With the new update testers will be given the ability to create and join clans of up to 50 players. Anyone will be able to create and join a clan, and gain access to their clan’s menu window. The window will include a private clan chat, news for the clan an info tab and members roster.
Blizzard does warn that the feature is still and work in progress so be prepared for changes. They also clarify that clans are geared toward competitive teams — which is one of the reasons for the size limit — and that they are working on ways to support more casual, larger groups.
The post also lists the following notes about clan functionality within the beta:
- Clan names must be 3-24 characters long, and will be case sensitive, allowing spaces, numbers, periods, apostrophes, and commas.
- Clan Tags must be 2-4 characters long, and are also case sensitive, allowing spaces, numbers, periods, apostrophes, and commas.
- Clan names and Tags must adhere to standard name policies.
- The Clan Tag is automatically pre-pended to a player’s name.
- There is a limit of 50 members per Clan.