I see so many complaints about stacked teams so I had to offer some advice.
I usually play in a 5-man stack and the #1 difference I notice between playing in a squad and playing solo is not communication, but support. Solo players just don’t bother to help each other.
I cannot tell you how many times I die as a solo player and, on the death cam, I see there was a teammate right next to me who could not bother to shoot his weapon, switch guns, or even pop his head out from cover. It’s like you guys are just waiting for a teammate to die in his 1V so that you can step up to the plate next. Do you think stacked teams are doing that?
When I am in a stack, it’s common for us to play for several hours and only lose once or twice. The people who beat us are not necessarily teams, it’s usually talented solo players who are MARKING, SWITCHING WEAPONS, CROSSING, RUNNING IN PAIRS, THROWING SMOKES FOR EACH OTHER, etc, etc. This means you need to be situationally aware and TacCom to see who is doing what.
This makes a nightmare for stacked teams; really good solo players who help each other and roll in pairs. Teams usually spread out so if solos help each other and roll together, the stack starts to collapse.
I’m not a great player but there’s a reason I’m usually the strat guy for squads I play with and I hope this observation helps someone.