8 Best Ways To Get XP Faster In Overwatch 2

This Overwatch 2 How To Get XP guide will uncover the best ways to progress further and get as much XP as possible!

Overwatch 2’s XP progression is required to get further into the game; therefore, gaining XP might seem daunting. However, my Overwatch 2 How To Get XP guide tells you all you need to know about it!

Key Takeaways
  • XP or Experience Points are used to progress further and unlock rewards in Overwatch 2.
  • Completing all Daily Challenges every day can grant you a total of 9000 XP on completion.
  • Weekly Challenges grant you 5000 XP on completing a single one as compared to 3000 XP awarded by daily challenges.
  • Seasonal Challenges remain throughout the season and grant 500 or 1000 XP points for different challenges based on the difficulty.
  • Lifetime Challenges award you with icons or 500 XP on completion.
  • Playing Simple Matches will earn you XP fast enough to progress further into the game.
  • Playing Specific Role Queue can grant you extra XP, especially after queuing with the Support class.
  • Other methods to gain more XP include playing matches together with a friend and buying the Premium Battle Pass, which rewards you with a 20% XP boost.

Daily Challenges 

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To advance through the game’s higher tiers, daily challenges are crucial. Players must log in once every 24 hours to claim rewards.

Completing a daily challenge rewards 3000 XP, substantially boosting new players. Players can complete up to three main challenges daily, totaling around 9000 XP.

Daily Challenges Include:

  1. First Win of The Day: Log in and secure your first victory for 3000 XP.
  2. A Classy Flex: Finish three games in any role you prefer.
  3. Arcade Night: Complete three arcade mode games; no need for victories.
  4. Lifesaver: Heal an ally or eliminate a near-death opponent with 12 saves.
  5. Better With Friends: Play three games with any group, whether in your friend list or not.
  6. Farsighted: Move away from an enemy by 15 meters and eliminate them.
  7. Someone Has To Carry Us: Capture objectives within 30 seconds in objective-based matches.
  8. Stayin’ Alive: Heal 1500 HP for teammates without dying.
  9. I Win Button: Cast your ultimate 15 times.
  10. Not So Thankless: Emote “thanks” to a support hero on your team.

Maximize daily challenges to boost your progression in the game.

Weekly Challenges 

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Let’s dive right into the weekly challenges in Overwatch 2. These challenges reset every seven days, and most players aim to complete them for speedy XP gain.

Compared to the previous daily challenges offering 3000 XP, weekly challenges reward players with a substantial 5000 XP each week, directly contributing to Battle Pass progression.

Now, let’s take a look at the weeklies:

  1. Playing To Win: Secure 10 victories weekly in any mode, be it unranked, ranked, competitive, or even arcade matches.
  2. Flex Your Power: Win 10 games weekly in Quickplay or competitive matches while playing any available role.
  3. To The Victors Go: Achieve victory in 20 weekly matches, whether in unranked, Mystery Heroes, or Deathmatch mode.
  4. Coin Line: Claim victory in 7 arcade mode games every week.
  5. Role Mastery: Choose two roles, engage in quick or competitive matches, and emerge victorious in 10 games.
  6. The Best Defense: Deal 125,000 damage to opponents during a match.
  7. Hold The Line: Mitigate 40,000 damage in any match by achieving a percentage of damage reduction.
  8. The Real Heroes: Whether you’re healing yourself or teammates, ensure a total of 65,000 in healing done weekly.
  9. Play of The Game: Eliminate 50 enemies with ultimates in any mode, excluding Total Mayhem.
  10. Cleaning House: Secure 20 team kills each week, which means taking out opponents simultaneously.

These weekly challenges present a great opportunity for players to rapidly level up their Battle Pass, but they come with their share of tough tasks. Keep an eye on these challenges and enjoy your Overwatch 2 experience!

