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Killing monsters and fulfilling certain tasks will grant players experience (also known as exp, xp, or experience points), which they accumulate to increase skill levels. Training skills generically is the typical way to gain experience, however quests often reward some. To reach level 99 in a skill, the player needs to reach 13,034,431 XP. Half of that amount is nearly enough for level 92, and a quarter of it barely reaches level 85. To reach level 99 in all 18 skills, the player will have accumulated 234,619,758 exp.

## Hits

The Hits skill is a special case, since all accounts start with level 10 and 1,000 experience (after character classes were removed). This isn't enough for level 10 in other skills, however. When RuneScape 2 was released, accounts that had not reached 1154 Hits XP for true level 10 had their Hitpoints level in RS2 set to the correct value for 1000 XP — level 9.

## Maximum experience in a single skill

Unlike RS2, RuneScape Classic does not have an experience cap at 200 million. Instead, it is not possible to exceed 536,870,911 ($\frac{2^{31} - 1}{4}$) experience in a single skill because of data type limits.

Passing the maximum XP results in an integer overflow, and the displayed value will wrap around to a very large negative number. It is possible to continue gaining experience afterwards. Going from negative experience to positive does not cause the level to reset to level 1. Only one person is currently known to have negative experience (in Thieving).

The reason for the limit being a quarter of the usual maximum for 32-bit singed integers (2,147,483,647) is precision. The number is divided by four before being displayed in order to allow for a limit set of possible experience values below 0 (0.25, 0.5, and 0.75). For example, killing a chicken gives 6.5 Hits XP, but the number beyond the decimal point is not displayed on screen.

## Experience table

The following table shows the relationship between skill level, the experience required for that level, and the difference in experience from the previous level:

Level Exp Exp Diff Level Exp Exp Diff Level Exp Exp Diff Level Exp Exp Diff
1 0 0 26 8,740 898 51 111,945 10,612 76 1,336,443 126,022
2 83 83 27 9,730 990 52 123,660 11,715 77 1,475,581 139,138
3 174 91 28 10,824 1,094 53 136,594 12,934 78 1,629,200 153,619
4 276 102 29 12,031 1,207 54 150,872 14,278 79 1,798,808 169,608
5 388 112 30 13,363 1,332 55 166,636 15,764 80 1,986,068 187,260
6 512 124 31 14,833 1,470 56 184,040 17,404 81 2,192,818 206,750
7 650 138 32 16,456 1,623 57 203,254 19,214 82 2,421,087 228,269
8 801 151 33 18,247 1,791 58 224,466 21,212 83 2,673,114 252,027
9 969 168 34 20,224 1,977 59 247,886 23,420 84 2,951,373 278,259
10 1,154 185 35 22,406 2,182 60 273,742 25,856 85 3,258,594 307,221
11 1,358 204 36 24,815 2,409 61 302,288 28,546 86 3,597,792 339,198
12 1,584 226 37 27,473 2,658 62 333,804 31,516 87 3,972,294 374,502
13 1,833 249 38 30,408 2,935 63 368,599 34,795 88 4,385,776 413,482
14 2,107 274 39 33,648 3,240 64 407,015 38,416 89 4,842,295 456,519
15 2,411 304 40 37,224 3,576 65 449,428 42,413 90 5,346,332 504,037
16 2,746 335 41 41,171 3,947 66 496,254 46,826 91 5,902,831 556,499
17 3,115 369 42 45,529 4,358 67 547,953 51,699 92 6,517,253 614,422
18 3,523 408 43 50,339 4,810 68 605,032 57,079 93 7,195,629 678,376
19 3,973 450 44 55,649 5,310 69 668,051 63,019 94 7,944,614 748,985
20 4,470 497 45 61,512 5,863 70 737,627 69,576 95 8,771,558 826,944
21 5,018 548 46 67,983 6,471 71 814,445 76,818 96 9,684,577 913,019
22 5,624 606 47 75,127 7,144 72 899,257 84,812 97 10,692,629 1,008,052
23 6,291 667 48 83,014 7,887 73 992,895 93,638 98 11,805,606 1,112,977
24 7,028 737 49 91,721 8,707 74 1,096,278 103,383 99 13,034,431 1,228,825
25 7,842 814 50 101,333 9,612 75 1,210,421 114,143 Level 99 is the max
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