posted on November 7, 2017
Veterans are at the very heart of Squad: they’re at the heart of both the team and the community. We simply wouldn’t have Squad without our veterans. With that in mind, we’re looking forward to another Veterans Day celebration in conjunction with Stack-Up.org.
On Saturday, November 11th, 2017, we’ll be showing off some of the best Squad has to offer and what’s changed since last year. You’ll be able to get a glimpse of some of the hottest competition in Squad, chat with Offworld developers, and maybe even snag some prizes. Best of all, Stack-Up is a charity that’s by gamers, for gamers. Ain’t nothin’ wrong with that! So join us on November 11 for the Stack-Up for Veterans Day. We’re honored to be part of the action!
We’ll be kicking things off at 10:00 AM PST and running until about 8:00 PM PST.
With the help of our amazing streaming partners, here are some of the highlights:
For our international squaddies that won’t be able to tune in: be sure to submit your questions for the development team in advance! All you need to do is comment in the related thread with your questions about mapping, modding, Squad development, or Squad developers. Video will available after the event, so you can check out the answers at a more reasonable hour with a proper cuppa.
The Offworld Industries team will be pledging $10,000 USD to Stack-Up and we are aiming to match that in donations over the course of our charity campaign. You can, of course, also make a small donation via Squad merch. ($5 of every item purchased goes to support Stack-Up.) Be sure to order before December 15th to get your order in time for the holidays.
In conjunction with the November 11th Stack-Up event, Squad will be running a Steam free weekend and 50% off sale from Thursday November 9th at 10 AM PST to Sunday November 13th at 1PM PST. This will be a great chance to finally pile all your friends into a BTR (or a BTR) of your choice and hit the battlefield. We are extremely excited for everyone to get a taste of all the improvements since last year!
Along with the free weekend, we’re working with our hosting partners Bluefang, Fragnet, HostHavoc, Gamerzhost, PingPerfect, and Vilayer to ensure we are ready to rock for the influx of new squadmates.
Please help us in welcoming them and helping everyone get their boots on the ground.
The Squad community is filled with veterans of all generations and we are very fortunate to have the opportunity to play our game with them on a regular basis. They’ve become the backbone of many of the best communities and clans and we greatly appreciate their passion for Squad. We have four of our own who have served in various roles for their respective militaries and it is the least we can do to show our commitment to them as developers and partners.
Our hope is that by becoming a fundamental pillar of Stack-up, Squad and its community can start to effect change on a larger scale and encourage others to do the same. Together we succeed!
On November 11th, we hope to see you at the charity drive to support Stack-Up and honor all those that dedicate their life to service.
Special thanks to our streaming partners that made this event possible. They include, but are not limited to CCFN, ISKT, NAS, Squad Ops, DesmoLocke, Haynick31, runningDuck, and everyone who’s given their time and love to Squad.