Destiny 2: Season of the Worthy Power Leveling Guide

The grind for Season 10 made simple

Reach power level 950

Simple enough, go through any story quests you have and you should be good. Before level 950 all armor and weapons will drop above level until you hit this cap. On the off chance you finish all story quests and still need a few more levels to hit this first cap just go clear a few Lost Sectors out in the solar system or run some Strikes.

Jump up into the boss room directly to the right from the entrance. | Screenshot: Bungie, Inc.

The Powerful Grind to Level 1000

All weapon and armor drops will cap out at power level 950 until you receive higher level gear from Powerful Rewards. There are currently 13 Powerful Rewards in Destiny 2 that refresh weekly and boost your level beyond the 950 cap. Weapons and Armor from all sources will be able to drop beyond the 950 cap as your character’s base level increases with Powerful Rewards. These rewards are spread across different activities in the game and divided into three separate tiers that drop rewards between +3 and +6 of your base power level. Your base power level can easily be found by hovering over the Power Level on your equipment menu.

Tier I (+3 Power Level)

  • Spare Parts (Complete Gunsmith Bounties)
  • Live-Fire Exercises (Complete Crucible Bounties)
  • Vanguard Service (Complete Vanguard Bounties)
  • Shady Schemes (Complete Gambit Bounties)
  • Flashpoint (Complete Planetary Activities)
  • Nightmare Slayer (Defeat Nightmares on the Moon)
  • Nightmare Hunts (Complete any Nightmare Hunt Activities)
  • Replayable Story Mission (Complete the Current Replayable Mission on the Moon)
  • Luna’s Calling (Complete ‘Luna’s Calling’ Quest Line on the Moon)
  • Weekly Crucible Rotator (Complete Crucible Rotator Matches)
  • Nightfall: The Ordeal (Complete Nightfall: The Ordeal Activities)

Tier II (+4 Power Level)

  • Clan Rewards (Earn Clan Experience)

Tier III (+5 Power Level)

  • Weekly Rasputin Challenge (Complete Weekly Warmind Bounties)
  • Pit of Heresy Dungeon Bosses (Except the Final Boss)
If you compete in Trials of Osiris you can win Tier II Powerful Rewards. | Bungie, Inc.

If You’re About That Life, hit the Pinnacle Cap (1010)

Pinnacle Rewards will be the only source of gear above the soft cap of 1000. There are 7 Pinnacle Rewards that grant a +6 Power Level increase, with most coming from some of the most difficult content in the game:

  • Weekly Gambit Matches (Complete Gambit and/or Gambit Prime Matches)
  • Weekly Vanguard Strikes (Complete Strikes with Active Elemental Burn)
  • 100K Nightfall: The Ordeal (Complete Nightfall: The Ordeal with 100K Team Score)
  • Master Nightmare Hunts (Complete a Nightmare Hunt on Master Difficulty)
  • Pit of Heresy Dungeon (Defeat the Final Boss)
  • Garden of Salvation (Defeat the Raid Boss)



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