The more you play Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, the more XP you’ll earn and as you level up, you’ll Prestige and earn Prestige Keys as a reward.

With these Prestige Keys, you may find yourself wondering how to use them, and how to access the Prestige Shop.

To make things easier, we’ve put together a quick guide addressing these questions including how to access the Prestige Shop and how to use Prestige Keys in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War.

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War | How to Access Prestige Shop, Use Prestige Keys 

Common questions that Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War players have include how to access the Prestige Shop and how to use Prestige Keys. To access the Prestige Shop, you’ll first need to Prestige at least once. 

To do this, you’ll need to play the game, earn XP, and reach Level 50. You can continue to Prestige as you continue to level up. As you Prestige, you’ll earn additional Prestige Keys which can be used in the Prestige Shop. 

Below, we’ve listed all the levels that you Prestige (and earn Prestige Keys) in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War.

  • Level 50 

  • Level 100

  • Level 150

  • Level 200 (Prestige Master)

  • Level 250+ 

After you reach level 250, you’ll earn a Prestige Key every additional 50 levels. For example, level 300 you’ll earn a Prestige Key, level 350 you’ll earn a Prestige Key, and so on and so forth all the way up until Level 1,000. 

“Starting in Season One, player progression will be synchronized across Black Ops Cold War, Warzone, and Modern Warfare based on your current Season Level in Black Ops Cold War,” a blog post from Treyarch notes. “All previous unlocks from Black Ops Cold War and Modern Warfare (weapons, Perks, Scorestreaks, or Killstreaks) will remain unlocked.” 

The blog post goes on to explain the levels added with the release of Season One in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. 

“Season One brings 1,000 new levels to climb after completing Military Ranks, with new Prestige Levels and milestone rewards to unlock along the way. Players can reach up to Prestige 7 in Season One, with the title of Prestige Master waiting at Season Level 200. The race is on!”

With the release of Season One, changes have also been made and the Prestige Shop is accessible after you Prestige the first time instead of after hitting the Prestige Master (Level 200) rank. If you haven’t tried to access the Prestige Shop because you’ve been working towards Prestige Master, you should be able to access it now and scope out what’s available.

To find the Prestige Shop in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, you’ll first need to tab over to Barracks. From Barracks, access the Progression menu, and underneath Military Ranks, you should see a section for the Prestige Shop. 

As long as you’ve Prestiged at least once (reaching Level 50) you’ll be able to access the Prestige Shop here and use your Prestige Keys. Inside the Prestige Shop, you’ll find special Calling Cards, Legacy Cards, and Legacy Prestige Icons that you can unlock, all in exchange for Prestige Keys. 

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