Although some experienced gamers may claim that Maze War (1974) was the first real FPS to be released, in reality, it was not until 1992 that the first true FPS was created, in the form of Wolfenstein 3D. Many FPS titles today are part of a large, multi-million-dollar competitive scene that has players competing for prize money.
Squad is a first-person shooter that developed as a result of a Battlefield 2 mod and has continued to provide MilSim-style gameplay. However, Squad is much more advanced than most modern FPS because it utilizes unique gameplay elements that transforms into an intense tactical shooter that requires a lot of effort and perseverance.
6 Communication Is Needed
Most players avoid communication because they think it's unnecessary in FPS like Call of Duty: Warzone. However, in Squad, communication is one of the game's main features since players must understand the most crucial ones, like enemy types, vehicles, or locations.
The best and fastest way to communicate with the squad is through a mic, although players should limit their communication to callouts and avoid talking too much as it might distract other squad members. If a squad member is being toxic, then players should silence and report them, although this isn't as common in other FPS titles.
5 Practice At The Shooting Range
While in a public match, some players may think that the easiest way to learn the gameplay mechanics is on-the-go, but in reality, players can become familiar with Squad by practicing at the shooting range (a feature that has been long neglected on other FPS titles). Within this area, players can test out all of the weapons, kits, and vehicles offered by the game.
Players may also learn more about Deployables (Mortars, Ammo Crates, etc.) and the Logistic System, which are vital game mechanics that can change the tide in a match. Moreover, players may customize the keybinds to their liking, as the default one is often difficult to understand.
4 Don't Be Afraid To Be A Newbie
Squad isn't an average FPS game like Battlefield or DOOM because many of its features draw from realistic combat. So, newcomers to the game shouldn't be afraid to notify their squad that they're new to the game. For the majority of the time, the Squad Leader will direct them to perform more manageable tasks or coach them.
A new player should avoid choosing difficult Kit Roles like the Raider or Marksman. Instead, newer players should choose the Rifleman as it's the easiest Kit Role to use in a match.
3 Learn To Adapt
Due to Squad's intense gameplay, players will need to adjust to new hazards, from an incoming barrage of mortars to enemy vehicles. That's when players need to be prepared to change their Kit Role (if they die) if the Squad Leader demands it. However, players should always choose a Kit Role that they're familiar with.
If a player joins a match that has already begun, they should check with the Squad Leader to see if any roles must be filled. Most importantly, players should avoid leaving a game simply because they can't use the Kit Role they enjoy playing, and doing so might result in a server ban (similar to other FPS games).
2 Kills Don't Win Matches
One of the most common problems with modern FPS games is that most players don't perform the objective, which costs the team a victory. However, in Squad, playing the objective is the only way to win a match, as most game modes are objective-based. For example, Advance and Secure is a Capture Point-style game mode where players must attack or capture points until the other team runs out of tickets.
Destroyed players have no bearing on ticket sales, so going Rambo isn't an effective strategy. The only way players may reduce the ticket count of the opposing team is by capturing a point of interest, which also gives the attacking team 60 tickets.
1 No Friendly Fire
Friendly fire is always on, meaning that accidentally shooting a squadmate in Squad will kill the player, putting the team on a fast track to the blacklist of banned players.
Players must always be aware of where their squadmates are and to ensure that they aren't in the line of fire. If a player unintentionally kills a squadmate, the Squad Leader must determine whether or not the incident occurred.
Squadis is now available on Microsoft Windows.