 

Seasonal Challenges 

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Seasonal challenges are time-consuming and location-specific. These challenges provide extra XP for personal growth and are available throughout the season. Here are the challenges:

  1. Grand Prix Champion: Win 3 Circuit Royal games for 1000 XP.
  2. High Roller: Get 5 eliminations from Maison Borsa’s main balcony in Circuit Royal for 500 XP.
  3. Veni Vidi Vici: Win 3 games in Colosseo for 1000 XP.
  4. Te Salutant: Get 5 eliminations in Colosseo for 500 XP.
  5. Hoping for Victory: Win 3 games in Esperanca for 1000 XP.
  6. Big Apple Aspirations: Win 3 games in Midtown for 1000 XP.
  7. Staying on Track: Get 5 eliminations while on Midtown’s train for 500 XP.
  8. Concrete Jungle Playground: Get 5 eliminations in the Midtown Tunnel for 500 XP.
  9. Welcome To The 6ix: Win 3 games in New Queen Street for 1000 XP.
  10. Double-Double: Get 5 eliminations in Hotel Montebianco in New Queen Street for 500 XP.
  11. Cidade Maravilhosa: Win 3 games in Paraiso for 1000 XP.
  12. Hometown Advantage: Get 5 eliminations on Paraiso’s rooftops for 500 XP.
  13. Divine Protection: Survive for 5 seconds using Kiriko’s Protection Suzu for 500 XP.
  14. Literal Wall Hacks: Heal a teammate with Swift Step while being Kiriki for 500 XP.
  15. Ancestral Empowerment: Get 5 eliminations using Kiriko’s ultimate for 500 XP.
  16. As The Queen Commands: Get 5 eliminations under Junker Queen’s Commanding Shout for 500 XP.
  17. Never Saw It Coming: Deal damage as Junker Queen and get 500 XP.
  18. All Hail The Queen: Get 5 eliminations after casting Junker Queen’s ultimate for 500 XP.
  19. Railgun Mastery: Get 5 eliminations with Soujorun’s alternate fire for 500 XP.
  20. Disruptive Behaviour: Eliminate 5 opponents using Sojourn’s Disrupter Shot for 500 XP.
  21. Denied: Get an elimination after casting Sojourn’s ultimate for 500 XP.
  22. Cease Your Resistance: Get 5 eliminations using Orisa’s abilities for 500 XP.
  23. Javelin Master: Pin 5 enemies to a structure as Orisa for 500 XP.
  24. I Make My Fate: Escape Orisa’s ultimate successfully for 500 XP.
  25. One-Two Punch: Use Seismic Slam on five enemies in five games as Doomfist.
  26. Finish Them: Kill an enemy with Doomfist’s punch for 500 XP.
  27. Trigger Discipline: Kill a Doomfist within 5 seconds after they use Power Block in 5 games for 500 XP.
  28. Tankbuster: Destroy 5 barriers in Configuration: Assault mode as Bastion for 500 XP.
  29. System-Wide Malfunction: Mitigate 1000 damage as Bastion for 500 XP.
  30. Horseshoes, Hand Grenade, and Ultimates: Eliminate 3 opponents hurt by Bastion’s ultimate for 500 XP.
  31. No No No Yes Yes Yes: Get an environmental kill without dying as Reinhardt for 500 XP.
  32. Hook Line and Sinker: Hook onto an enemy as Roadhog for 500 XP.
  33. In For A Shock: Deal 1000 damage using Winston’s secondary fire for 500 XP.
  34. Hacksecution: Get 5 eliminations using Sombra’s hack for 500 XP.
  35. Wombo Combo: Eliminate 3 enemies using Shield Bash and Whip Flail as Brigitte for 500 XP.
  36. Never Skip Leg Day: Get an environmental kill with Zenyatta’s Snap Kick for 500 XP.

 

Lifetime Challenges 

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Now, moving on to a few lifetime challenges that will be able to grant players XP as well. Please note that all life challenges will quite possibly only reward you with icons, and the below listed will tell you Overwatch 2 How To Get XP. Consider reading our Overwatch 2 Moira guide!

  • First Tank Win: Play any match while being a tank and win the match to get 500 XP. 
  • First Damage Win: Play as a damage-dealing hero and win the match to get 500 XP. 
  • First Support Win: Play as support and win any match to gain 500 XP. 
  • First FFA Deathmatch Win: Gives 500 XP. 
  • First, CTF Win gives 500 XP. 
  • First Elimination Win: rewards 500 XP after achieving victory in an elimination match. 
  • First Duel Win: Will grant 500 XP. 

