New updates are being added at the bottom of this story…….

Original story (published on March 16, 2022) follows:

Developed by Treyarch and Raven Software and published by Activision, Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War was released in November of 2020. The sixth installment in the Black Ops series features a campaign set in the 1980s Cold War.

The events take place between the original Black Ops and Black Ops II. It introduced several new multiplayer game modes and was the best-selling game in the US in 2020.


But like every other Call of Duty game, players have reported bugs such as E-Tool unlock progress not tracking and Zombies Mule kick Tier V not working with Wunderfizz.

That being said, Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War players are now reporting (1,2,3,4,5) that they are not getting any Prestige keys even after reaching certain milestones.

It looks like the game stopped awarding Prestige Keys after the release of Vanguard Season one. In case you did not know, these keys can be used to purchase items and certain weapon blueprints from the shop.

Below are some reports from COD Black Ops Cold War players who haven’t received any Prestige Keys since November last year.


Prestige keys are glitched and they do not drop for anyone when they prestige. This is an issue that has been happening for over 4 months now. They are supposed to drop and it’s not fair because players who grind to prestige aren’t getting what they’re supposed to. There’s this really cool feature they added to Cold War after release where you can pick what you want your prestige icon to look like. These icons cost prestige keys. You can literally choose the one you want from any call of duty game. Well you USED to be able to.

So I was playing Cold War and realized that I had 0 prestige keys despite being a season 1 level 3 prestige, I don’t know why I haven’t got them.Does anyone know why? If it helps my career rank is maxed out (I believe 55) and my legacy is 51 but I can still use things like upgrading ring of fire even though in my barracks it says I shouldn’t have it. Another thing is I’ve never played Cold War multiplayer or campaign

According to a card on the COD Black Ops Cold War Trello board, the developers seem to be investigating the issue where players are not getting any Prestige Keys. However, they did not share any timeframe on when it will be resolved.

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We hope the developers soon fix the issue since players haven’t been getting Prestige Keys for months now. Rest assured, we will be tracking further developments on the matter and update this space as and when required.

In the meantime, make sure you check out our Call of Duty bug tracker to see similar issues affecting players.

Update 1 (March 31)

09:28 am (IST): Treyarch Studio on Twitter has confirmed that Prestige Keys are now being awarded correctly at every 50 Season Levels. Moreover, they are also rolling out a fix to bring back missing Prestige Keys.

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Anurag Chawake
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My fascination with technology and computers goes back to the days of Windows XP. Since then, I have been tinkering with OS, mobile phones, and other things. When I am not working on anything, you will find me enjoying video games on some Discord server.

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