TreyarchÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s David Vonderhaar has revealed that Black Ops 2?s weapons will have their own prestige, separate from your characters prestige. You can only prestige a weapon up-to two times, though. As we already know, when you prestige in Black Ops 2 you donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t lose any of your weapons unlocks or the weapons level. The same goes for when you prestige a weapon in Black Ops 2. When asked Ã¢â‚¬Å“if weapon XP converts to next prestige, will you have to prestige your weapon or will it go back down to 0 or stay at max?Ã¢â‚¬Â, Vonderhaar replied: Ã¢â‚¬ÂStays where we [sic] it was. Weapon level and weapon prestige level totally independent of your level. Not reset by level prestige.Ã¢â‚¬Â
So, not only can you prestige when you hit level 55 in Black Ops 2, but now you can prestige your weapons, too.