We’re tracking an issue that’s preventing players from accessing servers.
Early reports from the team are pointing to an issue with Steam-Unreal functionality related to the FOnlineAsyncTaskSteamFindServers queue. It appears to be an issue that will impact other games (e.g., Mordhau) using the Epic Steam OSS will be unable to display servers.
We’ll keep an eye on the situation and let you know more once we do.
We’ve got some slightly-unsual patch notes for you today.
But first, you can say goodbye to that annoying server filter bug! (The “show full servers” checkbox functionality was inverted. Whoops!)
Additionally, we’re introducing some experimental changes to the “dead dead” mechanic, as well as the way “instadeath” works. Let’s dig in a little.
Prior to Alpha 13, the mechanics worked like this:
After dying and being revived, there was a 60-second time frame during which you were extra vulnerable. This meant that if you died again during these 60 seconds, you would become unrevivable (“dead dead”) and be instantly sent to the spawn screen. There was no UI indication of this vulnerability.
Taking a large caliber headshot (such as 50cal) would instantly make you unrevivable (instadeath).
This was a mechanic was originally added to convey some...
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...
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.