Dead Orbit’s Grenade Launcher Gives Other Factions a Chance in Next Week’s Destiny 2 Faction Rallies

November 3, 2017Written by Chandler Wood

Destiny 2 Faction Rallies are coming back next week. From November 7 to November 13, Guardians can once again pledge their loyalty to one of the three factions in the Tower and complete activities to earn tokens and collect reward packages. This time around, there are some changes to the token economy and how many will be rewarded for certain activities. Senior Designer Tim Williams made the following comments about the reward adjustments.

Faction Rallies
  • Strikes now reward faction tokens at a range of 5 to 9 faction tokens per completion (up from 3 to 7)
    • Nightfall now rewards 10 to 18 faction tokens on first completion per character
  • Completing Heroic Public Events now rewards 5 faction tokens (down from 8)
  • Destroying enemy resources no longer rewards faction tokens
    • Opening Lost Sector Chests now rewards 3 faction tokens for each fireteam member
Strikes should feel more worthy of the time you invest in them. We noticed that players felt Lost Sectors were useful, but disliked the fact that they couldn’t enjoy them with a fireteam, so we moved the faction tokens from the destructible items to the chest at the end of the activity. The destructibles will still be featured as a daily milestone and are still available to help your fireteam clear out the Lost Sector.
We’re all excited to see which faction the players will help to win this faction rally. We’ll be watching and looking to improve the Faction Rallies over time, so please keep the feedback coming!
There are a bunch of new weapons that can be earned from packages this time around, which can be seen in the gallery below. As with the first Faction Rally, the winning faction will be selling a special weapon. The weapon will be 1,000 glimmer if you’ve pledged to them, or 50,000 if you have not. New Monarchy has a sword and Future War Cult will reward a Fusion Rifle if they win.
Interestingly, it looks like Bungie selected a grenade launcher–notoriously thought to be the worst weapon type in the game–as the Dead Orbit reward. Normally Dead Orbit is the clear cut winner due to their black and white aesthetic, but is this poor reward to give the other factions a fighting chance at coming out victorious?
[Source: Bungie]