The Prestige Ranks
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All New Prestige Ranks in MW2, Explained

Learn about the Prestige Rank system of Modern Warfare 2.

Many games in the Call of Duty franchise feature a Prestige system that allows players to show off their current rank to other users and unlock valuable rewards. However, the latest installment of the series includes a new rank mechanic, which may be challenging to understand. So, if you want to know more, we’ll explain all Prestige Ranks in Modern Warfare 2.

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All Prestige Ranks in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Explained

The Prestige Rank system of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 rewards players with exclusive items, including Emblems, Calling Cards, and new challenges. Compared to previous versions, MW2’s Prestige Rank does not reset at the end of each season, resulting in a fairer experience for all users.

Here is a list of all Prestige Ranks for Modern Warfare 2’s Season 01:

  • Prestige 1: Unlocked at Rank 55
  • Prestige 2: Unlocked at Rank 100
  • Prestige 3: Unlocked at Rank 150
  • Prestige 4: Unlocked at Rank 200
  • Prestige 5: Unlocked at Rank 250 (the current level cap until the end of Season 01)

You can view your Prestige Rank by selecting the menu at the top-right corner:

The Prestige Rank Tab
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Then, you can press ‘Progression’ to see Prestige Rank rewards. For instance, Prestige 1 unlocks the Cyber Assassin Calling Card, while Prestige 5 includes the Vertex Drive Blueprint:

Calling Card for Prestige Rank 1
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Players can increase their rank by participating in challenges and multiplayer matches. In addition, you’ll be able to use XP Tokens to earn Double XP for a limited time.

That’s everything you need to know about all the Prestige Ranks in Modern Warfare 2. For more Call of Duty content, you can check out the relevant links below, including our guides about how to get Custom Loadouts in Warzone 2 and the best guns in Modern Warfare 2 Multiplayer.

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Kristina is a Staff Writer and has been with Twinfinite for more than a year. She typically covers Minecraft, The Sims 4, Disney Dreamlight Valley, anime, Call of Duty, and newly released games. She loves the Metal Gear Solid series (Snake Eater especially), Rockstar's Bully, the Horizon franchise, What Remains of Edith Finch, and many more. Her dog is also an avid video game watcher, primarily when there's a horse or a cat. She has a Bachelor's degree in English from the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo and grew up gaming on the islands.