Dying Light Tricks & Tips: How to Quickly Level Up Survivor

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Dying Light has an alternative level-up system divided in three main attributes – survivor, agility and power. However, leveling survival is probably the most challenging of the three. In this guide, you can learn how to master the art of subsistence, prevail and survival.

DL S21. Complete Main and Side Quests

The best way to gain survivor points is certainly by completing all sort of quests. Even though story quests give higher amount of experience, side quests can be quite generous too. So, don’t leave them out if you want your survivor tree to flourish.

2. Avoid Dying

Dying is that thing that no one wishes or wants in a game. In Dying Light however, dying costs survivor points. So, if you really want to level up this tree, make yourself a favor and don’t play risky. Else, you might end up dead and degrade your favorite tree. Note that the survivor points loss depends on how you die. For example if you die due to environmental reasons, you lose less experience.

3. Engage and Survive at Night

Challenging yourself can be quite rewarding. What about, engaging zombies during the night? Lure lots of them, fight, run, do whatever you want, as long as you survive. If you make it through the night, you’ll receive a certain amount of survivor points when the morning comes. It all depends on the amount of action endured during the night.

4. Secure Safe Zones

All the red house icons in your map are possible safe houses. Securing these spots will unlock the area and grant you free survivor points. Afterwards, you’ll be able to use them as safe houses and later on, traders and other NPCs might come along to make things more realistic.

DL S15. Random Encounters

While you roam around, you’ll find blue marks in your map. Most of them are side quests called “Random Encounters”, where the objective is to save survivors or hostages. Successfully saving the victims will award you survivor points and quite a few loot from the kills.

6. Retrieve Air Drops

During your journey you’ll see several crates falling off the skies. As soon as it happens, a blue mark will appear in your map and red smoke will come out of its location. If you’re fast enough, you’ll be able to retrieve the goods, which grants survivor points when retrieved back at the Tower. If you take too long however, other survivors will claim the loot.

Learn more about Dying Light’s leveling system. Discover how to level-up your agility tree here and your power tree here.

Dying Light Tricks & Tips: How to Quickly Level Up Power

Dying Light

Dying Light has an alternative level-up system divided in three main attributes – survivor, agility and power. In this guide, you can learn how to master the art of strength, might and power.

DL P31. Zombie Extermination

Whenever you see a zombie, do not hesitate, take it down. In order to obtain experience, you need to train your combat skills. It’s a correlation, in which kills equals to power proficiency. Therefore, you must kill endlessly and without restriction.

2. Use Your Body as a Weapon

Killing in Dying Light is easy, getting weapons however, is a whole other story. Finding, buying and even repairing weapons might become a difficult task due to the shortage of supplies. The solution is in your character, use his muscle as a free weapon and take down as many zombies as you want. You can level up agility skills to help leveling the power tree as well.

DL A53. Fight During the Night

Fighting during the night gives double power experience points. It’s true, the dangers are insanely high but the rewards make the risk more than worth it. Surviving the night through combat will also attribute additional power experience. Avoid being too cocky during this period of the day – rewards might be very compensating but death awaits in every corner.

4. Duplicate Your Weapons

If you don’t mind exploiting, then you don’t have to worry about weapon limitations, repairs and so on. You can duplicate your favorite weapons by firstly unlocking the power kill “Melee Throw”, which allows your character to throw any weapon. While you’re throwing your weapon, open your inventory and unequip the weapon you’ve just thrown to drop it on the ground. Close the inventory and two weapons will be displayed in the ground ready for pick-up.

DL P45. Learn New Combat Abilities

Learning new combat abilities is another way to intensify power gain. The more attacks your character performs, the more experience it gets from defeating enemies. Besides, new ways to disable and assassinate your enemies will provide additional experience.

 6. Craft and Use Secondary Weapons

Using ranged and utility weapons also contribute to gain power experience. This type of weaponry is very limited but it can be incredibly handy, specially against larger numbers. for example, throwing knives can be effective against single targets but on the other hand, there are utility weapons, like molotovs, that can kill as many enemies as you wish.

DL P57. Take Advantage of the Environment

If you’re high level already or if you have a lot of resources, you might want to take down many zombies at once. How? Simple. Make use of environmental weapons around you. The trick is to hit the zombies first, if you’re not going to use any resources, that is. Nonetheless, you can use element combos such as, firecrackers and oil pools or molotovs and gas barrels. You can also use fire, water, heights and spiky fences to your advantage. You can check all the ways to kill zombies using environmental elements/objects.

8. Farm Lower Zombies

As you progress, zombies become stronger, smarter and much harder to kill. Do not despair, go to the surroundings of the Tower building and farm all the trash zombies there. Once the zone is clear, quit the game and go back, the population will be reestablished and you’ll be able to kill them again.

Learn more about Dying Light’s leveling system. Discover how to level-up your agility tree here and your survivor tree here.

Dying Light Tricks & Tips: How to Quickly Level Up Agility

Dying Light

Dying Light has an alternative level-up system divided in three main attributes – survivor, agility and power. In this guide, you can learn how to master the art of agility, dexterity and speed.

DL a31. Take Advantage of All Environmental Objects

Instead of taking the main road, killing tons of zombies or going stealth, try to always use environmental objects. By jumping, climbing and landing on objects, your character earns a certain amount of agility experience. The more you practice this path, the more experience you can accumulate. This all means you can level up a progression path simply by moving and staying away from trouble.

2. Exploit the System

If you’re looking for a way to quickly boost your agility tree, then you can simply clear a small area around you. Make sure that area has a few buildings or high objects. Afterwards, all you have to do is climb, jump and land on objects. Proceed with one action per second (approximately) to earn experience. If you keep moving constantly for a few minutes you’ll realize that is actually easy to master this tree.

DL a13. Be an Explorer

Go around. Search everything. Don’t be afraid, after all it’s not so common to find zombies on high places. Being an explorer in this game does really pay off. Besides, you don’t simply earn free agility experience from roaming, you can also find valuable loot that will assure your survival.

4. Choose the Difficult Way

Normally, you should choose the easiest and quickest way to achieve a determined goal. But in this case, your goal is to obtain experience, meaning that the easier path is not the most suitable. If you take alternative paths, you’ll end up moving more, thus earning larger amounts of experience.

DL a665. Escape the Night

If you don’t mind a challenge, then you might want to go through the night. Once the sun goes down, the city changes into a massively battlefield without escape. Besides double agility points, you can also increase your agility gains while successfully escaping a pursuit. for surviving this dark nightmare. The trick here is to never stop or ever look back.

 6. Become a Jumping Maniac

Jumping over literally everything is another great trick to earn agility experience. Jumping while running or jumping in the ground doesn’t grant you anything, but things change, when you try to jump off, for example, from a roof to a balcony or a higher surface. Jumping from the ground to a slightly higher object works as well.

DL a47. Learn Free Running Movements

While building your agility tree, always get the skills that boost your agility moves or give you the knowledge to perform new ones. This way you can execute a larger number of agility actions and increase the performance of all your old moves. As obvious, this leads to a superior experience gain.

Learn more about Dying Light’s leveling system. Discover how to level-up your power tree here and your survivor tree here.