The new Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 is the hottest game on the market right now, and there's no doubt it'll end up being the most unwrapped gaming gift come Christmas morning.
The first-person shooter hopes to carry on the tradition of its many predecessors in bringing the most action-packed gaming modes, along with a high-replay value, to its legions of fans.
In Black Ops 2, Prestige Mode adds hours of incentivized gameplay and allows players to unlock badges, weapon add-ons, and custom skins. It's great for showing off your skills and building expertise in a wide array of weapons and useful tactics.
There are 55 levels per Prestige, with 10 Prestiges, similar to Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. And if you're interesting in emblems, here's an image of all of the confirmed prestige emblems, including the Master Prestige at the bottom.
These are some unconfirmed emblems that may be included in some other downloadable content.
The emblems are unlocked when a player levels up his or her character throughout Prestige Mode. One must get to level 55 by playing the single-player mode and gaining XP. Once level 55 is reached, you can unlock Prestige Mode. But in COD: Black Ops 2, Prestige Mode is a little different because Treyarch decided to tinker with the formula in hopes to get more people to Prestige.
Unlike previous versions, when you reach level 55 and hit Prestige, you will not have to start over from the scratch with all of your weapon add-ons stripped away. You keep all of your weapons and unlocks and are instead presented with three options: Create Extra Class Slot, Refund Tokens, and FreshStart.
The extra class slot if pretty self explanatory, FreshStart is for those yearning for the old Prestige experience; this will wipe all of your achievements and weapon upgrades just like before. Then there is the token refund.
This video explains more on these options, as well as tips on how to prestige in general in Black Ops 2.
Now, throughout playing and reaching level 55, you receive one token per level, for a total of 55 tokens. These tokens can be used to unlock attachments, weapons and perks.
If you level up in Prestige, but don't like the weapons and upgrades you have chosen, the Refund will give you all of your earned token back and reset your purchases. This allows you to go back and unlock other items with those old tokens. Great for those not happy with their characters.
What do you think about the new Prestige Mode in BO2?