The squad is the smallest group that can be formed in planetside. Squads are formed to:
- Share experience points during battles.
- Create a special chat for alerting your squad about threats, needs, and directions.
- Gain Command Experience Points (CEP) as the leader of a squad.
- Squad Leaders can place waypoints on the map assuming the Squad Leader has the appropriate Command Rank.
- Allow players to engage the enemy while close to teammates without fear of gaining Grief points.
- See waypoints that squadmates make using the Laze Pointer.
- Allow players to form up and work together by setting a Squad Home Base.
A squad can have a maximum of 10 people in the squad. Every kill by a member of the squad is shared with the rest of the squad as long as the other members are on the same continent as the kill. Squads also share base capture experience.