XP, Levels, and Unlocks in Zwift Ride

XP, Levels, and Unlocks in Zwift Ride

There are currently 50 rider levels in Zwift. Everyone begins at level 1, and you move to higher levels by accumulating XP (experience) points.

You can see your current level while riding just below your center console which shows speed, distance, elevation, and ride time. Below those numbers there is a progress bar with your current level on the left.

When you level up you will receive a notice in-game similar to the image above.

Why Level Up?

The higher your level, the higher your Zwift street cred.

Also, most bike frames and wheelsets have level requirements, so if you want a fast or cool setup, you’ll want to level up:

Lastly, some areas in Zwift have level requirements, which means certain routes are level-locked as well:

How Do I Get XP (Points)?

Most of your XP will be received based on distance ridden or workout blocks completed.

Points are added for every km (20 XP) or mile (30 XP) you ride unless you are in workout mode where points are based on interval type, length, and completion accuracy. (See How Zwift Calculates XP for Cycling Workouts for details.)

Sorry, Imperials: you will accumulate XP 7.3% faster if you ride in metric units. (100km=2,000 XP, while the equivalent mileage, 62.13=1864 XP.)

You also get additional XP for the Large or Small Bonus power ups, 10 points when you ride through a banner on a TT bike, and points for some achievements including route achievement badges and the spinner atop Alpe du Zwift.

Where Do I See My XP?

While in game, click “Menu”. Your current XP progress is shown on the main screen.

Cervelo S5: a fast bike in-game and outside. But you have to reach level 25 before you can buy it!

XP for Runners

Runners also receive XP points, but on a different scale and at different intervals. Learn about Zwift Run points, levels, and unlocks >

What About “Drops”?

Drops are Zwift’s virtual currency, used to purchase equipment for your garage. They are completely separate from XP. Learn all about how they work >

Level Unlocks

Here is what you unlock at each level, and the number of accumulated XP points needed to level up.

  1. Zwift Kit
  2. Basic Kit 1 @ 1,000 XP
  3. Black Helmet @ 2,000 XP
  4. Zwift Glasses #1 @ 3,000 XP
  5. Black Shoes @ 4,000 XP
  6. Gloves @ 5,000 XP
  7. Solid Socks @ 7,000 XP
  8. Vintage Kit pack @ 10,000 XP
  9. Camo Jersey pack @ 13,000 XP
  10. Zwift Glasses #2 (Oakleys) @ 16,000 XP
  11. Digital Camo Jersey pack @ 19,000 XP
  12. Basic Kit 2 @ 23,000 XP
  13. Dot Socks @ 28,000 XP
  14. Glove Pack Pattern @ 33,000 XP
  15. Level 15 jersey @ 38,000 XP
  16. Glasses Zwift #1 @ 44,000 XP
  17. Striped Socks @ 50,000 XP
  18. Classy Kits @ 56,000 XP
  19. Glasses Zwift #2 @ 62,000 XP
  20. Level 20 Jersey @ 70,000 XP
  21. Neon Kits @ 78,000 XP
  22. Pattern Socks @ 88,000 XP
  23. Glove Pack Solid @ 94,000 XP
  24. Skater/Bowl Helmet @ 100,000 XP
  25. Level 25 Kit @ 110,000 XP
  26. Zwift Oversize Glasses @ 121,000 XP
  27. S-Works Shoes @ 130,000 XP
  28. Dots Socks @ 140,000 XP
  29. S-Works Helmet @ 150,000 XP
  30. Level 30 Kit @ 170,000 XP
  31. Retro 80s Sunglasses (Oakley Eyeshades) @ 180,000 XP
  32. Newsy (Paperboy) Cap @ 190,000 XP
  33. Fluoro Gloves @ 200,000 XP
  34. Monochrome Kit @ 220,000 XP
  35. Mavic Shoes @ 230,000 XP
  36. Calories To Burn (Food) Socks @ 250,000 XP
  37. Bell Javelin Helmet @ 260,000 XP
  38. Vintage Gloves @ 280,000 XP
  39. Vintage Leather Shoes @ 290,000 XP
  40. Level 40 Kit @ 310,000 XP
  41. Zwift Rockstar Glasses @ 330,000 XP
  42. La Z Claire Kit @340,000 XP
  43. Retro 80s Helmet @ 360,000 XP
  44. Alpine Slopes (Ski) Kits @ 380,000 XP
  45. Giro Synthe Helmet @ 400,000 XP
  46. Prism Kits @ 420,000 XP
  47. Zwift Vintage Riding Goggles @ 440,000 XP
  48. Bont Shoes @ 460,000 XP
  49. Giro Vanquish Helmet @ 480,000 XP
  50. Level 50 Kit @ 500,000 XP

You can see previews of the kits mentioned above on our kits page.

Different bikes and wheelsets do affect your speed in-game. Visit our test lap data to find out the details.

