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Clans have played a role in Destiny ever since the game’s initial release in September 2014. With Destiny 2 Bungie is determined to have Clans play a more vital role as the backbone of a new community. Make sure to setup your Group/Clan preferences before August 23, 2017.

Destiny 2 will release on September 6, 2017 – or any other date depending on your locale – and will offer a more rewarding and intriguing Clan system than ever before. Much has been said about the vital role that Clans will play in Bungie’s upcoming sequel and as you might know the difference between a group and a clan will be more significant in Destiny 2 as you will be able to receive special rewards for being in a Destiny 2 clan. Please make sure to setup your group/clan before August 23, 2017 to prevent any and all discomfort.

The special teams that are bound to the player experience will serve as the backbone of a completely new Destiny community. Clans will continue to unite like-minded players around common goals, turning new allies into old friends. As we will all embark on this new epic campaign together, Clans will also guide every player (even those lone wolves) to victory over the most powerful enemies of the Guardians. To refresh your memory watch the official Clan trailer below:

In the Beta, new Clan features were notably absent because Bungie’s original Destiny Clans – the type of clans as we’ve come to know them over the past years – were built on tech that goes back more than a decade. The Clan and Guided Games features in Destiny 2 required the team to rework some of the underlying architecture, but Bungie promises they will make sure the history of your beloved communities is preserved in the process.

Here are some dates you should be tracking:
  • July 26: Clan Management functionality goes live on Bungie.net NOW
  • August 23: Deadline to choose between Group or Clan
  • September 6: Console Launch of Destiny 2

Starting yesterday, the team has begun to update Bungie.net with this new functionality. Founding members of Clans are being called to action. It’s time to rally your troops and begin planning the migration to a new title. To summarise again, in its current state, your already existing Destiny Clan has been based on a Bungie.net Group. To benefit from the new features that Destiny 2 Clans will enjoy, the Founder of each Group will need to convert to the new Clan structure. When Destiny 2 launches, these Clans will find in-game features to manage their roster. Every member of a Destiny 2 Clan will earn rewards based on the activities of their teammates. Guided Games will enable Clans to welcome reinforcements into their Fireteams to tackle endgame activities. You’ll also find a whole suite of Clan management tools on Bungie.net and the Destiny mobile application.

Destiny Player Support has created a full suite of documentation for how this will work. Give it a read and begin the process of preparing your Clan for the new adventures that await. Today begins a maintenance window that will last for just under one month. If the needs of your Group are less tactical, you can leave things as they stand today and maintain a more social emphasis that can serve a larger audience. Clans, after all, are capped at 100 members, sworn to watch each other’s backs!

The Choice

Group Founders – that’s me and you – can choose one of two options for the Clan associated with their Group. The Group Founders can change the selected option an unlimited number of times until August 23, 2017, at which time the currently selected option will go into effect. Keep in mind that you should really ask yourself the following Question: Does the Group that you founded want to be a Clan in Destiny 2? If your answer is a solid “yes” you or your clan founder should be taking action before August 23.

Option A: Upgrade to a Destiny 2 Clan

This option is recommended for smaller communities (3 – 100) where the majority of Group members are also Clan members. If this is the currently selected option on August 23, 2017, the following will go into effect:
The associated Group will be deleted
The forum history and chat history of the Group will be transferred to the Destiny 2 Clan

Option B: Remain a Group

This option is recommended for large communities (100+) where most of the Group members are not also Clan members. If this is the currently selected option on August 23, 2017, the following will go into effect:
The Clan is deleted
The Clan Roster is removed
The Clan name is reserved to the user that was set as the Clan Founder
The forum and chat history will remain a part of the Group and will not be transferred with the Clan name reservation

Default Settings

To help prevent issues that may be caused by absent Group Founders, every Group with an associated Clan will default to one of the two available options based on Clan membership.
Groups with 50% or more of their members in the associated Clan will default to the “Upgrade to a Destiny 2 Clan” option which removes the Group and prepares the Clan for the new Destiny 2 Clan features.
Groups with less than 50% of the members in the associated Clan will default to the “Remain a Group” option which preserves the Group, removes the Clan, and reserves the Clan name to the Clan Founder.

As you might know the difference between a group and a clan will be more significant in Destiny 2 as you will be able to receive special rewards for being in a Destiny 2 clan. Please make sure to setup your group/clan before August 23, 2017 to prevent any and all discomfort.

If you’re not a member of a Clan, now is a great time to start shopping for one, or join ours! If you’re the type of player who marches to the beat of your own drum, starting a Clan will become a much better experience August 23 on Bungie.net. Pre-order Destiny 2 now and get the Coldheart Exotic Trace Rifle.

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Ain't no thing like me, except me. I am the biggest half behind this website and love to write about my deep love for fighting games, (J)RPG's and Destiny. Really do not like Call of Duty and absolutely love pizza.