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 600. 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. 

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 500-600 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 like Raids and Trials of the Nine.

Shacknews will be covering Warmind extensively, and you can already read up on our Destiny 2 complete strategy guide to make sure your Guardian is in tip-top shape. You want to be ready for that new raid lair, don’t you?

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