Arqade is a question and answer site for passionate videogamers on all platforms. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

Most of the times (always?) there is an icon next to the squad leader's name (see picture below). I'm not talking about the class icon which is visible for all squad members, but rather the icon between the class icon and the name. Sometimes this is a star but I've also seen it be what looks like an ammo clip as well as a bomb blast or something.

It seems to indicate some sort of upgrade the user has attached but I'm not sure I'm correct. An also, what is the reasoning behind:

  • What upgrade is shown - you typically have multiple upgrade/perks available at any given time
  • Why only for the squad leader? Isn't it just as interesting to see this information for all members of the squad?

Battefield 3 HUD

(note: I found this image online, it looks slightly different on my ps3)

share|improve this question
I saw that question but I am also asking about the other icons that can be there instead of the star – Isak Savo Nov 13 '11 at 11:16
up vote 12 down vote accepted

If it is a star, then it means that they are the squad leader. If it is an ammo clip or something like that, then that means that this person has a squad perk equipped.

So, in order on the above picture, we have:

  • Squad Sprint
  • Squad Flak
  • Squad Explosives
  • Squad Cover
  • Squad Suppression
  • Squad Frags
  • Squad Ammo
share|improve this answer
Aha, thanks.. Could you elaborate on what those squad perks are and I'll be happy to accept this answer. – Isak Savo Nov 13 '11 at 11:17
Nice. Thanks for explaining – Isak Savo Nov 13 '11 at 14:04
See this question for further info on squad perks – DrFish Jan 15 '13 at 15:49

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.