Alien Swarm: Reactive Drop Players Can Now Equip Medals in Latest Update

Alien Swarm: Reactive Drop
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There’s a new update now available for the top-down multiplayer shooter Alien Swarm: Reactive Drop. This update allows players to equip medals from their Steam inventory. The medals will be shown in the lobbies next to their promotion and current level.

There are currently three medals that players can put on their Steam profile. The first one is awarded to those who participated in the Heroes of the Interstellar Armed Forces (given at the end of the season). The second medal is given to those who placed in the top 100 on the leaderboards.

The third can be earned by playing Team Fortress 2 and completing the "Ready for Duty" achievement. This achievement requires players to complete the training mode using each class in TF2.

The latest update for Alien Swarm: Reactive Drop also brings changes to the campaign. Here are some of them:


Jacob’s Rest: Landing Bay
  • Disallow director on spawners that spawn aliens from air or metal floor
  • Move some spawners so that spawned aliens aren't stuck in clips
  • Convert some nodes to marine hints, so that onslaught aliens aren't stuck
Jacob’s Rest: Cargo Elevator
  • Fix visible spawn animations of drones climbing out of the concrete floor
  • Prevent harvesters from appearing from the air near marines
Operation Cleansweep: Storage Facility
  • Fixed three doors existing in a quantum state where welding one could weld the others as well
  • Made a decorative door near the end of the mission indestructible
Research 7:
  • Fixed some places where aliens could fall through the floor
  • Fixed some invisible walls when rotating the camera
Research 7: Illyn Forest
  • Changed how aliens attack during the generator defense event. Aliens should no longer get stuck in an unkillable attacking state. The generator can now take friendly fire damage
  • Updated lighting and water
Research 7: Jericho Mines
  • Removed the mechanic of destroying the door panel which only confuses players and makes them locked with the queen and fail the mission
  • Significantly reduced the chance the queen will be blocked by anything. Including barrels, sentries, aliens
  • Allowed usage of sentries, but they will be destroyed by the queen if players try to block her
  • Added backpacks to dead on-map marines' bodies
  • Improved visuals for rotated camera
  • Added soundscapes
  • Disabled the game instructor hints for "toggle equipment orders" and "hold to walk" on the controller
  • Added some stat tracking for use in a future update
  • Death cam now temporarily forces the camera to third-person if enabled

The full patch notes can be found on Steam.

Alien Swarm: Reactive Drop is available on PC.

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