In today’s new game update (now live on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One), it looks like a new feature has been added for those at Master Prestige level.

Once you reach Master Prestige, you have the ability to rank up further. As you rank up, you will have the ability to unlock Black Ops 2, Black Ops 1, and World at War prestige icons to equip on your character in-game.

Twitter user @Elemxnt posted a great description on this feature on reddit.

  • Once you have hit Prestige Master, you are now level 56. You can now level up further WITHOUT a fresh start.
  • To get past level 56 (to 57) you need 55,000 XP. Other levels XP is unknown.
  • Currently, new max level is 1000.

Emblem Unlocks:

  • Level 100: 1st Prestige – W@W, BO1, BO2
  • Level 200: 2nd Prestige – W@W, BO1, BO2
  • Level 300: 3rd Prestige – W@W, BO1, BO2
  • Level 400: 4th Prestige – W@W, BO1, BO2
  • Level 500: 5th Prestige – W@W, BO1, BO2
  • Level 600: 6th Prestige – W@W, BO1, BO2
  • Level 700: 7th Prestige – W@W, BO1, BO2
  • Level 800: 8th Prestige – W@W, BO1, BO2
  • Level 900: 9th Prestige – W@W, BO1, BO2
  • Level 1000: 10th Prestige – W@W, BO1, BO2
  • Level 1000: 11-15th Prestige – BO1
  • Level 1000: Prestige Master – BO2

SOURCE: @Elemxntย (reddit, Twitter)

  • L1nKas

    Oh hell yes, it will extend this game lifecycle, very cool feature!

  • TheHorror

    Alright I can’t lie, THAT is sick as fuck

  • How can you customize your prestige icons? Been trying to find out how you do it, but can’t seem to find it.

    • Myth

      When you’re prestige master go to where you’d prestige and it’d be there.

      I have no idea if this is available for non-PM’s. Launched up BO3 on my PS4 and saw people at several prestiges being like 56 or 57 but not sure if they’d have access to customize emblems.

  • jordanxbrookes

    Nothing will ever beat this bad boy, NOTHING!!

    • Dr. Oppai

      i personally ike the prestige 14 emblem more

      • MichiganerE

        This skull looks happy about something.

        • Patrick Matthew Barahona

          It looks like he trolled someone.

          • MichiganerE

            That trolling fuck.

        • You just ruined it for me. It looks like it was photoshopped to be comically happy.

          • MichiganerE


  • Thomas the Tank(no)swag

    Why only to level 1000, why not unlimited?

    • CoDforever

      Too much numbers in lobby name

      • Thomas the Tank(no)swag

        9999 has the same amount of numbers as 1000

        • jordanxbrookes


          • Eddie Tupy


  • ScOott

    At least il have this to grind out when it comes to A.W 2

    • TheDemonOfHate


      • ScOott

        Give the freak oranges? .. *hands u a orange*

        • Ratboy

          can i get one?

          • ScOott

            U can have two my friend ๐Ÿ™‚

        • Joe Griffin

          fam pass me that shit, I’m sick

        • TheDemonOfHate

          Get the freak home

    • Scott

      At least treyarch has our back in this one , they felt our pain during Ghost , Aids W

    • tuby

      maybe AW 2 havent got sbmm. Beside SBMM cod AW was ok.. Dont say that it was one of my favorites cod

  • this is why Treyarch is bae

    • Mike Chamberlain

      Im unsure if you are saying they are good or you know what bae means and are calling them shit

      • Kobrah

        What do you think bae means? I’ve never heard it used in reference to something being shit

        • Patrick Matthew Barahona

          Just look up “bae means poop” in Google and you’ll have your answer.

          • Kobrah

            Ummm, I’d rather not

          • Patrick Matthew Barahona

            You were the one who was curious. Bae means shit.

          • and like with other words, bae has different meanings. ?

          • SnaffSnaff

            Does not excuse the gay-ness…. I can’t even bring myself to type it.. Bay was it? Oops.. let me try again.. Bea… GOD DAMN IT!

          • “Gay-ness”
            lol, you criticize me for using the word bae in a ironic, joking fashion, and you say gayness. you know, before you make yourself feel like a special little snowflake over what words you use or dont use. Just look at “gay-ness”

            you idiots are the people who comment on Youtube “I’m only 15 and i listen to this band from the 80s. i hate my generation”

            lol, fuck out of here, you’re not smart, you’re not special, you’re not different, you’re just an idiot.

          • tuby

            And for sure gay.

          • ouch that really hurt. god damn fam. find that chill in that savage of yours

          • Tuby

            Its was related to madame snaffsnaff

          • then why did you reply to me lol

          • Ventimus

            You’re a Treyarch dickrider. BO3 is garbage. I can’t wait to play COD 4 again. Only true COD vets know about COD 4. You’re probably a fucking kid who came in at BO2.

