Destiny 2 Factions Guide - Faction Rallies Event, Dead Orbit, Future War Cult, New Monarchy, Faction Tokens Guide

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Destiny 2 Factions are finally making their triumphant return to the sequel, after being absent for right around a month. They will be introduced into Destiny 2 in the form of the Faction Rallies event, which gives players the choice between three Factions, and the loot items that each of them offer up for committed players. We'll be breaking down all three Factions, as well as their loot items, in this Destiny 2 Faction Rallies guide.

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Destiny 2 Faction Rallies Guide

So, we mentioned above that Factions are being introduced into Destiny 2 by way of a special event, but what are the details of this upcoming event? Starting on September 26, around 2 am PST/5 am EST when the Destiny 2 Milestones reset, the Faction Rallies event will be introduced into the game. Players will then have the option of pledging allegiance to one of three Factions, each of which we'll now outline:

  • Dead Orbit - The Dead Orbit Faction is represented by the somber looking Arach Jalaal, and were introduced later in on the lifespan of the original Destiny.
  • Future War Cult - Represented in Destiny 2 by Lakshmi-2, the Future War Cult Faction is home to Destiny 2's second robotic vendor, the other being the Gunsmith Banshee-44.
  • New Monarchy - The third and final faction being introduced in the Faction Rallies event, the New Monarchy Faction is represented by the sinister Executor Hideo.

Just below, we've posted a screenshot of where you find every Faction Rallies vendor within the Traveler social hub. New Monarchy can be found to the very left of the area, near Hawthorne and Ikora Rey, while Dead Orbit and Future War Cult can both be found in the Hangar area of the Traveler, near Amanda Holliday and Cayde-6.

Once you've pledged allegiance to one of the three factions, you'll then have to earn Faction Tokens, which you can do by taking part in Public Events, Lost Sectors, Strikes, Crucible matches, or completing the Leviathan Raid. You'll have to turn in roughly 20 Faction Tokens to your chosen representative in order to earn a reward package from them, and this is basically how the vendor rewards system works in the rest of Destiny 2..

Destiny 2 Faction Rallies Reward Loot

Once you've turned in enough Faction Tokens to earn a Reward Package from your chosen Faction representative, you'll earn a random weapon, armor item, or shader from said vendor. While we can't guarantee which item you'll earn on any given occasion, we can outline the range of items that each Faction vendor offers, in the photos just below.

The range of gear that the New Monarchy Faction offers.
All the possible items you can earn from Future War Cult.
Destiny 2's Dead Orbit faction reward items.

There's quite a lot of gear to earn for each faction, and just below you can see one of the shader items that can be earned from the Future War Cult Faction:

One of the shaders of the Future War Cult Faction.

We mentioned the times that the Destiny 2 Faction Rallies event begins, but when does it end? Just below, you can find the worldwide times that the Faction Rallies event will draw to a close at:

October 3:

  • 10 am PST
  • 1 pm EST
  • 6 pm BST
  • 7 pm CEST

When the Faction Rallies event draws to a close, Bungie will tally the total Faction Tokens that have been turned into each faction since the event began. The Faction that has earned the most total Faction Tokens will then be declared the winner, and players that originally committed to that winning Faction will then have the opportunity to purchase a "powerful weapon" from their representative vendor, for the small price of 50,000 Glimmer.

You can see all three of these elite weapons just below, and we've also listed the Faction that each of them belong to.

Dead Orbit's Faction Rallies event reward item.
The powerful hand cannon weapon of the New Monarchy Faction.
Future War Cult's Faction Rallies reward item.

So, all that's left for you to do now is choose which Faction you want to pledge your allegiance to now that the Faction Rallies event has kicked off. If Bungie post any updates during the event, we'll be sure to update this guide to reflect the updates.

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