Squad-Servers.com Blog Feed en https://squad-servers.com/ Thu, 26 Mar 2020 20:54 CET Squad-Servers.com is a Squad servers list. Its goal is to provide an efficient way for players to find a server that suits their needs and also for servers owners to get more players on their servers. 60 Weekend Roundup, March 26 https://squad-servers.com/blog/737/weekend-roundup-march-26/ https://squad-servers.com/blog/737/weekend-roundup-march-26/ Thu, 26 Mar 2020 20:54 CET

Hey, squaddies!

We’re nearly at the end of another month! How many of these things are there anyway? No matter! There’s Squad to play no matter what month it is. Let’s see what’s in store for the weekend in the Round.

March 26
5:30 PM PT (0030 UTC. 27/3)
Squad Ops: SOTT Basic[squadops.gg]

March 27
9:00 AM PT (1600 UTC)
[SAM] Event: Holy Revenge[discord.gg]

5:30 PM PT (0030 UTC. 28/3)
Squad Ops: Regs vs Pubbies[squadops.gg]

March 28
All Day
ESN Monthly Event

10:00 AM PT (1700 UTC)
OSS: N/A vs MP[discord.gg]

11:00 AM PT (1800 UTC)
Wake Island Mod Test[discord.gg]

11:30 AM PT (1830 UTC)

Squad Ops: Operation Chainlink[squadops.gg]

12:00 PM PT (1900 UTC)
OSS: BB vs ACM[discord.gg]

1:00 PM PT (2000 UTC)
OSS: Rally vs Doc’s[discord.gg]

2:30 PM PT (2130 UTC)
Squad Ops: SOTT Basic[squadops.gg]

6:00 PM PT (0100 UTC 29/3)
Rivals: ULD vs SQD[discord.gg]

March 29
1:00 AM PT (0800 UTC)
Rivals: Spec vs PS+?[discord.gg]

10:30 AM PT (1730 UTC)
OSS: NW vs 8mm[discord.gg]

11:00 AM PT (1800 UTC)
Rivals: SPiT vs IL[discord.gg]

11:30 AM PT (1830 UTC)
Squad Ops: MARS Scenario – River of Tears m2[squadops.gg]

12:00 PM PT (1900 UTC)
Rivals: Rogue vs TLR[discord.gg]

12:00 PM PT (1900 UTC)
BloodBound Mod Night: Defend the Dome[discord.me]

1:00 PM PT (2000 UTC)
OSS: Fused vs OB[discord.gg]

Signoff

Last, but not by any means least, we wanted to make you aware of a community Discord server called Hope[discord.gg]. Some squaddies have come together to offer a place to lend an ear if you need it right now. Thank you folks so much for taking care of your crews! We’ll see you next week.


Submit your event[www.wrike.com] to see it featured here!

Offworld out.
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Weekend Roundup, March 26 https://squad-servers.com/blog/736/weekend-roundup-march-26/ https://squad-servers.com/blog/736/weekend-roundup-march-26/ Thu, 26 Mar 2020 20:54 CET here.]]> Beyond the Wire Joins the OWI Family! https://squad-servers.com/blog/735/beyond-the-wire-joins-the-owi-family/ https://squad-servers.com/blog/735/beyond-the-wire-joins-the-owi-family/ Wed, 25 Mar 2020 18:10 CET
We have some exciting news from other parts of the Offworld universe: a brand new game! Beyond the Wire has just been announced by Redstone Interactive[btw.redstone.gg], a brand new studio that has chosen Offworld as a publisher!



Redstone Interactive is setting out to take on World War 1 in a way that will delight gamers, history buffs, and hardcore combat fans alike. In other words, grab your trench club and get ready to have fun blast fighting through hell with your friends!

On the bright side: no trench foot included.



We’ll let them handle the details[btw.redstone.gg], but just in case you have a few questions:

What does this mean for Squad?

Apart from having a new possible game to enjoy, Squaddies won’t see much, if any, impact on the game they already know and love.

While you might see some familiar faces over there, Redstone Interactive[btw.redstone.gg] is making Beyond the Wire, so you still have your Squad development team kicking ass every day. Offworld Industries will be serving only as a Publisher and we are continuing to grow our own team every day! (You might remember Post Scriptum, another fine game brought to you by OWI and Periscope!)

Heck, OWI is hiring[www.offworldindustries.com] if you want to help out.

Will Squad Get Beyond the Wire features?

While Beyond the Wire does use Offworld game engine technology, it is a standalone game made by Redstone Interactive. There’s always room for collaboration and inspiration, but we are different teams working on different games with different styles.

Can I have it now?!



Whoa there! It was just announced, but we do appreciate the enthusiasm!

If you want to get involved, you should check out the Redstone Interactive site and become part of their community! They’ll be the best resource for progress updates, testing opportunities, and all the eye candy you could ever want.

You should also wishlist them on Steam, of course.

Where can I learn more?



In addition to the Redstone Interactive website, you can find them on Twitter, Instagram[www.instagram.com], and Facebook[www.facebook.com]. Choose your favorite and get the latest updates as they happen!

B19?!?!?

Well, that’s an entirely unrelated question, but since you asked: the last test turned up a delay in the server that’s blocking wider testing. After that, we’re at the point that we need to scale up and really bash on the patch. We’re almost there! But to reiterate, Redstone Interactive is a different company than the Squad team. =)

Offworld out.
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Weekend Roundup, 3/19 https://squad-servers.com/blog/734/weekend-roundup-3-19/ https://squad-servers.com/blog/734/weekend-roundup-3-19/ Thu, 19 Mar 2020 20:25 CET

Hey, squaddies!

We hope you’re doing well out there! We’re springing[www.google.com] on toward another weekend and your fellow squaddies are putting on a show. Lessee what everyone’s up to in the Weekend Roundup!


March 19
5:30 pM PT (0030 UTC. 20/3)

Squad Ops: SOTT Basic[squadops.gg]

March 20
9:00 AM PT (1600 UTC)

Liberating the Brothers[discord.gg]

March 21
All Day

Squad Community Cup Registration Closes[discord.gg]

11:30 AM PT (1830 UTC)

Squad Ops: Operation MARS Prussian Pummel M2[squadops.gg]

2:30 PM PT (2130 UTC)

Squad Ops: SOTT Basic[squadops.gg]

5:30 PM PT (0030 UTC. 22/3)

Squad Ops: SOTT Basic[squadops.gg]

7:30 PM PT (0030 UTC. 23/3)

Troopers Night @ Wildbill’s[discord.gg]

Signoff

Enjoy your weekend, soldiers! We’ll see you next week.

Submit your event[www.wrike.com] to see it featured here!

