How to increase the challenge level on expeditions

Expeditions in the Outrider use the Challenge level System to determine the level of difficulty and the rewards available, and it works similarly to the World Tier system in the regular game. Unlike World Tiers, you don’t fill any kind of “Exp” bar to reach challenge levels. You have to overcome the various expeditions in Outriders in ever higher levels of challenge to unlock new ones.

Unlock a new Expedition Challenge level in Outriders by completing the previous level.

In Outriders, if you want to climb the Expedition Challenge tier ladder, you will have to take harder levels to unlock the next row. For example, you need to complete Challenge Level 7 to unlock 8. The first four levels of challenge allow you to increase your level of challenge in the previous two levels, but after level 4 you will need to clear the previous level in order to unlock the next one. That said, there’s a catch: you’ll have to hit the clock if you want to increase your Challenge Level.

Whenever you select an expedition from the Expedition table in Outriders, you will be prompted to select the level of challenge you would like to undertake. Challenge levels that offer a rank are shown with a triangle symbol. If you switch to this challenge level, you’ll see what time thresholds an increase in challenge level offers, along with the usual rewards for clearing it.

These increases aren’t additive – IE hitting all three times doesn’t equal three ranks – so it increases your Challenge Level by one regardless of when you delete it (unless otherwise noted). The requirements get stricter as you level up, but increasing the quality of the loot should help you overcome the challenge. Playing cooperatively can also keep the times required and increase your level of challenge, provided the matchmaking works for you.

Before you go, I want to show that Challenge Tier and World Tier are separate from each other. They’ll surely help support each other if you want to switch between repetitive campaign content and expeditions for loot. However, if you increase your challenge level, the world level will not increase and vice versa. If you want to improve your world level, you have to do it through campaign content.

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