Destiny 2 Faction Rally returns for a third time, 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.
Destiny 2 Faction Rally explained and how to choose a Faction
Between February 20 to February 27, players can align 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
The weapon in question for this Faction Rally are the following:
You will of course earn other weapons and gear from your Faction as you redeem Faction Packages, the armour of which can be equipped with Ornaments.
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:
- Completing Public Events, as well as newly-added enemy resources to capture in Patrol areas
- Completing Lost Sectors, and getting extra Tokens from bonus scannables
- Completing Strikes
- Completing the Raid
- Completing Crucible Matches
- Daily Faction Rally Milestones
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.
Looking for more help? When you're not looking forward to Destiny 2's Crimson Days event, our Curse of Osiris guide and walkthrough can explain everything with the recent expansion, including the new Eater of Worlds Raid Lair and how to get Lost Prophecy Forge weapons, new Destiny 2 Exotics and Masterworks weapons and armour. We can also help you reach the 330 / 335 max Power level cap , decide what to spend Glimmer and Legendary Shards on, how Mods, Infusion, and Engrams work, plus a full walkthrough of the Destiny 2 Leviathan Raid.
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:
Future War Cult
Other possible considerations include:
- What your friends or clanmates are part of
- Who has won in previous Rallies (Dead Orbit has won once, and New Monarchy twice so far - perhaps its finally Future War Cult's turn?) to give you a better chance of success of getting the discounted 'winning' item
- Your choice in the original Destiny
Or it could be one chosen at 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 purchase the 'winning' weapon, provided you have enough Glimmer saved up - and at the rate you earn it, it shouldn't be too difficult.