Marksman

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US Army marksman with the M110 SASS

The Marksman is one of the Kits available for players to use in Squad. Each faction in the game has their own version, equipped with a standard designated marksman rifle (DMR)/sniper rifle common to that faction. It is part of the Fire Support subclass of kits. In the case of the Canadian Army, their Sniper is under the Specialist subclass.

Description[edit | edit source]

The primary objective of the marksman is to provide long-range combat support for the squad. The secondary objective of the marksman is to conduct scouting operations in tactical vantage points against the enemy. This role is equipped with a rifle featuring a high-powered optic for long range engagements, a sidearm for emergencies, two field dressings for wounds, grenades (two variants), a shovel for construction of deployables, and a pair of binoculars for scouting and ranging targets. This role is strongly recommended to be used in large, open maps with little cover or urban maps with tall buildings. It is strongly discouraged to use the marksman in close quarters combat. If used correctly, the marksman can be the most lethal member of the squad and can inflict heavy casualties on the enemy when least expected. Resupply costs 50 ammo points.


The US Army marksman is equipped with the M110 SASS.

The British Army marksman is equipped with the L129A1 sharpshooter rifle.

The Canadian Army is unique due to their Marksman kit being under Specialist instead of Fire Support. Aside from this, the Canadian Sniper kit does not use a semi-automatic designated marksman rifle, but rather a dedicated sniper rifle in the form of the bolt-action C14 Timberwolf.

The Russian Ground Forces marksman is equipped with the SVDM.

The Insurgents and Irregular Militia marksman is equipped with the SVD.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • Surprise attacks are a must when using this role, use the opportunity to your advantage at all times.
  • Using cover while on the move is also very important. Without it, you will be spotted and eliminated.
  • Shoot and scout tactics should be taken into consideration. Staying in one spot during an engagement for too long will eventually lead to your death.
  • Always make sure you have a safe spot to retreat to in case your engagement backfires.
  • Be sure to keep a close eye on your ammunition, you do not want to be engaging the enemy on an empty magazine.
  • Always be sure to stay close to your squad, fighting alone will guarantee no victory against a force larger than you.
  • Make sure you always have the high ground, this will secure a better chance to victory in any engagement.
  • Keeping clear communication between you and your squad leader is very important and will prove very helpful.
  • Do not bite more than you can chew, think twice before you make a move against the enemy.
  • You are the eyes and ears of your squad (and possibly others), your awareness as a marksman is crucial to the survival of your teammates.

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