Modern Warfare 3 Prestige Shop Available Immediately at Launch

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Most of you, by now, have heard about the day-one prestige tokens you can spend in Prestige Mode in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.  What some of you may not have known is that you will have access to the prestige shop from day one.

Infinity Ward's Robert Bowling confirmed today via Twitter, that the prestige shop is "accessible anytime as long as you have Prestige Tokens to use in it. So if you have 4 tokens on day 1, you can use them."  Of course, those tokens he's referring to allow you to unlock things like an extra custom class, or allow you to "choose one piece of gear from your custom class to keep unlocked from rank 1 of future prestiges." 

It should be noted that if you prestiged in any of the previous Call of Duty games: Modern Warfare, World at War, Modern Warfare 2, or Black Ops, you will receive associated day-one prestige tokens to spend in Modern Warfare 3 on launch day.  If you haven't then you must earn these prestige tokens by prestiging in Modern Warfare 3.

Up until now, everyone has assumed that you'd need to prestige before having access to the shop, but now it appears you'll be able to buy extra custom class slots, higher-tier weapons, etc. on day one.

"Prestige Mode (the ability to prestige) is unlocked at 80, but if you have tokens already. The stores open," confirmed Robert Bowling today.

Get it?  It's all about prestiging in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3!

Matt Liebl You can follow Senior News Editor Matt Liebl on Twitter @Matt_GZ. He likes games, sports, musicals, and his adorable dog, Wrigley, and his wife.
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