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Sometimes, it's way easier to kill enemies from a vehicle than on foot with your little guns. But do you earn the same amount of experience ?
If you earn more xp on foot than from a vehicle, will it work to damage an enemy from a vehicle and THEN finish him on foot ?

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oops my bad, that was for BL1, disregard – l I Jan 3 '13 at 17:48
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Yes, from experience, you earn less XP from killing enemies in a vehicle. It's orders of magnitude different.

You can damage an enemy from a vehicle and kill them on foot and get the "non-vehicle" XP for the kill. I've done this before in co-op, when I would hop out of a vehicle and my partner would stay on the turret, dealing damage. The game appears to only care about the killing blow.

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It has been this way since BL1. I think the only exception to this is killing an enemy that's also in a vehicle, you'll get full experience regardless. – l I Jan 3 '13 at 17:54
On a side note, amp shields like The Bee also boost bullets fired from the vehicle if the driver is wearing it. At least they do on the 360. I don't play PC or PS3 so i cannot say if they do too. So the light machine gun runner can actually out DPS a rocket launcher car. – Brandon Bouquillon Jan 4 '13 at 4:58

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