There are three factions to choose from while playing New World: Syndicate, Marauders, and Covenant, and each one has differences that will shape the way that you play the game.
On the island of Aeternum, the game introduces three groups to opt-in to, each with its own aesthetic, armor, and quests.
We’re going to break down each faction in New World and the differences between them.
- New World factions
- Faction differences
- Which faction to choose
- Is there a best New World faction?
- How to switch factions
The three different factions in New World are Syndicate, Covenant, and Marauders. Players will be given the option to choose between the three after completing a series of quests and reaching Level 10.
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Each features their own color scheme, along with distinct lore to fit into your particular fantasy:
|Syndicate||The Syndicate is a secretive organization of boundless guile and intellect in search of forbidden knowledge to usher in a new age of enlightenment.|
|Covenant||The Covenant is a fanatical order that has charged itself with cleansing the land of heretics and defilers so that its true holy nature can flourish and justice can be restored.|
|Marauders||The Marauders are a ruthless military force bent on establishing a free nation where anyone with the strength to do so can prosper and profit.|
While the differences between New World’s factions are typically minimal, your first choice should be made carefully, as you’ll have to wait 120 days before being able to change to another.
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Players looking to align with a mage-like group would be right at home with the Syndicate; those wanting to fight for glory would be better suited to the Marauders, and The Covenant faction is perfect for those looking to take on a Support or Defensive build.
Essentially, the only differences between the three are:
- The faction’s lore
- Faction-specific gear
- Player Companies that are associated with a particular faction
- The faction’s particular theme and color scheme
- Unique faction quests
With all this said, the faction you should choose will depend on which team you want to associate yourself with.
If your friends are all aligned with Syndicate, for example, it’s worth joining them to ensure you can play all of the game’s content together throughout Aeternum.
There’s no option to do PVP within your own faction, however, so if you’re looking to spar with your friends, it could be worth having them join an opposing team.
Even though the Syndicate is the most popular faction in New World, all factions have similar designs and offer the same benefits to its players.
You technically won’t be at a disadvantage if you choose a specific faction over the other.
However, if you are someone who cares about the popularity of factions, then the Syndicate is the most popular, closely followed by the Marauders.
It is possible to switch factions in New World. Despite this, there are some rules if you do decide to make the switch:
- You must wait at least 120 days (around 4 months),
- You cannot switch to whichever one currently holds the most territory.
So, there you have it – everything you need to know about New World factions and the differences between them.
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