Ubisoft is pouring a lot more attention into the mechanics and customisation of The Division 2 clans than it did for the first game. The sequel’s clan system includes a number of features that will make clans not only easier to manage, but also more rewarding for players, from ranks to setting up your clan quarters.
While the biggest announcements from Ubisoft have been dedicated to new features like The Division 2 raids, overhauls to the clan system of the first game will hopefully add another arrow to the game’s quiver when it comes to player retention and endgame.
The biggest boon for players of the first game is that all clan systems will be manageable in-game, especially when it comes to finding a clan that’s right for you. There will also be a clan feed where members can leave messages for each other and two voice channels so clan members can chat, no matter where they are in the game.
Ubisoft and Massive Entertainment have outlined a lot of the details for the revamped clans system in their latest blog for the game, so join us below as we break down everything you need to know about clans in The Division 2.
The Division 2 clan size
Clans in The Division 2 can consist of a maximum of 50 accounts, each with no more than four characters. That might not sound like a very high ceiling if you’re used to big MMO clans with hundreds or even thousands of members, but the average clan should fit comfortably within that maximum. It’s not clear how third-party clan forums and sites will be able to interact with the in-game clan system though, so hopefully there will not be too many restrictions.
How to join a The Division 2 clan
Massive Entertainment want to make finding and joining a clan very easy for players, so in-game you’ll find a clan search filter, allowing you to find clans based on the types of activity you want to play. Here are the filters you can use:
- Activities: the primary focus of the clan, PvE, PvP or both
- Most active times: the time of day the clan is the most active
- Atmosphere: the general atmosphere of the clan; would you prefer a relaxed easy-going clan, a clan focused on certain aspects of the game, or a highly competitive PvP clan?
- Mic requirement: if the clan requires a microphone to be able to join
- Language: the primary spoken language of the clan
- Region: the geographical location of the clan members
We’re still waiting to find out exactly how these filters work, for example, if you can set your own atmosphere or if these are pre-determined. Either way, it looks like a simple yet robust way of finding like-minded players.
Creating a clan in The Division 2
To create a clan in The Division 2 you’ll first have to design your clan insignia using icons, backgrounds, and borders. Next up, you’ll need to name your clan and write up a short intro explaining what you’re all about. The last step is setting the Division 2 clan privacy level, which are as follows:
- Open: Searchable and open for all players
- Invite Only: Searchable but requires an application to be sent and reviewed by clan leadership
- Private: A private clan is not searchable and can only be joined through an invite sent by the clan’s leadership
The Division 2 clan ranks
In addition to clan privacy you can also organise your clan members using a ranking system. Here are the four stages:
- Commander: The leader of the clan which has access to all administrative functions of the clan
- Lieutenant: The officer rank, which will be able to send out invites, review applications, promote and demote members as well as moderate the clan feed
- Agent: The established clan member able to invite potential recruits to the clan
- Recruit: The recruit is a new member of the clan with limited access to administrative clan functionality
For the top two roles you will be able to dig a little deeper into applicant’s characters and gear setup to see if they’re a good fit for the job.
The Division 2 clan progression
Like all service games with clans, you’ll be able to earn additional experience for your clan for being part of a clan just by completing ordinary tasks. Any in-game actions completed by clan members will reward the player with XP and CXP (Clan XP). CXP will help level up your clan, because it’s not just individual Agents who can grind up to level 30: clans can, too. On your clan’s road to max rank you’ll be able to unlock new customisation options and clan insignia options that evidence your clan’s experience.
Clan projects will be another source of CXP. These come in two forms: weekly projects and a clan cache that can be upgraded. For the latter you’ll need to reach a weekly CXP goal, with stretch goals yielding additional rewards across three tiers: bronze, silver, and gold. Bronze unlocks guaranteed rewards, while silver and gold improve those. Clan projects, meanwhile, are weekly objectives that when completed provide the clan with a CXP boost. There will be multiple clan projects that dial in on a specific type of gameplay, and if you manage to tick all of them off in a single week you will get an extra CXP reward.
The top three CXP earners will be shown off in the clan quarters, so your hard work can’t go unnoticed.
The Division 2 clan quarters
Head to the East wing of the White House Base of Operations and you will find the clan quarters. There’s a clan stash here so you can collect your weekly rewards, but also a unique vendor. Level up your clan beyond a certain point and you can also purchase exclusive clan headgear here that features your clan’s insignia.