The maximum level cap varies between Call of Duty titles—and Modern Warfare 3 is no different. What is the maximum level, though, and how does it compare to previous Call of Duty level caps?
Playing Modern Warfare 3 naturally will level you up—even more so if you follow our guide on the fastest ways to rank up in MW3. Higher levels unlock better gear, the Armory system, and more. This article will tell you what MW3’s level cap is so you know exactly how much running and gunning you’ll need to do.
What is the max level cap in MW3?
The level cap in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 at launch is Rank 55.
Once you reach Rank 55, you will have achieved the highest rank in MW3—for now. That said, just like CoD’s old-school way of doing things, reaching Rank 55 won’t always be the end.
What is the max Prestige level in MW3?
Reaching the level cap in MW3 will allow you to Prestige and break through the max level cap. Currently, however, you can’t Prestige in MW3. The ability to Prestige is expected to become available once season one begins sometime in December—which, in turn, will increase the maximum level in MW3.
In many ways, I still miss the original Prestige system from earlier Call of Duty titles. There, once you hit Level 55, your rank would reset to one, and you had to start from scratch, but you got a new emblem to signify your efforts and commitment.
I do enjoy the new way recent titles have handled Prestige, though. In Modern Warfare 3, it’s particularly fun to level up using the most powerful weapons, like the best MW3 assault rifles.