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Will Call of Duty: Modern Warfare remove prestiging?

Published: 10/Sep/2019 14:47 Updated: 10/Sep/2019 15:30

by Matt Porter

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Prestiging has long been a staple of the CoD franchise, but new leaks suggest that we may be waving goodbye to the legendary system with the release of Modern Warfare.

Prestiging first appeared in the original Modern Warfare game back in 2007, and since then has played an integral part in the franchise’s multiplayer mode, giving players the chance to trade in their current levels to earn a new rank logo and additional items or systems to show as a reward for their efforts.

It seems Modern Warfare is set to remove this feature for the first time in 12 years, with popular leaker TheGamingRevolution revealing the possibility in a series of tweets on September 10.

Infinity WardPrestiging has been in Call of Duty for over a decade.

On Twitter, TheGamingRevolution sent out a message to fellow YouTuber PrestigeIsKey, telling him that he thinks he will need to change his name to “just ‘IsKey’, finishing off with the Modern Warfare hashtag.

In response, PrestigeIsKey asked TGR to “elaborate,” with the YouTuber replying with a GIF showing a man disappearing into the ether, captioned simply with “Prestiging.”

How Modern Warfare’s ranking system will work without a Prestige function is unknown, but in a previous tweet, the TheGamingRevolution claimed that the game would have levels 1-55, while Infinity Ward have revealed that your rank will increase across all three of the game’s modes – Story mode, multiplayer, and Spec Ops.

It’s possible that the levels may be much bigger and require more time and XP to move up, thus making the process of ranking up much longer, or they may introduce an entirely new system to replace prestiging.

TheGamingRevolution has already revealed the level cap for the Modern Warfare beta, and was the first to correctly leak the game’s 2v2 Gunfight mode. The YouTuber has also claimed that a number of fan favorite game modes will be making a return, and that the game “100%” has a battle royale mode.

Of course, every leak should be taken with a grain of salt as it’s impossible to verify their legitimacy. With confirmed information only available from Activision or Infinity Ward, we may have to wait until the game’s launch on October 25 to find out for sure.

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Black Ops Cold War preorder guide: Editions, bonuses, cross-gen, more

Published: 27/Oct/2020 5:49 Updated: 27/Oct/2020 6:11

by Brad Norton

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Black Ops Cold War is almost upon us and if you’re struggling to keep on top of the many different versions, early in-game bonuses, and even cross-gen features, we’ve got you covered.

Treyarch’s next mainline entry in the Call of Duty series is fast approaching. After a record-shattering Alpha, followed by an equally impressive Beta, it’s clear that we’re in store for one of the biggest releases in franchise history.

More players are eager to drop into the action than ever before, but preordering can be a bit confusing. There are multiple unique versions of the game that span across five platforms. For veterans and newcomers alike, it can be easy to lose track of what’s included with each edition.

If you’re wondering which to preorder, we’ve got you covered. Below is a complete rundown of every version of Black Ops Cold War.

When does Black Ops Cold War release?

Treyarch’s next big release is launching on Friday, November 13, 2020. Black Ops Cold War will be available across more platforms than many previous releases. Current-gen players can hop in on day one across the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Meanwhile, those with next-gen consoles from day one can access the game on the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X + S. Of course, PC gamers will also be getting in on the fun as well.

Regardless of where you’re playing or where your friends are playing, everyone can still team up. Treyarch has confirmed that Black Ops Cold War will feature cross-platform and cross-generation play for all multiplayer modes as well as Zombies.

Digital Black Ops Cold War editions

It can be easy to lose track of what content and which features are included with the many different versions of Black Ops Cold War. Some come with weapon Blueprints while others come with the ability to play across multiple platforms.

To keep things simple, it’s worth bearing in mind that there are three main versions of the game. If you’re playing on PC, it couldn’t be simpler. Though if you’re a console gamer, things get a bit muddled due to the new generation of hardware.

Below is a full table of what you need to know. From preorder bonuses to the exact features and content provided with each version, use this as a guide before putting your money down.

PlayStation Digital Preorders

Standard Edition Cross-Gen Bundle Ultimate Edition
PS4 version of the game Included Included Included
PS5 version of the game PS4 version playable through backwards compatibility Included Included
Woods Operator Pack (available now in Warzone and Modern Warfare) Included Included Included
Confrontation Weapons Pack Included Included Included
Land, Sea, and Air Pack Included
Battle Pass Bundle (1 Season Battle Pass + 20 Tier Skips) Included

Xbox Digital Preorders

Standard Edition Cross-Gen Bundle Ultimate Edition
Xbox One version of the game Included Included Included
Xbox Series X + S versions of the game Xbox One version playable through backwards compatibility Included Included
Woods Operator Pack (available now in Warzone and Modern Warfare) Included Included Included
Confrontation Weapons Pack Included Included Included
Land, Sea, and Air Pack Included
Battle Pass Bundle (1 Season Battle Pass + 20 Tier Skips) Included

PC Digital Preorders

Standard Edition Ultimate Edition
PC version of the game Included Included
Woods Operator Pack (available now in Warzone and Modern Warfare) Included Included
Confrontation Weapons Pack Included Included
Land, Sea, and Air Pack Included
Battle Pass Bundle (1 Season Battle Pass + 20 Tier Skips) Included

Physical Black Ops Cold War editions

If you prefer to snag a physical copy of Black Ops Cold War, there are some unique details to keep in mind. With many digital versions of the game, cross-platform functionality is built-in. If you opt for a disc, however, an extra cost is associated with unlocking this cross-gen feature.

For example, if you buy a physical copy for the PS4 but want to play on PS5 in 2021, you’ll have to pay $10. It gets even more complicated if you purchase a physical copy for next-gen and want to revert back for whatever reason.

Below is a complete list of details to be wary of before buying a physical copy of Black Ops Cold War.

  • PS4 Standard Physical edition can upgrade to PS5 for $10.
  • PS5 Standard Physical edition only comes with the PS5 version. 
  • Xbox One Physical Standard edition cannot upgrade to Xbox Series X
  • Xbox Series X Standard Physical edition includes Xbox One copy
Black Ops Cold War gameplay
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Black Ops Cold War has three unique versions across five different platforms.

So there you have it, everything there is to know about the various editions of Black Ops Cold War. Options are almost always a good thing and there’s plenty to choose from to fit your ideal CoD experience.