Call of Duty: Black Ops Guide

Multiplayer Ranks

Call of Duty Black Ops offers 50 ranks in each of the 15 prestiges. Earn XP to rank up by playing player matches. While you rank up you will unlock more items for use and more playlists. View your playercard to see how much XP you need to rank up. The following is the rank table:

Rank Level / Class Name / XP Required to Rank Up (XP Total) / Items Unlocked
1. Private: Start (0XP) – SMG, CQB, and Assault Default Classes / TDM / FFA
2. Private I: 300XP (300XP) – LMG Default Class
3. Private II: 900XP (1,200XP) – Sniper Default Class
4. Private III: 1,500XP (2,700XP) – Create A Class / Challenges / All Perks / All Gears / Domination / Ground War
5. Private First Class: 2,100XP (4,800XP) – Enfield / Contracts
6. Private First Class I: 2,700XP (7,500XP) – RPK / Clan Tag on Playercard
7. Specialist : 3,400XP (10,900XP) – Skorpion / Demolition
8. Specialist I: 4,100XP (15,000XP) – Stakeout
9. Specialist II: 4,800XP (19,800XP) – M14
10. Corporal: 5,500XP (25,300XP) – WA2000 / Sabotage / Headquarters / Killstreaks / Edit Playercard
11. Corporal I: 6,200XP (31,500XP) – MAC11
12. Corporal II: 7,100XP (38,600XP) – RPG / 18 Playercard Images
13. Sergeant: 8,000XP (46,600XP) – Capture the Flag / Search and Destroy / Combat Record / Clan Tag Color / 12 Playercard Backgrounds
14. Sergeant I: 8,900XP (55,500XP) – Famas / 18 Playercard Images
15. Sergeant II: 9,800XP (65,300XP) – Ballistics Knife
16. Staff Sergeant: 10,700XP (76,000XP) – Barebones Playlists / Emblem / 12 Playercard Backgrounds / 18 Playercard Images
17. Staff Sergeant I: 11,800XP (87,800XP) – AK74u
18. Staff Sergeant II: 12,900XP (100,700XP) – Python / 18 Playercard Images
19. Sergeant 1st Class: 14,000XP (114,700XP) – Team Tactical / Hardcore Playlists / Clan Tag on Gun / 12 Playercard Backgrounds
20. Sergeant 1st Class I: 15,100XP (129,800XP) – Galil / 18 Playercard Images
21. Sergeant 1st Class II: 16,200XP (146,000XP) – M60
22. Sergeant Major: 17,400XP (163,400XP) – Camo / 12 Playercard Backgrounds / 18 Playercard Images
23. Sergeant Major I: 18,600XP (182,000XP) – Uzi
24. Sergeant Major II: 19,800XP (201,800XP) – SPAS-12 / 18 Playercard Images
25. Lieutenant: 21,000XP (222,800XP) – 12 Playercard Backgrounds
26. Lieutenant I: 22,200XP (245,000XP) – AUG / 18 Playercard Images
27. Lieutenant II: 23,500XP (268,500XP) – L96A1
28. Captain: 24,800XP (293,300XP) – 12 Playercard Backgrounds / 18 Playercard Images
29. Captain I: 26,100XP (319,400XP) – PM63
30. Captain II: 27,400XP (346,800XP) – Strela-3 / 18 Playercard Images
31. Major: 28,700XP (375,500XP) – Face Paint / 12 Playercard Backgrounds
32. Major I: 30,100XP (405,600XP) – FN FAL / 18 Playercard Images
33. Major II: 31,500XP (437,100XP) – Crossbow
34. Lt. Colonel: 32,900XP (470,000XP) – 12 Playercard Backgrounds / 18 Playercard Images
35. Lt. Colonel I: 34,300XP (504,300XP) – MPL
36. Lt. Colonel II: 35,700XP (540,000XP) – 18 Playercard Images
37. Colonel: 37,200XP (577,200XP) – 12 Playercard Backgrounds
38. Colonel I: 38,700XP (615,900XP) – AK47 / 18 Playercard Images
39. Colonel II: 40,200XP (656,100XP)
40. Brigadier General: 41,700XP (697,800XP) – 14 Playercard Backgrounds / 18 Playercard Images
41. Brigadier General I: 43,200XP (741,000XP) – Spectre
42. Brigadier General II: 44,800XP (785,800XP) – 18 Playercard Images / 18 Playercard Images
43. Major General: 46,400XP (832,200XP)
44. Major General I: 48,000XP (880,200XP) – Commando / 18 Playercard Images
45. Major General II: 49,600XP (929,800XP)
46. Lt. General: 51,200XP (981,000XP) – 18 Playercard Images / 18 Playercard Images
47. Lt. General I: 52,900XP (1,033,900XP)
48. Lt. General II: 54,600XP (1,088,500XP) – China Lake / 18 Playercard Images
49. General: 56,300XP (1,144,800XP)
50. Commander: 58,000XP (1,202,800XP) – 9 Playercard Images
51. Prestige Mode: 59,700XP (1,262,500XP) – Prestige Playlists

Prestige Mode

Prestige Mode is a special mode in the online multiplayer for the past 4 (including this game) Call of Duty Games. Once you reach the level cap in online multiplayer, you have the option to enter prestige mode. Prestige mode gives you a special emblem next to your rank while resetting your rank. It resets everything except for clan tags (on your gun and gamertag/ID), emblems (on your gun), reticles, reticle colors, playercard, playlists, leaderboard stats, and the lifetime challenge list. A new addition to Black Ops allows you to get special playlists and leaderboard stats for prestiging atleast once. Some other special items are unlocked only through prestige. There are 15 levels of prestige in Black Ops.

Once you reach level 51 (not an actual level, but it takes a whole rank after 50), you can go to your playercard to enter prestige. Press the prestige mode button for the game to say:

“Do it all again?
Trade all of your accomplishments for a bit of prestige.

Other players will see your new Prestige rank icon in the lobby, Leaderboards, and game.”

Click More Info or Cancel.

“More Information Prestige has a price: You’ll restart at level 1 and EVERYTHING will be reset. Only your Playercard, Leaderboard rankings, Clan Tag, and playlists will be unaffected.”

Click Continue or Cancel.

“Last Chance…
There’s no going back.”

Click Enter Prestige or Cancel.

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-Credit to callofduty.wikia.com for the picture.

Prestige Level: Unlocks
Prestige 1: Custom Class 6 / Playercard Background / 3 Playercard Images
Prestige 2: Playercard Background / 3 Playercard Images
Prestige 3: Custom Class 7 / Playercard Background / 2 Playercard Images
Prestige 4: Playercard Background / 2 Playercard Images
Prestige 5: Custom Class 8 / Playercard Background / 3 Playercard Images
Prestige 6: Playercard Background / 3 Playercard Images
Prestige 7: Custom Class 9 / Playercard Background / 6 Playercard Images
Prestige 8: Playercard Background / 3 Playercard Images
Prestige 9: Custom Class 10 / Playercard Background / 4 Playercard Images
Prestige 10: Playercard Background / 3 Playercard Images
Prestige 11: Playercard Background / 3 Playercard Images / 4 Face Paints
Prestige 12: Playercard Background / 4 Playercard Images
Prestige 13: Playercard Background / 2 Playercard Images / Colored Clan Tags
Prestige 14: Playercard Background / 2 Playercard Images / Gold Camo
Prestige 15: Playercard Background / 5 Playercard Images