Destiny 2 power level cap: Season of the Deep, Pinnacle cap & how to reach it

Destiny 2 power level cap: Season of the Deep, Pinnacle cap & how to reach it
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Written by 

Dave McAdam


31st May 2023 15:05

The Destiny 2 power level cap is a lofty goal to reach, and is only attainable by the most dedicated Guardians - so how exactly do you reach it?

Ever since its launch, Destiny 2 has been building up the power level cap with each new Expansion and Season. With the release of the Lightfall Expansion, and now that we are into Season of the Deep, what is the power level cap in the game now? Let's get into everything there is to know about the Destiny 2 power level cap.

What is the power level cap in Destiny 2?

Three Destiny 2 Guardians in Neomuna, wearing Lightfall armour
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The current power level cap in Destiny 2 is 1810. This is the Pinnacle cap, which can only be reached with Pinnacle rewards from Strikes, Crucible, Dungeons, or Raids. The hard cap, the one that can be reached with powerful loot drops, is 1800. Players who reach that level will need to focus on Pinnacle rewards in order to climb those last ten levels.

The power cap was increased to 1810 with the launch of Lightfall, and unlike previous years, it has not changed with the release of a new season. Before, the power cap would increase by ten levels each season, but Bungie has changed this.

If you reached the level cap of 1810 during Season of Defiance, rest assured that you do not need to grind further in order to reach a new power cap in Season of the Deep.

How to reach the power level cap in Destiny 2

Cover art for Destiny 2 Lightfall, which brought the level cap up to 1810
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Increasing your power level in Destiny 2 requires gathering new gear of increasingly higher levels. For starters, there is a soft level cap of 1750, and any legendary or rare gear will take you to that level.

If you want to surpass it you'll need to earn "Powerful" gear, which is earned through activities like Strikes, Crucible matches, and Gambit. This will bring you all the way up to 1800, which of course is still 10 levels away from the coveted Destiny 2 power level cap.

The following ten levels through to 1810 are tied to a type of gear called "Pinnacle Gear", which can be earned through some of the most difficult challenges and activities available, like dungeons and raids, but also from completing Strikes and Crucible matches each week.

That's all you need to know about the Destiny 2 power level cap and how to reach it. For more on the game, check out our list of the Destiny 2 best PvE weapons.

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