Everyone loves Apex Legends but starting out can often mean hours of grinding to level up to the best levels.
To reduce the time on grinding then maximizing your XP per hour will be critical. The following guide will help you get to the highest level possible in the shortest time.
One of the benefits of level up quickly is being able to earn Apex Coins. The Battle Pass can be bought in-game shop for 950 Apex Coins. But, you can actually earn back up to 1,000 Apex Coins as you level up.
So you can then potentially buy the next season’s Battle Pass without spending any real-life money.
This is only if you manage to hit level 97.
So the following guide could save you both hours of grinding and real money.
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Apex Legends XP per Level
One level of the Apex Legends Battle Pass needs 29,500 XP, and you need 99 levels to hit 100. That would be 2,920,500 XP for level 100 or 3,215,500 XP for level 110. While that’s quite an impressive amount of XP. The Battle Pass is supposed to fill a 3-month long season, and therefore that is why it takes so long to achieve.
Your XP boost levels stack and all your squad members XP bonuses stack, which means that the first couple of levels will be the slowest. Progressively each level will get faster as you and your friends progress.
How to Earn XP in Apex Legends Battle Pass
There are multiple ways to earn XP in Apex Legends, but the most significant is simple survival time. Surviving teammates or being the champion is one of the best ways to earn decent XP.
The quickest way to gain XP is by survival time and placing within the top 3 of the match. The best way of doing so is with two friends and hitting the weekly survival XP limit of every Legend each week.
Each week you can get an extra 25,000 XP for each legend if you manage to do that with all nine legends you have an extra 225,000 XP per week.
With the Battle Pass, you get a 500 XP bonus for each ‘first kill of the day’ with each hero, giving an extra 4,500 extra XP per day. The bonus Battle Points are accumulating instead of resetting each week.
Here’s what you need to know about what amount of XP you get.
|XP Per Match||XP||Battle Pass Bonus|
|1-second team survived (friend bonus)||0.15 (per friend)||+0.075 (2.5%) per xp boost level (per friend)|
|1-second team survived||3||+3 (up to 25,000 xp per legend / week)|
|Being kill leader||50|
|Place top 3||300|
|Play with/be the champion||500|
|Win the match||900|
It would take around 20.8 hours of survival time per week to max out the 25,000 XP bonus for all legends.
Daily and Weekly XP Bonus
If you’re serious about getting those rewards and want to level fast, there are some daily and weekly XP bonuses to be gained. This is mostly the bonus XP for survival time of each legend.
|Bonus XP Per Day||XP||Battle pass bonus|
|First kill of the day||500|
|First kill of the day per legend||500 (4,500 xp all legends)|
|Bonus XP Per Week||Battle pass bonus|
|25,000 bonus XP survival time per legend||225,000 (all legends)|
If you do this every single day, you’ll have an extra 256,500 bonus XP per week.
Survival Time Experience in Apex Legends
Here is a quick rundown of the survival time in Apex Legends. The math was done by Reddit users: crossmr & caroline-rg.
- Survival time required to max one legend: 139 minutes
- Minimum experience gained per maxed legend (per week): 50,000 XP
- Level 110 would take around 300 hours to reach on survival time alone (no bonus, no teammates etc.)
- Level 110 would take around 150 hours on survival time alone while always getting legend XP bonus (no teammates)
- You get about 20 hours of legend bonus a week, 260 hours for the whole season, averages out to about 2.8 hours every day
- You could get to level 110 in 7 and a half weeks on nothing but survival time XP and the legend bonus XP by playing 20 hours a week
This is the maximum time required if you are doing absolutely nothing than standing still in your games.
Obviously, you’ll get a lot more XP than just survival time when you’re playing matches.
High kill games, surviving to top 3 or winning the game will change the time needed drastically!
You need to play a lot, but most importantly you need to survive 1.66 hours a day, and that's assuming you never get a kill for 3 months.
Consistent playing will maximise bonuses, you need to play every day to maximise bonuses. If you skip one day, which most of us will, you have to double that the next day in order to mitigate it.
It also means you need to play is a structured way, such as playing every day, playing with friends, making sure you are playing the legend with the bonus time left and even buying legends you don't have purely due to the bonus they provide.
In general, dependant on your financial situation and free time, it is just easier to buy the Battle Pass.
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