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What is a clan?
A clan is a group of Munzee players that form a team and compete against other clans for the top ranking. Each month clans from around the world battle it out to make it to the top and reach Level 5. Most months clans also have the additional chance to reach the hidden Level X as well. For more information, check out our article Intro to Clan Wars.
How do I play?
Each month’s Clan Battle starts on the 3rd day of the month at 00:01 MHQ time and ends on the 1st of the following month at 00:01 MHQ time. When the clan gameplay is active, points are added up for all of the members of the clan and combined for a total clan score. If you elect to join a clan after the current month’s battle has begun, any activity done during the battle period will count towards the challenges. Points used in calculation are from players capturing, deploying, and earning capture points on their own munzees. Note: Points count for clan play and for your personal account.
How do I join/leave a clan?
While the clan gameplay is active, players may not leave a clan. However, players are able to join a clan at any point during the battle, at which point all activity done during the battle period will still count towards the challenges. Once the battle ends, gameplay is over, and players may leave to change clans until the next round begins. You can only be a member of one clan at a time. If you are invited to join a clan, you will receive a notification in the app and can accept or decline it by going to the Clan Wars section and tapping the gold “You’ve Been Invited!” button to review the request. If you are unable to find a clan to join or simply wish to mix things up, the Clan Randomizer button can be used in-app anytime during a clan battle. For more information, check out our article on How to Join a Clan.
How do I create/manage a clan?
Any player may join a clan, but only Premium Members can create one. The creator of the clan has the ability to promote other clan members to leaders, invite new players, manage requests to join the clan and remove players if necessary. Clan Leaders can also edit details about a clan at anytime such as their clan image, name, tagline, level goal and privacy settings. All clan management will be done in-app, though the Clan Leaderboard will still be made available online. For more information, check out our articles on How to Create a Clan and How to Manage Your Clan.
How are clan points calculated?
During an active clan battle, your regular munzee points that you receive for capturing, deploying, and when other players capture munzees have deployed (CapOn) are added to the total clan score. Additionally, any activity a player has done during the battle period will count towards challenges once a player joins a clan, even if they join after the current battle has started. For more information, check out are article for How to Complete Challenges.
How do I know the clan requirements?
Towards the end of each month, the level requirements for the next month’s battle will be revealed in the app, as well as the Munzee Blog. Each month’s clan requirements will be different than the last. At times the requirements will be based around different focuses, while select points earned may have to be for both individual players as well as the overall clan. Clans are given the opportunity to review the requirements before the battle starts and their group is finalized in case any players wish to sit out for the month.
What are clan rewards?
Each month, the Clan Wars requirements are also accompanied by rewards for completing each level. Once the requirements per level have been completed, all members of the clan will be able to immediately collect the prizes that are listed in each month’s requirements. Sometimes these rewards will assist players in advancing to higher levels in the current Clan Wars. Another unique reward for completing challenges is an elite type of munzees called Clan Weapons.
How many levels are there in Clan Wars?
There are typically five levels filled with different requirements and rewards each month. However, the April 2019 month of Clan Wars was the first month to feature a secret sixth level, “Level X,” that contained hidden requirements and rewards not made available to the public. (You’ll have to meet the requirements to see what the rewards are!) This special opportunity might be done for certain months, but you can always count on the traditional five levels in Clan Wars. Note that all clans do not drive to reach Level 5. Different clans have different goals and expectations, with many lower level clan options for new players.
Update in 2023, there are now consistently 6 levels offered in Clan Wars. Levels 1 & 2 are for beginners and free for ALL to play. Level 3 requires premium membership for a special item to deploy during the month. Levels 4-6 are intense and the requirements ramp up very quickly. Levels 4-6 are deemed HARDCORE and not intended for beginners.
What is Level X?
In 2019, most months included an additional “Level X.” This secret level never had the requirements or rewards made public, but a good rule of thumb is to simply keep going once you reached Level 5 if your clan wishes to reach this secret level. Level X was created for the extra determined Clan Wars players who truly wish to compete on an elevated level.
What happens if a player joins a clan in the middle of a battle?
Since players are able to join a clan at any point during a battle, this will affect the progress of the clan. Any activity a player has done during the battle period prior to joining the clan will count towards the current challenges. However, the current clan progress will be halted if a new player joins the clan mid-battle and has not met their individual challenges yet. For example, if a clan has already reached Level 3 and a player who only meets Level 1 individual challenges joins mid-battle, the clan will not be able to advance to Level 4 until the new member achieves each level’s individual challenges to catch up. The current clan members will still retain their clan level and rewards, but the new player will not be able to collect rewards for each level until they’ve completed their individual challenges.
What are the Clan Leaderboard badges?
Players can earn monthly leaderboard badges for placing in Clan Wars. These badges are awarded to clans at the conclusion of each Clan Wars for reaching very specific ranks. Clans will receive monthly badges for placing 1st, 2nd and 3rd. These random placements will offer the opportunity for a variety of different clans to earn an extra badge.
What are the monthly Clan Wars badges?
Additionally, each month will offer the chance to earn a new line of monthly badges awarded for earning distinct levels of Clan Wars. That means there is one badge to earn for each level completed, including Level X. Each month will feature different badges for every level. The following badge is for completing Level 1 of Clan Wars in October 2019:
What happens to clans that were created before this update?
All clans created before October 2019 have been transferred over to the new Clan Wars system. By default, the level goal for these clans will be set to “Casual Clan,” and the privacy level will be set to “Private,” which can be edited using the new update. 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. These clans can then decide who to keep as Leaders and demote others to members. Moving forward with the new system, the player who creates the clan will be assigned as the only Leader, until they promote other members.
What can I do if the new buttons or screens are too large?
We would recommend disabling or adjusting any custom settings to enlarge the size of the screens or the text on the device itself. On Android, this can be found under Settings -> Accessibility -> Vision -> Font and screen zoom. On iOS, this can be found under Settings -> Display & Brightness -> Text Size, as well as the Zoom option.
What should I do if I am experiencing technical issues?
We understand that Clan Wars means you are part of a team, and you don’t want any technical issues to get in the way of your contribution. For most issues, force closing and restarting the app will do the trick. If that doesn’t solve your problem, please email email@example.com so that we can assist you as soon as possible.
Can I still participate in Clan Wars using the old Munzee app?
Yes, you can still participate in Clan Wars using the Munzee v3 app, but you will not be able to see the challenges or track your progress using the app. You will also be unable to collect rewards after completing a level and must wait until the end of the month for the rewards to be automatically sent to you. We would recommend updating to the latest Munzee v4 app to take advantage of all these Clan Wars improvements!
Can I still access Clan Wars information on the website?
With the new Clan Wars system in place within the app, the Clan Central area will be removed from the website, including the ability to create a clan, send and manage invites, use the clan randomizer and chat with your clan. However, the Clan Leaderboard will still be accessible from the website, as well as within the app. We encourage you to download the latest version of the app in order to access all of the Clan Wars features!
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