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KutleryKing
11-03-2011, 02:49 AM
Hey guys, I've noticed a lot of questions asking the same things, not just here, but all over the internet. Here's what I have to offer for these questions.

Q: What is the Prestige Shop?
A: "The Prestige Shop is unlocked in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 by prestiging, or if they have Prestige Tokens gained by prestiging in past games. Players can buy rewards such as double experience, Custom classes, double weapon experience, and others using prestige points. Prestige tokens can also be obtained by prestiging."

Q: Oh, cool! How do I get Prestige Tokens?
A: Again, there are two ways. One is simply prestiging in MW3. Every time you prestige, you get ONE token. Everything in the Shop costs ONE token. The other way is having prestiged in Call of Duty 4, Call of Duty: World at War, Modern Warfare 2, or Call of Duty: Black Ops.

Q: If I'm 15th Prestige in Black Ops, and 9th in Modern Warfare 2, and 3rd in CoD4, does that mean I'll get 27 tokens?
A: No. You can only get ONE from each game, no matter what Prestige you are.

Q: Do I have to Prestige to get a token? Because I'm 10th/I JUST prestiged.
A: Nope. As long as you are at least Prestige level 1 in any of the previous four games, you will get a token. Just make sure you play a game in each of them to register in the servers that you're prestiged.

Q: When's the cut off date to prestige in those games?
A: There is none. You can prestige a year after the release and still get a token for MW3.

Q: What can I get from the shop?
A: You can get the following:
Extra custom class
Double XP (2 hours in-game time)
Double weapon XP (2 hours in-game time)
Regular Package (Callsign Title and Emblem available to those with an extra token lying around)
Unlock Gear (can be weapons, equipment, perks)(Locked until 1st Prestige)
Hardened Package (Callsign Title and Emblem)(Locked until 5th Prestige)
Veteran Package (Callsign Title and Emblem)(Locked until 10th Prestige)
Reset All Stats (Locked until 20th Prestige)

Q: How many levels/prestiges are there?
A: There are now 20 Prestiges, and 80 levels per prestige.

Q: I saw that you can unlock gear in the Prestige Shop. How long do I keep my weapon/perk/etc for?
A: All the time. Throughout your entire career, even after you prestige again and again, you'll keep them. The only things from the shop that do not last are the Double XP's, which only last 2 hours in-game time.

Q: If I take a gun, do I still get to keep everything I unlocked for it? Like my camos and attachments?
A: No. You only get the gun.

Q: Are CoD Points in the game, similar to Black Ops?
A: No, they are not. It has went back to unlocking everything at a certain level.

Q: What are Weapon Proficiencies?
A: "Weapon Proficiency is a type of weapon customization featured in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. Getting kills with weapons levels them up, giving them upgrades. Only one Proficiency can be put on a single weapon and is only allowed to be put on primary weapons."

Q: What are the Proficiencies?
A:
Kick (reduced recoil)
Range (increased range)(Submachine guns and Shotguns only)
Attachments (equip two attachments, similar to Bling and Warlord in previous games)
Focus (reduce flinch when shot)
Melee (faster melee)(Submachine guns and the Riot Shield only)
Stability (reduced sway)
Impact (better bullet penetration through walls)(excludes Submachine Guns and Shotguns)
Speed (faster movement when equipped with the weapon)(LMG's, Snipers and the Riot Shield only)
Damage (more damage for shells)(Shotguns only)
Breath (hold breath for better aiming when ADS)(Assault Rifles only)

Q: What benefits do I get from CoD Elite?
A: Basically, CoD Elite is like Halo Waypoint or Battlefield's Battle Log. It tracks your stats and classes and things like that. And YES, THE STANDARD IS FREE AND INCLUDES ALL STAT TRACKING. If you buy the subscription, you also get all the DLC released in the 9 month period for FREE, FOREVER. There are also other benefits, like being able to participate in contests, clan managing and other things. The DLC alone is worth it. You also get the "Founder Status" if you buy it/preorder it/get it with the Hardened Edition by a certain date, which is likely two weeks after the release of the game.
Also:
You only get the DLC released during your subscription, for free. If you subscribe after any DLC has been released, you have to pay for that DLC separately, regardless of the subscription.

