Black Ops 2 prestige cap revealed, CoD points axed

Tuesday, 14th August 2012 07:02 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Black Ops 2′s multiplayer won’t make use of Call of Duty points, and will feature a slimmed-down prestige system.

In a closed-door session at gamescom, Treyarch gave more details on Call of Duty: Black Ops 2′s multiplayer, revealing that in an attempt to simplify the franchise’s levelling system, players will now be able to climb through the ranks of 55 standard character levels and ten prestige ranks.

Every level up will earn one unlock token. Although there are over 100 items to be unlocked, they’re gated by level, and players won’t be able to get them all. Instead, you’ll choose from a range of options available at your current level, selecting those which best suit your playstyle at the time; to see everything, you’ll need multiple prestige levels.

Unlockable items include bonuses like score streaks and wildcards as well as weapons and equipment.

Black Ops 2 will not utilise CoD points, but medals make a return; players will score extra XP for certain feats, which are repeatable.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 is due in November on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Be sure to check out Dave’s detailed Black Ops 2 multiplayer preview and our extensive video footage of Black Ops 2 multiplayer in action.



  1. JimFear-666

    Treyarch definitly take the crown to IW

    Im not a big fan of cod but i really liked Blackops and i cant wait to play black ops 2

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Hirmetrium

    They have the potential to actually make a good game. It’s almost exciting to see. They know the criticisms, the laughing, the endless Modern Warfare crap. Now, they are actually trying to fix all that stuff.

    I look forward to seeing what the final product is like. If it’s genuinely good, or lives up to the COD legacy of playing to the lowest common denominator.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. DrDamn

    So to clarify the Prestige and unlocking situation. I presume going Prestige locks everything again and you get to see everything by unlocking the stuff you didn’t last time – but you will never be in a situation where you have everything available?

    #3 2 years ago

    ^ It does sound a bit confusing here…

    Seems like you could end up spending 100s of hours in the game, but still never unlock loads of stuff.


    #4 2 years ago
  5. Dave Cook

    @3 from what I understand you can’t ever have all 100 at once. That’s just make prestige players massively over powered. But to sample them all you must prestige several times.

    #5 2 years ago

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