Offworld out.
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Weekend Roundup, 3/19 https://squad-servers.com/blog/733/weekend-roundup-3-19/ https://squad-servers.com/blog/733/weekend-roundup-3-19/ Thu, 19 Mar 2020 20:24 CET here.]]> The Wrench, March 2020 https://squad-servers.com/blog/732/the-wrench-march-2020/ https://squad-servers.com/blog/732/the-wrench-march-2020/ Thu, 19 Mar 2020 17:15 CET
We’re Marching on into (and around) the world of modding again, squaddies! We’ve got latest and greatest from some of your favorite modders and, hot damn, are things looking shiny this month. Without further ado, let’s get to the good stuff.

INCOMING WRENCH!

Finkarus by Edvard Pyulze (LoRDHitMan)



It’s been a tick since we’ve had an update from the front lines of Finkarus, but LoRDHitMan is back to surprise and delight. Finkarus is a 5km^2 island map, complete with mountains, farms, villages ranging on up through industrial and military complexes.



Russian and US military forces will have to square off across the diverse terrain if they want to claim the island as a strategic resource. The fighting is sure to be brutal!



Current work[www.artstation.com] is focused primarily on improving the forested areas around the main bases with plans for even more foliage and points of interest up next. Villages hailing from Evarihino will be pleased to know they’ll exist very soon. If you’d like to beat them to the punch, head over to the Steam Workshop now!

Wake Island by Gunslinger and OC2901



We really don’t have to tell you what Wake Island is by now, but we DO have to tell you how awesome Gunslinger and OC2901 for bringing it to life like never before. They’ve been able to recreate the real location at about 80% size, compared to your standard 10%. Good luck with that swim between points now, soldier.



The map is nearing completion and already features an assortment of layers: 2 AAS, 1 Invasion, 1 Territory Control, and 2 very tight, small Skirmish maps, should you want to get real punchy.



Next up? Playtest playtest playtest. Do you want to get involved, or just see more of what they have on offer? Head over to the Wake Island Discord[discord.gg] now.

People’s Liberation Army Faction by Fire Arrow Interactive



New faction alert! The team at Fire Arrow Interactive has been making swift progress on the latest Squad faction mod.



For their first submission, they’ve gifted us some peeks at a new vehicle, a new map, and some shiny new weapons! Character models will be coming soon, as they strive to recreate them as accurately as possible. The map, Black Gold 2020, is their main focus at the moment and stands out for its unique style.



In the future, the team plans to deliver a new map every season, as well as delve into attack helicopters, anti-air emplacements, and MANPADS, of course. Give enough time, they might even experiment with Gary…



If you’re looking for more screenshots, head over to this gallery[imgur.com]. If you’d like to get involved, be sure to hit up their Discord server[discord.gg]!

Road from Muttrah by Cripion101



Cripion101 has been hard at work on his Muttrah-themed masterpiece. Lately, the work has been on the open spaces inland with the goal of providing room for a lot of different playstyles. The long sightlines provided by the southern plains will delight your shooters and the dunes with small towns will amp up the tension as infantry filters through to secure positions.



The included render of the map captures a snapshot of it in the moment. You’ll notice points of interest and, notably, how much of an expansion it is compared to the original PR map.



While the layout and materials aren’t final, you should be able to get a really good idea of where things are headed. We can’t wait to see the results!

Finnish Defense Forces by FDFMod Team



Always a welcome guest in the Wrench, the FDFMod Team is keeping it short and sweet this month. (Maybe February[joinsquad.com] really was too long!) Here we’ve got some hot new work-in-progress shots of the character kit variations. They’ve got nearly all the parts textured and are moving right along into the polishing phase. After that? Right into the engine.



Fresh characters also need some fresh toys to play with, so they’ve kindly included some of the goodies queued up for implementation. Dig in!

Israeli Defense Force by Midnight Interactive



With just the finishing touches to go on the Aussie Faction Mod, Midnight Interactive is already jumping into the next theater with the Israeli Defense Force! They’re putting out a call for military advisors, so if you’ve had experience with the relevant hardware you’d like to see in a Squad mod, get in touch[discord.gg].



Of course, if you just want to keep up to date on’s going on with Midnight Interactive, get notified of playtesting opportunities, or just get sneak peeks at new releases, you can join their Discord[discord.gg].

Gaza 2020 by [SAM] Clan



Merely hinted at previously, the team at [SAM] Clan are ready for a reveal. They’re proud to show off the first look at the Tunnels System! The goal is to make it as realistic as possible and we’re seeing good signs so far.



They’ve also kindly included two of their reworked character models from the Hamas Faction, the Combat Engineer and Fighter kits. While relieved to have finished them, there’s more work to do for the next Wrench: we’re hearing a little something about the Hamas Camp.



Be sure to stay tuned to the Wrench and hop in their Discord server[discord.gg] for updates. Find ’em on the web here[www.ArabicSquad.com].

Harju by wunda



The mind behind Harju? Not wunda rest! (Editor’s Note: sorry about that one.) It’s time for the first major content update since Harju was updated! wunda’s been hard at work on all new grass, foliage, and terrain textures to take us back to Autumn.



You’ll be seeing some new locations as well, including forested industrial sites, an old ruined castle, and a newly renovated airstrip.



But that’s not all!

Raid on Rustov by wunda



Double wunda all the way! We’re not entirely sure how with one major content update in the bag, but work continues on updating Rustov’s factory.



Here we get to see an abandoned cargo train, a new factory interior, and just a little bit of a tease of the updated experience.



Hopefully, we’ll be able to check out the entire map soon!

Sign-off

Another Wrench in the books! Gotta say, this was one hell of a fine crop. Wonder who we’ll see next month?

Get your mod featured in The Wrench by submitting it here[www.wrike.com]!

Squad Modding Hub Management Team Out.

Please note: Offworld Industries is not responsible for mod content. Please contact the creator for assistance.
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The Wrench, March 2020 https://squad-servers.com/blog/731/the-wrench-march-2020/ https://squad-servers.com/blog/731/the-wrench-march-2020/ Thu, 19 Mar 2020 17:15 CET here.]]> Weekend Roundup, Pandemic Edition https://squad-servers.com/blog/730/weekend-roundup-pandemic-edition/ https://squad-servers.com/blog/730/weekend-roundup-pandemic-edition/ Thu, 12 Mar 2020 19:37 CET
Hey, squaddies!

