Destiny 2: Lightfall – How To Level Up Quickly


Lightfall introduces a number of changes to the worlds of Destiny 2, but the expansion also levels the playing field across the board with a power level reset for all players. Whether you’re a rookie Guardian or a seasoned veteran, everyone starts Lightfall at the new power level of 1,600, and as you progress through the game, you’ll steadily increase those numbers.

For experienced players, the race is on now to reach a high power level ahead of March 10’s

Once you hit 1,750 with your Guardian, you’re going to notice a slower grind upwards to 1,800. From this point, you’ll be on the hunt for Powerful and Pinnacle Engrams to reach the hard cap with your Guardian, from a variety of sources. A number of Destiny 2 world activities offer the sought-after Powerful engrams for completing weekly challenges, which usually revolve around playing through them a set number of times. You’ll want to focus on these particular activities to reach the Power cap:

  • Dares of Eternity
  • Completing eight Vanguard vendor bounties per week
  • Completing eight Gunsmith vendor bounties per week
  • Completing eight Crucible vendor bounties per week
  • Complete Nimbus reputation challenges
  • Random Prime engram drops

What is the Lightfall Pinnacle cap?

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At the very top of the power level mountain, there is the Pinnacle cap of 1810. This is the slowest part of the power level grind, and only Pinnacle rewards will increase your power level beyond 1800. The weekly Partition mission also drops powerful gear, which is unlocked as you explore more of Lightfall.

Only a limited number of these rewards can be collected every week, so make certain that you chase after them when you reach the Power cap, and you’ll want to take part in these activities to earn them:

  • Completing three Gambit matches
  • Completing three Crucible matches
  • Completing three Defiant Battlegrounds playlist matches
  • Completing the final playlist dungeon or raid encounter
  • Completing Vanguard playlist strikes with a matching elemental surge
  • Complete the weekly campaign mission
  • Earning 200,000 points or more on a Nightfall strike
  • Earning 250,000 points or more in Dares of Eternity
  • Completing the Spire of the Watcher dungeon

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