David Vonderhaar confirmed during our multiplayer press event that Weapon XP and level progression for weapons will be returning in Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 multiplayer.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 had weapon XP, where leveling up the weapon unlocked different items for the weapon.

Treyarch did not go into detail as to how many levels each weapon will have. Stay tuned.

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  • shantzonpoint

    I prefer the way AW unlocks their items better than xp leveling. I liked the option of focusing on the items you wanted to unlock first. Oh well.

    • Siftblade of Rivia

      You liked unlocking every attachment over again for every gun you used every time you prestiged?

      • Patrick Murray

        When you hit master prestige it’s not like that plus it’s easy getting attachments in that game unless your trying to get extended mags for the s12 (to unlock extended mags it requires double kills and the s12 sucks ?

      • shantzonpoint

        Like Patrick said it wasn’t overly difficult to unlock the attachments you wanted. Depending on how you play, you could unlock whatever attachments you were going for by level 15. It just adds to the challenge of prestiging a little bit but it wasn’t over done. If rather have the camos stay unlocked than the attachments.

        • Siftblade of Rivia

          I’d rather they all stay when prestiging. It didn’t add a challenge, it was repetitive and pointless. Why should I get a bunch of hip fire kills to get stock? How does that even make sense?

  • Michael:GodOfEWN

    Ah that sucks but it isn’t a huge deal. I was hoping for the Bo1 system of paying for the attachments you wanted. I’m also curious about zombies and their party games. Hoping for infected!

  • RdJokr

    As long as my attachments don’t reset upon prestiging, that’s fine by me.

    • shantzonpoint

      I’m guessing it will. Haven’t all CoD’s reset attachments after prestiging? I think you’ll keep your camo’s though.

      • Juses

        Noe

      • Kobrah

        Black Ops 2 you didn’t lose your attachments when prestiging (you did have to rank up to unlock the weapon again though), only if you specifically prestige that particular weapon.

    • Kurama The Nine-Tailed Fox

      In Black Ops 2 when you prestiged a weapon you lost all attachments unlocked for it but you didn’t lose the camos you earned for the weapon. So essentially there was 2 prestiges per gun so your attachments would get reset twice.

      But if you prestige your general rank that wouldn’t reset attachments on guns but if the gun is unlocked at a later level you had to wait till you reached the level to unlock the gun and start using it again. One of the prestige rewards though was permanently unlocking a weapon, perk etc.

    • Lol. Didn’t they in BO2? If they didn’t in BO3 it would be for no reason and to easy. I’d expect the same as BO2.
      EDIT: You meant rank prestiging. Oh ok yeah same.

    • Tsaki

      I think it’s a good thing that they reset. There should be tradeoffs for prestiging.

      • jordanxxxbrookes

        The tradeoff is having to unlock guns, perks and scorestreaks again(minus tokens) so it’s still tradeoffs. I get what you’re saying but tedious challenges shouldn’t be the main reason someone keeps playing, Getting better, improving from prev CODs, ranking up mutliple weapons, new maps etc can keep the game fresh. I mean it is COD, and unless it’s REALLY REALLY good there is a chance you’ll be done with that iteration by the time the next comes out.

  • MegaMan3k

    I wonder if the weapon XP is independent for each specialist?

    • Kurama The Nine-Tailed Fox

      That would suck.

    • Siftblade of Rivia

      Doubt it.

    • Daniel

      Yes it is

  • NOVA_POLARIS

    Vonderhaar confirmed he is doing a interview soon. Where can we watch it?

  • Kobrah

    I much prefer this system to what AW and ghosts did

    • NEWB

      Ghosts with the Squad Points? That’s a huge bag of hell no!

      • Fammy

        Lmao! This guy XD… “Huge bag of HELL NO!”

        • MLGPROSNIPES

          LMFAO XDDDXDXDDDXDD

      • Patrick Matthew Barahona

        Noticed that he said that HE PREFERED the system. He’s not speaking for everyone.

        • NEWB

          Yes and I responded with disagreement hence my “huge bag of hell no” comment. Have a nice day.

