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How Does Gear Score Work In V Rising?

To succeed in V Rising, Gear Score is integral to your character and survival. Here's how it works.
How Does Gear Score Work In V Rising?

There are a handful of important systems in V Rising that help that player to survive the dangerous world, but there may be nothing more important to combat than Gear Score itself. These stats will ensure you can venture to higher-level areas and take on intimidating bosses.

Most survival games lack anything that resembles a Gear Score system, but V Rising happens to be a gameplay cross between survival games and Diablo. This means character building and increasing overall gear are the motivation behind the grind and other building systems.

Reminder: The V Rising: Secrets of Gloomrot update releases on 17 May 2023 and will introduce many new gameplay changes, which may affect the accuracy of the contents of this guide. In this regard, we will endeavor to update this page as soon as possible.

How To Check Gear Score In V Rising

Gear Score in V Rising is the overall indicator of your current power level. Low-level armor with bad stats will lead to a lower Gear Score overall. You can view your gear score at any time by checking the number next to your health bar or by opening up your inventory.

Any time equipment with stats tied to it is taken off or equipped; the overall score will change along with it, meaning your score is not permanent. Increasing the score is the name of the game in V Rising, though, and it is your best chance against difficult encounters.

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You can view your Gear Score in your inventory. (Picture: Stunlock Studios)

How To Increase Gear Score In V Rising

To increase the Gear Score, you must acquire higher-level armor and weapons. The most streamlined way is by unlocking this gear and weaponry by slaying specific bosses on the Blood Altar. At the same time, you'll need to ensure you have the right materials to build them, which may or may not require beating more bosses.

Once the Blood Altar is built and placed, you can track and kill major bosses in the game. Taking them out will give you rare resources and structures that enable the use of higher-level recipes. Of course, this leads to far better armor and weapons.

Though grinding for better equipment is part of the main objective, there eventually needs to be a wall. Gear Score does have a max level which brings players up to par with some of the scariest bosses in the game. The max Gear Score is Level 82, which will certainly take a bit to reach, but it's possible.

Featured image courtesy of Stunlock Studios.

How Does Gear Score Work In V Rising? FAQ

How can I check my Gear Score in V Rising?

Your Gear Score is an overall indicator of your power level. You can view it next to your health bar or by opening your inventory.

How can I increase my Gear Score in V Rising?

To increase your Gear Score, acquire higher-level armor and weapons by defeating specific bosses on the Blood Altar. Collect the right materials to build them and unlock higher-level recipes for better gear.

What is the maximum Gear Score in V Rising?

The maximum Gear Score is Level 82, which may take some time to reach but is achievable.