After an extremely long wait, Activision and Treyarch have officially revealed the progression system for Black Ops Cold War, including how it will unify with Modern Warfare and Warzone, as well as the confirmation of Prestige Mode.
If you’ve been eager to learn more about Black Ops Cold War’s progression system, then you’ve finally struck gold.
After many, many weeks of statements like ‘it’s coming before launch,’ Activision and Treyarch have finally revealed how the system will work, including its unification with Warzone and Modern Warfare alongside the introduction of a brand-new prestiging system.
Shared Progression in Black Ops Cold War, Modern Warfare, and Warzone
Players will progress through enlisted, otherwise known as military, ranks when the game launches (levels 1-55), which unlocks standard items, before transitioning to a seasonal rank once the game’s first season begins in December.
This seasonal rank is going to be shared between all three games, so you can level up the same rank, no matter which one you’re playing, allowing players to earn content faster.
When Black Ops Cold War Season 1 begins on December 10, your level in Modern Warfare and Warzone will be reset, while you keep all your already-unlocked items.
It was also reiterated that this progression system will be shared with the game’s Zombies mode, which was announced a few weeks back, meaning players will be able to unlock content across four separate modes, all at one time.
New and improved Prestige Mode
Black Ops Cold War is also set to introduce a new Prestige Mode. Details on how this new mode are a bit scarce at this point in time, however, Treyarch did confirm that this unified progression system will introduce a Seasonal Prestige.
What that means is a bit unclear, however, we do know that the system is going to be similar to standard seasonal progression with some elements of standard Prestige Mode thrown in and that it’ll allow you to earn “legacy items from the world of Black Ops.”
According to the developers, playing Black Ops Cold War is the preferred way to prestige due to challenges focused on the game. In addition, progression will be unified between both the seasonal level and prestige level.
If that’s all a bit confusing, not to worry, as Treyarch has promised that a full reveal of the new Prestige system will be coming on November 6, 2020, exactly one week before the full game is set to launch.
All in all, it’s nice that Treyarch finally unveiled all these changes. Fans have been waiting for a while to hear about it all, especially whether or not the game was getting a prestige mode and now they’re no longer in the dark.