Can Squad Be Played Offline?(or single player)

an in-game screenshot of Squad

If you enjoy tactical games, you will love playing Squad. The game offers a peak mil-sim experience that encourages tactics and teamwork. In fact, Squad is all about communicating and coordinating with the other squad mates in order to capture objectives. However, the game is only available online.

Squad can only be played online. The game doesn’t use AI (artificial intelligence) bots and only focuses on PvP (player vs. player) gameplay. Squad is all about getting in teams with other players and working together to take down the enemies. If you want to play Squad offline to master the guns and the different roles that the game offers such as marksman, for example, you can use the Shooting Range server. This is the “training mode” for Squad, and it provides players with access to every gun they want, but they are stuck alone on a shooting range.

Even though Squad can’t be played offline, you can still enter a special mode that will help hone your skills so that you are ready to join teams of other players.

Can Squad Be Played Offline?

Squad can’t be played offline. The game was designed from the get-go to be played with other people. As the name of the game implies, Squad is all about teaming up and working as a cohesive unit. Even though it would be cool to have a mode where you can go in solo and take out enemy compounds, it’s not available. The game doesn’t feature AI support and from the looks of it, the developers are not planning on introducing AI anytime soon.

Did you know you can play Squad with a controller? I wrote a full guide that shows how to do this.

The reason why the developers of Squad don’t want to introduce bots or an offline mode is because the game is designed to encourage teaming up with other players. In fact, the game shines in moments when a competent Squad Leader can organize a team of strangers to work together and capture objectives. This is that special and immersive experience that Squad offers and other mil-sim games do not. If you are afraid of getting started in Squad and playing online, my advice is to just jump into the fray. Choose a server that says “Friendly players welcomed” and you will certainly have a good time.

How to Access the Offline “Shooting Range”

Whether you are a veteran or have just installed Squad on your PC and want to first test the weapons before getting into an online game you can do so by checking out the Shooting Range. This is a special mode that allows players to shoot weapons, rockets, and even throw grenades. The mode is offline, and you can access it from the server browser. Here is how you do it:

  • Launch Squad;
  • Select “Shooting Range” from the Main Menu;
  • You can now choose whatever weapon you want to try and shoot it on the range.

Can You Play Squad Single Player?

You can play Squad single player. In fact, the game does a fantastic job of helping people find new friends. This works because all players need to join squads where they are teamed up with strangers. This is why it’s actually better to play Squad single player because you will not be confident to discord, and instead, you will get to chat with multiple people.

What is the Size of Squad Game on PC?

screenshot showing Squad size on PC

Squad is 74.1GB on PC. However, it’s important to mention that Squad is constantly updated by the developers with fresh content and gameplay improvements. Therefore, the GB size of Squad on PC might get bigger in the future. Right now, I have the game installed via Steam on my PC and it’s 74.1GB.

Final Words

Sadly, Squad can’t be played offline because there are no bots. You can only check out the shooting range in offline mode where you can shoot all the weapons that the game has to offer. However, Squad communities are very friendly to new players. They are always looking forward to meeting like-minded people and even have set up special training servers. This is why I encourage everyone who wants to give Squad a try to join servers that say “New Players Welcome” in their taglines.

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