With the launches of Destiny 2‘s third season and second story expansion right around the corner, Bungie has revealed a few details about one of the major changes that will arrive on May 8th: the increase of the game’s level cap.
In a recent post on the Destiny subreddit, user pastuleo23 shared a speculative breakdown of the new possible minimum and maximum Power levels for endgame activities. Interestingly, while not every point has been confirmed, Destiny 2 reward designer Daniel Auchenpaugh did back up several of the ideas, giving Guardians a better idea of what to expect from the Power leveling process in season three.
As previously revealed, the launch of the Warmind DLC will change the current overall level cap from 25 to 30. In addition, the new max Power level that Guardians will be able to achieve with their loadouts will be 380 (385 with mods). To help reach the new cap, users on the Reddit thread were curious if weekly Milestones and new Warmind activities will drop rare and powerful gear. According to Auchenpaugh, Milestones will drop gear that will help push players past the new soft cap of 340, and once a weekly Milestone is complete, taking on the “more horizontal pursuits” should be a player’s goal.
One of the new activities in Warmind, Escalation Protocol, is referenced by Auchenpaugh as one of the post-Milestone pursuits, but it seems the armor and weapons earned from it won’t offer high Power levels. He said the rare drops from Escalation Protocol bosses “won’t be a Power upgrade past 340,” but they will be “really good weapons.” It’s unclear why Auchenpaugh would recommend players take on the Warmind mission if it won’t offer gear that breaks the soft 340 cap, but this confirmation should help players decide if conquering the survival mission will be worth it.
The thread’s author also speculated on a few Power level requirements for new and old endgame activities. The user came to their conclusions by looking at the Power level changes that were made when Curse of Osiris launched. With that in mind, the possible raid and Nightfall breakdown can be seen below.
- Prestige Eater of Worlds – 330 Power level
- Spire of Stars – 340 Power level
- Prestige Spire of Stars – 380 Power level
- Prestige Nightfall – 380 Power level
- Normal Nightfall will stay the same
Auchenpaugh did not confirm or deny these possible changes, but he did congratulate pastuleo23 for making “one hell of an impressive breakdown.”
Apart from this speculation, Bungie recently revealed how old activities will be affected by the upcoming level changes. While previously released content, such as Leviathan and Eater of Worlds, will not have their Power level requirements increased or decreased, they will award higher Power level gear than the activity itself. This is good news for all players, too, as the developer said raids will be one of the main ways to gain experience and Power.
Destiny 2 is available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
Source: r/DestinyTheGame on Reddit