Call of Duty: Modern Warfare | How the new progression system works (goodbye prestige and hello seasons).

With the long awaited Call of Duty: Modern Warfare arriving this week, the Activision is maintaining high engagement with updates on the game’s features and mechanics on his blog. In a recent blog post, Activision has now described how the progression will work, explaining in detail the differences between the new title and previous games in the series.

The most notable difference in how the progression works is the removal of the Prestige redefinitions that have been essential to the series since the original 2007 title introduced. To replace this system, Activision divided the progression into Modern Warfare into three separate ratings for leveling that include a standard rating system, a seasonal system similar to games like Fortnite and Apex Legends, and then a continuous level system that has no apparent level or redefinition.

The seasonal system, dubbed Officer Rank, is based on a progression style similar to that of standard Rankings, except that it offers special rewards that are reset each season. After a player reaches the maximum level of 55 in the Ranking, earning all available weapons, loadouts and killstreaks, he will be rewarded with Officer Rank 1, which will give him access to a special and seasonal emblem, as well as a series of challenges to officers who will help them to qualify faster. For each officer level reached, players will earn a ribbon and, for every 10 ribbons received, the seasonal emblem will be updated piece by piece, until it becomes an animated emblem with 100 ribbons.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare |  How the new progression system works (goodbye prestige and hello seasons)

As the term “seasonal” suggests, Officer Ranks will be redefined at the end of each season, leaving all players in Officer Rank 1 at the start of the new season and giving everyone the opportunity to move up the ranks again to get a new emblem. Since Officer Rank is restarted, Enlistment Ranks will not, instead, choose to stop at 55 without the prestige option and need to recover all previously unlocked weapons and unlock strips again. Weapons, however, will also have their own experience, specified for each individual weapon, that unlocks modifications and skins as players continue to use the weapons, as another way for players to unlock weapon skins.

Choosing to remove the prestigious system and instead offer players seasonal rewards, Activision is looking to keep players’ attention in the future, ensuring that more hardcore players have to come back season after season to collect everything. This strategy has worked for other games in the past, such as Fortnite and Apex Legends.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare |  How the new progression system works (goodbye prestige and hello seasons)

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare will be released on October 25 for PC, PS4 and Xbox One.