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Earning Experience Points or XP is how you gain levels (and therefore ranks) in Brink. It will be pooled together to be used on any character but will level up the specific character that got it.

- The fastest way to grind xp is to play Freeplay, launch a custom local match with bots turned off, and just run through the main objectives. This is also the best way to learn unknown maps.

- Solo kills are the poorest paying way to earn XP in Brink. However, neutralizing a target at or around the current core objective gives each one of said kills a multiplier. Kills scored when traveling with teammates also get multiplied. Getting kills while defending a core objective and fighting alongside teammates can pay fairly well. Spawn camping to try to level up is a waste of player time, as not enough experience is paid due to spawns being far from the objective. If players want to earn most of their XP through shooting, they'll have to earn it through cooperative actions, holding their ground, and running offense on objectives.

- Brink has a better balance system than most games. None of the unlockables are so powerful that player skill isn't the primary factor deciding any outcomes, and players are matched up based on their character's levels.

- Killing an enemy who is setting a bomb results in higher XP than killing a person running in the open, doing nothing.

- Ability cooldown will help prevent selfish players (i.e. a cooldown on the medics self-heal ability that is longer than the team-heal ability)

- Healing others earns a lot of XP, while a player healing himself earns nothing.


Obtaining Experience PointsEdit

  • Objectives: Completing objectives to advance in the map you are playing in.
  • Team Support: Class-specific actions, such as the Medic's Life buff ability or the Soldier's ammo distribution will produce XP when executed successfully.
  • Kills: While Killing enemy combatants is not as efficient as completing objectives or executing class-specific abilities, it will net the player some XP.

Specific XP RewardsEdit

General ActionsEdit

Action XP Reward
Each point of damage to an enemy 1
Killing an enemy 20
Melee Kill 20
Melee w/ finish kill 20
Killing incapped enemy 2
Killing enemy with teammates nearby 10
Killing enemy while enemy is disguised 10
Killing enemy while you are disguised 10
Each point of friendly fire -1
Being close to a killer on your team 1
Removing a sticky bomb 25
Escort VIP per second 1
Knockdown enemy VIP 10
Kill enemy VIP 20

GameplayEdit

Action XP Reward
Hacking a Core Objective 300
Guarding an objective, up to 1 enemy present (per second) 1
Guarding an objective, 2+ enemies present (per second) 2
Healing a VIP Escort 5
Completing a VIP Escort 100
Damaging a VIP Escort 150
Changing class to complete Core Objective 200 (30 sec. cooldown)
End of Match Bonus 1
Escort Bonus 100

ObjectivesEdit

Action XP, Core XP, Secondary
Repair an Objective (Per Second) 10 5
Complete a Repair of an Objective 200 100
Explosive Destruction of objectives 250 100
Disarm explosive on Objective (per second) 10 5
Complete disarm on Objective 125 75
Place explosive on Objective 50 25
Hack an Objective 50 25
Disarm Hack Box (per second) 10 5
Complete Disarm Hack Box 50 25
Hack Objective (per second) 10 5
Completely Hack Objective 100 50
Deliver Package to Objective 200 100
Stop and return a package 50
Kill the carrier delivering a package 75
Pick up a dropped package 20 10
Capture a Command Post (per second) 5
Capture a Command Post (finish) 50

Utilizing XPEdit

Experience points can be "spent" in several different ways. The player will be able to unlock:

XP cannot be transferred from one character to another. A cumalative total of 503,250 XP is required to reach level 24. The following table details only the additional required XP to move from one level to the next, as opposed to the total XP earnt on the character.

Level XP Needed Level XP Needed
1 +1000 13 +17250
2 +2000 14 +19000
3 +3000 15 (Rank 4) +21750
4 +4000 16 +24500
5 (Rank 2) +5250 17 +27250
6 +6500 18 +30000
7 +7750 19 +32750
8 +9000 20 (Rank 5) +37500
9 +10250 21 +42500
10 (Rank 3) +12000 22 +47500
11 +13750 23 +53250
12 +15500 24 +60000

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