Destiny 2: Challenges and Progression

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CHALLENGES & PROGRESSION

The activities/challenges listed here reward Powerful and Pinnacle gear. Challenges that reward powerful and pinnacle gear are usually always weekly, meaning you can only do them once per week and per character. However, events that are only here for a limited time also reward powerful and pinnacle gear, such as Trials or Iron Banner. Please note, some challenges may require the current Season Pass and/or Beyond Light.

POWERFUL REWARD TIERS

  • Powerful T1= Tier 1 (Base PL +3)
  • Powerful T2= Tier 2 (Base PL +4)
  • Powerful T3= Tier 3 (Base PL +5)
  • Pinnacle +5

POWER BANDS

The max Power level was increased by 10 points for Season of the Lost.

Level CapPower Level
Starting Level1100
Soft Cap1270
Hard Cap1320
Pinnacle Cap1330

POWERFUL REWARDS

ActivityRequiredPower IncreaseMatchmaking?Note
Legend & Master Lost Sectors Exotic EngramsFree to Play+3NoMust be Solo – Check the Daily Schedule
Astral Alignment
3 troves opened
Season 15 Season Pass+3Yes
Wayfinder’s Compass
Complete 8 bounties
Season 15 Season Pass+1No
Override
Complete 3 Override missions.
+1Yes
Legacy: Battlegrounds Playlist
Complete 3
Beyond Light Deluxe Edition+3Yes Powerful Legacy Gear
Empire Hunt
Complete Empire Hunts as part of a step on an Empire Hunt quest.
Beyond Light +3Yes (not higher difficulties)2 completions
Deadly Venatics – Wrathborn Hunts
Use the cryptolith Lure to hunt and eliminate Wrathborn, complete 5 times.
Beyond Light Deluxe Edition+3NoPowerful Legacy Gear
Nightfall: The Ordeal
Complete 5, higher difficulties grant the most efficient progress.
Free to Play+3
Crucible (Glory)
Get 7 Wins in either Glory-ranked playlist. 
Free to Play+3Yes
Exo Stranger Challenge
Defeat 100 combatants with Stasis on Europa. 
Beyond Light+3No
Vanguard: Vanguard Service
Complete 8 bounties
Free to Play
Gunsmith: Spare Parts
Complete 8 bounties
Free to Play
Crucible: Live-Fire Exercises
Complete 8 bounties
Free to Play
Gambit: Shady Schemes
Complete 8 bounties
Clan/Hawthorne
Earn 5000 XP for your clan.
Europa Challenge
Complete Europa bounties acquired from Variks. 
Beyond Light
Prophecy dungeon encounters
Complete encounters 1, 2 and 3
Free to Play+3
Exotic EngramsFree to PLay+3
Prime EngramsFree to Play+3
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PINNACLE REWARDS

ActivityRequiredPower IncreaseMatchmaking?Note
Shattered Realm:
Defeat 4 Champions. (Requires Season 15 Season Pass)
Season 15 Season Pass+2No
Prophecy dungeon completionFree to Play+2No
Vault of Glass Raid Free to Play+2Nox4 Pinnacle Rewards are available to earn.
Nightfall: The Ordeal
Complete Nightfall The Ordeal with a team score of 100k or more.
Free to Play+2Yes, only on Hero and Adept
Vanguard Strikes
Complete 3 Strikes using the same subclass element (singe) as the currently active elemental burn.
Free to Play+1Yes
Crucible
Complete 3 matches.
Free to Play+1Yes
Gambit
Complete 3 matches.
Free to Play+1Yes
Clan Weekly XPFree to Play+1
Master Empire Hunt
Complete any Empire Hunt on Master difficulty.
Beyond Light+2No
Exo Challenge (Simulation)
Complete an Exo challenge.
Beyond Light+2No
Exotic Quest: HarbingerBeyond Light Deluxe Edition+2No
Exotic Quests: PresageBeyond Light Deluxe Edition +2No
Trials of OsirisCurrent Annual Expansion Required – Beyond Light+2NoPinnacle Rewards are available at 5 and 7 wins as well as Flawless.
*Starting on Sept 10, Trials of Osiris will require the annual expansion to play.  This is Beyond Light for Season 15, and will change to The Witch Queen once it launches.
Iron Banner BountiesFree to Play+2Yesx4 Pinnacle Rewards Available to earn.
Reach “Legend” Glory rankFree to Play+2Yes

SOURCES/CREDIT: In-Game and via blueberries.gg | pcinvasion.com | d2checklist.com/ | bungie.net


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MAX POWER LEVEL THROUGH INFUSION

Info below is from the Bungie help page https://help.bungie.net/hc/en-us/articles/360049202791.

