Destiny 2 - New Max Level and Power Level Cap

Learn the 'Light' level cap in Destiny 2 which is comprised of a soft cap, Power cap, and Pinnacle cap which is the max Power excluding the Artifact.

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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 November 7, 2023.

Power Cap, Max Pinnacle Power, and Soft Cap - Season 22

Three Guardians pose in Trials of Osirirs armor

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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
Season of the Wish 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.

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