Hot damn has it been a long week, squaddies. Whether your isolation is recreation or medicinal, we’ve got some Squad to keep you busy! Let’s dig in and see what the community is up to:

March 13
1:00 AM PT (0900 UTC)

Rivals: RB vs Spectre[twitch.tv]

March 14
11:00 AM PT (1800 UTC)

Friendly Match: BD vs SAM

11:30 AM PT (1830 UTC)

Squad Ops: Operation Whirlwind[squadops.gg]

12:00 PM PT (1900 UTC)

OSS: SRG vs MP[discord.gg]

6:00 PM PT (0100 UTC, 15/3)

OSS: SRG vs MP[discord.gg]

March 15
2:00 AM PT (0900 UTC)

Rivals: HSR vs ACM[discord.gg]

2:30 AM PT (0930 UTC)

Rivals: IL vs ULD[discord.gg]

9:00 AM PT (1600 UTC)

Rivals: ProG vs SRG[discord.gg]

11:00 AM PT (1900 UTC)

Rivals: Rogue vs SPiT[twitch.tv]

11:00 AM PT (1900 UTC)

Rivals: 1BJ vs BLUFOR[discord.gg]

11:00 AM PT (1900 UTC)

Rivals: SQD vs TLR[discord.gg]

Signoff

You’ve cleaned your keyboard recently, right? Good, now get in there and fight dirty!


Submit your event[www.wrike.com] to see it featured here!

Offworld out.
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Weekend Roundup, Pandemic Edition https://squad-servers.com/blog/729/weekend-roundup-pandemic-edition/ https://squad-servers.com/blog/729/weekend-roundup-pandemic-edition/ Thu, 12 Mar 2020 19:37 CET here.]]> Weekend Roundup, March 5 https://squad-servers.com/blog/728/weekend-roundup-march-5/ https://squad-servers.com/blog/728/weekend-roundup-march-5/ Thu, 05 Mar 2020 21:37 CET

Hey, squaddies!

We keep hearing we should stay inside because of the coronavirus, but honestly? We were going to stay in and play Squad anyway. Hunker down and let’s see who else has a great mind, thinking alike! 

March 5
5:30 PM PT (0130 UTC, 7/3)

Squad Ops: SOTT Basic[squadops.gg]

March 6
5:30 PM PT (0130 UTC, 7/3)

Squad Ops: Operation Mars Scenario – Chokehold[squadops.gg]

6:00 PM PT (0200 UTC, 7/3)

WildBill’s Troopers Night[discord.gg]

March 7
11:00 AM PT (1900 UTC)

Blood Bound: Svinsund Custom Map Playtest[discord.me]

12:00 PM PT (2000 UTC)

Project Awesome: Operation Red Turtle Rescue[projectawesome.com]

2:00 PM PT (2200 UTC)

Rivals: ACM vs SQD[discord.gg]

2:30 PM PT (2200 UTC)

Squad Ops: SOTT Basic[squadops.gg]

5:00 PM PT (0100 UTC, 8/3)

29th ID Public Scrimmage[docs.google.com]

6:00 PM PT (0200 UTC, 8/3)

Rivals: ULD vs FaT[discord.gg]

March 8
6:00 AM PT (1400 UTC)

Rivals: ProG vs 1BJ[discord.gg]

10:30 AM PT (1830 UTC)

Rivals: SPiT vs IL[discord.gg]

11:00 AM PT (1900 UTC)

Rivals: BLUFOR vs SRG[discord.gg]

11:00 AM PT (1900 UTC)

Rivals: Rogue vs TLR[discord.gg]

11:00 AM PT (1900 UTC)

Rivals: HSR vs RB[discord.gg]

Heads up! Many chunks of the Americans, mostly North Americans, are switching to daylight savings time[en.wikipedia.org]! We don’t like it either.

Signoff

Good luck to the Rivals out there! Now, go wash your hands again, soldier.

Submit your event[www.wrike.com] to see it featured here!

Offworld out.
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Weekend Roundup, March 5 https://squad-servers.com/blog/727/weekend-roundup-march-5/ https://squad-servers.com/blog/727/weekend-roundup-march-5/ Thu, 05 Mar 2020 21:37 CET here.]]> Weekend Roundup, Leap Year Edition https://squad-servers.com/blog/726/weekend-roundup-leap-year-edition/ https://squad-servers.com/blog/726/weekend-roundup-leap-year-edition/ Thu, 27 Feb 2020 21:27 CET

Hey, squaddies!

Leap Day’s comin’. You down for a Frogger marathon? No? Well then, let’s use that extra day for some Squad!

February 28
4:00 PM PT (Midnight UTC, 29/2)

Aussie Mod Playtest[discord.gg]

5:30 PM PT (0130 UTC, 29/2)

Squad Ops: Regular Event[squadops.gg]


On this day in 1933, Nylon[en.wikipedia.org] was first produced, leading to massive improvements in fields ranging from clothing to food packaging to parachutes.

February 29
12:00 PM PT (2000 UTC)

Project Awesome: Modded Madness


Julius Caesar created the Leap Day[en.wikipedia.org] in 45 BCE. He probably knew what he was doing.

March 1
All Day

Official Squad Showdown[discord.gg] signups close. Hurry!

11:00 AM PT (1900 UTC)

Rivals: SPiT vs SRG[discordapp.com]

12:30 PM PT (2030 UTC)

Squad Ops: SOTT Advanced[squadops.gg]

Looking Ahead
Get your A-Team assembled by March 4th — that’s when Squad Community Cup[discordapp.com] signups open!

Signoff
See you next week, squaddies! Don’t forget to wash your damn hands.

Submit your event[www.wrike.com] to see it featured here!

Offworld out.
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Weekend Roundup, Leap Year Edition https://squad-servers.com/blog/725/weekend-roundup-leap-year-edition/ https://squad-servers.com/blog/725/weekend-roundup-leap-year-edition/ Thu, 27 Feb 2020 21:27 CET here.]]> The Wrench, February 2020 https://squad-servers.com/blog/724/the-wrench-february-2020/ https://squad-servers.com/blog/724/the-wrench-february-2020/ Wed, 26 Feb 2020 18:59 CET
February may be the shortest month of the year, but there’s no sign it’ll be the shortest Wrench of the year! We’ve got some old favorites with hot new updates as well as some fresh faces.

Getcha toolkit, ’cause it’s time to Wrench.

Gaza 2020 by Ninja With Katana



Presented by [SAM] Clan (The largest Arabic clans in Squad!), they’re setting out to recreate the most realistic Gaza Mod yet! They’ve set out to rebuild the map from the very ground up to get every little detail right.



Speaking of, the team has recently been focused on recreating the uniforms of the IDF and Hamas, using detailed photos from real-life sources. They have more surprises coming for the next Wrench and it sounds like you will really dig it!



Their update closes with the promises to delight both the Squad community as well as those who loved Gaza Beach back in PR. Stay tuned for more exciting updates. Be sure to join their Discord[discordapp.com] to get 'em first!

Road from Muttrah by Cripion101



Having wrapped up the building layout in Muttrah itself, Cripion101 has expanded efforts to build out the area around al-Alam palace further down the coast. The area is made up of clusters of buildings, separated by open boulevards, which will surely reward the teams that leverage fire and maneuver tactics. If they want to maintain that advantage, a few skilled squads will have to hold down the roofs above and the tunnels below.



Next on the agenda is a focus on microterrain to Muttrah City and building more outskirts areas inland for the fine folks who love tanks and the big brains that prefer TOWs.



