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  1. Closed Alpha Version 2 Squad Leader, Commander, Ranger, Airborne, and Clan Pack level Kickstarter Backers can download CA-V2 at alpha.joinsquad.com Download for CA V2 is now available on the alpha.joinsquad.com portal! Closed Alpha phase of play-testing and development beginning this Friday, 30th October at 6AM UTC / Thursday 29th October at 11PM PST. Closed Alpha servers will be running 24/7. V2 Changelog New Game Mode - Insurgency The Project Reality classic is back! Two Insurgent Weapons Caches spawn at the start of each round. The US Army forces must take out insurgents to gain Intelligence and get hints to where the caches are located. As each Cache is overrun and destroyed, another one spawns in a random location on the map. US Army Squad Leaders have an Incendiary grenade to destroy the Caches, the US team needs to destroy a total of 5 Caches to win. The Insurgents must drain the US Army team's tickets or wait out the clock to win. New Game Mode - Territory Control A New Gamemode focusing on pure defence & offence depending on the side. Insurgents have a number of territories at the start that they have to defend. The points are not meant to be captured in any particular order. If the US capture a territory, it cannot be recaptured. US has a time limit to capture all the territories. Some territories have a spawn point that can be captured. New Scope and Attachment System All the scopes have been redone, improving their sight picture and alignment. New attachment system allows us to attach several accessories and optics at the same time. Some variants of the M4 now have a foregrip. ACOG reticle is now fully usable with ranging and bullet drop. The SVD has its PSO-1 scope back. Reticle is not 1:1 with real life yet. Known Issue: There is a small jitter when viewing through the scope while standing on the edges of the map. Improved Inventory Added an Inventory element to the HUD, showing which item you have selected and what is selected in each item group. Multiple items per slot. Pressing the slot button multiple times cycles through the items in that slot (For example, Smoke Grenade Colors can be cycled through) Re-grouped items into more logical groupings. The player can now find items in the same spot in the inventory across classes Improved weapon handling Weapon sway now behaves differently depending on stance (Bipod weapons have reduced sway when prone) Weapon recoil can now be affected by stance (Bipod weapons now have considerably less recoil when prone) Focus sway reduction is now dependent on weapon and stance Weapons now have proper working ballistic flight mechanics Weapons now have MOA deviation depending on weapon and bullet quality Weapon sway is now different when not aiming down sights Full recoil overhaul on all weapons. Weapon config and load out now affects the weapons recoil behavior. Slight damage and falloff tweaks on existing and new weapons. Fixed a bug where weapons would have no bullet drop under 500 meters. Shovels now stop shoveling when deployable is at 100% Medic bag and field dressings no longer stops healing when the player that is getting healed moves When entering ADS mode your sights now stay aligned. New HUD Items Added a small information blurb at the start of each gamemode, explaining the rules and how to win Added an Inventory widget, showing which item you have selected Improved the Ammo widget with a better design to improve its readability Added a game timer Updated the chat boxes with some display features Added a medic icon to medics on the map Improved the Flag and FOB capture widgets Player icons are now smaller, making the map more readable Insurgent flag has been redesigned Compass has been scaled up and modified for easier readability New Kit Role Items Added 5 new AK variants to playable kits: AKM, AKMS, AKS-74U, AMD-65 and PM md. 63. (All with placeholder textures). Remade existing RPK model. (Has placeholder texture) Added Incendiary grenades for US Squad Leaders on insurgency maps. (Note that you drop this grenade for greater precision - you can only throw it a few meters) M249 now has an CompM4 Aimpoint. Added RDG-2 smoke grenade, replacing the M18 smoke grenade on the Insurgents. Kit Role changes All Insurgent kits now have pistols. The US side remains unchanged to reflect a more realistic load-out. Insurgent Fighter kits now have the AKM/AKMS instead of the AK-74 as standard. The AK-74 is still available as a limited kit in squads. Limited to 3. AKM or AKMS will be randomly chosen to give