Faction Rallies

From Destinypedia, the Destiny wiki

Guardians in Faction Rally gear

Faction Rallies are a week-long community activity introduced in Destiny 2. They were removed from the game and Luke Smith confirmed in his Directors Cut for 2019, that Faction Rallies will no longer happen and they Bungie has no plans on adding them back. [1]

Overview[edit]

During a Faction Rally, players could pledge themselves to one of the Last City's three Consensus factions: Dead Orbit, Future War Cult, and New Monarchy. This pledge lasted for the duration of the event and could not be changed until the next Rally occurred.

The objective was to collect as many faction tokens as possible during the event by participating in various activities, including Strikes, Crucible matches, Raids, Public Events, destroying supply crates in Lost Sectors, and completing the faction's daily milestone. These tokens were exchanged with the faction representatives Arach Jalaal, Lakshmi-2, and Executor Hideo in the Tower to acquire faction-themed gear. When the Rally would end, the faction that amassed the most tokens across all of its pledged players is would be declared the winner.

To entice players to their side, each faction would showcase one exclusive Legendary weapon as a reward, but only the winning faction of the Rally will sell their weapon. Those who had pledged to that faction could purchase the weapon for 1,000 Glimmer, while those who had pledged to the other factions will have to pay 50,000 Glimmer if they had wished to own it.[1]

Event-only changes[edit]

Tower vendors[edit]

Arach Jalaal, Lakshimi-2, and Executor Hideo served as the representatives and vendors for each faction. During the week of the Rally, they would allow players to pledge to their faction and would offer exclusive gear in exchange for tokens. When the Rally ended, the representative of the winning faction will sell the reward weapon for one week afterwards. All representatives would also continue to accept any unredeemed tokens for that week; if tokens were not redeemed before the next weekly reset, they would be removed from the player's inventory without compensation.

Lost Sector supply crates[edit]

For the duration of a rally, between one and four destructible, explosive supply crates will also appear in Lost Sectors across the Solar System. Destroying these crates grants one faction token apiece.

Supply retrieval event[edit]

For the duration of the Rally, Patrol spaces feature an additional Public Event-like activity; this event does not contribute to the Flashpoint milestone or count as a Public Event completion. The Red Legion or House of Dusk will drop four supply crates which will be guarded by standard troops and Retrieval Specialist Incendiors or Stealth Tracker Marauders. Capture each crate to earn a faction token. Once three out of four crates are captured, a Quartermaster Colossus or Vendetta Shank Heavy Shank will arrive to defend the fourth crate. After all crates are captured, a loot chest will appear with Public Event-level rewards.

Removal[edit]

At the end of Season 3 in Destiny 2, big changes started to arrive. Bungie announced that Faction Rallies would be pulled out of the game, to be reevaluated. Faction Tokens became unredeemable, and Exotic Catalysts that required event participation were moved to other activities. In Luke Smiths 2020 Directors Cut, he announced that Bungie had no plans to bring back Faction Rallies, "the reward gear hasn't been used that much our character cast is growing too large, and crucially, they didn’t drive a bunch of engagement with the game. "he stated. The Faction Reps. still remain in their locations.

Trivia[edit]

  • Currently, New Monarchy possesses the longest Faction Rally streak.
  • Future War Cult has only won one Faction Rally since the release of Faction Rallies.

Gallery[edit]

List of appearances[edit]

References[edit]