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Squad is a Multiplayer only First Person Shooter that is being developed by Offworld Industries. It is inspired by the Battlefield 2 total conversion mod Project Reality. Squad is currently an Early Access title that was launched on December 15, 2015, on Steam.
About[edit | edit source]
Squad is a Tactical Military First Person Shooter in development on Unreal Engine 4 that bridges the gap between serious MilSim titles, and casual shooters. It will feature Combined Arms warfare on maps up to 16km², which will include land vehicles such as IFV, APC, Tanks, ground attack aircrafts and helicopters, alongside infantry.
Squad success relies heavily on teamwork and communication; featuring built in VoIP, with “Local” chat for players with a certain proximity, “Squad” chat that is focused on player within your squad, and “Command Net” chat, that is open to only squad leaders. The players dictate how the scenarios unfold with base-building and interactive environments, intuitive squad command and management tools and large-scale warfare where strategy and leadership are just as important as a quick trigger finger.
Gameplay[edit | edit source]
Features:[edit | edit source]
- Extensive amount of Vehicles.
|Armor||Main Battle Tanks (MBT), Infantry Fighting Vehicles (IFV), Armored Personnel Carriers (APC)|
|Air-support||UAV, A-10, SU-25 (exclusive to the Commander)|
|Utility||Helicopters, Logistics / Transport trucks|
|Scout||Light Attack & Recon Vehicles|
News & Updates[edit | edit source]
Future:[edit | edit source]
The Official Squad Website is a reliable resource for getting up to speed with the new content coming to Squad.
Details about new beta releases, playtest information, map updates, mod showcases and more can be found on the Official Squad Update Page.
A rough view of all future content coming to Squad is showcased on the Official Squad Living Roadmap.
Current release:[edit | edit source]
Squad is in active development. The latest live release is Beta 21.1
|Beta 21.1||August 19, 2020||Update: Substantial gameplay changes to rally points and FOB mechanics.|
|Beta 21.0||August 5, 2020||Major Update: 2 New vehicles, 2 new CAF variants, and VOIP improvements.|
|Beta 20.2||July 15, 2020||Hotfix: Various bux fixes and map vehicle adjustments.|
|Beta 20.1||July 8, 2020||Hotfix: Fixes various crashes.|
|Beta 20.0.01||June 30, 2020||Hotfix: Fixes a major crash.|
|Beta 20||June 29, 2020||Major Update: New Map, 2 New Vehicles, optimizations and bug fixes.|
Past Releases:[edit | edit source]
Every change, fix, patch, update, release and content highlight for Squad can be found summarized on the Release Versions page.
Major Development Milestones[edit | edit source]
The Timeline on the right shows a simplified view of how Squad has progressed since its inception, with the table below providing more detail.
|March 2014||Development of Squad started.|
|October 2014||Squad was publicly announced for the first time (in PR forums, in Squad forums).|
|February 2015||The studio Offworld Industries LLC was founded.|
|April 2015||Squad was successfully greenlit on Steam's Greenlight (Greenlight page, Greenlight trailer).|
|May 27 to June 27, 2015||Successful Kickstarter campaign (Kickstarter page, Kickstarter trailer).|
|July 18, 2015||Closed Pre-Alpha launch weekend.|
|September 26, 2015||Closed Alpha launch.|
|December 15, 2015||Steam Early Access launch (Steam store page, Early Access launch treaser).|
|August 7, 2016||Release of alpha version 7, which includes the first vehicles in-game (announcement, release trailer).|
|February 5, 2018||Release of alpha version 10 with new animation system, free-look, vaulting/climbing, bipod resting, and much more (release notes, release trailer).|
|May 1, 2019||Over a million copies of Squad have been sold (sources: press information)|
|October 9, 2019||Release of Alpha 16.0 with helicopters added to the game (release notes, release trailer).|
|November 26, 2019||The Beta started with the release of Beta 17.0 and is still ongoing. The beta will focus on stability and optimization, the game will be almost feature complete.|
|September 18, 2020||Over two million copies of Squad have been sold (sources: update post)|
|September 23, 2020||Squad left the beta and was officially released (sources: release notes, release trailer)|
Localisation[edit | edit source]
Squad has localisation for the following languages: Arabic, Brazilian Portuguese, Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified & Traditional Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish and Ukrainian.
Screenshots[edit | edit source]
Videos[edit | edit source]
See also[edit | edit source]
- Offworld Industries (developer)
- Getting Started - you're a new player to Squad? Check out our "Getting Started" guides
- Post Scriptum - a new game developed by "Periscope Games", also based on the Squad engine "OWI Core"
- Game Modes
- Roles and kits