One of the most exciting additions in Destiny 2: Joker's Wild is Allegiance Quest, forcing players to be ally with either Drifter, Gambit's Shady Supervisor or Vanguard, the Guardian-led Council for ages. In this guide we will go over the Destiny 2 Drifter Allegiance quest for all your Gambit enthusiasts out there. Your choice will permanently affect the content you are experiencing in the future, but if you are worried about missing out on something, remember that you can play the quest on multiple characters to see both sides. Go here for tips on completing Destiny 2 Vanguard Allegiance quest .
How to start Destiny 2 Drifter Allegiance quest
To start the Drifter Allegiance quest, visit Drifter in his new home in the Tower. If you haven't already completed the initial quizzes for Gambit Prime ̵
When your choice is made, Drifter will thank you for your show loyalty and tell you to visit Spider, the fallen merchant in Tangled Shore. Spider will ask you to buy a strange subject from him for a whopping 50,000 mica, so make sure your wallet is full before you visit him. You may also notice that he sells a fake Gjallarhorn rocket launcher – if we could only buy it.
Complete Thief of Thieves Adventure
Now that your purse is 50,000 glimmer lighter, you need to complete a 650 Power version of Thief of Thieves Adventure on Titan. This adventure can easily be found on your card, and it plays exactly like the normal version: Kill some fallen supply thieves, track a busted transmatacon, kill another fallen thief, and then defeat a few waves of the fall.
Get 25 Kills in Crucible
After the adventure, Drifter will tell you to travel some hell in Crucible by killing the 25 Guardians. Then put your favorite PvP loadout and start shooting. It doesn't matter which playlist you run or which gear you use, just what you racking up the killer.
Bank 50 motes in Gambit
It would not be a Drifter quest without a small Gambit, so when you have killed some Guardians, you must bank 50 motes in Gambit or Gambit Prime . I recommend running Gambit Prime for this step as it contains more challenging enemies who lose more fashions, including valuable targets that make it easy to collect large amounts of bets at once. Gambit Prime also has a higher fashion cap and shorter matches than normal Gambit, so you must be able to beat 50 fashions in one or two games. If you have it, you can also use Collector Armor to make gripping subjects easier. That said, normal Gambit will work fine, so play whatever you prefer.
Collect fuel and rations by defeating Cabal and Vex Strike bosses
With Crucible and Gambit out of the way, it's time to polish things with some strikes. You have to kill two Cabal Strike bosses and two Vex Strike bosses to collect fuel and rations. If you play the heroic strike playlist, you run into Hive or Fallen bosses, so it is more effective to play certain strikes by choosing them from planets. For Cabal boss kills, I recommend the Arms Dealer Strike in the EDZ. For Vex boss kills, join The Inverted Spire Strike on Nessus. Both are relatively short strokes with light-melting bosses, making them ideal for fast-paced driving. Flash through both twice and you want your materials.
Visit the dismissal and find Drifter's first hidden message
Now that you've stored, Drifter will invite you to parting, his scrap off a ship. Load into this special room by selecting the small icon "Mystery and Potential" under The Reckoning in the Gambit activity folder. You enter the Gambit lineup, but you will be free to move around at this time, then look at the back of the ship – opposite the Reckoning portal – and walk down the alcove to the left. Follow the linear path until you reach Drifter's hole where you find the first of eight hidden messages.
Drifter's hidden messaging sites
Visit Drifter in the tower and he will tell you to find the rest of his messages where all seven are hidden around the EDZ. This is one of the longest steps in the Destiny 2 Drifter Allegiance quest, but if you know where to go, it won't take that long. That said, here are a few GIFs that show the location of all the remaining hidden messages.
Trostland hidden message:
From Trostland's landing zone, look for a doorway near a pile of rubble to the left. Go in and look for a computer hidden in the dark on the right.
Skydock 4 hidden message:
Skydock 4 Lost Sector is the core of the Cabal ship in the sunken islands. From the landing area, head under the ship and drop down the central tunnel. Follow the path to the right, drop down again and move up until you get to the excess sector boss room. The terminal is right in front.
Flooded Chasm Hidden Message:
Land at Gulch and head east. The flooded release blade sector will be on the right right wall during a transition. Follow the path until you reach a hole full of Cabal and Fallen, and look for a Fallen terminal in the middle of the cave near a Cabal drop pod.
Soujourner's Camp Hidden Message:
From Trostland's landing zone, head west towards the outskirts and continue south past the bridge. Soujourner's Camp is on its way to Bergusia Forge from Black Armory if it helps.
Excavation site 12 hidden message:
The excavation site 12 Lost Sector is located on the Firebase Hades outer right wall. Hug the right wall in the area and you come to a hole full of Cabal. Follow the path deeper and look for a terminal behind the back box at the end of the lost sector.
Winding Cove Hidden Message:
Looking down at the Winding Cove landing zone and the terminal is right in front of you on top of a cliff.
Scavenger's The Hidden Message:
Scavenger's The Lost Sector is on the right side of the edge of a sewer tunnel. Follow the linear path until you reach an open cave, then look for a large box with a purple tarp over it. The terminal comes to the left.
Welcome to the crew
When you are the last message, return to Drifter and he will reward you with a Crew Loyalty Package containing a medley of Gambit Prime synths and Gambit gear. You are a real Dredgen now, so be aware of several tasks and updates from Drifter as Joker's Wild unfolds. You also receive a weekly care package with more synths and powerful Gambit gear, so be sure to collect.