Regular Matches 

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Moving on, another way that players might be able to gain xp will be through simply playing matches and just playing the actual game. There will be 7 different game modes that will be offered up to players, as listed below. If you want to collect charms for decoration, then you can read our Overwatch 2 Weapon Charms guide!

  • Control: There will be a best-of-three format, and two main teams will need to figure out one capture point and try to get their hands on it. Control maps will include Busan, Illinois, Nepal, Oasis, and Lijiang Tower. 
  • Escort: There will be the main delivery point, and the attacking team will have a payload that they need to take to the main delivery point, and as for the defending team, they will try to stop the attacking team. Maps include Dorado, Havana, Rialto, Junkertown, Circuit Royal, Route 66, and Gibraltar.
  • Hybrid: as the name suggests, a hybrid game mode that will begin with the assault mode and continue with the escort. Maps include Blizzard World, Hollywood, King’s Row, Midtown, Numbani, Paraiso, and Eichenwalde. 
  • Push: Two teams are allowed to battle it out over a robot that will have a certain objective for the game mode. The main maps that will be available will be Colosseo, New Queen Street, and Esperanca. 
  • Mystery Heroes: The game mode will send you to a random match, but players will not be given the freedom to choose what role and hero they play. 
  • Deathmatch: 8 players that attempt to murder each other essentially. That’s basically it. Maps include Castillo, Blizzard World, Black Forest, Eichenwalde, King’s Row, etc. 

Role Queue For Support Or All

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The Role Queue providing giving extra XP (Image provided by eXputer)

One of the simplest and most effective ways to gain more XP in Overwatch 2 is to play a Support class in Role Queue. Role Queue is a more balanced PvP match mode of Overwatch 2 and in it have to pick your role class before you can enter a match.

Furthermore, you will gain 500 extra XP when you queue for all roles or the Support role for the first time in a day. All the subsequent matches will give you 100 XP each. Playing the role queue is extra useful and fast in gaining levels in the earlier stages of the battle pass. 

The main downside to this is that even if you queue for all roles most of the time you will land the Support one. This can turn a lot of people off but I recommend that you at least do 3 matches daily. Most of the time there is also a challenge that requires you to play 3 matches for all roles. So, you can potentially get even more XP most of the time.

Other Methods 

Lastly, there will be two more ways that you can go for. However, they aren’t necessary and only for those who want to go above and beyond with XP grinding

Playing With Friends 

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One thing you can do is invite your friends by heading over to Socials, where you can add friends by simply using their tags. Once your friend accepts your friend request, you can go for a group invite, and once accepted, the players will be able to enter the matches together. In order to know what team comps might work best with the units provided, our Overwatch 2 Best Team Comps guide will be an excellent read for you!

Premium Battle Pass 

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Finally, for players who are willing to spend a bit of money, they can go for the premium battle pass, which will require players to purchase 1000 Overwatch coins, and it will provide them with a total of 20% XP boost

My Updated Tips On Farming XP

In their respective order, you should first and foremost complete daily and weekly challenges to have a steady supply of XP. Besides that, winning matches, playing Quick Play matches vs. AI, using the Battle Pass boost, and playing with friends for a 10% XP boost are other strong methods to get XP. Focus on objectives and playing the right heroes to maximize XP gains. Blizzard often hosts double XP events, so be sure to take advantage of them.

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Winning matches grants 100 XP for finishing and 150 XP for winning, while Quick Play matches vs AI give 250 XP for finishing and 350 XP for winning. Daily challenges grant 9000 XP each, and weekly challenges grant 55000 XP. Completing challenges is easier when playing with friends who are also trying to complete them.

Summary 

There you go! These were the few ways that you can gain XP, most of which will include the battle pass, and daily, weekly and seasonal challenges. The game is available to download on the Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, Windows, Xbox One, and Series S/X, and with that, I will wrap up my Overwatch 2 How To Get XP guide! While you’re at it, do not miss out on our Overwatch 2 Kiriko guide!

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