Unveiling the All New Clan Wars System Changes!
NOTE: There are currently Clans created for testing purposes listed on the leaderboard in the app. These test clans will be removed at 00:01 on 10/3/2019. Please do not join these clans as they will not be active for the next Clan War battle.
We’ve been hinting at our Clan Wars system update for a while, with the launch of our Beta testing, the revelation of new badges, and the unveiling of our new Clan Wars logo. But the day has finally arrived that our Clan Wars update is ready to officially launch! While there are many exciting changes to explore, we’d like to warn players that there is a lot to process. So before you feel overwhelmed, know that we have extensively mapped out all aspects of Clan Wars on our Help Guide for comprehensive reference!
These updates are all implemented to support our goal of making Clan Wars more accessible and flexible to a wider variety of players. Our aim is to create a Clan Wars experience that is in line with our Munzee mission to “Play Your Way!” These Clan Wars updates now make it easier for more players to join in on the fun and participate, while current Clan Wars players can still compete at their own pace.
That means that low level and elite clans alike both have the opportunity to reap the benefits of our updates, with the ability to earn all new badges and customize the way you play! Ready to get started?
Clan Wars Changes
In our mission to create a Clan Wars experience that our players can customize to suit their gameplay goals, clans with less than 10 members can now earn rewards in battle! This is one of our biggest gameplay changes that allows for a wider variety of clans to enter the battle and receive rewards. Requirements for smaller clans will be the same as 10 person clans, so smaller clans will need to do more work to complete each level.
Another significant change is that players can now join a clan at anytime during the battle. As part of our newly updated system, all aspects of gameplay will move to mobile devices, and only the Clan Leaderboard will be available online. Though players can now join a clan at any time, players are still unable to leave a clan once the battle starts.
Any activity a player has done during the battle period will count towards the clan challenges once a player joins a clan, so any previous efforts were not in vain. However, if a player joins a clan that is at a higher level than they are, the clan will not be able to level up again until the new player has achieved all individual challenges to catch up.
Another exciting update is that rewards can now be collected immediately after your clan reaches the next level, instead of waiting until midnight for them to be sent. So, if a player joins a clan mid-battle, they will receive rewards for any levels achieved through their previous activity during the battle period. If the new player is at a lower level than their fellow clan mates, then the rest of the clan will still retain their rewards and simply have to wait for the newest clan member to catch up before leveling up.
As we mentioned, the Clan Wars experience is now moving in-app, where clan members will have comprehensive access to the Clan Wars experience. This is an over-the-air update, meaning that players will not have to download any newer version of the app to gain access to the Clan Wars features. However, players might have to force quit and restart the app if they do not see the new Clan Wars features. It is also essential to make sure that you are playing on the latest version of the Munzee app.
The following features are now available in-app for Clan Wars in the new Clan Wars Hub:
The Roster Tab, which contains the following:
- View total points for current clan battle across all members
- Ability for clan leaders to manage their clan by editing the clan information, inviting players to join, approving/rejecting requests to join, promoting/demoting other members as leaders
- Ability for clan leaders to edit the clan name, photo, tagline, level goal and privacy settings at anytime
The Challenges Tab, which contains the following:
- Requirements and rewards displayed for each level of the clan battle
- Progress is tracked and updated approximately every 10 minutes
- View the entire clan’s progress on both individual and group challenges
The Clan Chat Tab, which contains the following:
- The ability to coordinate with clan members using the new integrated clan chat area
The Leaderboard Tab, which contains the following:
- See where your clan ranks against the top 100 clans
New Clan Settings
Another aspect on the in-app Clan Wars update is the new clan settings. Clans can now set a publicly visible goal to indicate what level their clan is aiming for each month. In general we believe there are two different types of clans:
- Casual Clan – These clans may not have a specific level goal and may focus on just having fun, learning the game together and playing with family and friends
- Level 1 to 5 – These clans are aiming for a specific level
Clans can also now choose a privacy level that will make their clan public, private, or hidden for those who are using the app to search for a clan they want to join. These different settings are as follows:
- Public – Anyone can find and join your clan at anytime
- Private – Anyone can find your clan, but can only request to join and must be approved by a clan leader from the Roster tab
- Hidden – These clans will not appear in the search list, but clan leaders can still invite players to join from the Roster tab
When joining a clan, players can browse for clans to join using the app and can sort them by which level they are aiming for that month. They can use the search option to find specific clans by name or tagline or use the randomizer to browse through clans to join. If you want to recruit more local players to join your clan, putting the city/state/country in your tagline will help them find you when searching. For more information about this process, you can access our article for How to Join a Clan.
Additionally we have updated the Clan Leader System. Moving forward with the new system, the player who creates the clan will be assigned as the Leader. Leaders can then promote other members to help manage the clan. Note that anyone can be promoted to Leader, even players who don’t have a Premium Membership.
This also means that all existing clans have been transferred to the new system. Since the old system made any Premium Member an admin, and did not track when players joined, all current admins will be assigned as Leaders in the new system. Clans can then decide who to keep as leaders and demote the others to members.
New Badges & Clan Borders
In addition to these new updates, there is now the opportunity to earn badges for achieving certain ranks on the Clan Leaderboard. As we revealed in our October 2019 Clan Requirements blog, there are also badges you can earn each month for every level you reach with your clan. Additionally, new themed borders will now appear around your clan image, with a number of stars to indicate and show off the current level of your clan. They appear as follows:
Help Guide Access
Once again, we know that these updates might seem overwhelming at first, but our new Clan Wars section of the Help Guide contains comprehensive information expanding upon each aspect of Clan Wars gameplay. In the Help Guide, you can access articles on Clan Wars FAQs, Intro to Clan Wars, How to Join a Clan, How to Complete Challenges, How to Create a Clan, How to Manage Your Clan, and Clan Wars Hub.
Welcome to a brand new era of Clan Wars! We’re excited to see a wider variety of clans compete, and as always, feel free to play YOUR way!