A lot of choices on their hands

When Destiny 2 comes to PC on October 24th, new guardians are going to have a lot of choices on their hands. For starters, there is which race to pick, which class to play, and which subclass they’ll want to specialize in.


They’ll also have options to customize their look with armor shaders. They’ll need determine which exotic guns and armors they’ll want to pursue. And on top of all that, new guardians will also have to choose which faction they want to pledge their loyalty to.


Sounds like a bit of a Titan-sized order right?


But it doesn’t have to be. Choosing a faction won’t change how you experience the game, not like, say choosing Horde or Alliance in World of Warcraft might. Instead, you’ll have access to a unique cache of guns and armor (because really, isn’t that what this is all about anyway), each with a slightly different color scheme depending on which faction you pick.


So who to choose? What is each faction about and what do they stand for? Let this lore guide to Destiny 2’sthree core factions help you decide.

It’s hard to look at the wealth of human history, examine life under absolute monarchies and other authoritarian regimes, and go ‘yeah let’s bring that back!’ But the New Monarchy faction led by Executor Hideo wants exactly that. They believe that the City, with it’s current system Vanguards and the Speaker, leave the city weak. They believe the best way to usher in a new Golden Age for humanity is for the city to be united under “a single sovereign of unimpeachable character.”


That potentially alarming caveat aside, on paper the New Monarchy is a faction of inclusiveness and improvement. They’re guided by the principle of “Together we rise,” along with seven tenants all designed to promote harmony and collective advancement within the city walls. Overall the New Monarchy might be a pretty decent faction, if you can get over the whole enlightened despotism bit.