If you’re new to Destiny 2, leveling can be a little confusing. You had a character level (earned through experience) and a power level in prior editions (gained through gear stats). Character levels were removed in favor of power levels with the New Light update, and Bungie now boosts the base power level of new players on a regular basis to keep up with the community.
The power level is the average of all your gear and is a gauge of your offensive and defensive strength. Each action has a suggested power level in the director as you progress through the story. If your power is low, you can improve your gear by completing side objectives such as public events and adventures.
In this article, we will share some tips to help you navigate the waters of easier leveling in Destiny 2. Without further ado, here we go!
Skip Infusions When Starting Out
This might sound like bad advice seeing as how your overall power level is tied to your equipment, but it really is the best way to go. It may be very attractive to you if you want to infuse low-powered items to make them viable and raise your levels, and you will be getting lots of good gear very quickly. So quickly, in fact, that the new loot drops will far outstrip in power anything you can get by infusing, invalidating your efforts completely.
Instead, either dismantle or save your gear. Equip the best you have and increase your power level, as this will lead to better encounters and better drops.
Dismantle Your Old Gear
You can sell your old equipment in other role-playing games, but in Destiny 2, you simply dismantle it. Any old green or blue drops with power levels lower than your most potent items should be trashed. Considering that you get gunsmith materials for scrapping rare and legendary gear, it doesn’t sound half bad, does it?.
Take these to the Tower’s gunsmith to improve your standing with him. If you give the gunsmith enough pieces, you’ll fill a bar on the screen and eventually earn some new, more powerful gear, just like when you turn in reputation tokens.
Complete Strikes and Bounties
Strikes are a series of larger missions on your director that have their own playlist. The playlist will have a different “burn” active each week, which will amplify a specific element during the strikes. If you perform three strikes while using a character subclass that matches the burn each week, you’ll receive a Tier 1 gift.
Similarly, for completing eight of their bounties in a week, many of the Tower’s basic vendors will award you Tier 1 engrams. You should always try to complete as many bounties as possible, as doing so has a lot of advantages (including giving you experience that goes toward unlocking seasonal rewards).
Join a Clan
Teamwork makes everything better, and Destiny 2 is one of those games where this definitely holds true. Clans are an extremely significant resource for obtaining prizes. When you play the Crucible, Strikes, Gambit, Nightfall, and Raid activities with clanmates each week, you can earn Tier 1 engram.
It’s an incentive to create some Destiny 2 buddies as this helps the gear grind go by faster and makes it more enjoyable. Plus, if you contribute enough clan XP each week, you’ll receive a Tier 2 award, which translates to “play the game sufficiently, and you’ll earn a good prize every week.” Remember, Destiny 2 is a multiplayer game. Being social is part of the experience.
Buy a Carry Service
There are plenty of Destiny 2 Carries available all over the internet, just waiting to help you avoid all the grinding activities listed above. This way, you can trade in hours of building up your character for a battle-ready character firing on all cylinders. This will allow you to spend more hours actually playing at the highest level instead of working on getting there all the time.
Not only does this alleviate a lot of stress from the players, but it also makes the game more fun by opening you up to all the cool powers and options available to your character immediately. High-level play is extremely rewarding in Destiny 2, and a carry service will get you there in the blink of an eye.
Destiny 2 is one of the most popular and well-loved games in the world right now, and it is a joy to play. Playing competitively can be difficult, especially if you don’t know how to get to the top and stay there. With the help of this article, you now know exactly what to do. So, go forth and do it!