Call of Duty: Modern Warfare to replace prestiges with ‘officer ranks’21st October 2019
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare will deviate from the traditional prestige system in favour of a new officer rank classification.
In previous entries, when a player reached the maximum multiplayer level they would be presented with the ability to ‘prestige’. This meant they could begin anew from level one but with a special badge indicative of their prestige level, showcasing their dedication.
Activision will now be introducing ‘Officer Ranks’ in place of the previous system.
When beginning in the online mode, players will start in the ‘Enlisted Ranks’ category as a ‘Private’, or level one.
The duration of this category pans out in the same manner as previous Call of Duty titles, with each set of experience points (XP) earned contributing to the next level.
As is typical in these games, progressing through the enlisted ranks will unlock more weapons, custom loadout slots, perks, field upgrades and kill streaks. Upon reaching Command Sergeant Major V (level 55) the player will have additional upgrades at their disposal.
Unlike the prestige system, gamers will no longer have their level reset. Instead they will progress into the new officer rank system.
Rank one will unlock a cosmetic weapon blueprint once the promotion has been achieved. There are 100 ranks to climb through with rewards along the way.
Levelling up through the ranks follows the same format as the enlisted ranks by earning XP. Each level enables a special ‘Officer Challenge’ which grants XP alongside a special seasonal ‘ribbon’ once finished.
Earning 10 ribbons awards the player a unique ‘Season Emblem’ with an additional 10 contributing to the emblem’s evolution.
When a player earns 100 ribbons they will be given an animated emblem to don as proof of obtaining the ultimate achievement for that season.
Reaching the maximum rank will also reward the player with another cosmetic weapon blueprint.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare launches on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on October 25.
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