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Destiny 2: Allegiance Quest guide - All quest steps and rewards

How to complete both Allegiance quests.

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Our Destiny 2 Allegiance Quest guide contains all the quest steps for the Drifter and Vanguard quests (The Investigation and Honor Among Thieves), as well as the rewards for completion.

For Destiny 2’s Season of the Drifter, Bungie’s introduced a questline where you’ll have to choose a side for the first time ever. You can either side with the Drifter, or stay loyal to the righteous Vanguard - a tough choice indeed.

Depending on which side you choose, you’ll receive a different reward package. Right now we don’t have info on what goodies are lurking inside, but going by the lengthy questlines, they’re sure to provide some decent loot.

Below we’ve put together a simple breakdown of both the Drifter and Vanguard questlines so you can get to them as soon as they launch.

We’ll update this page once we know what rewards you’ll earn for each questline. Stay tuned!

Credit goes to light.gg for the info.

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How to start the Allegiance Quest

To unlock this quest, you'll need to have completed The Drifter's initial Gambit Prime and The Reckoning quest steps up until the point you've got yourself some tier 1 Gambit Prime Armour.

Once you've done all of this, go ahead and speak to The Drifter. He'll then give a choice between siding with him, or the Vanguard.

Do pay attention to the small print when you're making a choice, as they both have different repercussions.

Vanguard Questline - “The Investigation”

Quest Step #1 - “Signed, Sealed, Delivered”

“You’ve chosen to steer clear of the Drifter. You should probably tell your new friend Aunor...

- Find a terminal in the Tower Hangar where you can compose an encrypted message.

Quest Step #2 - “A Message of Solidarity”

”Aunor is one of the Hidden, a covert group of Guardians who gather sensitive intelligence. You’ve heard rumors that they’re embedded on just about every active Vanguard front, including the Tower. With your message in hand, you begin to look around, hoping to find one of them. Maybe they can get your message to Aunor.”

-Find the Hidden agent in the Tower Hangar to drop off your message.

Quest Step #3 - “Wiretapping The Annex”

”Aunor wants you to bug Drifter’s new haunt in the Annex. She believes that eavesdropping on Drifter remotely will yield valuable intel on his next move.”

- Find suitable locations in the Annex to plant audio surveillance devices.

Quest Step #4 - “Surveillance”

"That's one to check off our bucket list," Ghost remarks dryly. "Let's see if the feed's working."

- Return to the Tower Hangar terminal you used to author a message to Aunor.

- Activate the terminal to monitor the bugs you just planted.

Quest Step #5 - “Sting Operation”

“You picked up a lead while you were spying on the Drifter's conversations. He's sending someone to pick up an important shipment from Spider. Maybe you can get there first…”

Visit the Spider in the Tangled Shore.

Quest Step #6 - “A Reasonable Price”

”Spider is willing to stop trading with the Drifter...for the right price. He’s asking for quite a lot of Glimmer. You’re not happy about the arrangement, nor do you trust Spider, but after a quick consultation with Ghost, you both agree it’s likely worth it. Spider does keep his word after all.”

- Pay off Spider.

Quest Step #7 - “Looking For a Lead”

”Spider told you Drifter might be planning something on Titan. Aunor agrees it’s worth taking a look around. Without any sense of where to start, you set a course for the Rig.”

- Complete a Heroic reprise of adventure “Siren Song” on Titan.

Quest Step #8 - “Prime Research”

”Keep spying on the Drifter for Aunor by playing his games. Drifter knows your true motivations, but he also needs Motes.”

- Bank Motes (50) while playing Gambit or Gambit Prime.

Quest Step #9 - “Lifeguard Duty”

”Aunor says that the Drifter has been flooding the Crucible with his followers. She’s worried that Drifter’s fake-Dredgens will collide with genuine Dredgens, and someone might get legitimately killed. But your reputation precedes you. If you’re there as a lifeguard, people will likely behave.”

- Defeat Guardians (25) in the Crucible.

Quest Step #10 - “Bomb Threat”

”You’ve extracted a number of keywords from your surveillance transcript that suggests, perhaps, the Drifter has planted explosives somewhere - but the Drifter’s Gambit takes place throughout the solar system. They could be anywhere. You resolve to head up to the Derelict to begin you investigation. Maybe there’s a clue there somewhere.”

- Enter the activity “Mystery and Potential” via the Gambit Director and search the Derelict for some kind of clue.

Quest Step #11 - “The Survival Guide”

”After investigating the Drifter’s Haul, you discovered he has hidden messages around the EDZ for his protege. One of those tapes could contain the final piece of evidence that you and Aunor need to prove for once and for all that the Drifter is up to no good.”

