The Squad Shield is a portable energy shield that protects users from blaster fire and other energy weapons.
The shield projects a translucent spherical barrier around the player when deployed. When activated, it is capable of absorbing and negating blaster fire (Excluding the Cycler Rifle and Scatter Gun). The shield can only absorb a limited amount of damage. In the event that either the shield takes too much fire, the inner generator is destroyed, or a new shield is placed, the inner generator will erupt into a small explosion, causing the shield to retract and rendering the shield useless.
Behind the scenesEdit
When the game was first released, the shield used to be vulnerable to any kind of explosive in addition to kinetic weapons. So basically if a player set down a shield right next to an uplink in Walker Assault, most likely a hoard of grenades would be thrown directly into the player's position. This has now been changed so that the shield deflects grenades from passing through.
- The Squad Shield excels at covering objectives. Effective placement of the squad shield can make a defense nigh-impenetrable.
- When inside a squad shield, keep an eye out for enemies equipped with Cycler Rifles, as these weapons can penetrate shields.
- When being faced down by an AT-ST, the Squad Shield can offer at least some protection from the walker's cannons, opening an opportunity for counterattack.