Gear Levels are the way you can work out how tough your jarhead is in Ghost Recon Breakpoint. While each item has its own level ranking, the game actually has a slightly more complex way of working out your overall toughness. This, as it turns out, actually matters as wandering in an area with tough enemies with low-level equipment, might not be the best idea.
Ghost Recon Breakpoint gear level guide
Our Ghost Recon Breakpoint gear level guide will go over everything that affects your gear level, how to increase it, and why it's important.
- How Gear Levels are calculated in Ghost Recon Breakpoint
- Why Gear Levels matter in Ghost Recon Breakpoint
How Gear Levels are calculated in Ghost Recon Breakpoint
Gear levels are calculated by simply drawing up the average level of all your equipment that you've got equipped currently. In the above image as an example, while there are several items above gear level 110, including an elite weapon that's level 117, the average level is 108 because certain equipment is bringing down the average, most notably the primary weapons and the trousers equipped.
You can increase your gear level by simply equipping higher levelled stuff. Obviously the colours of the equipment matter, but the individual levels can make the difference between a location being a cakewalk to complete, or a royal pain in the backside.
Why Gear Levels matter in Ghost Recon Breakpoint
Put simply, enemies can have much better equipment than you, so their levels are higher as a result. You can tell that this is the case when the game warns you about wandering into areas with significantly higher levels of enemies inside of them. That's not to say that it's impossible to be successful at lower levels, but it is made a lot more difficult should you get spotted. It's also worth checking the composition of the enemy squads before engaging where possible.
If there are just a few enemies that you can pop their heads off with well-placed sniper rounds, then that may be worth the trouble. Conversely, if there are a lot of buggy drones darting around, then you may find they could decimate your health very quickly unless you're wearing the anti-drone spray - in which case it's only a matter of time before they spot you.
Ghost Recon Breakpoint guide links
- Ghost Recon Breakpoint guide - The main guide for Ghost Recon Breakpoint, together with some tips for beginners.
- Ghost Recon Breakpoint weapons - Details on how equipment works, which are the best gun types.
- Ghost Recon Breakpoint signature weapons - Where to find the best guns in the game.
- Ghost Recon Breakpoint blueprint locations - Learn how to find blueprints and how to craft weapons.
- Ghost Recon Breakpoint bipod location - Where to find the bipod attachment.
- Ghost Recon Breakpoint NVG locations - Location of several night vision goggles.
- Ghost Recon Breakpoint health - how to heal injuries and healing item recipes.
- Ghost Recon Breakpoint Erewhon - where everything is in the hub, and how to get out.
- Ghost Recon Breakpoint skills - All class bonuses and all the skills and perks listed.
- Ghost Recon Breakpoint PC performance - How to get the best performance for Ghost Recon Breakpoint for your rig.
- Ghost Recon Breakpoint preorder/bonus items - How to unlock your preorder bonuses in-game.
- Ghost Recon Breakpoint weapon parts - All the information you need to get weapon parts and other gear in Ghost Recon Breakpoint.
- Ghost Recon Breakpoint Faction missions - Find out what Battle Points are, the difference is between Faction Missions and Faction Support tasks, and the rewards for Battle Tiers.
- Ghost Recon Breakpoint Year 1 - All of the upcoming stuff coming in the next year to Ghost Recon Breakpoint.
- Ghost Recon Breakpoint raids - Details on how to access the raids and the raid release date.