Once you begin in Hero Storylands, you'll notice that Characters on Home Island and Paradise Cove now each have unique XP Levels.
In the image above, you'll see that Puss 'n Boots is at XP Level 2. You can also see a Hero Potion listed as a reward for his next Order - more on Hero Potions below!
To unlock areas of fog within each Hero Storylands map, you'll need to earn XP and level up your Characters.
Characters can gain XP in 2 ways:
- Complete recipe Orders for that specific character, on Home Island or Paradise Cove
- Give your character Hero Potions. After completing an Order for any character, one of the new rewards you may receive from the recipe is a Hero Potion (a small vial with an arrow icon on it). If you drag that Hero Potion onto a character, it will add to their XP, and help them level up. Like any other item, you can merge Hero Potions together to create more powerful ones!
Throughout the Chapter maps in Hero Storylands, you'll see some locks covered in numbers. These are XP Level locks.
In the image above, you can see that in the top-left corner, Sleeping beauty is at XP Level 2. The next area of fog (toward the top-right) will unlock once she reaches XP Level 3 (as the lock shows a 3).