Battlefield Portal XP FAQ: XP Caps, Earn Rate, & Why Farming Servers Are Bad Per DICE

Upcoming BF Portal XP Changes

While we’re waiting on update 3.1 for Battlefield 2042, DICE has rolled out a quick Q&A about the game! More specifically, a short but sweet Battlefield Portal XP FAQ about XP caps, earn rates, weapon mastery, and even why farming servers are frowned upon by the studio.

This mini Q&A was conducted via the Battlefield Direct Communication Twitter, and we’ve compiled everything in one easy read below.

Battlefield Portal XP FAQ:

Can you earn XP in Battlefield Portal?

All of our featured modes work the same as CQ and BT in All-Out Warfare, earning XP at the full rates, unlocking new weapons, ribbons and attachments, and progression for your Mastery.

Custom Experiences work differently.

What is a featured mode?

This is what you see when you first enter #Battlefield Portal, and are a mix of officially authored experiences (such as Rush), and highlighted Community Created experiences that we’re providing full matchmaking for (such as Snipers & Knives by Stodeh)

How about XP in Custom Experiences?

XP can be earned on Community Created experiences. With this you will level up, unlock new gadgets, vehicles, and weapons. We re-enabled this following careful and clos

Do I earn less XP playing Custom?

XP is capped per minute, with that cap resetting once per minute. If you trigger the cap, it doesn’t impede you earning XP after that trigger. Modes designed to be played normally largely reward the same XP overall as you would get in CQ or BT.

Why do you cap XP in Custom Experiences?

We want Battlefield Portal to encourage players to build creative experiences that are fun to play.

Without caps in place, farming servers end up saturating the Server Browser with valueless experiences, and we want to discourage that.

Do I still receive ribbons and End of Round performance in Custom Experiences?

Ribbons are not presently available in Custom.

Match Completion, and Victory Bonuses are awarded at the same values as other modes and make up for the largest percentage of XP earned across the game

Can I earn progress towards Mastery in Custom?

Not presently. Mastery rewards are designed to be showcases for the committed, and until we’ve determined if we’re able to establish further safeguards, we won’t change that.

Mastery is earnable in official Portal experiences.

Are Weapon Attachments considered part of Mastery?

They are. Presently these will only unlock in All-Out Warfare, Hazard Zone, and official Portal experiences.

Do you adjust the XP caps?

We do. This past week we raised the caps, and as more diverse custom experiences start to fill the server browser, we’ll monitor and make favourable adjustments where we can.

Why are you against farming servers?

It’s not fun, and farming servers prevent established communities from hosting fun events, and folks from running experiences that better reflect the experiences they want to have. They’re dull, and exploitative, and we don’t want them.

Speaking of the next patch, DICE has talked about that a bit, and have shared some of the changes confirmed to be included in the next patch, which will be released this December.

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