If you are a fan of Hardcore Leveling Warrior, you will know that the main protagonist is not our casual hero, and is a bully who harms lots of other players just because he is the most powerful and higher-ranked player. Because of some glitch in his SS level mission, he lost his powers, and we see our main protagonist how he struggles. The plot of this manga is indeed amazing with a beautiful art style. If you are looking for similar webtoons like Hardcore Leveling Warrior, you are just in the right place.
Webtoons (Manhua and Manhwa) Similar To Hardcore Leveling Warrior
Genre-Action/ Adventure/ Drama/ Fantasy/
Type: Light Novel
In the year 2022, a VRMMORPG game named Sword Art Online is very famous. It allows players to take full advantage of the latest gaming technology called Nerve Gear. A system that allows the user to completely immerse themselves in the game world by manipulating their brain waves. But when the game goes live, the delight of the players quickly turns to horror as they discover something. That for all its amazing features, SAO is missing one of the most basic functions of any MMORPG, a log-out button. Sword Art Online surely has lots of volumes in the light novel to be read. However, there is also a Netflix show if you are more interested in visuals than the story.
Genre-Action/ Comedy/ Manhwa/ MMORPG/ Overpowered Main Characters/ RPG/ Virtual Reality
RPG comic is published by Lezhin, which means it’s paid webtoon. Will it be worth to spend money on? Well, it depends on the person’s preference. And it also can’t be called full-color webtoon. The colors of the characters are black and white, but the background of it is colored. In this webtoon, our main protagonist, who is a legendary player, has returned after two years of break. “ESPERA,” that’s the game called. When he enters the game, he realizes he has lost all his items and no money left with him. Concluding that someone hacked his account.
Genre– Action/ Adventure/ Fantasy
Chu Tian Je, the rich brat who is recklessly spending on “expenses” around others on the down-low in the game named New Era. Having the most extravagant equipment and armor. He is an overpowered hero from the beginning and a somewhat boring start. About the chapters in the webtoon version, there are 17/74, which are translated going to the web novel version. It has around 97 chapters. This webtoon is likely to be least suggested by the other readers
13. I Am Not A Goddess
Genre– Adventure/ Ecchi/ Action/Gender bender
I am not a Goddess is an ongoing webtoon with 20+ chapters, and not so many people are happy about the gender bender genre, but this webtoon is worth to be read. The main male protagonist mo Feng, who accidentally entered the game “Zero-World,” which is 100% virtual world, and because of some bug, he has switched his gender into a beautiful girl. In the blink of an eye, he also achieved the awakened talent of the eye of the goddess. Not to mention, him entering the zero-world accidentally has a hidden purpose.
Genre– Action/ Comedy/ Drama/ Fantasy/ OEL/ MMORPG/ Overpowered Main Characters/ RPG
Risa is a sexy sorceress who’s used to getting her way around in an MMORPG. Using her feminine charms, she’s able to manipulate men into buying her gifts with ease. But the girl soon meets her match in Florence: a high-level player who couldn’t care less, as he’s gay! Along with Gideon, a knight, the two soon end up forming a new guild. And thus, their memorable new adventures begin.
The Main Protagonist, Priestess Risa, is very much similar to Ethan (from hardcore leveling warrior). She has a very manipulative personality and is strong. But her carefree days went away when she meets Florence, who captures her as his slave. This time she wasn’t able to seduce him because he is gay. It is a hilarious fantasy comedy webtoon about an unusual couple that is constantly at odds in an exciting RPG world.
Genre– Action/ Adventure/ Fantasy/ Light Novel/ Manhua/ MMORPG/ Virtual Reality
Type: Web Novel
“The New Age” the most popular game, and the most famous character of the game is known as Battle emperor Fu Sheng (his real name Lin Jie). As an overpowered player, everyone believed that he would be the only one who will be the champion in the final battle. But he was betrayed by his best friend, after a devastating defeat. He went back to a few years ago by time-traveling without him realizing when the beta version of the New Age was just about to launch. Now that he has all the knowledge of the game, will he take his revenge or prevent the betrayal he has faced in the future.
Genre– Action/ Comedy/Sci-Fi/ MMORPG/ RPG/ Virtual reality
Jee-Ha Kim comes from a good background with decent grades and test results; however, he has one big flaw – when it comes to official events like university interviews; for example, he is horrible. To overcome his social awkwardness, he embarks upon the virtual reality game Trikia where he meets an eccentric high-level undead Nine – his future guild master. Dusk howler’s author has made a unique story, and the art style is also beautiful. A guy who is suffering from social anxiety started to play a VR game just to overcome his social anxiety. Now he has to fight social anxiety and level up to earn money to cover up his loan from the game. And of course, the tuition fees that he blows up to buy that game “Trikia.”