          • Please kill yourself.

          • Frostygem

            You first.

          • After you faggot

      • a lot of other words are also different in other languages. dont be the douche of the internet. you’re don’t look smart at all. and fyi, i mean the internet slang.

        • Patrick Matthew Barahona

          He wasn’t being a douce, he was just unsure. If you are going to insult someone, at least know how to say it. “you’re don’t look smart at all.” lol.

          • what I said wasnt incorrect, so the fact you tried to point that out is funny. creamy meme dude, and i didnt insult him, i implied to not be “that guy”. you know, that hipster fag that always comes in and ruins the whole joke or internet slang? yea that guy. so nice try fam lol

          • Patrick Matthew Barahona

            If that was a typo, that was a pretty big one. Not putting you down, just saying if you are going to call someone out on something, at least do it right and read before pressing post.

          • “if that was a typo, that was a pretty big one.”

            the fact that you have to exaggerate, is not only funny, but it’s honestly cute. Mistakes happen, and there is not much I can do about it but go back and edit it. All I can say is, is that I was on my phone and I just rush the comment and left the site. And like I said, I wasn’t calling the dude stupid or anything. I just said he doesn’t look smart, so the fact that you have to point out an obvious typo just kinda proves you really have nothing to add.

            but hey man, what ever makes you feel good about yourself, right?

          • Thatguy

            You may not reply anymore, but your grammar is atrocious. Why don’t you apply what you learned in school to the internet, unless of course you’re seven and lack the knowledge to do so. And much less to say, if you wish to provide a comeback to someone’s insult. use the correct words.

          • >says my grammar is atrocious
            >does not point out anything but make cliche, idiotic insults
            >Seven years old

            What? LOL

            You know, I’m reading back on my comments and I have to say, besides that one typo I made, my comments look fine for the most part. Seriously, you just look stupid and you should really do yourself a favor and off yourself.

          • Thatguy

            Look who learned to use capitalization and correct sentence structure. ๐Ÿ™‚ I do not see how the comment I made was cliche. ๐Ÿ˜›

          • I already knew how to use capitalization and correct sentence structure. You learn that in school, obviously. But, seeing how you’re extremely autistic and you have an ignorant mindset, sometimes I get lazy, sometimes I don’t care, because, you know, it’s the internet. Other times, I do it ironically. But hey man, whatever makes you feel good about yourself.

            and your insults are very cliche, you’re a typical internet douchebag that can only insult people based on grammar mistakes, instead of actually making an argument. You’re not special, you’re a fucking ignorant moron.

          • Ventimus

            You apparently didn’t know, because you didn’t use it. And, by the looks of it, you didn’t go to school at all.
            Since you were the one who started all of this, perhaps it is you who is the douchebag. You went straight to using offensive insults like autism. You find autism funny? I hope your children are all born with autism and maybe you can find out how “not funny” it really is. You are a disgusting waste of human trash.

          • Again, kill yourself. What kind of a faggot replies to a comment from 5 months ago. End your life now you stupid piece of shit.

          • Frostygem

            I love how you call everyone a faggot. Just saying, that pretty much says you’re the faggot.

          • Sounds interesting, faggot

    • E. Johnson

      If you use the word “bae” you are automatically classified as sub-standard in intelligence. /thread

      • that doesn’t end the thread, if anything, that comment just makes you look like a special little snowflake hipster fag. insulting my intelligence because i use an internet slang? yeah, you’re not very intelligence yourself. get out

  • Stefan Lang

    They are doing a lot for this game.

  • Furiouskid8972

    It’s like they knew that people are gonna play this for 3 years straight….

  • w

    i thought they said no additional prestiges? This is basically additional prestiges….

    • CoDforever


      • Myth

        How’s it not? Every 100 levels you get a new icon… Yes You don’t have to start over, but essentially the same exact thing as prestiging just bit more forgiving.

        3arc logic: “Well we said we dislike adding prestiges so that’s out the window… ideas”… “How about instead of them losing their level it stacks and we just give ’em old emblems?! Less work!” .. “Brilliant!”

        • CoDforever

          Dude its better this way because once you reached max level in older games xp literally meant nothing to you anymore. So there really wasnt an actual incentive to play anymore. Now you still get rewarded with xp even after hitting max so its not xp is useless after hitting max.

          Also about your treyarch quote .. is there anything wrong with that?

          • Eddie Tupy

            yes you still get the thrill of getting a level up

          • ZiggyMarlon1882

            I agree with Myth. I don’t know why the Call of Duty franchise is now adding extra levels to the game just to please the kids who play this game 24/7. There is no longer the sense of achievement that I feel when I reach master prestige as I know that I will more than likely have to do it all again. For someone who casually plays this game after work and at weekends and have reached master prestige on all of the other Call of Duty’s since Modern Warfare (the exception of Advanced Warfare), I simply feel that I have no chance of feeling the achievement that I once did previously. What will I gain from entering prestige now, other than to have to unlock all my weapons again?
            I do not want to be insulted about my intelligence or anything over the internet. I have three degrees a decent job and a passion for video games, that’s all. If for some reason you do not like what you have read, don’t reply. If you disagree, please reply and we all can discuss.

