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How To Prestige in MW2 – Prestige Explained, Rewards, & More

Prestige in Call of Duty games is a sign of invested time and skill – here’s how to prestige in MW2 as well as everything you need to know about this system.

After reaching the maximum rank in Modern Warfare 2, there isn’t much else to do. You can focus on leveling up your guns fast, or simply play more matches for the fun of it.

However, you can reset your rank back to the start and level up all over again. This may seem to be tedious, but prestige in Call of Duty is one of the best elements of the multiplayer.

MW2 2022 Prestige System Explained

There is a prestige system in Modern Warfare 2, however, it is currently unavailable until Season 1 launches.

You’ll be able to level up until you reach Military Rank 55. Once you reach this cap, you’ll have to wait until the start of the next season, with your level being reset back to Rank 1.

Soldiers aiming round corner in Modern Warfare 2

If you’re not at the max level, find out how to rank up fast in Modern Warfare 2. This way, you can ensure that you prestige in the upcoming season.

How to Prestige in MW2

The only way to prestige currently is by waiting until the next season of Modern Warfare 2 launches on November 16, 2022.

When the new season becomes available, you’ll be automatically set to Rank 1 if you’re at Rank 55. If following a similar system to the last two Call of Duty games, you’ll have an extra three prestiges per season.

After prestige for the first time with Rank 55, you’ll then be playing for Seasonal Levels. Rank 1000 was the maximum Seasonal Level in Call of Duty Vanguard, and we expect MW2 to be the same.

It’s not only the Prestige system that arrives with the upcoming season, as Season 1 also brings DMZ, new guns, and more.

Maximum Prestige in Modern Warfare 2

The maximum prestige will likely be Level 1000, based on Black Ops Cold War and Vanguard’s Seasonal Level system.

Players would unlock a new prestige every 50 levels, signified by a new Emblem to showcase their prestige rank. At Seasonal Level 200, you’d reach the top rank of Master Prestige, but can further progress.

The cap has been at Military Rank 1000 for the Seasonal Levels since Black Ops Cold War. At the start of a new season, you’ll be set down to Military Rank 1, but you’ll keep your current Prestige Emblem.

What Does Prestige Give You in Modern Warfare 2?

Players are likely to get some Battle Pass Tier Skips, as well as extra cosmetics in MW2 when completing a prestige.

This is based on Black Ops Cold War and Vanguard, which MW2 is set to follow in terms of the prestige system.

Two Operators in Modern Warfare 2 Multiplayer

We’ll be updating this article when the first season of Modern Warfare 2 arrives. This is so we can make sure it is completely accurate.

Do You Lose Everything When Prestiging in MW2?

You don’t lose anything when completing a prestige in Modern Warfare 2, unlike some older Call of Duty titles.

Modern Warfare 2 is set to use the new Seasonal Prestige system. This means you won’t lose access to any of your hard-earned weapons.

In older Call of Duty games, Black Ops 4 and before, you’d lose your guns, perks, and more. When performing these old prestiges, you’d have to level up to the max Rank again to unlock everything.

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Wednesday 2nd of November 2022

Is this something you turn on or select? Does this happen on its own and if we are 55 we do nothing for it to happen?


Tuesday 8th of November 2022

@Ligma Natts, lol that’s some fun old school stuff right there!

@avidicus it sounds like every season you get rest (like other games that have seasons) and it sounds like what ever your rank is (7 or 55) that number will be added to your “session level”. If your level 7 when season 1 starts then 7 levels will be added to your “season level” your “season level” never resets and carry’s over every season. But your military rank resets every season (the level 1 - 55 ranks).

Ligma Natts

Thursday 3rd of November 2022

@Avidicus, You turn it on by pressing Alt+F4 in the main menu on PC.