Squad 7.1 and Sanxian Island
Posted on February 1st, 2024 04:00 PM EST
A few months back we spoke of the work we were doing on the next coming map for Squad, Sanxian Islands. Now we are happy to announce that Sanxian Islands will be coming with Squad 7.1 on February the 7th 2024! As usual, we will be posting the full Release Notes a day before the update.
This island chain, resulting from volcanic activity, has been inhabited for several hundred years but in recent decades the two major islands in the north have seen expansive development. During the early 90’s a coal power plant was constructed powering a nearby mainland city. Within the last twelve months military infrastructure has been quickly constructed in the surrounding area around the power plant. This includes a short airstrip constructed on newly reclaimed land, barracks facilities, ammunition warehouses, and a helicopter base on the southern island. These new projects are in contrast to the existing mostly rural locations that cover the eastern and southern islands. Those rural towns rely on their farming and fishing industries. Hills are covered in rice paddies and sugar cane that quickly turn to dense jungle and bamboo. Towns on the coast feature low density commercial, slipways for fishing boats, and cages/netting close to the shore.
Sanxian will have a brand new biome, with lush jungles and sandy beaches, but also brand new East Asian style buildings and environments. It is a level that focuses heavily on Infantry warfare, with lush forests, industrial zones, and claustrophobic Villages. The use of amphibious vehicles and helicopters allows for high flexibility in the transportation of infantry between locations, but infantry can stand on their own, sneaking through jungle and shallows that connect the island chain together.
The map will offer quite a few tactical possibilities, so let’s take a look at some of the places you and your squad will fight in Sanxian:
- AAS v1 - USA vs PLA
- AAS v2 - USMC vs PLA
- AAS v3 - CAF vs PLA
- Invasion v1 - USMC attacking PLA
- Invasion v2 - PLANMC attacking USA
- RAAS v1 - USMC vs PLA
- RAAS v2 - ADF vs PLA
- Seed v1 - ADF vs PLA
- Skirmish v1 - USMC vs PLA
We look forward to seeing you on the battlefield!