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Since Heroes of the Storm 2.0 dropped, player levels are now determined by their character levels.

However, it only uses a two digit number for display with the colors and borders changing instead of having a 3+ digit number.

What do the various number colors and borders mean level-wise?

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Based off this Reddit, it is the following:

Level |   Color 
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100   |   Green
200   |   Teal
300   |   Purple
400   |   Red
500   |   Yellow

Repeating over and over. You get additional gems on your portrait and your portrait shape improves each cycle.

To give you an idea, this is what the borders look like:

Borders

(Source)

According to the image source:

Your portrait badge art will become more intricate for every 25 levels you earn. Upon reaching level 100, your visible level will reset to 1 and you’ll don a badge that’s even more epic so that you can show off your dedication anywhere your portrait is visible.

I think the Wiki's description is better however:

  • Player progression badge art will receive more decoration every 25 player levels.
  • Every 100 player levels, the level displayed in the progression badge will reset, and the badge will upgrade with even more ornate artwork.
  • The Basic Portrait Border will update every 100 levels with new art that matches the player’s progression badge.
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    Every portrait box I've seen is just a plain box (though different colors), none of those decorative circles on them. – sirjonsnow May 4 '17 at 17:37
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    @sirjonsnow I think what they're saying on reddit is the dots only appear after 600 (when you allegedly reset to green). The announcement description seems out of date. – Troyen May 5 '17 at 3:10
  • Yep, I can see a gold border with a single dot on the loading screen for someone that has player level 1057. – Troyen May 5 '17 at 6:12
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    And here's proof the colors reset at 600. – Troyen May 5 '17 at 6:17
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    Ah, that makes sense. I don't like it though - I shouldn't have to look up/memorize a matrix to know someone's level. – sirjonsnow May 5 '17 at 11:56
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At the time of posting Timmy Jim's answer was correct. Based on feedback about how confusing determining a player's level was Blizzard made a UI change on May 16, 2017:

Player levels displayed in portraits have received visual updates, and should be easier to distinguish while using the progression portrait border.

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    More specifically, the two changes were adding a black line around the number (so you could read it), and showing the total player level instead of just the last two digits. – Troyen May 23 '17 at 6:57
  • @Troyen feel free to edit that into the answer. – ahsteele May 23 '17 at 6:58

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