Tomorrow we will be launching Squad’s newest update – v2.12. You can read the Release Notes here (LINK URL) to get a preview of the hundreds of changes, improvements, bug fixes, and gameplay features that will soon refine your Squad experience.
This release has been Squad’s most thoroughly tested release, with initial playtests starting in August of 2021, and culminating in a two week playtest over the holidays at the end of the year. We would like to take this opportunity to thank each and every person who participated in these playtests, as your feedback, experiences, and participation helped us identify issues with the release, improve the final update and make Squad an all-around better game. Throughout the process player feedback and participation has been vital.
The Release Notes talk more about the design intention of v2.12, and how we felt that updating the game’s Lightning and Shadows would not only provide significant visual improvements to how Squad looks, but also would provide new dimensions for how it plays offering a more real world experience. We’ve also focused on adding gameplay features that we feel will allow players to expand their tactical options, and play Squad with new strategies in mind.
As we’ve previously indicated we understand that our community has high expectations for Squad, and that your love of the game makes it so you’re anxious for more updates, more content, and more communication.
We are excited to finally be releasing 2.12 and know that you’ve been waiting for it awhile now. Since the Lighting and Shadows overhaul touched on so many core parts of Squad, testing, and finaling this update took longer than we had expected. Further there were performance concerns raised with systems that are below Squad’s minimum specifications, and while we develop to ensure that the game is workable at the min spec we understand that many players are in fact playing on systems below this.
All of this meant that we needed to take some extra time with this update, hoping to minimize issues created.
It is still possible that we will need to do further updates to address issues that are discovered post release, and we already have a list of Known Issues that are included in the Release Notes. No update is ever perfect, and having our large and active community all playing the update live will reveal things that no amount of playtesting or QA will have been able to catch. However thanks to your assistance in our playtests, we hope that we have minimized any potential issues.
As always please provide your feedback after playing Squad’s 2.12 Update on our forums (Link URL). If you experience any issues with the latest update please post on our forums (LINK URL) or contact our Support Team (Link URL).Everyone on the Squad team would like to thank our players for their continued support. We can’t wait to share more details on what else we’re working on in the coming weeks.
– Offworld Industries