Call of Duty: Black Ops Gets 15 Prestige Levels, 50 Ranks

News for all you Prestige addicts out there (and we know there’s lots of you.) Treyarch’s David Vonderhaar wrote a post on CoD HQ today confirming that Call of Duty: Black Ops will have 15 Prestige levels, and 50 ranks in each Prestige.

“Ironically this wasn’t supposed to be any sort of big secret.

However once a lot of people started trying to piece it together from the various videos it started to become fun. The more people that spammed me on Twitter and here, the longer I was going to wait.

However, I decided to spill the beans on Wednesday after reading a post by COD HQ user thePGTipsy where he suggested it was 15, but proceeded to give compelling (and largely accurate) evidence as to why he believed it.

Only 50 levels in the game, folks. If you work the math out (and some of you have) people who like to go to max Prestige will get more rewards along the way because of the extra 5 levels … but this doesn’t necessarily mean it will take you any longer or become any more of a grind than it has been.”

David ‘Vahn’ Vonderhaar”

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  1. Pewfii says:

    It does take longer to rank up, but treyarch does that so u dont get bored of the game once u beat it.

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  2. You no it really does not take a long time to level up it’s very easy just get more kills

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    • bryan marion says:

      The best wy to level fast is to pay attention to your challenges. Find out what guns need to complete the challenges and just get those. its the best and fasteset way. plus it adds variety to the game

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  3. nathan says:

    what level do you have to be on to prestige on black ops

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  4. Muhammad says:

    this game is good but i hate that it goes back in timeI liked how modern warfare 2 took place in our time that game was the best

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  5. goose says:

    type 3arc unlock on the computer at the main menu after you press shoot and aim button rapidly to get out of the chair then walk around the room until you find a computer then while your standing by the computer hold X (for Xbox 360) or hold sqare (for PS3) then type 3arc unlock then hold X or sqare to get off the computer next press A(Xbox 360)X(PS3) then that will make you sit down then go to campaign and you will see that it is beat if it is not already beat and if you go to zombies you will see that you have “five” if you do not already have it and it should unlock another zombies mission called “dead ops arcade” if you start up “dead ops arcade” it looks stupid but its better than it looks if it doesn’t give you “dead ops arcade” go back to the computer and type in doa to type in stuff on the computer look at the top right corner of the screen and click on the letters to type on the computer

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  6. Lorand says:

    Loving the game!!!

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  7. shane says:

    Ok you guys am I missing something here or not I’m at level 50 but it says 1 on the bar below where it slides to the right after each match am I in prestege level yet cause it hasnt unlocked my custom 6 yet ??? What do I do to unlock the bottom custom ones??????

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    • Sergio says:

      you have to go to your player card and at the bottom it sais prestige mode, if you accept it takes you back to level one and it erases everything and you have to start all over again, but you unlock custom 6

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    • oscardobanananalag says:

      you go to your playercard nd at the very bottom its says prestige mode press there and youll enter prestige 1

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    • Hunter says:

      Go to your playercard and it should say prestige mode agree with everything and you will unlock your custom 6 and begin to start leveling up again good luck

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  8. Smallar says:

    I reach level 50 but it won’t let me move from there help please or this is the last level

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    • The rat 32792 says:

      Wow people need to just open there eyes…If your not gaing anymore COD points..meaning your bar is all the way to the right then its time to prestige…Go into player card I believe and look where it says prestige…Go from there…

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    • xlightning79 says:

      Go to your profile and the agree at the bottom, to prestige.

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  9. What’s the real point in all this prestige stuff? It takes so long to rank up to 50, and than you do it over and over and over again! Can anyone fill me in?

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  10. Aaron says:

    How do I move up to the next prestige level!!!! Just finished 1 and at level 50 when do you move up or advance to the next prestige level!!!

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  11. Austin says:

    When you reach level 50, you can’t move up any more levels unless you prestige. In order to prestige you have to reach level 50 then go into your player card and click on “Prestige Mode”. Beware that if you prestige you go back to rank one, and loose all your guns and perks that you have unlocked. There are 15 prestige levels, so once you reach prestige level 15 rank 50 you are done, and can’t move up any further.

