This week, Bungie launched update 2.0 for Destiny 2 that paves the way for its Forsaken expansion. For right now the only features that have gone live are the new weapon slot system, an increase in vault space, and a lot of balance changes, but the update featured a lot more than that underneath the surface. And, as expected, dataminers have uncovered a ton of details about Destiny 2’s upcoming expansion and all that it entails.
Dataminers have even found some info about Destiny 2’s new raid, Last Wish, which will go live on September 14th. They’ve uncovered details about the story of the raid, how many encounters there are, and names of bosses. But most importantly they have found power level requirements.
According to the datamine, the Last Wish raid will require a power level of 520 to access the activity. Those that are not 520 will not be able to even enter the raid, which takes place in the Dreaming City.
As well, the recommended power level for the Last Wish raid is 550, 30 points higher than the barrier to entry. It’s also 50 points away from the new power level cap of 600.
With most players hovering around 400 power now, there is going to be a lot of work to do between the launch of Forsaken on September 4th and when Last Wish goes live 10 days later. We don’t yet know what the soft cap for power level will be, but Bungie has said it will give players more ways to increase their power in Forsaken. Presumably getting raid ready should be much easier and players should not need to do any fancy tricks.
But being raid ready and finishing the raid are not one in the same. Many will remember that the Spire of Stars raid lair had an agreeable power level requirement but few could complete the final boss fight on day 1. That was in stark contrast to the Leviathan raid, which many teams entered very overleveled. Some were even already at the cap by the time the raid launched.
It will be interesting to see how attainable 550 power level is, assuming this datamine is correct. Regardless, players have 10 days of grinding available before the race to World’s First begins.
Destiny 2: Forsaken releases September 4, 2018 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. The Last Wish raid opens on September 14th at 10am PT.