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Destiny 2 starts the ‘housekeeping’ phase for clan migration

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You’ve got a month to do your business

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Destiny 2 is betting on its community to push the game’s multiplayer over the top. That process starts soon with a so-called “housekeeping period” that begins July 25 and allows clan leaders to migrate their groups to the new game.

Last week’s news post over at Bungie’s official blog is focused on the community’s transition from Destiny to Destiny 2. Clan leaders can now stop by their base of operations on Bungie.net and decide if they’d like to flip the switch and move their clan over to Destiny 2.

“Clan Founders will be able to transfer their title and permissions to another member who will be a more faithful leader for future adventures,” Bungie said. “If you have bigger plans for the existing Group that hosts your Clan, you can leave it as is and explore your own community purpose outside of the game. This housekeeping period will last for one month. After that time, new Clan creation functionality will go live on Bungie.net to support Destiny 2.”

Clans will play a big role in Destiny 2’s new Guided Games feature. With it, players will be able to shop among different clans looking to fill out their party and drop into high-level game content like Raids.

“If players don’t have their own clan, what they can do is they can join with members of a clan that already has their stuff together,” said Steve Cotton, Destiny 2’s world design lead, in an interview with Polygon in May. “For the normal strikes, we still have matchmaking. ... So, you can go in there by yourself and feel pretty good about your experience with two strangers. What Guided Games do is they put you with a group that knows what they’re doing and wants to bring you in and help you get through this content.”

Only around 50 percent of Destiny owners ever attempted end-game content. Clans will be the big driver in getting more players to try it in Destiny 2. Once migrated, Clans will “retain their basic structure” Bungie said. Membership will be capped at 100 members, and players will only be able to join one clan on each platform. More changes are coming soon, Bungie added.

“We know this creates challenges for the larger community entities,” Bungie said, “and we’re already thinking about new and better ways for Clans to lock arms around a common mission. For the time being, we hope you’ll agree that enhanced Clan support will be better for every player of Destiny 2.”

Destiny 2 is expected to release this September on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One and the console beta starts this month. PC release is scheduled for October, with the beta coming in August.