Borderlands: Pre-Sequel Leveling Guide – How to Level Up Fast

By   /   Oct 16, 2014

Leveling is the core of any RPG experience, and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel is no different. Essentially, everything you do in the game (completing missions, optional missions, and killing enemies) counts towards your character’s level.

It’s better to kill enemies with a higher-level than your character’s for the most efficient leveling. Killing low-level enemies indeed gets you Experience Points, but a teeny-weeny amount.

For more help on Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, read our Boss Tips, Named Locations and Easter Eggs Locations Guide.

Borderlands: Pre-Sequel Leveling Tips

People’s opinions differ when it comes to leveling; while some like to take their time and take things slowly, there are some who are inclined to power-level to fifty as soon as possible.

In this guide, I’m going to talk about different ways to power-level your character to level fifty which requires a total of 3,429,728 XP.

Redbelly Boss Fight Exploit
This exploit basically revolves around killing Redbelly over and over again to earn your desired amount of XP. To begin, start ‘A New Direction’ and proceed until you get to fight Redbelly. He’s not tough and even a level-8 player can take him out easily.

The best strategy to take him out is to make him chase you to the venting machines. The boss is programmed not to leave his area. Use this to your advantage and keep on shooting him from a distance.

This boss battle has two phases. The second phase begins when Redbelly’s helmet comes off. During the second phase, you need to focus on killing the Redbelly instead of helmet. Once the Redbelly is killed, Jack will ping you and say, “Who the hell were those weirdos?”

Wait for him to finish the sentence and hit the pause button followed by selecting, “save & quit”. Once you’re back on the Main Menu, continue playing the game and kill the boss as many times as you want! You just need to make sure that you save at the right moment to make this work.

Let’s Build a Robot Army Exploit
This exploit revolves around stealing turret kills to gain some additional XP for your character. To begin, start ‘Let’s Build a Robot Army’ mission and proceed where you’re asked to let Turrets kill Scavs.

If you keep on killing the Scavs yourself, you’ll receive a notification asking you to stop and let Turrets finish the job. However, you’ll notice that neither Scavs will stop spawning nor mission will fail.

The idea is to get a lot of ammo and steal kills from Turrets and gain XP by killing enemies yourself. The turrets will occasionally get a kill or two and the mission will complete after Turrets get twelve kills. To avoid this, once the Turrets get around ten kills, hit the Pause Menu and select ‘save & quit’ option.

Continue your game and you’ll reset Turrets’ kills, giving you a chance to repeat this as much as you want!

Endgame Farming – Guardian Hunter Quest
You need to start a quest called Guardian Hunter from a dude named Sterwin near Vorago Solitude. This quest requires you to capture a living Guardian and the idea is to keep on killing them.

The Guardians will keep on spawning, allowing you to get over five-hundred XP per kill. The only catch in completing this is limited ammo. Get a lot of ammo and head over to Vorago Solitude to start farming.

XP Required to For Each Level

Level #1 to Level #10

  • Level 1 – XP Required: 0 XP – To Reach Next Level: 358
  • Level 2 – XP Required: 358 – To Reach Next Level: 883
  • Level 3 – XP Required: 1241 – To Reach Next Level: 1609
  • Level 4 – XP Required: 2850 – To Reach Next Level: 2526
  • Level 5 – XP Required: 5376 – To Reach Next Level: 3621
  • Level 6 – XP Required: 8997 – To Reach Next Level: 4889
  • Level 7 – XP Required: 13886 – To Reach Next Level: 6322
  • Level 8 – XP Required: 20208 – To Reach Next Level: 7918
  • Level 9 – XP Required: 28126 – To Reach Next Level: 9672
  • Level 10 – XP Required: 37798 – To Reach Next Level: 11579

Level #11 to Level #20

  • Level 11 – XP Required: 49377 – To Reach Next Level: 13639
  • Level 12 – XP Required: 63016 – To Reach Next Level: 15845
  • Level 13 – XP Required: 78861 – To Reach Next Level: 18200
  • Level 14 – XP Required: 97061 – To Reach Next Level: 20696
  • Level 15 – XP Required: 117757 – To Reach Next Level: 23335
  • Level 16 – XP Required: 141092 – To Reach Next Level: 26114
  • Level 17 – XP Required: 167206 – To Reach Next Level: 29032
  • Level 18 – XP Required: 196238 – To Reach Next Level: 32084
  • Level 19 – XP Required: 228322 – To Reach Next Level: 35273
  • Level 20 – XP Required: 263595 – To Reach Next Level: 38595

Level #21 to Level #30

  • Level 21 – XP Required: 302190 – To Reach Next Level: 42048
  • Level 22 – XP Required: 344238 – To Reach Next Level: 45635
  • Level 23 – XP Required: 389873 – To Reach Next Level: 49349
  • Level 24 – XP Required: 439222 – To Reach Next Level: 53192
  • Level 25 – XP Required: 492414 – To Reach Next Level: 57164
  • Level 26 – XP Required: 549578 – To Reach Next Level: 61262
  • Level 27 – XP Required: 610840 – To Reach Next Level: 65485
  • Level 28 – XP Required: 676325 – To Reach Next Level: 69833
  • Level 29 – XP Required: 746158 – To Reach Next Level: 74305
  • Level 30 – XP Required: 820463 – To Reach Next Level: 78900

Level #31 to Level #40

  • Level 31 – XP Required: 899363 – To Reach Next Level: 83617
  • Level 32 – XP Required: 982980 – To Reach Next Level: 88455
  • Level 33 – XP Required: 1,071,435 – To Reach Next Level: 93415
  • Level 34 – XP Required: 1,164,850 – To Reach Next Level: 98493
  • Level 35 – XP Required: 1,263,343 – To Reach Next Level: 103691
  • Level 36 – XP Required: 1,367,034 – To Reach Next Level: 109007
  • Level 37 – XP Required: 1,476,041 – To Reach Next Level: 114442
  • Level 38 – XP Required: 1,590,483 – To Reach Next Level: 119993
  • Level 39 – XP Required: 1,710,476 – To Reach Next Level: 125661
  • Level 40 – XP Required: 1,836,137 – To Reach Next Level: 131445

Level #41 to Level #50

  • Level 41 – XP Required: 1,967,582 – To Reach Next Level: 137344
  • Level 42 – XP Required: 2,104,926 – To Reach Next Level: 143359
  • Level 43 – XP Required: 2,248,285 – To Reach Next Level: 149487
  • Level 44 – XP Required: 2,397,772 – To Reach Next Level: 155729
  • Level 45 – XP Required: 2,553,501 – To Reach Next Level: 162085
  • Level 46 – XP Required: 2,715,586 – To Reach Next Level: 168553
  • Level 47 – XP Required: 2,884,139 – To Reach Next Level: 175134
  • Level 48 – XP Required: 3,059,273 – To Reach Next Level: 181825
  • Level 49 – XP Required: 3,241,098 – To Reach Next Level: 188630
  • Level 50 – XP Required: 3,429,728 – To Reach Next Level: 195543

If you have any other power-levelling tricks, share them in the comments below!

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