Deep Rock Galactic – How to Promote Guide

Deep Rock Galactic Promotion

One of the commonly asked questions by Deep Rock Galactic players is how to promote their class. When I first promoted my Scout, I had no idea where to go or how to do it. As the first Deep Rock Galactic guide on Slyther Games, I figured I’d start with something frequently asked!

How to Promote in Deep Rock Galactic

Every class follows the same system regarding promotions. You have to reach level 25 on a class and then complete an assignment for that class specifically. Each assignment has a slightly different name but the Scout one is, “PROM42.SC: PROMOTION QUALIFICATION – SCOUT”.

Deep Rock Galactic Promote Assignment
The assignment board always has each class’s promotion qualification showing.

Upon starting a promotion assignment, there are four missions before you can promote a class. Once you’ve completed these missions, head over to the Character Selection terminal in your cell.  Choose the class that you’re promoting and a promote button will be available. It’s as simple as pressing that button and paying the promotion cost.

The screenshot below shows how the Character Selection screen looks if you’re ready to promote a class.

Deep Rock Galactic Gunner Promotion
Class promotion screenshot courtesy of Redditor u/yrianotto here.

If you’re still having problems, comment below and I’ll help you out. Otherwise, if you’re wondering why to promote a class, continue reading below.

What is a Promotion For?

Promotions in Deep Rock Galactic serve a few purposes with some being purely just cosmetic and others functional.

  • An extra perk slot from the first promotion for the class promoted.
  • An honor badge/frame around your character portrait.
  • Deep Dives become available.
  • Machine Events like the Exterminator event are available. The first promotion gives a Tritilyte Key for these.
  • Promoting resets your red character level to 1 so you can continue leveling.

Do You Lose Anything?

Players don’t lose anything by promoting a class in Deep Rock Galactic. Originally, the developer referred to the promotion system as retiring and players would lose weapons and upgrades. However, that system was overhauled to what we have now and this is no longer the case.

The only thing a player loses is their character level (red). This doesn’t lead to any content disappearing.

Post a comment below if you have any questions about Deep Rock Galactic and/or promoting.


Deep Rock Galactic is available on Xbox One and PC via Humble Bundle and Steam Early Access as of February 28, 2018.

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