With the official launch of Destiny 2: Forsaken, players may be trying out all of the new activities brought into Bungie's online-only multiplayer first-person shooter. This latest DLC makes the character level cap 50 now, and it also increases the power level cap to 600, with 500 serving as a soft cap. This jump is much larger than what Curse of Osiris and Warmind brought to the game, but some may be wondering how to push their power level.
Before delving into reaching a power level over 500, it's worth mentioning what won't help players now that Destiny 2: Forsaken is available. The reward from finishing the campaign won't drop powerful gear, and neither will the Leviathan raid, as it remains capped at 380 and tied to Year 1. Also, public events at old destinations do not seemingly drop anything over 400, though this hasn't exactly been confirmed.
Occasionally, Crucible valor rank-ups and Gambit rank-ups will drop powerful loot for those wanting to check out Bungie's PVE-PVP combination mode. For one time only, the special petra bounty and all exotic quests should drop some powerful gear, with the latter dropping exotics over 500 if the player has already achieved the soft cap.
The following weekly or daily events are the best ways to get a power level of over 500:
Weekly spider bounty
Weekly Dreaming City bounty
Nightfall high score
Daily and weekly vanguard strike challenges (requires level 50)
Weekly crucible challenge
Weekly gambit challenge
Ikora weekly challenge (requires level 50)
Daily crypt arch prime engram
From these events, players have reportedly received items such as a 503 Better Devils up to a 503 engram or 508 armor piece. With everything that Forsaken has to offer, it makes sense for players to want to get the best gear they can. To that effect, players may want to check out this guide on how to get the Lord of Wolves shotgun, a returning exotic with Forsaken.
For those guardians who want to get some gear from the latest raid, here's how to unlock the Dreaming City. Before attempting that raid, however, there's a lot of ways to raise that power level. Tell us, Ranters, with everything new in Forsaken, what have you liked most?
Destiny 2: Forsaken is available now for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.