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What are Clans

Clans are optional groups you can join to expand your list of cooperative partners without bulking up your friends list. Your clan's roster is displayed next to your list of friends so you can see who is online. This is designed to give you easy access to a community of players that regularly team up to complete activities.

How to Join / Create a Clan

At the moment, creating your own clan is only available on the website. Simply go to bungie.net, login with your playstation, xbox, or battlenet ID, and click the Clan tab.

Here you can enter the basic information about your clan and create it. Once it is formed you can design your clan banner by going to Settings, Edit Banner. You can edit your banner and other settings through the app as well.

  • NOTE: On the app you will need to tap the banner icon in the top corner of the screen.

These are the available banner customization options.

They are limited to preset designs and color choices.

Within General Settings you can setup the permissions of which roles can initiate Guided Games and Promote/Demote your members.

Available roles are:

  • Founder
  • Admin
  • Member
  • Beginner

If you don’t want to worry with running your own clan you can easily search for an established one.

Leveling Up Clan

Players can level up their clan by earning Clan XP from completing Story Missions, Meditations, Strikes, Public Events, Patrol Missions, Crucible, Raids and Adventures. Clan XP gains are displayed for all members playing at the time the Clan XP is earned, not just for the player that earned it. Clan XP is limited to 100,000 per week.

XP and Level Chart

Level Next Level XP Requirement
1 100,000
2 125,000
3 125,000
4 125,000
5 125,000
6 Max Clan Level

Clan Rewards

Weekly Clan Milestone

Personal Clan XP is gained the same way as Clan XP, but only displays for the player that earned it. Personal Clan XP is limited to 5,000 per week, per character. Any character that reaches the weekly limit is awarded a Luminous Engram from Suraya Hawthorne.

Weekly Clan Engrams

A Clan may earn up to 4 Engrams for all of its members by completing certain activities together. At least half of the fireteam must belong to the same clan upon activity completion.

Players can pick up their rewards from Suraya Hawthorne. Rewards from the previous week will be deposited to the Postmaster at the weekly reset if unclaimed.

Clan Banner

Players can acquire Clan Banners from Hawthorne after joining a clan. Clan Banners can add various effects, with perks being unlocked based on Clan Level:

Clan Perks

See also: Clan Perks
PerkImageDescription
All-Seeing EyeAll-Seeing Eye icon.pngDetect resources within a 30-meter range while on destinations with a linked obelisk.
Anomalous ArchaeologistAnomalous archaeologist icon1.pngGrants a chance to receive additional Etheric and Baryon resources when collecting them in the Reef.
Arms ProductionAll-Seeing Eye icon.pngIncrease the progress rate toward Seraph weapon frames. Increases further when in a fireteam with clanmates.
BounteousBounteous icon1.pngGrants a chance to receive an additional bounty when redeeming a clan bounty.
Bountiful UnityVenture capital icon1.pngEarn a bonus Trials token when completing Trials matches with clanmates and an additional bonus Trials token when winning Trials matches with clanmates.
Catalyst SeekerRefined sights icon1.pngIncreases the drop rate of Crucible and strike catalysts when playing with clanmates.
Core HoundCore hound icon1.pngCompleting a clan vendor challenge awards Enhancement Cores.
Crucible CashCrucible cash icon1.pngGain bonus Glimmer when completing Crucible matches.
Crucible HoarderCrucible hoarder icon1.pngChance to gain a second Crucible token whenever you receive one.
Explore the InfiniteStrength in numbers icon1.pngChance to receive a Legendary engram when completing Heroic adventures on Mercury with your clan members.
Hawthorne's HeroesHawthorne's heroes icon1.pngGrants a chance of receiving a Legendary engram when completing strikes with a clan member.
Hive SlayerHive slayer icon1.pngImproves rewards from eliminating Hive enemies.
Martian PublicityMartian publicity icon1.pngGrants a chance for Heroic public events on Mars to reward an additional Mars token.
Mercurial LuckMercurial luck icon1.pngChance to receive an additional Simulation Seed when one is collected on Mercury.
Minor ModificationsMinor modifications icon1.pngCompleting a weekly Hawthorne bounty awards mod components.
Public ServicePublic service icon1.pngIncreases public event rewards.
Refined SightsRefined sights icon1.pngThe weekly clan challenge also grants an Enhancement Core.
Scavenger: CabalScavenger cabal icon1.pngImproves rewards from eliminating Cabal enemies.
Scorn SlayerScorn slayer icon1.pngGrants additional rewards when you're defeating Scorn.
Small OfferingsBounteous icon1.pngUnlocks an additional weekly bounty for Hawthorne.
Spread the WealthAll-Seeing Eye icon.pngGain additional Glimmer when looting engrams.
Strength in NumbersStrength in numbers icon1.pngIncreases chance of receiving an engram when completing playlist activities with a clan member.
The Extra MileCrucible hoarder icon1.pngCompleting the weekly clan milestone rewards an additional 5 Legendary shards.
Timelost GunsmithAll-Seeing Eye icon.pngIncrease the progress rate toward timelost weapon frames by 10% when in a fireteam with a clanmate.
Union of RecoveryCrucible cash icon1.pngIncreased recovery when you're in a fireteam with clanmates.
Union of SpeedUnion of speed icon1.pngIncreased mobility when you're in a fireteam with clanmates.
Union of StrengthCrucible cash icon1.pngIncreased resilience when you're in a fireteam with clanmates.
Vanguard ValiantVanguard valiant icon1.pngGrants a chance to receive an extra Vanguard token whenever you get one.
Venture CapitalVenture capital icon1.pngIncreases the chance of receiving reputation tokens when completing Nightfalls, Raids, and Trials.
Vex SlayerVex slayer icon1.pngImproves rewards from eliminating Vex enemies.

