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This page lists all release versions of Squad. You can also find a list of the major development milestones. If you want to check with version you are currently running, check the Main menu.

The column "Wiki Update" indicates:

  • no: no wiki updated needed, the release changes do not effect the wiki content
  • yes: the wiki needs to be updated with the new changes
  • started: the updating of the wiki has already started but is not yet complete
  • done: the updating of the wiki with the latest changes has been completed


Release[ | ]

Squad was fully released on September 23, 2020.

Version Release date Highlights Wiki Update
8.0.1 June 24, 2024 Hotfix: Balancing adjustments to the M1064 Mortar carrier, Added ATGM tutorial to Jensens Range and varios bug fixes. Yes
8.0 June 10, 2024 Major Update: More Units for USA, TLF and RGF. Lots of new vehicles to the game. TOW/ATGM rework added. Varios bug fixes and gameplay improvements. started
7.3.1 May 06, 20240 Hotfix: Improvemts in regards to connection and performance issues introduced in previos versions. No
7.3 April 17, 2024 Update: Various bug fixes and new and updated Team Select Screen, “special characteristics” section in the new Team Select Screen and in the unit preview screen during voting with information button in the top right corner, displaying information such as: “+1 extra HAB per FOB,” “+1 extra ATGM Emplacement per FOB”, “Intel on Enemy Vehicle Spawn Times” etc. Yes
7.2.1 March 21, 2024 Hotfix: Various bug fixes for unit setups and vehicle spawn issues. No
7.2 March 13, 2024 Medium update: Introduction of a new mapvoting system, optimized weapon stats, 2 new vehicles and many bug fixes. Yes
7.1.1 February 21, 2024 Hotfix: Bug fixes in the server browser and small map adjustments for Sanxian Islands No
7.1 February 08, 2024 Update: New map Sanxian Islands added, server browser overhaul, helicopter desync fix and minor bug fixes not started
7.0.1 December 14, 2023 Hotfix: Various bug fixes for player characters, servers, maps and vehicles not started
7.0 December 13, 2023 Update: New faction Turkish Land Forces, 9 new weapons, 6 new vehicles, new map layers for TLF, new class jandarma-essentially the raider class, weapon skin packs, a new emote pack, integration of DLSS PLugin, many bug fixes and optimizations not started
6.0.2 November 09, 2023 Hotfix: Optimization of PiP sights and minor bug fixes No
6.0.1 October 04, 2023 Hotfix: Many optimizations for the handling of weapons (scattering, recoil, suppression effect), general bug fixes not started
6.0 September 27, 2023 Major Update: Infantry Combat Overhaul - Overhaul of all weapons in the game, introduced suppression mechanics, increased fall damage, removed climbing while in the air, introduced proximity icons in the squad list (VoIP distance), introduced picture in picture sights, a number of bug fixes and optimizations not started
5.1.1 August 03, 2023 Hotfix: Minor bug fixes and resolution of server performance issues No
5.1 July 26, 2023 Update: Revised version of Pacific Proving Grounds, adjustments to the map levels, class adjustments for the Russian Airborne Forces, many bug fixes and optimizations not started
5.0.1 June 28, 2023 Hotfix: Minor bug fixes related to update 5.0 No
5.0 June 22, 2023 Update: New factions People's Liberation Army Navy Marine Corps & Russian Airborne Forces, 20 new vehicles, new map layers for PLANMC & VDV, two new emote packs and bug fixes not started
4.5 May 24 2023 Update: Small kit changes, several small UI changes not started
4.4.1 April 26, 2023 Hotfix: Small crash and camera fixes no
4.4 April 19, 2023 Update: Added Significance Manager, and several smaller changes not started
4.3.1 March 29 2023 Hotfix: Fixes some small texture issues no
4.3 March 15 2023 Update: Added Manicouagan and reworked the Irregular Militia Forces. not started
4.2 February 8 2023 Update: Added Emotes. Updated engine to v4.27. not started
4.1 December 14 2022 Hotfix: for 4.0 Fixes server and client side crashes relates to EOS, layer updates, and other hotfixes for 4.0. no
4.0 December 6 2022 Major Update: New Faction People’s Liberation Army including mainland China’s land, sea, and air forces. Seven new vehicles, fifteen unique weapons & deployables, and a JH7A rocket strike Commander ability. started
3.3.1 October 12 2022 Hotfix: VOIP UI and IEDs. no
3.3 September 28 2022 Update: New invasion layers for Black Coast and Skorpo, and flooded versions of Narva for amphibious ops; ability to push boats and helicopters; new Squad HUD. started
3.2 August 30 2022 Update: New layer, Al Basrah Invasion v7 (MEA vs INS); AT mines, deploy screen, and compass UI. started
3.1 June 30 2022 Hotfix: for 3.0. no
3.0.1 June 23 2022 Hotfix: for 3.0. no
3.0 June 22 2022 Major Update: new faction United States Marine Corps, new Amphibious Gameplay and Water Interaction, new map Black Coast, new vehicles, many bugfixes and adjustments to game and maps. Launch trailer started
2.16 May 18 2022 Update: Three new vehicles for Canadian Army, Hell Cannon for Insurgents, renamed CAF layers, and a new Seeding mode. started
2.15 April 13 2022 Major update: new faction Australian Army with new vehicles and weapons, new deployables, improved particle VFX, gameplay adjustments, many bugfixes and adjustments to game and maps. started
2.14 March 02 2022 Small update: adjustments to construction point cost of some deployables, many bugfixes to game and maps. started
2.12 February 09 2022 Update: overhaul of Squad’s visuals, gameplay improvements, map overhauls and bugfixes. started
2.11 August 18 2021 Update: new map Anvil, saveable keybinds, many changes & updates, and many bugfixes. started
2.10 July 07 2021 Small hotfix: various fixes. no
2.9 June 28, 2021 Small update: Updates to the vehicle ammo rack components mechanic, various gameplay changes, new map layers and many bug fixes. started
2.8 May 19, 2021 Small hotfix: various fixes; see also this post no
2.7 May 13, 2021 Small update: Reintroduced dead-dead and fixed major bugs. started
2.6 April 16 2021 Small hotfix: Preventing misuse of the new replay functionality by disabling client-side demo recording on servers by default. started
2.5 April 14 2021 Small update: added new replay functionality, various fixes and optimzations. started
2.4.1 March 31 2021 Small hotfix: various fixes. started
2.4 March 25 2021 Small hotfix: various fixes. started
2.3 March 3 2021 Small hotfix: various fixes, added initial experimental joystick support for helicopters. started
2.2 February 27 2021 Small hotfix: various fixes. no
2.1 February 26 2021 Small hotfix: various fixes. no
2.0 February 24 2021 Major update: new map Goose Bay, new weapons and vehicles, many gameplay changes and optimizations started
1.1.1 December 9, 2020 Minor patch: fixes an issue with the server browser. no
1.1 October 2, 2020 Minor patch: various fixes. no
1.0.2 September 27, 2020 Small hotfix: fixed modding issue - allows connecting to modded servers again. no
1.0.1 September 25, 2020 Small hotfix: fixed server browser issue of server browser list being empty. no
1.0 September 23, 2020 Offical Release: 100 players, new map Fallujah, new faction Middle Eastern Alliance, new game mode Track Attack and much more. started

