Aliens: Fireteam Elite is a pretty alright game: not too bold, not too intelligent, however taking the swarm shooter blueprint out of your Left 4 Deads and Vermintides and executing it properly sufficient. Now, the co-op squaddie shooter is getting a Season Two launch on December 14.
The spotlight among the many freebies inaugurating Season Two is a brand new sport mode, Level Defence. Based mostly on the dev blog description, it is a wave survival mode by which you should defend and restore three separate management factors. Between every wave you get to make use of Fabrication Factors to purchase consumables and defensive bits like turrets and traps. Appears like enjoyable, even when it does sound type of much like the sport’s present Horde mode.
Aside from that, Season Two can even deliver a bunch of cosmetics, weapons, attachments, and a Lifetime Stats function that allows you to preserve observe of what number of xenos you sprinkle with every package.
When you’re actually dedicated, you’ll be able to seize the Nostromo Salvage Pack for $10, which incorporates 25 beauty objects from the unique film (this is hoping it contains the unique xeno costume worn by Bolaji Badejo within the film, so you’ll be able to plip-plip aliens whereas wanting like one in all them). As with all of the paid DLC, the Nostromo Salvage Pack is free for homeowners of the Deluxe Version and the Endeavor Move.
All this could give Aliens: Fireteam Elite a lift to coincide with its arrival on Xbox Sport Move on December 14. After fairly a giant opening month, the sport at present solely has a few hundred concurrent players on Steam, who will quickly be joined by the Sport Move battalion.
The truth that it is coming to Sport Move only a few months after launch may counsel the sport’s not performing in addition to writer Focus House Interactive had hoped. It does beg the query why crossplay is not being applied, particularly in a co-op sport the place there is not any aggressive benefit to be gained by taking part in with keyboard and mouse.
On the intense facet, it is good to see that the terrible matchmaking that blighted the game when I reviewed it has been largely fastened, and it now has a Quickplay function that throws you right into a random mission alongside on-line gamers.
Gear up, Marines!