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Squad Wiki is a community project run entirely by volunteers to provide information for the game Squad. Our community of editors is open to anyone.

The Community portal is your central information hub and starting point for all of you who want to contribute or improve content on this wiki. Read it carefully from start to end.

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Vision and mission statements for the Squad Wiki[edit source]

Vision:

Our wiki is the official number one site for all information for the game Squad. The wiki represents our [i.e. of the entire Squad community] combined knowledge about all aspects of the game. This knowledge is shared via the wiki with everyone to advance the understanding and level-of-play (and enjoyment) in the entire Squad playerbase and to help grow that knowledge further.

Mission statements:

  • You find comprehensive information on all aspects of the game in one place; anything there is to know about Squad, you find on the wiki (either as text/image or as a link to other resources)
  • The wiki grows as our knowledge about the game grows; the wiki itself is a foundation on which that knowledge can grow further
  • All information is up-to-date with the current state of the game
  • All information is well-presented (comprehensive + complete, easy to understand, well structured, well-written, illustrated, consistent quality across the entire wiki - see Wiki Style Guide for more information)
  • All information is easy to find (accessible), i.e. even a new visitor to the wiki will quickly find what he/she is looking for
  • All players know about the wiki and use it when they are looking for information
  • The most important pages of the wiki are available in multiple languages
  • A friendly, active, dedicated, well-organized wiki community of editors and admins maintain the wiki with support from the entire community and the devs (e.g. after a new release of Squad came out, the wiki is quickly and thoroughly updated)
  • The wiki is an integral part of the entire Squad community, just as the Forums, Discord and the clans and communities

The different roles of the Squad Wiki[edit source]

The following points describe the roles, purposes, values and importance of the Squad Wiki:

  • The wiki is one of the many essential community tools (others being: homepage, Forums, Steam Community Hub, Discord, Reddit, Clan websites, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter)
  • The wiki is one central place for all Squad players to check for referernce information about the game (how to do x, stats of vehicles and weapons, map layouts and assets, factions, deployables).
  • A wiki is a platform that allows anyone to edit and contribute to the quality, up-to-date-ness, completeness and usefulness of its information.
  • The wiki represents the combined knowledge of Squad from the entire community. If we build on it and grow it, so will the community and quality-of-play. Not every player needs to read the wiki, but if enough people learn something valuable from the wiki, they will share it with others in-game and hence spread the knowledge.
  • The wiki can be translated into many languages, enabling players around the world to become better at playing Squad, even if they cannot read English well.
  • The wiki promotes Squad to potential buyers. They check the wiki to get an idea what Squad is and whether they like it. The better we represent the game on the wiki, the more likely potential buys will buy it. We do not have to emphasize how important that is for Squad's long-term future.
  • Modders can find useful information how to mod Squad (see Modding).
  • The wiki records a history of the Squad development (see Squad#Major_Development_Milestones and Release_Versions.
  • Squad veterans can find in-depth information and facts about Squad and hone their strategies and tactics.
  • Server administrators find all reference information they need to install and run a Squad server.
  • The wiki can help with onboarding of new players (for example Getting Started).
  • Complex topics can only be conveyed in writing. Some topics are so complex that you need tables, diagrams and systematic explanations. If you try to do it by spoken words only, the other person will never get the full picture.
  • Effectiveness to explain something: Do you want to reply to a beginner's question in-game, on Discord or Forums by typing/saying it OVER AND OVER AGAIN? Just link to the wiki page and you are done. Everyone will have the same understanding and level of knowledge afterwards.

