I began playing with my character till about level 17. I then went to play in a friends world until I got to level 31.

When I went back to single player, I found all the enemies are level 17. This wouldn't be a problem but when I farm for legendary weapons the bosses drop lvl 17 versions of the weapons.

How do I scale the enemies to my level?

  • You can mod enemy levels with Gibbed
    – user51832
    Jul 14, 2013 at 4:49

1 Answer 1


In general, the level of enemies you face is only determined by the following:

  • What playthrough you're in
  • Whether you've finished the main story quest or not
  • The area you're in

Everything else doesn't affect enemy level. So if you're a level 31 character in a level 17 area, what you want to do is to waltz your way to playthrough 2, jumping through the required hoops.

Good news is, when you're hosting your game and you reach the starting point of a mission you have already completed in another session, you get one (and only one) chance to play through that mission again; if you decline or restart the game, you will be credited for the quest progress you have made in your friend's game.

What you need to do is play enough of the story up to the point where you can skip all the parts of the game you've already completed with your friend. This will bring you to a more level appropriate quest selection.

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    In short, you run through story quests. Literally run, level 17 enemies cannot deal meaningful damage to level 31 character. Do not take any quests beside those that take themselves (story ones). You know what to do, Forrest.
    – Orc JMR
    Feb 22, 2013 at 20:11

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