Everything We Know About Seasonal Power Bonus in Shadowkeep

Now, we all know how much Power Level matters in games like Destiny 2. It revolves mostly around how much powerful gear/weapons you have. There some of us who lives the PvE aspect of the game and there are those who prefer the PvP (Crucible, Competitive) aspect of the game. Well, in today’s Director’s Cut by Luke Smith, Bungie made it easy for players to level in with Seasonal Power Bonus going live this fall.

Seasonal Power Bonus in Shadowkeep

Shadowkeep will introduce a long-awaited feature called – Artifacts back into Destiny 2. They were first added with Rise of Iron in Destiny 1 but were removed in Destiny 2 for some reason. Now, with Shadowkeep Artifacts are back and will be playing a HUGE role in making you feel Powerful event without Pinnacle activates.

Destiny 2 Seasonal Power Bonus

In the blog-post, Luke Smith elaborated that Destiny 2 players will have a new Power Level in Shadowkeep that is – Seasonal Power Level. This allows players who prefer not to play Raids, Iron Banner or other Pinnacle activities, to have higher Power Level that Season. He also said that this power level will be tied to your Account – not your currently logged in character. Here’s how Luke Smith described Seasonal Power Bonus in Shadowkeep:

“Second, the seasonal artifact can award players a Power bonus, but that bonus is not applied to gear (nor does it increase the Power of future drops), but instead to all of your characters. This is meant to give players who can’t or don’t want to play pinnacle activities a seasonal path to Power. This way, even if a player doesn’t play the raid, Iron Banner, or the [REDACTED], they can still have a high Power value for the Season. Leveling the artifact to raise your Power is meant to be Seasonal character growth. Each Season, we’ll have a new artifact with new mods that change how you play—and the Power bonus will reset.”

New Starting Power Level

Destiny 2 Seasonal Power Bonus

This is a great addition for those who don’t play Pinnacle Activities. Obviously, we’ll have to wait and see how this actually works in-game. If you don’t know, Bungie also revealed (in their blog-post) that Starting power level in Shadowkeep will be 750 for (old) and new players. Click here to learn more about it.

Destiny 2: Shadowkeep will be hitting PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC, on October 1, 2019, and later in November on Google Stadia.