Warhammer 40K: Rogue Trader - Trading And Reputation Guide
Learn about how to boost your reputation so you can obtain more items in Warhammer 40K: Rogue Trader.
The Warhammer 40K: Rogue Trader faction reputation system can be quite a doozy at first glance. That's because it's unlike most other mechanics seen in traditional role-playing games. Thankfully, we've got a few tips to help you make sense of the whole thing. Our guide discusses how trading and faction reputation works in Warhammer 40K: Rogue Trader.
- How do mechanics like item trading and faction reputation work in Warhammer 40K: Rogue Trader?
How do mechanics like item trading and faction reputation work in Warhammer 40K: Rogue Trader?
The item trading in Warhammer 40K: Rogue Trader is primarily based on the reputation that you've earned for each faction. Other facets are also considered, such as your Profit Factor. Here's a quick summary:
- Each Warhammer 40K: Rogue Trader faction has its own item pool and vendor. The higher your Reputation Points (RP) and rank with that faction, the more items you can buy.
- Instead of spending gold/credits/cash on each item, you only need to look at Profit Factor, which is more akin to a set level than a deductible currency.
- For each reputation tier that you reach, and assuming you have the necessary amount of Profit Factor, you can buy all the items for free.
- Here's a quick example:
- Let's say you're at Rank 0 for a particular faction and that vendor is selling five items at Rank 0.
- You have 20 Profit Factor. The vendor has four items with a requirement of 20 Profit Factor or lower. The fifth requires 25 Profit Factor.
- You can buy those four items, but not the fifth. Your Profit Factor won't be affected. Again, it's not like a basic currency seen in most other games.
Where to find faction reputation vendors in Warhammer 40K: Rogue Trader
When it comes to Warhammer 40K: Rogue Trader faction reputation, you're looking at five distinct organizations. You can find their vendors as early as Act 1 in the Furibundus system and the planet of Footfall:
- Explorators (i.e. Adeptus Mechanicus) - Talk to Opticon-22 in Footfall's Void Dock Alpha-Rho.
- Drusians (i.e. Adeptus Ministorum) - Talk to Hieronymus Doloroso in the southern part of Footfall Atrium.
- Kasballica Mission - Go to the governor's building at the end of Footfall Atrium and speak with Vladaym Tocara.
- The Fellowship of the Void (i.e. pirates) - Head to the bar on the opposite end of Footfall Shadow Quarters. Inside, find and speak with Ryzza.
- Imperial Navy - While you're in the Furibundus system, you'll see a ship called Drusus' Blessing. Hail it and ask to exchange goods. Note that this faction sells ship upgrade parts, compared to others that have equipment for your characters.
What's the fastest way to interact with all faction reputation vendors
We know what you're thinking: If everyone is in the same star system, do I need to return there whenever I need to trade? No, thankfully, that's not the case. The fastest way to interact with Warhammer 40K: Rogue Trader factions is by talking to High Factotum Janris Danrok, an NPC in your voidship. He's also the same person who lets you respec your characters.
While chatting with Danrok, select: "I would like to order the shipping and transportation of some goods." Doing so opens a panel that lets you select a particular faction.
How to increase faction reputation and Profit Factor
Both faction reputation and Profit Factor in Warhammer 40K: Rogue Trader can increase via certain events or dialogue options, though these instances are few and far between. There are, however, two methods that are more reliable.
Giving cargo to faction vendors
All the cargo crates you've amassed while looting countless containers can be handed over to faction vendors. Simply click the reputation tab when talking to vendors to see a list of wares that they're interested in. For instance, the Drusians reward you with more RP from Holy Gifts, whereas the Imperial Navy only accepts "trophies," or dropped cargo from space battles.
All cargo types that reach 100% can be traded in (provided that the faction wants those types of goods). Additionally, you may "junk" equipment as the weapons, armors, and accessories that you don't need anymore. Simply right-click on an item and select "Add to Cargo." A new "crate" for that category/type will be created, and it needs to reach 100% before you can exchange them for RP.
Certain projects in the colonies you manage can sometimes reward additional Profit Factor or RP boosts for a particular faction. Bear in mind that many projects can only be selected once you've met key requirements in terms of resources, colony stats, or even a minimum amount of RP.
In any case, that does it for our Warhammer 40K: Rogue Trader faction reputation and trading guide. Take note that these concepts also go hand-in-hand with other managing your resources, including limited Mobile Extractium devices.
There are certainly more discoveries to be made as you continue your journey in the Koronus Expanse, so don't forget to visit our Warhammer 40K: Rogue Trader guides hub.