A serious talk about squads

To preface this, I would like to say that I am not advocating that squads be removed from the game.

Now onto the point.

Eventually, we all need to address the elephant in the tarkov room: that squads are unfair in their current state. I know, I know, the game is meant to be asymmetric but that’s not the point. Taking on a geared player as a mere mosin man is asymmetric; playing against a four man gank squad that can use squad tactics, superior volume of fire, and even “enhanced” insurance techniques that involve carrying out gear from their fallen comrade(s) is straight up unfair.

There are plenty of highlight reels on this forum that show one unbelievably talented/kitted player taking out two, three, or even four player squads but the reality for the rest of the 99% of solo players is any time a chad squad is in our vicinity we either avoid, hide, or get vaporized by them. Need to do a quest in dorms? Well there goes your raid when you hear the three-man come a-knockin. Want to PVP? Well good luck with those odds if you hear multiple footsteps.

As I said at the beginning of the post, I’m not advocating for the removal of squads, just a rework. Make it so squads are put into raids with only other squads and give solo players the opportunity to choose between playing against only solo players or squads as well. As for the “enhanced” insurance thing, it is my firm belief that is completely broken. If squads aren’t changed in any meaningful way (like the above), squad members should NOT be able to carry out any gear their squad mates originally brought into the raid.

Thank you for hearing me out!

Please discuss.

Source: https://www.reddit.com/r/EscapefromTarkov/comments/iz4d42/a_serious_talk_about_squads/

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