          • Eddie Tupy

            what do you mean start over again? once you hit master all you do is gain levels you dont lose your weapons.

          • CraziBoi94

            How is it better when they said that wasnt what they were going to do? They basically lied. Why cant I just get rewarded with something for getting master? It literally means jack shit in COD now.

          • CoDforever

            “Why cant I just get rewarded with something for getting master? It literally means jack shit in COD now.”

            What did it mean before?

          • Myth

            I’m more on about how Treyarch leads us to believe we’ll finally stop getting boring useless content in forms of extra levels in a desperate chance to extend the life of the game. And maybe they’ll actually make the game good enough where people want to play it after hitting max level not because they gave us a never ending carrot on a stick.

            No, it’s really not “better” than prestiges. It’s the same exact thing, just 45 more levels required and we get no new prestige emblems and just get to reuse old ones. I’m not saying I don’t like it, but that’s about as lazy as you can get to extend a games life. Arguably this is even lazier than what IW did in MW3… At least then they had to edit and add new emblems not just copy assets from old projects…

          • CoDforever

            “And maybe they’ll actually make the game good enough where people want to play it after hitting max level not because they gave us a never ending carrot on a stick.”

            I seriously dont know what the fuck is wrong with you. even when I hit max prestige, i will still be playing a ton of this game. Now I have even more incentive to do so. Why the fuck do people like you gotta nitpick the stupidest things, if you dont think its worth playing after max prestige THEN DONT FUCKING PLAY IT.

            and maybe we would rather have old emblems back like OG bo1 prestige icons rather than new shitty ones ..

          • Myth

            Awh, poor baby can’t refute that all other games that did this did it for no other reason then extend the lifespan of the game because it was a dull game lmao.

            And FYI, since your little brain can’t comprehend it. That quote there was reference to MW3 and AW.

          • CoDforever

            ” no other reason then extend the lifespan of the game”

            Do you immediately stop playing the game after reaching max prestige?

            And how do you even define the “lifespan” of a game?I bet if there were 20 prestiges on day 1 you wouldnt be complaining.

            Personally If I use your extremely flawed logic might as well say that the actual life span of the game is lvl 1 – lvl 55. Why go past level 55 when you have already unlocked everything?

    • Eddie Tupy

      in a way yes but you dont start fresh…

  • spartanelite

    Well I guess IMA be a all gold specialist dark matter level 1000 maybe don’t know if I really want to do that ๐Ÿ˜›

  • I guess Treyarch has seen what Infinity Ward & Sledgehammer are working on…

    • CoDforever

      LOOOOOOL I just now get what you mean

      • Eddie Tupy

        i dont get it

        • CoDforever

          That IW’s and SHG’s next game looks like complete shit

          • Dr. LilRobot

            oh yeah, that game we haven’t seen anything of yet. it totally looks like shit.

          • CoDforever

            Did I say we did? The comment the guy made was saying how 3arc saw their next game and decided to give us more levels since they know people are going to be playing this game for 3 years.

            Its a fucking joke ffs

          • Eddie Tupy

            they have stuff about it already?

    • ShadowMaster862


    • Kurama The Nine-Tailed Fox


    • Stewart Thomas

      Sadly you may not be to far from the truth

    • Ivan Johnson

      If you say so lol. All 3 got bad reps cause nobody know what they wanna play nowadays.

  • Haydn

    well, I guess seeing as ghosts 2 comes out next year ill have something to work towards ๐Ÿ˜›

  • JoZer805g

    I hope they add some Prestige icons from the Modern Warfare trilogy, Ghosts and AW for more grinding.

    • Chand_Beast

      They can’t while treyarch didn’t make those games

      • akaCamos

        Thats why advanced warfare had things from IW and Treyarch right?

        • SHGames is kinda still trying to find their identity.

  • Xvi_bahti_Ivx

    So if you master prestige am so you go for black ops 2 prestiges and then black ops 1 prestiges ???

  • kevin green

    when do we get this for the xb1 ?

    • Kenny

      “(now live on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One)” Please read the article next time.

      • kevin green

        2 hours ago it only said ps4 gomd kid

    • Geovanni

      Is this live yet on Xbox one cause it’s not updating for me

  • Ratboy

    did they fix the zombies master prestige glitch yet?

