MW3 Prestige Shop, tokens and unlocks explained

By Jamie Pert - Oct 22, 2011

One thing which has always been debatable when it comes to Call of Duty multiplayer is whether or not to prestige, well recently Robert Bowling (Infinity Ward’s Creative Strategist) spoke about Modern Warfare 3’s Prestige Shop in some detail – and by the looks of it there really will be reasons to prestige this time around.

Previously there have been some minor reasons to prestige, however the benefits have been quite minimal, it looks like Infinity Ward has listened to consumer feedback and decided to give gamers a reason to enter prestige mode – here’s a quick run through of what you get in MW3 if you prestige.

Each time you prestige you get a prestige token, these can be spent on a certain reward at the Prestige Shop, meaning that you are in control of what you get. We don’t have a full list of rewards, however we are told options available include an extra create-a-class, 2 hours of double XP (seems a bit stingy to us), double weapon XP (we’re not sure how long this lasts for) and there will also be exclusive titles and emblems to unlock.

That’s not all though, we have saved the best until last, a prestige token will also “Unlock one item from custom class that you can carry through the rest of the prestige level”, we guess this means that you could perhaps start with your favorite weapon / equipment from the game – which is great news for fans of guns etc which you unlock late into the game. Finally if you reach maximum prestige there will be one item in the prestige shop which will allow you to reset all your stats and start again.

Not only will you unlock prestige tokens when you prestige in MW3, but veteran CoD gamers will be rewarded, so if you prestiged in CoD4, World at War, Modern Warfare 2 or Black Ops you will have some prestige tokens to spend as soon as you start playing MW3. Currently we are unsure as to whether you get 1 prestige token per game that you prestiged on, or perhaps 1 prestige token per time you prestiged – if it is the latter some gamers could start with 45 tokens!

To give you time to prestige on past titles we can confirm that starting yesterday the entire Call of Duty franchise has double XP switched on, so get playing!

Check out this link to see the video which revealed this news.

Which reward will you take advantage of?

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