I was thinking the other night and a possible feature came up to mind that might have some use in the game.
If you really think about it, it could come in handy in various situations! Even better, having different types of flares for different types of situations. Such as...
- For when helicopters make their debut in Squad, red flares can be used to signal the aircraft where to provide fire support or land.
- In night maps, illumination flares can be used to light up and area during an ambush and confuse the enemy.
- Flares can be used to direct artillery fire.
Dangers can also be present when using flares to apply realism.
- At very close proximity, flares can blind you temporarily.
- Upon contact, flares will burn you and lower your health.
These are some uses, there could be more I might have forgotten. I am not sure if this will successfully apply to Squad at the end, but who knows, it might be worth a try!