How many Prestiges and Levels are there? What is this shit?
There are 10 Prestiges and 60 Levels. You get 10 Soldiers each worth 1 Prestige. Each one goes up to Level 60 and no further. Once you reach Level 60 on one character, That means you prestiged. Say you have One Level 60, One Level 28, and another Level 16. All of it adds up to one total meaning that your Prestige is 1 and your level is 44. You have no choice on wanting to Prestige, All you have to do is buy a new Soldier and you can do that anytime.
What do you lose when you Switch Characters/Prestige?
You can switch your Soldiers at any time besides when you're in a Match but each Soldier starts out like a BO2 Prestige meaning you keep your Camos and Challenges never reset. Your Squad Points can be used throughout all 10 Soldiers meaning if you prestige and you have 60 Squad Points, You're set for the whole prestige if you'd like.
How do you get more Prestiges?
You can do it anytime as long as you have the squad Points to buy them. The first 4 or 5 Soldiers/Prestiges cost 3 Squad points and from then on, they turn into 500! So save up around your 4th or 5th prestige
Pretty confusing but I think it's easy as hell to get through a Prestige.