Having a hard time reaching level 50 in WildStar? It's more than likely because you're taking the wrong approach to leveling. Some things in the game, such as tasks, crafting, and challenges will actually slow down your ability to level up quickly. Below I've outlined some of the better methods to level up your character fast.
Ways to Level
If you want to earn tons of experience and fly through levels you're going to want to focus on doing a few things. These include:
World Story Quests
Zone Story Quests
Just doing these 3 things will give you loads of XP. When you get to a zone just complete all the quests and events in the area and then move on to a new zone that is closer to your current level. You'll want to keep repeating this process and keep progressing into new, higher level zones to maximize the amount of experience you gain each time so you'll always be hitting new levels.
If at any time you wind up being a higher level than the zone, even if you haven't finished the quests or events there, move on to a new one. Once you're above the zone level you won't gain as much from completing anything in it which makes it pointless to do unless you really just want to clear the zone for the fun of it.
Below I've provided a progression list for each faction to help you do this fast.
WildStar Dominion Leveling Guide
If you're playing in the Dominion faction you'll want to progress through these zones in this order to make sure you get tons of XP, level up fast
, and get to 50 as quickly as possible:
Levian Bay / Crimson Isle > Ellevar > Auroria > Whitevale > Farside > Wilderrun > Malgrave > Western Grimvault / Southern Grimvault
Completing the story quests and events in these areas will help you gain quite a bit of experience and by the time you finish up the Grimvault area you should be at level 50 or very, very close to it.
WildStar Exile Leveling Guide
If you chose to side with the Exile faction then the zones you'll be going through will obviously be a little different than those for the Dominion. To maximize your leveling efforts you'll want to follow this progression:
Norther Wilds / Everstar Grove > Celestion or Algoroc > Galeras > Whitevale > Farside > Wilderrun > Malgrave > Wester and Southern Grimvault
Because you're with the Exile the first few zones will be different as you start in different areas but once you complete Galeras it's wise to follow the exact same zone path as the Dominion as these areas will have plenty of new quests and events for you to complete.
Other Helpful Tips
Another thing you should to if you want to level up fast in WildStar
is to get a house as soon as you're able to. The reason is because once you have a house you can get access to a rest exp bonus. This means that even when you're logged out you can still be earning experience for your character. You just have to make sure that you go into rest and logout while your character is in your house to activate this.
Another good thing to do is grab a leveling addon like Zygor's or Beastly's. These addons help by adding markers and guides in the game itself to direct you where to go and what to do to earn experience quickly.