We’ve got some fresh reinforcements incoming: The Canadian Armed Forces are now fully deployed! That’s right, there’s a brand new faction in Squad and it’s already yours, completely free.
Originally known as CAFMOD, the team behind the new faction is straight from our modding community. We’re honored to be able to include them as official content for all players. What content is that, you ask?
So, what are you waiting for, soldier? Do it for The Great White North!
After a long and harrowing search, we narrowed the choice down to one amazing vendor that can handle all your merch needs. Shirts? You bet. Posters? Absolutely. Stylish black mug to pledge your undying loyalty to the Sphere? You better believe it. There’s plenty more, including some bags to haul all your swag, so have at it!
We’re pretty excited by the release of Modding 2.0 and we wanted to share a little more about what that means.
First and foremost, it means that the Canadian Armed Forces mod is going to be released in the near future as free, official Squad DLC. That’s right: you will be getting a new faction soon, completely free of charge, no action required. O, Canada!
CANADIAN ARMED FORCES
The arrival of CAF marks our first step towards including community-created content into Squad. This free expansion adds additional weapons, vehicles, and more, giving one of the world’s most well-known armies some well-deserved spotlight. Additionally, the update includes two Canadian maps, Quebec and Nanisivik, featuring snowy environments built for intense combined-arms combat.
We’ve got Matsimus on hosting duties, so you KNOW we’re going to be seeing some quality content. He’ll kick us off by talking to our resident UAV-human hybrid Phil Merricks, share some surprises, chat with the CAFMOD team, and show off some of the best Squad mods available right now.
We’re happy to announce an upcoming free weekend to celebrate the release of Modding 2.0! From July 25th, 10 AM PDT through July 28th, 1 PM PDT. Squad will be 50% off, so those of you that have been telling us that you missed the Steam sale have another shot at a bargain too.
As part of the festivities, we’ll be highlighting these top-notch examples of what Squad modders can do. Look for them in the server browser with the rest of the licensed servers:
Our guests will be Tom “Fuzzhead” Fancsy, game designer, and Dylan Fraser, programmer. We’ll be looking at recent changes to Squad, what these two fine gentlemen do on Squad, answer your questions, and learn some stuff together!
Can’t make it? No problem! You can submit your questions in advance here, and catch the video once it’s archived on our Youtube channel.
Alpha 15 is freshly deployed and ready for action. If you haven’t auto-downloaded the update, head over to your Steam client and get started! While you’re waiting, check out the latest patch video:
Yep: they’re finally coming! The first iteration of tutorials! Here’s to all the squad leaders who braved the Summer Sale. Oh, and let’s not forget the 550RPM death machine that is the BMP-2. Read on for the full list of changes:
ALPHA 15 PATCH NOTES
Added an Infantry Tutorial orientated at teaching new players the basic ropes of Squad.
Added an Interface Tutorial that teaches the Deployment interface in a first-time event...
We’re taking Alpha 15 into testing and that means we need you! The update will be rolling out to the Squad – Public Testing Client shortly. You won’t need a password, simply install the testing app. (Note: It is a full, second Squad install — be sure you have enough space!)
The test does not have a set duration at this time — we’ll be running it as long as we need to collect as much data as possible.
Below is an abridged list of changes to get you up and running. A complete Alpha 15 changelog will accompany the full release.
ALPHA 15 PRE-RELEASE CHANGELOG
As this is a pre-release test, we’ll be hosting a couple of servers ourselves. For the time being, servers will be limited to Offworld Industries hosted machines:
2 in Montreal, Canada
2 in Örebro, Sweden
Server #1 on each location is running newly optimized maps. (Yehorivka, Gorodok, Tallil, Kohat)