Destiny: level 26 characters are roaming the Tower

Destiny players are already reaching the highest character levels, only hours after the game has gone live.

Levelling isn’t necessarily hard to do in Destiny, so it’s not a massive surprise to see this level 26 character strutting around the Tower.


It seems this is indeed a Bungie employee, but come tomorrow you guys will see players close I'm sure!

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urwifeminder1558d ago

Max ranks wandering around looking for something to do.

NewMonday1558d ago

last time I played a couple of hours ago the highest levels a saw were a few 10s.

Webbyy1558d ago

26 in a few hours is a bit crazy though. Bungie i wish they made it alil tougher to level. quick leveling that fast is a bit boring.

NewMonday1558d ago

last MMO I played was fast to level cap(DCUO) but the work starts with the high level raids and getting the high stat gear. leveling is just a tutorial for these kinds of games.

Fireseed1558d ago

Destiny is NOT an MMO, and I think we'd be willing to buy the "Leveling is a tutorial" bull if
A.) this was actually an MMO
B.) there wasn't a lack of end game content

SilentNegotiator1558d ago

To anyone that hasn't read Mikelarry's comment, we've been trolled.


mikeslemonade1557d ago

lame.. I haven't bought the game and this makes me not want to buy it

avengers19781557d ago

I'm at level 7 and played for 3 hours... My brother has played a little longer than me and is at 11. Anyone that has played this game non stop could easily hit level cap. I imagine that future DLC will bring higher level caps.

KAEM71557d ago (Edited 1557d ago )

@mikeslemonade: It's a bungie employee. In my experience the leveling up goes at a fair rate. Ive put in 2x 6 hour sessions and im level 17

edit I think ive played longer actually more like a total of 14 hours

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amnalehu1558d ago

Some people have been playing the game since last week. So yeh, it is feasible to see some very high level players at this point.

OOMagnum1558d ago

How...when the servers were opened yesterday and its online only?

DC7771558d ago

The usual mmo nomads who speed level, complain there is nothing to do on forums then quit.

3-4-51558d ago

lvl 26!

I got to lvl 4 last

reko1558d ago

Level 5 here lol took me 1 and 30 minutes.

dumahim1558d ago

Level cap is 20. Gear boosts your level beyond that with a stat called Light.

MWMonroe23951557d ago (Edited 1557d ago )

Bungie said this game will have a 10 year lifespan. Expect this game to have more dlc than all of the call of duty games combined! No joke

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Mikelarry1558d ago (Edited 1558d ago )

the same article on IGN confirms this person is a bungie employee

people just enjoy the game, some have been complaining that no new AAA game has been out for a while one comes out and people are nit picking

EDIT: ok this article on vg is just trolling for hits as in the kotaku article it mentions the below qoute

" and lo, that handle's profile indicates that he/she is indeed a Bungie employee."

but vg omitted to add that to thier article for hits poor journalism.

Volkama1558d ago (Edited 1558d ago )

I wouldn't be at all surprised to see level 20 characters rampaging around by now. Some people make a competition of getting to the top as fast as possible, and they're ridiculously efficient in it.

Whenever a WoW expansion comes out there will be players racing to get to the new level cap within 3 or 4 hours. The same content would take me a month or two. But dammit, my priest was not gonna spec shadow!

Septic1558d ago

"Whenever a WoW expansion comes out there will be playings racing to get to the new level cap within 3 or 4 hours. The same content would take me a month or two. But dammit, my priest was not gonna spec shadow!"

Haha yeah so true. And here I was, reaching max level after a year or two of the expansion coming out lol.

I paid real money for gold as well. What a waste that was.

Nothing surprises me anymore online so yeah, I expect to see max characters running around already.

UnwanteDreamz1558d ago (Edited 1558d ago )

The first expansion drops in December. New lvl cap worlds missions etc..

Volkama1558d ago (Edited 1558d ago )

The first content pack does drop around then, but I don't think it includes as much as that. The featured content appears to be a 'raid' set under the surface of the moon, and there will be some missions and smaller bits and pieces along with it.

That's the impression I got from the brief description up on the stores anyway.

SilentNegotiator1558d ago (Edited 1558d ago )

Hating on Destiny is big clicking business right now. Sites won't let things like "facts" get in the way.

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-Foxtrot1558d ago (Edited 1558d ago )'s either employees of Bungie or crazed obsessed fans

crosstrigger1558d ago

Why the balls would they set the cap at 26? That makes absolutely no sense, unless there are (for lack of a better term) "Paragon levels" like Diablo 3. I expect Destiny will play itself out very quickly unless they have a bunch of patches planned.

mhunterjr1558d ago

The numbers are arbitrary. For all you know a lvl 26 in this game could be similar to a 100 in another. It just depends on how their progression system works.

crosstrigger1558d ago

You are not wrong, but if these people are not Bungie members then clearly reaching top level is no more than a 10-15 hour journey... I have been hearing people reaching level 10 in 6 hours so you do the math.

beerzombie1558d ago

This game is a grind. They talked about it being a discovery of new armor and guns. I am not buying it but what they are doing is just fine and the game is built around grinding for better gear.

sourav931558d ago

Yeah, but levelling up, in any game, isn't linear. Just because you reached level 10 is 6 hours, doesn't mean you'll reach level 20 in 12. It's an exponential curve. Levelling up gets harder as your level gets higher.

crosstrigger1558d ago

Hope you are right.... some neogaf kids are already at 15....

Baka-akaB1558d ago

it doesnt matter if they are . Whatever the mmo and online game there will be people rushing through any amount of content .

It reflects on them not so much the game imo .

mhunterjr1558d ago (Edited 1558d ago )

That's the thing I can't 'do the math' because I don't have access to their ranking system. For all I know, the amount of xp required to rank up increases exponentially with each level. It might take six hours to reach lvl 10, then another 36hrs to reach lvl 20.

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