So we all know the Vault Hunters are badass, but your Badass Rank shows how badass you are. Yes, you, the player. The Badass Rank display shows your current Badass Rank (obviously), and your progress towards getting that sucker even higher. You raise your Badass Rank by completing Challenges, which are also handily tracked on your Badass Rank display. As you raise your Badass Rank, you gain Badass Tokens. Redeeming a Badass Token lets you pick a permanent stat bonus for all your Vault Hunters. Each and every one. Have a Level 17 Axton? He gets it. A Level 2 Maya? Yep. Wanna make a new Zero? Sure. He gets them too. It’s so meta, you won’t know where the game ends and you begin.


Borderlands 2 has many many Challenges, and progress on the challenges result in increasing your Badass Rank which is the new character growth system in Borderlands 2. Badass Rank is a whole new growth system in Borderlands 2, and you gain more Badass Ranks by completing the challenges in the game.

Possible Rewards[edit]

Rewards for redeeming Badass Rank Tokens include:

  • Critical Hit Damage
  • Elemental Effect Damage
  • Maximum Health
  • Fire Rate
  • Grenade Damage
  • Shield Capacity
  • Shield Recharge Delay
  • Shield Recharge Rate
  • Melee Damage
  • Gun Accuracy
  • Gun Damage
  • Recoil Speed

Badass Rank Limit[edit]

There is no cap on the Badass Ranks. Badass Ranks are infinite. You can keep starting new characters and completing challenges and continue to grow that up.