Text: 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.