You probably know this one by now. Whenever you group up with friends and play, you will get 20% more XP. This works for all game modes, such as custom, competitive, arcade, quick play. Which is a pretty significant gain when you do the math.
Not to mention it’s more fun, easier to win games (which also gives more XP, more on it below).
2. Endorse people at the end
Endorsing may seem a little edgy, especially if forcing yourself to do it. You may have just lost a game and the team was terrible, and now you’re supposed to endorse people for it?!
But yeah, it gives you XP, suck it up and endorse people. You get 50 XP per endorsement. Especially if you play quick arcade games, the 50 XP stacking up can really rack up to a nice number.
And, you make people feel better, what can go wrong?
3. Play Competitive (If you can)
The biggest XP gains are in competitive. It’s probably because it’s the most “serious” mode where you can boost your Skill Rating, or even lose it, compared to quick plays and arcades where it’s a more relaxed environment, therefore, fewer XP rewards.
Another possible reason is that the games are simply longer, which in the end, results in more XP gained. If competitive is too stressful for you, don’t do it, it’s not that big of deal. Switch to other games modes that I’ll explain below.
4. Play Elimination or Quick Play
If you aren’t level 25 or just despise competitive, that’s fine. I suggest you play either Elimination in Arcade or Quick Play.
If elimination is available to play, make sure the game lasts at least 3:15 minutes, drag it out if needed for max XP. If you prefer Quick Play, sure, go for it it’s an ideal game mode to level up fast in Overwatch as well.
Quick plays have decently fast queue times, you can easily play consecutive matches (more XP) and are not as stressful as competitive games.
5. Get Gold medals
Getting medals in the game will give you XP. However, only the best medal will count. So as long as you get at least one Golden medal, you’re good to go!
A golden model will get you 150 XP, a Silver 100 XP, and a Bronze one 50 XP. Aim for the golden one whenever you can. A good way is playing a healer because it’s easy to get a Golden medal there.
If you don’t like healing, you can do it on other heroes, leveling up your Overwatch account while brushing up your skills, win-win.
6. Don’t leave matches
Actually finishing a game means you get 150 XP. That isn’t a whole lot, but another consequence is more dangerous. Leaving games a lot will incur you a -75% XP penalty. That’s a serious punishment and you don’t want to pick it up!
Some players do leave matches or just plain disconnect, if you hop up in their game and help out, you will also get 400 XP backfill bonus.
7. Play consecutive matches
By finishing a game, and then staying in the queue automatically for a new one, you will get a 300 XP bonus for playing a consecutive match.
If the game can’t find enough players for a consecutive match and you are forced back to the main menu, you will still get it as long as you don’t cancel the automatic game matching.
8. Drag out the match
The longer the game lasts, the more XP you get. If possible, while still trying to win, try to drag out the match by not doing what’s required of you completely, if it will mean you won’t win, I suggest you don’t do it. Only do it when you’re positive that this is an easy win.
For your reference, around 211.5 XP is gained per minute in a match.
9. Do your best to win, at least once a day
Each win will give you 500 XP bonus, while the first win of the day will get you 1500 XP. Therefore, do not ignore actually working with your team to win the game by for instance, getting the medals or dragging out the match.
Winning is the highest priority, getting a gold medal is second, and dragging out the game is third.
10. Have someone else level up for you
Boosting Factory is a service that hires only Top 250 players to do Overwatch boosting. This means we can boost your Skill Rating, win Placement Games, get Top 500 and so on.
This is probably the best solution for players who do not have the time to level up their Overwatch account or simply don’t enjoy it.
XP required per level in Overwatch
1 - 2000 XP
2 - 3500 XP
3 - 5000 XP
4 - 6500 XP
5 - 7500 XP
6 - 8500 XP
7 - 9500 XP
8 - 10500 XP
9 - 11500 XP
10 - 12500 XP
11 - 13500 XP
12 - 14500 XP
13 - 15000 XP
14 - 15500 XP
15 - 16000 XP
16 - 16500 XP
17 - 17000 XP
18 - 17500 XP
19 - 18000 XP
20 - 18500 XP
21 - 19000 XP
22+ - 20000 XP
Overwatch Max Level
As far as I know, there is no max level in Overwatch. Fun fact, I've seen players with over 8000 levels. Insane!
Good luck with your Overwatch account leveling and don’t forget to have fun! :)
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