God of War has a levelling system that allows you to increase the proficiency of protagonist Kratos, however this works a little differently to in other games. While you will earn XP (or experience points), this is only used for levelling up your abilities and unlocking skills. Instead, the type of gear you have equipped determines your level.    

How Do You Level Up in God of War?

Equipping more powerful gear, enchantments, and talismans will increase your level in God of War. This is somewhat similar to games like Destiny, where it’s your equipment that determines your Light Level. The game allows you to compare different types of gear, and if there’s a green arrow next to your level, you can be sure that it’s raising your overall level. Always be sure to swap out your enchantments for better ones, and upgrade your gear at shops when you have the right materials.

For more information on how to earn XP in God of War and how to earn Hacksilver in God of War, click through the respective links.