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Master Escape Artist in Gears 5

Master Escape Artist274 (20)

Reach Character Level 15 with Mac, Lahni and Keegan

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BigPoppaHoyle
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BigPoppaHoyle
Achievement won on 05 Oct 19
TA Score for this game: 2,285
Posted on 16 September 19 at 06:08, Edited on 08 October 19 at 07:20
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Note: You do not receive experience for player-built escape maps. This will need to be achieved on Featured or Past Hives.

This is pretty straight forward. Play a game of escape and you’ll be rewarded class experience. A quick game of Escape on The Hive on beginner difficulty rewards about 500 class experience and takes about 10-12 minutes (with loading screens).

Playing on a higher difficulty rewards more experience. Finishing The Hive on Insane will reward you with about 2k class experience and (if you and you’re colleagues are experienced enough) will take about the same amount of time.

Here’s the kicker. You do not need to finish the escape to be rewarded experience. You will be rewarded for your time and efforts even if you fail repeatedly and then quit in frustration. USE THIS TO SPEED LEVEL YOUR CLASSES. This is the most efficient way to gain experience as you don’t have to deal with constant loading screens. I’ve done some testing on a few different maps with a 15 minute timer, running as far as I can on Inconceivable, making sure to die without finishing the map, and restarting the act. Doing this method on the Surge net me 7,500 exp (with the Hunters bringing in 6,000 exp).

You will need to unlock the higher difficulties to host maps on Inconceivable by yourself. There’s two ways to do this. You can either finish the map on Inconceivable with a group OR you can finish the map by yourself, completing each individual modifier. This only loads the map on Intermediate difficulty, and isn’t too hard to complete once you learn enemy spawns etc.

Class experience for levels is as follows:
Level 1 - 100 exp
Level 2 - 500 exp
Level 3 - 1,000 exp
Level 4 - 1,500 exp
Level 5 - 2,000 exp
Level 6 - 2,500 exp
Level 7 - 3,000 exp
Level 8 - 3,500 exp
Level 9 - 4,000 exp
Level 10 - 6,000 exp
Level 11 - 8,000 exp
Level 12 - 10,000 exp
Level 13 - 12,000 exp
Level 14 - 15,000 exp

You can continue levelling up after this point.
Level 15 - 20,000 exp
Level 16 - 40,000 exp
Level 17 - 60,000 exp
Max level is Level 18

That’s a total of 69,100 experience to get to level 15. That’s 139 runs of The Hive on beginner, which at 12 mins a run will take about 28 hours per class. Based on that, I would highly recommend using the method above, which can get you to level 15 in a matter of hours :)

Good luck, Hivebusters.

Edit: Added experience requirement for max level and updated calculation. Added speed levelling method.
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BabyishDuck
378,465 (176,407)
BabyishDuck
Achievement won on 12 Oct 19
TA Score for this game: 2,247
Posted on 12 October 19 at 05:41
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Another alternative to rank up on Escape and in general is to search for the Surge on Inconceivable Difficulty with your friends.

You will want to get to the safehouse as you normally would. Once you have done that just run towards the enemies get downed. Once you've done that you'll respawn in the safe room. You are now free to go afk as the venom will keep on downing you. I left it running for about 4-5 hours whilst asleep and I went up 28 levels at reup 6. I also managed to get Emile from level 17 - 18.

The venom will take around 1 minute 20 seconds to down you as there's no modifier on the Surge to make it go faster.

The Surge is probably the best map for going afk as you can quite easily run though it. However, this does have it's draw backs. I came back to the game and I tried escaping once on my own. When everyone died I just had a black screen, I waited for 5-10 minutes and still had the black screen. I then reloaded the game and kept my reup xp and character xp.

Also you will not get that many cards from doing this. If you're interested in getting your cards maxed you might as well carry on running through the surge normally.

I think this is a great way of ranking up in general.
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