Factions

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This page contains spoilers regarding the game’s story/plot-line.

Throughout the game you may receive invitations from factions. There are many different factions, and each faction has different criteria for determining its potential members. Joining a faction and furthering its cause is crucial to progressing in the game and unlocking endgame content.

It is possible to join multiple factions if you receive invitations from them. However, note that joining a faction may prevent you from joining other rival factions. (Don’t worry, this usually isn’t the case. Also, it would only be temporary since resetting the game by installing Augmentations will clear all your factions)

The ‘Factions’ link on the menu brings up a list of all factions that you have joined. You can select a Faction on this list to go to that Faction page. This page displays general information about the Faction and also lets you perform work for the faction. Working for a Faction is similar to working for a company except that you don’t get paid a salary. You will only earn reputation in your Faction and train your stats. Also, cancelling work early when working for a Faction does not result in reduced reputation earnings.

Earning reputation for a Faction unlocks powerful Augmentations. Purchasing and installing these Augmentations will upgrade your abilities. The Augmentations that are available to unlock vary from faction to faction.

List of Factions and their Requirements

Early Game Factions
Early Game
Factions
Faction Name Requirements Joining this Faction prevents you from joining:
CyberSec
  • Install a backdoor on the CSEC server
 
Tian Di Hui
  • $1m
  • Hacking Level 50
  • Be in Chongqing, New Tokyo, or Ishima
 
Netburners
  • Hacking Level 80
  • Total Hacknet Levels of 100
  • Total Hacknet RAM of 8
  • Total Hacknet Cores of 4
 
City Factions
City Factions Faction Name Requirements Joining this Faction prevents you from joining:
Sector-12
  • Be in Sector-12
  • $15m
  • Chongqing
  • New Tokyo
  • Ishima
  • Volhaven
Chongqing
  • Be in Chongqing
  • $20m
  • Sector-12
  • Aevum
  • Volhaven
New Tokyo
  • Be in New Tokyo
  • $20m
  • Sector-12
  • Aevum
  • Volhaven
Ishima
  • Be in Ishima
  • $30m
  • Sector-12
  • Aevum
  • Volhaven
Aevum
  • Be in Aevum
  • $40m
  • Chongqing
  • New Tokyo
  • Ishima
  • Volhaven
Volhaven
  • Be in Volhaven
  • $50m
  • Sector-12
  • Aevum
  • Chongqing
  • New Tokyo
  • Ishima
Hacking Groups
Hacking Groups Faction Name Requirements Joining this Faction prevents you from joining:
NiteSec
  • Install a backdoor on the avmnite-02h server
 
The Black Hand
  • Install a backdoor on the I.I.I.I server
 
BitRunners
  • Install a backdoor on the run4theh111z server
 
Megacorporations
Megacorporations Faction Name Requirements Joining this Faction prevents you from joining:
ECorp
  • Have 200k reputation with the Corporation
 
MegaCorp
  • Have 200k reputation with the Corporation
 
KuaiGong International
  • Have 200k reputation with the Corporation
 
Four Sigma
  • Have 200k reputation with the Corporation
 
NWO
  • Have 200k reputation with the Corporation
 
Blade Industries
  • Have 200k reputation with the Corporation
 
OmniTek Incorporated
  • Have 200k reputation with the Corporation
 
Bachman & Associates
  • Have 200k reputation with the Corporation
 
Clarke Incorporated
  • Have 200k reputation with the Corporation
 
Fulcrum Secret Technologies
  • Have 250k reputation with the Corporation
  • Install a backdoor on the fulcrumassets server
 
Criminal Organizations
Criminal Organizations Faction Name Requirements Joining this Faction prevents you from joining:
Slum Snakes
  • All Combat Stats of 30
  • -9 Karma
  • $1m
 
Tetrads
  • Be in Chongqing, New Tokyo, or Ishima
  • All Combat Stats of 75
  • -18 Karma
 
Silhouette
  • CTO, CFO, or CEO of a company
  • $15m
  • -22 Karma
 
Speakers for the Dead
  • Hacking Level 100
  • All Combat Stats of 300
  • 30 People Killed
  • -45 Karma
  • Not working for CIA or NSA
 
The Dark Army
  • Hacking Level 300
  • All Combat Stats of 300
  • Be in Chongqing
  • 5 People Killed
  • -45 Karma
  • Not working for CIA or NSA
 
The Syndicate
  • Hacking Level 200
  • All Combat Stats of 200
  • Be in Aevum or Sector-12
  • $10m
  • -90 Karma
  • Not working for CIA or NSA
 
Endgame Factions
Endgame Factions Faction Name Requirements Joining this Faction prevents you from joining:
The Covenant
  • 20 Augmentations
  • $75b
  • Hacking Level of 850
  • All Combat Stats of 850
 
Daedalus
  • 30 Augmentations
  • $100b
  • Hacking Level of 2500 OR All Combat Stats of 1500
 
Illuminati
  • 30 Augmentations
  • $150b
  • Hacking Level of 1500
  • All Combat Stats of 1200