Destiny 2 Faction Rally winner: Who won from Dead Orbit, Future War Cult and New Monarchy

Who won out of the three Factions in the second Faction Rally?

Destiny 2 Faction Rally returned to Destiny 2 for a second week (or for the first time on PC) giving the players a choice of supporting one of three Factions in order to be rewarded with discounts from their unique wares.

What Faction to choose isn't an easy question to answer, but those who played the original game will recognize the three in question - Dead Orbit, Future War Cult and New Monarchy - so you may already have a preference.

However, whoever you chose, Bungie has announced a winner.

Who was the Faction Rally winner?

The winner of the second Faction Rally (or first on PC) was... New Monarchy!

This means that all three factions will sell wares that any player can purchase, but for those who aligned with New Monarchy, you'll get it at a much cheaper price.

  • Weapon cost for members of winning Faction: 1,000 Glimmer
  • Weapon cost for players of other Factions: 50,000 Glimmer

For those counting - that's one victory to Dead Orbit, and one for New Monarchy. Who knows - perhaps Future War Cult will win out next time?

Destiny 2 Faction Rally explained and how to choose a Faction

From November 7 to November 14, players aligned themselves with one of three Factions, who are recruiting Guardians to help them "gather supplies and destroy enemy resources". Doing so will give you Tokens, which can be used to level up their Faction like any other.


At the end of the week, the Faction who has redeemed the most Faction Packages will be deemed the winner, who will then sell a specific weapon to every player in the game.

However, if you are part of that winning Faction, it'll be available at a significant discount:

  • Weapon cost for members of winning Faction: 1,000 Glimmer
  • Weapon cost for players of other Factions: 50,000 Glimmer

You will of course earn other weapons and gear from your Faction as you redeem Faction Packages.

It's worth noting gear your receive from these Factions will drop below your level - and not at max Power level cap like end game activities Nightfall and the Raid.

How to choose a Faction

Note there are spoilers for Destiny 2's end game, so skip the below if you have yet to complete the story.

Once you have completed the game's story, travel to the new Tower social space and you will be prompted to join a Faction by visiting one of the three Faction vendors, who are in the following locations:

  • Dead Orbit: Hangar, turn left to the north side
  • Future War Cult: Hangar, turn left as soon as you go in and up the stairs
  • New Monarchy: Bazaar, in the far south west corner

After visiting all three, you'll then have to choose one to join.

If you did Faction Rally first time round, then you don't need to do the tour - just visit the Faction you want to join. So while you cannot change Faction after choosing in a given week, you can change allegiances between Faction Rally events.

Note if you are running multiple characters, each one can be of a different Faction, according to Bungie.

How to level up and earn Tokens your Faction

As with each Faction, you have to earn Tokens in order to level them up and earn rewards. You can do so from the following activities:

For this specific Faction Rally, YouTuber xHOUNDISHx has discovered a very effective farming method on the EDZ that allows you to get a high amount of Tokens in a short space of time, until Bungie patch it out of course:

Remember you can level up your Faction all the way until the Weekly Reset.

It's worth nothing after 30 Faction rewards, anything received afterwards will be Faction Shaders, according to Bungie - we assume to stop people farming them too much for easy gear.

Destiny 2 guide, story walkthrough Class changes, Exotics, levelling and more explained. Destiny 2 guide, story walkthrough

Need more help? Our Destiny 2 guide and walkthrough gives you an overview of everything to do with the game, including the main campaign. If you're a returning player, the Faction Rally winner has been announced following the weekly reset, and we have guides for the Savathun's Song Nightfall and latest Treasure Map locations, plus other regular activities such as Flashpoints, Heroic Public Events, and Lost Sectors on Io, Nessus, Titan and the EDZ. We also explain how to Power level to the 265, 300 and 305 Power caps, what to spend Glimmer on, how Mods, Infusion, and Engrams and Legendary Shards work, what Ornaments you can get, how to unlock classes and subclasses, how to tackle Trials of the Nine, a Destiny 2 Exotics list and how to complete the Destiny 2 Raid and its third Challenge Mode. Finally, we have details of December's Destiny 2 DLC Curse of Osiris.

Which Faction is best to choose from Dead Orbit, Future War Cult and New Monarchy

As with Pokémon Go's three Teams, there is no right or wrong choice of Factions on offer. Though their individual weapon rewards are unique, they all have a spread of the same weapon and gear types that you can also receive from Faction reward drops.

Perhaps the most compelling reason is what gear you find the most attractive, and so it's worth having eyes on each Faction's range of wares, which are as follows:

Dead Orbit


Future War Cult


New Monarchy


Other possible considerations include:

  • What your friends or clanmates are part of
  • Who has won in previous Rallies (Dead Orbit won first time) to give you a better chance of success of getting the discounted 'winning' item
  • Your choice in the original Destiny

Or it could be entirely random. Ultimately it's a decision that shouldn't keep you up at night; no matter what Faction you choose, you'll be able to earn the 'winning' weapon, provided you have enough Glimmer saved up - and at the rate you earn it, it shouldn't be too difficult.


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