Ever since Modern Warfare revolutionised online first-person shooters back in 2007, Call of Duties have had a strong focus on levelling up.


And once we reach level 55, we have the option to enter prestige mode - and start over with a badge of honour.

And as we prestige again, we get a new badge, and so on and so forth.

The Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 remake, which dropped last Friday, continues this tradition.

Once you've reached the top level, unlocking weapons as you go, you'll be able to prestige. But it's a little different to the previous titles.

Wondering how the prestige systems works in Modern Warfare 3? Allow us to walk you through it.

CoD MW3 Prestige system explained: How to Prestige

Before we begin, we'll flag that the prestige system isn't available yet.

It will drop sometime in December, along with season 1.

Yet while we're not absolutely certain how it will go this time - there may be some surprises - we have a strong idea of how the prestige system will look.

In Modern Warfare 3, you can prestige when you hit level 55. But unlike in other titles, you won't have to start from scratch when you do. You'll be able to keep everything. You'll still earn the badge, but you'll be able to continue through the ranks.

Let's take a look at the various stages for each prestige badge:

  • Prestige 1 - Level 56 to 99
  • Prestige 2 - Level 100 to 149
  • Prestige 3 - Level 150 to 199
  • Prestige 4 - Level 200 to 249
  • Prestige 5 - Level 250

Judging by last year's MW2, a new prestige tier will be added with every season.

We'll update this page as soon as season 1 is released and we've experienced it first-hand. Until then, let's get training for when the time comes!

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