Certainly for many fans, the official reveal of Borderlands 3 was the biggest news to come out of Gearbox’s recent PAX East panel. That said, some players were undoubted thrilled by the company’s showcase of Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition, a remastered version of the original Borderlands. Now, Borderlands remastered is available, and those that are jumping into the game for the first time may be wondering how to farm quick XP and weapon proficiencies in the late game.
How to Farm XP in Borderlands Remastered
Players that are interested in hitting max level in Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition can do so easily by spending some time in the Eridian Promontory. This area is unlocked just before the final bos, by normal progression through the story.
In this location, players will find a number of Guardian enemies, which have substantial shields but very low health. Killing a smaller Guardian in Playthrough 2 will grant around 8k XP, while eliminating a large one offers a whopping 26k XP. As such, players can reasonably expect to go from Level 50 to Level 69 in around 45 minutes by farming Guardians.
As mentioned, Guardians have limited health when their shields have been breached, and thus having a strong shock weapon, such as a shotgun, sniper, or SMG, is key to efficient farming. Alternatively, the Vengeance legendary pistol has a chance to bypass shields and absolutely shreds Guardians. The Borderlands remastered Knoxx Armory glitch is one way players can go about trying to acquire the Vengeance machine pistol.
Additionally, those that are playing as Borderlands‘ Mordecai class have another very useful tool for killing Guardians at their disposal. Specifically, the Trespass skill from the Sniper tree gives a chance to penetrate shields and can lead to easy one-shots on these enemies.
How to Farm Weapon Proficiency in Borderlands Remastered
Borderlands features a progression system alongside traditional leveling in its weapon proficiencies. Under this system, each weapon can be leveled up to 50 in order to earn additional bonuses, and a killing blow with a weapon grants proficiency for that particular type.
For those looking to increase proficiencies, the Rakk Hive in Trash Coast is a good option. The strategy is simple here: get the Rakk Hive to low health, switch to a weapon of the desired type, and land the kill with this weapon to raise proficiency for that type.
With these strategies, players should have little trouble getting their level and weapon proficiencies to the maximum. From there, they can continue to farm gear in Borderlands remastered, or they can patiently wait for Borderlands 3‘s release date.
Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition is out now for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.