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By Gabriele Asaro
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Why Am I Getting Reduced XP in CS2? Understanding the Weekly XP System

CS2 players often wonder why they're getting reduced XP after playing for a while. The reason is simple: CS2 has a weekly XP system that limits how much XP you can earn at full rates.

Here's how it works:

  1. Each week, you earn your first 4,500 XP at 4x the normal rate.
  2. The next 3,000 XP is earned at 2x the normal rate.
  3. Then, you earn 3,700 XP at the standard rate.
  4. After that, you'll get reduced XP (0.175x) for the rest of the week.

In total, you can earn about 11,200 XP at normal or boosted rates each week, which is roughly two level-ups. Once you hit this limit, you'll start getting reduced XP.

Why does CS2 do this? It's to keep things fair and balanced. It prevents players from grinding too much XP too quickly, which was especially important when reaching Prime status was level-based.

Remember, the XP reduction resets weekly, so you'll be back to earning full XP when the new week starts. While XP might not be important for experienced players, it matters for new players trying to reach level 10 for Premier mode access.

Keep in mind that XP only applies to premium accounts, not free-to-play users.

Gabriele AsaroAbout the author

Gabriele Asaro
Gabriele Asaro

I'm the Head of Research at Clash.gg. With over 7 years of experience in the Counter-Strike niche, I have developed extensive knowledge of the game, its strategies, and the competitive scene. My insights are based on years of in-depth analysis and close involvement with the Counter-Strike community.