The first revealed faction in Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines 2 is The Pioneers

Not to be confused with the vampire clans of Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines 2, Paradox Interactive has unveiled the first faction in the game. Where clans dictate a vampire’s abilities and powers, factions are the single banner that groups of vampires unite under. In Bloodlines 2, factions are battling for control of Seattle and choosing who to work with and against will play a major role in the game.

The Pioneers were one of the first factions to settle in Seattle and have ruled for many years. Current prince of the area and longest-reigning vampire, Lou Grand, leads the Pioneers.

With their strength and influence having weakened over time, the Pioneers long to retake Seattle and rule it again.

Bloodlines 2 Factions

The vampires that make up the Pioneers are a collection of all clans and individuals who are ” unified by an idealistic notion of Seattle as the last frontier, a city without a centuries-old power structure and a place where they could shape their own future.”

The Pioneers are passionate and have a strong independent spirit, but they refuse to identify with the hot-headed Anarchs. While the Pioneers dream of ruling the city again, they have been forced to accept another’s rules. In exchange, the remaining Pioneers have been allowed to keep control over some minor parts of Seattle.

The Pioneers are defined by;

  • Past Glories – Having built the city, many of Lou’s vampires are in love with their memories of what Seattle once was. Having known each other for a long time, they are intensely loyal. The Pioneers fight tooth and nail to preserve whatever remains of their old world – and of one another.
  • The Insider’s Club – The Pioneers held Seattle for the longest part of the city’s existence. That’s almost unheard of on the West Coast. Having lost so much in the last 20 years, they have become skeptical of the changing world, including any fledgling looking to join.
  • Old Money – There’s a lot of wealth in ruling a city for more than a century. The money of the Pioneers would earn a lot of influence almost anywhere in the world. In the modern boomtown of Seattle, though, all it seems to afford is a more comfortable slide into irrelevance.

You’ll get to meet the Pioneers and all of Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines 2’s factions when the game is released for PC, PS4 and Xbox One in 2020.

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