Downloading a Mod (Workshop)
In your Steam Client, go to your Library, then select "Squad" from your games list.
Scrolling down on the Squad game page, you will find the Squad Workshop section. Left click on the "Browse the Workshop" button.
Here, you will find an index of all publicly available mods for Squad. Clicking any mod will bring you to the mods homepage.
To download a mod, left click on the "Subscribe" button. It will change to "Subscribed" to indicate you are now subscribed to updates from the mod author. Then restart Squad.
Force Update a Mod
Find the URL for the workshop mod you are trying to force update. The string of numbers at the end is the unique mod ID.
Using Windows Explorer, navigate to
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\workshop\content\393380, and delete the folder that shares the same mod ID as the mod you are trying to force update.
Unsubscribe and resubscribe to force the redownload.
Downloading a Mod (Local)
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Squad\SquadGame\Plugins\Mods
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\workshop\content\394360\<random id>\yourmod
Place the mod folder (which contains a Content folder, a <mod_name>.uplugin file, and a modinfo.smi file) into the above directory.
Viewing installed Mods
Playing a Mod
To play a mod without joining a server, click on the "Training" button at the top right of the Squad Main Menu. Once you are loaded in, hit the tilde button on your keyboard (default: ~), and type
To play on a modded server, search for the server you want to join in Custom Servers browser.
You can tell if a server has a MOD as there is a wrench symbol on the left hand side. If you click on the wrench you can see which mods are installed.
If you click on the server, a list pops up on the right showing you which mods you hasve installed and which ones are needed to be able to join the server, clicking on a mod will take you to steam.
An alternative way to install the mod is to join the server, if you do not have the mod installed, you will see a message advising "The following mods are missing or out of sync:" click on DOWNLOAD ALL to install the mod.