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Destiny 2: What the Max Power (Light) Level Is

What Max Power (Light) Is in Destiny 2

While max level is a noble goal in Destiny 2 (just like it was in the first game), what really matters is your Power (what this sequel calls Light). Power will determine how much damage you do, how much damage you take, and what activities you can hop on into. You can be level 20, but have a measly Power level of 140 and get wrecked by powerful aliens and other players in the crucible (depending on the mode). So with that being said, shooting for max Power should be your true long-term goal.

And we say long-term for a reason. The game kicks things off with a max Power level of 300. That’s going to require a hell of a lot of grinding, loot collecting, and infusing if you want to take on some of the end game challenges such as Nightfall and the upcoming raid. Don’t worry too much, though, Destiny 2 is much more rewarding than the original game ever was, so you’ll have a steady stream of loot that will help your level climb consistently (though not necessarily quickly).


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More About Destiny 2

Destiny 2 is the sequel to Bungie’s shared world shooter, Destiny. Players take on the role of a guardian as they try to regain their powers in order to return home and defeat the alien that scattered them to the winds, Dominous Ghaul of the Red Legion. You can jump into the action on PS4 and Xbox One, with a PC release set for Oct. 24).

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