Roadmap[edit source]

How do we achieve the aims described in the Vision and Mission Statements? With a masterplan or roadmap. The following are the main milestones from this roadmap:

  1. Set up foundation for launch as official wiki (completed in May 2016)
  2. Transfer relevant content from the Squad User Manual to the wiki (completed in September 2016)
  3. Let the community take care of the wiki (this was only partially successful; but many parts of the wiki are out of date or missing, no one is updating them; hence, this phase was closed in December 2017 and additional milestones were created below)
  4. Establish effective wiki organization/community that maintains the wiki (with only random edits we will just never reach our goal) (started December 2017 - see Squad Wiki Editorial, contact Usgu if you want to be part of it)
  5. Update all pages to the current version of the game (partially done, but far from completed, see also WP - Update to v11)
  6. Complete relevant but missing content on the wiki (partially done, but far from completed)
  7. Apply consistent quality and style guide to all wiki pages (not started yet)
  8. Translate important/essential wiki pages (not ALL pages) into other languages (partially done, but far from completed)
  9. Maintain all wiki pages, further improve and polish them and add new content (not started yet)
  10. Active promotion of the wiki and the wiki editorial work (not really started yet)

Wiki News[edit source]

In the following list you will find status reports, news, updates and announcements concerning the work on the wiki. This should give you an idea where we're at the moment with the wiki and where the community wants to go, with your help.

  • 2018-11-09: Squad version 12.0 was released. Updating the wiki has begun. Any help is appreciated. See wiki project page.
  • 2018-05-11: Time to celebrate - our beloved Squad Wiki has turned 2 years old today. We have come a long way: 288 content pages, 817 uploaded files, 6,279 total edits. Keep up the work, wiki community and Squad Wiki Editorial.
  • 2018-05-04: Squad version 11.0 was released. Updating the wiki has begun. Any help is appreciated. See wiki project page.
  • 2018-03-04: The newly founded Squad Wiki Editorial has entered its beta phase and recruiting has started.
  • 2018-02-05: Squad version 10.0 was released. Updating the wiki has begun. Any help is appreciated. See wiki project page.
  • 2018-01-06: We now have all release versions of Squad neatly listed. This will help us with keeping the wiki in line with newer Squad versions.
  • 2017-11-25: The Getting Started section (for gameplay) was completely reworked. The first tutorial for new players is finished - please point new players to it.
  • 2017-11-18: Modding support was officially added with Alpha V9.15. Work on wiki pages for modding began - check out the Modding. Any help with editing would be appreciated - the topic is huge.
  • 2017-11-17: Gamepedia migrated all of the wikis to Amazon Web Services. The migration was finally completed today, but don't be surprised if there are still some hiccups for the new few days.
  • 2017-11-16: Because of licencing issues with "AM General" we're removing all images and mentioning of the Humvee from the wiki. Odin and Usgu did the main sweep. If any of you spot an images showing an Humvee or text mentioning it, remove it or let us know on Discord #wiki.
  • 2017-11-06: Starting from tomorrow, Gamepedia requires you to merge your wiki user account with your Twitch account. Read more about it here and here. You can do it right here - it only takes a few seconds.
  • 2017-09-30: Completely reworked the page for vehicle claiming. It should be much easier to understand now.
  • 2017-09-13: Added additional details and explanation to the ticket loss/gain when capturing flags and the ticket bleed for the game mode Advance and Secure. Probably for the first time, this should now be clearly explained.
  • 2017-09-06: Added full details for faction-based kit restrictions - now you can clearly see when you unlock which kit. This should help SLs to make better battle plans.
  • 2017-05-11: Time to celebrate - our beloved Squad Wiki has turned 1 year old today.
  • 2016-11-01: The new design and look of the wiki is live - check out the official announcement (scroll to the very end of the newsletter). Chuc, TomNedry and Usgu have been hard at work to pull this off.
  • 2016-09-14: TomNedry and Usgu finished going through all pages of the manual and comparing them with the wiki pages in order to make sure that all content has been transfered safely to the wiki.
  • 2016-07-08: We've made good progress with creating and updating content on the wiki, thanks to you, guys. Now it's time tidy up and bring all those pages into good shape and also update them to the current Squad version. Once we achieve this, the translators can start working on our finished pages.
  • 2016-05-11: The dev announcement of the wiki launch is out! We reached our first major milestone, hooray. Now, lets aim for the next milestone: finishing Task_001, the porting of the Squad user manual to the wiki for the basic gameplay of Squad. Today's date will mark the official birth of our Squad Wiki.
  • 2016-04-13: We are now focusing on tasks 003 and 004. Once we have a resonable foundation for these two pages, we are ready to announce the wiki to the rest of the community. Please help fleshing these out and it will get the job done quicker and gets this thing flying sooner.
  • 2016-04-02: We started the process of setting up the wiki and establishing a good base we all can work with. If you come along, chip in and help out now. Below you see a list of tasks that need attention at the moment. Once the wiki is in good shape to let it lose to the masses, there will be an official announcement on the Squad forums. Most of the content creation will take place then; right now we focus mainly on establishing the foundation so you will be able to work efficiently with the wiki.
  • 2016-03-09: Decision was taken between OWI and the Squad User Manual author Usgu to retire the manual and transfer its content to the wiki. Gamepedia was chosen as the future wiki host for the Squad Wiki. Usgu will lead the transfer process.
  • 2015-04-19: Gamepedia staff Wagnike created this wiki.

