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Ways to earn XP [Guide / English]

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Ways to earn XP [Guide / English]

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Earning XP in GW2

There are actually a few ways to earn XP in GW2 unlike any other MMOs. This makes it amazing unique to GW2 and almost too enjoyable because almost everything you do will be able to earn XP. You are not tied down to just two methods to earn XP for your character. In fact, there are quite a few different ways to harvest XP in Tyria. It really IS based on how you wish to play the game so lets look at a few ways to get your character from zero to hero.

Killing Creatures

Obviously the most logical methods to earn XP is to kill creatures. Every creature you kill in Tyria will yield you XP and whatís interesting is that you can jump into a higher level zone and if you try and kill a creature there and it takes you longer than usual, GW2 will realise that youíve taken longer to kill it and give you more XP for it. Cool hey?

Whatís important to note is that killing creatures and grinding them out is probably the SLOWEST way to earn XP in GW2, we do not recommend it, please read on.


Another way to level up is to earn Renown Hearts. These are essentially fixed quests in every location where there is a big heart on your map. Youíll perform a number of tasks associated with that area and youíll be rewarded with XP and Karma.

Dynamic Events

This is by far the most fast-paced and most exciting way to level in Tyria. There are several events that will show up on your map if you come into the vicinity of it. One of the most common events is providing escort to either a trade or for some person looking to get from one place to another. Other events include defending locals or helping them attack to gather items that need to be turned in to an NPC. The more you participate in Dynamic Events, the more XP you will earn. We encourage you to do this as often as possible.


Dungeon Instances are another great way to earn more XP. You can grind out a dungeon as many times as you like, there are actually two modes to a dungeon. Story mode, where there are cutscenes and you need to follow a linear path. Once youíve finished a dungeon in story mode, you can play it in explorable mode. This mode tends to follow the events of the story and has more options open to players as they explore the dungeon. Making instances a lot more interesting!

Skill Challenges

There are various skill challenges throughout Tyria. Theses can range from simple communion with an object to single combat to fighting through a mob of creatures to trigger an item. Completing a skill challenge will earn you some xp and, perhaps more importantly, a skill point to spend on your slot skills.

Personal Story

As you create your character and select your preferences, you will be nestled into a personal storyline, this story follows as you journey throughout Tyria. Youíll gain XP for completing your story line quests.

World versus World (Wvw)

Yes thatís right, you can earn XP in PvP! Wonderful! For those who just love to PvP and nothing else, this is great for you, you can kill noobs while earning XP at the same time. Taking on such things as combat, taking keeps and doing dynamic events.


Love to explore the Zones? Then this is for you! Exploring areas of the map can yield you extra XP, such as new waypoints, vistas and points of interests. The more you explore, the more youíll be likely to trigger an event.

Daily Achievements

There are many daily achievements, these include events, gathering a certain amount of resources, killing a number of creates or killing a specific number of creates. These can be done everyday and can yield lots of XP.


Want to give life to someone? Reviving people or reviving NPCs will yield you XP. This is a nice incentive for players to heal each other and work together. Great addition to the game!

Gathering and Crafting

Our final method of earning xp in Guild Wars 2 is through gathering and crafting. What is nice about the system in the game is that gathering resources isnít tied to any particular crafting ability. All you need is a gathering tool (pick, axe, or sickle) to harvest resources. Once you have resources, you can earn more xp by crafting items and discovering new recipes.

While there are lots of different ways to earn xp in Guild Wars 2, the beauty of the system is how it works together. While doing an event will net you xp, youíll also gain them by defeating creatures during the event. Escorting a merchant might take you to a new area, which will result in more xp for discovering a new point of interest. Loot drops may contain resources youíll use to craft, thus reaping in more xp. PvE not your cup of tea? Then head off to world-versus-world and start gathering xp there. Guild Wars 2 allows you to earn xp depending upon your own particular playstyle and the result is a rather elegant system.

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