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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?

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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

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  • 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
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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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