posted on February 6, 2024
This update introduces a new map to Squad, the Sanxian Islands, as well as improvements and fixes for the Server Browser.
The Sanxian Islands hold great strategic importance in the Pacific region due to their coastal location and the potential for pre-existing industrial infrastructure to be repurposed for military use. The occupation of this island by a regional force has made for rapid construction of new military facilities including a radar station and helicopter base.
Sanxian Islands is a level that focuses heavily on Infantry warfare, with lush forests, industrial zones, and claustrophobic villages. The use of amphibious vehicles and helicopters allows for high flexibility in the transportation of infantry between locations, but infantry can stand on their own by sneaking through the jungle and shallow waterways that connect the chain of islands.
Sanxian Islands Map Layers
System & Gameplay Updates
Server Browser Improvements
With the 7.0 update, we swapped to using Epic Online Services. Unfortunately, this limits the amount of servers that can be returned per search to 200. With Steam, this number was much higher, usually returning all active servers. Previously we would filter these results on the client side rather than have Steam’s backend return pre-filtered results. We’ve been working on addressing this and for this update, we’ve added the following filters to the server search query:
We are still working on moving the tag system filters to the EOS query, but it’s taking more time than anticipated. We’ll be releasing that fix in a future update.
General Bug Fixes
Mod SDK Update