Q: I might not get my Hardened Edition by the cut-off date for Founder Status! Does that mean I won't get it?
A: No matter what, you will have Founder Status if you bought the Hardened Edition. Proof right here: http://twitter.com/#!/CallOfDutyElite/status/113639872903917568

Q: Is Combat Training in MW3?
A: No. Right now, it is only in Black Ops. Same with Dive-to-Prone.

Q: Is there emblem customization and things like that from Black Ops?
A: Nope. It's the same as MW2, where you unlock preset emblems and titles.

Q: Is Party Chat banned in almost everything again?
A: Again, no. If they took anything from Black Ops, it's that they reduced the Party Chat limitations to SnD. Anything else is fair game.

Q: Should I get Elite Premium or just buy the DLC as it comes?
A: It's really just personal preference. With Elite Premium, you'll pretty much pre-pay for all the DLC for a discounted price, similar to the Season Pass with Gears of War 3 and L.A. Noire. Also, you'll get DLC at an earlier time than people without Elite Premium, but we don't know how much earlier. But, it's up to you.

Q: How much DLC will there be?
A: There will be 20 "pieces" of DLC. Nobody really knows what there might be, but many think it could mean map packs, Spec Ops missions, campaign missions or even simply Callsign stuff.

Q: How do I get Founder Status/CoD Elite isn't loading!
A: Please check the Founder FAQ right here (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/showthread.php?t=341221).

Q: How do I unlock this achievement/what's the easiest way to get that achievement, etc.
A: If you need any help with achievements, check the Achievement Guide right here (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/showthread.php?t=341404).

Q: Is there anywhere on this site where I can showcase my theatre movies?
A: Yes, right here, in the Theatre Thread (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/showthread.php?t=340735).


More to come if needed!

KutleryKing
11-03-2011, 02:50 AM
Reserved, just in case.

MxPx
11-03-2011, 02:53 AM
Need to edit the last one.

If you buy the subscription, you also get all the DLC released in the 9 month period for FREE, FOREVERYou should clarify.

You only get the DLC released during your subscription, for free. If you subscribe after any DLC has been released, you have to pay for that DLC separately, regardless of the subscription.

KutleryKing
11-03-2011, 02:56 AM
Need to edit the last one.

You should clarify.

You only get the DLC released during your subscription, for free. If you subscribe after any DLC has been released, you have to pay for that DLC separately, regardless of the subscription.

Thank you! It has been added!

ofay
11-03-2011, 03:21 AM
Where did you hear elite is only 9 months



Also if I dl a dlc during my subscription it's free but after my subscription is up I have to pay for the dlc again? It's worded oddly in your guide

MxPx
11-03-2011, 03:24 AM
Where did you hear elite is only 9 months



Also if I dl a dlc during my subscription it's free but after my subscription is up I have to pay for the dlc again? It's worded oddly in your guide

Yes. That is correct. You only get DLC for free during your subscription. Meaning, anything released before or after your subscription, you have to pay for.

As for the 9 months...IW said they would only release DLC up until September...giving you the 9 months. (10 months, technically) The subscription is a year, however.

ofay
11-03-2011, 03:52 AM
Yes. That is correct. You only get DLC for free during your subscription. Meaning, anything released before or after your subscription, you have to pay for.

As for the 9 months...IW said they would only release DLC up until September...giving you the 9 months. (10 months, technically) The subscription is a year, however.
But any dlc you dl during the period is yours out right and can still be used after your subscription expires.


Also elite is a year subscription, so anything that comes out for the next game would be included, or so is speculated

MxPx
11-03-2011, 04:07 AM
But any dlc you dl during the period is yours out right and can still be used after your subscription expires.


Also elite is a year subscription, so anything that comes out for the next game would be included, or so is speculated

Yes. Anything you download during your subscription is yours to keep.

And subscription is a year. So if you get subscription with release, your subscription will expire on release of next Call of Duty, if not before.

