Before we dive into the main guide, note that Character Leveling is meant to be slow in The Witcher 3. Moreover, some of you may find that following methods are common knowledge, but that’s how things work in the game.
The Witcher 3 Level Up Fast
Now before we start, the current Level Cap is at Level 70 which is expected to increased to Level 100 in future.
Everything from completing Main Quests, Secondary Quests, participating in Gwent and Fistfights to destroying Bandit Camps and Monster Dens provides you with XP which consequently level up Geralt.
After slaying a monster as in during Witcher Contracts, you can cut off a monster’s head and use it as a Monster Trophy. These trophies provide you with several in-game bonuses including a continuous flow of Bonus XP (provided by Noonwraith Trophy).
To acquire the Noonwraith Trophy early in the game, you need to accept Witcher Contract called Devil by the Well in White Orchard.
After you kill the monster, use its head as a trophy – for more information check our The Witcher 3 Contracts.
Gwent is a Card Game in The Witcher III which, I personally believe, has all the ingredients to become a standalone game in its own right. You’re introduced to Gwent in White Orchard during the early game.
Once you’ve familiarized yourself with the basics, you’ll be able to read up Noticeboards across the in-game world to find new Gwent players and play with them to acquire small amount of XP to level up Geralt.
For more help on how to play Gwent, check out our How to Play Gwent.
Complete Secondary Quests, Witcher Contracts, and Hidden Treasures
Aside from Primary Quests, there is a ton of optional content in the game such as Witcher Contracts, Secondary Quests, and Hidden Treasures.
I highly recommend completing all of these quests because these will not only help you level up Geralt, but will also serve as a mean to know about the Northern Realm and the people in it. You can read up more about Witcher Contracts in our Witcher Contracts Guide.
Destroying Bandit Camps, Monster Nests, and Using Places of Power
After arriving in White Orchard for the first time, you’ll notice several Question Marks on your World Map. It’s recommended to travel to these places and taking out some time from the Primary Quests in destroying these Bandit Camps and Monster Nests.
Doing this will not only allow you to gain some bonus XP, but also some valuable and rare loot. Lastly, always make sure to discover all Places of Power before leaving an area as it will allow you to boost your Witcher Signs for a short while and acquire Character Ability Points.
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