Call of Duty WW2 Prestige is somewhat similar to previous games, but with more things to max out than usual.
Prestiging in a Call of Duty game means to reach maximum level and then starting over in order to keep accumulating XP again. While the many unlocks you've gained along the way reset, there are exclusive rewards and some obvious distinction to say you have climbed the ranks to anyone you face online.
There are three areas you can Prestige in with Call of Duty WW2 - Soldier Prestige, Division Prestige and Weapon Prestige - giving you plenty to work towards as you master multiplayer.
Soldier Prestige rewards
Once you reach your overall rank of 55, you can reach a new area of the Headquarters known as Prestige Outlook, found down the passage right of where you find your Mail.
By visiting the General on the edge of the cliff you can Soldier Prestige, which does the following:
- Resets you back to Rank 1
- Resets weapon, equipment, Basic Training and Scorestreak unlocks
- Keeps weapon attachments, Challenge, camo, calling card progression
- Unlocks a unique Prestige Player card, Prestige helmet
- Unlocks a new class slot
- Gives you one Prestige Unlock token (allowing you to unlock anything permanently, even after Prestige)
- Adds a temporary Prestige symbol in Headquarters
- Permanent access to Prestige Overlook in Headquarters
- Achievement / Trophy unlock
You can Prestige multiple times, each time increasing your Prestige rank and giving you new bonus cosmetic items. Here's PrestigeIsKey on YouTube showing the Prestige Overlook area and what exactly unlocks when you Prestige first time:
Division Prestige rewards
Each of the five Divisions have their own ranks. Once you have levelled the fourth rank, you can choose to Prestige like you would your overall Soldier rank. Doing so resets all perks up until that point (all of which are explained in our Division guide) and for the first time on any Division, an Achievement or Trophy.
Like Soldier Prestige you can Division Prestige more than once, giving additional bonuses:
- Division Prestige 1: Unique weapon and Basic Training
- Division Prestige 2: Unique Player Card
- Division Prestige 3: Unique Uniform
- Division Prestige 4: Weapon variant
You can see the above in FlipArtz's YouTube video showing the four Prestiges:
Out for more advice on COD WW2's multiplayer? It's worth checking out which Division suits you best, then how to unlock the best COD WW2 guns as well as its various Prestige rewards using fast XP methods. If you're still having connectibity problems post-launch meanwhile, our Call of Duty WW2 server issues delves into error codes and other troubleshooting tips, and finally we can also help you tick off the Commend a soldier challenge in Headquarters, too.
Weapon Prestige rewards
Each weapon - both primary and secondary - also has its own rank. As you rank up a weapon you will unlock more attachments, and deciding to Prestige from rank 12 at the Gunsmith in the Headquarters resets those unlocks, but gives you the following in return:
- Prestige 1 - Clan Tag
- Prestige 2 - Kill Counter
You can add both to the weapon customisation area in its own Prestige field. Like Prestiging elsewhere, it's a neat cosmetic bonus to justify the hours you've put into multiplayer.