Unless you purchase your subscription later on. But as said before...they are going to stop releasing DLC in September of the next year.

xXmyxxmastaXx
11-03-2011, 04:15 AM
so if i get the Hardened Edit i can get founder status ANYTIME? if so you just made my day

KutleryKing
11-03-2011, 04:20 AM
so if i get the Hardened Edit i can get founder status ANYTIME? if so you just made my day
Yes!!!!

http://twitter.com/#!/CallOfDutyElite/status/113639872903917568
Proof!

TRAGICTRIXIE
11-03-2011, 06:44 AM
So is call of duty elite going to be availiable on launch and will it be availible on the xbox live marketplace and if so, if I buy it off of the marketplace will I still get the founder status for elite?

fastNcurious
11-03-2011, 06:56 AM
So is call of duty elite going to be availiable on launch and will it be availible on the xbox live marketplace and if so, if I buy it off of the marketplace will I still get the founder status for elite?

I mentioned this in another thread, so apologies for repeating myself. According to Major Nelson, CoD Elite will be available on the Marketplace starting Monday, Nov 7th for 4000 mspts.

I believe if you activate it before the cut-off date (whenever that is), you should get founder status.

xXmyxxmastaXx
11-03-2011, 01:16 PM
Yes!!!!

http://twitter.com/#!/CallOfDutyElite/status/113639872903917568
Proof!

i fucking love you right now man. thanks a MIL!!! <3

xkemicalsupremex
11-03-2011, 01:43 PM
What is harden package and veteren package? are you using tokens to unlock those gametypes on single player?

ofay
11-03-2011, 02:15 PM
So is call of duty elite going to be availiable on launch and will it be availible on the xbox live marketplace and if so, if I buy it off of the marketplace will I still get the founder status for elite?
Yes you have to activate before the 13th and you get founder status. Also elite will be availble on live on the 7th so you could dl it early and be set for release

What is harden package and veteren package? are you using tokens to unlock those gametypes on single player?

It's something in multiplayer and it's not known yet, probably weapon camos and call signs/emblems

xkemicalsupremex
11-03-2011, 02:29 PM
Can you have founder status without purchasing the harden edition? I am signing up for eliete without the harden edition!

KutleryKing
11-03-2011, 02:50 PM
Can you have founder status without purchasing the harden edition? I am signing up for eliete without the harden edition!

As long as its before the 13th you can!

KutleryKing
11-04-2011, 04:50 AM
Slightly edited the FAQ to include news on Hardened Package, Gear and etc.

ofay
11-04-2011, 01:58 PM
Any idea how many clans you can be tied to in elite?

BIGbivvie
11-04-2011, 04:51 PM
Excellent thread. I appreciate your efforts that's cleared things up for me!

KutleryKing
11-05-2011, 05:01 PM
Excellent thread. I appreciate your efforts that's cleared things up for me!

Thanks! I hope this thread can help more people too!

KutleryKing
11-06-2011, 05:27 AM
Sorry for double post, but again updated the thread with more information.

Dr Popodopolus
11-06-2011, 09:00 PM
I have a few questions for anyone that has the game (I don't know exactly who to ask, or where to ask it). I don't want to unnecessarily bump another thread. :Bounce:

I know it has been toned down and tweaked from from Black Ops' Blackbird, but, is the advanced UAV visible like the regular UAV?

Also, can the Advanced UAV be shot down by the default launcher?

Thanks for anyone that knows the answer to these.

BORN T0 KILL IT
11-07-2011, 01:33 AM
Will there be any sort of clan battle feature in the game? For some reason I thought I read someone mention it somewhere but I haven't actually seen anything confirming this.

KutleryKing
11-07-2011, 01:50 AM
Will there be any sort of clan battle feature in the game? For some reason I thought I read someone mention it somewhere but I haven't actually seen anything confirming this.

I believe it'll be something featured in Elite, where your clan sets up a private match against another clan, and the information from that battle is sent to Elite.

Boomerang Cat
11-07-2011, 02:41 PM
Q: Will Combat Training be in MW3?
A: No. Right now, it is only in Black Ops. Same with Dive-to-Prone.



