How to level faster in Phasmophobia

How to level up faster in Phasmophobia

The perfect route for leveling quickly

In order to unlock all the maps and equipment in Phasmophobia you’ll have to level up. The final piece of equipment you can unlock is the Tier 3 Crucifix at Level 90, but even afterward you can continue leveling all the way up to Level 999. Leveling can be a real slog though, so we’ve figured out how to level up faster in Phasmophobia so you can quickly climb in levels.

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Always complete your Weekly Tasks

The fastest way to level up in Phasmophobia is by completing your Weekly Tasks. The Daily Tasks are worth doing each day as well, but if you look at the payout for Weekly Tasks you get a lot more in comparison. They of course reset every 7 days, but you want to make sure you complete each of them before they reset.

The great thing about completing Weekly Tasks is you’re not only getting a lot of experience to level fast but a lot of money so you can keep purchasing the new equipment you unlock by leveling faster. The tasks are typically things you should be doing anyway, but just require you to do something specific like complete the task on a certain map or interact with a ghost a certain way.

Switch to Professional Difficulty

In Phasmophobia, there are five total preset difficulties: Amateur, Intermediate, Professional, Nightmare, and Insanity. The middle difficulty, Professional, is essentially the sweet spot between getting increased experience and not having an incredibly ramped-up challenge. You actually get 3 times the rewards for playing on Professional over Amateur.

You need to first hit Level 20 to unlock Professional difficulty or play with a friend who is Level 20 or higher so they can choose Professional for the difficulty level. Honestly, there’s not too much of an actual difference between Professional and Intermediate or even Amateur. As long as you fundamentally understand how you should be playing Phasmophobia, you should have no problem with Professional.

Here are the parameters for Professional difficulty:

  • The ghost’s room can rarely change
  • No setup time
  • Short hunt grace period
  • Long hunt duration
  • Sanity pills restore a little sanity
  • Fuse box starts off
  • Much fewer hiding places

The biggest difference with Professional difficulty is that you have to flip on the Fuse box when starting and that you will sometimes notice the ghost moves into a different room.

Phasmophobia Tanglewood Drive level route
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Play on small maps like Willow Street or Tanglewood Drive

To level up faster in Phasmophobia, outside of completing your tasks it’s all about quickly gaining evidence and correctly guessing the ghost. You have a massive -50% penalty for guessing the wrong ghost, so you to make sure you are guessing the right ghost. Both Willow Street and Tanglewood Drive are small and let you quickly loop through the map to find the evidence you need and hopefully get an answer.

This should typically be your route when you’re trying to prioritize leveling up faster in Phasmophobia on Professional difficulty on a smaller map:

  1. Equip yourself with a Firelight, Igniter, and Thermometer.
  2. Enter the house and light your Firelight then beeling towards the fuse box, flipping on light switches along the way.
  3. Flip the fuse box breaker on and switch to your thermometer and go room-by-room. As soon as you see the mercury level on the thermometer decrease at all, you’ve found the ghost room. You do not need to wait until the thermometer drops to freezing.
  4. Drop all of your items and head back to the Van for your evidence equipment. Grab the Writing Book, D.O.T.S. Projector, and Video camera.
  5. Set all three of your new equipment up properly in the ghost room and then go back to the Van. Monitor them on the computer to see if you see Ghost Orbs or anything on the D.O.T.S.
  6. If the Activity Level reaches 5 or higher you should see something on the existing equipment if it’s going to happen at all. If not, it’s time to get different types of evidence.
  7. Grab the Spirit Box, Ultraviolet Light, and Salt. Head back into the ghost room and check the Writing Book for anything as well as the temperature on the Thermometer. Both should have been done by now if they are the evidence.
  8. Lay down the Salt and try using the Spirit Box. After confirming or denying those as evidence, switch to the UV light and check for footprints or handprints in the area.
  9. If you’re still missing an evidence, go back to the Van and take some Sanity Pills if needed, then grab a couple Crucifixes and the EMF.
  10. Head back to the ghost room and put the crucifixes down protecting two opposite sides of you, and use the EMF.
  11. You should definitely have enough evidence by now to confirm the ghost identity.
  12. Rinse and repeat as quickly as possible.


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