Unfortunately, because 343 Industries has yet to add official clan support to the game, you’re left with the challenging task of promoting your Halo 4 clan on your own. Building one from scratch can be almost impossible, even with a small group of great recruiters. So what can you do to get more H4 gamers to join your community? There are loads of options. Check out our list below.
1. Mass Message Recruiting
This is one of the most popular methods of recruiting for a clan. Simply join and play matches in War Games then afterward send out a friendly message (text or voice) telling players about your clan and encouraging them to contact you to join. The best way to do this is to join games in the Big Team Infinity Slayer playlist. This way you’re getting matched with more players during each session and you’re more likely to run into players you haven’t before because a ton of people play it.
2. Gaming Forum Recruiting
There are a bunch of forum-based websites on the web that are either specifically for Halo players (your best option) or at least have a section dedicated to Halo. Most of these forums also have an area where clans can post topics for recruitment for Halo 4. Simply register an account on the forum, make a topic describing the benefits of being in your clan, and leave your contact information (like your gamertag) for players that are interested in joining. Here are a few forums to start with:
3. Create a Video Games Blog
If you haven’t already, make your own blog for your clan. This requires a bit more effort and a little bit of money but is by far the best way to build a long term source of potential new recruits for your community. We suggest building a blog using WordPress and writing posts about the latest news for Halo 4 such as matchmaking playlist updates, new map packs, easter eggs, glitches, and other H4 related topics. At the end of each post, suggest that readers join your clan for help ranking up faster, earning achievements, and having friends to play matchmaking with.
4. Use Services on Fiverr
Fiverr is a place where you can get people to do various odds ‘n ends jobs for your for just $5 a pop. Believe it or not, it’s a great place to get your Halo 4 clan’s website in front of tons of gamers. How? By using gigs that allow you to contribute guest posts to popular video game blogs with a link to your website. Or by hiring someone to post your clan’s link to a huge Facebook fan page full of gamers. Either way it’s well worth the measly $5 and can bring your community a ton of new recruits.
Check it out: Fiverr Gaming Gigs
5. Create YouTube Videos
One of the most popular websites that gamers visit is YouTube. They go there for video game trailers, tips, glitches, tutorials, and everything else related to their favorite games. Create a channel for your clan and upload Halo 4 gameplay videos such as montages, cool custom game ideas, awesome maps your members have forged, or ANYTHING else related to H4. In the description invite players to contact you or visit your clan website for more details and to join. This is a quick and easy way to rack up recruits.
Not a YouTube master? No problem. eHow provides a great guide to getting started making a gaming channel that you should check out to learn the basics.
Do you know of other creative ways to get members into your clan? Be sure to comment below and let us know what your methods are!