Squad Goes to China

Posted on 24 Nov 2022 by
L Coulsen

Squad has been around for a while, now. Over two years. And in that time, it’s built up a strong playerbase. Notably, Chinese players have taken to it with gusto. So here they come with update 4.0 which adds The People’s Liberation Army. A pretty hefty shake-up, we must agree.

Official Press Release

Coming Squad 4.0 Update Will Add The World’s Largest Military Force: The People’s Liberation Army

As Squad’s 10th military faction, the inclusion of the People’s Liberation Army adds entirely new dimensions to the popular 50v50 military FPS
New Westminster, Canada – November 23, 2022 — Offworld Industries is proud to announce Update 4.0 – Red Star Rising, a major milestone for their wildly successful tactical shooter Squad, is coming for players on Steam on December 7, 2022. The update will feature the addition of the game’s 10th playable faction, the People’s Liberation Army, continuing Offworld’s effort to tap into real-world military history as they evolve Squad’s definitive multiplayer battlefield.

The People’s Liberation Army, originally called the Red Army, encompasses mainland China’s land, sea, and air forces and is the largest military force in the world today. In Squad, this new combined arms faction features seven new vehicles, fifteen unique weapons & deployables, and a devastating bombing run Commander ability. The team is also expanding its localization effort with the addition of Simplified Chinese.

New Commander Feature — Call in a tactical bombing run using the PLA’s signature JH-7A Flying Leopard aircraft

New Vehicles — ZBL-08 Wheeled APC, ZTZ-99A Main Battle Tank, ZBD-04A Infantry Fighting Vehicle, and more

New Weapons/Deployables — PP87 Deployable Mortar, QJZ-89 Heavy Machine Gun, HJ-8 Anti-Tank Guided Missile (ATGM) Emplacement, QBU-88 Marksman Rifle, QJY-88 Machine Gun, and more

Check out the official Squad 4.0 release notes for the full list of features and additions.

Squad is a large-scale combined arms multiplayer first-person shooter emphasizing combat realism through communication, team play, emphasizing strong squad cohesion mechanics as well as larger-scale coordination, tactics, and planning. It features 23 massive open maps, vehicle-based combined arms gameplay, and player-constructed bases to create a heart-thumping, visceral gaming experience with split-second decision-making in real-world scale firefights.

For more information about Squad, please visit: https://joinsquad.com/, or visit their social media channels at Twitter, Facebook, and Discord.

About Offworld

Offworld Industries was founded in 2014 by a group of passionate game modders on a mission to build a full-game version of the Project Reality mod. Now an acclaimed independent studio with more than 100 team members, Offworld is responsible for the ongoing development of the hit FPS shooter Squad, WW1 Trench Warfare title Beyond the Wire, and is the publisher of FPS title Post Scriptum.

Having sold well over three million copies of Squad, Offworld looks to the future with a focus on bringing players together in experiences where they must rely on teamwork in order to compete, in both existing and in-development titles.

For more information about Offworld, please visit: https://www.offworldindustries.com/

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