Squad

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Squad
Squad cover
Developers
Offworld Industries
Engines
Unreal Engine 4
Release dates
Windows September 23, 2020
Taxonomy
Microtransactions None
Modes Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives First-person
Controls Direct control
Genres FPS
Vehicles Helicopter, Tank
Art styles Realistic
Themes Contemporary
Squad on HowLongToBeat
Squad on IGDB
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Squad on Wikipedia

Squad is a multiplayer first-person FPS game.

General information

Official forums
Official Discord server
Official wiki
Steam Community Discussions
/r/joinsquad Subreddit

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
GamersGate
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Windows
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Windows
Green Man Gaming
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Not available in all regions.
Windows
Humble Store
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Windows
Steam
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Windows
All versions require Steam DRM.

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Canadian Armed Forces Free. Includes 2 maps, 3 vehicles, and new character models.
Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Delete or rename movie files[1]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\SquadGame\Content\Movies\.
  2. Delete or rename squad_intro_movie.mp4.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\SquadGame\Saved\Config\WindowsNoEditor\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/393380/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\SquadGame\Saved\SaveGames\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/393380/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video[edit]

In-game video settings.
In-game video settings.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
[citation needed]
Ultra-widescreen
All 21:9 resolutions are cropped 16:9 which results in a zoomed-in view (FOV is Vert-).[2]
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Can be set between 90-120° in-game.
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
FXAA or TAA, with optional Super Sampling up to 2x.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
High dynamic range display (HDR)
The game engine may allow for manual configuration of the game via its variables. See the Unreal Engine 4 page for more details.

Input[edit]

In-game game settings.
In-game game settings.

Audio[edit]

In-game audio settings.
In-game audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Master, Effects, UI, Music, Out of Game, Command Voice, Squad Voice, Local Voice
Surround sound
May cause performance issues, especially on AMD processors.[citation needed] The solution is to change the sound to stereo in the audio manager.[citation needed]
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Adjust Out of Game Volume setting to 0% in order to mute.

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
LAN play
Online play

Connection types

Issues fixed[edit]

Miscellaneous issues[edit]

See the FIXED Problems Steam Community sub-forum for miscellaneous fixes.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
Shader Model support 4, 5 Shader Model 4 support requires launching the game with the -sm4 command line argument
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Physics PhysX 3.4.0.0 with APEX
Multiplayer Steamworks
Anti-cheat Easy Anti-Cheat, Valve Anti-Cheat (VAC) [4]

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i Quad Core
AMD Ryzen Quad Core
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 55 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 770
AMD Raden HD 7970
4 GB of VRAM
DirectX 11 compatible
Other Broadband Internet connection
A 64-bit operating system is required.

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/393380/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (393380) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References