We have been waiting since November of 2015 to hear any word regarding clan activity in Black Ops 3, months have gone by and not a single word has left camp Treyarch to indicate to us what they intend on doing about this – until today.
Several months later Treyarch have decided to finally bring clan participation to the game in the form of what they are calling ‘Groups’.
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Unlike previous clan participation these ‘Groups’ are designed to be a Call of Duty first. Integrated with existing game systems, this open-ended feature is meant to put the control in the hands of the players to enable you to expand your friends list of, as Treyarch calls them, ‘weekend warriors’ to include clan play, team play, streamers, and other groups which you see fit to create.
If you are a member of an existing clan, simply inform your Clan Leader that by visiting the THIS LINK they can migrate your clan over to the new groups feature and your clan will be ready to roll.
If you are not already a part of a clan all you need to do is visit the Social Menu and either create or find an existing group. Once you have done this you can then visit the Group Headquarters and view a Roster of other members, group messages, ranks in custom Leaderboards and view group Paintjobs, Emblems and other content creations.
The special features listed for groups are:
- Quick join
The Quick Join is designed to show online friends and let players quickly jump into their games. After becoming a member of a group, the Quick Join will still show all your friends, but any remaining space will be filled with members of groups to which you belong. In many cases this will dramatically increase the number of people players can instantly party up with.
Your first stop in the Group Headquarters is the overview, a quick snapshot of Group activity. Here you can read the Group message or see the latest featured Group Showcase content.
The Roster is in every way like your Friends List, however you don’t necessarily need to friend those players. Join on them, check their Combat Record or view their Showcase, all without the need to flood your Friends List.
Fellow Group members automatically appear in Leaderboards customized with several different parameters. This allows Groups to better tailor the stats they show to the purpose of the group.
The Group Showcase brings together all the awesome content published by fellow Group members.
Available to Group Owners or Administrators, the Admin tab provides comprehensive control over all aspects of the group including: privacy settings, the ability to update Group identity and much more.
Well, at least they finally got around to it, in my opinion though this is a feature that should have been available from December of last year at the very latest.
Clan participation is a huge aspect of why many social Call of Duty players jump online every day and I have been baffled up until now why this has been left out of the game.
We don’t yet know what level of active competition will be added, however check back in here later this week as we will update this information as soon as details are revealed.
You will need to get onto migrating your clan as soon as possible though as all clan names are up for grabs until they are claimed.
Good luck and I will see you on the battlefield.