Before you start:

  • Get the New World Mini Map overlay to help with harvesting and grinding!
  • Always log off in a settlement for Resting Bonus XP next time you log back in.
  • Always pick up any blue glowing journals you see by pressing “T”.
  • Gather materials as you see them now to help with grinding down the road. Additionally, you will need Rivercress to continue your main quest line and your harvesting must be at 30 to obtain them. You will also need Level 10 mining to collect Silver Ore as you progress in the main story line. 

Solo Leveling:

  • Complete the main quest line until these quests are a few levels higher than you are. Once you get to this point, begin working on side quests.
  • The Town Board gives a large amount of XP and renews every 30 minutes. Always get the town board missions for the area you are in, complete them while doing that areas quests.
  • Enemy Grinding
  • Faction missions – First three give bonus XP for the day.
  • If you turn in a quest outside of a settlement when tagged for PVP you get a quest XP bonus.

Recommended Quest grinding locations based on levels:

  • Level 5-25: Firstlight, Everfall, Monarch’s Bluffs, Windsward
  • Level 25-30: Brightwood, Cutlass Keys 
  • Level 30-40: Weaver’s Fen
  • Level 40-45: Restless Shore, Great Cleave
  • Level 45-50: Mourningdale
  • Level 50-60: Edengrove, Ebonscale
  • Level 60+: Reekwater, Shattered Mountain

Group Leveling down the road:

  • Completing Expeditions
  • Closing Corrupted Breaches
  • Elite Grinding (Dead Man’s Cove in Monarch’s Bluffs, Stone Skull Fort in Cutlass Keys)

Rewards unlocked as you level up:

  • Level 5: Second weapons slot, Survivalist quest (Camp tier 1 upgrade)
  • Level 10: Duels unlocked, First bag slot unlocked
  • Level 15: First house unlocked, Survivalist quest (Camp tier 2 upgrade), Third consumable slot unlocked
  • Level 20: Ring slot unlocked, Main story quest unlocked (Azoth Staff  Tier 1)
  • Level 25: Survivalist quest (Camp tier 3 upgrade), Fourth consumable slot unlocked
  • Level 30: Second bag slot unlocked, Main story quest unlocked (Azoth Staff Tier 2)
  • Level 35: Second house unlocked
  • Level 40: Earring slot unlocked, Survivalist quest (Camp tier 4 upgrade), Main story quest (Azoth Staff Tier 3)
  • Level 45: Third bag slot unlocked
  • Level 50: Invasions unlocked, Main story quest (Azoth Staff Tier 4)
  • Level 55: Third house unlocked, Survivalist quest (Camp tier 5 upgrade)
  • Level 60: Outpost Rush unlocked, Main story Quest (Azoth Staff Tier 5)

All information gathered was from personal gameplay and from with permission.