Microsoft has announced that the co-op shooter Aliens: Fireteam Elite is headed to Xbox Game Pass this December. The standard edition of the game will launch on 14 December for free and all Xbox Game Pass subscribers can download and enjoy shooting xenomorphs in the head.
The launch of Aliens: Fireteam Elite on Xbox Game Pass also coincides with the rollout of the Season 2 content. Season 2: Point Defense marks the release of new content for Aliens: Fireteam Elite. The free update comes with new weapons, attachments and a new game mode called Point Defense. In this mode, players will have to run around and protect three objects that activate at certain times during a match. When activated, Xenomorphs swarm at it and try and destroy them. Players need to prevent this from happening.
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The Point Defense mode arrives with a range of consumables players can purchase to help defend their points while also earning rewards for completing specific levels.
“We’re seeing an increase in xeno activity at the LV-895 ruins. Swarms are drawn by three Engineer devices. When they activate, xenos attack them. We believe those Engineer “Objects” stabilize the ground beneath the ruins. The moon is now entering a period of geologic instability – if we don’t keep them running, the ruins will collapse.” – Cpl Savane
Challenge your Fireteam with a new survival-based defensive game mode where you must protect, repair, and hold 3 strategic points through attack waves from the xenomorph threat. Use Fabrication Points earned during each wave to buy temporary Consumables and help your team survive the next attack. As you succeed at various difficulty levels, you’ll unlock all 13 new attachments, the “Come at me” “Noodle Arms” and “Cower” emotes, the ferocious Dragon decal in all 3 colors (Vermillion, Azure, and White), and the spine-chilling Exoskeletal Laminate colorway.
Aliens: Fireteam Elite is also getting a Lifetime Stats feature that will let players keep track of their gameplay stats across each class. There are also four new weapons including a plasma rifle, microburst heavy weapon, gas-powered Vol and revolver.
You can read all about the Aliens: Fireteam Elite Season 2 content here. If you aren’t sure what the game is about, catch up on our review here or watch it below. We loved the game and thought it made for a great co-op time.
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