What started as a Project Reality mod for Battlefield 2 ended up as its own game after 6 years: Squad. The game was developed by the Canadian studio Offworld Industries. It is a realistic tactical first-person shooter, which is set in today’s modern times.

Basic server configuration

Create backup

You can create backups for your GPORTAL server if you want to. You receive free storage space for saving your game play.

Note Please note that backups are not created automatically.

How to create a backup via the web interface:

  1. Log on to our website
  2. Click on “My Servers” in the menu on the left
  3. Select the desired server
  4. Click on “Backup” in the “Administration” menu on the left
  5. Click on “Create Backup
  6. The server stops for the backup
  7. After creating the backup, the server restarts automatically

How can I find my SQUAD-server ingame?

In SQUAD there are two different server browsers. Here we explain the difference and how your server is visible in the different browsers.

Server browser

In order to display your server in this list, it is necessary to obtain a license key from the game developer. You have to apply for one here: https://master.joinsquad.com/serverlicense

As soon as your server application has been accepted, you can enter the licence key in the basic settings, save it and restart the server. Your server will now be displayed in the normal server browser. 

ImportantPlease make sure that you have at least two layers in the map selection


If you do not want to apply or your application for a license key was rejected, your server can still be displayed in the custom browser. 

ImportantPlease make sure that you have at least two layers in the map selection. If there are no players on your server, you must also select the filter “Show empty Servers”

How can I add mods to my SQUAD server?

In the following, we would like to explain step-by-step how to transfer your mods from your PC to your server.

  • First stop your server
  • Open the path to your Steam Workshop folder on your PC
  • Search there for the mod folder you want to upload to your dedicated server
  • As soon as you have found it, copy it to your server
    (To connect to your server, use an FTP tool such as Filezilla)
  • Create a “Plugins” folder on the server under:
    (you may already have this folder)
  • The path should then look like this:
  • Create a “Mods” folder within the plugins folder
  • The path will look like this:
  • Copy the actual mod folder from your PC, on which the mod is already located, into the “Mods” folder of your server
  • Now start your server