With the release of Beyond Light and Season of the Hunt, the maximum Base Power Level has been increased to 1260. According to Bungie, all the gear will be automatically be boosted to 1050 whether you’re a New Light player or a veteran. Players with 1060 gear, however, will remain at that Power Level. If you wish to participate in the day-1 Deep Stone Crypt, you’ll need to reach PL 1030 which is what this guide will help you achieve. In this guide, we’ve shared some leveling tips and tricks that will help you Power Level fast in Destiny 2: Beyond Light and be ready when the raid launches.
How to Power Level Fast in Destiny 2: Beyond Light
Before we begin, do note that the Soft Cap is 1200, Hard Cap is 1250, and Pinnacle Cap is 1260. Due to Contest Mode being active, all the players will enter the raid at 1230 PL.
After launching the game, continue playing until you receive the Seasonal Artifact. Once done, equip a Ghost Shell and mod it so that it provides bonus XP. Now load into a Destination with a friend to activate the “Shared Wisdom” buff and turn in all the bounties except Crucible, Vanguard, and Gambit ones – do this for all three characters.
Tip: Don’t claim the weapons/armor from the Season Pass during the first week.
Remember that your Artifact Power isn’t a part of your Base Power Level. Use a website like DIM to keep track of your BPL. With that said, this is how you should approach leveling if you play on multiple characters:
Reaching 1200 BPL – Soft Cap
Start with your main character and play through the campaign normally. If you need additional levels, complete things like Lost Sectors, Public Events, Adventures, Strikes, etc. Be careful when playing Strikes so that you don’t accidentally complete a Weak Pinnacle drop from them. After reaching 1200 BPL, transfer your weapons to the 2nd and 3rd characters and reach the Soft Cap with them as well.
Tip: After reaching the Soft Cap, you’ll receive the Prime Attunement buff that will net you 2 Prime Engrams daily. You need to make sure to open them as soon as you get them.
Once you’re done with the campaign with all three characters, do all the Powerfuls on your main character – starting from Tier 1 Powerful and ending at Tier 3 Powerful. Now transfer your weapons to the 2nd character and do the same followed by the 3rd one. While you’re on the 3rd character, also do the Pinnacles – again, starting from Weak Pinnacles and ending at Pinnacles.
Note: Weak Pinnacles are the Hawthorne Clan Reward, Strikes, Crucible, and Gambit rewards.
Once done, collect all the Pinnacles on your 2nd character. From there, try to do more Powerfuls on your main character, earn rewards from reaching higher Valor/Infamy ranks, turn in remaining bounties, and do all the Pinnacles.
Reaching 1230 BPL
During the 2nd week, it all becomes fairly simple. This is all you need to do to be ready for the Deep Stone Crypt raid during day-1:
- Complete Powerfuls on the 3rd Character
- Complete Powerfuls on the 2nd Character
- Complete Powerfuls on your Main Character
- Complete Pinnacles on the 3rd Character
- Complete Pinnacles on the 2nd Character
- Continue to Farm Strikes, Gambit, Crucible, and Prime Engrams on your Main Characters before Completing Pinnacles
Tip: Try to have several high-level items in different slots of your main character. You’ll probably need to infuse a lot during the raid.
That’s all we’ve got in how to power level fast in Destiny 2: Beyond Light and be raid-ready on day-1. For more help on the game, you can check out our detailed Beyond Light guides.