Maneater is everything about ending up being the greatest, most hazardous thing in the sea. This will occur as you level up, and your shark will go through various phases of growth. Consuming things, discovering nutrient caches, and damaging boats will all net you plenty of XP, as will ending up missions and side quests.
You shark has 4 various ages, which correspond with various levels. You start out as a pup and after that work from there to level-up. When you hit the required level, you will need to go back to a grotto to level up, you will remain at your current age till you do.
- Teen – Level 4
- Adult – Level 10
- Elder – Level 20
- Mega Shark – Level 30
When you have hit level 30, that is the max level, and you will no longer have the ability to grow in size, or in level. Keep in mind, you need to go back to a grotto each time, however, this can be done rapidly by opening the map and using it to fast travel. You will have the ability to do this as long as you are no longer in combat.
The other type of rank in the game is Infamy. Infamy is everything about how hazardous the humans in the game perceive you to be. This caps out at 10, and each time you go up a tier a new Bounty Hunter will come after you. This is to your benefit, as you will get access to power evolutions and upgrades for taking them out.
They will get tougher to fight as time goes on, consisting of the other waves of bounty hunters that accompany them, so make sure you fight them in spots that provide you good cover and sources of food to heal up.