Every time Destiny 2 releases a new expansion, expect the max Power level to increase to a new cap. This has been the case with every new DLC and season (as well as with some limited-time events). When Destiny 2 first launched, the max Power was 300 (305 with mods) but now, all these years later, Guardians have grown fat with strength. With the release of each new DLC, players want to know the new soft cap, Power cap, Pinnacle cap and what other new levels there are to chase. The latest expansion, Lightfall, will continue the trend of increasing the max Power.
Last updated on August 21, 2023. Please note that there was no increase in Power for Season 22.
Power Cap, Max Pinnacle Power, and Soft Cap - Season 22
The Power cap in Destiny 2 increases whenever a new expansion or piece of DLC is released. Previously, Destiny 2 also raised the player level (a now defunct system). The last time “levels” were involved was the release of Destiny 2: Forsaken, which saw the level cap raised to 50. Now players only need to focus on Power.
The new max Power is 1800 (1810 with Pinnacle gear) as of the latest season. The following table shows what the max Power is for the new season as well as what it was for previous seasons, DLCs, and events. It also includes the previous soft caps. Check out our guide on the Destiny 2 season release dates for a deeper look at each previous season.
|Content||Max Power||Soft Cap|
|Destiny 2 base game||300 (305 with mods)||-|
|Curse of Osiris||330 (335 with mods)||-|
|Warmind||380 (385 with mods)||340|
|Moments of Triumph event||400 (405 with mods)||-|
|Forsaken / Season of the Outlaw||600||500|
|Season of the Forge||650||-|
|Season of the Drifter||700||-|
|Season of Opulence||750||-|
|Shadowkeep / Season of the Undying||950 (960 with Pinnacle gear)||900|
|Season of Dawn||960 (970 with Pinnacle gear)||900|
|Season of the Worthy||1000 (1010 with Pinnacle gear)||950|
|Season of Arrivals||1050 (1060 with Pinnacle gear)||1000|
|Beyond Light / Season of the Hunt||1250 (1260 with Pinnacle gear)||1200|
|Season of the Chosen||1300 (1310 with Pinnacle gear)||1250|
|Season of the Splicer||1310 (1320 with Pinnacle gear)||1260|
|Season of the Lost||1320 (1330 with Pinnacle gear)||1270|
|The Witch Queen / Season of the Risen||1550 (1560 with Pinnacle gear)||1500|
|Season of the Haunted||1560 (1570 with Pinnacle gear)||1510|
|Season of Plunder||1570 (1580 with Pinnacle gear)||1520|
|Season of the Seraph||1580 (1590 with Pinnacle gear)||1530|
|Lightfall / Season of Defiance||1800 (1810 with Pinnacle gear)||1750|
|Season of the Deep||1800 (1810 with Pinnacle Gear)||1750|
|Season of the Witch||1800 (1810 with Pinnacle Gear)||1750|
It’s important to note that all these figures do not take into consideration the seasonal artifact. Every new season (as of Shadowkeep) introduces an artifact along with a Power increase. This artifact is used to gain additional Power through XP acquisition.
For those that are curious about the aforementioned levels that were removed, here is what they were over the course of the first year and a bit of Destiny 2:
- Destiny 2 base game – Level 20
- Destiny 2: Curse of Osiris – Level 25
- Destiny 2: Warmind – Level 30
- Destiny 2: Forsaken – Level 50
While the max Power will likely increase with every new season and DLC, it’s safe to say that there will no longer be a player level like there was with the base game. This streamlines the experience, allowing players to focus on completing new content (like the campaigns) and then shifting focus to Powerful reward drops and Pinnacle activities to reach the new max Power in Destiny 2. Take a moment to look over the Shacknews Destiny 2 complete strategy guide to make sure your Guardian is fully prepared to take on the next threat.