South African Border War by Springbok



One of those old favorites we mentioned? Made by Springbok! It’s been a bit since we’ve been treated to a South African update, but it’s been worth the wait. Springbok has been quietly working on the South African Border War, taking place in South West Africa (now Namibia and Angola) from 1966 to 1989, as well as the Rhodesian Bush War, which took place in 1964 through 1979 in Rhodesia, Mozambique, and Zambia…

AND the modern-day South African National Defense Force, of course. Springbok has decided to expand to three (!) mods at once due to all of them sharing a great number of assets — it would be such a missed opportunity to only focus on one!



The vehicles are from top left: Buffel, Moffel, Casspir Mk II, Casspir Mk I, Mamba, Rooikat, Ratel ZT3, Ratel 90, Ratel 20, Ratel 81, Leopard, Samil 100, MAP 75, Hippo, Eland 60 and Eland 90.

Rifles are the Galil, Vektor R5, Vektor R4 and the multiple grenade launcher is the Milkor Y2 MGL.

Hardened by Battle by redAndrea



A newcomer to the Wrench, we’ll let redAndrea give you the rundown on the newborn Hardened by Battle:

Originally posted by "redAndrea:
"Hardened by Battle is a new mod born a few months ago that aims to incentivize team play and coordination by modifying some base Squad mechanics.

It’s not a mil-sim or a hardcore mod: our goal is to favour more thoughtful approaches instead. With this idea in mind we slowed down the gameplay pace both in tactical deployment and during firefights. Soldier movements have been decidedly reduced and overall stamina increased. Weapon sway now depends much more significantly by player actions, movements, enemy suppression, health condition.

Suppression itself is quite more sturdy and explosions suppression has been introduced as well. Friendly nametags have been removed, 60 seconds instadeath reinstated, and created a (quite basic for now) aim punch.

Approaching an enemy position is now harder and requires more coordination, but is also more rewarding at the same time. We also thought about the average spawn distance from flags and how it is much tooefficient to simply give up and respawn to be back in action at the moment.

We modified rallies to be only a game mechanic to gather a squad distant from hot situations and strongly reduced his capability of being a permanent spawn point. Placing FOBs is much more important, as is placing them in good positions. Disabling range for FOBs has been changed to 100m, but three enemies are required.

Furthermore, radios are not shovable anymore and are now damageble only by C4, HE, and high-caliber AP. A new kit “Explosives expert” has been added as “FOB hunter.”

They’re reporting swift progress and tell us the mod may be publicly available in a matter of weeks. Can’t wait to see it in action! If you’d like to get involved or learn more, simply head over to their Discord server[discord.gg].

Raid on Rostov by wunda



Our pal wunda is still hard at work on Raid on Rostov! The goal is still to bring it up to part with Harju and thus get it whitelisted. As you can see, it’s damn near ready!



The major work on this update appears around the freshly refurbished industrial area, as well as completely replacing the old foliage to create denser, more realistic forces.



We can’t wait to see how it evolves, as more foliage means more fun!

Gradac by Hawken



New map alert! Beloved-Wrencher Hawken is embarking on a hot new project! The goal? A mixture of Narva and Gorodok.



Gradac aims to offer new and exciting layout choices by utilizing dense urban combat interspersed with farmland and thick forest. Scattered villages and logging operations populate the flat pastures and rolling, tree-clad hills.



Set along a coastline, the map is designed to have both conventional Squad gameplay as well as an amphibious layer, which will hopefully encourage teams to work together while establishing a beachhead. Are you a bad enough dude?

Vehicle Armor Training Mod by [B.T.S]Mjölnir Husky



Got a FNG that can’t tell their ass from a gun bore? Really trying to work on your penetration? Can’t tell if your angle attack needs .3756 degrees? [B.T.S]Mjölnir Husky has all your needs covered!



Simple head over to the vehicle bay, spawn your new ride! Do you want it standard, with armor shown, or a vehicle with all internals? Just spawn it! This update allows you to spawn 4 vehicles per bay and includes 2 map versions: GB-INS and US-RUS.



Within those maps, you’ll find a new spawn system, new designs, fixed TOW, Kornet, and SPG placement, a shooting range (including a platform with range markers for vehicles), and the option to destroy all wrecks on the map. No matter out of place here!



Handy info cards will let you know exactly what you’re shooting at, with MBT armor colors being integrated in the next update. Reminder: for best results, use a dedicated server, but local players can still check out the whole shebang! If you have any questions, comments, or feedback, head over to their Discord server[discord.borntosquad.com] now.

Australia Faction Mod by Midnight Interactive



AUSSIE AUSSIE AUSSIE! OI OI OI!

The Aussies are coming and they’re bringing working shotguns! (Though you’ll only get slugs for now — sorry.)



But wait, there’s more! Bigger bombs for the big guy! Commander assets for deadly bomb and rocket runs are now bombarding the battlefield. Not to mention more sweet, sweet eye candy!



Need more? Hit the Midnight Interactive Discord[discord.gg] now!

Skirmish Layer Pack by smsKONG

You want Skirmish layers? Then head over to the Steam Workshop and snag the Skirmish Layer Pack from smsKONG and the Skirmish Community Discord[discord.gg]! Here’s a list of the 11 included layers:

  • Al Basrah v3 US v INS
  • Al Basrah v4 RU v US
  • Belaya v2 RU v GB
  • Kamdesh v2 RU v GB
  • Kohat v2 RU v US
  • Logar v2 GB v US
  • Mestia v2 GB v US
  • Mutaha v2 GB v INS
  • Mutaha v3 INS v GB
  • Narva v2 RU v GB
  • Skorpo v2 GB v MIL

Battle on, my dudes.

Central Park – Homefront by DanielSMA & Mr. Sarkasm



DanielSMA and Mr. Sarkasm are aiming to bring the war home, the way they’ve seen various conflicts erupt in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. North America is no longer untouched by modern combat.



The duo will be focusing in on the park’s central objects first and plan to expand out to more city blocks from there, as performance testing allows. They’re currently aiming for a 4x1km map that’s 1:1 scale with the actual Central Park. The hope is to imbue a real sense of battling for “home,” even if you’ve only been there virtually.



Want to get there before anyone else? Join their Discord[discord.gg] to get involved!

Gaza Mod by Gaza Mod Team



Hot damn, those models are looking good! The Gaza Mod Team sends along some hot new 3D models that they’ve been working on for the last few weeks. Under the careful eye of Daresios, the Hamas faction has received their own headband, as well as a new two-holed balaclava model.



The team is happy to announce that Dimzila has joined up and begun work on new guns for the mod! Excellent news, for sure — we love seeing talented modders joining forces. Here we have the AK-103 with new textures, converted from the in-game AK-74M. The AK-103 is a more modern platform used by armies, insurgents, and militias in recent conflicts.