  • Eddie Tupy

    what a cool concept, kinda like what some rpg games do like diablo 3

  • Joe Griffin

    This is wayyyy better than the AW system with a whole new ranking up system. That just seemed infuriating

    • Devin Wolfe

      Still a grind so it’s not much different.

      • Except this time it’s optional, and it’s just for icons.

        • Devin Wolfe

          It was optional before in AW

          • Xero

            Not really

          • Devin Wolfe

            It was anyone one who says otherwise didn’t actually learn the game.

          • tippsy09

            lol u get fucking weapons for prestiging

          • Exactly. The only thing you get here is icons. They aren’t OP, and they don’t serve any purpose, unlike the fucking Elite weapon variants you would get for entering Master Prestige.

            This time, it’s optional.

  • Imventing

    holy shit… this might be the first cod i won’t max out.

    • Patrick Matthew Barahona

      AW almost had a similar amount of ranks.

      • RandomBit

        True, except this makes it look bigger.

      • Imventing

        30 wasn’t that bad tbh compared to this

  • [EV] BLISS

    WTF Im master prestige and I can change any prestige emblem!! I love 10th so I picked that one, but that shit is insane how you can change your rank to any prestige

  • kevin green

    man that update isnt live for xb1 you liar

    • kevin green

      as i say that it starts updating smdh

  • Chris Ilott

    How long will it take to reach level 1000 with 56-57 at 55,000 xp ? Treyarch better be adding loads of stuff to multiplayer because that’s a hell of a lot of hours

    • [EV] BLISS

      Took me 4 hours to get from 56 to 61 so It’s basically impossible to get to lvl 1000 at this point.

      • Stewart Thomas

        This is a rough idea to give you some scope but you can adjust to suit your scores.

        Just to put some perspective on that. Let’s just say it’s a flat 55,000 XP per level and it does not increase. (Not likely)

        That’s 945 levels at 55,000 XP

        Or a total of 51,975,000 XP

        If you average that at 10,000XP per game That’s 5,200 games

        10 mins per game that’s 867 hours or 36 days!!!!!!!!!

        Holy crap

        • Hazza227

          I played 40 days on bo2 yes I have no life

      • Cyborg-jones

        We will never get at this level

  • YoungMurf

    Damn that’s a lot of levels! Good for replayability though ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Drasadex

    god fucking damn

  • [EV] BLISS

    It’s impossible to get lvl 1000. I went from lvl 56 to 61 in 4 hours. And I’m not a thumbless gamer, my average kills was around 45, and yet I only ranked up like 5 levels. It’s insane, you need like 60,000 to rank up a level, how in the world is it possible to get lvl 1000 lol

  • Stewart Thomas

    Just to put some perspective on that. Let’s just say it’s a flat 55,000 XP per level and it does not increase. (Not likely)

    That’s 945 levels at 55,000 XP

    Or a total of 51,975,000 XP

    If you average that at 10,000XP per game That’s 5,200 games

    10 mins per game that’s 867 hours or 36 days!!!!!!!!!

    Holy crap

  • tuby

    nice let the grind begin. halfway prestige 7 at the moment.

  • Jon

    Thats like an extra 35 prestiges. Holy SHIT!!

  • Cyborg-jones

    Supply drops will not be in bo3… they add the blackmarket.

    There will be no other level after the final prestige in bo3… they add the Master prestige levels.

    Guys this game is AW 2

  • Jose Rogelio Vega

    Wish they would bring back colored clan tags like from BO1


    it’s a shame that the multiplayer is shit

  • Cole Magee

    I am currently in a game with someone who is a first prestige level 62 O.o (On xbox one, chaos moshpit)

    • [EV] BLISS

      When you hit master prestige you can change your prestige icon to what ever you want.

  • jooker-jr

    This is something that is VERY far from reality, but do think that there will be no cod in 2016?! Haven’t played it yet but This is the first cod where I would say that I have too much content for a year.

  • Damn wish they would’ve made this information more available as I just reported a guy for cheating in a match because of his level and the fact he went 25 and 0 before he’s first death.

    Blame the hacker in WaW for that one, lol!

  • ColonelBazz

    Is it 55.000 for every level? Or does it keep growing? XD

  • manimpacking

    ONLY PS4 … Glitch FOR SALE: master prestige 1000, modded custom classes, brassknuckles , butterfly knife, bowie knife, wrench ,all gold camos ,dark matter hit my kik: encantadinero hit my ig: encantadinero๏ปฟ

  • Zvyw

    I’m willing to give lvl 1000 master prestige including dark matter and all camos for 20 psn

  • Zvyw

    I’m willing to give lvl 1000 master prestige including dark matter and all camos for 20 psn Kik me x3D_party_king_3dx

  • usserxplorer

    what about PC gamers with bo3

  • Alan Eagle

    Ok, so stupid question. I only managed to Prestige Master in BO2… Does that mean I’ll get Level 1000 in BO3???