In Dawn 2055, Bandits are an hostile NPC gang whose members are often fought in the wasteland.
The Bandits gang's main base is located on one of the Channel Islands off the coast of the California part of the Global Map, and is inaccessible by players. However, if a gang doesn't maintain the upkeep for a settlement, then the settlement will be taken by the Bandits.
If a player's reputation falls below 0.00, then "(Bandit)" will be shown next to their reputation instead of "(Survivor)". An attack on a bandit player will count towards bandit missions.
Bandit reputation will also mean you will be attacked by guards when in a sector with Guard Barracks.