    • Daniel

      I would rather have this+CoD points

    • Bolbi Stroganovsky

      AW system was aight, but Ghosts, NOPE
      It was way tooooo easy unlocking weapons and equipment with the “Squad Points” system.

    • D3ADWANTED 25

      Yeah took me almost forvever to earn my Quickdraw Grip and Stock

    • I was fine with ghosts, if you were good you could get lots of them real quick, compared to AW’s cancer with those godawful challenges.

      I still cry when I see hipfiring for stock.

      • Kobrah

        That was exactly the problem with it. You could prestige and just remake your exact classes, made prestiging pointless and boring with nothing to work towards

        • No one , or very little cares about that factor because alot of people stay at the first prestige and sit there.

          • Kobrah

            I would like to choose when to reset my attachments, and only one gun at a time. But, there are many ways to play CoD. Each to their own

          • jordanxxxbrookes

            I get people want to challenge themselves and work towards something(it’s what COD does) but the way AW did it was a little over the top. Why make something too tedious just so for the sake of challenge? Getting camos is a challenge, once you prestige your weapon getting the attachments again is a challenge. If anything maybe they could have 3-4 weapon prestige levels. Maybe first is emblem, 2nd clan, 3rd paintshop or something idk.

          • Kobrah

            IKR, too hard to get some of the attachments in AW. Too tedious. And then having them all reset when you prestige

    • TheWalkingDon

      Remember Black Ops 1 and earning money to unlock items?

      • Kobrah

        Yes, but I still prefer BOII style

    • jordanxbrookes

      I prefer the COD Point system.

  • Blaine

    Did BO2 have weapon XP? The last game I specifically remember weapon XP was MW3.

    • Felix Lamirande

      Yes it has. 2 levels for the maximum

    • Siftblade of Rivia

      Yup. There were 2 prestiges for each weapon as well.

    • jordanxbrookes

      Yes.

  • Felix Lamirande

    The locked Scorestreaks aren’t revealed yet. Maybe the Blackbird is in there ? 🙂

    • DEMOLITION12

      we already know that

      • Felix Lamirande

        Where is it been confirmed that Blackbird scorestreak is returning ?

        • Daniel

          Vonderhaar confirmed it as soon as bo3 was announced

        • DEMOLITION12

          vonderhaars twitter

    • Siftblade of Rivia

      I want a video that shows these streaks in action. Every video I see is people circle-jerking the mothership. Can we please get gameplay of the RAPS, Cerberus, Combat Robot, HC-XD, and the Dart? If anyone has a link to a video that shows any of these, it’d be much appreciated.

      • Daniel

        Dart is the same shit as the hunter killer drone
        Hc xd is the same as rcxd but with hover
        Cerberus is the AGR
        RAPS is dogs
        Combat robot is almost the same as a squadmate from ghosts

        • Siftblade of Rivia

          It’ll still be cool to see them in action.

        • jordanxxxbrookes

          EXACTLY…I wouldn’t be surprised if they named “RAPS” as a cute way of not saying but meaning RAPES

        • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

          And the Bulldog, Grach, ARX, Lynx, Ameli, etc. in AW are directly copied and pasted from Ghosts

      • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

        Cerberus? Do they name shit to just name shit? Ruin, Sparrow, Siraph, etc. Lol. The names are so random and have no meaning behind them, it’s like they’re there to just sound cool. I guess that explains it?

        • JD

          Jesus Christ. Are the youth of today this dense?! There are these things called books that have been transcribed to the internet for you. In them they have information to keep you from sounding like an emotionally raised retard.

          Cerberus is the three headed guard dog that was chained to the gates of Hell.

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            Holy shit you are stupid. I know what the names mean and their origins, I’m saying that the names are randomly placed.

          • McToasty207

            I got what yoy meant, if you look at military aircraft today they also have random naming schemes. Only unifing factor seems to be they sound badass.

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            So pointless then?

          • McToasty207

            Totally Pointless

          • Paul

            OMG! Thank you! Do your homework, kids!

