Want to reach Outriders’ max level cap of 30 as soon as you can? Well, you’re not the only one! In this guide, we’ll be running you through how to level up fast in Outriders, so you can sink your teeth into those Expedition end game missions as soon as possible.
How to Level Up Fast in Outriders
We’ve outlined some of the best ways to level up fast in Outriders below.
Complete Main Story Missions
Main story missions not only throw a ton of enemies at you (which is great for leveling your World Tier), but they’ll reward you with huge chunks of XP for completing.
If you’ve yet to finish the main story, we’d advise just pushing through the main missions. This should see your level skyrocketing very quickly, but there are other things you can do to make these easier.
Complete All Side Missions as You Go – Level Up Fast in Outriders
If you choose to leave side missions until the end of the game (or just until later on), they’ll be easier, but you may find the main story missions tougher as you’ve not been able to level up your character in this side content beforehand.
When you reach a new ‘camp,’ make sure to take on any of the side missions (marked with ‘!’ on your map) first. These are often easy enough to complete, and net you a hefty chunk of XP in the process. This will then make your progress through the main story missions that little bit easier.
Keep Checking Your Gear Slots & Inventory
Similarly, make sure that you’re constantly checking your gear slots and ensuring you’ve got the best weapons and armor equipped in all of them. If you don’t, this can have a detrimental affect on how quickly you’ll eliminate enemies, which in turn will just make the process of leveling up in Outriders that little bit slower.
Always make sure you’ve got the best gear equipped. If you do and are still having trouble, head over to Zahidi in your camp and upgrade your currently equipped gear to give yourself a much-needed boost.
Farm ‘Payback’ Side Mission and ‘Salvation’/ ‘Endless’ Main Missions – Level Up Fast in Outriders
Once you’ve done all of the above, it’s then time to make use of two particular missions which are great for farming XP.
The first if the ‘Payback’ side mission, given to you by Audrey Storm atop the hill at Crossroads in Rift Town. Simply put, you’ll have to kill a Captain and some of their cronies.
It’s an easy enough mission, and once you return to Audrey, you’ll be given a ton of XP for completing it. What’s more, you can replay the side mission as many times as you want by returning to Audrey and speaking to him again.
The other mission is the ‘Salvation’ main mission found in the First City. Zahidi tasks you with finding the source of the signal beyond the Anomaly in order to contact Flores and bring resource pods down. In this mission, you’ll face-off against an absolute ton of low-level, easy enemies.
Alongside all the ammo and usual loot drops, these enemies will net you a ton of XP, making them the perfect fodder for leveling up fast.
You can also return to this area during the ‘Endless’ main mission that comes later in the campaign, so don’t worry too much if you miss it first time around. You can also replay main missions by using the ‘Select Story Point’ option at the main menu screen.
Ultimately, as long as you’re not playing at a breakneck pace, you should be max level, or very close to it, by the time you approach the end of Outriders.
That’s everything you need to know on how to level up fast in Outriders. For more tips, tricks and guides, head over to our wiki, or check out more of our coverage on the game below.
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