Black Ops Will Be Hardened and Prestigious Like Modern Warfare 2

July 28, 2010Written by Jonathan Leack

Last year Activision sparked some controversy with what many believed was the most ridiculous Collector’s Edition ever seen for a video game. Priced at around $150, the Modern Warfare 2 Prestige Edition proceeded to sellout quickly — surprising many. As usual, consumers speak with their wallets, so Activision will be bringing back the Prestige Edition for the next Call of Duty title in the franchise.

According to, SKUs have been leaked which indicate that the upcoming Call of Duty: Black Ops will, as seen with Modern Warfare 2, feature regular, hardened and prestige editions. The SKU numbers are as follows:

Call of Duty: Black Ops Hardened Edition (PS3) – 047875840225

Call of Duty: Black Ops Hardened Edition (360) – 047875840218

Call of Duty: Black Ops Prestige Edition (PS3) – 047875840249

Call of Duty: Black Ops Prestige Edition (360) – 047875840232

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2’s Hardened Edition contained the game, an art book and a token to download Call of Duty Classic all in a slick-looking steel enclosure. The Prestige Edition on the other hand included all aforementioned items as well as a pair of custom Modern Warfare 2 night vision goggles that nobody used after trying them on for a few seconds. Maybe this time around Activision will include something useful such as a Zippo lighter or Hello Kitty umbrella instead. Whatever the case, it should be announced soon given the fact that the release date of Black Ops is now only three and a half months away.