            Seraph: celestial being or angel

            Ruin: physical destruction or disintegration of something

            Outrider: one who escorts or clears the way for a vehicle or person

            Reaper: a person or machine that cuts and collects crops. Often tied with the “Grim” Reaper: As the name of a personification of death.

    • Xecho

      got any pictures on guns or and create a class?

    • Bolbi Stroganovsky

      Knowing that the Mothership is already an OP kill streak according to Pamaj’s video, I’m really interested what could be possibly higher / the next 6 killstreaks

      • Tsaki

        These killstreaks don’t necessarily mean that they are higher than the Mothership. They are just unknown to us. I think that the Mothership is the highest one

        • Bolbi Stroganovsky

          Hmm, interesting

      • Felix Lamirande

        I don’t think there are other scorestreaks higher than the Mothership because they confirmed that that streak is the highest, so …

        For example, the Orbital-VSAT is at 1200 points in Black ops 2, maybe they will put it at 1 250 points as it doesn’t have any scorestreaks, or maybe they will put it to 1 200 points again.

        • Bolbi Stroganovsky

          I see; I was just assuming there would be higher ones because of how it’s arranged in the screenshot.

      • jordanxxxbrookes

        Why is it “OP”? If it’s the highest streak it should be very good. Lodestar, K9 and Swarm on BOII were good but they weren’t going to be obtained unless you’re good or maybe enemy really bad besides the rare care package. Unless you’re getting a ton of kills or getting ton of objectives and a few kills then it won’t be a problem.

    • D3ADWANTED 25

      I wonder why can’t they include a this on youtube vids like the hud menu, equipment, weapon layout category and etc. Why just gameplay and people explaining, i want to see it for myself

    • Cerberus makes me think of X-men, I wonder why?

    • Mick

      I hope there’s more scorestreaks than what I’m seeing right now. I want something like bo2 scorestreaks where there was so many combos to choose from. Like the stealth chopper, lodestar, etc.

      • Kobrah

        There are about six that are still locked in the current version of the game, we don’t know what they are yet

    • Guywithbrains

      My wild guess: sentry gun, Blackbird, EMP, another controllable airship, swarm and hellstorm missile.

      • Kobrah

        They all seem likely

        • Guywithbrains

          Black Ops 1 and Black Ops 2 both got two controllable airships. I am pretty sure my list is at least over 50% correct.

          They renamed G.I. Unit to Combat Robot?

          • Kobrah

            I would say sentry gun, blackbird and missile strike for sure

      • Siftblade of Rivia

        I hope the Lodestar returns, that thing was fun as hell.

      • jordanxbrookes

        From what I know, there is a Fire Swarm as a scorestreak.

    • jordanxxxbrookes

      Those figuratively look like the BO2 scorestreaks with a different name haha. Although that’s a good thing and I’m sure they’ll function a little different

      • Felix Lamirande

        Of course. Personally, I loved the scorestreaks in BO2 :p

  • ben wills

    awehhh

  • theeeNerd

    This probably means cod points and wager matches are not gonna come back. But this game is still amazing.

    • DanzTheMan4

      Wager matches were in Black Op 2 but since you couldn’t “wager” anything, they were just called Party Games

      • theeeNerd

        Yup, I know they are in “Party Games” playlists. But they don’t have any “gambling” elements in it. So they are still not wager matches.

      • Jesus fuck please make a return, I’ve never had so much fun in cod in my life playing Wager/Party, all of them we’re fucking incredible to play.

  • Daniel

    I need cod points

  • [email protected]

    I think it’s going to be hilarious when someone takes down PlayStation’s crap servers down for a whole month every time DLC comes out so that Xbox and PlayStation gets it technically at the same time. Should be great. PlayStation still loses.

    • Patrick Murray

      OMG that would be awesome lol I hope lizard squad does that then Activision will be like ok Microsoft we want the deal back with xbox

      • [email protected]

        I doubt they do that, but it’d just be hilarious as Sony still would get no benefit. I can almost guarantee someone does take them down though. It’s so easy that someone like Lizard Squad would do it just because PlayStation sucks.

