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Star Wars: Squadrons

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STAR WARS: Squadrons
STAR WARS: Squadrons cover
Motive Studios
Electronic Arts
Frostbite 3
Release dates
Windows October 2, 2020
Metacritic 79
OpenCritic 79
Monetization One-time game purchase, Subscription gaming service
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives First-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Action, Vehicle combat
Vehicles Space flight
Art styles Realistic
Themes Sci-fi, Space
Series Star Wars
Star Wars: Squadrons on HowLongToBeat
Star Wars: Squadrons on IGDB
Star Wars: Squadrons guide on StrategyWiki
Star Wars: Squadrons on MobyGames
Star Wars: Squadrons on Wikipedia
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Star Wars: Squadrons is a first-person action and vehicle combat game in the Star Wars series. The game features a singleplayer story campaign, as well as two multiplayer modes titled Dogfight and Fleet Battles. It can be played with and without a virtual reality headset.

The game was released on October 2, 2020.

General information

Official forums
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Download code only, no disc included.[1]
Epic Games Store
Epic Games Launcher
Microsoft Store
Microsoft Store
Included exclusively with Xbox Game Pass for PC as part of its version of EA Play.
Included with EA Play.
Manual link for EA App purchase.
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Included with EA Play (Steam)
Gamesplanet logo.svg (unavailable)
Green Man Gaming (unavailable)
Humble Store (unavailable)
All versions require an EA account and Denuvo Anti-Tamper DRM.

Version differences

Epic Games Store versions purchased before October 2, 2021 included the Vanguard Squadron X-wing Glider for Fortnite.[2]


Type Notes
One-time game purchase The game requires an upfront purchase to access.
Subscription gaming service Available via EA Play.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\STAR WARS Squadrons\settings
Steam %USERPROFILE%\Documents\STAR WARS Squadrons Steam\settings
Steam Play (Linux) <SteamLibrary-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1222730/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\STAR WARS Squadrons\settings
Steam %USERPROFILE%\Documents\STAR WARS Squadrons Steam\settings
Steam Play (Linux) <SteamLibrary-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1222730/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Epic Games Launcher
Handled through the cloud sync of Origin.
Requires enabling backup of the Documents folder in OneDrive on all computers.
Steam Cloud
Xbox Cloud


Screen settings
Screen settings
Video settings
Video settings

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Hor+ gameplay.[5]
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
TAA High/Low option, as well as a TAA sharpening slider, and resolution scale for SSAA. Cannot be disabled.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
High dynamic range display (HDR)
Color blind mode
Deuteranopia, Protanopia, Tritanopia

Disable motion blur

Some builds (1.1 and previous) of the game have motion blur forced on with no option to disable it.
Modify configuration files
  • Navigate to %USERPROFILE%\Documents\STAR WARS Squadrons Steam\settings, and find ProfileOptions_profile. Open this file with Notepad.exe or equivalent, and set the values GstRender.MotionBlur and GstRender.MotionBlurEnabled to 0.

Disable HDR

Newer builds of the game may have High Dynamic Range enabled with no option to disable it.
Modify configuration files
  • Navigate to %USERPROFILE%\Documents\STAR WARS Squadrons Steam\settings, and find ProfileOptions_profile. Open this file with any text editor, and set the values GstRender.HdrEnable to 0.


Controls settings
Controls settings

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Can be found in the settings menu under Controls > Remap Controls > [subsection] > Keyboard & Mouse.
Mouse acceleration
Follows the Enhanced pointer precision option of Windows
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Can be toggled using the Allow Mouse Functionality option
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Four presets: Custom (user-specified bindings), Default, Aviator, Southpaw.
To specify the custom bindings, go to the settings menu, under Controls > Remap Controls > [subsection] > Controller.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
PlayStation controllers
DualShock 4
PlayStation button prompts
Light bar support
Adaptive trigger support
DualSense haptic feedback support
Connection modes Wired, Wireless (Bluetooth)
Controller detected as a flight stick over Bluetooth.[7]
Tracked motion controllers
Generic/other controllers
Button prompts Input settings icon - Generic Controller.svg HOTAS-styled
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Digital movement supported
Simultaneous controller+KB/M
Steam Input
Steam Input API support
Hook input (legacy mode)
Official controller preset(s)
Steam Controller button prompts
Cursor detection


