Getting to power level 300 in Destiny 2 requires a lot of work. Some players take it easy and explore the game at their own pace, while others just want to max out their Guardians as soon as possible. If you want to reach power level 300 in Destiny 2 fast, you’ll have to do specific things in a specific order. This guide will help you do exactly that, by showing you which activities to focus on at which point, what to avoid before the end-game, and how to wisely spend your funds and time.
Destiny 2 Power Level Tips
Before we get into the thick of it, here are some things to do (and some things to avoid) regardless of your power level:
- Save your weapon mods for later. Use them to get past the 265 plateau, instead of giving yourself a little boost along the way.
- Dismantle everything you don’t want. If it’s a legendary or exotic piece, you’ll get legendary shards – currency used for buying stuff from Xur and infusing. If it’s a blue or green, you’ll get gunsmith materials, which can be used to get legendary engrams from Banshee 44.
- Decrypt engrams as soon as you get them. They drop with set levels – if you wait, there’s a chance you won’t get much use from the stuff inside.
- Do not infuse before power level 265. It’s a waste of precious shards, which you can instead use to buy stuff from Xur or upgrade weapons once leveling up becomes much harder.
- Visit nearby golden chests for free tokens.
How to reach power level 230
After you finish the story campaign, you’ll probably end up around power level 200. Your first goal is to get up to 230. You can start off by doing heroic public events in the EDZ. You should also focus your attention on Lost Sectors – they won’t give you anything jaw-dropping, but the gear you get will be on a higher power level than yours, and you’ll get EDZ tokens. You can then give those tokens to Devrim Kay in exchange for legendary engrams. Once you’re around 230 power, the drops will start being meaningless.
How to get to power level 240
After you’ve exhausted the European Dead Zone, repeat the same process on Nessus. Take part in public events, and if there isn’t enough people around for those (and you don’t want to solo), go do Lost Sectors. Give the Nessus Tokens you earn to Failsafe, and you’ll get engrams in return.
How to reach power level 265
Once you’ve reached 240, it’s time to start doing strikes. At this point, it’s really useful to have a team. Doing public events with random players is often easy enough, but a coordinated crew will fare better in strikes. They reward you with Vanguard Tactician Tokens, which you can take to Zavala and trade them for engrams. Keep in mind that each strike will start giving you less and less tokens after the third time you beat it.
How to get past the power level 265 plateau and max out your Guardian
When you get to 265, you’ll hit a bit of a plateau – blue items won’t do you no good anymore. Use weapon and armor mods to nudge your gear over to 270. You can now start doing world quests. If you haven’t done them by accident already, you should take care of the exotic quests as well (like the Mida Multi-Tool, Sturm and Rat King).
This is also when you should start doing milestones that give powerful gear, like Flashpoints, Nightfalls, Crucible and Clan tasks. These milestones are weekly, so you can get the rewards only once per week. When you finish them, you’ll be rewarded with Luminous Planetary Engrams, which have stuff that’s up to 10-15 power levels above what you have. Keep in mind their level gets set once you pick them up, so you can finish the activity and let the engram sit at the vendor, not picking it up until you want to boost your level.
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