Borderlands The Pre-Sequel: How To Level Quickly

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel has been available for less than a week but players have already found some clever ways to level up their character. Here are some of the best methods to get your character to a high level.

A New Direction

The fifth story mission, "A New Direction," features the first major boss fight of the game. RedBelly is not only an easy boss to kill but a great source of XP. It requires good timing, though. As soon as Jack says "Who the hell were those weirdos?" after your kill, pause the game and select "Save and Quit." When you continue your game through the main menu, you should spawn right before RedBelly. Keep completing the fight over and over as much as you want to get a few easy levels.

Let's Build A Robot Army

"Let's Build a Robot Army" presents players with another XP farming opportunity. The player assists automated turrets in killing waves of enemies. The trick here is that the mission will end once the turrets kill 12 of these enemies. What you need to do is take out these bogeys before the turrets can. The video above recommends using ground slam right at the enemies' spawn point.

The turrets will still manage to get kills here and there. However, you can prevent them from getting their 12 kills and finishing the mission by saving, quitting and then restarting the game.

Titan Industrial Facility

The Industrial Facility in the Triton Flats has a great opportunity for XP right near its entrance. After walking down the stairs into the building, you'll be attacking by enemies called "Tork Swarming." Run around and gather up as many of them as you can, and then ground slam them. This will wipe them out and also give you a huge amount of XP. Once the Torks are dead, restart and do it again.

Guardian Hunter

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel's final zone has a quest called "Guardian Hunter" that tasks players with capturing a Fire Guardian. Instead, though, you should kill it. This Guardian will respawn infinitely, allowing you to get several levels' worth of XP. The video above recommends swapping weapons too to complete challenges and increase your Badass Rank.

How To Level Multiple Characters At The Same Time

If you want to to level up a few other characters for your account, create a co-op game with your high-level character. If you're playing on PS3 or Xbox 360, you can then add an extra player via split-screen. Complete quests with your high-level character to earn gobs of XP for your lowbies.

This works on PC as well but could be a huge drain on your system. You'll need to open an extra instance of Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel for each character you want to power-level. Set your main character's game to an LAN connection, and then join it with your other characters. You should probably turn down the graphics settings on your other instances of the game to ensure that your computer can handle this process, though.

It's possible that Gearbox will release patches to remove some of these loopholes. You should try to take advantage while you can.

Many of these XP farming tricks will also help you earn moonstones (the game's special currency) as well as loot. If you need a set of good gear to help you farm these locations, be sure to use the SHiFT codes released by Gearbox. Alternately, you can use this weapon duping trick.

Pete Haas

Staff Writer at CinemaBlend.