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!
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.
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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.
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!