How to level up faster and get more XP in Apex Legends

Connor Bennett. Last updated: Mar 30, 2019
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Dropping in and out of games of Apex Legends in a bid to earn XP can become a grind. However, there are a few tips you can follow to make it a little easier.

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Since its release on February 4, over 50 million players have picked up Respawn Entertainment’s Apex Legends and dropped into Kings Canyon for at least one match.

Yet, if you’re still yet to make your mark in the game and have only dabbled in the popular battle royale, you’ll be looking for the best ways to level up. We’ve got you covered. These are the best ways to leveling up quicker in Apex Legends.

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There are simple ways to level up in Apex Legends – and they don’t take all that much effort.

How do you rank up faster in Apex Legends?

To level up in Apex Legends, like any game, you’ll need to earn XP. There are a variety of different ways to earn XP in Apex Legends – be it reviving teammates, killing enemies or just hiding and staying alive in games.

Ultimately, the quickest way to rank up is by winning games and scoring plenty of kills. The best way to do this is by dethroning the current Apex Champion – by killing that player and taking their winning spot. Winning a game will net you 500 XP, while killing the Apex Champion scores a further 500 XP.

However, how you perform will vary from match to match, so you shouldn’t be solely reliant on kills or wins if you want to level up quickly in Apex Legends – sometimes, the loot or drop gods won’t be on your side.

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You can use Pathfinder’s grapple hook to survive in Apex Legends. That’ll rack up XP.
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How to earn more XP in Apex Legends

Being a team player helps as you’ll rack up easy points for scoring revives and respawns, as well as getting a small 5% XP boost to your time survived category for playing with friends.

Taking a measured approach also helps. Instead of hot dropping for the best loot, you can earn XP by staying alive – just shy of 200 points per minute, in fact.  However, it’s not all about surviving. By securing a top three finish, you’ll gain 300 XP.

Of course, scoring kills in-game helps significantly. You get 50 XP for each kill so finding a balance between picking up eliminations and staying alive is vital.

Below is a full breakdown of how XP can be earned:

  • Match Victory – 500 XP
  • Finishing inside the Top 3 teams/players – 300 XP
  • Kill – 50 XP each
  • Killing the current Apex Champion – 500 XP 
  • Killing the game leader – 50 XP
  • Reviving a teammate – 25 XP each
  • Respawning a teammate – 25 XP each
  • Time Survived – around 180 XP per minute survive
  • Playing With Friends – 5% more XP towards Time Survived
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Becoming the Apex Champion in Apex Legends lands the biggest amount of XP.

How to reach  Level 100 in Apex Legends

Level 100 is the highest attainable level that any player can reach in Apex Legends. Similarly to Fortnite, this level runs differently to your Season 1 Battle Pass level – even though level 100 is also the highest point to which you can take your battle pass.

Reaching the top of the mountain takes dedication and be a grind, but playing as many matches as possible will.

That doesn’t mean that you should hot drop into games, pick up a kill and then leave. You’ll have to be pretty efficient in racking up XP as to hit Level 100. 

Finding the right balance between scoring kills, winning games and being a team player is going to make the grind that bit easier. It just takes time. 

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Playing as all of the Apex Legends will help you level up that little bit faster.

So, that’s everything you need to know about ranking up in Apex Legends. Now, hop into a game and go and score some easy XP.