How to level up fast in Fortnite (Chapter 4 Season 2)


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May 10, 2023: With Chapter 4 Season 2 in full swing, here's how to level up fast in Fortnite.

If you're looking to finish the battle pass, you need to know how to level up fast in Fortnite. Most of the skins on this battle pass are original skins, and the collaboration skins that are a part of it are exceptionally designed as well.

However, levelling up can seem like a bit of a grind at times, especially if you want to get all the way to Tier 100 or want to shoot for the over-levelling rewards. Nevertheless, there are a bunch of ways you can farm experience and level up quickly.

How to earn XP quickly in Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 2

Achievements

There are some hidden achievements in Fortnite. These achievements pop up on your screen once you complete them.

And these aren't really that big of a deal. Landing first on the island, or maybe getting the first kill. Or even being the first one to modify a vehicle will bag you some XP.

And these achievements refresh in every game so you can technically farm them easily.

Seasonal, Daily, and Milestone Quests

Each day Fortnite gives players a new set of Daily Challenges to help them earn XP, as well as weekly Seasonal Quests.

Milestone Quests are larger challenges requiring a bit of time to work on. Each type of Challenge also has Challenge Goals, similar to Punchcards, to earn even more XP when completed.

Every week, new weekly challenges go live in Fortnite. These challenges aren't that complicated to begin with. However, some might be tricky. But at the end, it's worth all the XP you earn by completing them.

Power Levelling Weekends

Sometimes Epic offers Power Levelling weekends where players have Supercharged XP for the duration advertised.

Get more kills

The more Eliminations players perform in the game, the more XP they generate.

Here are the XP rates for solo kills:

  • 1 kill - 50 XP
  • 2 kills - 20 XP
  • 3 kills - 40 XP
  • 4 kills - 60 XP
  • 5 kills - 80 XP
  • 6 kIlls - 100 XP

For every kill after their first, they will receive an additional 20 XP.

Players also receive extra XP in Duos, Trios, or Squads for knocking down opponents.

Place as high as possible

The higher Fortnite players place in the game, the more XP they will receive!

Here are the XP rates for solo placements:

  • 1st - 300 XP
  • 2nd - 200 XP
  • 3rd-10th - 100 XP
  • 11th-20th - 25 XP

Players need to place at least 20th to receive additional XP, anything above this will yield nothing.

Opening containers

Often overlooked as a source of XP, chests, ammo crates, and produce boxes all earn a player a bit when opened.

Here are the XP values for opening various containers:

  • Produce Box - 65 XP
  • Fishing Pole Barrel - 65 XP
  • Ammo Box - 100 XP
  • Chest - 130 XP
  • Supply Drop - 135 XP
  • Llama - 735 XP

Never pass by any of these without searching through them for easy XP. It may not seem like a lot, but it all adds up during a match.

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FORAGING: Easy EXP that players often walk right on by

Foraging

Another source of XP that players often overlook is foraging.

Foraging vegetables, mushrooms, and more will earn a player XP, as will collecting Fireflies and fishing.

Here are the EXP values of each action:

  • Catch Fireflies - 25 XP
  • Collect Foraged Item - 25 XP
  • Catch Fish/Weapon in Fishing Hole - 80 XP

Again, these values may seem low, but they add up.

It is easy to earn well over 800 XP just from foraging cabbage in The Orchard alone.

SURVIVE!

The longer a player survives in-game, the more XP they will also get.

Here are the XP rates for the amount of time survived:

  • 2:02 minutes - 17 XP (Pre first storm)
  • 5:06 minutes - 51 XP (Pre first storm)
  • 6:04 minutes - 85 XP (First storm)
  • 9:23 minutes - 136 XP (Pre second storm)
  • 12:33 minutes - 187 XP (Second storm)
  • 18:10 minutes -  238 XP (Pre fourth storm)

Essentially, Fortnite players want to last 18 minutes to get the most survival XP.

Supercharged XP

Supercharged XP is meant to help out players who do not play Fortnite as much, offering boosted XP rates for everything in the game that provides XP. All players need to do is not play Fortnite for a day, and their XP will be Supercharged the next day.

Here is a hint, though. Supercharged XP will end up earning players more XP than if they have just played the day before. Also, certain actions, like earning eliminations, will bump the Supercharged cap, allowing players to earn even more XP. By rotating days playing Fortnite, it is possible for players to rapidly level up much faster than many players who play every day.

Victory Crowns

Victory Crowns are a new item in Fortnite Chapter 3 that players can earn by winning matches. They can also be stolen from players in a match who already have one. A Victory Crown earns players extra XP, similar to being Supercharged. Be warned, though.

Creative

All the pointers above are for the standard battle royale mode. You still get a good amount of XP if you spend time playing creative too. Although that's not much, you do get a decent boost.

Special LTMs

Apart from the Impostor mode, there are other LTMs as well that are fun to play and offer a good chunk of XP as rewards.

Not only that, you get a small chunk of XP if you play for a while in these modes as well.

Repeatable Challenges

Many Daily Challenges are repeatable, allowing players to eke a bit more XP out of each match as they play.

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