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Factions are in-universe groups with which various characters, including Guardians, can align themselves. Most faction representatives are located in the Tower, selling unique weapons and armor for their factions.[1][2] In addition to the main factions, there are several other sub-factions associated with certain activities and vendors.


In Destiny, Each faction has a reputation associated with it. Reputation is earned by performing activities, and will periodically "rank up" once a certain amount has been earned. Upon ranking up, the faction will send the player a package containing a random piece of Faction-specific gear, and for ranks 1-3 will also unlock additional items for purchase at the faction's vendor.

Any activity the player performs will contribute to either of these factions- Crucible matches will contribute to Crucible, while Story Missions, Strikes, and Patrol will contribute to Vanguard. Bounties from Berg 99-40 or Xander 99-40 will also contribute to these factions.

A player must pledge to one of these factions in order to earn reputation with them; doing so will cause any activity that earns Vanguard or Crucible rep to also earn faction rep. A player may only be pledged to one faction at a time and may only pledge to a new faction once per week.

Destiny Factions[]

  • Future War Cult, represented by Lakshmi-2, believes that war and conflict are the only worthy cause that exists and that humanity must always be prepared and willing to fight.
  • Dead Orbit, represented by Arach Jalaal, believes that humanity's highest priority should be to leave Earth behind and spread out through the cosmos.
  • New Monarchy, represented by Executor Hideo, believes that the City's government should be replaced with a single benevolent monarch.

Destiny 2 Factions[]


  1. (2014 June 19) YouTubeDestiny Alpha - All NPCs in the Tower Retrieved 21 June 2014.
  2. Dague, David. (2014) "Bungie Weekly Update - 05/09/2014". Bungie. Retrieved 16 May 2014.