How to prestige in Phasmophobia

To prestige or not to prestige?
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As you improve your ghost-hunting prowess in Phasmophobia, you’ll steadily unlock more equipment and contract maps to explore before eventually being met with the option to prestige.

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The prestige option is a powerful one, but it also asks you to make some major sacrifices to further your game progress. Whether you’ve already come across this option or are looking to discover what it means before you see it, here’s what you’ll want to know about the prestige option in Phasmophobia.

How do you prestige in Phasmophobia?

You’ll be presented with the option to prestige every time you obtain 100 levels in Phasmophobia, all the way up to level 999, which is the current cap. As soon as you have climbed 100 levels, the prestige option will appear so you can choose to use it.

To gain 100 levels and reach the option to prestige, you’ll first have to earn a lot of experience. This will take quite some time if you’re playing on regular game modes, but you can speed up the process by performing perfect investigations or tackling weekly challenges like No Evidence.

The option to prestige to the next level.
There are both drawbacks and benefits to this system. Screenshot by Dot Esports

What happens if you prestige Phasmophobia?

If you choose to prestige upon reaching 100 levels, your level will be wiped back to zero and you’ll lose all of your equipment so you have to progress through the ascension system to unlock all of it once again. As a reward, you’ll unlock a shiny new ID card and badge to go with it.

Some of Phasmophobia’s achievements are also specifically rewarded for unlocking new prestige levels.

Should you prestige in Phasmophobia?

If you want to unlock everything Phasmophobia has to offer, then you will want to prestige. But if you’re enjoying playing with the most advanced equipment, then you might want to hold off and not prestige until you are ready to tackle the challenge that is leveling up all over again.

Whether or not you choose to prestige will ultimately come down to personal preference. But since choosing to prestige is the only way to continuously progress and unlock new rewards in Phasmophobia, you should eventually choose to do so. You can hold off for however long you want, though, to enjoy being a fully upgraded player first.

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Kacee Fay
General Gaming Staff Writer at Dot Esports covering a wide array of topics including Minecraft, Disney Dreamlight Valley, Phasmophobia, general gaming, and streaming. She has been avidly writing and gaming her whole life and now spends her time combining the two. Kacee graduated from San Diego State University in 2021 with a Bachelor’s Degree in English and a Certificate in Creative Editing and Publishing. She then joined Dot Esports as a Freelance Writer in 2022 before transitioning to a Staff Writer in 2023. In her spare time, she enjoys buying more books than she can read, gaming alone or with friends, drinking too much tea, struggling to keep up with all of the streamers she loves to watch, attending concerts, fangirling over movies and television, listening to music, and spending time with her family, friends, and pets, who are the most important parts of her world.