It’s separate progression
Oh... That's terrible news. Well if you listening devs, I'd recommend amending that system, most season passes let you unlock and purchase them retroactively.
As it stands I'm not inclined to purchase it this season because of how far in it is and I'd need to grind out another 100k XP for the season pass alone. Was really hoping it worked the other way, was going to purchase if so.
Under shop air pass you can purchase levels with DF points. Plus the 101k needed to complete air pass doesn’t take long it’s actually faster then the regular 70 levels exp imo. Still not a waste of money if you enjoy the game as much as I.
I think your perspective might be quite different then most other players though. Your currently #1 on PS4 at lvl 54 which takes about 154k XP to get to, something like 500+ games played? (They changed how the stats show).
I'm pretty high up there at #8 but even then I only have about 160+ games played at 56k XP and over a month played.
I don't think their current XP progression system is balanced for anyone honestly. Even you are barely a fraction of the way to the standard lvl 70, and just slightly over the requirement for the air pass max.
It's just not realistic for me to get it now and have any hope of finishing it on time before the season ends.
I don’t know if you know this but under the air pass tab you can spend the in game DF coin to level up. It cost 10k per level but that’s how I’ve been leveling most of my regular levels.
Yeah, I've done it twice so far but I just don't have enough DF coin to buy that many levels. Appreciate the heads up though.