Destiny 2 - New Max Level and Power Level Cap

Destiny 2: Forsaken sees the max level and Power level cap increase for Guardians.


Every time Destiny 2 releases a new expansion, expect the Power level and max level cap to increase. This is the case with Forsaken, the third expansion for Destiny 2. Previously, Guardians were only able to grind to level 30, and the max Power level was 385 (with 400 during Moments of Triumph). But now that Destiny 2: Forsaken is here, players want to know what is the new Power level cap and max level with Forsaken.

Max Level and Power Level Cap

The new max level for Guardians in Destiny 2: Forsaken is 50. This is several levels above Warmind and should give players a few good hours' worth of grinding before reaching that maximum number. As usual, gear is locked behind the new level, so don't expect to be able to equip the maximum Power gear before getting your level up higher. The new max Power level cap is 650. Events like the Nightfall and new Heroic Strike playlist are going to require a higher Power than what was released with Warmind, and the same applies for the new raid, Last Wish. What's more, the end-game of Destiny 2 will continue to expand thanks to the seasonal release schedule, and with each new season comes an increase in the Power by 50 points.

How do you reach the new max level and max Power level cap? Well, you start by playing through the Forsaken story and seeing where you land. However, as is true with previous expansions, there will be a soft cap which players will find difficult to break through, likely in the 500-550 Power range. To bridge those last few levels, players will need to fight through the most difficult content in the gain, specifically, the end-game content Shattered Throne dungeon and the Last Wish raid. In the event these activities are beyond the capability of you or your Fireteam, the next best step is to complete the various Milestones each week for the Powerful gear engrams. The engrams rewarded by Petra Venj are the most powerful, so save those for last.

While the new max Power has been increased, don't expect the max Level to increase as frequently. Players looking to reach maximum Power and Level will need to focus on completing any new content that drops and the prioritize end-game activities and Milestones. Be sure to check out the Shacknews Destiny 2 complete strategy guide to make sure your Guardian is in tip-top shape. You want to be ready for that new raid, don’t you?

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