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Experience is the mechanic that involves the progress of the player towards increasing Character Levels. When enough experience is earned, the player will level up and gain 1 spendable skill point to use in the Skills and Perks system. The maximum Character Level is 300. The player may still gain additional skill points through finishing Quests.

Skill points earned via leveling are no longer the only way to progress your character. Alpha 21 introduced Learn by Reading which requires characters to find and read Perk Books and Crafting Skill Magazines to level up some of their perks.

Experience per Level[ | ]

The experience required for each level is calculated using the following calculation:


The experience required to get from level OLD to level NEW is:


Experience Gain[ | ]

Here is a list of actions that give the character experience:

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History[ | ]

  • in version A17 the experience formula was 9545 * (1.0149 ^ level)
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