I was looking for strategies to quickly level up in Killing Floor 2 and I ended up on this old question about KF1.

In KF2 we now have also "Endless mode", that is basically a chain of progressively harder short matches (4 waves + boss).

This would make me believe that if one can consistently get to a certain wave, then they would get more XPs than playing an equivalent amount of waves with short survival matches. Unfortunately this is complicated by the presence of random modifiers in the waves of Endless mode: e.g., even at wave 30+, if the "only cysts" modifier appears, the player will gain far fewer XPs than otherwise.

So, my question, is there data on whether it makes more sense to try Endless mode to get XPs faster? Or is chaining short survival matches still the superior strategy no matter what?

I realize that there could be a cut-off somewhere (i.e. "Endless is worth it only above X waves"), so I would be satisfied if there is even an estimate of how big "X" is.

  • I personally do not have the time to go on various playthrough at the moment, but this is an interestig thing to test! One should play X hours on Endless and the same on Survival and see what's the best Xp they got, but we should know some data before : what level are you, what length do you mostly play on Survival and, more importantly, on which difficulty ? Also, what is your win rate on Survival and mean max wave in Endless? In fact, since it depends on your own performances, why not test it yourself? :) In a few weeks, I may do it for myself though, I'll share with you if still needed. – Keelhaul Sep 13 '18 at 14:21
  • @Keelhaul level can be factored out by remaining offline during tests (you always start at 0 in that way), and sincerely I was hoping someone with more time would have done it already :P As for Survival length, as mentioned, the previous Q&A here says that short is more effective. Mean max wave in endless is the answer to the question :P – Federico Sep 13 '18 at 14:33

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