MW3 Prestige Shop info, Prestige token limit from previous games

By Jamie Pert - Oct 25, 2011

You may remember an article which we posted recently where we spoke about Modern Warfare 3’s Prestige Shop and the fact that if you entered Prestige Mode when playing previous CoD games you would get Prestige Tokens upon playing MW3 – well today we have some important information for you.

Recently Infinity Ward’s community manager, Robert Bowling (aka FourZeroTwo), cleared up a common misconception relating to just how many Prestige Tokens gamers would receive when they kick off their MW3 multiplayer career – you are in fact limited to one per game.

The tweet below (from FourZeroTwo) clearly states that you are limited to 1 token per previous game, there have been four CoD games which allow you to enter Prestige Mode (Modern Warfare, World at War, Modern Warfare 2 and Black Ops) – so the maximum amount of tokens you will be able get is 4. Some were hoping you would get 1 token per time you prestiged, which meant hardcore CoD fans could start with up to 45 tokens, this is not the case.

Yes, if you’re prestiging in #MW3 – you only get 1 token Max for previous games though.

You can see what you can spend your Prestige Tokens on here, we can also confirm that gamers will not be able to buy tokens for real money from the PlayStation Store, Xbox Live Marketplace or Steam etc – instead they have to be earned. You can see the tweet which confirmed this below, we are glad that the Infinity Ward team is not cashing in on this by selling Prestige Tokens – this way gamers get their rewards by putting the hours in.

No, Token are only earned, and used in the Prestige Shop

Finally we can confirm that you must play at least one game after entering Prestige Mode to get your token, this allows the MW3 servers to authenticate – likewise if you never bothered prestiging when playing previous CoD games you should load them up, enter Prestige Mode and then play at least one game to ensure that you get your token in MW3 – let’s hope you kept hold of your old CoD games!

Do you still have any other questions about the Prestige Shop or Prestige Tokens? If so, feel free to leave your queries in the comments section below.

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