Everything You Need to Know About Call of Duty Elite: Clan Operations

Call of Duty Elite Clan Operations went live a few days ago. Here’s everything you need to know to get started.

A Video Walkthrough:

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Frequently Asked Questions (as answered by Beachhead studio on the official forums)

What are Clan Operations?

Clan Operations are competitions which score players and Clans based on a specific statistic in a selected game mode over a pre-set period of time.  Operations can range from Most Team Deathmatch Kills to Most Captures in Domination, generally last for three to four hours, and award real prizes and ELITE badges.

The two key differences between Clan Operations and Lone Wolf Operations are that Clan Operations score members of Clans instead of independent players, and Clan Operations award Clan XP.  Please note that only the scores of up to six Premium members of your Clan will count towards winning prizing.

How do I enlist my clan in a Clan Operation?

Your Clan Leader must enlist your Clan into a Clan Operation through the Compete section of the ELITE website.  If your Clan is not signed up you should contact your Clan Leader to enlist.

Why does Clan Operations say “Coming Soon” in the 360 & PS3 console app?

Clan Operation functionality will be coming to the console app in a future TU.  In the meantime, please have your Clan Leader enlist your Clan through the Compete section of the ELITE website.

Can we challenge other Clans in an Operation?

Not directly. Clan Operations allow Clans to compete for placement on the Clan Operation Leaderboard. The top six scores from participating Premium members in your Clan are combined and ranked on the Clan Operation Leaderboard.

How are prizes awarded?

Prizes are awarded according to the Winning Criteria of a Clan Operation and your Clan’s performance on the Clan Operation Leaderboard.

An example of winning Criteria:

  • Champion: Single best Clan
  • Gold: 90-100%
  • Silver: 75-90%
  • Bronze: 50 75%

Who is eligible for Clan Operation prizing?

Only Premium members who are in the same region as their Clan Leader are eligible for physical prizing in Clan Operations.  See Clan Operation rules for full eligibility details.  Premium members in every region are eligible for Clan Operation digital prizing (badges & Clan XP).

How do I know my Clan is enlisted for the Clan Operation?

You can confirm that your Clan is enlisted by checking the Clan Operation detail page.  Your clan will show up as “Enlisted” if enlisted or “Not Enlisted” if your Clan is not enlisted.

Why can’t I see how the other Clans are performing during the Operation?

Due to winner verification procedures, the leaderboard is not published until after the Clan Operation has completed.

Will there be real prizes for any of the operations like in some of the Lone Wolf Operations?

Yes, some Clan Operations will offer real prizes and digital prizes such as badges and Clan XP as well.

How long will it take to post the winners?

Dependent upon the type and value of a prize, it may take seven to ten days after the conclusion of the Event or Operation to verify and notify potential winners by email.

Why didn’t my score help towards my Clan’s rank on the Operation leaderboard?

Your Clan’s performance is based on the top 6 Premium members who participated in the Operation. If your score is outside the top 6 in your Clan, it does not contribute.

How can I tell which players’ scores will count towards my Clan Ranking?

You can tell which players’ scores count by checking the top 6 Premium members listed in the Your Clan’s Performance section of the Clan Operations details page.

My Clan got XP but I didn’t.  Why?

Clan Operations earn your Clan XP within ELITE.  This is separate to XP earned within the game.

Will Clan Operations be available in Hardcore Mode?

We will introduce variation in type of Clan Operations offered on ELITE over time and Hardcore Modes are definitely part of the plan.

What types of Clan Operations will be made available?

The initial Clan Operations that will be made available are:

  • Co-Op Warriors – Highest Total Kills: Core Team Deathmatch
  • Sticky Fingers – Highest Total Captures: Core Domination
  • Flagged for Removal – Highest Total Defends: Core Domination

What type of bragging rights are we going to get as the winning clan?

Clans can receive badges for their Clan Showcase and Clan XP to progress their Clan Level based off their performance in Clan Operations based off their performance. Clan Level unlocks include:

Level 1

  • Clan Background Pack 1
  • Leaderboard
  • Clan Operations
  • Roster
  • Feed

Level 3

  • Clan Background Pack 2

Level 5

  • Clan MW3 Title 1
  • Clan Emblem Generator
  • Clan Motto on MW3 Title

Level 7

  • Emblem Generator Pack 2

Level 10

  • 2 Hours of Double XP
  • Clan Background Pack 3
  • Gold Clan Tag

Level 12

  • Emblem Generator Pack 3

Level 15

  • Clan MW3 Title 2
  • Emblem Generator Pack 4

Level 18

  • Clan Background Pack 4

Level 20

  • 4 hours of Double XP
  • Emblem Generator Pack 5

Level 23

  • Clan Background Pack 5

Level 25

  • Emblem Generator Pack 6

Level 28

  • Clan Background Pack 6

Level 30

  • Clan MW3 Title 3
  • 6 Hours of Double XP
  • Emblem Generator Pack 7

Level 33

  • Clan Background Pack 7

Level 35

  • Emblem Generator Pack 8

Level 38

  • Clan Background Pack 8

Level 40

  • Clan MW3 Title 4
  • 8 Hours of Double XP
  • Emblem Generator Pack 9

Level 45

  • Clan Background Pack 9

Level 48

  • Emblem Generator Pack 10

Level 50

  • MW3 Prestige Token
  • Clan MW3 Title 5
  • 12 Hours of Double XP

Do we have to play in the same lobby to get credit for a Clan Operation?

No, your members can participate in different lobbies.

Where can I find upcoming and in-progress Clan Operations?

You can find upcoming and in-progress Clan Operations by visiting the Compete section.

How do I suggest a Clan Operation to my Clan Leader?

You can suggest a Clan Operation to your Clan Leader on your Clan Feed.

Will my score be counted if I join a Clan during a Clan Operation?

If you join a Clan that has already enlisted in a Clan Operation, the stats you accumulate after you join the Clan will count.  If you leave a Clan while it’s enlisted in a Clan Operation, your score will be removed.

Is there a minimum number of people needed to participate in a Clan Operation?

There is no minimum to participate.  However, only the scores of up to six Premium members of your Clan will count towards winning Clan Operations.

Why aren’t the clan leaderboards updating immediately?

The overall Clan Operation Leaderboard is not posted until after the Clan Operation has completed and winners have been verified.  Your Clan’s performance updates at various intervals throughout the course of a Clan Operation.

I lead/belong to a Clan in a different country. How will I know when Operations are taking place?

You can check when Clan Operations are taking place by visiting the Compete section.  Operation times will be listed in your time zone automatically.

Online Code of Conduct for Operations (as outlined by Beachhead studio on the official forums)

The following list is not exhaustive but is representative of what constitutes a violation of the Code of Conduct and/or Service Agreement and may result in actions taken against any players involved:

  • Boosting/Collusion – Working with other players to artificially elevate a player’s or group of players’ score.
  • Glitching – Exploiting unintended technical nuances of the game to improve a player’s or group of players’ performance. For example, using an unintended hole in map architecture.
  • Hacking – Modifying the game executable, game data or otherwise using technology to alter a player’s or group of players’ performance.
  • Unacceptable Behavior – Verbal abuse, harassment or other related behavior as described in the Call of Duty ELITE Service Agreement.

Keep an eye on our Elite section for the latest on Clan Ops.

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