Next up is a work-in-progress screenshot of the Type-56-I. The Type-56-I is a folding stock variant of the Type-56, which have both seen much use in the Middle East, so they plan to include both Type-56 variants for your enjoyment.

You should already be there, but just in case you’re not: Get in their Discord[discord.gg] now!

Wake Island by Gunslinger & OC2901



Raise your hand if you still have stress dreams from the Battlefield demos! Let’s see… okay, so that’s everyone. Good. You’re going to love this one!





Gunslinger and OC2901 are putting their heads together to deliver a rebuild of the infamous Wake Island that’s as accurate as possible while making some changes to make sure the gameplay remains intense, exciting, and moving along.



They want to make sure you get as close as possible without having to enlist!

Top Down Squad by Loki



You’ve seen all the upsidedown Aussie memes, so it’s time for a new kind of -down! Enter: Top-Down Squad.

Drive vehicles! Fly choppers! Heal teammates! Build FOBs! Complain about defense! The whole rooy-tooty-guns-and-shooty experience you know and love from a whole new perspective. The mad mind of Loki strikes again. He’s also been kind enough to include the project files at the above video link.

Chem Island Squad by Xander’s Studio



Xander’s Studio is working on a map so new, it doesn’t even have an official name yet! In fact, it changed during the Wrench submission process, so you know you’re getting in while the getting is good.



So far, we can see the roughly sculpted coastline of the eponymous island, touched up with a bit of basic brushify material. The plans are to add and replace layers for more custom textures.



Construction is focused primarily in the harbor, which is where chemical agents and weapons produced on the island are prepared for shipping. A key strategic location, the Attacking forces will start here… most likely. More information to come as more areas are blocked out. Stay tuned!

AVR Mod + Iron Dawn by AVR Team and SPECTR_Eternal



It doesn’t feel quite like a Wrench without an update from the front lines of AVR and Iron Dawn! Work is still progressing on both as they continue to come together more and more.



The AVR Mod Team and SPECTR_Eternal have taken on the American M1126 Styker Mobile Gun System as a primary focus for this update. Modeled by Valapatto, the new ride comes equipped with a 105mm smoothbore cannon previously used on the Abrams MBT. This vehicle combines excellent mobility with immense firepower at the cost of little to no armor against heavy munitions and even some autocannons.



Keep moving, squaddies!

Sign-off

And that brings us to the end of an impressively long Wrench. Just because we’re in the shortest month doesn’t mean you folks didn’t absolutely PACK it with awesome. Thank you to everyone who submitted a mod — and you, dear reader, for getting this far. See you next month!

Would you like to see your mod featured in The Wrench? Let us know by submitting it here[www.wrike.com]!

Squad Modding Hub Management Team Out.

Please note: Offworld Industries is not responsible for mod content. Please contact the creator for assistance.]]>
The Wrench, February 2020 https://squad-servers.com/blog/723/the-wrench-february-2020/ https://squad-servers.com/blog/723/the-wrench-february-2020/ Wed, 26 Feb 2020 18:59 CET here.]]> Weekend Roundup, 2/20 https://squad-servers.com/blog/722/weekend-roundup-2-20/ https://squad-servers.com/blog/722/weekend-roundup-2-20/ Thu, 20 Feb 2020 19:38 CET

Hey, squaddies!

The weekend is near! You’ve survived another long one… why not relax with a little Squad? Whether you’re looking for some playtime, or just tuning in for some Rivals, the Roundup has your back!

February 20
5:30 PM PT (0130 UTC, 21/2)

Squad Ops: SOTT Basic[squadops.gg]

February 22
12:00 PM PT (2000 UTC)

Project Awesome: Royalty Combat

6:00 PM PT (0200 UTC, 23/2)

Rivals: Spectre vs FaT[discord.gg]

11:30 PM PT (0730 UTC, 23/2)

Rivals: RB vs SQD[discord.gg]


On this day in 1732, a notable hater of cherry trees, George Washington was born. He later went on to enjoy boating.

February 23
1:00 AM PT (0900 UTC)

Rivals: 1BJ vs ULD[discord.gg]

10:00 AM PT (1800 UTC)

Rivals: ProG vs BLUFOR[twitch.tv]

10:15 AM PT (1815 UTC)

Rivals: Rogue vs IL[twitch.tv]

10:30 AM PT (1830 UTC)

Rivals: NW vs TLR[discord.gg]

11:30 AM PT (1930 UTC)

Rivals: P2 vs HSR[discord.gg]

Signoff

Enjoy your weekend, folks!

Submit your event[www.wrike.com] to see it featured here!

Offworld out.
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Weekend Roundup, 2/20 https://squad-servers.com/blog/721/weekend-roundup-2-20/ https://squad-servers.com/blog/721/weekend-roundup-2-20/ Thu, 20 Feb 2020 19:38 CET here.]]> Weekend Roundup, February 13 https://squad-servers.com/blog/720/weekend-roundup-february-13/ https://squad-servers.com/blog/720/weekend-roundup-february-13/ Thu, 13 Feb 2020 21:59 CET

Hey, squaddies!

Love is in the air and you know what that means… GET YOUR GAS MASK ON, SOLDIER! You don’t want that in your lungs. Whether your partner has a ring or a chevron, we’ve got some weekend action for you!

February 14
All Day
Dodging arrows, waiting for cheap candy, playing Squad. (We love you, bae.)

February 15
12:00 PM PT (2000 UTC)
Project Awesome: Operation Red Turtle Down

2:30 PM PT (2230 UTC)
Squad Ops: SOTT Basic[squadops.gg]

5:30 PM PT (0130 UTC, 15/2)
Squad Ops: Operation Wicked Bridges[squadops.gg]

February 16
12:30 AM PT (0830 UTC)
Rivals: SPECTRE vs ULD[twitch.tv]

10:00 AM PT (1800 UTC)
Rivals: Split vs ProG[twitch.tv]

10:00 AM PT (1800 UTC)
Rivals: IL vs SRG[discord.gg]

10:15 AM PT (1815 UTC)
Rivals: NW vs Rogue[discord.gg]

11:00 AM PT (1900 UTC)
Rivals: TLR vs BLUFOR[twitch.tv]

11:00 AM PT (1900 UTC)
Rivals: SQD vs HSR[discord.gg]

11:00 AM PT (1900 UTC)
[RIP] Rusty in Places vs. The World[www.rustyinplaces.org]

11:30 AM PT (1930 UTC)
Rivals: 1BJ vs FaT[discord.gg]

11:30 AM PT (1930 UTC)
Rivals: P2 vs RB[discord.gg]

Signoff

Good luck to everyone this weekend! We’ll see you on the flipside.


