Starting sometime around 2PM EST on November 3rd, Treyarch's Twitter page began blowing up with images of prestige emblems for their upcoming game: Call of Duty: Black Ops 3. Every hour, Treyarch posted a new prestige level and stylized icon. Click the next button to view the slideshow of prestige emblems.
Ten total prestige levels have been confirmed for Black Ops 3 by Treyarch Studio Design Director, David Vonderhaar. Vonderhaar also mentioned on his Twitter feed that, in addition to 10 prestige modes, there is an extra "something special" that has yet to be announced. Players will have to gain experience to level up through 55 ranks per prestige, making the total number of individual ranks 550.
Treyarch has expressed discontent at the idea of adding "additional prestiges" after launch. In Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare players were presented with 15 prestige ranks at launch, and 15 "Grand Master Prestiges" afterwards. Vonderhaar's "something special" aims to give Max Prestige players something to do, without adding bonus ranks.
Almost all of the prestige emblems released fit the theme of Ancient Greek mythology, and seem to be inspired by God of War. A Spartan foot soldier, a one eyed ogre, a minotaur, the hydra, and Poseidon, god of the sea himself, all made appearances for this year's Call of Duty prestige icons.
Click the next button to view the slideshow of prestige emblems.