Destiny 2's Faction Rallies Go Live Soon, Here's What You Need To Know

Destiny 2's Faction Rallies Go Live Soon, Here's What You Need To Know

What is a Faction Rally? When does it go live? We have all the info here.

For a game with arguably infinite things to do on a moment-by-moment basis, Destiny 2's joy sure runs dry after players complete the weekly milestones, the towering raid Leviathan, the Trials of the Nine Crucible challenges, and scavenge a planet for all of Cayde-6's hidden treasure chests. (Actually, scribbling that all down sure sounds like a lot.) Starting tomorrow though, players get a new set of gear and challenges to overcome.

Starting Tuesday, September 26 at 2am PT / 5am ET, players will be able to pledge their allegiance to one of three factions and take part in Faction Rallies until October 3, which ends at the same time. The three factions are the same ones seen from Destiny 1. There's the all-black-everything clad Dead Orbit, the seemingly Warriors-themed Future War Cult, and the royalty-leaning New Monarchy.

The Faction Rallies work in a similar way to Splatoon 2's Splatfest events, where winner takes all, but losers still get to the end the day with at least a special little something. Players choose a particular side (Dead Orbit, Future War Cult, or New Monarchy), earn Faction Tokens by just playing the game generally (from public events in the world, looting Lost Sectors, or simply taking part in Strikes, the Raid, or the Crucible), and use said Tokens to receive in-game "Packages" of loot. Semi-similar to the Splatfest, the Faction with the most redeemed packages wins, akin to the winning team in the Splatfest's two-side competitions getting additional exclusive currency.

The winning Faction gets a special prize in Destiny 2. Each faction has a particular stronger weapon with potential to be unlocked. The Dead Orbit has a scout rifle; Future War Cult has a pulse rifle; and New Monarchy has a sidearm. At the end of the event, whichever faction prevails will have their powerful weapon go on sale for all. For faction members, the weapon will only cost 1,000 glimmer. For everyone else, it will be a costly 50,000 glimmer. The winning faction team (and weapon) will be announced at 10am on October 3.

For more on Destiny 2's upcoming Faction Rallies (and more), you can visit our guide for additional information.

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Caty McCarthy

Senior Editor

Caty McCarthy is a former freelance writer whose work has appeared in Kill Screen, VICE, The AV Club, Kotaku, Polygon, and IGN. When she's not blathering into a podcast mic, reading a book, or playing a billion video games at once, she's probably watching Terrace House or something. She is currently USgamer's Senior Editor.

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