Clubs are a new social feature that make it easier to build a community and squad up for battle. More than just a secondary friends list, clubs are a way to keep in touch with your clubmates, see what they’ve been up to, and send club-wide party invites..
If you don’t already have companions to squad up with, you’ll be able to search for clubs to find one that’s right for you.
At the launch of Season 7 there will be a new tab in the lobby, aptly labeled “Club.” Visiting the club tab when you’re not a already the member of a club will give you two options:
There’s also a handful of clubs put on display for you in case you’re looking to join one but haven’t identified what makes the “perfect” club for you, yet.
Let’s talk about creating a club.
Choosing to create a club means filling out the following options:
It’s worth keeping in mind that your club’s crossplay setting will match your own. If you have disabled crossplay, only users that have also disabled crossplay will be able to find and participate in your club.
Clubs are bound to the data center the owner was on at the time the Club was created. This way, all your club members should have a similar ping when grouped up. You won’t find clubs from other data centers in your list unless you connect to that data center. You can, however, receive invites from clubs anywhere and join them, regardless of data center.
If you don’t want to run your own club, then maybe searching for a club is more your speed. By hitting the “Search for Clubs” button in the club tab you’ll be able to search by name, tag, privacy parameters, and search tags.
If a club is open, or restricted but you meet the requirements, joining is just a couple clicks/taps away! However, if the club is joinable “By Request,” you will have to submit a request for entry. The owner and admins of the club will be able to review your request by seeing your gladiator card before determining whether or not to accept you. Invite-only clubs cannot be searched for.
Once you’ve made or joined a club, your club tab will become your new club lobby! All club members have access to the member list, where you can invite individuals to party up or broadcast an invite to everyone online via the “Invite All to Party” button.
The “Timeline” is a space where you can see recent events within the club, such as people joining, or placing within the top 5 in a match.
“Chat” is pretty straightforward: you now have a dedicated space to chat with your clubmates.
To make managing a club easier, the club’s owner can assign member ranks. Each rank includes the abilities of the ranks beneath it in the hierarchy. Club member ranks are as follows:
There can be only one Owner per club, but there can be multiple of every other rank. If you want all your friends to be Admins, promote them all!
I mentioned that users can be kicked out of clubs, but sometimes a user might wait until they’re in a match—or until no Admins are around—to cause trouble. To make sure that the Owner and Admins know you’ve run into a problematic clubmate, you’re able to file a complaint against the user from the club lobby. A unique event will appear only to Admins and the Owner in the timeline to let them know a complaint has been filed, and the Admins can review all the complaints a player has received by viewing their details in the member management menu. The list of complaints is placed conveniently close to the kick button.
So, you know. Be on your best behavior, please?
Admins and Owners can post an announcement that will create a pop-up message the next time users enter the lobby.
The most recent announcement can be reviewed at any time from the club lobby.
Our hope is that the club that slays together stays together. To recognize the dedication of club members, we’re releasing new badges that will demonstrate what your club is capable of on the battlefield.
That’s all we’ve got to share today, but this is just the beginning for Clubs. Let us know what you think, and happy hunting, Legends.