Starfield’s leveling system
Starfield, Bethesda Game Studios’ first single-player epic role-playing game in eight years, promises a star-bound sci-fi adventure. Whether you’re exploring uncharted space or the deepest corners of the cloud-covered planet of Talos IV, you’ll need to pay attention to what grants experience points (EXP) and how to level up quickly in Starfield. Here’s everything you need to know about leveling up in Starfield, and how it ties into the RPG game’s seamless open world and engaging gameplay mechanics.
How to level up in Starfield
Completing objectives and defeating enemies in battle are two ways to gain experience points (EXP). Quest completion offers significant amounts of EXP, but routine EXP gain is more common. Exploring new destinations, reaching landmarks, and identifying objects all grant EXP. Creating items like Starfield mods and developing new research also provide EXP.
You’ll want to pay attention to NPC chatter in settlements. Some may offer side quests that yield additional EXP. The game’s star map also shows recommended levels for each system. These are visible for systems you haven’t visited yet, and indicate the level of danger involved. It’s not possible to reach the most dangerous destinations immediately; you’ll need to progress through the game and upgrade your equipment first. But if you’re venturing slightly above your level, you’ll receive good EXP. Just don’t exceed ten levels above your own and be cautious.
Starfield leveling system
Here is the full Starfield leveling system:
- Engaging with enemies slightly above your level yields good EXP, but don’t take risks, and be cautious. If you’re unsure of your next objective, pay attention to the map – it highlights settlement and fast travel locations.
- Utilize the jetpack, powerful weapons, and player skill to gain more frequent leveling up. You’ll want to bring plenty of med packs to handle the challenges you’ll face.
Now you know how to level up in Starfield, it’s time to venture out and experience the game’s immersive setting and engaging gameplay mechanics for yourself. Bring plenty of med packs, check the recommended levels on the star map, and carefully progress through the systems. If you’re feeling confident, take risks and face tougher challenges to gain higher EXP gains.
The Bethesda Game Studios’ game world is vast and inviting, so don’t be afraid to venture off the main path and interact with NPCs. With Starfield’s launch on PC, Mac, and Nintendo Switch, there’s never been a better time to get lost in a world you won’t want to leave.