The United States Marine Corps arrive in latest Squad update


Offworld Industries have released the big 3.0 update for Squad, adding the United States Marine Corps and amphibious vehicles.

The big 3.0 update, appropriately called Amphibious Assault, adds the USMC as a new playable faction. This includes a selection of iconic Marine Corps weapons and vehicles, such as the AAVP-7A1 and the LAV-25.

Since the focus of the new update is amphibious operations, the 3.0 update both adds new amphibious vehicles, and gives amphibious capabilities to existing vehicles like the BTR and BMP variants in the game.

Several maps have been revamped to make use of amphibious capabilities, the game’s water physics have been completely revamped, and the new Black Coast map features an aircraft carrier that the attacking team deploys from to assault a heavily defended beach.

You can find a trailer for the new update below.

You can find a rundown on the new update below:

New in Update 3.0 – The Amphibious Assault Begins!

In the new free Amphibious Assault update, amphibious vehicles introduced alongside the marine forces faction unlock a whole new set of defensive and offensive tactics and strategies for veteran playbooks. This much-anticipated new faction brings five new weapons and seven vehicles to fans.

The newest map, Black Coast, features an aircraft carrier main base and focuses on highlighting the new amphibious mechanics. Five existing maps have been updated to use the new amphibious mechanics making ormerly impassable terrain including rivers, lakes, and ocean, can now be crossed with faction amphibious vehicles, allowing critical map locations to be flanked.

Alongside the new marine forces faction and new map comes new main menu music, two new vehicles for the Canadian Armed Forces faction, and much more!


A large-scale combined arms multiplayer first-person shooter emphasizing combat realism through communication, team play, and strong cohesion feeding into larger-scale coordination, tactics, and planning. A wide selection of realistic faction-specific weaponry and vehicles allow players to build their own loadouts that best suit their preferred tactics.

Featuring 9 factions, 22 massive maps, vehicle-based combined arms gameplay, and player-constructed bases, Squad creates a heart-thumping, visceral gaming experience with split-second decision-making in real-world scale firefights.

  • 50 versus 50 – Squad creates authentic combat experiences while pitting conventional and unconventional factions against each other. As part of a 50 person team, join a nine-person squad to face off against an opposing 50 player team in intense combat across large real-world environments. Squad features the US Army, marine forces, Russian ground forces, British Army, Canadian Armed Forces, Australian Army, the Middle Eastern Alliance, Irregular Militia, and Insurgents, each with their own unique arsenals.
  • Building System – Adapt to the ever-changing needs of the battlefield by building fortifications and emplacements to give your squad and team the edge. Whether it’s placing HMGs and AT gun emplacements or fortifying a position with sandbags, HESCOs, and razor wire, the battlefield is yours to change, if you have the materials to do so.
  • Communication – Communication is a soldier’s best tool in effectively engaging the enemy. To help facilitate navigating the complexity of communication on the battlefield, Squad provides a world-class in-game VoIP system that allows players to talk to other soldiers locally, in-squad, between squad leaders, or squad leaders to the team Commander. Map tools and in-world markers aid fire team leads and squad leaders to inform their squads and teams of engagement tactics.

Squad has been available on Windows PC via Steam.



Frank was a former Niche Gamer contributor.

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