Survivor squads are collections of Survivors that give a boost to your F.O.R.T. Stats. Each squad consists of one Lead Survivor and seven "subordinate" Survivors. Stat bonuses scale with the combined power level of all survivors in the squad. Extra bonuses are granted for matching the Leader's job with the designated job for the Squad, and for matching the personality of subordinate survivors with their Leads. Matching the Leader with the correct Squad Job doubles the power level of the Lead Survivor.
Slotting survivors into Squads increases the player's F.O.R.T. Stats. Each squad is assigned a stat that it increases.
F.O.R.T. Stat Increases
The F.O.R.T. stats contributed by Survivor Squads are determined by the cumulative Power Level of all survivors in each squad. Further, a variety of bonuses from matching survivors' Jobs and Personalities augments the Survivors' power levels when placed inside a Squad.
If the Lead survivor's Job attribute matches the Job of the squad, the power level for the lead survivor is doubled.
If a subordinate (non-lead) survivor has the same Personality trait as the leader of their team, the subordinate gains a flat power level bonus depending on the rarity of the lead survivor. For Mythic Leads, failing to match a subordinate to the Lead results in a stat penalty. This penalty can not reduce the Power Level of a Survivor below 0.
In addition to their personalities, each subordinate survivor is randomly assigned a Set Bonus. By assigning multiple survivors with the same set bonus to the same squad, the player can gain additional stat bonuses.
A portion of each player's total F.O.R.T. stats is shared with their teammates.
Party Shared stats are determined by taking the individual power levels of each survivor in a squad (including the leader), dividing by 5, and rounding down. This is done on a survivor by survivor basis. So a single power level 15 survivor will add 3 Party Shared points, while two survivors with power levels of 7 & 8 will only add 2 Party Shared points, even though their total power levels add to 15.