In the blog explains that an upcoming update will overhaul the game’s XP system. Among other things, according to Square Enix and developer Crystal Dynamics, skill points are awarded too early, which would overwhelm players and cause problems with the game’s pace.
“The current XP curve isn’t actually a curve at all. In most RPGs, the amount of XP needed to level up increases in a curve, but ours is a straight line.”
Therefore it will take longer to level up from the upcoming update. Up to level 25 the system is linear, after which more and more XP is required per level towards level 50. This only concerns a character’s level, not the power level.
Square Enix recommends training characters before March 18, if players’ speed up their process. ”
The PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X and S versions of the game will also be released on March 18.