In Valorant, experience points (XP) function as a sort of soft currency for fulfilling contracts. When you play games and complete missions, you earn XP, which is automatically used to level up any active contracts.
The simplest way to get more XP is to just play more games of Valorant, but to get the most out of your time, you should play in a way that’s efficient for farming XP. In this guide, we’ll teach you how to gain XP quickly and efficiently in Valorant. That includes information on the best game modes for XP, how and when you can get squad boosts, and more.
Buy a Battle Pass
Buying a Battle Pass is a must if you want to accelerate your XP earnings. Players with a Battle Pass get an extra 3% XP for every game they play or mission they finish. That may not sound like much, but over the course of a month and dozens of matches, it really adds up. You can get the Battle Pass with some Valorant Gift Cards available at OffGamers here.
Anyways, let’s say you play one of the Plant/Defuse game modes. You earn 100 XP for every round you complete, plus an additional 200 XP for every round your team wins. With a Battle Pass, your potential earnings are 103–309 XP per round.
In the case that your team stinks and you lose every single one of those rounds, you still earn a 1,300 XP + 36 XP Battle Pass bonus. What if your team dominates and wins every round? You get 3,900 XP + 117 XP from the Battle Pass bonus.
Most Valorant matches have a bit of push and pull, with both teams winning and losing rounds. This is actually great for your XP! Remember: You get a base of 100 XP for every round you complete, so the longer a game goes on, the more XP you earn. In a hard-fought match that goes the full 25 rounds, you stand to earn 5,100 XP + 153 XP from the Battle Pass bonus. That bonus is more than the XP earned from a round of play!
If you play three matches a day over 30 days, that’s 3,240–10,530 XP from your Battle Pass bonuses alone. Assuming the average XP earned is right in the middle, we can average the two extremes for a 6,885 XP Battle Pass bonus in 30 days. That’s about the same as playing 2–5 full Plant/Defuse games. Not bad!
Complete Daily and Weekly Missions
Daily and weekly missions are excellent sources of quick XP, particularly for those who play Valorant on a regular basis and have an active Battle Pass.
You get three daily missions every day, each worth up to 2,000 XP. Complete all three for a cool 6,000 XP and a whopping 180,000 XP over 30 days. With a Battle Pass, you earn an extra 5,400 XP monthly from the XP bonus.
Weekly missions take longer to complete, but each gives you up to 19,200 XP. You get three a week for a total of 12 every month. Adding them up, that’s an insane 230,400 XP. With a Battle Pass, you get another 6,912 XP on top.
In all, finishing your daily and weekly missions in a month will net you up to 410,400 XP.
An important note about daily missions is that, as the name suggests, they’re replaced every day. That means any unfinished daily missions can no longer be completed. Because the time period for daily missions is so short, you should make completing them your first priority whenever you log into Valorant.
Weekly missions, however, can be stacked for up to two weeks. Any unfinished weekly missions can still be completed, even after the week is over. However, you won’t be able to do the next week’s missions until the last batch is done. After two weeks, you won’t be able to do any more of your weekly missions, and the new ones will take their place.
Take Advantage of the Squad Boost
You can earn a special XP boost if you play with your squad during certain events. These are extremely rare and usually only last a few days. Sadly, these Squad Boost events are rare and only last a very short time. Still, it’s worth keeping your ear to the ground for these events because the bonuses are huge—up to 20% for a full stack.
Here’s the full breakdown for the Squad Boost bonus:
|Number of friends in party||Experience bonus|
Play Deathmatch and Spike Rush
The community looks down on players who spam Deathmatch and Spike Rush as “casual,” but these two game modes are awesome for farming XP. Why? Because they’re quick and they’re consistent.
Your typical Plant/Defuse game mode can take upwards of 40 minutes to complete. Completing one full match nets you anywhere from 1,300 to 5,100 XP (plus 3% if you have a Battle Pass). In contrast, a game of Deathmatch or Spike Rush typically only lasts around 20 minutes. You can play two or three full matches in the time it takes to finish a Plant/Defuse game.
Also, Deathmatch and Spike Rush both grant a fixed amount of experience (900 XP for Deathmatch and 1,000 XP for Spike Rush). That’s a guaranteed 1,800–2,000 XP in roughly 40 minutes of playtime.
To sum it up, while Plant/Defuse game modes have the potential for bigger XP rewards, you’ll get much more consistent results playing Deathmatch and Spike Rush.
That just about concludes this guide on how to gain XP quickly and efficiently in Valorant. If there’s anything we hope you take away from this guide, it’s that you should do your missions and buy a Battle Pass.
Missing just a day’s worth of missions can mean losing out on tens of thousands of experience points. That’s not even counting the XP you miss out on by not working towards your weekly missions. And the 3% XP bonus from the Battle Pass feels insignificant, but if you play every day, you could be getting thousands more XP every week. When you’re grinding for a new Agent or special cosmetic, every experience point counts!
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Article contributed by Sarah Paul, a content outreach writer for OffGamers.
About Sarah Paul: I foster relationships between gaming enthusiasts and gaming developers to create relevant content for gamers worldwide. I also happen to be a passionate writer and certified night owl.
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