With most expansions, there is a power level cap but Destiny 2: Shadowkeep is doing things a bit differently this time around. So what does this mean? It means that grind has no end date and players can really put in the time to show their in-game dedication to other players. So long, 750!
For clarification, Game Director Ben Womack did mention during Gamescom this year that the Season of the Undying will have a traditional level cap, the latest Seasonal Artifact takes away that level cap which will then allow unlimited level-ups through the said artifact. “The new Power cap doesn’t actually exist,” said Womack. “Technically, you can go infinite with the Seasonal Artifact.”
How exactly leveling will go hasn’t been thoroughly detailed yet, it sounds like leveling the artifact will be like leveling a character: endgame activities such as raids, strikes, public events, and more to level that up and keep reaching for those metaphorical (or I guess literal in-game) stars. While their seems to be infinite possibility, Womack was quick to point out that it really does fall on how much time players have to invest in the game.
Players will be able to work towards a power level of 950 through collecting “Powerful Rewards,” but by removing previous artificats that progress shoots back down to zero. In the long-term however, players have the potential to soar right past that 950 limitation and easily into the thousands depending on time invested and level of post-game event immersion.
As for when the new adventure goes down, Destiny 2: Shadowkeep arrives on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC on October 1st.