        • kainesgames

          Someone’s a fanboy…

        • Kobrah

          You do realise that Lizard Squad takes down the MS servers too…

        • Kurama The Nine-Tailed Fox
        • Patrick Murray

          Yeh lol I still can’t believe one guy took down psn for a month that’s extremely funny lol shows how much money and work they put into their sercurity

      • SoulTaker

        Yup because the guys who took down PSN and Xbox Live love Microsoft. Sorry dude, but that was a really stupid thing you just said, and I’m speaking as a PC gamer not a PS4 gamer.

        • spartanelite

          Wtf PC? Cod? This ain’t adding up

          • SoulTaker

            I’m saying I’m a PC player and not a PS4 player as he will most likely reply by calling me a “sony pony”.

        • Patrick Murray

          Lol I don’t mean it PC MASTER I’m sorry please love me sempai I’m just a console peasant

          • SoulTaker

            I don’t believe in that logic that some PC gamers do but if you want to go ahead and call yourself that be my guest?
            ;-;

      • jordanxbrookes

        Lmao they won’t sign with Xbox just because of DDoS attacks.

    • Red nova

      Sorry kid, accept the fact PlayStation gets all the DLC and beta first.
      PlayStation server jokes were cool in 2014.
      Also, the more you hate on PlayStation, the more it makes you look like an annoying crybaby bitch.
      Typical Xbox fanboy.
      GG.

    • Kurama The Nine-Tailed Fox
    • TheDemonOfHate

      lol i’ll make sure to have you in my prayers tonight. PlayStation servers get taken down for a month so Xbox & PS get it at the same time…what a fucking joke. lol this comment made my year. xD

      • [email protected]

        I just feel like it’ll most likely happen. Someone will do it just for fun.

    • jordanxbrookes

      Sadly enough, I can imagine that happening.

      • [email protected]

        For sure homie, that’s what I’m saying. Someone will definitely do it.

  • In Vonderhaar we trust.

  • I wanted COD Points. Well R.I.P.

    • Henry Greenshields

      IKR ! In BO1 CoD Points were sooooo fun !

  • super

    This websites comments has turned into complete AIDS.

    If it’s not xbox fans bitching about dlc or some shit its PS4 fans acting all arrogant and douchey, srsly guys grow the fuck up.

    • Siftblade of Rivia

      Have you read the comments? Looks like people are talking about BO3 to me.

    • Kobrah

      Not on this article mate. Maybe read before you comment?

    • spartanelite

      Not on this one but that one guy with the naruto monster picture is being the biggest ass of them all on the other articles

    • Dude, what website are you on?

    • Capten ermirica

      Ate shitt fagit an bumb yur boxX

  • Soldierzz Gaming

    Please like mw3 where even if you were using a shit gun you could get it gold!

    • Guywithbrains

      PM-9 <3. Almost got a MOAB with PM-9 and throwing knife. I want to put weird classes and get good stats in Black Ops 3 too.

      • LovekillerX

        Yeah PM-9 wasn’t a good weapon… still almost got a moab with it somehow. But also I almost got a moab with AA-12… and you probably know how bad range it has.

        • Juses

          AA-12 moabs were pretty easy

    • jordanxbrookes

      Remember when you unlocked Gold by using a weapon for a very long time up until Weapon Level 31? When Gold had meaning to it.

  • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

    Hopefully the amount of levels are enough, I’d like more than Black Ops 2’s, for more longevity.

    • Guywithbrains

      Although there is a limit where “longevity” is too much. For example adding another 15 prestiges to AW when I was already prestige 15 and I thought my task was done.

  • Spoderman

    ye i luvd teh waepone livlin nd prsetigign

    • Juses

      Stap. Derz tew meny Spodermen. B uriginal fagit.

      • Capten ermirica

        Scrw yu fagit im tha nwe boyy en tuwn

        • Baruck obuma

          fak u

          • Capten ermirica

            Wat yore problum barak yu wigga fagit? I wusn talken tu yu

          • Baruck obuma

            but i talking t u, u cnt talc t me leik dat or eh wil shug ur mom

  • PLAYSTATION MASTER RACE

    Can’t wait for BO3! Finally a COD game that is being led on the most powerful console and with the biggest customer base. The franchise will be reborn. It was dying on Xbox and you could see how bad it was on the reveal trailer a few weeks ago with grainy graphics and low res textures. Now the game is being promoted on a proper full HD console at max settings and it looks amazing!!