Thanks for this.

It's a shame as Combat Training was a great feature for getting to know the Multiplayer Maps in Black Op's.

redapocalypse04
11-07-2011, 06:45 PM
Thanks for this.

It's a shame as Combat Training was a great feature for getting to know the Multiplayer Maps in Black Op's.

Agreed, but they are replacing it with the Spec Ops Survival Mode. Granted, it won't be as easy to get to know the maps on your own terms, but you can still run around and check things out on every single MP map while only having to worry about AI enemies.

ADZBOW
11-08-2011, 01:20 PM
Can guest accounts play online like Black Ops?

KutleryKing
11-08-2011, 01:27 PM
Can guest accounts play online like Black Ops?

Yes, online split screen is back.

ADZBOW
11-08-2011, 01:52 PM
Thanks. Thats good to hear.

Black Barney
11-08-2011, 02:17 PM
This was really useful, thank you. I had no idea about the Prestige Shop. Obviouslly after first prestige, the first thing you buy are the unlocks. I think I'll get the custom classes until then.

I don't really get what regular package is tho...

TheOneJat
11-08-2011, 02:44 PM
Just have a quick question and thought Id post it in here rather than starting a new thread:

Is there a UAV jammer perk/unlock in the game? Also is there the scrambler perk too? Much appreciate your help!

KutleryKing
11-08-2011, 02:54 PM
Just have a quick question and thought Id post it in here rather than starting a new thread:

Is there a UAV jammer perk/unlock in the game? Also is there the scrambler perk too? Much appreciate your help!

There is a UAV Jammer equivalent perk. It's called Assassin and is a tier 2 perk. However, there is no scrambler perk anymore.

TheOneJat
11-08-2011, 03:58 PM
There is a UAV Jammer equivalent perk. It's called Assassin and is a tier 2 perk. However, there is no scrambler perk anymore.


Phew, seems to be a constant UAV on every game mode I play so supressor and UAV jammer it is for me when I play later :P. Thanks for helping :woop:

ItzAndy05
11-09-2011, 07:56 PM
haha yeah cheers mate, great how people spend their time to help others out

KutleryKing
11-10-2011, 08:21 AM
Thanks for the replies, guys! Glad I and others can help! :)

Also, made some minor updates to the FAQ. I made the questions up-to-date, replacing things like "will x be in the game" to "is x in the game?" now that the game is released.

Nozza XBA
11-10-2011, 04:04 PM
I know they're all stuck, but it maybe worth adding them as useless links.

Founder
http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/showthread.php?t=341221

Bitching
http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/showthread.php?t=340731

Guide
http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/showthread.php?t=341404

Trading
http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/showthread.php?t=339523

Theatre
http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/showthread.php?t=340735

KutleryKing
11-14-2011, 09:29 PM
Thanks! I've added all but the Bitching Thread.

j1mf34r
11-20-2011, 10:27 AM
anyone know how many dlc there will be with cod?

KutleryKing
11-21-2011, 04:23 AM
anyone know how many dlc there will be with cod?
There will be 20 "pieces" of DLC. We don't really know what they'll be, but it is generally assumed to be map packs, spec ops missions, maybe even campaign missions, and perhaps Titles/Emblems.

Necrophage33
12-05-2011, 03:20 PM
Are there prestige challenges in this game? I was looking at the title/emblem list and couldn't really tell. I'm debating whether to prestige or not, and if it's like MW2 where there are prestige challenges that you unlock after prestiging for the first time, then I'll do it once just to unlock the challenges. Otherwise, probably not since I don't play this game that often.

ChiefBurner_3_SE
12-07-2011, 01:54 PM
What is the maximum of extra custom class slot you can have is the same as MW2?

KutleryKing
12-07-2011, 02:27 PM
Are there prestige challenges in this game? I was looking at the title/emblem list and couldn't really tell. I'm debating whether to prestige or not, and if it's like MW2 where there are prestige challenges that you unlock after prestiging for the first time, then I'll do it once just to unlock the challenges. Otherwise, probably not since I don't play this game that often.
Yes there are.

