Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 is still going strong. Nearly a year after release, the new Warlords of New York expansion is upon us and there many new players joining the fight. With such a high volume of new Agents experiencing the game for the first time, many are looking to group up and explore the world of post-apocalyptic Washington D.C. and Lower Manhattan together. In order to team up effectively, players should look to join a clan or even start one of their own!
There are so many benefits to being a part of a clan, but first, you have to be in one. Start by heading to the East side of the White House base of operations. Once there, you can talk to a vendor named Grace Larson and start your clan journey right away.
Join An Existing Clan
Upon Speaking with Grace Larson, you can opt to join a clan that already exists. Division 2 has an exceptional number of ways to sort clans that have been established. You can search by name, by focus (PvE vs PvP), by normal activity times (morning, afternoon, night), language, region, and more. This way you can get teamed up with up to 50 other players that play similar activities and are looking to accomplish the same goals.
For example, if a player normally likes to come home from their 9-5 job, spend time with family, and then hop on and just explore, they might sort like this:
- Activity type: PvE
- Active Time: Evening
- Language: English
- Region: Pacific
- Mic Preferences: No
This way, the player can team up with other people at the same time who aren’t looking for anything super hardcore or high-energy. It would be a waste for this person to join a clan focused on PvP. Thankfully The Division 2 makes it easy to avoid those kinds of mistakes.
Make Your Own Clan
Maybe you and a bunch of friends want to start your own clan. The process is almost just as simple. Choose the name of your clan and then set all of the same settings listed above including Activity Type, Active Time, Language, Region, etc.. From there you can also design your own clan insignia and determine your clan motto (Strength and Honor).
As the clan leader, you can also make some more formal decisions. Leaders can determine the privacy of the clan. Some clans are open for all to join until they are full. Others require acceptance to the clan due to players wanting to know new members first. Leaders can also promote members of the clan to a higher rank so that they can share these responsibilities.
Remember, being the leader of the clan is a responsibility that takes time to do well. Great clan leaders will be responsive to questions, helpful with onboarding new Agents, and great at motivating the team to accomplish the weekly goals. A passive leader is a quick way for Agents to lose interest and move on to other, more active clans.
Why Join A Clan?
The Division 2 has an exceptional system for matchmaking. Virtually every activity in the game allows you to call for other players to join. Every mission allows for matchmaking with the press of a single button. If teaming up with other players is so simple, then why join a clan? The answer is many reasons!
Being in a clan grants you and your clanmates access to the clan vendor. A new store with new gear every week for you to choose from. Clans also get access to two dedicated communication tools. Clans have an internal messaging system that allows players to talk to each other, make posts, ask for help and more. In addition to this, clans have their own dedicated voice chats so players aren’t required to use outside programs or apps to help talk to one another.
I’m Doing My Part
Agents can also work together every week to contribute XP to the Clan XP Rewards tiers. Clans who earn enough XP unlock special Clan Caches every week which have increasing amounts of high level gear depending on what tier the group can achieve.
If everyone is playing every day you’ll be swimming in loot in no time. XP can be gained in so many ways. Every activity in the game rewards some level of progression. Running missions at increasing difficulty, fighting through raids, chasing exotics, playing PvP, and clearing Landmarks in the Dark Zone all contribute. In fact, there’s very little that you can do at all that doesn’t help in some way. In addition to this, players can also work together to complete weekly clan projects that reward extra XP. These generally look like “Kill X number of Black Tusk” and other such goals.
Leaderboards are also in place to highlight the Agents who have acquired the most XP per week. The most involved Clans actually have team rewards that they give out to the weekly winner as a thank you for their dedication. This could be in the form of special shoutouts, the ability to wear a particular cosmetic, or dibs on the next exotic drop while in a group. The only limit is your imagination.
All in all, being in an active clan can be very rewarding. Not just in that you get lots of free loot, but also in the sense of teamwork and accomplishment clans get to experience. Working together to achieve the weekly Clan Cache goals is very rewarding and can be a great opportunity to make lifelong friends. Warlords of New York is coming soon, Agents. Will your clan be at your side?