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Both PR and Squad have an awkward way to end rounds. Most of the times it's just "okay guys let's m- ah... Never mind." and the round end song begins. I think it would be nicer if maybe a voice announcer warned, like in BF; "Godfather to all forces, there are no more reinforcements" etc, for maybe 50 tickets, "All forces, fall back!!!" for 5 tickets, etc., and maybe like in battlefield 4 the end music starts before the round ends as near-end music, the tickets counter starts flashing, etc. And maybe if the enemy is about to win by a longshot they get instant vehicle spawns and forward spawns for the last push to simulate a "final stand", and an encouraging announcement, and maybe some scripted event like jets bombing the loser main base when 0 tickets are reached. Another thing could be to progressively lower spawn delay on assets near the end to escalate things. Just brainstorming here, but I think at least some form of near round end warning/picking up the pace thing would be nice. Edit: As posted below, how about you keep playing for a little while AFTER reaching zero tickets/winning or losing? Option 1: "Falling back": The losing team gains points by successfully retreating to MB/some extract point/map end, with more points for expensive assets (so the cost per asset lost turns to points per asset saved), whereas the winning team gains points by killing/destroying enemy assets (even in main base), and maybe for capping remaining enemy objectives (instant cap when reached). Instant spawn and instant vehicle respawn might be allowed for winning team, and of course no spawn for losing team. When a loser dies/reaches extract point, he might spectate, free-look, or go to debrief screen, or something like that. Since trans-helos are pretty important for falling back, maybe once they reach the extract point, instead of just despawning, only the men in them except the pilot/gunners do, and maybe they'll have a separate extraction point which they can retreat to if they realize the remaining friendlies are done for. Option 2: "Last stand": The losers will gain points for every objective still held as the timer runs out and for attackers killed, and the winners will gain points the more objectives they over-run/if they manage to kill all remaining losers. The winners get instant respawn for everything, the losers gets no respawn, see above. Both options should end after a say 1-3 minute timer runs out, or if all losers are killed before then. Both options could have "near end music" like in BF4, and maybe even loads of scripted jet gun runs (just jet formations flying on a scripted line bombing a scripted point)/"area attacks" (just artillery shells falling on scripted points) for added drama. I'd say charging all out as your enemy flees in panic, maybe with music (5:20) playing, or say, if the map is Berlin and you're playing as bundeswehr, retreating as the city is being bombed with sad music playing, or with option 2, you're making a defiant last stand, would be quite the improvement over "okay guys let's m-" *end screen*. The best thing with these suggestions is you wouldn't have to do much at all developer wise to implement these things, since it's just altering game rules for the current map and maybe adding some scripted jet gunruns. You don't have to worry about balance, since the battle is already over.