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 complete a KOM or sprint section, 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 Basic @ 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. 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.