Every fan of Call of Duty multiplayer is quite familiar with the word "prestige."
Once you reach a certain level online, your character will Prestige, meaning you've reached a plateau of sorts. Then you just keep going to see if you can Prestige again; each prestige level requires more work. The upcoming Black Ops II will allow for players to gain 55 levels and 10 Prestige levels.
But we already knew that. What we didn't know is that the weapons themselves will be allowed to Prestige. Treyarch design director David Vonderhaar took to his Twitter page to drop the following mini-bombshell for the CoD faithful:
"Did you know that you can Prestige any gun two times?"
This isn't the first time a CoD has seen weapon-leveling, as last year's Modern Warfare 3 included that feature. But no entry has let players actually Prestige their weapons…let alone twice. We'll have to see what kind of advantage it gives a player to have a Prestiged weapon equipped, but we imagine we'll find out soon enough. By the way, once you reach that level cap of 55 in BOII, you'll Prestige but your stats and equipment won't be reset. You'll just keep going with your unlocked weapons and items in exchange for Prestige tokens that let you get more Create-a-Class slots and other goodies. Gotta love keeping your stuff.
If you've been living in a cave, Call of Duty: Black Ops II launches on November 13. Not far now.
Related Game(s): Call of Duty: Black Ops II