Guided Games

Even if you are a solo player who isn't interested in joining a clan, the new in-game functionality will still be relevant to you.

Guided Games are the in-game alternative to the third party LookingForGoup (LFG) sites/tools players needed for Destiny 1. This will allow a clan to host an event (like a raid) and open it up for solo players to join and complete the activity. This should make it much easier for a larger portion of the playerbase to complete all of the game's content.

Preparing Clans for Destiny 2

The purpose of this process is to prepare existing Destiny communities for the new Clan features introduced in Destiny 2. A part of this process requires splitting the Group and Clan features of the Destiny Companion Web and Mobile App. Please see below for more information on preparing Clans for Destiny 2 and a list of frequently asked questions.

Action Needed by Group Founders

Starting on July 26, 2017, Group Founders will be presented with a support flow to help guide them through the process of preparing their Group and Clan for the new Destiny 2 Clan features.

  • Only the Group Founders of Groups that have an associated Clan will be eligible to complete the process
  • Group Founders can visit their Clan homepage and choose the Edit Settings button on the banner at the top of the page to begin the process and choose one of the options described below
  • Group Founders will have until August 23, 2017 to choose their desired option
  • Every Group with an associated Clan will default to one of the two available options based on Clan membership as described below
  • 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

Options

Starting on July 26, 2017, Group Founders 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

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

Clan Name Reservations

For communities that chose to remain as a Group, the associated Clan name will be reserved for future use by the Clan Founder. If the "Remain a Group" option is the currently selected option on August 23, 2017, the following with go into effect:

  • The user currently designated as the Clan Founder will hold the Clan name reservation
  • The Clan name reservation can be used to create a new Destiny 2 Clan
  • The Clan name reservation will expire on September 20, 2017
  • The Clan will be considered newly created and will not retain or reference any of the Group's forum or chat history

Frequently Asked Questions

When will Group Founders be able to choose one of the options?

  • On July 26, 2017, the Group Founders of Groups with an associated Clan will be notified via a banner at the top of their Clan homepages that they need to choose one of the options.
  • They will have until August 23, 2017 to decide which options they wish to choose. The Group Founder can change the selected option and change who is designated as the Clan Founder an unlimited number of times until August 23, 2017, after which the currently selected option and Clan Founder will become finalized.

What will happen on August 23, 2017 when the window for choosing an option closes?

  • On August 23, 2017, Bungie.net and the Destiny Companion Mobile App will undergo maintenance to apply the chosen options to existing Groups and Clans. Once Bungie.net and Destiny Companion services have been restored, Groups will no longer included Clan features. Additionally, some of the new Destiny 2 Clan features will be available on Bungie.net and the Companion App.

How can the Group Founder change the designated Clan Founder?

  • The Group Founder can set the designated Clan Founder from the Clan Roster page. To get to the Clan Roster from the Clan homepage, please click the "CLAN" button on the ribbon between "MEMBERS" and "LEADERBOARDS".

