Fortnite Chapter 2 has arrived, bringing plenty of changes to the game. How you earn XP and level up has changed quite a bit, which affects your Battle Pass, and how often you will be receiving those sweet rewards. The good news is that it is easier than ever to level up, meaning even the hopeless players like me will be able to rack up the levels and get plenty of free loot.
How to Earn XP and Level Up in Fortnite Chapter 2
Fortnite has become very generous in how it rewards the things you go in-game. You can now earn experience from performing simple actions like opening chests, ammo crates, or just staying alive long enough. You can also earn medals, which come with considerable amounts of experience.
How To Earn Medals
Every day, you will get a new Medal Punchcard with room for 10 Medals. As you earn medals, they will fill in a slot in the Punchcard. Medals are extremely easy to get. Each one is worth 2000 XP, except for the fifth and 10th medals, which are worth 4000 XP.
You will get medals for playing your first match of the day, opening chests, getting a kill in a game, surviving until the last 50 players, and other simple in-game actions. The Punchcard will refresh each day at 6am PST, giving you a new chance each day to earn all that bonus experience.
You also earn experience for each action you can make. When you first start playing during Chapter 2, some activities reward large amounts of experience like finding a Named Location, show on the map with question marks, and discovering landmarks. Each one will offer you 2000XP.
After that, simple actions like searching an ammo box will get you 65XP, eliminating an opponent will get you 85XP, and so on. As soon as I have an accurate list of all the actions that reward experience, I will update this guide with it.
Earning experience in Fortnite Chapter 2 is as simple as staying alive and playing the game. Make sure to grab every chest, ammo box, and medal that you can, and you will rapidly start building up experience and will be surprised at how fast you progress through the Battle Pass ranks.