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Updated for version 5.10, child pages are similarly updated

There are 22 factions in X4: Foundations (including Split Vendetta, Cradle of Humanity and Tides of Avarice DLCs) of which 15 can be befriended by the player. Each faction has allies that they will support and enemies that they will compete against. Factions will try to expand the number of ships and stations that they own and even attempt to annex entire sectors. Performing actions that benefit a faction like killing their enemies, completing missions for them or trading at their stations will increase the rank the player has with the faction while performing hostile or illegal acts will reduce the rank. The Xenon and Kha'ak are locked to hostile at -30 reputation while the Scale Plate Pact reputation is locked at -5 rank.

Faction Representatives

Each faction has a representative found at a specific Wharf, Shipyard, Equipment Dock or Trading Station of the faction. Faction Representatives award promotions to the player at faction ranks 10 and 20 along with issuing certain licenses. With promotions some missions are also unlocked. They also sell licenses and blueprints for the faction to the player.


If the player wants to purchase certain ships, equipment or blueprints and to build certain station modules within sectors owned by a faction they will require the appropriate license. unlicensed station modules will be destroyed by the military of the faction if found in their territory. Some licenses can be purchased from the Faction Representative while others are only awarded for reaching specific faction rank milestones.

Faction List



  1. Alliance Of The Word is missing.

  2. Anonymous

    "duke's Buccaneers" is missing and "Free Families" and "Zyarth Patriarchy"

  3. Anonymous

    I've added all missing starting and split DLC factions and continue to update them. If I've gotten anything wrong feel free to PM me. I'm "Stoats not Goats" on the egosoft forums

  4. Anonymous

    Don't the curb create a new spilt faction after the plot? (ROK?)

  5. Anonymous

    Could we get like a spread sheet type list? Race--Faction--Name-- Faction Rep location Thanks

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