Squad Wiki

The map gives you an overview of the terrain, the position of your team and squad members and the game's objectives.

Tip: Using the map helps greatly to distinguish between friend and foe. Look in the direction where you are seeing soldiers; then check this area on the map and see if there are any friendlies. If not, it must be enemies.

There are three different versions of the map a player can use.

Map[ | ]

Map overview

When in-game, press M to bring up the map. Use N or ScrollWheel to cycle through zoom levels of the map. While the map is up, you can fully control your in-game character. Please note that the spawn screen provides similar functionality as the map but also allows you to use your mouse on the map.

Deployment Menu[ | ]

Spawn screen map

This map can be opened using Enter. This shows the same information as when you spawn but does not let you choose class or a spawn point.

Commander Map[ | ]

Commander Map

This map can be opend using Caps Lock. This map is typically used by commanders or squad leaders to get an overview of the current game and add markers.

Reading Map Coordinates[ | ]

The map is covered with two sets of coordinate grids, a larger grid with alphabetic and numerical coordinates and a small grid that is called "keypad" and is read from 1 to 9 like the numerical keypad on your PC keyboard.

7 8 9
4 5 6
1 2 3

When calling out coordinates you do this like this: B9, keypad 5 - 5. If you really want to be fancy, you can use the military alphabet when calling out coordinates, e.g. Bravo Nine, keypad Five-Five.

Distances on the different grids are shown in the lower right-hand corner of the map.

If you hover with your mouse over a grid you will see the actual position of your mouse. When you open the minimap by running you will see your player Position on the left up corner.


Map options[ | ]

Near the top right of the map menu there is a menu for the Map Options

Map Options General
There are 8 options available to change and toggle to make the map easier to read or tweak just the way you like it.
Map Options Spawns
Toggles highlighting spawn icons and prevents the user from clicking on them to spawn. The user will instead have to use the spawn select menu.
Map Options FOBRadii
Toggles viewing the building and radio distance radii's on all Forward Operating Bases.
Map Options SupplyPoints
Toggles viewing the supply points on the Forward Operating Bases.
Map Options SLOrders Toggles viewing orders of all other squad leaders. (Only available to squad leaders)
Map Options RolesIcons Toggles viewing roles as player icons. Instead of the small kites players will show up as their roles.
Map Options GridOpacity
Change the Grid Line Opacity. Here you can change how visible the grid lines are, from not visible to completely black.
Map Options LineOpacity
Change the Objective Line Opacity. Here you can change how visible the lines from one point to another are, from not visible to completely black.
Map Options IconScaling
Change the scaling for the map icons, making them bigger or smaller.

Map markers and icons[ | ]

On the map you see a lot of useful information.

Map icon self
You will see your own character on the map as a yellow arrow indicating the direction you are currently looking at.
SL PlayerLine
When your Squadlead places a marker on the map a line will be drawn from your player to said marker to make orientation easier.
Map icon sqdldr
The largest player icon with a number in it, is your SL. The number is the squad number – for more information see Squad Management.
Map icon medic
The player icon with red crosses in their centers are medics.
Map icon grunt
Other players have just a plain player icon.
Map squads sample
Players of your squad have green icons, all others are blue.
Map flags
Flags: Grey flags are neutral and can be captured by a single player. Flags owned by a team require at least 3 players to capture.
Icon player name
  • When you mouse-over a character you will see his name, his squad number, his fire team and his role.
  • Please note that the mouse can only be moved on the map of the spawn screen (open with Enter).
Hovering vehicle name
  • Vehicles will have a number next to them indicating the squad they belong to.
  • When you mouse-over a vehicle you will see all player names, squad numbers, fire teams and all roles inside.
  • Please note that the mouse can only be moved on the map of the spawn screen (open with Enter).
Main Base: These are team spawn points that are always available to you on the map. They are the safest, but furthest away from the fight.
Icon main
Example: Russian base with an ammo crate.
Icon main Names help in communicating positions and situations to other team members.
Icon attack The next flag your team can cap is indicated with this attack marker. This flag is often just called "attack flag".
Icon defend The last flag your team capped is indicated with this defense marker. This flag is often just called "defense flag".
Map rp
Map icon rp
Rally Points (RPs): These are squad only spawn points. Green RPs indicate it is your squads RP and can be spawned on by selecting it. Blue RPs are not spawn able, as they are other squads RPs.
Map icon fob inactive
Forward Operating Bases: These are placed by a squad leader near a logistics truck or helicopter and provide the means to build other emplacements such as spawn bunkers.
Deployable hab
Spawn Bunkers (HABs) are team spawn points. Beware, if enemies come close you will not be able to spawn!
Map icon ammo Ammo crates are shown on the map with this icon.
Deployable repairstation
Repair stations are shown on the map with this icon.

Tactical markers[ | ]

SLs and Fire Team Leaders can place map marks on the the map for the entire team to see. The following types of markers exist:

  • Team markers / Request resupply (yellow)
  • Squad orders (green)
  • Enemy position markers (red)

To place a marker, open the spawn screen by pressing Enter, click the Right-Mouse-Button at the location on the map where you want to place a marker, then select the marker you want to place (mouse-over "PH" to show the enemy position markers). Markers will remain visible on the map for 5 minutes.

SL map 1
  • SL marker menu
    • Team markers
    • Squad orders
    • Point of Interest marker
    • Enemy position markers
SL map 2
  • Team markers
    • FOB creation point
    • Mortar fire mission
    • Backup reinforcement
    • Pickup
    • Ammo resupply
    • Constructions resupply
SL map 3
  • Squad orders
    • Move to this location
    • Attack this location
    • Build at this location
    • Defend this location
    • Scout/observe this location
SL map 9
  • Path
    • Draw Friendly Path
SL map 4
Enemy position markers
  • Infantry units:
    • Machine Gunner
    • Marksman
    • Light Anti-Tank
    • Heavy Anti-Tank
SL map 5
  • Light vehicles:
    • Light vehicle
    • AT light vehicle
    • Transport vehicle
    • Truck
    • Logistic truck
    • Motorbike
SL map 6
  • Heavy vehicles
    • Wheeled APC
    • Wheeled IFV
    • Tracked APC
    • Tracked IFV
    • Tank
    • Anti-Air Artillery
SL map 7
  • FOB & Emplacements
    • Spawn Bunker
    • Emplaced HMG
    • Emplaced AT
    • Mortar
SL map 10
  • Path
    • Draw Enemy Path
SL map 8
  • Mine

Every Squad Leader on your team can set down Team markers / Request resupply (yellow). Every soldier can see these markers. The FOB creation marker will show you the range of a FOB.

Fob range marker1

Some tactical markers, like the Waypoint marker, will have a corresponding icon on your compass, as shown below (see 'Order Marker Range Estimator'):

Compass breakdown

This icon will give you an estimated distance to the marker itself. However, as the distance to the marker increases, the indicator's accuracy will decrease. This deviation is defined by the following table:

Distance to Marker Distance Resolution
1-30M 1M
30-100M 5M
100-300M 10M
300 M + 50M

The distance is always rounded down. For example, if the Squad Leader places a Waypoint marker 249 meters away from you, the compass icon will display 200 meters.

The distance resolution on your compass is of particular importance when manning mortars. If you have a target 740 meters away and friendlies in line with that target that are 700 meters away, your Squad Leader may be placing a marker on the correct enemy position, but it will still show on your compass as being 700 meters away, and you will have a friendly fire incident.

See also[ | ]