Genre– Action/ Adventure/ Sci-Fi/ Time Travel/ Virtual Reality
Wan Jia was betrayed by one of his teammates in the virtual reality game, “King of Gamers,” and lost his qualification. However, In his final moments before being removed from the game, he was transported back one year earlier to the day that “King of Gamers” launched. Already a master of the game and possess in-depth knowledge of the content of the game, Wan Jia orchestrates his return to the “King of Gamers” to not only punish the traitorous teammate but also achieve victory.
Despite having some similarities to Hardcore leveling warrior, this webtoon is so much different from it. This webtoon is all about revenge but more like justice for the betrayal.
Genre– Action/ Adventure/ Comedy/ Drama/ Fantasy/ Romance/ Shounen/ Supernatural
Lee Hyun, a legendary player of MMORPG game named “Continent of magic.” Coincidentally his gaming character was sold for 3 billion won. It brings him great joy, but it soon turns into despair after losing almost all of it to a vicious loan shark. With the left-over money, he bought the first-ever Virtual reality MMORPG game named “Royal Road.” This is the legend of Lee Hyun on his path to becoming Emperor with only his family, loving heart, his boundless desire for money, his unexpected mind, his diligently forged body, and the talent of hard work backing him. This series is above 123 chapters in the manhwa version, still ongoing since 2015. And talking about web novel version. It’s also reached around 590 chapters.
Genre- Action/ Sci-Fi/ MMORPG/ RPG
Divine Realm Online is beyond Virtual Reality game. Here, if you get killed by other players, you get punished. This can happen in their real-life, and the punishment for it isn’t even very simple, a player may have to pay nowhere near what he can imagine. So, for every player who plays this game, victory means everything. To them, even winning gained by schemes, battles, sacrifices, and everything they can is valid. Talking about art, it is indeed appreciable. Even the story plot is also unlike other webtoons from this genre, but the main aim for the protagonist is to gain a certain right, which will help him later on. This webtoon should be on the must-read list of yours if you like a unique plot with amazing characters.
Genre– Action/ Comedy/ Sci-Fi/ MMORPG/ RPG/ Virtual Reality
Kim Min-Jung enters the so-called game “Builder” to become a builder in search of someone. In 2035, humans have created a technology which is called “Gear.” It allows a person to dream whatever they want according to their imagination. The bigger their imagination, the bigger their new layer will be. However, she soon realizes that the dream world is more dangerous than she ever thought.
Builder is still an ongoing webtoon. It has completed 61 chapters in the first season and the second season is still ongoing after 62-123 chapters.
Genre– Action/ Fantasy / Psychological/ RPG/ School Life
Have you ever thought of changing your life as you want without any efforts? You have to take orders from a man on your phone and complete the task he tells you to do. In hardcore leveling warrior, Ethan had to go on an adventure to level up his rank again in the top list. Similarly, The protagonist Dongtae he has to collect dices to make his life better in all aspects by completing tasks he receives from his phone from Mr. X. “Dice” is all about collecting the dices no matter what, and by those dice, the person who gained the dice can enhance their abilities.
Genre– Action/ Comedy/ Sci-Fi/ / Cheats/ Dungeon/ Magic/ RPG/ Superpowers
Jee-Han has been an OP character from the start of the webtoon, which makes him quite similar to Hardcore Leveling Warrior. He loves gaming more than anything, but suddenly he acquired a mysterious power. That superimposes RPG characteristics onto the real world, and it made him quite shocked. The daily based tasks have all become game for him. He can also gain experience through quests. And not only that, but he could also see other people stats and levels above their heads.
Genre– Action/ Fantasy/ MMORPG/ RPG /Virtual Reality/ Based on a Novel
Li Xiao Yao used to be the number one member of S.W.A.T but later after leaving his special troops. He was offered to become a bodyguard of superstar Ling Wan Er by his supervisor, who is a typical Ms. Perfect. But he wasn’t just offered to be only her bodyguard in real life but also in the game. Kill dragon has had 944 chapters in light novel version, but in the manhua version, there are only 24 chapters in the first season and the second season has five chapters. Both of these versions manhua and webtoon are ongoing.
Genre– Fantasy/ MMORPG/ RPG/ Virtual Reality/ Based on a Novel/ Gender Bender
The plot takes place in a futuristic world where surreal virtual reality games exist. We see how the female protagonist struggle through proving her self worth even though she can’t reveal her original self. Because Feng Lan was a girl, her twin brother used to look down on her and challenged her to succeed in the virtual reality game without using her “female benefits.” Being the first player to log onto the game, she is granted to distinguish herself. Thus, she creates a handsome male elf named Prince. You can find this story in web novels, anime and manhua sections
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