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The Fastest Leveling Strategy in Warhammer 40K: Darktide

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It’ll take a while for you to hit level 30 with your first character in Warhammer 40K: Darktide. Not only is the grind alive and well, but missions themselves take a healthy amount of time as well. That’s not including time crafting builds, mission fails, and anything that could increase your time leveling a particular character. As such, you want to take every opportunity you can to increase the experience you gain from playing. Here is the fastest leveling strategy you can reproduce in Warhammer 40K: Darktide.

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The Fastest Way to Level Up in Darktide

Starting with your difficulty choice, you’re going to want to find a good balance between difficulty and speed at which you can complete a run. For this, we suggest going for difficulty two, Uprising, for the majority of your early levels. Once you’re past level 20, it may be worthwhile diving into difficulty three, Malice, though should only be done once you have a capable build and feel comfortable enough with the character. Difficulty one simply doesn’t give enough experience for your time to be worthwhile, and difficulties four and five take far too long for the experience you’ll gain (unless you have a very competent squad).

The difficulty isn’t where level choice stops though. We also would suggest avoiding quickplay entirely and instead selecting missions that have a Special Condition, Secondary Objective, or even both if lucky. Either bonus will award more experience at the end of the game so, in turn, that means faster leveling. That is, provided you interact with the Secondary Objective and complete the mission successfully. If you’re early on in your leveling journey, you may want to dodge this. Higher levels can see a massive benefit, though.

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Beyond difficulty, there are a few other things that will benefit your experience-grinding journey. To get the obvious fact out of the way, running missions with friends should make things even faster. Though alongside that, certain Curios can give small boosts to experience. They’re no larger than a few percent, but they can mean a lot more in the long run.

Employing all of these strategies should make your leveling experience far easier. It’ll still take some grinding, sure, but the process should be much faster with these all in play.


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