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Dying Light 2 Factions system explained

Here's how the Dying Light 2 Factions system works and how you can improve your standing with the various groups in Villedor.

Dying Light 2 Factions System Explained: Three characters stand in a large room looking at the player.

Dying Light 2 is more than just a zombie slaying and parkour – there’s a robust and deep factions system to the open-world survival game too. The three factions, known as the Peacekeepers, the Renegades, and the Survivors, all play a role in the city of Villedor and can grow in influence or be wiped off the map depending on your actions and decisions throughout the game.

This is one of the major gameplay innovations in Dying Light 2 compared to its predecessor, and who you chose to align with can also affect the ending of Dying Light 2. But what are the motives and views of these three Factions in Dying Light 2? How will their roles within Villedor affect your abilities and the people within the city? Here’s what we’ve learned from our time in the game.

Dying Light 2 Factions system explained

Dying Light 2’s Factions system allows you to align yourself with either the Peacekeepers, the Renegades, or the Survivors. Your decisions in missions, who you decide to help more, and who you provide with valuable information or resources will determine which faction you gain favour with.

Once those decisions have been made and you install the different factions to various key locations like the Water Tower and Electrical Power Stations, they will drop new equipment and gear around the town.

For example, if you hand installations to the Peacekeepers, Villedor will change with more traps, such as car bombs. If you hand those facilities to the Survivors you will be given more traversal opportunities, such as jump pads and ziplines.

Larger consequences can also be felt, such as characters from Factions dying and Factions entering conflict with each other.

Dying Light 2 Factions System Explained: Three characters stand in a large room looking at the player.


The Peacekeepers are a stringent, military faction within Villedor and pride themselves on being able to install law and order in the areas they have control over.

Their force and power means they are often feared by the people of the city and have sometimes harsh methods of ruling.

Dying Light 2 Faction System Explained: Sophie and Juan can be seen talking to Aiden.


The Survivors are made up of regular citizens who utilize the environment around them to stay alive.

They are the most peaceful and friendly of the three groups, but they have less power and weaponry than the other factions in Dying Light 2.

Dying Light 2 Factions System Explained: Three characters stand in a large room looking at the player.


The Renegades are scroungers and former prisoners who have broken free after the apocalypse. They follow their leader and often wear metal plates, fencing, and armor, and wield blades while looting and creating havoc on the city streets.

That explains the Dying Light 2 Factions system. Be sure to head to our Dying Light 2 walkthrough for more tips and information on the game.