Remnant 2: Power Levels & Co-op Scaling Explained

Remnant 2: Power Levels & Co-op Scaling Explained

Understanding Scaling in Remnant 2: Prepare to Be Confused!

Hey gamers! So, you’re diving into the world of Remnant 2, and let me tell you, the scaling system in this game is like an enigma wrapped in a mystery. It’s not your typical Soulslike game, oh no! Remnant 2 likes to do things differently, just like its predecessor, Remnant: From the Ashes. In the first game, it considered your gear and weapon upgrades to generate the world you entered. But hold on tight, because Remnant 2 cranks up the complexity, especially when it comes to online co-op. Let’s unravel this puzzle together!

How General Scaling Works in Remnant 2

So, let’s start with the basics. In Remnant 2, they threw Armor upgrades out the window. So, how do they scale the difficulty? Well, they take into account your weighted average Weapon Levels across all three slots and your Archetype Level (the sum of your highest two Archetype levels). Combining these factors, they calculate your weighted average Power Level. But wait, here’s the twist: this calculation includes all your Weapons and Archetypes, even the ones you’re not currently using. Sneaky, right?

How Power Levels Determine World Levels

Now that we’ve got your Power Level figured out, it’s time to determine the World Level. When you enter a new world, your Power Level determines the “Recommended Level.” Sometimes, the recommended level might be higher than your actual Power Level. Don’t sweat it, though. It won’t be too far off. Now, here’s another thing that might confuse you. Is the world generated based on your current Power Level for every single zone? Nope! Each zone is generated when you enter it for the first time. Here’s a hypothetical example to make it clearer:

  1. You’re a Power Level 2 player entering the world of Yaesha, and the first zone is also World Level 2.
  2. You go off to do some Adventure Mode or join other players’ games. When you come back to Yaesha, you’re now a badass Power Level 6 player.
  3. You venture into another zone, let’s say the Faithless Thicket. Guess what? The World Level of the Faithless Thicket map isn’t based on your original Power Level 2. It’s calculated using your new Power Level 6.
  4. Once a zone is generated, its World Level remains the same until it’s re-rolled. So, feel free to explore other worlds and increase your Power Level before returning!

Co-op Multiplayer Scaling: The Ultimate Gaming Balancing Act

Now, let’s tackle the mind-boggling world of co-op multiplayer scaling. Brace yourselves because it’s a bit complicated. World Level generation in each zone takes into account the Host’s Power Level. It determines the World Level for that zone and scales it up by 1 to 3 more Levels if there’s an ally in the Lobby who’s rocking a Power Level 3 or more higher than the Host. The aim here is to allow high-power players to join low-power friends without making the game a cakewalk (or an impossible nightmare) for anyone. It’s all about striking that balance!

Phew! That was a wild ride, folks! Just remember, you don’t need to stress about making second characters or holding back on leveling and upgrading when playing with friends in Remnant 2. The game has your back. So, go out there, dive into the madness of Remnant 2, and conquer those worlds together!

P.S. Don’t forget to check out our guide on how to unlock the Archon Archetype in Remnant 2!

*Remnant 2 is now available on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC.*