Beta (Steam Early Access)[ | ]

The Beta started with the release of B17.0 on November 26, 2019 and ended with the official release on September 23, 2020.

Version Release date Highlights Wiki Update
Beta 21.1 August 19, 2020 Update: Substantial gameplay changes to rally points and FOB mechanics. started
Beta 21.0 August 5, 2020 Major Update: 2 New vehicles, 2 new CAF variants, and VOIP improvements. started
Beta 20.2 July 15, 2020 Hotfix: Various bux fixes and map vehicle adjustments. started
Beta 20.1 July 8, 2020 Hotfix: Fixes various crashes. no
Beta 20.0.01 June 30, 2020 Hotfix: Fixes a major crash. started
Beta 20 June 29, 2020 Major Update: New map (Lashkar Valley); two new vehicles (the MSVS Truck for the Canadian Army, and the L37A2 RWS variant of the FV432 for the British Armed Forces); optimizations and bug fixes. started
Beta 19.5.1* June 8, 2020 Hotfix: General serverside performance fixes. started
Beta 19.5 June 4, 2020 Hotfix: General bug fixes started
Beta 19.4.2 June 1, 2020 Hotfix: General bug fixes and optimizations started
Beta 19.4.1.43 May 26, 2020 Hotfix: General bug fixes and optimizations started
Beta 19.4.0.37 May 19, 2020 Hotfix: Fixes for server freezes started
Beta 19.4 May 15, 2020 Hotfix: Bugfixes and performance improvements. started
Beta 19.3 May 11, 2020 Hotfix: Addresses compatibility issue and performance improvements started
Beta 19.2 May 8, 2020 Hotfix: Addresses server browser behavior as well as some other small fixes started
Beta 19.0 May 6, 2020 Major Update: Added the ability to drag incapacitated players and to destroy helicopter tail rotor components with projectiles, upgraded Squad to Unreal Engine 4.23, and many gameplay changes, map changes, fixes and optimization started
Beta 18.0 December 18, 2019 Major Update: Removal of Buddy Rally, abandoned vehicle cleanup started
Beta 17.3 December 6, 2019 Hotfix started
Beta 17.2 December 5, 2019 Small update and hotfix: CAF Updates and a few bug fixes started
Beta 17.1 November 29, 2019 Hotfix started
Beta 17.0 November 26, 2019 Major update: Introduction of the commander role, the vehicle recovery/reset system, and many small additions, changes, fixes and optimizations.

