While players have had almost a week to finally play through Destiny 2‘s main story campaign and side missions, the real work is about to begin with the sequel’s first raid. Arriving Wednesday, September 13th, Guardians will have the challenging task of taking on a lengthy mission for epic gear and weapons. For those wondering how well-equipped they need to be to try out the mission, Bungie has revealed a recommended Power level for the activity.
Destiny 2 director, Luke Smith, gave Guardians the tip on Twitter to be close to 270 Power before taking on the raid, which will be called Leviathan. “Destiny 2‘s first Raid has a Power range of 260-280,” said Smith.
Destiny 2’s first Raid has a Power range of 260-280.
— Luke Smith (@thislukesmith) September 11, 2017
For those new to the Destiny universe, Power (formerly called Light) is a single number that represents the combined effectiveness of a Guardian’s gear, weaponry, and mods. The higher the level of the character, the more opportunities they will have to find better and more powerful gear, bringing their Power number higher.
However, getting to the 270 mark is no simple task. Completing the main story missions won’t bring a Guardian to the game’s level cap of 20, which, in turn, won’t necessarily put them above 200 combat power. Thankfully, Destiny 2 has several side missions, Adventures, and public events to take on to increase a player’s level and nab the best gear possible. Participating in the Crucible’s online multiplayer matches will also help get Guardians to the Power level they need to join in with the rest of the community.
Returning players might have already reached the 260 mark and level 20 cap, but Bungie confirmed that a majority of the rare gear and power boosts will be found doing the weekly events. Flashpoints, Nightfalls, and the clan benefits will help push that number just a tad higher for those out of main missions to complete.
Past 260 Power, most upgrades will come from weekly activities like Flashpoints, Nightfalls, Call To Arms, Raids, Trials, and Clan rewards. pic.twitter.com/rJkRQTEcq9
— Bungie (@Bungie) September 11, 2017
Getting involved with other players is essential in taking on Leviathan, which is sure to be the most challenging event seen in Destiny 2 so far. Joining a clan will help players have a dedicated group to work together with and complete the mission together, or for those who don’t want to commit to a team, the new Guided Games system will let solo players find a group to join for these special events.
Destiny 2 is now available for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, with a PC release coming October 24th.