What will happen to non-Clan members of Groups that choose the "Upgrade Clan" option?

  • Groups that choose the "Upgrade Clan" option will have all of their non-Clan members removed when the Group is deleted on August 23.

When will newly designated Clan Founders be given administrative powers in their Clans?

  • If a Group Founder has chosen the "Upgrade Clan" option and has designated another user to be the Clan Founder, the newly designated Clan Founder will receive administrative powers in the Clan after the process in finalized on August 23, 2017.

How can a Clan name reservation be redeemed?

  • If the "Remain a Group" options was chosen, the user that was designated as the Clan Founder when the process was finalized on August 23, 2017 will hold the Clan name reservation. To redeem the Clan name reservation, this user can simply create a new Clan with the reserved name. Any other user that attempts to create a Clan with the reserved name will receive an error message saying that the reserved Clan name is already in use.

When will Destiny 2 Clans have access to the new Destiny 2 Clan features?

  • On August 23, 2017, Bungie.net and the Destiny Companion Mobile App will undergo maintenance to apply the chosen options to existing Groups and Clans. Once Bungie.net and Destiny Companion services have been restored, some of the new Destiny 2 Clan features will be available on Bungie.net and the Companion App, such as the Clan mottos and Clan banners.

How will this process impact a Group's original founding date?

  • Along with the forum and chat history, the Group's original founding date will be preserved based on the option chosen by the Group Founder:
    • If the "Remain a Group" option is chosen, the Group will keep the founding date. Any Clan that is created from the Clan name reservation will be considered newly created and will not retain the original founding date.
    • If the "Upgrade Clan" option is chosen, the Clan will retain the Group's original founding date.

How will the conversion to Destiny 2 Clans on Bungie.net and the Companion App impact Destiny 1 and Legacy Console players?

  • On August 23, 2017, Bungie.net and the Destiny Companion Mobile App will undergo maintenance. At this time, Destiny 1 and the Legacy Consoles will no longer be able to access their Character data on Bungie.net or the Companion App. They will still be able to join, leave, interact, create, and delete Groups and Clans.
  • Players in Destiny 1 will still be able to see their Clan name, Clan tag, and Clan roster in-game. However, the new in-game Clan features introduced in Destiny 2 will not be available while playing Destiny 1. Additionally, players on the Legacy Consoles will not have access to the in-game Clan Roster feature introduced in Destiny: Rise of Iron.

How will the process impact Groups that have two associated Clans?

  • Group Founders for Groups that have more than one Clan will need to keep the follow information in mind while choosing one of the options for their Group:
    • The chosen option will apply to both Clans and cannot be set separately for the individual Clans
    • The Group Founder must designate Clan Founders for each Clan and each Clan is required to have a different user designated as the Clan Founder
    • The Group Founder can edit the Clan names and designated Clan Founders in the Clan Roster on Bungie.net

How will this process impact large communities that have more than one Group founded by one person?

  • All Groups with an associated Clan must go through the process that prepares them to become a Destiny 2 Clan. For these large communities with multiple Groups and Clans, it is recommended that the original Group (or Group with the most members) remains as a Group with the Clan name reserved for the user set as the Clan Founder, while the rest of the community's Groups are converted to Clans.
  • Please note: Each Clan is required to have a different user designated as a Clan Founder. As such, the community leaders will need to accommodate this requirement in their plans for administering the various Groups and Clans after the conversion process.

What will happen if the Group Founder is absent or does not chose one of the available options by August 23, 2017?

  • Every Group with an associated Clan will default to one of the two options based on Clan Membership. As such, if a Group Founder is absent or has not chosen an option by August 23, 2017, an option will be chosen for the group based on the following criteria:
    • 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

Besides the split between Groups and Clans, what other changes will be introduced to Groups after August 23, 2017? Update 8/3/2017

  • After August 23, 2017, the majority of Group functionality will no longer be accessible on the Destiny Companion Mobile App. Players on the Mobile app will still be able to read and contribute to Group chats that have at least one message already sent on Bungie.net. All other Group functionality, including Forums, Administration, Rosters, and General Settings will remain available on Bungie.net.

How will the split between Groups and Clans impact Alliances?

  • Alliances will be disabled after Bungie.net and the Destiny Companion Mobile App undergo maintenance on August 23, 2017. The Alliance feature may be revisited at a future date.

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