The Baron Faction Revealed for Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2

Publisher Paradox Interactive and developer Hardsuit Labs have shared new details for another faction in Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2.

The developer shared details on the Baron faction, who appear as one of the factions in the game.

Factions are separate from the vampire clans in that you can join, cross, or pit them against one another as you affect the future of Seattle – alongside whatever vampire clan you join.

Here’s the new details:

The Baron

Off the Grid

It’s hard to know just how many vampires swear allegiance to The Baron of Aurora. In parts, that’s because very few of Seattle’s Kindred have actually met him. Acting through his lieutenants, he has taken in the city’s destitute, defiant and desperate, turning them into a ruthlessly disciplined force with hands in every shady deal.

Where a less prudent man might turn such capital into a bid for Princedom, he has so far been content to stay in the back-alleys of his turf, hoard favors, and brutally defend his business interests.

Necessary Evil

Nobody likes the Baron and his people—until they need something done or procured quietly and quickly. Someone will play this part, in any city. Many of Seattle’s powerful tell themselves that it’s just as well to further indebt yourself to the Devil you know.

No matter who you are, no matter what you did, no matter who you’re running from; the Baron has a job for you. Promotion and power comes quickly in his organization—if you can stomach the work.

Kingpin

The Baron has no illusions about his own security: While seemingly unassailable now, his strength will remain only as long as he stays ahead of all competitors. If he ever shows weakness or becomes unreliable, his whole operation is going to fall, beginning with him.

In case you missed it, you can find our written hands-on preview for the game here – straight from this year’s E3! We also did a batch of gameplay video from our preview, which you can find here.

Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 launches Q1 2020 for Windows PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

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