What is the Level-80 Boost and how does it work?
The Level-80 Boost is a consumable item that boosts a character to the maximum level. Activating the boost will start a level 80 trial for the character, moving them to the Silverwastes and temporarily making them level 80 with level-appropriate equipment. If the player likes playing their character at max level, they can make that character permanently level 80 by consuming the boost item.
How do I get a Level-80 Boost item?
Heart of Thorns owners receive a Level-80 Boost item in a free shared inventory slot as soon as they log in to the game.
What happens after I consume the Level-80 Boost to make a character permanently level 80?
You will receive a package of rewards to help get you started on your level 80 adventures. The full set of exotic gear that the character received for the trial period will be permanently soulbound to the boosted character. In addition, this character will receive:
- 4 15-slot Leather Bags
- Orichalcum Harvesting Sickle
- Orichalcum Logging Axe
- Orichalcum Mining Pick
- A Mystic salvage kit
- 5 Teleport to Friend consumables
- 1 Celebratory Dye Pack
- 1 Celebration Booster
- A stack of 25 food consumables
- A stack of 25 utility consumables
- 2 Gold
Additionally, if the character hasn't already unlocked them, waypoints in Frostgorge Sound, the Straits of Devastation, and Dry Top will be unlocked.
How can I get another boost?
Players can only obtain one Level-80 Boost item by purchasing Heart of Thorns.
What if I used the boost on the wrong character?
You can activate the boost to start the level 80 trial for as many characters as you like, but once the boost is consumed, you will not be able to use it on another character. If you’re not sure which character you’d like to boost, we encourage you to play as many as you like in the trial to help decide. You will be asked to confirm twice before the it is consumed.
Can I save the boost in my bank to use later?
No. To prevent accidental deletion or loss, the boost is bound to the free shared inventory slot that it comes with. It must be consumed to free up the bonus shared inventory space.
How do I activate the Level-80 Boost?
Double clicking the Level-80 Boost item will activate the trial period. To consume the boost and make a character permanently level 80, just double-click it again.
How long may I play in the Level-80 Boost trial?
Indefinitely! Feel free to take as much time as you need to explore the Silverwastes with your provisionally level 80 character.
What happens to my belongings when I am in the Level-80 Boost trial?
While in the trial, your previously equipped items will be stored within a container in your inventory called the "Package of Old Equipment." This package can’t be opened while in the Trial. However, when you leave the trial (either by undoing the boost or consuming it to make the character permanently level 80) the container will become accessible.
What can I do while in the Level-80 Boost trial?
Explore the Silverwastes, participate in the map meta event chain, fight Mordrem, explore and unlock waypoints, and almost anything else that other level 80 players in the map can do. The only things you can't do are complete hero challenges, access your personal story, use transmutations, use certain items, or leave the Silverwastes. You also won't earn leveling experience for your character (since you're provisionally level 80), though you can earn Central Tyrian mastery experience if you've unlocked masteries.
What happens to the gold, item, and currency rewards I earn in the Level-80 Boost trial?
Everything you earn in the Silverwastes is yours to keep, even if you decide to undo the boost. While you will lose the set of exotic gear that comes with the boost if you choose not to stay level 80, you’ll keep any loot you gained during the trial.
What happens to the level-up rewards I would earn by leveling up regularly?
If you use the Level-80 Boost to advance your character to max level, you won’t get the level-up rewards you would have earned from normal leveling. However, the package of rewards from consuming the boost is much more valuable than the normal level-up rewards. Note that if you boost one of your characters and then undo the boost, that character will still earn their level-up rewards as normal – using the boost only cancels out the level-up rewards for the character whose boost you make permanent.
What if all my characters are already level 80?
You can choose to either create a new character or to consume the boost with one of your existing level 80 characters. Using the boost on a level 80 character will deliver the package of rewards that is normally delivered when making the boost permanent. However, there is no trial for an existing level 80 character, so the item will be permanently consumed if it is used by a level 80 character. You will need to confirm twice before the item is consumed if you want to use it on an existing level 80