Fortification is one of the most important aspects of a good defense in Offworld’s Squad. Sadly, not a whole lot of people you meet in pubs lack the basic understanding of how fortifications work and how should they go about doing it. From this Squad Fortification Guide, you’ll be able to assess the value of a strategic position when it comes fortifying a point that’s likely to come under enemy assault.
Squad Fortification Guide
The first thing you need to do is to analyze the entirety of the area from where you’re defending. Everything from hills to forests, trees, and buildings can be used to by enemies as cover in their advances. Therefore, it’s important that you know about the terrain around your defense point.
With that out of the way, the next thing you’ll need to do is to set up your radio to get your hardpoint up. Try to place it either in a sealed building or in an area with loads of defenses. What you’re looking to do is to keep the areas around the radio as populated as you possibly can.
Doing so would prevent the enemy sappers from easily accessing it should your point get temporarily run over by enemies. This is something you need to keep in mind!
With your radio setup and all, the next step is setting up your HAB. As a general rule of thumb, your HAB needs to be right next to your radio if you think your hardpoint is likely to be attacked. Ideally, what you’re looking at is a building with at least 2 sides and an exit route.
What this will do is that it will prevent mortar rounds from enemies from sealing off your HAB and multiple sides will ensure that you’ve more flaking opportunities with fewer chances of being spawn trapped.
It’s also your job to know where your defenders will fight from. Remember how we said that scouting the areas around your flag was crucial? It all comes down to this. You need to have a good understanding of where your hardpoint lacks and try to make up for it.
You’ll also be required to make an educated guess about where the enemies will approach from and make necessary changes. One of the most important things, however, is to make sure that you aren’t blocking all the FOB exits. You need to place them strategically and in a way so as to force enemies to trickle in from the corridors from corners.
Lastly, do note that the best defense is the one which is flexible. You should never be rigid in your approach and be willing to push back and reform if need be. Likewise, a hardpoint isn’t based on a single FOB but multiple FOBs working in harmony to create a good defensive area.
You should also consider building fortifications in Squad if a defensive FOB is directly on a defense objective. You’ll come across some instances where people will walk away from the FOB in the same direction, allowing a Combat Engineer to sneak in from behind and take it out. In such a situation, it doesn’t really matter how many HESCOs you’ve or how many barbed wires surround the area.
We hope this Squad Fortification Guide helped you learn a thing or two about how a proper fortification needs to be. If you’ve any suggestions or queries, feel free to let us know!