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  12. ghost ops says:

    i think black ops is beast i got all perks a golden ak 47 and face paint

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  13. Jake says:

    Why does this game ban and reset kids when they didnt hack glitch or cheat wtf.
    GT: sparksthecougar
    Level b4 reset: 7th 42
    Level after reset : 2nd prestige level 1
    Am i pissed off at this game ?
    Yes
    Am i gunna yell at activision and treyarch ?
    Already did and they dont do anything about it so you might as well sell yourgame

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  14. cadjock says:

    I just went to level 50 and have played a few times since. I’ve been playing in the combat training. My player card for ‘Prestige’ is locked out…… I have to begin all over and run through the different maps and such…. damn it!

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  15. jjadams says:

    How do you prestige

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  16. Kelly says:

    Alright so i’ve reached level 15 and Finnished it but when it’s done and it shows the credits ect. i press “A” to skip it and my screen goes black and freezes what do i do? PLEASE HELP i wanna move on -_-

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    • macauley says:

      just dont skip the credits and go though them I know its long but just deal with it and u cant move on once you have reached level 50 presige 15

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  17. killachumong says:

    black ops is the sickest game out love it add me if you wonna play

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  18. albert says:

    how do you unlock all the guns???????

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  19. macauley says:

    first strike map awsome!!!!!!!!!!!

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  20. macauley says:

    just reached level 50 presige 15!!!!!!!

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  21. macauley says:

    ok if ANYBODY can beat my intire career kills speak up now ok my career kills is 23678

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  22. Roger " No Hackers" says:

    Treyarch is just making more money with the hacks for the Prestige 15 level and the aimbot, if they were a serious company they will prevent that from happening, however they’re just like everyone else when money gets involved. FU Treyarch.

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  23. Mecha says:

    People is it really so hard to look at player card and say oh look prestige I mean haven’t you looked at your player card before. And the reason you can’t prestige in training is because the custom class 6-10 are in the beginning classes and training classes name go on mulitiplayer classes.

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  24. xchaos587x says:

    black ops is pretty cool, i liked how the career was exactly tied with the cuban missle crisis, good job treyarch xD

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  25. johnny says:

    how many prestiges are there

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  26. i have 3 prestige

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  27. mark says:

    i am on level 50 for the wii and cant get to prestihe 1 but i have enough xp. please help and tell me the answer!!!!!

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  28. abz says:

    u go on player card then go all the way down then u will see prestige mode then click it then go xxxxx

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  29. callum says:

    im prestige four level 36 and it took ages for me to do because im 12 and i still get like 25 kills each match ratio of 9.50 around most matches 7895 kills 2314 deaths :)

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  30. SHOTROWALI says:

    help me im on no prestige level 45

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  31. Alex says:

    I love black ops and I’m close to 2nd prestige! level 50 @ 20k exp. then i need to level up again and prestige! Like this if you’re a Call of Duty fan!

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  32. mobarcelona says:

    i am 11 prestige level 42 i could of been 15 by now but not aloud to go on it for too long

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  33. Hayden says:

    Haha I am at level 50 and prestige 15. This is my 6th time getting to level 50 and prestige 15! Suck on that beotches!

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  34. EPICxxPRODIGYx says:

    snipe or u will never get in a good clan my name on xbox is EPICxxPRODIGYx add me up

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  35. bird says:

    how many times do you have to prestige before you get a golden gun?

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  36. Jesus Chavez says:

    I don’t get why wont it let me prestige can anyone help me ??

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  37. Ben says:

    I’m prestige level 15 + 50 and all my guns are golden take that!!!!!

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  38. matthew says:

    How do you get the levels on multiplayer

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  39. jorge says:

    Can someone help me out please! K because I am already on prestige 1 but I’m moving on to prestige 2 but it won’t let me!!well plz help me think u very much

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