Squad Wiki
Blog voting1

A Voting screen displaying various map layers for the players

Map Layers are specific subdivisions of Squad Maps. Each map features multiple layers, each with different game modes, objective layouts, factions, and faction variants (divisions).

A typical map, such as Al Basrah, can be split up a few ways. It is possible for different layers to have similar properties. For example, Al Basrah AAS v1 and Al Basrah AAS v2 share the same flag layout but different set factions, making them different layers.

After Version 7.2, with the introduction of the faction Units and Voting system, the layers have been greatly consolidated. Now, layer only denotes game modes and objective layouts, while factions on both Main Base can be freely voted and selected by players or server owners.

For server hosting and setting up layer rotations, see Server Configuration.