Borderlands 2 - How To Level Up Fast

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DoomeDx2183d ago

I dont get why so many people want to 'level up as fast as possible'.

I actually like it if it takes weeks of even months to reach the highest level cap.

Getting to the top level as quickly as possible is a waste of money IMO.

Blues Cowboy2183d ago


That said, perhaps some people will want to quickly level up characters they use in multiplayer to reach the same levels as their friends.

scotchmouth2183d ago (Edited 2183d ago )

Yeah it seems rather silly. Though it's rather reflective of our societys general impatience and need for instant gratification.


I do agree with you guys but I will give my example as well.

I work but some of my friends don't so they have lots of time to play this and level up. by the time I get back home to play they have gone from lvel 15 to 25 while I am still like 14.

The way the game is designed as well, it is more fun playing with friends, but it's frustrating playing with friends who are leveled that high when you are not.

You also seem to get better loot when you are a highier level and it's not like they can give you their loot to join in because you can't use it anyway, so I either level up fast or get left behind.

with BL1 I got left behind because I really didn't want to farm and all that but I ended up getting bord of the game and selling it before I finished.

if you are just playing it for the story then it's prob not as much of an issue, but if you want to have fun with friends it can be a pain.

iamgoatman2183d ago

Never understood this either. If anything I thought you level up a bit too quickly in Borderlands 2 without even trying. Because once you're above an enemies level, they're a piece of cake to take down which makes the game less fun overall. For that reason I always avoided skills or class mods that increased your XP gain, and the game doesn't require any grinding as is.

I am liking that challenges in BL2 don't give you XP this time around. In the first BL if you were playing with a friend who wasn't really the best player out there, and you'd gone through the game a few times and knew it inside and out, you'd find yourself leveling up quite a bit quicker by naturally finishing certain challenges.

AngelicIceDiamond2183d ago (Edited 2183d ago )

Hows that a waste of money? They get what they pay for, and if they wanna level up fast and have fun doing it then that's money well spent.

wallis2183d ago

The value comes in how you replay borderlands over and over and over. If you look at the culture of diablo or loot based game there is an emphasis on high level loot - guess how you get the highest level loot? By being the highest level.

The other thing is I'd agree in any other game (fallout 3 for example) but borderlands facilitates such constant replay there's a lot of room to have capped after capped character. There certainly is for me. Capping the game doesn't mean it's finished it just means time to boot up a new character. Also Dark Witnes has a good point - some people just wanna play with friends and it's difficult to always keep your level up with friends who just have a head start. Like I said for fallout 3 where the attraction is the story and playthrough I'd agree - capping the character ASAP is a waste. But BL2 is more like diablo, yeah story's great but loot is the engine of the game, so capping a character does not harm the playthrough experience if you're intending to have 7-8 capped characters like I plan to. You don't HAVE to do this, it's just for those of us who may or may not use it. It's not like mindlessly grinding just to level up isn't pure exploitation of the audience for replay. I don't think it's so wrong I may want to skip a bit of that exploitation and take a level 47 I cba to finish and polish it up to 50 when I've got four others already capped legitimately.

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FCOLitsjustagame2183d ago

I agree. I was thinking the title should be "how to ruin the gaming experience".

Yes, Yes I know everyone has fun in different ways. Well maybe the devs should have a mode that you can start the game and the highest level with all the good stuff. To me that makes the game pointless but I guess someone can have fun totally dominating everything and everybody for a few hours.

MrAnderson2183d ago

everybody hates your article and you should feel bad.

dumahim2183d ago


"Note that enemies level with you. Hence if you go back to an earlier area, the enemies there will be of a higher level now."
Sometimes they do, not always.

"While the bosses will not revive after leaving"
Yes they do.

Tip 1 and 5 are pretty much the same thing.


enemies that are in areas that are mission based don't level so you can go back and dominate.

However, when you start a Newgame + I think all the enemies start at a higher level.

so if you play again on new game+ then you have a real challenge.

kma2k2183d ago

I hit level 30 last night in my first playthrough. I figured i was just about done with all the sidequests until went to a new area & then holy crap just got handed another 10+ seems alsmot like they are never ending. That is by far the easiest way to level up in borderlands 2 just do all the sidequests, besides they are fun whats the point of grinding or cheating just keep playing!

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