Audio settings
Audio settings

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Master, Music, SFX, Dialogue, and Voice Chat
Surround sound
Auto, Enhanced Stereo, Surround 5.1 & 7.1, and Binaural (Headphones)
Customizable size and background
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Audio > Keep Audio in Background toggle
Royalty free audio
Licensed Star Wars Iconic theme plays in the background


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
Brazilian Portuguese
Latin American Spanish


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
LAN play
Online play
10 Co-op, Versus
Allows crossplay across all platforms, both consoles and other PC digital distribution platforms.

Connection types

Type Native Notes

Update Easy Anti-Cheat (in case of issues)

Squadrons comes with Easy AntiCheat from 2020. But there is already at least version In case you suspect any crashes or other issues due to AntiCheat, there is a simple method to update to the latest version:
  1. Go to and download the latest version of "EasyAntiCheat.exe"
  2. Copy the downloaded file into the <path-to-game>\STAR WARS Squadrons\EasyAntiCheat\ subfolder among the local game files.
  3. Run the downloaded "EasyAntiCheat.exe" in that location. There will be an option to select "Current game" and press "Repair Service".

Done[citation needed]

Disable Easy Anti-Cheat

Launch the game using the <path-to-game>\starwarssquadrons.exe executable[8]
  • Steam users also need to create a text document called steam_appid.txt in the game folder with the contents 1222730 as otherwise launching <path-to-game>\starwarssquadrons.exe directly will not work.
  • An alternative method is to rename <path-to-game>\starwarssquadrons_launcher.exe to something else and then rename starwarssquadrons.exe to starwarssquadrons_launcher.exe as this will bypass the Easy Anti-Cheat launcher when running the game through e.g. Steam's library. This method will have to be reapplied after each update.[9]
  • After a recent patch this method might not work on Origin.[citation needed]

VR support

Issues fixed

Crash at the start of a mission

The game might crash to desktop, right after the loading screen has finished, when loading into a mission in singleplayer.
Lower Volumetric Quality to Medium.[10]

Other information

Accessibility options
Accessibility options


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11 A D3D12 API can be found in the configuration file "ProfileOptions_profile" under "GstRender.EnableDx12" but it doesn't do anything.
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


Middleware Notes
Anti-cheat Easy Anti-Cheat v4.0.0.0 (2020)

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5-7600
AMD Ryzen 3 1300X
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 30 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 660
AMD Radeon HD 7850
DirectX 11 compatible
A 64-bit operating system is required.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Notes regarding Steam Play (Linux) data:


  1. Verified by User:kardivevo on 2023-08-16
  2. X-wing Glider FAQ - last accessed on 2020-09-18
  3. SteamDB - STAR WARS™: Squadrons - User Cloud - last accessed on 2020-10-12
  4. Verified by User:Aemony on 2020-10-12
    Confirmed through the properties of the game in the Steam library.
  5. Star Wars: Squadrons Ultrawide Review - 16:9/21:9/32:9 Comparison & Gameplay! - last accessed on 2020-10-03
  6. Verified by User:Aemony on 2020-10-04
    While I cannot tell what level AF is set to, based on the hangar some level of AF is at least present.
  7. Verified by User:Aemony on 2020-10-04
  8. Verified by User:Aemony on 2020-10-02
  9. Verified by User:Aemony on 2020-10-08
    This is my preferred method on my Steam copy as it means I can launch it from Steam.
  10. EA Tech forum thread, about crashing at the start of mission - last accessed on 2020-10-07