Vanguard Prestige: How to Prestige, Seasonal Progression and Rewards

Everything you need to know about Vanguard's prestige system!

by Gordon Bicker
Official Call of Duty Vanguard cover image.

Call of Duty: Vanguard has launched to the masses and with its long-awaited launch comes hordes of players eager to rise through the ranks with the quickest speed possible like a fire spreading through the woods of player-rivalry. Vanguard has a host of new maps, modes, and needless to say, characters by the names of ‘operators’ to use and experience. The latest instalment has a seasonal progression and rewards system for players to use and players will be wanting to level up and reach Call of Duty: Vanguard prestige as quickly as possible. This guide will showcase to you how to prestige and what the seasonal progression and rewards are for this pre-season.

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How to Prestige in Call of Duty: Vanguard

Players will observe that from the launch of Call of Duty: Vanguard there are three prestige ranks available in this particular season which is the pre-season of the experience. Firstly, you will have to work your way through the ‘military ranks’ to start with then you’ll be able to move up to Prestige rank one when you hit the experience point cap of rank/level 55.

It should be noted that you’ll keep all of your unlocks from the levels you’ve gained previously to use in the most fitting fashion on the battlefield of the strikingly designed maps. You can make progress towards reaching a prestige rank by earning experience points as always, these will be acquired naturally during your normal course of gameplay in the multiplayer mode. Whether you focus on winning game-modes or focus on kills instead, you will be able to gain a hefty amount of exp very soon in your playthrough.

You could focus on choosing game modes that take a longer time span to complete in order to net you more points for your character. Once you have reached player level 55, you will earn the ‘Commander’ rank and have the Prestige rank of 1. After you have reached the first prestige rank, you will now be earning ‘season levels’ instead of ‘player levels’ while ranking up towards the higher prestige ranks.

The Seasonal Progression Track and Rewards

The first season is a pre-season as aforementioned and thus the track and rewards will likely vary slightly this ‘season’ compared to the seasons that are yet to arrive. Players can continue to earn Prestige ranks until they hit the ‘Prestige Master’ rank for that particular season, which in the case of November, it would be prestige rank 3.

Some seasons will likely include extra guns and/or weapon blueprints for players to unlock when advancing through prestige ranks. The pre-season doesn’t include these except from one weapon blueprint for reaching prestige 2, however, there is a ‘Battle Pass tier skip’ at every prestige rank you hit and you will also get the account title of ‘Prestige Master’ when you hit the highest prestige rank of the season.

For the pre-season, these are all of the rewards that are on offer for players:

  • Prestige 1 — A Prestige Emblem and a Battle Pass tier skip
  • Prestige 2 — A Prestige Emblem, a Weapon Blueprint, and even a Battle Pass tier skip
  • Prestige 3 — A Prestige Emblem, and another Battle Pass tier skip

That is all of the rewards for this month. Will you be planning to reach the first Call of Duty: Vanguard Prestige rank this month?

Call of Duty: Vanguard launches on November the 5th for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and PC.

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Gordon is a contributing writer for Attack of the Fanboy, a Games Design (BA) Honours student, and a Video Game Ambassador. He has been writing at AOTF for over a year and a half, with four years of games writing experience for outlets like Green Man Gaming. When he's not busy, he'll no doubt be experiencing games, writing poetry, playing guitar, adventuring, or happily starting a new Skyrim playthrough! As an avid Final Fantasy XIV player, he also hopes that you'll gain a warm feeling from his community stories. Gordon has reported on Fallout 4 and Destiny 2, whose favorite genres include action RPGs, MMORPG's and First Person Shooters but is always experimenting with many other types of games.