Starfield: 6 BEST Ways To Level Up & Farm XP

There is no level cap in Starfield so XP farm and level up console command are two of the best ways players can use to level up fast.

The level cap in Starfield does not feel limited in any way. Therefore, players can increase their levels as many times as they want. While it is a great move from Bethesda, it also raises some questions. In Starfield, the tactics to level up fast enough is one of the main concerns. However, these are a few different ways you can use to level up fast.

Key Takeaways
  • As there is no Level Cap, players must find a good XP farm in Starfield.
  • Gaining XP is important as it will let players level up their character and unlock new skills, which will help them in the long run. 
  • Sleeping will give players a 10% boost in XP for some time, but I’d recommend marrying a companion first.
  • Upon marrying a companion, players will get an additional 5% boost in XP for some time after sleeping. 
  • Completing quests is also a great method to level up the character.
  • In Starfield, players should drink Alient Tea before XP farming, as it will give a 1% boost.
  • The fastest way to level up in-game is to use the level-up console command.

Leveling Up Fast In Starfield

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Leveling Up Via Skill Points [Image credit: eXputer]
There are several ways you can level up in Starfield, like an XP Farm or the in-game Field Level Up Command, which are the main ways that players can use to level up if you ask me.

The following are all the alternate ways you can use to level up:

MethodDescription
SleepingRest for 10% XP bonus, faster leveling.
Marry a Companion15% well-rested bonus after marriage.
Complete QuestsEfficiently complete quests for level up.
ExplorationEarn XP by exploring planets and regions.
Drinking Alien Tea1% XP boost for 15 minutes.
Level Up Console CommandInstant character leveling with commands.

Sleeping In Starfield

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You can easily get 10% more XP by simply sleeping [Image credit: eXputer]
Sleeping is one of the best leveling-up methods in Starfield. When you are sleeping in Starfield, you will get a well-rested bonus. After resting, the bonus will give you 10% more XP for a little duration, so you can use that time to farm some XP. So, I suggest you rest before trying to level up your character.

Marrying Your Companion

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Married With Companion [Image credit: eXputer]
While it seems like a simple task, it’s not, as you will have to invest some hours in Starfield to marry a companion, but you can’t just marry a companion at the start. As you progress through the story, you will develop relations with your companion. When you have a good relationship with your companion, you might be able to marry them through the companion’s commitment quest.

Upon marrying a companion, the well-rested bonus will be increased by 5%. Whenever you take a rest in Starfield after getting married, you will get a 15% well-rested bonus. It will help you even more in leveling up quickly. 

Complete Your Quests In Starfield

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Complete The Missions in Starfield [Image credit: eXputer]
Completing the side quests or main storyline is arguably one of the best ways to quickly level up. However, it is the most time-consuming method as you don’t know how much it will take you to complete one main or side quest. Still, completing a single main quest will give you plenty of level-ups, so it’s worth doing, in my opinion.

That being said, the quests in Starfield are not limited. While the main story is limited, you can generate as many radiant quests as you want. So, I think it is the best and most fun way to increase your level quickly.   

Exploring Various New Areas

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Exploration in Starfield [Image credit: eXputer]
You can easily get bored with doing the same task to level up. If that’s the case, you can always start exploring new places. By doing so, you will encounter different activities, and you will be getting some hefty XPs. Starfield is huge, with over 1000 different planets, so you can explore for hours while finding new things, which, in turn, will help you level up easily.

The great thing is that you don’t have to explore the planet completely. Even if you land on the planet, you will get some XP. Then, depending on the planet, you can further explore to find new things, as you will also get more XP.

Drinking Alien Tea

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Alien Tea [Image credit: eXputer]
While Starfield XP farm can be time-consuming, there are ways to boost it. The first step is to rest, and the other one is to drink Alien Tea. You can craft Alien Tea by using Distilled Water and Fiber. It will give you an XP boost of 1% for 15 minutes. While the boost isn’t much, it is better than nothing, so make sure to drink the Alien Tea before farming XP.

Use Level Up Command

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Level Up Console Command [Image credit: eXputer]
You can also use Starfield Field Level Up Command for quick leveling up. I don’t enjoy using cheats in-game, but it is the fastest way to level up. All you have to do is bring up the console in-game by pressing the key “`” if you have a UK keyboard and “~” if you have a US keyboard. 

When the console is up, all you have to do is type player.setlevel(value). The value depends on the level you desire. So, by putting the number inside, you can increase the level of your character. 

Important: Before you start experimenting with commands, I recommend that you back up your savefiles to avoid losing your data in case something goes wrong.

Best Starfield XP Farm

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Head to Different Planets [Image credit: eXputer]
Some of the aforementioned ways can be used to help in farming XP in Starfield. The best XP farm method in Starfield is to head to the planets that have the Abundant Fauna Stat. Make sure to apply all the XP you can get by sleeping and drinking the Alien Tea. When you have applied the boost, all you have to do is to hunt down some creatures on these planets.

  1. These planets will have strong enemies, so I would recommend you tone down the difficulty in Starfield.
  2. Change the difficult to very easy and kill as many enemies as you can.
  3. Changing the difficulty normally does not decrease the amount of XP you will get from defeating them, but it will only decrease the damage they deal.

That’s almost everything you would want to know about leveling up fast in Starfield. Overall, there are three ways that give you an XP bonus, so make sure to apply that before farming the XP to level up. Completing the missions is also a great way to increase levels, as you will also enjoy the story while leveling up. You can use cheats to level up your character as much as you want instantly.

While you are at it, you should give the best traits in Starfield a read, as it will give you a detailed overview of the best traits so you can choose one based on your preference. After that, you should check out the ultimate ship-building guide to make your dream ship. Finally, don’t forget to check the best starting skills in Starfield so you can know which one is suitable for your preference. 

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Haris Umer is a Guides Writer on eXputer who can be seen torturing himself by playing FromSoftware’s offering of Souls games. He speaks about games with overwhelming passion, which readers can spot in his guides. Haris has been avidly playing video games for 15+ years now. You can learn more about his gaming experience through his PSN and Steam profiles.

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