* Indicates a server version. Clients will show the previous version.

Alpha (Steam Early Access)[ | ]

The Alpha started with the Steam Early Access on December 15, 2015 and lasted until November 26, 2019.

Version Release date Highlights Wiki Update
Alpha 16.1 October 17, 2019 Small update: various fixes started
Alpha 16.0 October 9, 2019 Major update: helicopters and new map Mutaha added, various changes and additions plus many fixes and optimizations started
DLC Update August 28, 2019 Small update: update to DLC Canadian Armed Forces started
Alpha 15.4 August 2, 2019 Small update: Server filter bug fixed and introduction to some experimental changes to the “dead dead” mechanic, as well as the way “instadeath” works started
Alpha 15.3 July 27, 2019 Small update: release of first free DLC Canadian Armed Forces with new faction, maps, vehicles and weapons started
Alpha 15.2 July 26, 2019 Medium update: Modding 2.0 was released; server browser put modded servers with whitelisted mods on top, various small fixes started
Alpha 15.1 July 23, 2019 Small update: a lot of fixes and a few gameplay tweaks started
Alpha 15.0 July 16, 2019 Major update: Infantry and Interface tutorials added, new vehicle BMP-2, UI QoL changes, map optimization and improvements started
Alpha 14.1 July 09, 2019 Small update: re-enabled modding support, small UI changes and map fixes started
Alpha 14.0 June 06, 2019 Major update: new game mode Territory Control, new map Skorpo, new vehicles FV4034 and BMP-1, new weapons, and much more started
Alpha 13.1 May 15, 2019 Small update: only fixes done
Alpha 13.0 May 02, 2019

Major update: role Combat Engineer added, game mode Destruction added, other game modes updated, new weapons added, T-62 main battle tank added, and much more||started

