Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 2: How to level up fast and earn more XP

Rishabh Sabarwal
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Accelerating your level progression in Fortnite is key to unlocking all the Battle Pass rewards before the season ends. This compilation offers the top methods for boosting your XP gains in the game.

Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 2 has brought a new Greek mythology theme that brings an updated map with four new POIs, new Mythic weapons, and actual gods to the island.

Speaking of the new pass, Fortnite has various exciting rewards to offer this time around, such as various skins from Zeus, Hades, Avatar Korra, and more. So, here are some of the best ways to level up fast in Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 2 and unlock not only the standard skins and cosmetics but also the rare bonus styles that will be added to the Battle Pass later in the season.


1. Complete those Weekly Quests

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Weekly Quests are the most effective way to gain XP.

New sets of challenges are added to the game every Tuesday and range from easy tasks like collecting ammo or dealing damage with a certain weapon, to harder ones like finding hidden items around the Island.

Each quest grants a big chunk of XP when completed, so working your way through all of them every week is without a doubt the best way to max out your Battle Pass fast.

You can find details of all current and upcoming Chapter 5 Season 2 weekly challenges right here.

2. Don’t ignore your Match Quests

Fortnite Match Quests
Match Quests are quick in-game objectives in Fortnite Chapter 5.

Match Quests allows players to select one of three options of quests to focus on for the Battle Royale match they are currently in.

If the challenge is not completed, it goes back into the rotation, and a fresh set is presented in a new match. These quests will rotate throughout the entire season and are to be completed in a single match.

3. Use Party Assist to complete challenges faster

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Party Assist in Weekly Quests helps you level up faster.

One of the most useful features of Fortnite is the Party Assist function. If you play with friends in Duos, Trios, or best of all Squads, any progress you make toward completing qualifying quests will be shared between all players on the team.

This is especially handy when tackling challenges with multiple tiers. For example, if a quest asks you to land 25 headshots in total, that could take you a quarter of the time it normally would if your entire squad is aiming for headshots.

4. Grind toward Fortnite Milestones

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You’ll probably complete Milestones in Fortnite without even realizing it.

Players will be glad to know that Milestones are still around in Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 2. Most of these Milestones are menial tasks like driving a certain distance or destroying items, so they’re pretty simple.

As a result, you’ll probably tick them off without even realizing it during regular everyday play, but it does help to know what they are. Fortunately, you can view all of your Milestones in the Quests menu.

Some of these Milestones require you to use different weapons or items, so it’s worth switching it up every now and then (even if that does mean trading your powerful shotgun for a pistol).

5. Earn Survivor Medals in Battle Royale

Fortnite Survivor Medals

Another effective way to gain XP in Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 2 is by earning Survivor Medals, which can be found on the Quests screen in a tab called Survivor Medals at the bottom left. There are multiple tasks to be completed with multiple progression levels to keep you occupied.

They revolve around how long you survive in your Battle Royale games, with the first quest stating: “Reach 30 players remaining with an elimination.” After you complete each stage you will earn 20,000 XP, and they will get progressively harder.

6. Level up in Creative, Save The World, and other modes

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Fortnite players can also level up across three new game modes.

Believe it or not, you can gain easy XP in Fortnite by spending time in Creative Mode or playing Save The World. This is ideal if you’re bored of the regular Battle Royale action or you’ve completed all of your Weekly Quests.

Even better, Chapter 5 also has three games within Fortnite – Rocket Racing, LEGO Fortnite, and Festival, each of which contributes to your Battle Pass XP as they have their own set of quests. Complete each quest across these modes to gain XP or a level-up token.

7. Purchase extra levels in the Fortnite Shop

The purchasing Levels screen in Fortnite
Purchasing levels should be a last resort, but it’s definitely fast.

No one wants to purchase levels in Fortnite – and you should be able to level up easily enough using the other methods on this list – but there’s no denying that this is the quickest way to level up in just a few seconds.

You’ll be able to select a bundle of levels each season that works out much cheaper than purchasing individual levels in the long run, so make sure you check them out before purchasing a different amount of V-Bucks.

8. Get a Fortnite Victory Royale!

Victory Royale
Getting a Victory Royale will earn you XP.

While this may seem obvious, one of the easiest ways to earn XP in Fortnite is to simply do well in the traditional Battle Royale mode.

You’ll be awarded a small amount of XP for every elimination you dish out up until a certain number, with stacking bonuses on offer, and you’ll earn progressively more XP for every Storm cycle you survive.

You’ll also get a specific amount of XP depending on which position you finish at. Naturally, you’ll get the most XP for coming first and scoring a coveted Victory Royale, so practice, practice, practice, and that all-important XP will be yours.

Check out more Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 2 content:

All Chapter 5 Season 2 Battle Pass skins and rewards | Every Fortnite collab & crossover | All NPC Characters | How to get Billie Eilish skin | Fortnite Festival Season 3 Pass

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About The Author

Rishabh is a Games Writer at Dexerto. He's our Fortnite expert and knows all there is about the Looped Island and the Zero Point. He comes with an experience in films and storytelling in India and has past experience covering Roblox, Fortnite and PlayStation titles for reputed publications. You can contact Rishabh at: