What's wrong with xp now?

I tested out of a german skill, and I lost a heart. At the end it gave NO points at all! Is this a bug, or another "xp doesn't matter" idea from Duolingo? Heeeelp!

March 25, 2019


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The same thing has been happening to a bunch of my friends who study here. No points for testing out. Xp does matter when it comes to motivation. We can hope it's only a bug but I wouldn't count on it.

March 25, 2019

oh please let it be a bug

They recently changed they way XP is given for testing out of levels. I think it was some way to stop people from abusing it to get XP(?) but I don't know.

I don't think they changed it so that you don't get a single xp if you lose a heart

Most people are reporting getting 20XP for a test-out, but some people are reporting getting 0XP. There might be an A/B test going on. (Oh joy. Not.)

Here's the link to the announcement:

It's currently stickied to the top of the "Duolingo" forum, so it's pretty easy to find if you need to refer to it. But it will eventually get un-stickied.

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