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Dead Rising 3 Leveling Guide – Level 50 With Everything Maxed!


Leveling up is pretty much the core of surviving in Dead Rising 3.

Throughout the game, players are required to control Nick Ramos to slay hordes of undead zombies, rescuing survivors, dealing with psychopaths, and other various goals to ensure your survival.

For more help on Dead Rising 3, read our Combo Weapons and Combo Vehicles Guide.

Dead Rising 3 Leveling

Completing these tasks rewards players in many different ways. Players not only get health boosters, keys, or new weapons but also earn tons of Prestige Points (PP).

The PP can be considered as Experience Points and help your character level up. Each time you level up your character, you gain Attribute Points (AP). The amount of AP earned depends upon the level on which your character has upgraded:

  • Level 1 – 10 = 1 Attribute Point
  • Level 11 – 20 = 2 Attribute Points
  • Level 20+ = 3 Attribute Points

These AP come in very handy as they allow your character to learn new skills, craft more weapons, upgrade health, etc.

Attributes

Now that you have learned all about PP and AP and how these things work, let us get to different upgradeable attributes of your character. AP can be spent on seven distinctive attributes’ categories. These seven categories are further divided into different levels and require more AP with increasing tier.

Key: Level – AP Cost – Effect

Agility

  • Level 1 – 1 AP – Sprint for longer durations of time
  • Level 2 – 1 AP – Take no falling damage
  • Level 3 – 2 AP – Increased sprint duration and recharge timer
  • Level 4 – 3 AP – Reduced dodge and knockdown time
  • Level 5 – 3 AP – Sprint maneuverability enhanced
  • Level 6 – 4 AP – Zombie crowd swimming
  • Level 7 – 4 AP – MAX sprint

Life

  • Level 1 – 01 AP – 1 additional Life Block
  • Level 2 – 1 AP – 1 additional Life Block
  • Level 3 – 2 AP – 1 additional Life Block
  • Level 4 – 3 AP – 1 additional Life Block
  • Level 5 – 3 AP – 1 additional Life Block
  • Level 6 – 4 AP – 1 additional Life Block
  • Level 7 – 4 AP – 2 additional Life Blocks

Inventory

  • Level 1 – 2 AP – 1 additional Inventory Block
  • Level 2 – 3 AP – 1 additional Inventory Block
  • Level 3 – 4 AP – 1 additional Inventory Block
  • Level 4 – 5 AP – 1 additional Inventory Block
  • Level 5 – 5 AP – Mobile Locker Blueprint

Mechanic Skills

  • Level 1 – 1 AP – Enhanced crafting speed
  • Level 2 – 2 AP – Increased vehicular push
  • Level 3 – 3 AP – Increased posse size
  • Level 4 – 4 AP – Increased damage from vehicles
  • Level 5 – 4 AP – Enhanced crafting speed
  • Level 6 – 4 AP – Perdurable vehicles

Melee Combat

  • Level 1 – 1 AP – Learn new skill + Increased weapon durability
  • Level 2 – 1 AP – Learn new skill + Increased melee damage
  • Level 3 – 4 AP – Learn new skill + Increased weapon durability
  • Level 4 – 4 AP – Learn new skill + Take less damage from melee attacks
  • Level 5 – 4 AP – Learn new skill + Enemies will not be able to grab your character
  • Level 6 – 4 AP – MAX weapon durability weapon damage

Smarts

  • Level 1 – 1 AP – Increased PP farming + Increased collectible detection radius
  • Level 2 – 1 AP – Bear Hat and Buffet Cart Blueprints
  • Level 3 – 2 AP – Increased Posse Size
  • Level 4 – 3 AP – Increased PP farming + Reduces the amount of kills required to enable Skill Moves
  • Level 5 – 3 AP – Increased effects from Books
  • Level 6 – 4 AP – Increased PP farming + Increased kill streaks time
  • Level 7 – 4 AP – Gain all books simultaneously

Weapons

  • Level 1 – 2 AP – Increased weapon ammo
  • Level 2 – 3 AP – Take less damage from bullets and explosives
  • Level 3 – 4 AP – Increased weapon damage
  • Level 4 – 5 AP – Increased damage against armored enemies
  • Level 5 – 5 AP – MAX weapon damage and ammo

Skill Moves

Like I have mentioned before, Skill Moves can be used in an unarmed combat. As for unlocking these specialized moves; that could be done by a number of ways. Some of the Skill Moves are unlocked as you progress through the game while some are unlocked by upgrading melee combat.

Here are some Skill Moves available at the beginning of the game:

  • Body Slam – This powerful attack kills enemies in a second
  • Jump Kick – Pretty simple! You can kick an enemy while in the air
  • Curb Stomp – It allows you to stomp over fallen zombies
  • Sprint – Allows you to run for longer durations
  • Dodge Roll – Do dodge roll to evade enemy attacks

How to Reach Level 50

One of the most significant things to consider while you are trying to level up your character to MAX is to get insane combo multipliers. Once your character has a Super Combo Weapon at his disposal, use Books and Skill Moves to increase its durability.

Increased durability makes for executing large combos which in turn makes for more PP.

Also do not forget about Special Execution Moves which can be found in Player’s Menu while playing the game. These executions grant you with boosted score for each kill and can be executed by B+Y.

To know more about Super Combo Weapons, read our Super Combo Weapons guide.

How To Level Up Fast
If you are looking for tips to easily level up in Dead Rising 3, you should read our Level Up Fast Guide.

Found anything missing or confusing? Do let us know in the comments below!