About The Author

Eric Schlange

Eric runs Zwift Insider in his spare time when he isn't on the bike or managing various business interests. He lives in Northern California with his beautiful wife, two kids and dog. Follow on Strava

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Ben Armstrong
Ben Armstrong
1 year ago

Are these XP off? Reason I ask is I have 700,000 XP but am no where near level 50

C Cav
C Cav
1 year ago
Reply to  Ben Armstrong

700,000 is probably your drops amount rather than your XP

Liz Hayes
Liz Hayes (@trikitty)
1 year ago

Hi – – I haven’t gotten anything for level 21 or now, level 22. Have the rewards for levelling up changed?

Josh
Josh
1 year ago

Ben, are you looking at XP or drops? Entirely different and not related.

Dan
Dan
2 days ago
Reply to  Josh

Just hit level 22 and didn’t get the pattern socks or anything else.

Sam C
Sam C (@sam_cates)
1 year ago

Eric can you tell me how to unlock the Zwift headband?!

Tony Richardson
Tony Richardson
11 months ago
Reply to  Sam C

Run….

Jer Walker
Jer Walker (@jerwalker)
11 months ago

I’ve seen a few riders wearing what appear to be blue shoes or shoe covers. Are those the Bont shoes or a special unlock?

Geoff
Geoff
11 months ago

Eric, your posts are great. By way of update, I just completed level 23 and received a pair of “basic” black gloves in my garage. The had a badge indicating that they were new, although I have a suspicion that they were already there. I confirmed with support that a pair of black gloves is it for level 23. You might consider designating this when you next revise your list.

Lambert Valentijn
Lambert Valentijn
10 months ago

I’m just want to know what is the best bike, how can I compare followers and people I follow. Just the simple things

jarrot
jarrot
9 months ago

Hi I don’t find the Mavic Cosmic Ultimate wheel on the garage how many xp should i NNEED ?

Mimmo Riccardi
Mimmo Riccardi
9 months ago
Gideon Ransley
Gideon Ransley
8 months ago

Eric, sorry, I can’t see it here but how many XP points does it take to complete a Zwift Level?

Greg
Greg
8 months ago
Reply to  Gideon Ransley
  1. Zwift Kit
  2. Basic Kit 1 @ 1,000 XP
  3. Black Helmet @ 2,000 XP
  4. Zwift Glasses Basic @ 3,000 XP

As per the listing above, the numbers after the @ show the number of XP points you need to get to that level. For example, you will be on level one until you get 1,000 XP when you will become level 2. The difference between the next level and the level you are on is how many you need to progress.

freddie Weller
freddie Weller
8 months ago

Does anyone know how to unlock that blue cap with confetti on it?
Looks a bit like the bont shoes.

John Farrish
John Farrish
7 months ago

Hi,

Will Zwift be offering double xp for specifics rides anytime soon? Leveling up is a grind:)

Pauline
Pauline
6 months ago

I unlocked dot socks @ 28,000 xp but zwift crashed on me and so I didn’t get them in my garage. I have told support uploading the files but nothing has appeared. Is there a way of getting these socks?

Tlo
Tlo
5 months ago

Hit level 10 today and unlocked the Italy challenge. No Oakleys. Sound about right?

Tlo
Tlo
5 months ago
Reply to  Eric Schlange

Hmm, nope. I’ll contact someone. Thanks!

Carm
Carm
3 months ago

Eric – new(ish) to Zwift, so really use your site; thanks for all the great information. Can you point me to a section that actually says how to get a new frame or wheel set. I am level 21, but when I go in my garage, there are only two wheel sets and two frames to pick from. Where do I go if I want to, for instance, add Zipp 808 wheels to my Allez Sprint?

Carm
Carm
3 months ago
Reply to  Carm

Never mind, I figured it out (I’m a dumbass – it was right in front of me).

terry
terry
2 months ago

hi i want to cycle Alpe d huez on zwift but cant find out how any ideas??

Rene Saarsoo
Rene Saarsoo
2 months ago

Route Badges give XP according to the length of the route. So by completing a route you’ll effectively get 2x the XP for it.

Ben Davies
Ben Davies
21 days ago

i got level 11 in my ride yesterday and unlocked digital camo kit. It’s all logged in my ride details. But in my profile today i am still stuck on level 10 and the kit isn’t available to me. What’s going on?

M.P.
M.P.
17 days ago

Does anybody know what “Neon Kits” are and where to look for them in the garage or in the drop shop (under which equipment category)?? I have unlocked such an item on level 21 but cannot find it. Thanks.

Silke
Silke
12 days ago
Reply to  M.P.

They are clothing so you’ll find them under “Jersey”. Also, whenever you unlock new items, next time you go to your garage, you’ll see that the categories containing the new items will have a small orange button “new”, and all new items in that category will be labeled “new” as well. Congrats on reaching level 21!

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