Offworld Industries has announced the launch of Modding 2.0, the next generation of tools built to enhance the way modders share their work with the Squad community. The team has also revealed the Canadian Armed Forces, a faction that originally started as a mod, as the first official free DLC coming soon to Squad.
As the press release reads, Canadian Armed Forces mark Offworld’s first step towards including community created content into Squad’s base game. This free expansion adds additional weapons, vehicles, and more, giving one of the world’s most well known armies some well-deserved spotlight. Additionally, the update includes two Canadian maps, Quebec and Nanisivik, featuring snowy environments built for intense combined-arms combat.
Showcasing what Squad’s new modding SDK can do is Space Crew – a total conversion mod inspired by classic sci-fi thrillers. Players take the role of a Survivor who must work carefully with their team to solve puzzles and survive. Make a wrong move, and they’ll become prey to a menacing creature known only as the Raptor.
Dustin Ross, Director of Customer Experience at Offworld Industries, said:
“We knew the moment we saw Canadian Armed Forces that it was going to be something special. It was only natural for us to reach out and give them the support they needed to continue creating quality work. Offworld Industries lives and dies by our community so we want to ensure they have the tools they need to succeed. With the launch of Modding 2.0, we’re positive Canadian Armed Forces will be the first of many great community projects we will incorporate into Squad.”