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  1. Hey, squaddies! A big Offworld welcome to the free weekend! Whether you’re a hardened vet or a fresh-faced recruit, we’ve got some events that’ll entertain. Check ’em out in the Roundup! APRIL 30 Free Weekend and 35% off sale Proceeds from Squad sales today benefit Doctors Without Borders. 5:30 PM PT (0030 UTC, 1/5) Squad Ops: SOTT Basic MAY 1 Proceeds from Squad sales today benefit Doctors Without Borders. 5:00 PM PT (0000 UTC, 2/5) Squad Ops: Regulars Events: Takeover MAY 2 11:30 AM PT (1830 UTC) Squad Ops: Operation Joker’s Wild 5:30 PM PT (0030 UTC, 3/5) Squad Ops: Operation Wicked Web MAY 3 11:00 AM PT (1800 UTC) SCL Grand Final: [M] vs [SPiT] 1:00 PM PT (2000 UTC) Squad Ops: Open Testing CQB Course SIGNOFF Enjoy your weekend, squaddies! We’ll see you same time, same place next week. Be safe out there. Submit your event to see it featured here!
  2. 35% OFF SALE FOR DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS A lot of you have been asking when Squad would go on sale again and we’re happy to announce: this Thursday! But we’re even happier to announce the proceeds from copies of Squad sold on April 30 and May 1 will benefit Doctors Without Borders. BUY NOW ON STEAM FREE WEEKEND The free weekend will run from April 30th through May 3rd. That leaves you a day or two go put yourself through Basic with these helpful guides from our creative partners! SOME OF OUR FAVORITE MODS We’ve hand-picked a few Squad mods you’ll want to explore over the weekend — simply head over to their Steam Workshop page and install ’em when you’re ready to rock. SQUAD PROMOD With over 45 custom layers, ProMod not only tweaks game modes, game mechanics, and the maps themselves, it revives some historic Squad favorites like Operation First Light, as well as adjusting the lighting and terrain of existing maps. This action-packed package also includes layers with CAS helicopter support implemented by the ProMod team! Download from Steam Workshop HARJU BY WUNDA Please welcome Harju, a map for Squad by wunda. Combat arrives in the fictional Finnish town of Harju. In retaliation for the Battle of Narva, Russian expeditionary forces have begun raiding towns on the southern coastline of Finland. A NATO carrier group is deploying to back local defense forces to repel the invasion. Download from Steam Workshop SQUADOPSHC Squad Ops Hardcore Mod aims to create a focus on tactical and intense Squad gameplay through respawning changes, weapon rebalancing, Commander mode reworks, as well as addition (and reworked) kits! The gameplay modifications aim for a more realistic and immersive “hardcore” experience through new kits and spawning options. Be sure to visit Squadops.gg for events. Download from Steam Workshop HELPFUL RESOURCES As the saying goes, “No plan survives first contact with the enemy,” so we wanted to make sure you could find some backup if you need it. We have a variety of support resources we recommend, including: Official Support Site Squad Wiki Squad Discord Squad reddit A huge thank you to everyone checking out Squad, as well as everyone showing them a good time! A special heapin’ helping of recognition to the squad leaders out there: thank you for doing what you do. OFFWORLD OUT.
  3. Hey everyone, I just want to say that I like the idea of getting new people to buy the game, but everytime there is a free weekend out there I already know that playing the game at these times will be a pain in the ass. The servers are getting filled with new players and many of them are very toxic (teamkilling, using loggy truck for transport, digging up friendly bases) which destroys the gaming experience for everyone, because of the chaos. It´s a very annoying issue for experienced players, who just want to enjoy the game like the way they do when theres no free weekend, but it also gives a very bad insight into the game for new players, which maybe even stops them from buying the game. At least there should be some kind of obligatory ingame training course for new players, which they must go through, before they are able to join every server or only allow them to join temporary test-servers. Something has to be done! Cheers
  4. June Free Weekend

    June Free Weekend Hey Squaddies, With summer in full effect in the Northern Hemisphere, we've adopted a "sun's out, guns out" policy and would like to announce a free weekend for Squad! The free weekend will begin on Thursday, June 21 (6/21/2018) at 10 AM Pacific Time and run through to Sunday, June 24th (6/25/2018) at 1 PM Pacific Time. In addition to that, Squad will have a 40% discount for the duration. Head over to our Steam page to take advantage of the sale any time after 10 AM on 6/21. Free weekends can be a little crazy, so we've prepared some tips for newcomers (and the newly returned) to help make the weekend a little more fun for everyone. We'd also recommend checking out the wiki guide to Getting Started as Grunt. If you're already up to speed, you may want to check out the major patch notes, which include an improved vehicle damage model, British forces, IFVs, and more. Squad is an Early Access game and that means you might run into some bugs or rough edges. If you encounter any issues, check out our support page for common fixes. If your problem isn't so common, our support team can be reached at support@joinsquad.com. Before you hit the battlefield, join the Community Discord Server. You won't find a better place to squad up, get a quick answer, or just hang out with your fellow players. Remember, it's Communicate. Coordinate. Conquer. for a good reason! Offworld Out.
