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Assassin’s Creed Odyssey – Level up Fast, Farm XP

You’ll need to level up fast in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey if you want to stay on track and continue pursuing the main story. If you gain XP quick, you’ll likely be okay, but if you try and just go straight through the story, you’ll reach a point where you’re no longer strong enough to continue. Below we’ll tell you the quickest ways to level up and the best places to get XP fast in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey

How to Farm XP Quick and Level Up Fast in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey

The best way to get XP is a no-brainer. If you’re looking to power level, then you need to do quests. For the first eight or so hours of the game, you likely won’t notice a level deficiency. However, if you’ve mostly just stuck with the story around the time you arrive in Athens, you’ll see that suddenly all the main story missions have level recommendations that are a few levels beyond you.

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey isn’t a game you can just complete the story in and ignore anything else. Well, technically you could, but you’d have a tough time of it on any difficulty other than easy. There’ll reach a time you’ll need to do some grinding, and that’s when it’s time to explore other parts of the Greek world.

The best way to farm XP and power level is to actually do quests. That may seem obvious, but in reality, you need to be choosy on which quests you take on if you want to maximize your effort. When you look at a mission card in your menu or on a message board, almost always you’ll see a square that has “XP” in it. This square will be a color, and it’s this color you want to pay attention to.

The color of the XP box in each mission card denotes how much experience the quest will give you. Just like with equipment you’ll find that the colors rank from worst to best as follows:

  • Blue XP (Rare)
  • Purple XP (Epic)
  • Gold XP (Legendary)

Just fighting enemies (unless it’s part of a quest) doesn’t pay the same time-to-reward balance that just doing quests does. Since there are quests all over the game, you should have no problem accepting a bunch from message boards or citizens you meet in your travels. Just keep an eye on the color of the XP box to gauge which ones are worth your time.