https://www.duolingo.com/Chak278071

13 XP per lesson?

I've been getting 10 XP per lesson since I started Duo, more than 2 years ago. It's how I kept track of how many lessons I did in a day. Now, suddenly and without explanation, I'm getting 13. Anybody know what's going on?

June 25, 2018

63 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/SammyHunnyBear

I got it today too - it really confused me (although I am not against getting more XP per lesson!)

June 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Jewpsy

I like the number 13 :)

June 26, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/EdouardC2020

The same thing is happening to me. I just realized about it today.

June 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/y.ademas

Duolingo staff? Moderators? Anybody there who might want to tell us about this change or glitch?

June 26, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Chak278071

I'm pretty sure they don't read the comments, or at best they just glance over them.

June 26, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/RachelF12345

I have no idea what's going on, though it's probably new or a bug.

June 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Aperry101

I just got 13 XP for a lesson even though I didn't for the 8 other lessons I did today.

June 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Chak278071

Was there any difference in the difficulty of the lessons? Or which language it was?

June 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Aperry101

I don't really remember any major difference in the difficulty of the lessons. The language was Spanish.

June 26, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/kblanken73

Me too in French

June 27, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Deact1vated_User

I have no idea what's going on, although I know what you're talking about. It's happening to me, too.

June 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Gryphowl

It happened to me as well, I completed a lesson and then it said I gained 13xp, I don't think it was an update because why 13xp, why not 15?

June 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/SammyHunnyBear

15 XP would have made a lot more sense.

June 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Jonty94

that is true

June 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/TinDefacto

Well, I don't know why they'd update it at all, whether to 13 or 15 XP, but apparently they did!

June 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Megan910518

I know on the app they give a combo bonus of up to 5 XP. When I was using the lessons on my computer a few days ago, it only gave me 10. Maybe it is including a combo bonus of some kind now?

June 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Stephen929157

It seems to be giving me 13 xp no matter how well I do.

June 26, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/CJTilzey

Me too, and I hate it. It's so much easier to calculate my progress by tens.

July 2, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Chak278071

I felt the same way, until I realized that you only have to do it once. I do 8 lessons a day, and 8x13=104, so I just keep going until I hit 104.

July 2, 2018

[deactivated user]

    i think now it is only ten

    July 2, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/Chak278071

    Yup, for me too. :-)

    July 2, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/TinDefacto

    This also just started happening to me, midway through the day -- I'm glad it's not just me! To check whether it was only for my account or something, I logged out and did the first lesson for Romanian only to find I got -- 14 XP?! I don't know what kind of sorcery or witchcraft this is, but I hope it stops very, very soon. I made myself stop at 10 lessons (130 XP) to keep a multiple of 10 since I really hate having an XP that doesn't end in 0.

    If this is some sort of update, does anyone know what on earth the point would be of this? I wish there were some more communication from the Duo team.

    June 25, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/-Osiris-

    I've noticed this today too. When completing lessons I get 13 XP, but when I test out of a level, I get a multiple of 10 XP, which seems like a glitch to me.

    June 25, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/Rick91012

    It happened to me, as well...several lesson, 13 XP’s each. Not sure if it’s related, but I did just do a recommended App Store update to my Duo this morning.

    June 25, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/Chak278071

    I don't use the app, I use the website on a laptop, so it's probably not that.

    June 25, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/Jonty94

    same here it is strange

    June 28, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/angus390025

    I received ten points per lesson this morning and did six lessons. Then after a few hours I started again at about 3pm Eastern Time and did a lesson and got only 9 points. Thereafter I got 13 points for all lessons, whether or not I got them all correct the first time.

    Not sure why. I don't think it's a problem, unless you're keen on having a multiple of 10 for easy counting purposes. It is a little harder to divide by 13 in one's head than by 10.

    June 25, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/JoeLearning

    13 is my lucky number so not complaining... yay XP! :)

    June 26, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/Jonty94

    good for you

    June 28, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/Stephen929157

    I'm getting 13 as well. It doesn't seem to be a combo bonus and I've noticed that higher levels of skills are giving higher amounts of experience. Doing exercises at level 2 of 'basics' in my German course gave me 14 xp per completion. Same with 'basics' level 3.

    June 26, 2018

    [deactivated user]

      this doesn't make any sense.....

      June 26, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/geerte13

      I came here to ask about this! 13 XP for all French lessons... so confused! XD

      June 26, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/KaptianKaos8

      Mismo aquí.

      June 26, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/mortisimago

      i only got ten points on my phone. the computer site is more difficult. perhaps they think we deserve more points when we do the more difficult lesson

      June 27, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/nickbii

      I wrote a thread in troubleshooting just in case somebody else knows what is going on.

      June 30, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/Abbey_Marie9

      It could be a streak bonus, whenever I use the app Duolingo I get so many answers right in a row and I get bonus XP for it

      June 25, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/Chak278071

      Maybe, but I got 13 for each lesson, even if I got something wrong.

