A waypoint is a feature available to Squad Leaders accessed by viewing the select map to give a visual marker to their squad. It is placed by pressing the X button (and can be removed with the Square button) to direct a squad to a certain location. Although no FRAGO bonus is awarded for following the squad leader's waypoint, it can help direct tactical maneuvers which may help the side to victory.
The waypoint can be used by a squad leader without a microphone to salvage a minor tactical edge in battle, although this is not recommended. Waypoints can also be used to tell a squad leader's subordinates which path to take; instead of blindly charging into the fray the squad members could be told to flank around through use of a waypoint.