Dying Light 2 Combat & Parkour XP Farming Guide

Combat and parkour skills are two core elements in Dying Light 2, and for the most part, you will also need to bank XP to earn skill points and purchase advanced skills. While the early skills may require less amount of XP banking, it is the advanced ones that require a much higher XP, and that is why you should farm combat and parkour XP in Dying Light 2. However, that is not an easy task to achieve in the game if you don’t know the fastest method to farm combat and parkour XP.

We have listed here the tried and tested best possible methods to farm as much as 30000 parkour and combat XP per hour. Of course, you cannot farm such a high amount of XP just after completing the prologue of Dying Light 2. You will need certain XP boosting gear, a few required skills, and the best weapons with the highest possible base damage to farm combat and parkour XP faster. Also, our methods are to be performed in Villedor, and you do not need to progress to the second map of the game to farm XP faster.

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Farming Combat XP In Dying Light 2

The combat XP farming method we have listed below does not follow a glitch or temporary hack that can earn you XP faster. Instead, the method heavily relies on following certain steps and bashing zombies’ skulls, as you would need to do to get combat XP in Dying Light 2.

However, you will need to make a few preparations before you can actually begin farming combat XP in the game by starting at the point we have mentioned below. For starters, you will need suitable outfits and gear that can give you an edge when it comes to racking the highest amount of XP in the shortest amount of time.

Combat XP Boost Gear

Starting with the outfits or individual gear pieces, you need to equip Aiden’s outfit that offers a boost towards combat XP gain. Even if the gear piece has a low rating but offers the highest XP boost, you must equip it.

Other than that, you will need to prioritize one weapon type from the one-handed weapon or two-handed weapon to take down zombies quickly. The set pieces you will wear will also contain individual weapon-type bonuses. So, don’t just look for a combat XP gain bonus while equipping a gear, but also consider the weapon damage bonus as well.

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All in all, after equipping the individual gear pieces, you should check your gear stats and ensure that your gear is inclined more towards giving you a combat XP boost instead of a parkour one. Here is an image for reference.

Max Combat Stats
Max Combat Stats Dying Light 2

The percentage gain, of course, boils down to the gear rarity and level. The higher the rarity and level, the higher the chance of getting a decent perk bonus. In any case, this is the general gist that you should look for before doing the combat XP farming run in Dying Light 2.

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Weapons With Highest Base Damage

Secondly, equip a high base damage melee weapon that can land decent damage on zombies. The weapon you select while running the farming drill should match with the gear perks. For example, if your gear benefits a two-handed weapon, then, by all means, prioritize using a two-handed weapon while doing combat XP farming in the game. Also, regardless of using the best bows for combat XP, you will waste more time than farm XP faster. 

Additionally, see if your two-handed weapon has extra bonuses, such as damage on infected, damage during the day or night, and more. These bonus perks will complement the overall weapon’s performance. A little reminder to repair melee weapon every time you repeat the farming process. Otherwise, you can break your favorite high-tier weapon. 

The Sign two handed Weapon
The Sign two handed Weapon Dying Light 2

Moreover, the weapon you will be using to farm combat XP in Dying Light 2 should also have the best weapon mods applied to it. This will further increase the weapon damage durability and will reduce the time it takes to take down a zombie and get most XP out of it.

Combat XP Farming Point

Let us discuss the combat XP farming point now, assuming that you have implemented all the suggestions as mentioned earlier. This method is in the first map of Dying Light 2, so regardless of being early, mid or late in the game, you can just keep farming the combat XP easily.

Combat xp farming route
Combat XP farming route Dying Light 2

What you need to do is reach the point we have mentioned in the map’s image above, and there will be two bridges just outside the safehouse. Next, switch to the nighttime in the game, go out of the safe house and do a quick scan of the environment. You’ll instantly hear a click sound which usually highlights a special zombie type with the blue or gold color tag on it. Killing them rewards you with trophies, which can be used to upgrade mods and other accessories. However, most players in Dying Light 2 do not know that killing these zombies also rewards you nearly 2000 combat XP.

