How to Increase Bond Level in Scarlet Nexus and Why You Need It

Keep your friends close and happy.

By Mehrdad Khayyat

June 27, 2021

The Scarlet Nexus Bond Level parameter is an important feature that you need to increase regularly to get the most out of your friends.

Scarlet Nexus is the latest title from Bandai Namco that shares fast-paced hack and slash gameplay with a cyberpunk anime-style world. The game has been out for a few days, and you might need some help to find out about the game’s special features.

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Although Scarlet Nexus is a single-player experience, the game features a number of AI-controlled companions that can help you out in many battles. However, their effectiveness is deeply tied to your Bond Level with them.

Scarlet Nexus – Launch Trailer

Scarlet Nexus – Launch Trailer

Why Do You Need to Increase Bond Level?

Bond Level is a parameter that shows how close you are to each one of your companions. Increasing the Bond Level of companions will result in a number of upgrades and improvements in their abilities.

Improving the Bond Level reduces the recharge time for a companion’s special power, while increases the critical damage. On the other hand, this helps you to unlock more SAS Abilities and perform more Assault Visions.

How to Increase the Scarlet Nexus Bond Level

There are two major methods to improve the Bond Level of a companion in the game:

  • Bond Episodes: When you are close enough to a companion, you might notice a pink mark above his/her head. This indicates that there is a Bond Event or Episode available for the character. You can activate the event by talking to the companion.
  • Gifts: Any friendship could be improved in the world by giving gifts. However, in the world of Scarlet Nexus, each companion only accepts certain gifts. So, try to surprise them once you find what they would love to get.

Scarlet Nexus is now available on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and PC. Bandai Namco has not confirmed any Nintendo Switch release for the game so far.

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Mehrdad Khayyat

Mehrdad is a Senior Staff Writer at DualShockers. He started writing about video games since he was a high-school student. He's probably one of those rare Rainbow Six Siege fans that have the game installed and updated on every available platform.

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