Squad: Players Can Now Express Themselves Using Emotes and Gestures in Update v4.2

Update v4.2
Update v4.2 Offworld Industries

Have you been clamoring for a way to communicate with your teammates in Squad using emotes and gestures? Well, now you can with the recently released Update v4.2!

Emotes in Squad are full-body animations that, when executed, will show a third-person display of your character. Doing anything like jumping or crouching interrupts emotes, however. It is important to note that emotes can only be used if you’re on the main base or during the staging phase to prevent any unintended advantages.

In contrast, gestures are hand movements that you can use anywhere on the battlefield. Unlike emotes, gestures happen in first-person view. You can move while doing gestures, though firing your weapon or aiming down sights disrupts them.

Wave Hello Emote
Wave Hello Emote Offworld Industries

That said, you will receive the “Wave Hello'' emote, as well as the “Point Forward” and “Move Out” gestures for free after updating to the latest version of the game. You can also get the “Recruit Pack'' from the in-game store as an added bonus. This contains the Salute and Shrug emotes, in addition to the “Come Here” and “Thumbs Up” gestures.

You can equip these by heading to the customize screen on the main menu and clicking on them. All emotes you have equipped will be denoted by a yellow checkmark.

Once that is done, all you have to do is simply press X and a radial menu pops up, where you can select the emote/gesture you want to use.

Emote Radial Menu
Emote Radial Menu Offworld Industries

If you want more, you can purchase the Grunt and R&R packs for $3.99. They contain the following:

  • Emotes
    • Slow Clap
  • Gestures
    • Horns
    • Finger Snap
    • Fist and Palm
    • High Ready
  • Emotes
    • Facepalm
  • Gestures
    • Finger Wag
    • Applause
    • Shh
    • Hang Loose

Update v4.2 brings some map updates and bug fixes as well, including:

  • Black Coast
    • Minor visual fixes
  • Chora
    • Minor visual fixes
  • Fallujah
    • Fixed an issue where a weapon cache would spawn floating in the air on Insurgency v1
    • Fixed an issue that caused water splash VFX to display inappropriately while shooting inside tunnels
  • Gorodok
    • Added obstruction to an exploitable spot for radio placement
    • Minor visual fixes
  • Harju
    • Fixed an issue where defender and attack staging zone text was incorrect on Invasion v5
    • Added new loading screen music
  • Kohat
    • Updated the minimap
    • Fixed an issue where PLA players were mistakenly able to build the HJ8 ATGM
  • Lashkar
    • Fixed a bug that allowed PLA SLs to use the buddy rally feature and the commander to use CO abilities near vehicles on Invasion v4

So, what can you say about the new emotes and gestures in Squad Update v4.2?

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