Destiny 2 Season of the Drifter Power Level Cap - How to Raise Your Destiny 2 Power Level Quickly

Here's the new Destiny 2 Power level cap for the Season of the Drifter, and how you can hit it.

As the Season of the Drifter has now launched in Destiny 2, there's once again a brand new Power level cap for all players with the new content to hit. In this Destiny 2 Power level cap guide, we'll be walking you through the specifics of the new Season of the Drifter Power level cap, before exploring the methods and missions you can undertake to raise your level as quickly as possible.

But if you instead need any additional information on all the brand new content for Bungie’s game, you can head over to our Destiny 2 DLC guide. Here you can find a recap of all the Season of the Drifter content, as well as all future DLC coming to the game.

Destiny 2 Season of the Drifter Max Power Level

Introducing new Power level caps for each new piece of content in Destiny 2 is nothing new. Back with Forsaken, and then Season of the Forge launched, both expansions introduced new max levels for you to hit. Whereas the Power level cap with Season of the Forge was 650, the new max Power level of 700 is now available through the Season of the Drifter.

The new Reckoning mode. | Hirun Cryer/USG, Bungie

Currently, there’s no new activity that requires you to hit the new max level cap in order to participate. However this could all change when future Destiny 2 content in the Season of the Drifter launches, as you can see in the roadmap below, but it’s worth bearing in mind that the new Reckoning activity has a recommended Power level of 650.

How to Hit the Destiny 2 Power Level Cap Quickly

So, how can you go about raising your Power level as quickly as possible? Well if you’re under 640, then you’re in luck, because Bungie has deployed some methods to help lower level players out with the grind.

Firstly, head to the Drifter in the Tower. You can find him at his new location in the Annex section in the Tower, which was where Ada-1 was found back in the Season of the Forge. Check the Drifter’s menu, and you’ll see that there’s a brand new category of Bounty available: Power Surge Bounties.

As you might have guessed from the name, these Bounties are aimed at levelling you up as quickly as possible. All these Bounties will reward you with gear that has a Power level of 640 when you complete them. This means that if you’re lagging behind a bit (as we are) and want to raise your level to play the new Reckoning mode, then you can do so by completing these Bounties.

One of the new Power Surge Bounties. | Hirun Cryer/USG, Bungie

On top of that, the Power Surge Bounties actually really aren’t difficult to complete. Here’s a list of them at the time of writing:

  • Inner System Tour - Complete 2 Public Events, Complete 3 Bounties.
  • Fireteam Up - Defeat 50 enemies, Complete a Strike.
  • I’ll Make You Rich(er) - Send 5 Blockers in Gambit, Complete a Gambit match.
  • Tactical Refresher - Defeat 10 Guardians in Crucible, Complete a Crucible match.

For every one of these completed, you’ll earn two brand new armor or weapon items, that each have a Power level of 640. Good stuff Bungie, it’s a solid way to fast track the grind for lower level players.

Now that we’re all done here, you can check out our additional Destiny 2 Season of the Drifter coverage here at USG. There’s our Destiny 2 Season of the Drifter weapons guide, or our Destiny 2 Gambit Prime guide for more.

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