GTA Online Guide: How To Level Up Fast

The key to leveling up fast in GTA Online is to consistently get Reputation Points (RP) by completing different missions and side activities. Since RP factors into the game’s leveling system, earning a lot of them will allow you to quickly rise up the ranks and improve your status in the open-world.

Additionally, the higher your rank, the more missions, abilities, vehicles, and weapons you can access.

Although many features work the same as they do in the single-player campaign, GTA Online’s multiplayer-driven world uses different methods for progressing.

In this guide, we’ll show you how to level up fast in GTA Online and recommend the best activities for earning RP.

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Check Rockstar Newswire

Check Rockstar Newswire

Rockstar’s Newswire is a great way to get updates about GTA Online. The hub provides info on upcoming events such as special missions or playlists that grant double RP for completing. These vary from week to week and usually focus on a specific theme.

Newswire can also be useful for purchasing discounted vehicles and snagging yourself some free in-game items. We recommend you bookmark it and get into the habit of checking Newswire every week to help your chances of leveling up.

Spin The Lucky Wheel

Spin The Lucky Wheel

If you head over to the Diamond Casino and Resort, you’ll find a Lucky Wheel which can be spun once per day for a chance to win a prize. Five of the 20 available rewards will grant you RP, ranging from 2,500 up to 15K. Since you have a 25% chance of getting RP for doing basically nothing, make sure to take advantage and visit the casino every day.

In addition to RP rewards, there’s a one in 20 chance of getting the podium vehicle of the week, a car discount, or a random mystery prize. Lastly, there’s a four in 20 chance of getting clothing, chips, or just cold hard cash. If one spin isn’t enough, you can always try the infamous Lucky Wheel glitch to get unlimited spins.

Complete Daily Objectives

Complete Daily Objectives

If you’re looking to level up fast, completing daily objectives is a reliable method for gaining RP. The tasks are never too complicated or challenging and can usually be knocked out in about an hour or so. Along with RP, checking off your dailies will net you a nice chunk of change.

If you’re consistent enough and complete your objectives every, you’ll become eligible to receive highly-lucrative monthly rewards. It may not be as fast as other methods on this list but can definitely pay off in the long-run.

Complete Weekly Events

Complete Weekly Events

New weekly events are announced every Tuesday by Rockstar. They typically offer some useful rewards, namely double RP, for completing different activities such as certain mission types or playlists. The tasks will vary from week to week but usually follow a set theme

When combined with daily objectives, you can expect to be earning a significant amount of RP each week. The best part is that most weekly events line up with things you would already be doing in GTA Online.

Lose Your Wanted Level

Lose Your Wanted Level

Most of us are already familiar with how wanted levels in Grand Theft Auto work: kill or steal in front of the police, and you’ll draw their attention. The more chaos you cause, the higher your wanted level will go. If you successfully avoid getting killed or arrested and manage to lose your wanted level, the game will reward you with some RP.

The higher your wanted level, the more RP you’ll earn, and the faster you’ll level up. While this can make it tempting to shoot for a five-star rating, at that point, the police are so aggressive that escaping is nearly impossible. However, if you want to cause mayhem like you would in single-player, this is an excellent way to do so while getting some RP.

Participate In Races

Participate In Races

Races are great for making some quick cash as well as leveling up. Even if you don’t end up coming in first, you can get 500 RP for simply finishing a race. Feel free to race using a car you already own or straight up steal one you think is fast enough to compete.

While other activities will reward you a lot more, races are generally much easier to set up and take less time to complete. One of the preferred racing events is The Criminal Record, which can be completed in less than a minute if you set it to a single lap. However, this method is most useful for new players getting started in GTA Online and won’t do much at higher ranks.

Collect Crate Drops

Collect Crate Drops

As you make your way around Los Santos, you’ll occasionally get notifications for nearby cargo drops that you can claim for yourself. The rewards inside of these cargo crates are mostly random, but if you manage to find a Special Crate, you’re looking at 3,000 – 5,000 RP along with rewards like armor, weapons, and cash.

It’s recommended you strap up before attempting to steal crates since each drop is guarded by enemies with powerful weaponry and heavy armor. Once you reach rank 12, you’ll get notifications for crate drops across the entire map.

Join An Organization

Join An Organization

Joining an organization in GTA Online isn’t for everyone. However, if you already have a couple of buddies who play the game, partnering up can be extremely lucrative for earning RP. This is assuming every player contributes and stays productive.

To set up an organization, the player who wants to be the boss will first have to buy an office. Next, the remaining players have to become associates of the organization. Once that’s done, you can start tackling missions together as a group, getting bonus rewards on top of your standard cut.  

Play Adversary Mode

Play Adversary Mode

Adversary mode takes advantage of GTA Online’s multiplayer-design by having two groups of players compete to be the last team standing. While this mode is inherently fun, it can also get you a ton of rep quickly if your team wins. This is because each match is considered an extended mission in GTA Online.

The only downside to playing adversary to level up is that you’ll first need to find a group to run the mode with you. There’s also the possibility of losing, which drastically reduces the amount of RP you’ll get. Lastly, just like any PVP mode, you can easily get destroyed by the enemy team if your squad is outmatched or doesn’t communicate. 

Take On Survival Missions

Take On Survival Missions

If you enjoy going up against waves of enemies and trying to make it to the end, survival missions can be a fun alternative for earning RP. You can take them on solo or with three other players. Each mission sees you defending yourself against ten waves of enemies that become increasingly stronger with each round that passes.

In between waves, players are tasked with finding supplies and preparing for the next round.  As these missions progress, you’ll find yourself earning insanely high amounts of RP for each kill, with some enemies granting hundreds of RP. Survive the last wave, and you’ll be rewarded with 50K in cash.

Complete Special Cargo Missions

Complete Special Cargo Missions

After you’ve started or joined an organization, the next logical step is to continue growing it until you can afford your own warehouse.

This will allow your team to take on special cargo missions where you’ll have to successfully steal a cargo supply and get it back to your warehouse alive.

Once the cargo has safely made it to your warehouse, it can be sold for a hefty profit of both cash and RP. We recommend making sure your team is fully-equipped beforehand with plenty of armor, weapons, and reliable vehicles to get the job done.

Also, try to stay away from more populated servers to avoid having to deal with swarms of players who will try to steal the cargo from you.

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