- Search the EDZ for Drifter’s tapes. Once tape can be found near computer consoles in each of the following patrol areas and Lost Sectors: Trostland, Skydock IV, Flooded Chasm, Soujourner’s Camp, Excavation Site XII, Winding Cove, and Scavenger’s Den.

Quest Step #12 - “Hard Truths”

”You are the Guardian of the Last City. You live by your principles: loyalty, honor, justice. It chafes at you that you’ve heard messages the Drifter intended for someone else. You send him a message to let him know - and further, that you intend to visit him in person.”

- Visit Drifter in the Annex of the Tower.

REWARD

To collect this reward, you'll need to visit Ikora in the Tower.

Praxic Loyalty Package - A package to reward you for your royalty to the Vanguard during the Season of the Drifter.

It contains:

  • One Enhancement Core.
  • One piece of Vanguard armour, or a Vanguard weapon.
  • Three Boons of the Vanguard.

Drifter Questline - “Honor Among Thieves”

Quest Step #1 - “Black Market Deals”

”Drifter tells you he regularly does business with the Spider. Spider is all too happy to supply Drifter's scams with equipment and fresh fodder, and he has a fresh shipment waiting for pick up. "Ask him for 'the jerky,'" Drifter tells you, winking.”

- Visit Spider in the Tangled Shore.

Quest Step #2 - “Shady Deal”

”You’ve discovered that Spider has a whole array of illegal goods for sale to those who know what to ask for. Among those is “the jerky” that Drifter asked you to pick up.”

- Purchase The Jerky from the Spider.

Quest Step #3 - “Dead Drop”

”The Jerky is dialed into a Fallen transponder somewhere on Titan. You’ll need to pick up the goods in person to complete your errand for Drifter.”

- Complete a heroic reprise of adventure “Thief of Thieves” on Titan.

Quest Step #4 - “Show Your Strength”

”Drifter’s concerned that his old enemy, Shin Malphur, is roaming the EDZ. As a preemptive show of strength, he wants you to get into the Crucible and make a it a bad day to be a gunslinger.”

- Defeat Guardians (25) in the Crucible.

Quest Step #5 - “Time to Regroup”

“While you were picking up the Jerky for the Drifter, he received a call with bad news. One of his old enemies, Shin Malphur, might have broken an agreement. Drifter wants you to come back to the Tower to "regroup."”

- Visit Drifter in the Annex.

Quest Step #6 - “Show Your Strength”

”Drifter’s concerned that his old enemy, Shin Malphur, is roaming the EDZ. As a preemptive show of strength, he wants you to get into the Crucible and make a it a bad day to be a gunslinger.”

- Defeat Guardians (25) in the Crucible.

Quest Step #7 - “Motes! Fast!”

"Okay. You bought us some time, but we gotta pick up the pace. Work on an accelerated timeline. Listen. I need you to get as many Motes as you can. Route 'em straight to me. I'll explain everything later." —The Drifter”

- Bank Motes (50) in Gambit or Gambit Prime.

Quest Step #8 - “Farm to Table”

"Good. Good. We got Motes—those'll keep the defenses runnin' for a while. But, we're gonna need fuel and we're gonna need food. Lots of food." —The Drifter.”

- Gather meat by defeating Cabal strike bosses.

- Gather fuel by defeating Vex strike bosses.

Quest Step #9 - “Drifter's Hideaway”

"All right. We got everything we need, kid. Uh… If you wanna bring it all up to the Derelict, I… maybe… left a message for you up there." —The Drifter”

- Enter the activity "Mystery and Potential" via the Gambit Director and search the Derelict for the tape the Drifter made for you.

Quest Step #10 - “Cold Feet”

"You heard it? You heard the tape? Ah, damn. Damn! I didn't expect you to just go DO it. Listen, kid, I got the jitters about this. Come see me before you go lookin' for the rest of those stupid tapes." —The Drifter

- Visit the Drifter in the Annex of the Tower.

Quest Step #11 - “Hidden Messages”

Drifter has left a series of personal messages for you in the EDZ. Naturally, he won't tell you where you can find them…

- Search the EDZ for the tapes Drifter left you. One tape can be found near computer consoles in each of the following patrol areas and Lost Sectors: Trostland, Skydock IV, Flooded Chasm, Soujourner's Camp, Excavation Site XII, Winding Cove, and Scavenger's Den.

Quest Step #12 - “We're in This Together Now”

”After hearing everything Drifter has to say, you feel compelled to visit him.”

- Visit Drifter in the Annex of the Tower.

REWARD

Crew Loyalty Package - A package to reward you for your royalty to the Drifter during the Season of the Drifter.

  • One of every Synth type.
  • One piece of Gambit armour.

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