As with other MMO-style titles, New World offers its own faction system, with players able to align themselves with three groups that each want different things from Aeternum. The Marauders believe in strength through military force, while the Syndicate pursue knowledge as a means to power. Finally, the Covenant are a religious order tasked with stamping out what they deem “unholy”.
Who Are The Syndicate?
The Syndicate are, in many ways, a series of scholars. They believe in the endless search for knowledge as a way to not only better oneself, but usher in a new age of enlightenment.
They’re also pretty secretive and cunning, relying on the power of information to encourage others to join them.
To side with them, you’ll need to hit level 10 and complete a quest that introduces all three, then head to the Syndicate leader and pledge your allegiance.
What Kind Of Player Does The Syndicate Suit?
If you’re the type of player to avoid head-on conflict and look for a smarter (or sneakier) solution, then The Syndicate is for you.
That’s not to say they’re above getting their hands dirty - you’ll still find yourself engaging in plenty of content through Aeternum, and you’ll earn Syndicate armor for your efforts, too.
If you talk in hushed tones and love a bit of political intrigue, then welcome to The Syndicate.
What If I Change My Mind?
Luckily, the factions system is pretty flexible. While you can’t jump into whichever faction is currently dominating (more on that shortly), you can change to another faction every 120 days.
What Can Factions Do For Me?
Depending on your chosen allegiance, you’ll be able to squad up with friends, or tangle with other factions in PvP.
Each faction has its own specific gear to earn, and you’ll find various discounts and perks throughout Aeternum if your faction is in power.
To be able to run a town or even an entire region, your faction will need to be working together to complete missions and improve its standing.
If your Faction rules the roost, you’ll get loot bonuses, better yields of crafting, and even deal more damage to enemies – so it’s worth keeping your team at the top.