David Vonderhaar, Treyarch’s Game Design Director, has revealed new details regarding weapon leveling and unlocking through prestige in Call of Duty: Black Ops II.

The team at Treyarch is challenging all long-held assumptions about the series, revealing a complete new approach to the weapon leveling and prestige credit system. This is what he posted on Twitter:

“Just got this bug from QA. ‘Weapon levels are given after unlocking a gun that was leveled up on a past level progression.’ That’s what we call NAB. Not a bug. If you Prestige and unlock the gun, you’ll pick up right where you left off. If something has been a certain way a long time, the assumption when it doesn’t work the way it has in the past is that it is a bug.”

Basically, the weapons that are unlocked through using your Prestige credit continue their progress from the location you left off after you Prestige. This is a whole new concept for Call of Duty. What do you think about the updated system?