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Black Squad

Black Squad is a modern military lobby based tactical shooter with a handful of game modes ranging from traditional team deathmatch to more exotic VIP defense.

Publisher: Neowiz Games
Playerbase: Medium
Type: Tactical Shooter
Release Date: Summer, 2017 (NA CBT)
Pros: +Smooth gameplay. +Visceral sound effects. +Permanent weapons.
Cons: -Few weapons compared to other shooters. -Minimal customization.

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Overview

Black Squad Overview

Black Squad is an Unreal Engine 3 powered tactical shooter developed and published by Neowiz Games. It aims to compete with other lobby based Korean tactical shooters like CrossFire and Alliance of Valiant Arms. Like other tactical shooters players earn money by playing games and use it to purchase new weapons to use on the battlefield. Play each round as either the Vipers (Terrorists) or the Peacekeapers (UN Backed Counter-Terrorists) across multiple maps and game modes.

Black Squad Key Features:

  • Varied Game Modes Enjoy 10+ unique game modes from traditional team deathmatch / demolition to more exotic VIP defense.
  • Stat Tracking – Track your individual performance (KDR/Dmg/Headshots/etc) with each individual weapon.
  • Quickplay Matchmaking – Skip the pesky server lobby and find a match quickly.
  • Familiar Gameplay / Interface - Inspired by traditional Korean based lobby shooters like AvA and Combat Arms.

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System Requirements

Black Squad System Requirements

Minimum Requirements:

Operating System: Windows 7 64 Bit
CPU: Core 2 Duo 2.2 GHz / AMD Athlon 64 X2 2.66 GHz
Video Card: GeForce 8600 or GT 630 / Radeon HD 6750
RAM: 2 GB
Hard Disk Space: 5 GB

Recommended Requirements:

Operating System: Windows 7 64 Bit
CPU: Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz / AMD Athlon Phenom X4 820
Video Card: GTX 560 / Radeon 7790
RAM: 4 GB
Hard Disk Space: 5 GB

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Additional Info

Black Squad Additional Information

Developer: NS Studio
Publisher: NeoWiz, NeoBricks
Game Engine: Unreal Engine 3

Release Dates:

Korea: November 2014
Indonesia: June 2015 (PT.Kreon)
Japan: November 2016 (NHN Hangame)
Global Closed Beta 1: July 13 - July 15, 2017 (3 Days)
Global Closed Beta 2: July 20 - July 22, 2017 (3 Days)
Steam Early Access: July 28, 2017

Development History / Background:

Black Squad is a first person tactical shooter developed by NS Studio. Development on Black Squad began soon after the studio was founded in Seongnam South Korea in September of 2011. A distribution contract was signed with NeoWiz in 2012, and a closed beta followed two years later in August of 2014. Live servers officially opened in November of the same year. An Indoesian version was launched in June 2015, followed by a Japanese version in November 2016. Finally, a Steam version serving North America, South America, Europe, and the rest of Asia entered Early Access on July 28, 2017. Black Squad has enjoyed enormous success on Steam, with over 3 million downloads within 3 months of its release.

  • ivan_

    "Cons: -Few weapons compared to other shooters"

    "Weapon Variety – the game boasts over 250 weapons, many of which can be customized"

    Which is it? Will remove comment when (if?) review gets updated

    • Fixed. Thanks for the correction. Was a sloppy mistake - copied / pasted the Combat Arms overview as a template for this one and didn't remove a couple of the key points from that game.

      Also appreciate pointing out the mistakes. I get an email every time a comment is made and read them all!

  • Unknown

    It's a fun fast paced game in my mind. I miss the 8 vs 8 team concepts where you are dependent on a team as well as play a crucial role in a win.

    But they have to increase the map sizes, it is just was to CQC

  • TianlanSha

    Currently the go-to free FPS out there.

  • SirTankalot

    Eh?, Black Squad's been out in Korea since 2008? I remember some post I read somewhere saying it's been out for "three years" which would still only put it at 2014 at the earliest. Yeah i know its common for these kinds of games but I didn't think it was *that* old.

    Also according to Valve's Steam database, the game launched on July 28, 2017 on Steam. Typo?

  • Zariarn

    Just started this game today. Lots of fun. Other than Dirty Bomb and TF2, this may be one of the best F2P shooters for me.

  • ivan_

    While the primary weapons are available for permanent purchase, grenades are rental. Pass.