    • Random

      Pretty sure the reveal trailer was all captured in PS4 too – they had already signed the agreement by then, it was tweeted out by Sony first… and the footage looked no worse than what was shown at E3. Rose-tinted glasses in full effect.

      • PLAYSTATION MASTER RACE
        • zack

          Lmao the Xbox version looks better in those pictures. Make sure you don’t jerk off into the fan area of your ps4.

          • lunator100hd .

            No dude

          • Alireza888

            Inb4 Console Wars!

        • Juses

          Noe et duez nut

        • jordanxxxbrookes

          The top may be Xbox 360 but not XB1. They don’t ever make the graphical differences that over the top. Besides WiiU maybe

        • Trizay

          You’re assuming that the first picture was on Xbox even though you have no proof that it was. It’s much more likely that both are from PS4.

        • Stefan Lang

          Snatching a screen from a video that was probably lowered to 360p on YouTube. Prayers for your dumb ass.

        • forrest1985

          What a tool! You cant even get the same picture ffs!

    • shantzonpoint

      Lmao…you’re an idiot.

    • jordanxbrookes

      The franchise won’t be reborn. It will continue to decline.

      • jordanxxxbrookes

        True but you’ll continue to buy it so decline in quality is more relevant than decline in sales. Yes COD has been declining the past like 3 years but unfortunately people still make it the #1 selling gaming franchise not named Grand Theft Auto. So when you’re competing against previous iterations yet still ahead of the competition and nickle and dime people off microDLC you’re still winning. I imagine the amount of goodwill Treyarch has alone will at least surpass AW and Ghost sales and then they’ll do the opposite of what you’re doing and put a positive upwards trend spin on it.

    • forrest1985

      Whether ps4 is the most powerful console or not remains to be seen, however; COD always sells better on xbox even before exclusivity.

  • Tsaki

    I’m glad the weapon XP system returns. I really liked how you could prestige your weapon in BO2 and get a small reward for it. It adds to the replayability of the game

  • Capten ermirica

    BoxX fagitz ar all idiuts . Rubish cunsele for geys . Fuk spoderman juses ass wall

  • Ryumoau

    Yay! i loved the weapon leveling aspect of black ops 2. I’m a huge fan of leveling up anything to be honest. It adds more replayability. So glad that system was also brought to Campaign and Zombies. 🙂

    • ben wills

      Screw playing the game, lock everything for no good reason just so I can go through some artificial “progression” system based on nothing more than play time. Makes a ton of sense

      • Ryumoau

        …what are you babbling about?

  • jordanxbrookes

    So happy Weapon Leveling is back. Definitely like this system more than doing silly challenges to unlock my attachments.

    • jordanxxxbrookes

      you still had to do challenges to get camos. For attachments it was a bit much

  • Tones Mercurio

    modern warfare weapon system was great

  • Tricky VIk

    “I saw a gun that had the same iron sight is the MP5K in a gameplay video, I love those types of iron sights.”

  • ben wills

    Just dumb

  • Eddie Tupy

    i like bo2’s way so this one sounds good. i hope there is alot of prestige levels and prestige unlocks keeping a certain guns camo and/or unlock something else to perm unlock as well as earning CaC slots and other stuff

  • Cadence

    BO1’s CoD points system was my favorite, but I could see why people didn’t like it (you unlock the gun and then have to buy a gun you already unlocked).

    I’d like to see a hybrid system, with everything but basic camos costing CoD points. Marksman camos like Gold and Blue Tiger would be unlocked via headshots, double kills, etc. Exquisite camos would be open to anyone, but cost tons of CoD points; like three 1st place high roller wager matches worth of points. Once purchased, you only get the exquisite camo for that gun.

    Only elite players who complete lots of contracts (those were great), win wager matches (also great), or use 1-2 guns exclusively will have them. Bring back CoD points!