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New to Squad? Here are some tips and tricks to get you up to speed!
By Karmakut
A must-read guide with important information for new Squad players!
Basic Beginner Tips + Info

Hello everyone I’m Karmakut and I’d like to welcome you to the Squad community. As a new player, certain aspects of squad might be confusing or overwhelming. Here are some important tips and tricks to get you up to speed with the veterans:

  • Pick a squad from the menu.
  • Don’t pick Squad Leader if you are brand new to the game, learn a little first.
  • Next pick a kit, kits are limited by the amount of players in your Squad.
  • The more players the more kits.
  • When you are just starting to play Squad it is recommended that you play the Rifleman class.
  • Enemy flags that you can attack are marked with an orange arrow.
  • Friendly flags you must defend are marked with a purple shield.
  • It takes at least 1 player to cap a neutral flag
  • It takes at least 3 players to cap an enemy flag
  • Games are won when the enemy runs out of tickets.
  • You can see your tickets at the top right of your screen, but you cannot see the enemy’s.
  • Every time you respawn, you lose a ticket.
  • If a medic can revive you the ticket is saved.
  • Losing flags loses tickets, the more flags the enemy has the faster your tickets will drain.
  • When you are wounded you must first bandage yourself and then find a medic to restore your health.
  • To heal or bandage yourself use right click.
  • To heal or bandage others use left click.
  • Rallypoints are temporary spawn locations for your squad.
  • They are destroyed if enemies get too close to them.
  • Rallypoints have a cooldown of a few minutes.
  • FOBs are permanent spawn locations for your entire team
  • FOBs must be placed 400 meters apart from each other.
  • FOBs are destroyed if enemies overrun the area or if they dig it up with shovels.
  • If FOBs are destroyed by the enemy you will lose tickets.
  • Shovels are used to build or deconstruct deployables.
  • Left click to build, right click to deconstruct.
  • One of the deployables is an ammo crate that you can resupply from or changes classes.
  • Only Squad Leaders can place Rallypoints, FOBs, and deployables.
  • Squad is a team game, this means you must be able to communicate and work with others.
  • Squad has 3 vocal channels: local, squad, and command.
  • Local is used to speak with those around you by pressing the V key.
  • Squad is used to communicate with your entire squad using the B key.
  • Only Squad Leaders get the command channel by pressing the G key.
  • Squads only work if players listen to their Squad Leader, regardless if they think they are making the correct decision.
  • Squad is a game focused around immersion and realism, this means that you MUST work together, pay attention, and be careful.
  • Take your time to look for enemies, talk with your teammates and check your map.

    Finally, don’t forget to have fun and meet new squaddies.
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Greasy Goon Jan 23 @ 12:58pm 
First tip, dont play in squads lead by clan members.
Pablo's Magical Adventure Nov 29, 2016 @ 6:55pm 
Anybody ever heard of Dslyecxi? The guy who karmacopy came from?
It really is amazing to me how nobody has burned karmacunt down yet.
Btw, here is https://www.youtube.com/user/Dslyecxi
He is a hard working youtuber, who puts time into his videos, and it is a shame he has been robbed so badly :(
nielsnb Nov 11, 2016 @ 6:47pm 
@SaintAlphono Okay, that didnt quite work for me (either?).
I had to expand and install manually.

[h1]api-ms-win-crt- runtime-1-1-0.dll is missing[/h1]

USE AT OWN RISK !!! [i mean it]

Copy the download to folder c:\temp\

Run a command-prompt as administrator (type CMD and rightclick at shortcut)

Commands (filename may vary):
EXPAND -f:* "C:\TEMP\Windows6.1-KB2999226-x64.msu" C:\TEMP\
PKGMGR /N:WINDOWS6.1-KB2999226-x64.xml

Good luck ... :-)
nielsnb Nov 11, 2016 @ 4:39pm 
@SaintAlphonzo https://support.microsoft.com/da-dk/kb/2999226#bookmark-prerequisites use method 2 to download (scroll up)
SaintAlphonzo Nov 11, 2016 @ 9:01am 
Try to run game after download and it says theres a missing DLL. How can I uninstall it so I can try re-installing it?
embecmom Nov 7, 2016 @ 6:11am 
TAW disagree completely with your comments.. if you get into a clan server then many of the clan members will play properly.. there are a few new comers who dont understand the SL role yet.. I have had very few sl who do anything that you have outlined.
osheamat Oct 6, 2016 @ 9:00am 
if you play on EU servers, seek me out NEWBROS WELCOME(EN)
Soup Broth Jul 9, 2016 @ 2:37pm 
Have some faith Cotoi, if you can't find the right SL for your needs- become it!
Cotoi Jul 4, 2016 @ 11:49am 
squad is a game you need to play only with your friends. Team will kill you and leave you there, SL will make you spawn on an open field so there are always spawn camping, and this is only what the team is doing, you need to add the really unpolished game mechanic. Over all, I would say you need to play safe for the moment.
[U§M] CO.10ft Jun 30, 2016 @ 7:25pm 
First time looking at the download, thanks for the info and I will go over it a couple of times.