Current Wiki Tasks[edit source]

Even if it might look like it, the wiki is far from finished and is constantly evolving. It needs your help. Anyone can help improve and develop the wiki.

So where do you start? There are multiple approaches to work on the wiki:

  • As you read pages on the wiki, help improve spelling, grammar and wording.
  • If you come across a page that is outdated, update it right then and there. If you don't have the knowledge, mark it with {{outdated}} at the top of the page so it goes on the list of outdated pages.
  • If a page is marked as {{stub}}, help improve it (see also full list).
  • There are additional categories of maintenance for wiki pages, check it out and help where you can.
  • If you want to help with specific tasks on the wiki, check out the task sheet that the Squad Wiki Editorial has put together. Anyone is welcome to help with these.
  • You can also check for active Wiki Projects.
  • To see what other editors are working on, check out the Recent Changes page.
  • Beyond this, feel free to contribute what you feel the wiki and the Squad community needs. If in doubt, get in contact with an admin (see contacts below).
  • And if you are really into it, join the pros at the Squad Wiki Editorial.
  • If you are into language translations, go to our Translation portal.

Communication Channels[edit source]

You want to get in touch with other wiki editors or admins? Here are our main communication channels:

  • Discord: Our main communication channel is Discord. We have a dedicated text channel just for the wiki (#wiki). Normally, you get a reply within minutes or hours.
  • Forums: The official Squad forums have a dedicated subforum just for the wiki. The forums are most suitable for having extensive discussions or coordinating larger wiki projects.
  • Admin noticeboard: If you want to use the wiki for communication, use the Admin noticeboard or the user page of an admin (see contacts below).
  • Edit summary: When you edit a wiki page, please enter an useful summary (not what you changed but why). Other editors and admins will read it in Special:RecentChanges.
  • Discussion pages: The discussion pages of any wiki page are also a good way to start a discussion or ask questions. Other editors and admins usually reply within a day or so.

Contacts[edit source]

Community Admins[edit source]

Odinnthewanderer (OWI dev, forum: Odin, Discord: Odin#3464) talk  • contribs
MerlinDev (OWI dev, forum: Merlin) talk  • contribs
OffworldIndustries (OWI account, email) talk  • contribs
Usgu (OWI's Squad Wiki Manager and wiki admin, author of the original Squad user manual, forum: Usgu, Discord: Usgu#2705) talk  • contribs
Sweeziee (wiki admin, member of the Squad Wiki Editorial, forum: Sweeziee, Discord: Sweez#1337) talk  • contribs
Wagnike2 (Curse's Wiki Manager, official Curse Inc. (aka Gamepedia) wiki staff) talk  • contribs


Top Wiki Editors[edit source]

To see the top Squad-Wiki editors, click here.