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New World Leveling Guide

by Georgie Peru
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If you’ve landed here, I’m guessing you want to learn how to level fast in New World. With players swamping Amazon’s servers, New World has become one of the most popular MMOs this year.

Like any MMO, you gain XP in New World which allows you to unlock new items, gear, and skills. Many areas in New World can only be accessed at a higher level, but getting there can be a long, hard slog.

That’s why we’ve created a complete guide on how to level up in New World.

Fastest Way to Level in New World

Rather than spending countless hours grinding XP in New World, you can use our tips and tricks to speed up the leveling process, allowing you to enjoy the game.

We’ve tried and tested the fastest New World leveling methods, meaning you can gain XP quickly.

Complete Town Missions

While the XP has been nerfed since the New World Beta, completing town missions is still a lucrative way to level up. There’s plenty of missions available, so it’s worth looking around to see what there is.

You can see the available Town Missions in New World by navigating to the Town Project Board in the settlement you’re in. 12 Town Missions can be activated at a time. With so many missions, it’s advisable to:

  • Prioritize New World missions with higher XP
  • Set yourself a reasonable target
  • Complete missions that require the least amount of time and effort

Town Missions tend to be relatively simple to complete, so you’ll be earning XP in no time at all.

Purchase Town Mission Items

To do this you will need to make sure that you have some money to spare, as this option does involve purchasing from the market.

Many of the town missions include quests such as collect 20 minor mana potions, but, instead of spending the time and effort needed to make them, simply buy them all from the market.

Go to every town available to you, and collect all of the town missions, make a list of all the items you need, then hand all the quests in, it seems simple, but it racks up XP extremely fast.

Complete Main Quests

As we mentioned in our how to make money in New World guide, completing the main storyline quests will net you some decent XP.

level up in new world by completing quests

New players will benefit the most from the main missions, but you can still complete them at higher levels. Make sure you take a look at the recommended level for each quest so you’re not completing a quest that’s way below your level or way above what you can handle.

Rest in Settlements

If you choose to take a break from New World, make sure you log off in a settlement. When you return to the game, you’ll get a Rested XP status effect.

Much like World of Warcraft, you’ll see the XP bar contains the rested effect. Any XP you gain during this time will earn you extra XP.

Travel Efficiently

Aeturnum is pretty huge, so navigating to your next quest can be time-consuming. To level up quickly in New World, you’ll want to increase the effectiveness of getting to each mission by making use of the game’s fast travel functionality.

Increase Standing

Each territory is marked by recommended levels. As the difficulty gets higher, so does the XP you gain within these territories. To familiarize yourself with each territory in New World, here’s a list of territories and their recommended levels:

  • Level 5: Everfall, Firstlight, Monarch’s Bluffs, Windsward
  • Level 25: Brightwood, Cutlass Keys
  • Level 30: Weaver’s Fen
  • Level 40: Great Cleave, Restless Shore
  • Level 45: Mourningdale
  • Level 50: Ebonscale, Edengrove
  • Level 60: Reekwater, Shattered Mountain

You should prioritize getting XP and leveling up in the highest-level territory you and your group can manage. Aside from this, it’s worth increasing your standing in each territory as this can net you rewards, like an XP boost.

Fight Enemies With Other Players

This neat trick is really handy to know. If you see another player fighting an enemy, as long as you hit the enemy once, you’ll get the maximum amount of XP for the kill. Not only will you help someone, but both of you will get the same amount of XP.

New World Leveling Rewards

As you level up in New World, you’ll gain XP. XP will allow you to upgrade your attributes but also unlocks rewards at each threshold.

To view the thresholds in-game, press K to bring up the Character Screen then select the Attributes tab. From here, you can click on View Leveling Rewards.

how to find level rewards in new world

If you don’t have time to do that, here’s an overview of the leveling rewards in New World:

  • Level 5: 2nd Weapon Slot
  • Level 10: 1st Bag Slot
  • Level 15: 1st House, and 3rd Quick Slot
  • Level 20: Ring Slot
  • Level 25: 4th Quick Slot
  • Level 30: 3rd Weapon Slot, and 2nd Bag Slot
  • Level 35: 2nd House
  • Level 40: Earring Slot
  • Level 45: 3rd Bag Slot
  • Level 50: Invasions
  • Level 55: 3rd House
  • Level 60: Outpost Rush

New World Trade Skills

If you’re keen to learn how you can level up each of your skills, you can do this by completing certain tasks.

how to increase trade skills in new world

Rather than gaining XP by completing quests and fighting enemies, you can relax in your settlement and complete the following to level up your trade skills.

  • Weaponsmithing: Craft weapons at a Forge
  • Armoring: Craft armor at a Forge or Outfitting Station
  • Engineering: Craft ranged weapons or ammo at a Workshop, or melee weapons at a Forge
  • Jewelcrafting: Craft jewellery at an Outfitting Station
  • Arcana: Brew potions and craft items at an Arcane Repository
  • Cooking: Cook food at a Campfire or Kitchen
  • Furnishing: Craft furniture or storage chests at a Workshop
  • Smelting: Refine items at a Smelter
  • Woodworking: Refine items at a Woodshop
  • Leatherworking: Refine items at a Tannery
  • Weaving: Refine items at a Loom
  • Stonecutting: Refine items at a Stonecutting Table
  • Logging: Chop trees with a Logging Axe
  • Mining: Mine rocks with a Pickaxe
  • Fishing: Catch fish with a Fishing Pole
  • Harvesting: Gather herbs and plants
  • Tracking and Skinning: Skin animals with a Skinning Knife

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