The continuous efforts to improve the end-game content now sees Bungie working to introduce a new Destiny 2 difficulty mode in the near future.
Posting on its official website this week, the developer explained that the third difficulty tier needs to align with two goals. It should provide a challenge that stays relevant with each new expansion pack, and be available to all players.
“Moving forward, we are investigating adding a 3rd difficulty to all Prestige activities, so that we can provide both a challenge that stays relevant with each new Expansion, and a Prestige version that is available to all players,” Bungie announced.
For the time being, this new Destiny 2 difficulty mode remains without a name. Bungie will probably provide more details when it resumes work in January after returning from the holiday break.
The normal version of the Leviathan raid requires a power level of at least 270. This recommendation increases to 300 for the Prestige difficulty mode. Should a third tier be added, it will probably require a power level of 330 to accommodate the increased cap brought on by Curse of Osiris. Unless Bungie is interested in having this new Destiny 2 difficulty mode scale with the next expansion pack, expect a fourth difficulty tier to be added next year.
Curse of Osiris arrived earlier this month and received a less than ideal reception. It attracted criticism against the unorthodox locking of vanilla content that was already paid for when players bought the game back in September. Bungie finally addressed this matter this week.