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Niche Spotlight – Squad

Squad

Today’s Spotlight is Squad, a tactical multiplayer modern military shooter by Offworld Industries that just left Early Access after over six years of development.

Squad promises to bridge the gap between arcade military shooters and hardcore milsims by offering authentic, squad-driven combined arms battles on large maps that support upwards of 100 players.

Squad‘s primary feature is its in-game VoIP system designed to promote squad cohesion and tactical planning between units. Communication is based on proximity to other players, though squad leaders can use radio equipment to coordinate with other squad leaders and the team’s commander. The game also allows players to construct fortifications on the fly, including sandbags and machine gun nests.

You can find the launch trailer below.

Squad is available on Windows PC via Steam for $39.99.

You can find a rundown of the game below:

 

Squad is a large scale combined arms multiplayer first-person shooter emphasizing combat realism through communication, team play, emphasizing strong squad cohesion mechanics as well as larger-scale coordination, tactics, and planning.

It features 20 large open maps, vehicle-based combined arms gameplay, and player-constructed bases to create a heart-thumping, visceral gaming experience with split-second decision-making in real-world scale firefights.

50 versus 50
Pitting several conventional and unconventional factions against each other, Squad aims to create authentic combat experiences utilizing a sense of being a part of something greater than yourself. Pick a side and become a member of a nine-man squad with your team to face off against 50 other players in intense, large combat environments. Squad features the US Army, Russian Ground Forces, British Army, Canadian Armed Forces, the Middle Eastern Alliance, and Irregular Militia and Insurgents with their own unique arsenals.

Building System
Do you hear the sound of rumbling and grinding gears? Do you fear the inevitability of your short life at the end of a T-72 Main Battle Tank barrel? Get your Squad Leader to place down an anti-tank guided missile system and remove that pesky tank from the battlefield. In Squad, we provide numerous methods to adapt to the ever-changing needs of the battlespace. Place down emplacements like HMGs and AT guns, or build up a fortified position with sandbags, HESCOs, and razor wire.

Communication
The pinnacle of the Squad experience, communication is a soldier’s best tool in effectively engaging the enemy. To help facilitate navigating the complexity of communication on the battlefield, we provide a world-class in-game VoIP system that allows you to talk to other soldiers locally, internally in your squad, between squad leaders, or squad leaders to the Commander. Also, we provide a plethora of other tools that fire team leaders and squad leaders may use to inform their squads and teams, such as map tools and in-world marking

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Frank Streva

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