I've heard a good amount of chatter about the Hardline pro perk, but I still can't wrap my head around how the pro perk works.

With Hardline Pro, when you get a care package, does it prompt you to see if you want to keep it and get another one? Do you always get a better one the second time or is it random?


When the care package drops you can see what is in it like normal. If you don't want what's in it you can tap X twice to reroll it.

From the wiki:

Hardline reduces all killstreak requirements by one. Its pro version allows the player to "re-roll" any killstreak crate by double-tapping the action button, which will change its contents randomly. A crate can only be re-rolled once, and will always change its content. While not yet released, a patch announced on December 4, 2010 will restrict Hardline Pro's re-roll to Care Packages only. The SAM Turret, Sentry Gun, and Valkyrie Rocket crates will no longer be re-rollable, greatly limiting its usefulness.

The chances of getting something good are slightly better though. Source

  • Treyarch is currently working on a patch to allow the player to only re-roll on a care package. It will not work on the sentry gun or SAM turret packages.
    – DarkShiva
    Dec 7 '10 at 2:01
  • Is it possible to do this with shared packages? For instance, someone without hardline gets a care package and then can someone with hardline come and re-roll the care package?
    – Earlz
    Feb 6 '11 at 2:38
  • If my above comment is true, then I've encountered a bug with this behavior where someone tried to re-roll my care package as I was capturing it and made the care package completely disappear and neither of us captured it.
    – Earlz
    Feb 6 '11 at 2:39

There is a good video on youtube covering the odds of getting something better when re-rolling a care package. The Valkyre Rocket is the break even point.

Youtube (WoodysGamertag) - When to reroll a care package When to reroll a care package

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