In this guide I”m providing the optimal way to increase your Power Level to 300, the maximum Power Level for Destiny 2. This guide is particularly important for players to avoid getting stuck at Power Level 265, and becoming the new “forever 265” society.Those who played the original Destiny game at launch will remember the pain of being stuck at Light Level 29. Back then, with the original VoG raid being the only activity to grant endgame gear, you were left at the mercy of the weekly reset and the RNG gods to progress further.With the release of Destiny 2, players also have the same telltale scenario to overcome. It is entirely possible to get stuck at Power Level 265 without ever hitting the top end of that scale. If you want to participate successfully in the Leviathan Raid then getting closer to level 300 is a pivotal challenge.In summary, this guide will discuss the reasons for getting stuck at Power Level 265 and offer solutions to reach level 300 the right way…
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About Character Level
265 is the new forever 29 in Destiny 2. Regular rewards that drop from common activities such as Strikes, Public Events, Chests and any vendor purchases CANNOT push you beyond Level 265. Instead, rewards from these activities will only offer sidegrades but will not help to improve your level beyond 265.Unfortunately, if you have already completed the Milestones for the week and are still at Level 265 then you must wait for the weekly refresh to earn Milestone gear to push you beyond the 265 plateau. The only exception to this is possible Exotic gear and purchases from Xur.
Guide for Reaching Level 300
I expect that most of you will be keen to get to Power Level 300 as early as possible in Destiny 2, in the hope that you can enjoy the Raid at the same time as most other players.
If you”re reading this the first week that D2 launches then you have only two weeks to get this right!The most important thing to consider in D2 is that high tier rewards come in limited quantities. You MUST therefore make the most of activities that offer end-game gear:Weekly MILESTONES with Powerful Gear rewards or Exotic quests.Avoid completing any “Powerful Gear” Milestones until you reach Power Level approximately 265. Due to the progressive nature of rewards, you want your best drops to be at the highest level possible, and since only Milestones offer Power Level 265-300 rewards then you must save these up for the right moment.There is nothing wrong with completing part of a Milestone e.g. Crucible challenge or Public Events in a Flashpoint series, but make sure you avoid completing the entire Milestone.It”s as simple as that – knowing where to play and timing it right.Update: Now that Destiny 2 is well underway, there are now additional activities that reward Powerful Gear. These include the Leviathan Raid (PvE), Trials of the Nine (PvP) and Clan rewards. Although both the Raid and Trials may be beyond your reach if you”re still near the 265 mark, Clan”s are still a great option. Simply joining a Clan allows you to collect a “free” Luminous Engram every week, so long as the Clan completes high level activities, whether you are directly involved or not.