Updated on December 6, 3:42 p.m. (GMT+8): Added images.

With the launch of Modern Warfare 3, fans have been unhappy with the current level 55 cap and wondering what the deal is with the MW3 prestige system.

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In this article, we’ll fill you in with everything we currently know about how prestiging will work in MW3.



How does the MW3 prestige system work

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Players in MW3 have plenty to work towards when it comes to leveling with all of the different weapons along with their account level. These levels and achievements are unlocked through plenty of paths ranging from kills, objectives, and more.

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The struggle for many players right now is simply patience. Unfortunately for those wanting to grind prestige quickly in the new title, the MW3 prestige system won’t go live until the launch of Season 1.

One big difference between the MW3 prestige system and the previous ones is that you won’t be completely reset when it comes to your weapons and unlocks. You’ll just move into the next prestige

Once it launches, it’s expected that it will work similarly to previous iterations. Players will be able to level up to 55, the max level in MW3, before choosing to prestige. Once you’ve prestige, you’ll move into the next prestige tier that was opened up during that season or any you haven’t already reached.

Using Modern Warfare 2 as an example, here are the first five prestige tiers:

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  • 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

Each one will come with a unique prestige icon that you can show off to share your accomplishments with everyone you come across.

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