18 Oct 2021 12:55 PM +00:00

How To Level Up Fast In Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 8

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The Fortnite Season 8 Battle Pass is a really interesting one. 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, leveling 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-leveling rewards. Nevertheless, there are a bunch of ways you can farm experience and level up quickly.

The first thing you need to know about leveling up is that it requires XP or experience. You get experience based on your performance in matches and from Punch Cards.

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As mentioned before, the grind can be a bit dull and boring. But the skins in the battle pass make things totally worth it.

That being said, here's how you earn XP quickly in Fortnite Season 8.

Latest News

October 12, 2021 -

Epic has buffed the amount of XP for Daily Punch Card Quests again, jumping the amount of XP earned from 30,000 XP to 45,000 XP!

October 6, 2021 -

An XP buff was put in place today to grant players more XP when completing Repeatable Quests.

The changes are as follows:

  • Common Challenge: 500 -> 2,500 XP
  • Uncommon Challenge: 525 -> 2,650 XP
  • Rare Challenge: 550 -> 2,750 XP
  • Epic Challenge: 575 -> 2,900 XP Legendary Challenge: 750 -> 3,750 XP
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These changes should help players level up quicker this Season, and earn those awesome Battle Pass rewards!

How to earn XP quickly in Fortnite Season 8

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.

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Daily And Weekly Punch Card Quests

Fortnite used to have it's own roster of daily and weekly challenges. However, Season 8 hasn't revealed any form of challenges that players can earn XP from.

Instead, Epic Games has decided to bring back Punch Cards. Instead of Epic and Legendary tier weekly quests, players will now be able to complete daily and weekly Punch Card Quests.

You can follow our guide on Punch Card Quests to stay ahead of the curve and level up your Season 8 Battle Pass quickly.

Get More Kills

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

Here are the EXP rates for solo kills:

  • 1 Kill - 50 EXP
  • 2 Kills - 20 EXP
  • 3 Kills - 40 EXP
  • 4 Kills - 60 EXP
  • 5 Kills - 80 EXP
  • 6 KIlls - 100 EXP
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For every kill after their first, they will receive an additional 20 EXP.

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

  • Knockdown - 25 EXP
  • Shakedown - 100 EXP
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It takes time to shakedown an opponent, but it is well worth the 100 EXP if players have time to do so.

Place As High As Possible

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

Here are the EXP rates for solo placements:

  • 1st - 300 EXP
  • 2nd - 200 EXP
  • 3rd-10th - 100 EXP
  • 11th-20th - 25 EXP
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Players need to place at least 20th to receive additional EXP, anything above this will yield nothing.

Opening Containers

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

Here are the EXP values for opening various containers:

  • Produce Box - 65 EXP
  • Fishing Pole Barrel - 65 EXP
  • Ammo Box - 100 EXP
  • Chest - 130 EXP
  • Supply Drop - 135 EXP
  • Llama - 735 EXP
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Never pass by any of these without searching through them for easy EXP.

It may not seem like a lot, but it all adds up during a match.

Foraging

Fortnite cabbages
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FORAGING: Easy EXP that players often walk right on by

Another source of EXP that players often overlook is foraging.

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

Here are the EXP values of each action:

  • Catch Fireflies - 25 EXP
  • Collect Foraged Item - 25 EXP
  • Catch Fish/Weapon in Fishing Hole - 80 EXP
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Again, these values may seem low, but they add up.

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

The Sideways

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The Sideways is a new mini game that Epic Games introduced within Fortnite in Chapter 2 Season 8. In this mini game, you enter a different dimension and end up killing monsters.

Although the encounter is pretty short, you do get some good amount of XP for killing the monster hoards within the mini game.

Moreover, you can complete multiple Sideways encounters in one battle royale match too.

SURVIVE!

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

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

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

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.

Impostor Mode

The Impostor mode LTM was recently introduced in Fortnite Season 7. There was a lot of controversy surrounding this one because it was a direct copy of the popular social deduction game Among Us.

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The community went into a frenzy after this mode was released. But anyway, you can earn a maximum of 15,000 XP during every game in the Impostor mode. And since the games don't really last that long, you can make quick work out of this mode.

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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.

LTMs like Red vs Blue and Prison Break are featured in the Island Games challenges. Completing these challenges has its own set of XP as a reward.

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

Repeatable Challenges

The XP gain in Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 8 was comparatively low. In order to fix this, Epic Games tweaked the XP system after the Fortnite 18.10 update.

As a part of the tweak, we got some new repeatable quests as well.

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Now, we all know that Team Rumble used to be a favorite mode of the entire community. So Epic Games added a few repeatable quests to the fray. Not only do these repeatable quests give out XP every time you complete them, they hand out gold bars as well.

And that's about it. Yes, the season has just begun but that doesn't mean you can't go on the grind from now itself.

Have you got what it takes to make it to the end of the battle pass?

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