Black Ops II guns can Prestige

Treyarch game design director reveals weapons in newest Call of Duty can earn Prestige levels.

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Next month's Call of Duty: Black Ops II will offer up 55 levels and 10 Prestige levels for players to earn, but that is not all. Treyarch design director David Vonderhaar revealed over Twitter that the game will offer weapon Prestiges.

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"Did you know that you can Prestige any gun two times?" he wrote.

Weapon levelling was introduced in last year's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, but no Call of Duty game to date has allowed players to Prestige their weapons. It is not clear what benefit players will have to doing so in the new shooter.

In Black Ops II, players can enter Prestige mode once they reach the game's 55 level cap. However, unlike past games, doing so no longer resets progress. Players will keep their unlocked weapons and items in exchange for Prestige tokens that can be spent on additional Create-A-Class slots, among other things.

Black Ops II is due out November 13 for Xbox 360, PC, and PlayStation 3. A Wii U version will launch with the system in North America November 18.

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