A guide to Prestige Keys in BOCW

CoD Black Ops Cold War: What Are Prestige Keys?

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Black Ops Cold War does things differently than its predecessors! The Prestige Keys in Cold War are exciting! (Image Credit: Activision)

Many of you still remember Prestige from the previous Call of Duty games but you better forget everything you know. The Prestige system got an overhaul in Black Ops Cold War and now there are Prestige Keys!

First of all, it is important to know: You will get Prestige when you reach a certain level in Black Ops Cold War - so look at it as a rank. In Cold War the order is like this:

  • Prestige 1 (Season Level 1)
  • Prestige 2 (Season Level 50)
  • Prestige 3 (Season Level 100)


Each time you reach one of these levels, you will receive a key (aka Prestige Keys) and a sticker/emblem. These levels are part of the Season Level System, where you can see what level and prestige rank you have in the current season.

Since the Pre-Season is still running at the moment, the current Season Levels will continue until December 9, 2020. From December 10 on, the Season Levels will be reset. But you don't have to worry. Your progress to get a certain weapon or blueprint will remain the same.

Pre Season Prestige Keys

Don't worry, you can still start with Prestige levels now, your progress will stay the same! (Image credit: IGN/Activision)

Season One begins on December 10. There will also be a new Season Level, this time with 4 Prestige Ranks, not 3, but levels 50, 100, 150, and 200.

Those of you who say right now: Challenge Accepted, when you reach Season Level 200 you will be awarded the title Prestige Master and can change your Prestige Icon to whatever you like. But the really cool thing is, you can take your Season Level every Season up to Level 1,000 and get all 50 Level Milestone Rewards!

The Prestige Keys you get can only be used when Season One starts, on December 10. That's when the Prestige Shop opens, where you can get Legacy Prestige Icons. So what are you waiting for? Level till you drop!

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