I know that this suggestion is a bit left of field, and I understand that such a feature would be waaaaay down the bottom of the dev's list (let alone on it), but whatever, this is just me being creative, so here it goes...
Considering that Squad is more or less based in reality, and given the advances in A.I. for Unreal Engine 4.8, I was thinking that the inclusion of civilian bots would truly make for a unique, (and more importantly "realistic") experience.
Given the nature of insurgency and guerrilla warfare, civilians are an integral part to the system.
Here's my own little list of reasons I think civilians would benefit Squad...
Makes the current Middle Eastern theatre feel more authentic
Could help balance the discrepancy in advantage between Insurgent and U.S. forces via the following...
The U.S. could suffer a 5 ticket punishment/longer spawn time for killing a civilian. (This wouldn't apply to insurgents, and U.S. tickets can only be lost if killed by a U.S. member)
Insurgents can blend in with civilian crowd, giving them a sort of camouflage. The U.S. troops cannot do this
Could create different game modes (or just be its own game mode) such as...
"U.N. Peacekeeping", where U.S. troops combat Insurgents whilst minimising civilian casualties (think along the lines of "Black Hawk Down" or todays current door-to-door operations in populated, urban environments).
Possible hostage-type game mode?
Civilans would add a more 'human?' (not sure if that's the right word, 'emotional depth' perhaps) element to the game. Rather than just shooting at each other... In other words, it'd make people (the U.S forces especially) a lot more careful when engaging targets.
Anyway, that's all I've got for now.
I imagine the number of bots could be from 10 to 100! Where it be small village communities, to crowded market places. I suppose it really depends on their necessity and limitations of the devs.
I have no idea if this would be feasible in terms of logistics, match balance, or engine performance (i'm no game developer, so excuse the ignorance). But just thought i'd add my 2 cents.
The game is looking amazing btw