Would you like to see your event here? Let us know.[www.wrike.com]

Offworld out.
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Weekend Roundup, February 13 https://squad-servers.com/blog/719/weekend-roundup-february-13/ https://squad-servers.com/blog/719/weekend-roundup-february-13/ Thu, 13 Feb 2020 21:59 CET here.]]> Weekend Roundup, February 6 https://squad-servers.com/blog/718/weekend-roundup-february-6/ https://squad-servers.com/blog/718/weekend-roundup-february-6/ Thu, 06 Feb 2020 22:03 CET

Hey, squaddies!

Welcome to February! The Pluto of months. Oh sure, it’s trying with the whole Leap Day thing, but we all know it’s barely a month. Still, that’s no reason not to pack it full of Squad. Let’s kick it off with a special call to arms from the Aussie Mod Team!



We know it’s rather difficult to read a clock upsidedown, here’s a helpful link to find it in every timezone[everytimezone.com]. You can also join their Discord[discord.gg] for updates!

February 6
5:30 PM PT (0130 UTC, 7/2)

Squad Ops: SOTT Basic[squadops.gg]

February 7
4:00 PM PT (Midnight UTC, 8/2)

Midnight Interactive: Aussie Mod Playtest[discord.gg]


The first untethered spacewalk took place in 1984.

5:30 PM PT (0130 UTC, 8/2)

Squad Ops: Regular Event[squadops.gg]


In 1944, the Germans launch a counterattack against the Allied beachhead near Anzio, Italy.

February 8
12:00 PM PT (2000 UTC)

Armoured Warfare One Life Event

11:00 AM PT (1900 UTC)

[RIP] Rusty in Places vs. The World[www.rustyinplaces.org]

2:30 PM PT (2230 UTC)

Squad Ops: SOTT Basic[squadops.gg]


Famous French novelist Jules Verne was born on this day in 1828.

February 9
12:30 PM PT (2030 UTC)

Squad Ops: SOTT Basic[squadops.gg]

Signoff

We’re going to be over here practicing our Australian accents. Digeridoo! Fosters!


Would you like to see your event here? Let us know.[www.wrike.com]

<h3 class="signoff">Offworld out.[/h3]]]>
Weekend Roundup, February 6 https://squad-servers.com/blog/717/weekend-roundup-february-6/ https://squad-servers.com/blog/717/weekend-roundup-february-6/ Thu, 06 Feb 2020 22:03 CET here.]]> New Commander on Duty! https://squad-servers.com/blog/716/new-commander-on-duty/ https://squad-servers.com/blog/716/new-commander-on-duty/ Wed, 05 Feb 2020 22:16 CET Hey squaddies!

We’re fresh into a new year and that means it’s time to take a look ahead at what that means for Squad! First and foremost, we’d like to introduce you to our new producer: Arnaud Lebesnerais. Arnaud has been with us for a little bit now and has been quietly kicking our butts back into gear, so we figured it was high time you got to know him as well.

Oh, and don’t worry, your beloved UAV/Producer Phil is on-station.



Greetings Squaddies!

My name is Arnaud “Arno” Lebesnerais, Producer on Squad.

While I may be new to OWI, I come from a background of games ranging from FIFA, Need For Speed, Dawn of War, Space Marine, all the way over to Company of Heroes. Which, of course, brings us to Squad. Well, why am I here?

The reason for me joining the group is simple: OWI is expanding and Phil is getting into a bigger role! While still overseeing Squad, he is taking on a more strategic role within the organization and he needed to get someone to lead Squad’s development.



We are both working closely to get Squad into its next phase so rest assured that you are all still in the same good hands as ever. I have always been an FPS fan, but our industry is still producing too many samey games and Squad is only one of the few pushing boundaries. So I can truly say it is an honor to join the Squad Community!

I’ve been busy getting up to speed on the last year of Squad, which saw a lot of updates: entering Beta, the initial release of Commander, helicopters took flight, the Canadian Armed Forces joined the fray, the first batch of tutorials was released, and we even saw Territory Control, all the way back in… *checks notes* Was it really just June?! Those are some pretty big shoes to fill, but I think the team is up to the challenge!



For 2020, we want to further build on this momentum and we have been working on a list of content ranging from quality of life updates to brand new content. For the next 11 months, we want to hit a cadence of updates that will improve the game in general from optimisation to new factions.

But first and foremost, I would like to focus on tying a lot of loose ends that are currently still happening in the game and are impeding your gameplay experience. These are crashes, performance, gameplay issues, and other Quality of Life improvements that need to be done.

Looking forward to this year, I can assure you we will do our very best to make Squad the greatest Tactical FPS game of 2020. (And for many years to come.) To support this vision, we want to introduce:

  • New theatres of war.
  • New factions.
  • New tools for Events and Competitions
  • Enhance the modding support from which Squad is built upon.
  • Boost an already thriving community so that it can continue cross-pollinating content.
  • Improve our game modes and tweak and balance our content, all the while listening to your feedback.

While we want to deliver all this at a level of excellence that squaddies expect for such a quality title, but it will take time to achieve. We will do our best to be as transparent as possible and we appreciate your patience while we work on these throughout the year.



As YOUR involvement which is one of the main reasons why Squad is so incredible, we’re going to continue to focus on developing events, competitions, and modding support. Our goal is to continue to grow that involvement and we want to create more tools to support these endeavors.

On that note, we applaud the tremendous events and leagues like the Squad Community Cup, Squad World Championships, Here Come The Girls, and Squad Charity League for giving so much back to the community with the game they love!



Finally, it is a real honor to be part of such a group. In my 16 years of experience in this industry, Squad is literally the best community far and wide. I have met the kindest players on the Squad servers, welcoming newbs and willing to educate each other on the depths of gameplay.

We will make sure that Squad keeps delivering the expected quality content for your enjoyment.

See you on the battlefield, squaddies.

Dismissed.

A.L.]]>
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Hey, squaddies!

January’s nearly in the bag, but that doesn’t mean we can’t keep having a blast! We’ve got a special shoutout this week: Royal Battalion is hosting Here Come The Girls to benefit the World Wildlife Fund! Charity: it does a squaddie good.



January 30
5:30 PM PT (0130 UTC, 24/1)

Squad Ops: Operation Broken Crossbow[squadops.gg]

January 31
5:30 PM PT (0130 UTC, 25/1)

Squad Ops: Regular Event[squadops.gg]

February 1
All Day

Official Squad Showdown Signups Open[discordapp.com]

11:00 AM PT (1900 UTC)

[RIP] Rusty in Places vs. The World[www.rustyinplaces.org]

11:30 AM PT (1930 UTC)

Squad Ops: Crazy Horse[squadops.gg]

2:30 PM PT (2230 UTC)

Squad Ops: SOTT Basic[squadops.gg]

February 2
11:00 AM PT (1900 UTC)

Here Come the Girls: Benefiting the WWF[discord.me]


Something about today seems familiar… Was that a rodent?!

Signoff

See you in February, folks! Enjoy The Big Game and/or massive snacking, elsewise beware of shadows[en.wikipedia.org].


