Fortnite: Battle Royale players are always eager to rank up their Battle Pass and get every reward of a given season. Earning XP helps with that, since it increases your season level and you’ll be rewarded with a few Battle Stars for every level you gain.
When progressive cosmetic items were introduced, getting XP also became a priority since it unlocks new styles for outfits like Lynx, Dire, Calamity, and many others that players get with the premium Battle Pass.
But getting XP fast is not as intuitive or obvious as getting Battle Stars, especially since your level is reset every season. Most players know they get some XP points for completing challenges, but don’t know how much they can get by playing a match.
Reddit user VillainGuy made a list with an XP breakdown for every match. Players can get XP for:
- Kills: 50 XP for their first kill in the match, 20 XP per kill after that (capping at seven kills total).
- Survival: 17 XP per minute after the first minute of a match, capping at 14 minutes.
- Placement: 25 XP for top 20, 100 XP for top 10, 300 XP for a Victory Royale.
There are great ways of boosting your XP per match in Fortnite: Battle Royale. Check out the best techniques below.
Staying alive as long as you can in every match is probably the best way of getting XP. The cap a player can earn in a solo match for surviving is 238 XP, which is nearly half of what they get for a standard daily challenge. Staying alive in a match for 14 minutes while getting some kills will boost that XP even more. But for the sake of XP, it’s better to play safe and wait until you get to that time mark.
Completing all daily and weekly challenges
Every Fortnite player can have up to three active daily challenges to complete and get about 500 XP. Whenever a slot is available, the game will add a single challenge the next day. Merely completing daily challenges can award enough XP points to make up for two matches. Always complete your daily tasks to leave a slot open for the next day.
Weekly challenges from the Battle Pass also award XP points in bulks. Players who complete four out of seven challenges in a week get 5,000 XP for each set in the first five weeks, and 1,000 additional XP for each following week up to the 10th. This will be especially important in week 10—if you complete at least four weekly challenges in the final week, you’ll get the cap of 10,000 XP points.
Unfortunately for those who play Fortnite for free, players can only get weekly challenge XP with the premium Battle Pass. But it’s better to buy the pass to also unlock a new way of boosting your XP.
Buy the premium Battle Pass
When players buy the premium Battle Pass, the first thing they get is a 50-percent personal XP boost that’s active every match for the entire season. From that point on, they can unlock more 10-percent boosts and plain 1,000 XP for reaching certain tiers. In season seven, these are the XP-related items players can get.
- 50-percent XP boost: Tier one, as soon as you buy the Battle Pass.
- 10-percent XP boost: Tiers two, 17, 33, 49, 64, 81, 96.
- 1,000 XP: Tiers 45, 61, 66.
Players who own the Battle Pass can get up to 3,000 XP and a 120-percent XP boost for the season.
Play with friends
Players who own the Battle Pass can get further XP boosts when playing with friends. Anyone with a Battle Pass also unlocks the ability to boost their friends’ XP every match—so having a full squad of friends will max out the bonus everyone gets for playing each match together.
The best method
The optimal way of leveling up fast in Fortnite: Battle Royale is to buy the Battle Pass and play squads with three friends. If you only have one friend online, playing duos will also help since they will boost your XP anyway. Remember to always complete at least one daily challenge to leave a slot available for the next day, and complete at least four of the seven weekly challenges to get a huge amount of XP.
Doing so will get you closer to that sweet tier 100 or the final stage of the cosmetic item you love.