Last week we began looking at one of the main features of the coming Newgarden build, the character progression tree. Today I will reveal a bit more about this new aspect of the Hero experience.
Give Me My Badge and Gun
In Newgarden the way ribbons work will be completely revised. Combat ribbons will now allow you to unlock weapons, modifiers and combat badges. The ribbons will also look better, so you’ll have a nice collection to display (and make your friends green with envy). The more you use certain types of weapons, the more you will level up the corresponding ribbon, the more your character will become specialized in a certain branch of the progression tree. It all depends on your playing style: if you favor grenades, you will unlock more types of explosive weapons; if you play with automatic weapons a lot you will earn the relevant badges.
Need to know what ribbons you need to unlock a specific weapon? The weapon shop will show you the requirements for each gun, and the combat ribbon screen will let you know what each ribbon does, and how close you are to the next ribbon level.
Oh, by the way! Combat badges will now be upgradeable from bronze to silver and gold. That’s right, if you have a favorite special ability, you will be able to level it up. Neat huh?
NB: Stay tuned for more information on the progression tree and how it affects your current characters in a coming blog post!