Call Of Duty Black Ops Cold War will include a brand-new prestige system, according to a lengthy blog post from Activision. The prestige system was replaced in favor of an Officer Ranks system in 2019’s Modern Warfare soft reboot. 

The first season of Black Ops Cold War begins at some time in December 2020, and will for the first time bring “universal and synchronized player progression between Black Ops Cold War, Modern Warfare and Warzone.” Activision is launching a Seasonal Prestige leveling system that’ll be shared across all three games, replacing the former seasonal officer progression system, now known as Season Levels.  At the beginning of Season One, a player's Military rank, (formerly Enlisted Ranks), will be reset within Modern Warfare and Warzone, synced to your current progression level in Black Ops Cold War, (XP only, all weapons, perks, and the like remain unaffected).

Activision outline a weapon progression system that will allow players to use any guns from Modern Warfare and Black Ops Cold War in WarzoneNext, any operators unlocked from Modern Warfare and Black Ops Cold War can be drafted into Warzone, as well as purchased and earned skins, quips, and finishing moves.  There’s new content in the battle pass system for Black Ops Cold War and Warzone. Players can progress through the system by playing any of the three titles. The in-game store is accessible to all players from the beginning of Season One, with each respective store featuring content to use in-game.

With only a week to go until the game’s launch, Activision yesterday revealed the game’s pre-load start times across all platforms, as well as the game's file sizes. Call Of Duty: Black Ops Cold War will arrive on November 13, 2020, launching across the PlayStation 4, Playstation 5, Xbox One, Series X, S, and PC.