MW2 Season 5 will introduce a new Prestige Rank Cap and Max Level for players to strive for when playing multiplayer, Warzone, or even DMZ.

Since the beginning of Call of Duty, players have always grinded to obtain the highest level possible to showcase their Prestige badge in the lobbies. However, in MW2, it’s slightly different.

Before, players would reach max level, and that would be the end of it until a future Call of Duty game. In MW2, it is possible to see a Rank Cap increase during a season. This is exactly what is happening with MW2 Season 5.

What is the MW2 Max Level?

The current max level in MW2 Season 5 is Prestige 21 Level 1,050. Players who reach the max level will get rewarded with the unique Kastov-74u Weapon Blueprint, “No Warning.”

This means that to reach Max Level in MW2, you will first need to complete Prestige 1-20. It can take quite a bit, but focusing on challenges can help out a lot.

Prestige Ranks 18-21 and No Warning Weapon Blueprint
Prestige Ranks 18-21 Icons and Kastov-74u No Warning Weapon Blueprint

Here is a breakdown of all the current Prestige Ranks in MW2 and the levels you’ll need to climb to achieve them:

  • Prestige 2 – Reach Level 100
  • Prestige 3 – Reach Level 150
  • Prestige 4 – Reach Level 200
  • Prestige 5 – Reach Level 250 (Season 1 Level Cap)
  • Prestige 6 – Reach Level 300
  • Prestige 7 – Reach Level 350
  • Prestige 8 – Reach Level 400
  • Prestige 9 – Reach Level 450
  • Prestige 10 – Reach Level 500 (Season 2 Level Cap)
  • Prestige 11 – Reach Level 550
  • Prestige 12 – Reach Level 600
  • Prestige 13 – Reach Level 650 (Season 3 Level Cap)
  • Prestige 14 – Reach Level 700
  • Prestige 15 – Reach Level 750
  • Prestige 16 – Reach Level 800
  • Prestige 17 – Reach Level 850 (Season 4 Level Cap)
  • Prestige 18 – Reach Level 900
  • Prestige 19 – Reach Level 950
  • Prestige 20 – Reach Level 1,000
  • Prestige 21 – Reach Level 1,050 (Season 5 Level Cap)

How to Level Up Fast in MW2

The best way to level up fast in MW2 is to use Double XP tokens and play objective modes like Hardpoint and Domination.

Here are a few tips to help you on your way to reaching Level 1,050 in Modern Warfare 2:

  • When you play objective modes, you have a lot more opportunities to obtain XP from defending, attacking, or holding an objective.
    • During these modes, you want to always stay near the objective.
  • If you’re playing Hardpoint, try to stay inside the point and get kills. Any kills in the point are worth Double XP, and the point will always have plenty of players trying to take over it.
  • Use Decoy Grenades near an objective to get some easy assist points.
  • If you know you’re going to play for a while, use your Double XP tokens to boost the amount of XP you get every match.

If you’re looking to reach max Level 1,050 in MW2, then it’s always a great idea to learn about the current meta and see which weapons are performing well.