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How to Level Up Fast in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

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I’m sure you’ve all wondered how to level up fast in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, as it does take quite a while to get to level 50. Especially since there are 15 prestige levels, you’re going to want to be able to get there as fast as possible, so that you can be ahead of your friends and competition!

Check out my guide on How to Get Better at Advanced Warfare, if you want more tips and strategies!

Play the Right Game Modes – Hardpoint is the Best

In Advanced Warfare, Hardpoint is without a doubt the most rewarding game mode in terms of gaining XP. You get 50 XP for a standard kill, 120 XP for an attacking or defending kill and 150 XP for capturing a Hardpoint for the first time.

Considering that nearly everyone in the game is going to be swarming around the Hardpoint, kills are going to be waiting for you as soon as you spawn.

Back in Call of Duty: Ghosts, Search and Rescue was probably the best game mode for getting XP, as you got 500 XP for any kills, plants, or defuses. However, in Advanced Warfare, you only get 100 XP for a kill and 125 XP for a plant or defuse, making Search and Rescue extremely hard to level up in.

If Hardpoint really isn’t your cup of tea, the likes of Domination and Momentum will also serve you pretty well, but make sure to avoid Search and Rescue and Search and Destroy if you want to prestige in the next decade.

TmarTn summarizes it pretty nicely in this video:

Exchange Your Unwanted Weapons and Gear For XP

Since you unlock variants of weapons and gear in Advanced Warfare, you’re gonna get a lot of junk piling up in your armory.

When you’re just getting junk from supply drops, you shouldn’t be so annoyed! In Advanced Warfare, you can sell your unwanted gear that you have earned from supply drops for a decent sum of XP!

I believe that you get 500 XP for discarding something enlisted, 1000 XP for something professional and 2000 XP for something elite. All of that XP can really rack up and you will often find yourself leveling up as a result!

Complete Challenges and Operations how to level up fast in Advanced Warfare

One of the best ways to get XP in Advanced Warfare, which has been a great method throughout nearly every Call of Duty, is to complete challenges and operations!

Most people underestimate how much XP completing challenges and operations can give you! Just take a look at the image to the right and see how many categories of operations there are!

Before every couple of games, look at a couple of challenges that you could quite easily complete and you’ll start leveling up much faster!

Try to use a variety of weapons and killstreaks, so that you can complete all of the easy challenges for them. Don’t underestimate the power of challenges!

Farming Supply Drops – Abuse the System!

It has been discovered that if you join a game and die before getting a kill, it is likely that you will get a supply drop! It’s not currently known whether if this is a glitch in the system or whether it is just how the supply drop algorithm works.

The developers have previously said you should get a supply drop roughly every 45 minutes of gameplay, but this isn’t the case if you use this sneaky method!

You won’t get a supply drop every time you die before getting a kill when you join a match, but you will get one pretty often! If you are looking to get supply drops as fast as possible, this is the way to do it!

This will help you get a lot of XP, as you’re bound to get gear from the supply drops that you’re not going to want.

After-all, this isn’t cheating, its just exploiting a corrupt system within the game! 😉

Here’s another of Tmar’s videos that explains this method. Sorry about the overdose on Tmar for those of you that don’t like him, haha, but I think he covers this very well!

Double XP Codes From Mountain Dew and Doritos!

Although this isn’t a way you can earn additional XP within Advanced Warfare, it’s definitely a point worth mentioning if you’re a fan of the Call of Duty diet!

You can sometimes find double XP codes on the bottles of mountain dew or the packets of Doritos, so make sure to take advantage of them. If you want to combine a snack with some Advanced Warfare, here are your best options!

For a more in-depth guide on how to get better at Advanced Warfare, Click Here!


Here are the best ways for how to level up fast in Advanced Warfare, in summary:

  • Play Hardpoint and play to the objective!
  • Sell unwanted weapons and gear for XP
  • Complete challenges and operations
  • Farm supply drops
  • Get double XP codes from Mountain Dew and Doritos

–>Click Here to Check Out my Guide on How to Get Better at Advanced Warfare<–

As always, feel free to leave a comment down below and I will be more than happy to help you!


  1. Hey, I was just looking for how best to level up quickly, and this was exactly what I was looking for. I didn’t realize you could get double XP codes from Mountain Dew and Doritos. Thanks for the great tips!

    • I’m glad I could help! Prior to doing my research, I was also unaware about the double XP codes – pretty cool, eh? Look forwards to hearing from you again!

  2. Nice site full of great information, I really enjoy the information.

  3. Wow great information on here. That supply drop tip was the best lol. You were so on point when you said “After-all, this isn’t cheating, its just exploiting a corrupt system within the game!” Just like real life.

    • Haha, well it has to be said one way or another!

  4. I’ve never been great at Call of Duty… But I was getting there! These tips will come in handy when I start up again, which is bound to happen in the near future. Any tips and tricks for a higher K/D ration? Thanks for the insight! Hope to see you in-game.

    • Good to hear that you may be getting back into! Very good question about the K/D ratio, I may have to write another guide on it… However most of the stuff that I would recommend doing is in my ‘how to get better at advanced warfare‘ guide, so be sure to check that out. Great to hear from you Matthew!

  5. Hmm. Good Tips! 😀

    • Cheers, Jack. If you want even more tips, feel free to check out my previous guide 🙂 I think you’ll find it handy!

  6. I hven’t played video games in a while. I have not played this one but I have sone of the older ones such as black ops and COD 4 in a press somewhere. After seeing this I really want to get this one. Cheers.

    • Yeah, they’re both decent games. Nothing like a bit old school cod! Let me know if you end up getting Advanced Warfare 🙂

  7. So, does this stuff still work or? The mountain dew thing, is that still available to buy or no?

    • Yes, these strategies do still work! As far as I am aware, the algorithm for obtaining supply drops is still the same, so the method I mentioned will still work. However, I am not sure if there are still promotions with Mountain Dew and Doritos going on; I suspect that promotion period will have ended by now. It should say on the actual product if it provides an Advanced Warfare XP code!


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