Would you like to see your event here? Let us know.[www.wrike.com]

Offworld out.
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Weekend Roundup, January 30 https://squad-servers.com/blog/713/weekend-roundup-january-30/ https://squad-servers.com/blog/713/weekend-roundup-january-30/ Thu, 30 Jan 2020 21:04 CET here.]]> The Wrench, January 2020 https://squad-servers.com/blog/712/the-wrench-january-2020/ https://squad-servers.com/blog/712/the-wrench-january-2020/ Mon, 27 Jan 2020 21:33 CET
Welcome to the first Wrench of a new year! Hopefully, you’ve all had a chance to enjoy some holiday rest, because we’re back in business with some impressive modding updates. And don’t forget, we’ve officially released the first batch of whitelisted mods[joinsquad.com].

Without further ado, let’s see who may be in the running for the next batch!

Ramiel by Noxxid3



Noxxid3 has spent the holiday season returning to an old favorite, Ramiel. Not only has the dock area been completely revamped, but the landscape has been resculpted with new brushes, providing a more realistic feel. (A special shout-out to Assi for some pointers!) Things are looking a little less clay-like overall.



While looking great, Ramiel isn’t full complete: Noxxid3 has some big plans. Items on the agenda include finishing the Ramiel soundtrack[soundcloud.com], improvements to rock and ground clutter, expanded areas and points of interest, with an eye toward making it as close to a 1-to-1 recreation of the old PR favorite as possible. In short, it’s going to get even more awesome.



Anyone who’s looking to help test is welcome to get in touch. Special accommodations will be made for Gary.

Gaza Mod by Daresios



Gaza also comes to us from the storied past of Project Reality and is definitely a welcome addition to The Wrench! Daresios is setting out to recreate the feel of Gaza from the good old days, though you’ll likely notice some redesigns to the original map, created by Outlaw7. (Outlaw7 has kindly given his blessing, so it has a genuine Seal of Authenticity!)



The buildings and terrain of the map will be the most notable differences. Never fear, though: this 2×2 km map will feature no small amount of accessible buildings, rooftops, balconies, and terrifyingly narrow alleyways. Love asymmetric warfare? Looking to up your parkour game? Hot damn does Daresios have a treat for you!

You might notice a new faction between bouts of CQB: Hamas. A classic PR faction will make its return based on retextured Insurgent and Militia models. Loadouts will vary from the regular Insurgent faction, but you should look there for inspiration and tactics.



You can get involved or just keep up to date by joining the Gaza Mod Discord[discord.gg].

Bundeswehr Mod by Bundeswehr Mod Team



The Bundeswehr Mod Team sends along a pretty stunning update, featuring all sorts of on-going weapon development. Included are the HK P8A1 by .:Jinjer, progress on the 120mm Tampella mortar by Pollack, and last, but not least, w0lf3k is just warming up his animation skills on the HK G36A3.





In case you missed it back in December, the team published their first blog post, revealing their development schedule for both map and faction. Check out all the news you can use right here[bwmod.com] or hop in their Discord server[discord.gg] to be there as news breaks!



Iron Dawn by SPECTR_Eternal and AVR Mod Team



The holidays have a tendency to derail even the best plans, but SPECTR_Eternal and the AVR Mod Team managed to push through and deliver an update on Iron Dawn!



Even better, they’re anticipating that performance playtesting should begin in mid-to-late February.



Today’s offering includes some cheeky pieces of AVR armor, as well as a segment of Iron Dawn showcasing a ruined highway section with battle-scarred checkpoints. If you want to see what else they’ve been up to, be sure to join their Discord[discord.gg].

Raid on Rostov by wunda



Fresh from the whitelisting of Harju, wunda brings the fight back to the Balakin Munitions Factory outside of Rostov-on-Don with a major overhaul of Raid On Rostov.



Updated to meet Squad’s more recent visual expectations and moving from 1.5km to a full 4km map. The battle now extends outside the factory into farms and the forest.



We think it’s looking amazing and can’t wait to give it a playtest!

Squad ProMod by ProMod Team



Another one with the honor of being first among the whitelisted, the ProMod Team sends along an update to show us what they’ve been up to in the meantime. Notably, they’ve performed a graphical update to the much-beloved Operation First Light. Also included are the new stabilized Warrior and CROWS Bulldog variants, giving the British forces a usability upgrade.



Speaking of upgrades, they are also currently in the prototyping phase of Hex Capture Chains for Territory control. What’s that, you ask? They’ve conveniently already answered!

Originally posted by ProMod Team:
“This will allow us to give ticket gain when a team captures X amount of hexes in a row without losing one. We think this system is a lot smarter than simply awarding ticket gain on each individual hex as that has the danger of giving too many tickets on back and forth capture instead of only rewarding a team that manages to capture a considerable amount of territory all at once. We look forward to implementing and testing this in the very near future and think it will vastly improve TC, especially at a competitive level.”



It sounds like a solid move. It should be interesting to see where they take Territory Control next! Promod is freely available on the Steam Workshop.

Svinesund by Alac



Alac claims he’s “getting there, slowly,” but Svinesund is looking better than ever. In fact, he’s just released a freshly cooked playable layer to the Workshop. The layer features both tanks and choppers, so be sure to give it a floor run and see how it plays. He’s also planning to submit it for whitelisting.



As part of that quest, Alac has been focusing on optimization to make sure the map performs on a level that discerning squaddies have come to expect.



With additional community testing, honing in on cap zones and other refinements should be the last big step, so be sure to give Alac your feedback!

Middle East Escalation and Realism Mod by Bigyes



Bigyes assures us we’ll be getting our daily allotment of alphabet soup, “M.E.E. adds four new factions, USSF, RUSF, SAF, and IS.” The mod, of course, doesn’t stop there but moves right on into a desert-themed reinterpretation of Op FL known as Operation Desert Light.



Want more? You got it! Bigyes reports there are also significant gameplay changes, getting started with vault cancellation, increased lean angle, a modified stamina system, recoil changes, and more!



Better yet, you can download the mod right now on the Steam Workshop, where future updates will include a new map, commander changes, and new character models. Hooo boy, there’s a lot going on!

ATHENA by ATHENA Team



The ATHENA Team has big ambitions: to turn Squad into a sandbox that allows for experimentation with ideas and concepts that further the teamwork-driven experience while rewarding personal skill. Or, put more simply, they want to put you in control of what makes Squad play like Squad.

ATHENA hopes to keep Squad accessible to new players while offering a way for enthusiasts to up the level of public play — all skill levels welcome.

The team has some impressive plans for the future, including a robust medic overhaul ranging from revive mechanics to bleed and bandaging changes. If you’d like to know more, head over to their Discord server[discord.gg] to stay informed!

