Aliens: Fireteam Elite Patch Features Hardcore Game Mode and More

Pathogen Expansion
Pathogen Expansion Cold Iron Studios

The Pathogen expansion for Aliens: Fireteam Elite is now available, and with it is an update that introduces the new hardcore game mode.

Hardcore Mode is added in Patch Death is permanent in this mode, but it does have two significant differences compared to other games with a similar feature. First, you can choose the difficulty level of the game. And second, should your character die, all unlockable items are made available in Park’s Armory, meaning that your experience was not all for nothing.

In addition, five new emotes can be yours in Patch The new Pose - Confident and Dance - Chicken emotes can be purchased right away at Park’s Armory. The Dust Off, Sneaky, and Pump Iron emotes, on the other hand, can be unlocked by playing the game on Intense+ difficulty.

Patch for Aliens: Fireteam Elite brought a ton of bug fixes as well. Here are just some of them:

  • The Destabilizing Magazine now properly has a 100% Proc Rate.
  • The Combat Actuator attachment now works properly with flamethrower weapons.
  • The Counterbalanced Magazine attachment should now function as intended for projectile-based weapons.
  • The Rapid Dispersal Unit attachment's proc effect now applies properly for projectile-based weapons.
  • The Expanded Reserve's proc effect now applies properly for projectile-based weapons.
  • Additional Kit Skins have been added to the Endeavor Veteran Pack and Wey-Yu Armory DLC packs for the Phalanx and the Lancer Class Kits. (Note: Players who own the DLC already will receive an in-game notification indicating they are getting the full DLC bundle when obtaining these Kit Skins, however, the fix only adds the additional Kit Skins.)
  • Demolisher
    • The"Rampage" Perk should now apply its full effect as intended.
    • The "Rifle Mastery" Perk should now properly apply its Reload buff
  • Doc
    • The Handling stat for the "Readiness Perk" now applies properly.
    • Fixed a bug where sometimes the player would get interrupted while interacting with objects when they had the Surgeon's Hands Perk equipped.
  • Phalanx
    • The Resilience Perk now properly applies its ADS Movespeed buff.
    • The "Focus Under Fire" Perk now properly applies its Aim Assist and Reload Speed buffs
    • The "Push the Frontline" Perk now applies its Stability and Accuracy effects as intended.
  • Technician
    • The "Agile Practices" Perk should now buff reload speed as intended.
    • The "Super Serum" effect should now properly apply its full Handling buff.
  • Fixed an issue where players sometimes did not receive cross-platform game invites if they received one on the title screen.
  • Fixed a bug where players would occasionally be unable to receive cross-platform friend requests from a recently unblocked player.

The full patch notes can be found on Steam.

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