How to level up fast in Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League

How to level up fast in Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League
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Written by 

Dave McAdam


1st Feb 2024 16:42

If you want to level up faster in Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League, we have some tips to help. Suicide Squad gives you multiple characters to swap between as you play, each with a maximum level to reach.

To level up quickly, you need to focus on the best sources of experience for maximum XP yield. Here are the tips you should follow to level up fast and efficiently in the game.

How to earn XP fast in Suicide Squad

1. Complete the story

As with most games in the live service RPG space, Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League has a main story and an endgame that comes after it. Until you finish the main story, story missions will be the biggest and best source of experience on offer.

This is not to suggest you should ignore all side content and power through the story, but rather to say that avoiding the main story will only slow your progress down. Thankfully, you can judge this for yourself.

The map icon for a story mission in Suicide Squad
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Open your map and highlight a mission, you will see a little info card with a rundown of the mission, and the rewards available. This also shows you how much XP you stand to gain. There are often situations where you can have multiple story missions available, each granting drastically different amounts of XP.

Whenever you want to farm some experience, check your map for all available missions to find out which ones grant the most experience.

2. Equip items with passive XP boosts

King Shark holding a gun with an XP boost in Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League
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There are a couple of passive ways to increase your experience gains as you play. First of all, some items you can equip will include XP boosts. These can be found in the weapon's info card, which can be seen on the left side of the Loadout menu.

These passive buffs to your experience gains are really handy, especially in the early goings of the game. Keep an eye on the perks of any item you pick up as you never know which ones will have these XP boosts. Then you can spread them out amongst the team, or focus on one particular character who you want to level up quicker.

3. Take on contracts

Contracts are another great source of experience that can be gathered as you play the game normally. These unlock a short way into the main story and give you tasks to complete for bundles of experience. The Contracts can be all kinds of gameplay challenges, like defeating an amount of a certain enemy, or getting kills while maintaining a high combo.

The handy thing about Contracts is how they can usually be completed while doing other things. Whether you are working through story missions, completing Riddler's challenges, or just out exploring, you can still be working on Contracts.

4. Increase the difficulty

The various difficulty settings in Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League
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Finally, the most straightforward way to increase your passive XP income is to increase the difficulty. There are three difficulty settings in Suicide Squad, and each one grants different levels amounts of experience.

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The higher the difficulty level, the more experience you gain. Of course, this also means the game will be more difficult, so you need to find the right balance. If you find the hardest difficulty doable, then it might be worth the extra effort to get more experience.

That's it for our guide to levelling up quickly in Suicide Squad: KTJL. For more, head to our Suicide Squad homepage where we have guides on movement abilities, playing offline, and what happened to Batman between Arkham Knight and Suicide Squad.

Dave is a Senior Guides Writer at GGRecon, after several years of freelancing across the industry. He covers a wide range of games, with particular focus on shooters like Destiny 2, RPGs like Baldur's Gate 3 and Cyberpunk 2077, and fighting games like Street Fighter 6 and Tekken 8.

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