Australia Faction Mod by Midnight Interactive



With the end very much in view, the entire Aussie Team (or as those in the know know ’em: Midnight Interactive) wants to extend their profuse thanks for all the on-going support, feedback, and testing!



They’ve passed along some images of the PWS, the pilot, and, if we do say so ourselves, some delicious, delicious eye candy.



You can help test the mod, or be the first to see them sneak out some new character models, but joining their Discord server[discord.gg].

Sign-off

If you’re still looking for a New Years’ resolution, the modding community has an easy one for you: play more Squad! See you next month, soldier.

Would you like to see your mod featured in The Wrench? Let us know by submitting it here[www.wrike.com]!

Squad Modding Hub Management Team Out.

Please note: Offworld Industries is not responsible for mod content. Please contact the creator for assistance.
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The Wrench, January 2020 https://squad-servers.com/blog/711/the-wrench-january-2020/ https://squad-servers.com/blog/711/the-wrench-january-2020/ Mon, 27 Jan 2020 21:33 CET here.]]> Weekend Roundup, January 23 https://squad-servers.com/blog/710/weekend-roundup-january-23/ https://squad-servers.com/blog/710/weekend-roundup-january-23/ Thu, 23 Jan 2020 20:18 CET

Hey, squaddies!

The folks at Squad Ops[squadops.gg] have some pretty killer events lined up for us this weekend, but don’t forget to look ahead to next week when the Squad Community Cup Finals determine league champions! You can always find Squad events by visiting our calendar[joinsquad.com]. Check out the link at the bottom to get your event featured!

January 23
5:30 PM PT (0130 UTC, 24/1)
Squad Ops: SOTT Basic[squadops.gg]

On this day in 1855, John Browning[en.wikipedia.org] was born. He would go on to create firearms still in use today, like the M1911 pistol.

January 24
5:30 PM PT (0130 UTC, 25/1)
Squad Ops: MARS Scenario (Long Session)[squadops.gg]

In 1908, Robert Baden-Powell published Scouting for Boys in England, leading to the birth of the Boy Scouts.

January 25
11:00 AM PT (1900 UTC)
[RIP] Rusty in Places vs. The World[www.rustyinplaces.org]

11:30 AM PT (1930 UTC)
Squad Ops: Operation Spartan Trail[squadops.gg]

2:30 PM PT (2230 UTC)
Squad Ops: SOTT Basic[squadops.gg]

Raise a glass for Robert Burns Day! Scots Wha Hae!

January 26
12:30 PM PT (2030 UTC)
Squad Ops: SOTT Basic[squadops.gg]

Looking Ahead
The Squad Community Cup will be broadcasting their finals next week. Check out their Discord server[discordapp.com] for more information!

Signoff
We’ll see you on Monday, squaddies. Don’t let anyone steal your red stapler.

Would you like to see your event here? Let us know.[www.wrike.com]

Offworld out.
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Weekend Roundup, January 23 https://squad-servers.com/blog/709/weekend-roundup-january-23/ https://squad-servers.com/blog/709/weekend-roundup-january-23/ Thu, 23 Jan 2020 20:18 CET here.]]> Whitelisted Mods are Here! https://squad-servers.com/blog/708/whitelisted-mods-are-here/ https://squad-servers.com/blog/708/whitelisted-mods-are-here/ Mon, 13 Jan 2020 23:28 CET WhitelistingFirst, a huge thank you to all of the modders and testers[joinsquad.com] that came out last week to make sure everything was ready to roll! (Not sure what whitelisting is? Click here[joinsquad.com]!)

Before you head off for all the fun, we have a few things you should know first.

File Size
Due to the way the mod versioning check works, clients are currently required to have both the Windows and the Linux files for a given modification. (This is due to needing to be compatible to both Windows and Linux servers.) As a result, client files are effectively double the size they should be. This will be addressed in a future update and we appreciate your patience. (And your bandwidth.) We recommend monitoring your installed modifications if you run into disk space issues for the time being.

Viewing Installed Modifications
To see what modifications you have installed, navigate to https://steamcommunity.com/ and log in. Then, from the top menu, navigate to Community, then to Workshop. On that page, scroll down until you see “Your Workshop Files” on the right side of the screen. Click on “My Files” and proceed to the next screen. Click on “Subscribed items” to view your installed modifications.

Note: Manually deleting a modification without unsubscribing may cause your client to crash. To properly uninstall a mod, please unsubscribe through the Steam Workshop.

The Mods
Without further ado, we’re proud to announce the first officially whitelisted modifications for Squad! Here’s your first graduating class, squaddies:



Harju by wunda
Please welcome Harju, a map for Squad by wunda, to the whitelist! Harju has the stage set by the arrival of Russian Expeditionary Forces just outside of the fictional town on the brink of war. In retaliation for the Battle of Narva, the Finnish coastline has been the target of raiding and a NATO carrier group is being deployed to bolster defensive forces aiming to repel the invasion.

At 4 km, Harju provides a variety of tactically challenging locales, building around a large bay separating the urban town center from the surrounding forest and farmland. The southern peninsula is home to residential housing, farmland, and a large industrial port. wunda‘s map currently supports at least three weather variations, your favorite modes, and more is on the way!


 

Squad ProMod
Forged in the fires of Squad’s competitive community (especially the Squad World Championships), Squad ProMod sets out to rebalance Squad’s meta, as well as give server owners and event organizers unprecedented control. Further, they’ve managed to enhance the Squad experience by providing better support for streamers and casters — something we can all enjoy!

With over 45 custom layers, ProMod not only tweaks game modes, game mechanics, and the maps themselves, it revives some of your favorites like Operation First Light. Chora and Fool’s Road have also been optimized for competitive play, making sure there’s no shortage of classic Squad play. Even better, they’ve set out to improve lightning and terrain wherever they can, really elevating the visual appearance of the mod. This action-packed package also includes layers with CAS helicopter support implemented by the ProMod team!

You can find a full list of features here[docs.google.com]. Congratulations and welcome to the whitelist, folks!




SquadOpsHC
Another amazing modification born out of the milsim community of squaddies playing with squaddies[squadops.gg], we welcome the Squad Ops Hardcore mod to the whitelist! While the maps addon isn’t quite ready yet, there’s no shortage of changes included in this package.

Squad Ops Hardcore Mod aims to create a focus on tactical and intense Squad gameplay through respawning changes, weapon rebalancing, Commander mode reworks, as well as addition (and reworked) kits! We’ve even heard they might have some surprises floating around. The gameplay modifications aim for a more realistic and immersive “hardcore’ experience through new kits, spawning options such as a specialized recon kit with a suppressed carbine for squadmates to spawn on. SquadOpsHC also features its own CAS helicopter implementation.

Note: The custom maps add-on did not pass initial testing, however that still leaves an astonishing 76 layers to play while the map pack is updated!

Be sure to check out the complete documentation[docs.google.com] to see what else the team has achieved.

Offworld out.
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