Players rank-up after earning sufficient amounts of Experience Points (XP). Ranking up unlocks new items, such as Weapons, Towers, Perks, and occasionally achievements. The current rank cap is 50, with 16 weapons, 20 towers, 63 perks, 8 loadout slots, and 7 achievements to unlock.
Gameplay Notes[edit | edit source]
- Players gain experience primarily by killing Enemies.
- Experience is rewarded either after the last wave in campaign, or after the core is destroyed in survival.
- Small experience bonuses are awarded after each wave, based on various accomplishments. These are the only kind of experience points that can be gained from Sandbox mode, though is far less productive than even a brief Survival run.
- Experience earned is increased by 20% for each active Feat of Strength, up to a total of 100%.
- Each DLC increases the maximum rank cap and adds additional items to unlock.
Player Rank Unlocks[edit | edit source]
Base Game[edit | edit source]
The base game has a rank cap of 20, which unlocks 8 weapons, 12 towers, 25 perks, 7 loadout slots, and 2 achievements.
Ranks 1-10[edit | edit source]
Voltaic Hand Cannon
|Battle Rifle||ETK-Tesla Prototype|
|Perks||Hollowpoint Rounds||Resilient Core||Marksman||Corpse Explosion||Rymdskor||Overcharge||Against All Odds|
|Static Discharge||Unstable Core||Hip Fire||Phoenix||Plumber Shoes||Adrenaline Rush|
Ranks 11-20[edit | edit source]
|Weapons||Sub Mini-Gun||More in Road to Elysion||Assault Rifle||Shotgun|
|Towers||Rocket||AMP Spire||Scatter Laser||Focus||More in Road to Elysion||More in Road to Elysion|
|Perks||Tactical Juxtaposition||Shocking Revelation||Slowing Presence||Engineer||Penetrator Rounds||Slowing Rounds||Consuming Rage||Long Range Specialization||Synergy||Core Guardian|
|Exposure Rounds||Core-Tower Synergy|
The Road to Elysion DLC raises the rank cap to 25, which unlocks an additional 2 weapons, 2 towers, 6 perks, and 1 achievement.
|Weapons||Gatling Laser||More in Base Game||More in Ruins of Brightholme||More in Ruins of Brightholme||Ballista|
|Towers||Slow Field Dispenser||Range Spire||More in Ruins of Brightholme|
|Perks||More in Base Game||G-2 Companion||Tinkerer||Electrical Outburst||Fast Hands||Spiked Armor|
|Other||More in Base Game||Titan|
The Ruins of Brightholme DLC raises the rank cap to 30, which unlocks an additional 2 weapons, 2 towers, 7 perks, and 1 achievement.
|Weapons||Circle Saw||Nailgun||More in Road to Elysion||More in The Pursuit|
|Towers||Makeshift Cannon||Rupture Mine Dispenser||More in The Pursuit||More in The Pursuit|
|Perks||More in Road to Elysion||Explosive Exchange||Long Range Superiority||Desperate Measures||Bloodletter||Collateral Damage|
|Thor Module||Parthian Tactics|
|Other||More in Road to Elysion||Above and Beyond|
The Pursuit DLC raises the rank cap to 35, which unlocks an additional 2 weapons, 2 towers, 7 perks, and 1 achievement.
|Weapons||Drone Launcher||Grenade Launcher||More in The Last Stand|
|Towers||Friendship Laser||Mind Control Spire||More in The Last Stand||More in The Last Stand|
|Perks||More in Ruins of Brightholme||Zeus Module||Frightening Visage||Reinforcements||Tech Junkie||Armor Shredder|
|Headache||Best Friends Forever|
|Other||More in Ruins of Brightholme||Titan Slayer|
The Last Stand DLC raises the rank cap to 50, which unlocks an additional 2 weapons, 2 towers, 18 perks, 1 loadout slot, and 2 achievements.
Ranks 32-40[edit | edit source]
|Weapons||Plasma Rifle||Smatter Band|
|Towers||Anti-Air||Orbital Strike Relay|
|Perks||More in The Pursuit||Roboticist||Overkill||Hydra Blood||Spray 'N Pray||Upper Class|
|Steady Aim||Biological Warfare||Warming Up|
|Other||More in The Pursuit||Weapon Slot|
Ranks 41-50[edit | edit source]
|Perks||The Doctor Is In||Dicey Shootin'||Khronos Device||Head Start||Radioactive Core||Hold your Fire||Concussion Rounds||Limiter Removal||Blaze of Glory||Stabilizer|
|Other||Better Late Than Never|