Joining a New World faction is one of the early steps players will take after beginning their journey in Aeternum. Players are given a choice to freely choose between the Marauders, Syndicate, and Covenant. While the difference between them is primarily cosmetic, players will likely pick the faction that their friends have joined or the one that they best relate to. It’s a big decision to make, as once a player joins a coalition in New World, switching to another won’t be easy. However, there is a way for players to switch between factions in New World, granted they have the proper resources and have passed the required time restriction.
Switching Factions in New World
To switch factions in New World, players must open the player character’s “Bio” menu by pressing “K” and selecting the “Bio” tab. Within this window, players have the option to change their faction; however, there are a few restrictions in place.
First, switching factions in New World costs Azoth, a special currency in New World that is used to respec a weapon’s Mastery Tree or teleport to fast travel points across the map. Players can also use Azoth as a resource for crafting items, making their added bonuses more powerful. Azoth can be farmed by completing quests, clearing Corrupted Breaches, killing enemies, and even gathering materials by using a piece of gear imbued with the “Azoth Extraction” perk. Players will need 100 Azoth to switch between factions.
The next restriction is related to time. A player in New World is not allowed to change their faction within 120 days of choosing a new or different one, meaning players can only switch sides approximately 3 times a year. Additionally, players will lose all their title progression and gear after changing. In conclusion, while switching one’s faction in New World is possible, the optimal choice would be to confidently pick one and stick with it unless it becomes indispensable to change alliances.
New World is available on PC.