Last Edited: March 16, 2019 at 12:03 AM
This page gives you all the information you need to level up as quickly as possible in The Division 2.
This page only contains information for general levelling, if you want to know more about levelling up in the PvP area check out Dark Zone Levelling and Stats.
It’s worth noting that doing things like replaying main missions on higher difficulties or playing in the Dark Zones are great for weapon drops but aren’t worth it for levelling up. Here are some things you can do to make levelling up go as quickly as possible.
Early in the game, you’ll be introduced to the Quartermaster the base of operations at the White House. Here you can purchase skills and perks to upgrade your character. Several of these perks can help you earn bonus exp so it’s worth picking them up early in the game.
To unlock perks you’ll need to pick up SHD Tech which can be found throughout the world and earned when levelling up. On your map, you can see orange circular marks which will specifically point you to caches with SHD Tech inside.
Once you have these perks, it’s important to remember to try to take advantage of them. If you have the perk which gives you more XP for getting headshots, then maybe try to use a weapon that you’ll have a better chance of pulling that off with. If you’ve unlocked the multikill XP booster perk, then look out for clumped enemies and use a grenade to take them out.
You’ll likely still get bonus XP just for having these perks but it’s up to you to maximise their benefits.
You can also gain XP from completing missions but you might want to be careful which ones you do first.
Main missions are marked on your map with a light blue hexagon with a small yellow triangle to the bottom left of it. These missions give a standard amount of XP (37175) that does not scale to your level.
Because of this it’s a good idea to get them out of the way first. It’ll take you through the story and also help you unlock things like the Dark Zone and PvP as well as upgrade your bases.
Main missions are replayable later as well but won’t grant any extra XP.
Side missions look a lot like main missions but they are marked with a pentagon instead of a hexagon. These missions provide you with a percentage of your required experience to get to the next level.
This means it’s a good idea to save all your side missions until you’re a very high level. You also can’t replay side missions so try to leave them alone until you’re really needing some XP.
There are heaps of different activities scattered over the world. Some may be marked on your map but others you may not discover until you approach the area.
Pretty much all activities will award you some XP so it’s a good idea to do them as you pass by. Here are some of the best activities to do for XP.
Grab safe houses first, they look like houses on your map. These will become fast travel zones but they’ll also let you in on what’s in the immediate surrounding area.
Unlocking a safe house will give you some extra activities to find immediately helping you to further level up.
Like safe houses, control points also act as fast travel markers on your map.
Taking a control point will require you to take out the enemies in the area and then hold against a few waves of attackers. Usually, both these modes will have a boss enemy. During this you can call for help from nearby friendlies to aid in taking control.
The only downside to taking control points early is the XP gained does scale with your level but you should get more than enough from side missions and the help they provide makes up for that.
Control points mean you’ll have more friendlies in the area. They will also allow you to resupply them with resources which can help you level up bases.
If you’re having trouble finding supplies to level up control points, zoom in on the map to see the icons for the various suppliers.
Other activities on the map, such as public executions, propaganda radios, and hostage situations are great to do whenever you see them. These will reappear so you don’t have to worry about whether or not you can do them later.
Doing one of these whenever you see them is a great way to get a bit of extra XP.