Treyarch`s David Vonderhaar has confirmed on Twitter That Black ops III multiplayer is to get 10 prestige levels, with each prestige having a maximum 55 levels. This news was previously confirmed during an E3 stream but there hasn`t been an official confirmation till now. In additon to confirming the prestige levels Vonderhaar has stated that there`s something “special” in the works as part of the prestige system that has not been announced as of now.
@Riot_eF 55. 10 Prestiges. And something special that is unannounced.
— David Vonderhaar (@DavidVonderhaar) August 21, 2015