshooter Wager Match mode, and fourth in Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 with the use of Perk 1/2/3 Greed Wildcards.