aesthetic diversity. They are functionally the same at this point in time. Insurgent Cell leader and Medic kits now have unique AKs so you can more easily identify the roles in the squad. Cell leader has PM md. 63 and the medic has AMD-65. RPG Gunner now has the AKS-74U. US Squad Leader kit now has the Aimpoint CompM4 on his M4 again, as well as a front grip to help identify him. US Medic Kit now has Ironsights M4 with a foregrip, to identify him better in the field. Grenadiers for both factions now have UGL launched smoke grenades in both white, blue and red colors. All insurgent kits now has the RDG-2 smoke grenade instead of the M18. The Rifleman ACOG kit is temporarily limited to 2 per squad. Insurgent Marksman kit now has the SVD with the PSO-1, additionally he also has a set of binoculars. All kits can now resupply fragmentation grenades from an ammo crate. Still limited to one frag grenade per kit role. Improved Main Menu Server Browser now shows Map, Gamemode, and whether or not the server is out of date. Improved feedback when you are kicked from a server, or if the master server goes down. Renamed 'Deploy Now' to 'Start Local' to better describe what it does. Added a FOV Slider. Added Toggle ADS/Lean Added Credits, Founders will soon be added Added two new main menu music tracks from Scott Tobin Improved Maps Kohat Performance and Visual Improvements Logar Valley Performance and Visual Improvements Added Police Station static object Added Mosque static object Misc Changes Added support for special events Added in Founders Skins for the AK, M4, and RPG-7. These will be tied to your Steam <li>Inventory in the future, but for now they are assigned randomly each time you get a new kit (spawning or ammo box) Prevented the game from launching if certain settings were turned off, fixing ini options abuse like no shadows, no smoke particles, etc. Added "Kick from Squad" ability and "Give Squad Leader" ability for the Squad Leader, left click on the "My Squad" list on the player and follow the menu buttons. New weapon fire sound improvements for AK series, SVD and new distant fire sounds. New projectile flyby sounds. Added injury sounds like death screams. Added more construction sounds for deployables. Added explosion debris sounds for grenades and rockets. Improvements to footstep sounds. Added support for multiple permission levels for server admin access FOB Capture radius reduced to 75 meters, from 150 meters FOB spawning is no longer disabled when 2 enemies enter the radius. Instead the respawn time scales up 15 seconds per enemy in the radius. Changed the black Dead screen to a grayscale blurred out image of the map from the map camera location. Improved spawn points so that spawns have multiple positions to check for a valid spawn. This should prevent issues where you cant spawn on an otherwise valid spawn point. Improved the Admin Observer Cams controls and features, and removed a number of hud widgets when in camera mode. Reduced the bleed out rate when incapacitated and bandaged. Added per-state sounds and effects for Deployable construction Fixed the Go-Pro camera position in filming mode Added reverb effects to almost every static building Fixed an issue where the loading screen would go away too early, leading to issues where you would spawn in on the map without the terrain loaded Fixed an issue where multiple servers on the same IP would not be listed on the server list Improved performance of stamina calculations Weapons now drop and have physics when the player dies Fixed the Insurgent Shovel being held incorrectly Added Credits in the main menu Added the ability for admins to assign squad leaders and kick squad members from a squad Shoveling a radio now adds or removes capture progress on the FOB. Shovels can now destroy deployables with right-click Fixed the radio tower so that you can no longer climb up the sloped bars Fixed server heartbeat timeouts Added ability to deshovel FOBs to help with the capture tickets Join Us as Ingame Admins It is at this time we ask for people to step up and help us help and the community, by volunteering to be ingame moderators to maintain healthy gameplay experiences for our CPA. Ingame moderator application For troubleshooting assistance, please head over here: http://forums.joinsquad.com/topic/3052-troubleshooting-guide/ Follow us on social media: ►http://facebook.com/JoinSquad ►http://twitter.com/JoinSquad ►http://youtube.com/JoinSquad ►http://soundcloud.com/Scotttobin (music composer for Squad)
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