The catch here is to kill this zombie type as fast as possible, go back to the safe house as shown on the map’s image above, and repeat the process. Of course, you will need to switch back to the daytime and then again nighttime for the infected to spawn again in your quick scan.

However, there will be times when this blue or gold zombie type doesn’t spawn. In that case, you will need to do two steps to keep the dice of farming combat XP rolling:

  1. Jump off the building that should kill Aiden and reset the spawn point
  2. Runaway a little further from the safe house and come back for another quick scan

We tried and tested both of these methods, and the colored-infected zombie started spawning again. While running the combat XP farming drill, you will come across several zombie types, and the Goon may take a little more effort in killing than most zombie types. That is why having the highest amount of damage dealing gear and melee weapons is mandatory. It saves time and gets you the most combat XP possible in a single run.

You can bank in nearly 45000 combat XP or above in an hour if done right. The gear’s image we have shown in the screenshot above is low, but one of the players in our writing team did it with 29% combat XP, and he was getting nearly 2000 combat XP per run.

Farming Parkour XP In Dying Light 2

As mentioned at the start of the guide, you can bank in 30000 parkour XP in an hour with the farming method we have listed below. However, you can take it up a notch if you have the deluxe edition of Dying Light 2. It is because the deluxe edition gives players Nightrunner potion consumable, which boosts Night XP gain by 100%. If you have this item in your inventory, use it while following the farming method we listed here, and you can easily bank in nearly 60000 parkour XP in an hour.

Parkour XP Boost Gear

overall build stats Dying Light 2
Parkour XP boost stats

First things first, you need to prepare before you do the farming route. You need to equip all six gear pieces prioritizing parkour XP percentage. Wear any or all gear pieces or outfits that offer a boost to parkour XP. If you do not have these, then visit nearby vendors and purchase the outfits. Missing out on these little XP boosts will make a huge difference if you farm for an hour or more.

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Protective Glasses
Parkour skill points
Nurse Mitts
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Plain Hoodie Chest Piece Dying Light 2

Parkour XP Farming Route

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Map location to farm parkour XP

Coming down to the farming route for parkour XP. You will need to visit the rooftop, as shown in the image above. Once you get on top of it, you will find two structures to jump off at 180 degrees apart. The parkour XP farming can be done if you keep vaulting from one side to another. However, you will need an important skill before you can execute this farming routine.

Far Jump Best parkour skill
Far Jump Parkour Skill

Purchase Far Jump skill which allows Aiden to get an air-time boost and reach further distances. You can acquire this skill very early in the game as it has a low stamina requirement to purchase. Still, our inhibitors location guide mentions all the places and methods to acquire inhibitors in Dying Light 2.

After acquiring the skill, you can run the drill by jumping this side of the rooftop to the far side, as shown in the image below.

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Location to farm parkour XP

If you want to take parkour XP farming up a notch by doing this method in Dying Light 2, then do it during nighttime. It is because you get extra nighttime XP when you are in a chase.

The best part about this farming route is that you have a safe house or safe place nearby with UV lights. The nighttime XP only banks when you enter the daylight. So, the safe house will scare the infected away, ending the chase for you and allowing you to bank the parkour XP you farmed by repeating the method we highlighted above.

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Also, if you have the deluxe edition, using Nightrunner Potion items will get you a Nighttime XP gain boost by 100% for two hours. You can at least more than ten parkour points in the mentioned time frame with all the parkour XP boosts combined, unlocking most of Aiden’s useful parkour skills very early in Dying Light 2.

Dying Light 2 XP Farming
Nightrunner potion Dying Light 2

Summary

If you are playing Dying Light 2 on Easy or Normal difficulty, then the game is not challenging enough to rely on your combat and parkour skills. However, if you play the game on Hard difficulty, Aiden must have the best skills available to be used while bashing renegade thugs’ skulls or running away from chasing zombies. That is why we believe farming combat and parkour XP in Dying Light 2 becomes a necessity if you want to test your skills and play the game on Hard mode. Otherwise, you’ll unlock almost all of the skills if you play the story missions and complete side quests, activities, and more.

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