Dev level represents the amount of development of an area in Xenoblade Chronicles 2. The higher it is, the better. High dev level means better shops, with more stock and lower prices. In order to increase it, you’ll have to devote some time and spend some cash. It’s not easy, but it’s worth it. This guide will show you how to increase dev level in Xenoblade Chronicles 2.
How to increase dev level in Xenoblade Chronicles 2
The fastest way to raise the dev level of an area is to splurge. If you’ve got money to burn, go around town and buy stuff. The more you spend, the more they’ll have to invest back into the city’s infrastructure. Dev level is especially important if you want to collect deeds, since many shops won’t offer their full stock from the get go – you’ll need to raise the development level before you can purchase what you need and get the deed.
If you’re strapped for cash, you can do it the hard way. First of all, make sure you speak to every single character with a star in the corner of their speech bubble. Just by exchanging words with them, you’ll increase the dev level a little. Make sure you revisit the area after progressing the story – more stars will appear on more characters as you push forward.
Finally, you should help the natives any way you can. Don’t avoid side quests – whenever they ask you to do something for them, you should accept. Not only will you be rewarded, but you’ll slowly raise the dev level of that particular territory. It’s a long-term investment – you won’t be able to increase it overnight. Keep coming back, checking for side quests and stars in speech bubbles. And make sure you spend a bit every now and then.