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How to level up fast in Fortnite, earn XP, and get those rewards

How to level up fast in Fortnite
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Knowing how to level up fast in Fortnite means you can scale the heights of the Battle Pass much quicker, and this is the key to racking up Battle Stars so you can unlock the various rewards available in Fortnite Chapter 3. Although there aren't any cheat codes or glitches you can exploit in Fortnite to shoot up rapidly through the levels, there are a number of legitimate methods available to maximise the XP you're earning from your game time. If you're ready to level up your Battle Pass and start unlocking those rewards, then here's everything you need to know about how to level up fast in Fortnite.

Level up fast in Fortnite using Creative mode to farm free XP

How to level up fast in Fortnite

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Amazingly, you get free XP just for spending time in Creative mode, and this is one of the best methods for how to level up fast in Fortnite as you don't actually have to do anything to earn it. For every 15 minutes you spend in that mode you'll receive a Creative Playtime reward, which is currently 12,000 XP, and you can collect up to five of these bonuses every day – resetting at the same time as the Daily Quests. All you need to do is enter Creative mode, stand in the lobby and watch as the timer ticks down from 3:55 to 3:40, 3:25, 3:10, 2:55, and 2:40, after which you should have received enough XP to level up at least once, then come back the next day and do it again.

Play Creative experiences with XP Accolades enabled

How to level up fast in Fortnite

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Following recent updates, Creative mode adds another method to help you level up fast in Fortnite, as some of the experiences now have the Accolade Device enabled. You can identify these as they have the XP logo against them, which we've highlighted in the above image, and this means when you achieve certain feats within that map, game, or experience you'll earn XP. However, it's not always clear what you need to do in some levels to earn those Accolades, and some offer much greater rewards than others, so search around to find one that works well for you.

Tick off those Quests and earn cumulative rewards

How to level up fast in Fortnite

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The way Fortnite quests work has changed once again, and Fortnite characters no longer have challenges to hand out. Instead there are Daily, Season, and Milestones Quests to work through, and in addition to the XP you earn for completing each individual task, there are also cumulative awards for ticking off a series of assignments which you shouldn't overlook. Certain characters you unlock during progress through the Battle Pass also have quests attached to them, offering XP as well as unlocking additional style items.

The timer against the Daily Quests shows when they're due to reset, so make sure you're regularly checking in and working through the tasks to make the most of these opportunities before they're gone.

Party up with friends and share Daily Quests

How to level up fast in Fortnite

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When you team up with other players in modes such as Duos, Trios, or Squads, all of your active Daily Quests will be pooled together in your party. Not only does this mean you can have significantly more quests available than usual, but the progress any of you make will be applied to all of you. By working as a team you can clear a lot more quests and earn additional XP together, making it another great approach for how to level up fast in Fortnite.

Play Save The World

Fortnite Save the World

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Not everyone has access to the Save the World campaign, but if you do then this is another great way to level up fast in Fortnite. By earning mission badges for things such as exploring, building, and combat, as well as completing bonus mission objectives, you'll earn XP that counts towards your Battle Pass progress.

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Iain Wilson

Iain originally joined Future in 2012 to write guides for CVG, PSM3, and Xbox World, before moving on to join GamesRadar in 2013 as Guides Editor. His words have also appeared in OPM, OXM, PC Gamer, GamesMaster, and SFX. He is better known to many as ‘Mr Trophy’, due to his slightly unhealthy obsession with amassing intangible PlayStation silverware, and he now has over 325 Platinum pots weighing down the shelves of his virtual award cabinet. He does not care for Xbox Achievements.