  5. Hi folks. Thank you for the free weekend, it was my second time, and it just gets better and better. I still haven't bought the game though. Here are some of my feedback (if someone cares enough to read them, and some have probably heard about them 100 times before). I think I played Project Reality for 8 years, absolutely a great game in the end, but Squad is a lot more fun, probably because of the updated graphics/engine and the more amount of players to be able to play. Here are my concerns though. The game is absolutely fun as it is now, but the character animations still needs to get better, especially walking, crouching, etc. and I know they probably will and are working on it, but I just thought I would throw that out, because it's an important visual aspect. Also, jumping to get over obstacles is not good, this game needs options to get over obstacles, for example "press E to get over", etc. with proper animations. It's a shame, because with those absolutely gorgeous models and graphics, the current animations just kills it. Weapon deployment on obstacles. Not sure if this is possible, or if it's hard work or easy to do, but it would be really nice, but nothing that is REALLY needed, but it helps due to some obstacles being an inch taller then your crouching height. Apart from those silly things, I would be happy if those were the only things that got improved/updated, if they were, I would definitely buy this game. However, as I've noticed, this game just gets better and better as it progresses, so it would be nice with some Tanks on future updates ;). Also, I'm a bit disappointed about the speed of the development, it seems to be a very slow progression, to a point it's not worth buying now. This game has various alpha updates, and it's not even Beta, when will the full game be ready, 2025? This is concerning because, it leaves the impression that this game will not be finished, and developers will loose interest before it's finished. I have to say though, as a 8 year experienced PR player, that I am VERY, VERY impressed by this game so far, because it's fun, very very fun. Apart from touching myself at night (yes, let it sink in), I lay around and think about what this game would be if it were just like PR, you know the grappling hooks, Fallujah, tanks, helis, proper animations. I think it would become one of the best games EVER created.
  6. Free Weekend Ideas/Solutions

    As a squad player your attitude and perception going into free weekend is a big part of your frustrations during this time. On the other hand concerns raised in the community not adequately addressed in an effective way, other than deal with it. Is not very healthy either. Knowing your player base can save you a lot of time, pain and frustrations. Having organised and planned information campaign two weeks prior free weekend is a good idea. Having official or third party servers labelled as #FREE WEEKEND PLAYERS (Server provider name) or #NOOB FRIENDLY (Server provider name) is a better way of doing it than flooding the server browser with 40 unknown third party server providers. Each trying to fight for space with their own server names “SQUAD.HOST.COM” in effect just to promote sales. I understand that these server providers have made a deal with the development team. They will provide the free servers for the free weekend, if they get to advertise for the duration of that time. And that’s a fair trade, but I think some more thought and organisation behind this process would alleviate and lighten the stress for your squad audience that want to find their favourite server and player base. I don’t think anyone is really opposed to a free weekend. It’s quite the opposite, almost all have invested interest in wanting a larger player base coming into squad. I think it’s a matter of SCALE and the way free weekend is executed. Adding a queue was a brilliant move to the server browser experience. Why not build on that concept and add a second window to the browser list where you can display all the “Free weekend Servers” this way players can filter their server preference. And you give your server advertisers an option for their needs, a dedicated spot to be seen. There is a lot that can be done by the developers and community alike to have a smoother transition between these free weekends. I think that if you have a solid foundation to launch a free weekend with the right support, you can have these activity’s more frequent. I hope some of these options highlighted in this post might start a fruitful discussion or sharing of ideas of what kind of functionalities ingame, server browser or menu people would like to see in squad for a better experience. Post your ideas on how we can ask the developers to make it better!
  7. The free weekend brought in a lot of great players to the community and has definitely brought the playercount up. So far it's been for the better and it helped get me a lot of footage which I thought might fit into a compilation video with a cinematic-esque look. So I present Fire Support: I hope to do more like this in the future and would love to hear anyone's feedback on any aspect of it, whether they liked the letterboxing, etc.
  8. "From Thursday November 10th at 10AM PST (5pm GMT)to Sunday November 13th at 1PM PST (8pm GMT), Squad will be free on steam and we promise there will be a stack of surprises on the horizon. If you look closely and pay attention, you might just spot a few things already hiding in plain sight." So, what do you guys think they're referring to and what do you hope to see?