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Promotion Granted screen

I'm proud of you. You've done well for yourself since you joined the Company. I recall you joining up as a scrawny greenbeard, and figured you'd join the dead down in the deeps in short order.
However, consider my position changed... you've grown into your role and have more than proven yourself.
It's my personal pleasure to announce that management has granted your promotion. Rock and Stone, miner! Well done.
- Mission Control

Promotions become available when the player reaches level 25 on any class and have completed all prerequisite Promotion Assignments. It acts as a prestige system for players who have hit the max level on their class and want to continue gaining XP for their class. Previously unlocked items will not reset upon promoting a class.

Promotion Benefits[edit | edit source]

Promotion fee

After paying a fee, promoting a class for will grant the following bonuses for that specific class:

  • +1 Bonus Perk Slot (once per Class only)
  • +1 Honor Badge
  • Ability to continue leveling Character Level for that class by resetting the class level back to 1
  • Ability to permanently activate Machine Events with the Tritilyte Key
  • Access to Deep Dives

Honor Badge[edit | edit source]

The player is granted an Honor Badge upon their first promotion; it borders the character portrait with a bronze border and one white star. Every subsequent promotion will add another white star, for a maximum of three stars. After the fourth promotion, the border switches from bronze to silver, and the amount of white stars will reset back to 1. Upon reaching three more promotions, the border switches from silver to gold; the highest border for the Honor Badge. The highest rank Honor Badge is a gold border with 3 white stars; promotions after that will not change the border, however will still grant the player to continue leveling their Character Level.

Available Honor Badges

The list of Honor Badges are as follows:

  • Bronze I
  • Bronze II
  • Bronze III
  • Silver I
  • Silver II
  • Silver III
  • Gold I
  • Gold II
  • Gold III

Benefits From Multiple Promotions[edit | edit source]

Beyond the first promotion, which unlocks a very important Perk Slot, there are no game changing benefits to be gained from further promotions; besides visual changes, a higher Honor Badge shows a player has put in a certain amount of time on that class. Promotions is also a good way to continue leveling the player's Character Level because the class stops receiving XP upon reaching level 25, which also stops the character from receiving XP from that class.

It should be noted that the Honor Badge is not a direct indicator to tell how well a player will play on the class.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Promotions used to be introduced as Retirement in Update 18: Job Opportunities, later changed in Update 19. Instead of keeping all unlocked gear from the class, Retirement would completely reset all unlocked items from the class.