Warhammer 40K: Rogue Trader — How to Increase Profit Factor

Increase your potential wealth in Warhammer 40K: Rogue Trader.

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Imagine being able to buy dozens of items without losing anything. That’s certainly possible in Owlcat’s CRPG if you play your cards right. Here’s our guide on how to increase Profit Factor in Warhammer 40K: Rogue Trader.

What is Profit Factor in Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader? Explained

Profit Factor is akin to a currency “tier” or “threshold.” Instead of a fluctuating leger like gold or money usually seen in other games, you don’t actually use your Profit Factor to buy and sell items. Instead, you leverage it to acquire items within your current Profit Factor amount. Weird? A little! Here’s an example of how it works from my time dozens of hours with Rogue Trader:

  • You have 30 Profit Factor and a vendor has three items. These items show 10, 15, and 20 Profit Factor respectively.
  • You don’t purchase items individually and lose Profit Factor. For example, getting the first and second items would make you lose 25 Profit Factor. That’s not the case at all.
  • Instead, since all items are well within your Profit Factor threshold of 30, you can obtain all of them instantly. This is why you should always aim to increase Profit Factor in Warhammer 40K: Rogue Trader.

How to Increase Profit Factor in Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader

You can earn increase Profit Factor (PF) in Warhammer 40K: Rogue Trader by completing colony projects and through certain events or decisions. The events and decisions happen very rarely, so be patient, keep an eye on them, and make the most use of them when they appear. The most important facets to consider are the projects that you enact as early as Act 2.

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How to Gain Profit Factor From Colony Projects

Once you gain control of a colony in Act 2, you’ll see a list of projects that can be undertaken. These tend to have requirements, but they also yield rewards. In some cases, you might even earn faction reputation, as well as Profit Factor. Once you’ve selected a project, simply travel back and forth between star systems until the task has been completed.

Below, I’ve included several colony projects that yield Profit Factor in Warhammer 40K: Rogue Trader. Take note that I’ve only listed the Profit Factor gains, but not the other related rewards, which might be more to your liking. Likewise, I’ve written down whether some of these selections are mutually exclusive with others from the list.

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Foulstone Colony Projects That Increase Profit Factor

  • Tier 1: For Saint Drusus (+2), The High Throne (+2), or A Celestial Protector (+2) – Mutually exclusive.
  • Tier 2: Dirty Bureaucracy (+3 PF), Indulgencies For Sale (+1 PF), and Bonfires of Righteousness (+1 PF).
  • Tier 3: In Drusus’ Footsteps (+3 PF) or Shrine (+2 PF) – Mutually exclusive.
  • Tier 4: False Wonders (+3 PF) and Crucible (+2 PF).
  • Tier 5: Holy Defenders (+5 PF) and Reliquary (+5 PF) – Mutually exclusive.

Janus Colony Projects That Increase Profit Factor

  • Tier 1: Ultrequisitors (+1 PF).
  • Tier 2: The Reaping (+1 PF) and Rose of Zamarkand (+2 PF); Dark Sages (+1 PF) or Capella Biologis (+1) – mutually exclusive.
  • Tier 3: None.
  • Tier 4: Payment In Organs (+3 PF), Xenos Intoxicant (+3 PF), and The Lost (+5 PF).
  • Tier 5: Pleasure World (+5 PF).

Dargonus Colony Projects That Increase Profit Factor

  • Tier 1: Ecstaciums for the Nobility (+2 PF) or Emporium (+1 PF) – Mutually exclusive.
  • Tier 2: Sordid Goods (+2 PF), Kasballican Auction (+3 PF), and Filth of the Expanse (+3 PF).
  • Tier 3: None.
  • Tier 4: Holy Profit (+4 PF) and Praising the Muses (+5 PF).
  • Tier 5: Librarium (+4 PF).
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Vheabos VI Colony Projects That Increase Profit Factor

  • Tier 1: None.
  • Tier 2: Lair in the Void (+2 PF) and Holy Servitude (+3 PF).
  • Tier 3: Blood Sports (+4 PF).
  • Tier 4: Pure Blood (+5 PF).
  • Tier 5: Palaces for the Outcasts (+7 PF).

Kiava Gamma Colony Projects That Increase Profit Factor

  • Tier 1: None.
  • Tier 2: Mag Trains (+1 PF), Giants (+1 PF), Compassion for the Silent (+1 PF), The Motive Force Is Life (+1 PF), and Flawless Servitors (+2 PF).
  • Tier 3: Inferno (+2 PF), Armored Rage (+2 PF), or Unwelcome Guests (+2 PF) – Mutually exclusive.
  • Tier 4: Orbital Shipyard (+5 PF), New Life (+3 PF), and Archive of the Expanse (+4 PF).
  • Tier 5: Warp Revelations (+5 PF).

Lastly, I encourage you to first check whether or not a boost to Profit Factor truly benefits you. There are projects that do increase PF, but a mutually exclusive option might net you a better reward.

That’s how to increase Profit Factor in Warhammer 40K: Rogue Trader. Since you’re exploring the galaxy in search of goods, you might want to know how to obtain more Navigator’s Insight. For other tips and tactics, you can check out our WH40K: RT guides hub.

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