The max level in the Diablo 4 beta is 25, which might not seem like too high of a cap at first glance. However, as you go through the game’s prologue and start to complete main story quests and dungeons, you’ll quickly realize that your XP bar trudges along quite slowly as you begin to increase your character’s level. As a result, players might be curious if there is anything they can do on their end to earn more XP and reach max level quicker in the Diablo 4 beta. In this guide, we’lll be going over the best ways to earn XP in the beta so you can max out your character, earn all beta rewards and cosmetics, and start to take on the harder tasks in Diablo 4.
Complete the main story missions
We’re starting off with an obvious one, but it’s a tip that some players do tend to forget. There aren’t too many main story quests in the Diablo 4 beta, but there are enough to keep you busy for several hours. When you make it to the hub city of Kyovashad, parts of you may be tempted to go out and explore the region of Fractured Peaks while putting the main story off.
While you can take this route, you will be increasing the amount of time it takes to reach max level in the beta. By completing all of the main story missions quickly, you not only get to explore the world and discover different waypoints and dungeons, but you’ll be earning a ton of XP along the way. In addition to that, the main quests reward you with gold and unique gear, which can help you get through the first 15 levels or so before you start unlocking better gear.
Pay attention to your Renown level
One added element of leveling up in Diablo 4 is the Renown level, which can be accessed by going to your large map and then pressing “W.” Here, you can see the Fractured Peaks region at a larger glance. You’ll see how many Altar of Lilith statues you’ve visited, dungeons you’ve found, and more. However, the most important part of this window is seeing what your current Renown level is at, which you can view at the top of the screen.
You have access to three different Renown levels in the Diablo 4 beta, and you can increase these levels by completing side quests, visiting new locations, and finding unique objects in the region, like the Lilith statues. As you increase your Renown in the region, you’ll earn more XP and additional items, like more skill points and extra healing potion charges.
Play on World Tier 2
At the start of the Diablo 4 beta, you’ll be asked which World Tier you want to play on. The two options we have access to are Adventurer and Veteran. These are the game’s versions of difficulty levels, with Adventurer being easier than Veteran. However, the advantage of Veteran is that you earn more XP and receive better drops from enemies.
In our experience, Veteran isn’t too much harder than Adventurer, so you shouldn’t see much of a difference except for the XP you’ll be earning. You can always switch between World Tiers at the character selection screen if you change your mind, though.
Use the right skills
While killing enemies isn’t the best way to earn XP, there are ways you can utilize mobs to vastly speed up the leveling process. If you equip area-of-effect skills, you can kill hordes of enemies in a matter of seconds. All of these eliminations added up makes a difference in your XP gains. If you keep killing hordes of enemies along the way to a main story quest or a dungeon, then you’re basically earning free XP. AoE skills make it so you barely have to do anything to kill these hordes, cutting down on your time spent fighting enemies.
If you want to see the best AoE skills for each class, you can read our previous guides on the best builds for the Sorcerer, Rogue, and Barbarian in Diablo 4. Using the sets of skills in those guides will allow you to clear out hordes of enemies with ease, netting you massive amounts of XP over time for doing very little.
Finish all of the Dungeons in Fractured Peaks
Once again, this seems like an obvious one. However, since the dungeons scale with your level in Diablo 4, there’s no reason for you not to enter each and every dungeon you come across in the world. While the dungeons tend to take anywhere from 20-45 minutes, they are well worth the XP and rewards that you earn from doing them.
You can find dungeons in Diablo 4 by looking for the white cave icons on the map. You need to explore all of the Fractured Peaks region to locate all of them, but this works great with increasing your Renown level. To see if you’ve already completed a dungeon, look on your map and see if the dungeon icon has a gold bar next to it. If it doesn’t, you have completed that dungeon.
Use XP Elixirs
One of the more underrated ways of earning XP in the Diablo 4 beta is to consume certain Elixirs. You can create Elixirs from the Alchemist in Kyovashad, but you need to progress through the game and do certain quests to unlock the shop’s full Elixir inventory. Once you do that, some Elixirs offer XP boosts of 5-10%, which can be quite useful if you consume them right before doing a main story quest or dungeon.
You can only consume one Elixir at a time and they each last for 30 minutes. The Elixirs can be crafted using ingredients found across Sanctuary, so make sure you are picking all of the plants you find.
Play with friends
Our final tip to earn more XP is to play in a party. When you play with at least one friend in your party, you are actively earning 10% more XP in anything you do. This is a huge boost to your XP and can allow you to reach level 25 in a matter of hours. All you need is one friend to receive the XP boost. The second weekend is free for all players, so get anyone you know to download Diablo 4 and hop in a party with you.
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