Find out the best ways to level up quickly Borderlands 3 with this guide! This includes locations to XP farm, leveling up tips, recommendations, & more!
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Best Ways to Farm XP in Early to Mid Game
Complete Circle of Slaughter Rounds
With multiple waves of enemies within 5 rounds, you'll be raking in the XP in addition to the one you get from completing the gauntlet. You can get up to 60,000+ XP with a single run in the Circle of Slaughter Arenas.. Check Out the Challenge Arenas Here
Get XP from Completing Additional Objectives
There are optional objectives in every round of the Circle of Slaughter. Completing them will reward you with additional XP on top of the ones you get from beating out enemies.
Can be Done in Middle of the Story
You don't need to complete the main story to unlock the Circle of Slaughter multiplayer arenas. You can head on over to your social & matchmake for the round even when in the middle of the story missions.Check Out the All Story Mission List Here
Best Way to Farm XP in EndgameCheck Out What to Do in Endgame Here
Farm Graveward with Mayhem Mode On
Graveward is the recommended boss to farm due to the large amount of XP it gives and just generally how much easier it is to beat compared to the other Vault Guardians. You can start farming it after the mission "Cold as the Grave".Check Out Cold as the Grave Story Mission Here
How to Beat Graveward
Equip Porcelain Pipe Bomb Grenade
The Porcelain Pipe Bomb Grenade Mod is a reward given to you during the "Raiders of the Lost Rock" side mission. Make sure to use it against the Graveward as it deals massive amounts of damage to its health!
Use Fire-Based Weapons For Heavy Damage
The HP Bar of The Graveward is red, making it vulnerable to fire attacks. Make sure to bring a strong fire weapon in this boss fight.
Yellow Orbs Are Weak Spots
The Graveward has several weak spots in its body - in its head, chest, and both of its arms. It does certain moves to expose these weak spots so make sure to target them.
Deal Enough Damage To Drop Graveward
If you deal enough damage to The Graveward, it will drop onto the platform, exposing its biggest weak spot on its head. Use your most powerful guns and skills to do big damage to its health.
Tilts Platform So Be Careful Not To Fall
When the monster dips down, it'll move the platform and tilt it to one side. Be careful and keep jumping to avoid falling over and having to restart the boss fight from the beginning.
Don't Stand In Front Of Laser
After you drop The Graveward, it'll do a counter attack sand hit you with powerful lasers. Be sure not to stand right in front of it to avoid getting hit by the beams.
Farm the Chupacabratch
The Chupacabratch is a boss that you can find in Athenas. It is a fairly easy boss fight which you can beat in around a minute or 2. This boss will reward you with around 7k XP per fight, making it a great boss to farm levels!
How to Level Up Fast
Complete Side Quests
Doing Side Quests is a necessary part of leveling up in Borderlands 3. Each Side Quest gives a good chunk of XP and will often contain combat for you to do.Check Out the All Side Quest Mission List Here
Do Crew Challenges
Crew Challenges are additional challenges unique to each planet. They'll have you going around multiple locations to discover an item or defeat an enemy. Completing them give a good amount of XP.
Collect Dead Drops
In every region, there are Dead Drops for you to find. Collect all in a single region and you'll get a coordinate for a Secret Stash that will give you lots of XP and guns!
Use Artifacts / Class Mods with XP Boost
Although very minimal, an XP boost is still good to have. There are Artifiacts and Class Mods around that you can equip to get additional XP!Check Out the Artifact List Here
Farm Boss Fights
There are some bosses that can be fought multiple times! Although they won't give as much XP as they did the first time you beat them, farming them will help towards Leveling Up faster.