Starting in Season 12, Legendary gear introduced in Seasons 1-8 reached the Max Power Level at the Season 11 Power Cap of 1,060, and gear introduced in Season 9 reached the Season 12 Power Cap of 1,260.

In Season 13, it was announced that all Legendary gear starting from Season 10 and beyond won’t have a Max Power Level for Infusion.

Legendary gear that has reached Max Power Level can still be used in most activities in Destiny 2 that don’t rely on a player’s Power, such as the Crucible. Legendary gear can also be re-issued in future Seasons with a new Max Power Level, but previously acquired gear won’t be updated as a re-issued version.

What is Infusion?

Infusion is a way for players to increase their gear’s Power by consuming another piece of gear of the same type.

Click here to Learn More About Infusion!!
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Players will be able to Infuse gear within an item’s details screen. Infusing an item cannot be undone! In the image above, the Current Power of the weapon is 950, the Power Limit (Max Power Level) is 1,060, and the Seasonal Power Cap is 1,060.

Gear from Seasons 1-9

Legendary gear released in Seasons 1-8 will have a Max Power Level at the Season 11 Power Cap of 1,060. If this gear tries to Infuse gear from Season 12 and beyond the gear will still only be able to reach the Max Power Level of Season 11.

Legendary gear released in Season 9 will have a Max Power Level at the Season 12 Power Cap of 1,260 and can’t reach a higher Power Cap.

Gear from Season 10 and Beyond

Legendary gear released in Season 10 and beyond will not have a Max Power Level for Infusion.

Watermark Updates

Legendary gear watermarks connected to the Season or Expansion they were introduced in will be updated to reflect when that gear can and can’t reach a Season’s Max Power Level. Watermarks appear in the corner of a gear’s icon or details screen.

Legendary gear that previously didn’t have a watermark will be given one retroactively, notably gear from Season 1.

Weapons and armor from live events, such as The Dawning or Festival of the Lost, will no longer use event watermarks. Instead, they will use the Season or Expansion watermark they were introduced in.

Able to Reach Max Power

If Legendary gear doesn’t have a Max Power Level, the watermark will be white with a dark shade behind it.

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Not Able to Reach Max Power

When Legendary gear can’t reach a Season’s Max Power Level, the watermark will be black with a light shade behind it.

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Seasonal Chart

Below is a chart of information showing what seasonal gear (with appropriate watermark) will reach its Max Power Level through Infusion when it reaches that season’s Power Cap.

*Legendary armor from the Last Wish and Garden of Salvation Raids will drop to the Season 12 watermark, and select gear from the Dreaming City and the Moon will drop with the Season 13 watermark.

Source: Bungie.net Help Article


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WEEKLY INFO

View the full weekly reset post by visiting the home page and clicking on the pinned weekly reset post or by visiting the links below. The links below are updated every week.


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GUIDES

Very Helpful Guide: Destiny 2 Max Power Level Guide – All Powerful and Pinnacle gear sources By Ric (aka Prim)

Destiny 2: Season of the Splicer — Leveling guide to 1320 power via pcinvasion.com

Destiny 2: The Order To Upgrade Your Splicer Gauntlet by Paul Tassi on Forbes

FAST POWER LEVELING! Season Of The Splicer. EASY 1320+ Power Guide. (1 Source Shocked me) Destiny 2 by Mesa Sean on YouTube

Destiny 2: How Season of the Splicer Works – Leveling, Best Upgrades & Synthesis by Datto on YouTube

Destiny 2: How to Level to 1260 in Beyond Light/Season 12 by Datto on YouTube << Check them out for more Destiny 2 videos!

Destiny 2: How to Unlock FRAGMENTS & ASPECTS in Beyond Light! by KackisHD on YouTube << Check them out for more Destiny 2 videos!

This page will be updated periodically with new information.

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