Destiny 2 Clan Guide: What They Are and Why You Should Join

Destiny 2 is more fun with your friends. And creating a clan is the best way to play with your friends. Here's how to do that -- and why you should.

Destiny 2 is here, and it brings a lot of new things to the table over the first installment in the franchise. One of those things is clans. Destiny 2 makes clans much more useful than the first game. Now you can level up your clan, get rewards for completing activities in a clan, guide other people not in a clan, and more.

I'm going to go over exactly what a clan is in Destiny 2, and all the benefits that go along with being in one.

What are Destiny 2 Clans?

A clan, also known as a guild in other games, is a group of players that like to play together -- often. In Destiny 2, these are official groups that you can create and join to get benefits in-game.

If you are looking to create a clan, you can do this by going to, then clicking on Clan at the top. If you are looking to join a clan, you can also go to the site and search for clans or get invited while in the game.

Once you are in a clan, you can go to Hawthorne to pick up your clan banner. You will also be able to view the Clan tab to the left of your character menu.

Destiny 2 clan perks

Clan Menu and Benefits

One of the biggest benefits of being in a clan is the ability to get Weekly Clan Engrams. These are engrams you can only get once a week for each of these listed activities:

  • Crucible -- Requires a single win
  • Nightfall -- Requires completion
  • Raid -- Not yet released, but might require a full clear
  • Trials of the Nine -- Requires a 7-win ticket

At least half of your fireteam must be in the same clan to unlock these engrams. The entire clan gets these engrams once they are unlocked, even if they did not do the above activities.

These are separate from the individual rewards, which basically means you get two engrams for completing activities like the Nightfall each week.

Oathkeeper's Score

This is score shows how reliable your clan is at completing guided games, which we'll cover below. Basically, just complete activities in Guided Games without quitting and your score will go up.

Guided Games

This is a feature that allows solo players to use matchmaking for high-level activities. The raid and nightfall, for example, aren't normally in the matchmaking system. Players must form their own fireteams to complete these activities.

Guided Games allow someone to search for one of these activities in-game and they will be matched with a clan that's also doing this activity.

Clan Level

Each clan starts at Level 1 and can level up to at least Level 6. For each new level they achieve, they get more benefits, as long as they have their clan banner equipped.

The banner says it unlocks new perks each season, so the below perks may change over the course of the game.

Destiny 2 clan levels

  • Level 2 -- Gain additional Glimmer when looting engrams.
  • Level 3 -- Increase Public Event rewards
  • Level 4 -- Improves rewards for eliminating Cabal enemies
  • Level 5 -- Increases the chance of receiving Reputation tokens when completing Nightfalls, Raids, and Trials.
  • Level 6 -- Increases chance of receiving an engram when completing playlist activities with a clan member.

Level 2 requires 100,000 clan experience, and each player can only contribute 5,000 each week. You gain clan experience simply by completing activities. Higher level activities will earn more experience.

--- and the Destiny 2 companion app do a good job of giving you options to customize and control your clans. Our sister site, Gamer Launch, offers even more ways to organize and communicate with your clan members.

You can use this to create your own free website, set calendar events, and upload pictures of your Destiny 2 achievements.

That's all you need to know about clans in Destiny 2. Let us know if you have any questions! And be sure to check our other Destiny 2 guides! Here are a few to get you started: 

Guide Editor

After gaming for 25 years, Synzer leveraged his vast knowledge of RPGs and MMOs into a job as a games journalist, covering the games he loves. Five years later, he's still writing about Kingdom Hearts, Pokemon, and Knights of the Old Republic. Synzer has a bachelor's degree in English and creative writing. You can see him in action on his YouTube channel ( and Twitch (

Published Sep. 13th 2017

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