Battleborn’s PvP multiplayer modes will drop you into a 5 versus 5 battle. At the start of the match each hero starts of at level 1 and has to gain XP points in order to level up. Each time you climb higher into your Helix skill tree you not only unlock new skills, but your hero also becomes stronger. Leveling up faster than your opponents provides you with an advantage as you can out rank them in numbers. Each level up your hero will get some more health and damage output. But what is the fastest way to level up your hero ? Well in order to find that out we need to know how much XP we actually need to level up.
Knowing how much XP you need in order to level up can provide you with some nice insights to optimize your strategy. But what steps do you need to take in order to reach those milestones.
Play the objective
Each of the multiplayer modes has their own objective and by staying on this target you will gain XP. Its tempting to go after the Hero Kills but this isn’t necessary to win the match. Survival is the best strategy, those respawn times can really increase end game. Waiting around doesn’t help you or your team. But what are the best targets that provide that nice XP flow you need?
- Neutralizing or Capturing a zone will provide you with 100XP.
- Holding a zone will provide you with 3XP per second.
Meltdown / Incursion
- Clear Minion waves, each bot grants you XP according to their importance. The bigger the Minion, the bigger the XP reward.
- XP from the Minions is increased during the match.
- Meltdown: +6XP per Wave
- Incursion: +6XP per 3 Minutes
- Damaging a Minion within a few seconds of its death will also grant you XP.
- Meltdown: Minions XP for the losing team is boosted based on the teams setback.
|elite bot build||50|
|elite bot kill||45|
|meltdown small minion||19+6 per wave|
|meltdown shepard||25+6 per wave|
|incursion small minion||25+6 per 3 minutes|
|incursion assasin bot||30+6 per 3 minutes|
|thrall capture||45 kill, 100 capture|
|team thrall||63+6 per 3 minutes|
|Data by Skelion|
Killing one of the opponent heroes does result into some sweet XP, but isn’t always easy to pull off. If you attack in a group you will get XP for an assist. Spotting a enemy by pinging them also provides the assist XP.
- Capture = 96x target level
- Meltdown / Incursion = 80x target level
PRO TIP: On capture maps Varelsi will spawn in after 2 minutes. Killing these will result in them dropping a free helix upgrade.
Making the right investments
Some Battleborn adopters start grinding for epic gear and bring them along in PvP. They believe with these high activation cost gear they out match their opponents. Yes gear does boost your stats, but early game its much more interesting to invest your gathered shards into buildables. Spending your shards by building stuff, you not only support your team you also gain XP. Like mentioned above leveling up your Battleborn will result into an increase of your hero’s life gauge and damage output. So think about what you will invest in.
So now that we have shards in which buildables do you need to invest for the sake of gaining XP.
|Shock turret 1||300||57||0.19|
|Shock turret 2||400||114||0.285|
|Shock turret 3||500||171||0.342|
|Supply station 1||200||16||0.08|
|Supply station 2||300||32||0.106666667|
|Supply station 3||400||48||0.12|
|Stinger turret 1||300||24||0.08|
|Stinger turret 2||400||48||0.12|
|Stinger turret 3||500||72||0.144|
|Thumper turret 1||300||24||0.08|
|Thumper turret 2||400||48||0.12|
|Thumper turret 3||500||72||0.144|
|Data by SauntTony15|