As many Call of Duty players will know, grinding to reach the level of Master Prestige can take some time and thus it is generally viewed as some accomplishment when a player eventually does get there. Now, imagine trying to reach this feat without actually firing any bullets.
YouTuber, TheseKnivesOnly did just this, when he became the first player to achieve the level of Master Prestige in Call of Duty: WW2 through only making use of melee weapons and throwing knives in multiplayer matches; a feat which even garnered the attention of the title’s publisher: Sledgehammer Games.
Well done!! pic.twitter.com/QQnoT7hT1m
— Sledgehammer Games (@SHGames) February 4, 2018
Throughout the self-set challenge, TheseKnivesOnly documented his progress on his YouTube channel, showing viewers how exactly he gained experience points. Ultimately, in accomplishing the task, the YouTuber amassed a total of 32 000 kills through using only the bayonet, the shovel, the ice pick, throwing knives and the combat knife, while making use of no lethal scorestreaks.
Ever since the release of the original Black Ops title in 2010, TheKnivesOnly has attempted to accomplish the challenge in every subsequent Call of Duty instalment, saying that his favorite title to attempt the feat in was Black Ops 3.
There are various different challenges across Call of Duty’s different game modes which players often attempt to test themselves with. Very often, these challenges only last a limited time before the player decides to move on to the next. The amount of patience and tenacity required to reach Master Prestige level through the use of only melee weapons cannot really be understated.
It is also after hearing about such accomplishments that one is reminded of their own ineptitude at playing the game.