Our Destiny 2: Clan guide explains how clans, matchmaking and Guided Games will work in the live game.
One of the new features that was announced at the first Destiny 2 reveal event was an official Clan system for the game. This will allow players to clump together in permanent groups, making it easier to team up and tackle content with friends. For those who'd rather only occasionally dabble in group content though, Bungie's got a solution for you as well.
We wanted to bring you all the information about this feature in one place, but note that this article is very much a work-in-progress at this stage. For now you'll find all of the details that were confirmed at the live event, although we'll be updating our Clan guide continuously as we learn more.
We'll also be expanding on the content contained in this guide considerably once the Destiny 2 beta is under way, so that by the time the September 8th release date comes around it'll be immediately useful for the live game. We will, of course, be updating it after launch as well!
If there's anything you think we've missed so far, please let us know about it in the comments so we can research what's missing and add it in. We want this to become the best resource it can be for the community, and your support will help us achieve that goal.
With that out of the way, here's everything that's known about the Destiny 2 Clan system right now. The developers have also just released a trailer about the feature, which you can view below. When you're done, don't forget to to have a look at our main Destiny 2 guide, as it contains absolutely everything you could want to know about the sequel.
Editor's UPDATE #1: We've updated the Guided Games section with a couple of extra points that detail the restrictions of this feature. We'll keep updating this guide as we head towards the beta and beyond into launch!
Editor's UPDATE #2: We've added a 'Further details' section at the bottom of this page, which expands on the Clan system coming to Destiny 2. It's all information that's come our way courtesy of Arekkz, and it's well worth subscribing to him if you want far more insightful Destiny 2 content. We'll make sure to completely overhaul this page when we eventually get our hands on the game - make sure you keep your eyes on this page for more details soon!
Editor's UPDATE #3: A fairly substantial update today as we've added information on how Clan leaders will be able to transfer their existing Clan from Destiny 1 to Destiny 2. We've provided a simple breakdown of how the process will work, and we'll update this page when we know more!
How the new Clan system works
- Clans are optional teams that you can join which will make it easier to find people to group up with.
- The official Clan system provides in-game rosters, tools to help you build Fireteams, and even custom banners to provide you and your friends with a shared identity.
- There'll be a reward system associated with Clan membership. Every activity you participate in will help unlock rewards for your entire Clan.
- If you don't want to be a permanent member of a Clan but do want to tackle group activities from time to time, there's a new feature coming called Guided Games.
Transferring your clan from Destiny 1 to Destiny 2
Clan Overlords will be able to migrate their clan from Destiny 1 into Destiny 2 starting on 25th July 2017. This was confirmed in an official blog post on Bungie's website, and will be welcome news to Clan leaders who want to continue their Clan's legacy in the sequel.
Clans in the original Destiny - which are also referred to as Groups - are hosted online at Bungie.net. Clans or Groups are created here, with all of their details and interactions taking place in a forum-like hangout.
Bungie have confirmed that there's going to be an overhauled Clan system, however we'll have to wait until after the beta for any further information.
Below you'll find a simple breakdown of how the migration process will work. As more details emerge, we'll make sure to update this section accordingly - so stay tuned!
- Clan Overlords can begin migrating their clan on 25th July 2017.
- Head to your base of operations on Bungie.net to kickstart the process. It's here that Clan Founders will decide whether they want to convert their existing Group to a Destiny 2 clan.
- Clan Founders can also choose to transfer their title and permissions to another member if they're looking to start their adventure anew.
- This housekeeping period will last for one month. After this, new Clan creation functionality will be introduced for Destiny 2.
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How Guided Games work
- Guided Games is a system that lets grouped players and solo players come together.
- Players looking for a team get to see which Clans are hosting guests, and learn a little about the team before joining.
- It requires no commitment, yet allows anyone to potentially tackle any content in the game.
- The developers hope that these temporary encounters will actually lead to new Clan recruits!
- Guided Games will be a matchmaking feature exclusively for normal-tier Raids and activities.
- End-game content like Heroic difficulty Raids and Nightfall Strikes will still require players to have their own groups to play with. Guided Games will not be an option for these max-level activities.
Further details on the Clan system
The video we've embedded below by Arekkz is a brilliant overview of the Clans and Guided Game systems coming to Destiny 2. It also uncovers a few other little details which weren't immediately obvious from the official reveal event.
Here's a brief list of this new info:
- Clans can level up. We reckon you'll earn reputation (XP) for your clan by completing cooperative missions such as Strikes or Raids.
- There are Seasons coming to the Clan system. This suggests that there may be a level cap for clans per season, and unique rewards obtainable for certain seasons only.
- A letter icon was also found in the Clan menu, which definitely indicates some sort of messaging system. We imagine that it'll be an instant messenger type service that lets admins or leaders message their entire clan.
That's all we have for now on Destiny 2's Clan system, but we'll add new detail as soon as it's released. Let us know in the comments if we've missed anything and we'll add it straight in!