Need some tips on how to level up in Division 2? Well you can’t go wrong by reading on. The free-roam style of division may confuse some, or give a weird paranoia of “missing something” to others, but ultimately…
Don’t worry – there’s not WRONG WAY to level up.
But you might as well try to “get the important things done” along the way.
Division 2 Leveling Process & Priority
Due to the open world nature of Division 2, you should think of the leveling process as completing in-game objectives in loose priority. The higher in the list, the more important they are for you.
Note: Main missions don’t scale up, side missions do.
Note: Strongholds are the highest priority when doing them the first time.
Long story short, MISSIONS of any kind give the chunkiest EXP. But also keep in mind that you can get sidetracked for quality of life unlocks, such as fast travel points.
Gaining Power and gearing up while leveling
Sometimes, for whatever reason, you need to get a little stronger to complete your next objective (usually a Main Mission). Here’s a priority of things you can do to power up:
- Get high impact Perks and Skills early on.
- Get better gear* (More on this below)
- Raise your level with “non-mission activities”.
Notes on gearing up while leveling
ACTIVITIES are great gearing up, but make sure you preview the activity reward to check if you get gear. Just highlight the activity and check the middle left of your screen to see the reward.
Crafting gear early on is actually pretty good. The crafting results are usually absurdly strong compared the the random junk you get – and it’s a great way to mitigate bad gear RNG (ie getting the same gear type multiple times).
For most players I feel stopping PURELY to gear up won’t happen very often, or at all, but better gear helps speed things up regardless.
Well that’s it for a preliminary guide on leveling up in Division 2. I’ll refine this as I go along!