Activision and Infinity Ward have explained the new progression system in the upcoming Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. First of all, the Prestige system is no longer present and it has been replaced by a seasonal Officer Rank system, which means that you won’t lose any functional item progression like you would when opting to “Prestige” as in past games.
Players will start off (as a Private) going through the “Enlisted” ranks from 1 to 55, with the last one being Command Sergeant Major V. That’s standard for Call of Duty games but after you hit 55, the Modern Warfare progression system brings something new to the table. At 55, you will have unlocked all functional items and when you rank up again, you will start with the Officer Ranks, of which there are 100 per season.
You will still gain XP and level up through the Officer Ranks in the new Call of Duty: Modern Warfare progression system and you will gain more reward in the form of seasonal emblems by handing in 10 ribbons which you gain through completing challenges as you level up. If you get to Officer Rank 100 in a season, you will unlock a weapon blueprint and an animated emblem to show off.
Further, weapons will also have an average of 50 attachments to unlock, so players will keep getting rewarded as they play the game, complete daily challenges, missions and more. Activision and Infinity Ward explain the new Modern Warfare progression system:
In this new Progression system, a player’s Enlisted Ranks of 1-55 are never reset and they will never have their functional items re-locked. Instead, players now progress into the new Officer Rank system: Rather than having to reset your Enlisted Rank, Modern Warfare will introduce Officer Ranks, a seasonal ranking system complete with rewards and 100 ranks to progress through. When you reach Officer Rank 1, you receive a cosmetic Weapon Blueprint for your promotion.
Ranking up through the Officer Ranks requires the same gameplay completion practices as you previously utilized in the Enlisted Ranks: by earning XP. Each time you level up within the Officer Ranks, you will unlock a special Officer Challenge. Similar to Daily Challenges, these objectives will reward plenty of XP upon completion, but also give you a special Seasonal Ribbon. Earning 10 ribbons gives you a special Season Emblem, with each additional 10 ribbons evolving that emblem. Collecting all 100 Ribbons unlocks an animated Emblem, which serves as proof of getting the ultimate achievement for that season. Reach the maximum Officer rank, and expect to receive another cosmetic Weapon Blueprint.
The initial Officer Ranks for the new Modern Warfare progression system will be available when the game launches on 25 October for PC, PS4 and Xbox One.
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