The big question with Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 has been how to get dragon balls. More importantly, how to get dragon balls fast. That’s what we will take on today – How to get dragon balls fast in Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2.
So you are aware, I have obtained up to 3 dragon balls per run of this particular quest. i’m serious, too.
This video shows me running the same stage two times – getting two, then three dragon balls
So I have, admittedly, been quite addicted to Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2. Specifically, I have been addicted to figuring out how to farm dragon balls in Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2. I am proud to say that I have found out exactly how to do that, without it taking too much time, and without the high-risk level that was attached to farming dragon balls in Dragon Ball Xenoverse 1.
In Dragon Ball Xenoverse 1, you had to go to certain stages, complete a certain part of that stage, and hope that Time Patrollers happen to be there. This stage that I have found not only guarantees that Time Patrollers will be there, but the quest requires you to defeat 3 more Time Patrollers to fully complete the quest. Amazing, right?
Here’s the down-side: You need to be of high level, need appropriate battle items, and need to either bring other high-level players or hope your NPC allies actually help you out. But let’s get on to how to farm dragon balls on Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2.
My little tidbit of pre-stage information would that I use a level 80 Saiyan. I use the Awoken Skill “Super Vegeta”, and my attributes are as follows: 100 HP and Stamina, 44 Ki, 60 Basic Attack, and 6 Ki Blast Supers. There is no real rhyme to this, I just wanted to play around with some different attribute settings. Plus, having been able to farm the Dragon Balls so fast I am able to change my attributes fairly often.
The skill set that I use is: Super Attacks – Earth-Splitting Galick Gun, Maximum Charge, Feint Shot, and Kaioken Assault. For Ultimate Attacks, I use: Giant Storm, and Super Ki Explosion. Note: I do not ever use my Evasive Skill on this map nor the Feint Shot or Kaioken Assault. This does not mean that you should use exactly what I use or be set up the way that I am, I just want you to be aware of what I am running to provide full transparency.
Parallel Quest 79 – Great Ape Festival
Alright, so I gave you a ton of information prefacing the actual topic at hand. But I prefer to provide every detail to allow you to understand exactly how and why I do what I do. So as mentioned above, in Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 there is a question under “Parallel Quests” which is stage 79, titled “Great Ape Festival”. This is the quest that I have been getting an average of 2 Dragon Balls per completion.
I seriously advise you try to pick the best allies that you can. I have run this with friends and family, all over level 65, and all pretty decent players. Typically I run this with 1 other human at a time, but definitely will need to bring 2 powerful NPC allies if you are not teaming up with actual players.
Make sure if you bring other human players with you that they have a couple of healing items, as you will most likely need to use one or two per person. From there, this is going to be the strategy that I have used to continually farm Dragon Balls in Xenoverse 2:
Upon entering the quest, charge your ki to maximum
The very first stage is “Air”, and you are not faced against any enemies. You are alone and have unlimited time (aside from the quest timer) to do whatever you want. Obviously, this is the best time to charge up to maximum Ki. I usually take this opportunity to also go Super Vegeta 2. Then, head to the left Gate “Pod Landing”. Once you enter that Gate you will see directly ahead 3 Time Patrollers.
Approach the Time Patrollers when you are ready, and begin to fight. There are three of them, and they can be quite annoying to defeat if they chain combo you like they do to me and my brother. Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 has a funny way of making you battle NPCs that can sometimes leave you very frustrated. But it is definitely going to be worth it in the end when you are summoning Shenron multiple times per hour, since you get at least one Dragon Ball per Xenoverse 2 Quest run that you do.
Defeat those Time Patrollers, then power-up again and get set up for the next battle – Great Ape Nappa and Great Ape Vegeta. When you are ready, head off into the Gate titled “Mountain”. You should know by now that these Gates that you must go through are highlighted in Green on your screen. Just so you know which Gate not to go through, and avoid entering into dead space. Moving on.
Go through the gate “Mountain” and defeat Great Ape Nappa and Great Ape Vegeta
Personally, I like to defeat Nappa first. That – or have one person attacking Nappa while the other attacks Vegeta. But you should enter this stage with full Ki and enough health to survive. I ultimate the apes to break their stamina, and then barrage them with Ki blasts to take them out fast. If done efficiently, you should be able to defeat them both in a pretty short period of time, and then move on.
After you take out Great Ape Nappa and Great Ape Vegeta, move onto the next stage “Wasteland”. This stage is going to be a lot easier, as it is just Great Ape Bardock. Xenoverse 2 seems to have pumped up Great Ape Bardock quite a bit, maybe because it is just one Great Ape that you must defeat instead of two. Either way, he should definitely not be getting in the way of you farming Dragon Balls in Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2!
Use the same strategy that you used against the first 2 Great Apes to defeat Bardock. He may have more health and maybe even be more powerful, but he is essentially going to be easier to defeat. By the way, I personally ignore all miscellaneous items while playing this stage. Normally I am all about picking up every single item, but I farm this quest just to farm the dragon balls. You can grab the extra 10 or so items laying around if you so choose, but you will get so many Hercule Badges (legendary included) that I do not see the value in picking up these random items on the ground.
Defeat Bardock and prepare for the big battle
After you defeat Great Ape Bardock, you will want to heal up as much as you can. What I have done is figured out roughly how much health I will need to begin the next fight, with the potential to heal again if need-be. But usually having 50-75% HP at the last battle is plenty. Just like the last battles, after you defeat Great Ape Bardock you will be able to heal and charge Ki how you wish. The exclamation points will pop up, informing you that there is a new enemy.
The “Sky” Gate will show up as green again on your map, and once you enter there you will enter into the final battle. Once you enter this Gate, 3 Time Patrollers will show up, and will be a bit more difficult than the first three that you defeated. Keep in mind that Time Patrollers are who drop dragon balls in Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, so getting the chance to fight 2 sets of Time Patrollers means that you double your chances of getting Dragon Balls on this stage.
By the way, you will know when you get a dragon ball because the game will state at the bottom “You Got Key Item”. I know, not the best English, but still. “Key Item” refers to a dragon ball in Xenoverse 2, and that is what you want to look out for. As mentioned multiple times, I have yet to finish this stage without getting at least 1 dragon ball. I have obtained up to three dragon balls, and I have averaged 2 dragon balls per run.
Defeat the second set of time patrollers and you have completed the stage
You will have beat the stage in its entirety, and you will be rewarded with (hopefully) multiple Dragon Balls per run. You will also get a bunch of extra items, clothing, and maybe even the Bardock skill “Mighty Explosive Wave”. Not to repeat myself, but I know a lot of people scroll. If you have and missed the key points here: I am averaging 2 Dragon Balls every time I clear this quest on Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2. I have gotten up to 3 Dragon Balls in one run. I think I have said it enough now.