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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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H4ilToTheKing Jun 4 @ 2:06pm 
Can people please, PLEASE, for the love of all that is awesome. Tell people that if you place the hab, YOU are responsible for guarding said hab. No one else. Just like parenting. That pisses me off soo much when noob SL's place a hab then abandon it expecting some other squad to defend it!
Nomad Mar 11 @ 2:26pm 
A list isn't much of a guide.
Kacperbb8 Nov 12, 2017 @ 1:54am 
KifSqd-same thing happpened to me. I just relaunched the game
Kif117 Sep 23, 2017 @ 8:50am 
Hi, missing Anti Cheat after downloading it.How do I go abt it
RedBiohazzerd Jul 26, 2017 @ 6:36am 
Edit: off course it's not only SL Who make call outs, but i also had some team mates who are playing with an headset, but just don't make call outs. Gets a bit frustrating sometimes, since i'm atleast trying to make some when i spot an enemy
RedBiohazzerd Jul 26, 2017 @ 6:28am 
I Just started playing Squad, love it!! I was looking for something like this for a long time. A game where People ectually work together (most of the time). Although i'm still learning the game. And I find it still a bit difficult (played about 6-7 matches but i'll keep playing And learning every match:) ). the hardest part for me Is, to spot enemies sometimes. And i sometimes have absolutely no idea what direction i'm getting shot from (also i experienced some SL who don't make callouts where the enemies are like N, E, S, W, SE, etc.) Are more People experiencing this? Off course i undetstand it's not as in your face like CoD or Battlefield i totaly get that. Because sometimes enemies are hundreds of meters away, so it's hard to spot. But do any of you guys maybe have some tips for me, how te make it a bit easier for me? Or does it Come with more experience in the game?

Can't wait to get home and start playing again though :steamhappy:
Bipper Mar 22, 2017 @ 4:54pm 
First tip, dont play in squads lead by clan members.
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)