Alpha 12.2 December 14, 2018 Small update: only bug fixes no
Alpha 12.1 December 9, 2018 Small update: lots of bug fixes and optimizations and some new/changed gameplay features started
Alpha 12.0 November 9, 2018 Major update: main battle tanks added, new map Tallil Outskirts, new game mode RAAS, new weapons and much more started
Alpha 11.2 June 16, 2018 Small update started
Alpha 11.1 May 21, 2018 Small update started
Alpha 11.0 May 4, 2018 Major update: new faction British Armed Forces, new map Kamdesh Highlands, many new vehicles and weapons and much more started
Alpha 10.2 April 3, 2018 Small update started
Alpha 10.1 March 2, 2018 Small update started
Alpha 10.0 February 5, 2018 Major update: many many things started
Alpha 9.17 November 25, 2017 Various fixes no
Alpha 9.16 November 25, 2017 Fix no
Alpha 9.15 November 18, 2017 Modding support added, various fixes done
Alpha 9.14 November 10, 2017 Various fixes no
Alpha 9.13 November 9, 2017 New map Mestia added, fixes done
Alpha 9.12 October 28, 2017 New map layers, various changes and bug fixes started
Alpha 9.11 September 19, 2017 Various fixes no
Alpha 9.10 September 15, 2017 Various fixes no
Alpha 9.9 September 8, 2017 Various fixes and performance improvements no
Alpha 9.8 August 26, 2017 Update to Unreal Engine 4.16, various changes and fixes ???
Alpha 9.7 August 26, 2017 Various fixes no
Alpha 9.6 July 13, 2017 New map Narva added, many gameplay changes (locking squads, destructable deployables, sandbags for riflemen, logistics, mercy bleed, ...), various fixes started
Alpha 9.5 June 12, 2017 Various adjustments, optimizations and fixes ???
Alpha 9.4 April 29, 2017 Various gameplay changes/additions (added: M-ATV, anti-tank mines, motars and IED), various map adjustments and fixes started
Alpha 9.3 April 5, 2017 Various fixes no
Alpha 9.2 April 5, 2017 Added: New map Al Basrah, server queuing; various fixes; see also release preview started
Alpha 9.1 August 26, 2017 Various fixes and some adjustments (no gameplay changes) no
Alpha 9.0 March 19, 2017 Major update, update to Unreal Engine 4.14; see also release preview started
Alpha 8.11 not startednuary 16, 2017 Various fixes no
Alpha 8.10 not startednuary 12, 2017 Various fixes no
Alpha 8.9 December 15, 2017 Various gameplay and map changes/additions (added: SPG-9), localization added, many fixes started
Alpha 8.8 November 25, 2016 Various fixes no
Alpha 8.7 November 11, 2016 Added: New map Kokan, various fixes done
Alpha 8.6 November 10, 2016 Various fixes no
Alpha 8.5 November 9, 2016 Fix no
Alpha 8.4 November 9, 2016 Fix no
Alpha 8.3 November 8, 2016 Various fixes no
Alpha 8.2 November 8, 2016 Various gameplay changes/additions, various fixes started
Alpha 8.1 November 4, 2016 Various gameplay and map changes/additions, various fixes started
Alpha 8.0 November 1, 2016 Major update (among others: artillery and CROWS variants for vehicles, bullet penetration, many optimizations) started
Alpha 7.7 Oktober 15, 2016 Various fixes no
Alpha 7.6 September 30, 2016 Various fixes no
Alpha 7.5 September 19, 2016 Various fixes no
Alpha 7.4 Septmber 13, 2016 Various fixes no
Alpha 7.3 August 31, 2016 Various fixes no
Alpha 7.2 August 19, 2016 Various fixes, renaming of internal map names (relevant for server admins only) no
Alpha 7.1 August 10, 2016 Various fixes no
Alpha 7.0 August 7, 2016 Major update - added: vehicles (finally!) and vehicle claiming system, logistic system, new weapons, new map Yehorivka, new US Army soldier models; changes: UI, kits, deploaybles, weapon damages; update to Unreal Engine 4.12; see also release preview started
Alpha 6.5 July 21, 2016 Small fixes no
Alpha 6.4 June 23, 2016 Various fixes no
Alpha 6.3 June 7, 2016 Various fixes no
Alpha 6.2 June 3, 2016 Small fixes no
Alpha 6.1 May 27, 2016 Small fixes no
Alpha 6.0 May 26, 2016 Major update - added: deployable M2A1, map Gorodok, founder's weapon skins; changes: various gameplay change, map updates, UI; optimizations; update to Unreal Engine 4.11 started
Alpha 5.3 April 26, 2016 Fix no
Alpha 5.2 April 12, 2016 Some fixes, tournament mode added done
Alpha 5.1 March 28, 2016 Many fixes, small UI changes no
Alpha 5.0 March 22, 2016 Many changes to UI and map updates, balance and performance optimizations, many fixes started
Alpha 4.2 ???, 2016 Changes to map UI, various fixes no
Alpha 4.1 ???, 2016 Various fixes no
Alpha 4.0 February 2, 2016 Added: Easy Anti-Cheat (EAC), Dome of Defense, bleed; many gameplay changes (kits, roles, equipments, weapons, rally point); and more started
Alpha 3.11 not startednuary 15, 2016 Various fixes no
Alpha 3.10 not startednuary 15, 2016 Various fixes no
Alpha 3.9 not startednuary 12, 2016 Various fixes no
Alpha 3.8 December 24, 2015 Many fixes no
Alpha 3.7 December 19, 2015 Various fixes no

Closed Alpha[ | ]

The Closed Alpha started on September 26, 2015 and ended with the Alpha on Steam Early Access on December 15, 2015.

Version Release date Highlights Wiki Update
Alpha 3.6 December ???, 2015 Various fixes, temporarily removed founders skins no
Alpha 3.5 December ???, 2015 Map updates, various fixes done
Alpha 3.4 December ???, 2015 Added new map Chora, various fixes done
Alpha 3.3 December ???, 2015 Many map updates, gameplay changes and fixes done
Alpha 3.2 December ???, 2015 Various fixes no
Alpha 3.1 December ???, 2015 (No release notes found) ???
Alpha 3.0 December 4, 2015 Major update - added: Squad moved to Steam, new faction Russian Ground Forces, new maps Fool's Road, Sumari Bala and Jensen's Range, role limitations, and many more; changes: many; update to Unreal Engine 4.10 done
... ... ... ...
Alpha 1.0 September 26, 2015 Major update - added: bleeding heartbeat sounds, Main menu music by Alkali, new gunfire and reload sounds for several weapons, more footstep sounds and bullet impact sounds, rocket flyby sounds and many more updates and fixes, changes: many yes

Closed Pre-Alpha[ | ]

Version Release date Highlights Wiki Update
PreAlpha v4 Build 1776 August 7, 2015 Hotfix - many bugfixes; changes: several yes
PreAlpha v3 Build 1710 August 1, 2015 Major update - added: teamkill notification, ability to go prone, health indication while healing, new maps Kohat Sunrise and Kohat Conquest and many more updates and bugfixes; changes: many yes
Build 1566 July 24, 2015 Major update - added: 'ShowNextMap' console command for all players, LAT Kit to the US Army, ammo crates to all main bases + map icon for the ammo crate, new Kohat flag layer, sound delay by distance (Speed of Sound simulation), 'ChatToAdmin' console command and many more updates and bugfixes; changes: many yes
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