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Experience Points, typically shortened to just XP, is a gameplay feature in Dead Island, Dead Island: Riptide and Dead Island 2 to define the player's level.

In Dead Island and Riptide it can be obtained from Quests, Challenges or Enemies. The amount of XP needed for level up will increase as the player level up and the amount of XP gained from enemies will be proportional to the enemies level, the player level affects the level of the enemies that will appear. Cutting and breaking limbs is also rewarded with experience and you can obtain up to three times the XP that you would receive by killing a enemy only by cutting/breaking limbs. The easiest way for larges amount of XP is completing quests, when the campaign is completed, the XP reward will be based on the player's level.

In Dead Island 2 XP can be obtained only from killing or counter attacking enemies and completing quests. Furthermore, the XP gain is linear, making it more difficult to reach the higher levels. XP from kills and counter attacks is very low compared to XP rewarded from quests, hence it is advised to focus on completing quests to level up quickly.

Quests[]

In Dead Island and Riptide, the quests XP reward before completing the campaign is a fixed number, (see Quests for more info) but after completing the campaign the reward XP will be based on the player's level. The easiest way to level up after completing the campaign, assuming that money isn't a problem, is to buy a lot of nails and use it for the quest "Three Nails", every 78000$ (71200$, 63400$, 54600$ with discount perks/skill 1, 2 and 3 respectively) worth on nails (600 nails) will be one level up, this is the cheapest way to "buy XP".

Enemies[]

In Dead Island and Riptide, enemies are one of the most common way for farming XP since you do not need any item or requirement for killing it, since you can use your bare hands for killing it. The amount of XP gained from killing an enemy will always be based on the enemy level. Cutting and breaking limbs will reward XP without having to kill the enemy so you can get more XP. Fury also has a XP multiplier and you can get plenty of XP. With the right perks/skills you can level up very fast, especially if you are playing in arenas.

Perks/skill[]

  • Xian Mei: Choice Cuts (XP for cutting limbs x2, x3, x4) and Combo (kills within five seconds +10, +20, +30% XP).
  • Sam B: Bone Breaker (XP for breaking bones x2, x3, x4)
  • Purna Jackson: Glory Hound (XP for kills and assists +50, +100, +150% XP).

Notes[]

  • It's generally advised to not spend skill points on skills that increase the amount of XP gained from certain things. The reason for this is that it is impossible to max out the skill tree without modding the save file, so you have to think and choose carefully about what skills will help you at max level (60 in Dead Island, 70 in Riptide). If you take a skill for increasing XP, it will be useless at max level as there's no more use for XP, therefore wasting a skill slot on a (now defunct and useless) skill which could have been better spent in another, more useful skill.

Experience points at each level[]

XP next level

A graph showing the required XP to level up at each level in Dead Island and Riptide

XP total level

A graph showing the total XP acquired at each level in Dead Island and Riptide

Dead Island and Riptide[]

A table showing required XP at each level to level up and total acquired XP at each level for Dead Island and Riptide
Level XP to next level Total XP
1 2000 0
2 2220 2000
3 2464 4220
4 2735 6684
5 3036 9419
6 3371 12455
7 3741 15826
8 4153 19567
9 4610 23720
10 5117 28330
11 5680 33447
12 6305 39127
13 6999 45432
14 7769 52431
15 8624 60200
16 9573 68824
17 10627 78397
18 11796 89024
19 13094 100820
20 14534 113914
21 16134 128448
22 17909 144582
23 19879 162491
24 22067 182370
25 24495 204437
26 27190 228932
27 30182 256122
28 33503 286304
29 37189 319807
30 41281 356996
31 45823 398277
32 50865 444100
33 56462 494965
34 62675 551427
35 69571 614102
36 77226 683673
37 85723 760899
38 95155 846622
39 105626 941777
40 117248 1047403
41 130149 1164651
42 144469 1294800
43 160365 1439269
44 178010 1599634
45 197597 1777644
46 219339 1975241
47 243473 2194580
48 270263 2438053
49 300000 2708316
50 333009 3008316
51 369651 3341325
52 410324 3710976
53 455473 4121300
54 505589 4576773
55 561219 5082362
56 622971 5643581
57 691517 6266552
58 767606 6958069
59 852067 7725675
60 945821 8577742
61 1049891 9523563
62 1165412 10573454
63 1293988 11738866
64 1435985 13032854
65 1593988 14468839
66 1769376 16062827
67 1964063 17832203
68 2180172 19796266
69 2420059 21976438
70 0 24396497
DI2 XP next level

A graph showing the required XP to level up at each level in Dead Island 2

DI2 XP total level

A graph showing the total XP acquired at each level in Dead Island2

Dead Island 2[]

A table showing required XP at each level to level up and total acquired XP at each level for Dead Island 2
Level XP to next level Total XP
1 1500 0
2 2600 1500
3 2700 4100
4 2600 6800
5 3900 9400
6 4400 13300
7 4800 17700
8 5300 22500
9 5700 27800
10 6300 33500
11 6900 39800
12 7500 46700
13 8100 54200
14 8700 62300
15 9300 71000
16 9900 80300
17 10700 90200
18 11400 100900
19 12200 112300
20 12900 124500
21 13800 137400
22 14700 151200
23 15600 165900
24 16500 181500
25 17700 198000
26 18900 215700
27 20100 234600
28 21300 254700
29 22500 276000
30 0 298500
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