Spawn Beacon can be deployed by squad leaders to provide a spawn location for their squad members. Spawning players are deployed via drop pod.
Spawn Beacon is a part of “Leadership Certifications”, located in the “Social” menu. It becomes available to players at BR10.
Spawn Beacons can be placed in any location with clear sky above it.
Upgrading the Spawn Beacon reduces the spawn cooldown, but even at maximum rank the respawn timer remains considerably longer than for other spawn options.
Placing a Spawn Beacon itself also has a considerable cooldown, but organized squads can play around that limitation, by promoting different squad members to squad leaders, so they can place their own Spawn Beacon.
This chat command:
Is often used to accelerate this process. Entering it will prompt the current squad leader if they wants to pass leadership to you. Players of organized outfit squads will often have this command stored in their Ctrl + C copy buffer, and then quickly paste it in chat when they need to drop a beacon.