How to level up fast in God of War Ragnarok

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Kratos and Sindri in God of War Ragnarok

If you're looking to level up fast in God of War Ragnarok, you're in the right place! Being the game's main form of progression, you need to figure out which skills and equipment you like before committing to how your Kratos should play and feel.

In this God of War Ragnarok guide, we'll go over how the XP system works and how to get through it a little quicker. That's on top of a look at how to upgrade gear, earn rare resources, and find Hacksilver.

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How do I level up fast in God of War Ragnarok?

Levelling up is split into two major parts: XP and gear. If you are looking to earn XP fast, explore around and collect all the little shiny collectibles. Every time you pick one up, you gain XP. This can leave you a decent bit ahead of where you would otherwise be in regards to game progression.

If you want to level your gear up, you should be doing the opposite. Getting the components required to upgrade your axe and blade requires moving forward with the game and defeating bosses. These are tied to progression, so if you want to upgrade gear, you should rush through areas, and then come back later to mop up the collectibles.

Kratos' gear in God of War Ragnarok
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How to farm Hacksilver in God of War Ragnarok

Hacksilver can be used to buy extra revives or upgrade gear, and is generally a very useful resource. If you want lots of it, explore each area and do all the extra objectives. You can find Hacksilver in most small chests and can even break pots around the environment to pick some up.

Kratos in God of War Ragnarok, wearing shiny silver armour

How do God of War Ragnarok mods work?

Mods can be an incredibly valuable way to make your skills just a little better. Unfortunately, it may take you a while to unlock them. Essentially, after you have picked out and unlocked any skills you like, you are given a challenge.

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These challenges only apply to active traits, and not your passive skills. Once you have settled on one, you have to use it a fixed amount of times on enemies, going through bronze, silver, and gold ranks. Once you have done all of this and got it to the max ranking, you will unlock a mod slot on the skill.

Simply hover over it and pay 1000 XP to pick out a mod. Generally, they will increase stun, elemental damage, momentum, or some other facet of your fighting ability. Luckily, once you have paid that 1000 XP for a skill, you can swap between three different mods at any one time. This is how the game allows you to build out Kratos and his gear in ways more specifically honed to your style.

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