With the free weekend upon us, we wanted to make sure it was as easy as possible for you all to get in game. The nature of early access and alpha means there may be rough edges, but we have some fixes for common issues new players encounter.
How the heck do I join the game?
Once you're in game, hit your Enter key to bring up the spawn and kit selection menu. Choose your role, join a squad, pick a safe place to spawn, and let your squad leader know you're ready for business!
So many buttons. What do?
Observe, grasshopper. The Quick Start Guide is friend to all squaddies.
Black screen on launch
Our number one recommendation is: be (a little) patient. Loading Squad can take a few minutes on some machines. Installing Squad on an SSD can speed this up.
If a few minutes go by and your system is unresponsive, it might be time to check your drivers or verify your Squad installation. (See below.)
Squad won't start, or crashes
We highly recommending verifying your game data, especially if you already had Squad installed prior to patching. This can be done through game Properties in Steam. There's an illustrated guide here
for your convenience.
You may need to whitelist Squad in any antivirus software currently running to prevent crashing or stuttering.
I can't see most servers, or Squad crashes while using server browser
Not all networks are created equal, but there should be an easy fix. In Steam -> Settings -> In Game options, set "In-Game Server Browser: Max Pings/minute" to 500. You should have reliable access to servers now!
Should you encounter any issues with EAC during your weekend, repairing/reinstalling your EAC files should clear it up pretty dang quick. For help with that, check out the illustrated guide here
Untrusted system file
We get it, some files have to earn your trust.
Open your command line (Start -> Command Prompt) and run this command: sfc /scannow/
This will verify your trusted system files and replace any corrupted/altered system files that may be causing you a headache.
I have a thirst for knowledge no quick reference can slake!
Well, look at you! You are obviously going places! The first of which should be this guide
by SgtHerhi. It has all the information you need to deploy fully prepared.
Good luck and stay safe!