      June 25, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/Ginasem

      When I do the lesson where I’m having a pretend conversation with someone I always get between 11 and 13.

      June 26, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/Chak278071

      And that's always been the case?

      June 26, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/acknowled

      Perhaps the three XP's above the ten are a result of a bonus, due to the individual meeting the personal goal that he or she set.

      June 26, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/AmandaSteiner

      It may be because of the time it took, or the streak of correct questions.

      June 26, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/icemule1

      No, because it's happening to everyone. My guess is that it's a glitch, or Duolingo admins will soon announce that they've decided to increase the lesson exp.

      June 26, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/Aelise_627

      I hope they announce what they are doing, because I don't really see the point.

      However, some other things are looking a little glitchy on the site. It shows my streak as one less than it actually is in my discussion post, and on one of the days I practiced, it shows that I did less than I actually did.

      June 26, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/JoeLearning

      I've noticed it usually takes overnight for a level-up to be reflected in forum posts.

      June 27, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/icemule1

      The only reason I could see is that only granting 10xp per lesson burns people out and they never max their language out at level 25 and maybe they are hoping getting them there faster will keep people interested.

      June 27, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/jakester116

      i dont know that happens to me too! i used to get ten and now its 13

      June 27, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/Jonty94

      it happens in Russian to it could a bug?

      June 28, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/Jonty94

      nope but it could a bug

      June 28, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/duolingo_power

      +14 (German learning English) +13 (English -> Spanish) +10 (English -> Russian)

      That is it for me with my XP I am receiving lately. Maybe there is a new XP scheme and it has something to to with the current level?

      June 28, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/nickbii

      Doubt it's got anything to do with level. I'm at 22 across the board, and both Swedish and Spanish are doing 13.

      June 30, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/Ahan365008

      It may have to do with streak because this just started happening to me at streak of 20.

      June 29, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/pbgoodguy

      That would make sense however that logic does work uniformly between iphone and desktop app

      June 29, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/nickbii

      No idea, but I just realized the last two computer lessons I did on Spanish were not 10 XP each. The first two today (and all previous lessons I have ever done ever) were 10, and then I did some more and ended up at 46. Either I did two more (I don't count because if you're getting 10 XP a lesson you don't need to count) for 13 each, or I did three and two were the old number and the last was 6.

      June 30, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/nickbii

      Just realized I'm currently doing Swedish, not Spanish. So it is happening in other languages too.

      June 30, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/Aelise_627

      My lessons are back down to 10XP per lesson. 7/3/18

      July 3, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/EsperantoHundo

      Is there any correlation with getting the "key" so you can test out of a level? That way if you plow through every lessons you get 13 * the number of lessons, and if you "key out", you get 10 * the number of lessons.

      August 19, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/Chak278071

      By the time I realized I should be testing out of all the lower levels, it was back down to 10 per lesson, but then they add 'bonus' points on, for no reason that's clear to me.

      August 19, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/nickbii

      They were doing this for like three days about a month ago. It was actually about the time the key launched. Now I can get more then 10 XP per lesson, but only if I use the Android phone where I side-loaded DL 3.60. In that version you can go back to the initial lessons and re-do them, and if you re-do them with very few mistakes you get bonus points.

      But my up-to-date iOS version, and the web version, require me to do crown lessons, or strengthening exercises that draw on words from all Spanish Subjunctive lessons, and those are 10 XP each.

      August 19, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/Mike209223

      I’ve been testing out since I reached level 25. At first the points for doing so ranged from 30 pts to test out from 1 to 2 to 150 pts to level 5. However! For about two weeks there have been great surges in the scoring. Yesterday I rec’d 300 pts going to a level 4 then 450 pts to level 5. Then this morning I rec’d TEN points testing out to a level 5 and at the bottom of the tree down by the golden owl. Believe me, the test outs down there are tough and you’re provided many opportunities to screw up working with compound sentences and complicated conjugations. 10 measly points! Whaddaya think is going on here?

      October 13, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/nickbii

      To go up a crown level you have to do a certain amount of those crown level increase lessons. Testing out gives you all the XP you would have gotten for those lessons if you'd finished them. So if there's 45 lessons to Level 5, you get 450. If you did three already you only get 420. The number of lessons seems to be related to the number of words taught in a skill.

      I've been doing test-outs for a month or two, generally three a day, to the point that my Romanian crown levels are maxed out and Swedish is close, and that has been how it always worked for me.

      My guess is this particular skill only had a handful of words assigned, or you did a bunch of lessons after level 4, or both.

      October 13, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/Dan981198

      This was the norm on the mobile app until late last year. It rewards 15 points if you get every question right (sometimes you can get one right from my experience). Roughly, every wrong answer takes away one bonus point. I am glad this is back. Once you are at level 5, or when using the practice feature, the bonus points disappear. Honestly, the bonus points would make sense on the browser because that seems to be slightly harder.

      March 24, 2019
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