What is the maximum of extra custom class slot you can have is the same as MW2?

Only 10 like the previous games.

FARPRO
12-14-2011, 11:30 PM
I just popped cod4 in and prestiged for the first time on it. I was wondering
If anybody out there had any idea how long it takes for the prestige shop to
Recognize that I've prestiged in a previous game and give me a token? I know
The FAQ states there's no deadline so I guess I'm not too late. Thanks for the help.

upindat
12-15-2011, 06:28 PM
I just popped cod4 in and prestiged for the first time on it. I was wondering
If anybody out there had any idea how long it takes for the prestige shop to
Recognize that I've prestiged in a previous game and give me a token? I know
The FAQ states there's no deadline so I guess I'm not too late. Thanks for the help.

I think you would of had to perstige before the game came out. Think you are going to be out of luck.

GANZ VII
12-17-2011, 01:25 PM
So they're releasing the dlc over 9 months up until sept 2012?
Does the first dlc arrive in january?
If so I've lost 2 months already:confused:

jules the great
01-17-2012, 07:29 PM
During one of the challenges its says "unlock maximum proficiency with this weapon". What exactly does this mean? I always get it but have no idea what it is. thank you

KutleryKing
01-17-2012, 08:55 PM
During one of the challenges its says "unlock maximum proficiency with this weapon". What exactly does this mean? I always get it but have no idea what it is. thank you

Simply means that you've unlocked all the weapon proficiencies for the weapon.

Onyok
02-08-2012, 11:58 AM
Apologies if this has been asked before but my semi-intensive search yielded zilch... At start, i didnt know you can disable the 'theatre mode' so it piled up a bunch of clips which i'd like to 'delete'. Is there a way you can delete 'em? I can't seem to figure out how to go about it.

TIA!

The Duke of Darkness
02-08-2012, 12:26 PM
Apologies if this has been asked before but my semi-intensive search yielded zilch... At start, i didnt know you can disable the 'theatre mode' so it piled up a bunch of clips which i'd like to 'delete'. Is there a way you can delete 'em? I can't seem to figure out how to go about it.

TIA!

They get saved on your hard drive, I guess deleting them from that should work.

Onyok
02-08-2012, 01:27 PM
They get saved on your hard drive, I guess deleting them from that should work.

I may head that way now since you hinted me... :woop: Thank you!

ChiefBurner_3_SE
03-26-2012, 06:31 AM
Which of the prestige challenges reset whenever you prestige (if you want to that is)? Is it the same as modern warfare 2?

Jimcp88
05-11-2012, 09:29 AM
I started playing spec ops with my brother on his console. after a few days I've gotten to the lvl of 32. Now I wanted to continue on my own console but it seems the lvl didn't carry over, but it did register to which wave we have gotten etc.
so my question is, is there any way to carry over my lvl progression or do I need to start all over? thnx in advance for any awnsers

jim0wheel
08-14-2012, 10:55 AM
Can one player be set to a lower difficulty to earn all of the Spec Ops achievements, or do both players need to be on Veteran?

EagleRico
09-01-2012, 04:44 PM
Can one player be set to a lower difficulty to earn all of the Spec Ops achievements, or do both players need to be on Veteran?

Both players need to be on veteran

ChiefBurner_3_SE
01-13-2013, 12:09 AM
Do you get anything other than tokens after the 10th prestige???

Majica8
01-13-2013, 01:40 AM
When does a loss count when you join a game really late? To clarify: I'm often joining games during the final killcam (on the losing team of course) or on the results scoreboard. I'm never sure if it's counted as a loss. So how close to the end of a game will it stop counting as a loss? Cheers ;)

KutleryKing
01-15-2013, 05:53 AM
Do you get anything other than tokens after the 10th prestige???
Nope, mainly because the last prestige is 20 now. :P After 20, you get nothing.

When does a loss count when you join a game really late? To clarify: I'm often joining games during the final killcam (on the losing team of course) or on the results scoreboard. I'm never sure if it's counted as a loss. So how close to the end of a game will it stop counting as a loss? Cheers ;)
Unfortunately, it counts the loss. At least, it always has for me.