New game mode and more added in Aliens: Fireteam Elite season two

Just when you thought Cold Iron Studios hit title, Aliens: Fireteam Elite, was done, we’re about to get some new content. Aliens: Fireteam Elite’s second season is slated to arrive on December 14, 2021, and with it comes a new game mode, weapons, and more.

As part of the second season, players will see a new game mode added, called Point Defense. This mode will require players to protect, repair, and hold three 3 different strategic points through multiple attack waves from the xenomorph hive. So if you were getting tired of the horde mode, this might be something to look forward to. 

There are four new weapons that are also being added. Check those out below.

  • Rifle: EVI-87 Zvezda Plasma Rifle – While still considered experimental outside the UPP, Hyperdyne has eagerly pushed export sales to corner a new market early. The fastest firing Automatic Rifle on the market currently, the plasma rounds provide great accuracy and minimal recoil, albeit with lower stopping power, especially at range.
  • Heavy: Microburst – While “small area” RPGs and grenades have become common in modern weaponry, Hyperdyne has pushed further into a rapid fire, very condensed explosive, allowing users to blanket an area with powerful anti-personnel explosions with minimal collateral damage.
  • CQW: PPZ-49 Vol – The Vol features a closed-bolt and uses a gasless system, providing more accurate grouping in sustained fire. Coupled with the large magazine, the PPZ-49 edges close to Automatic Rifle territory while still being compact.
  • Hand Gun: Frontier Revolver – When Hyperdyne decided to make a gun designed for explorers and miners, they went with a more traditional revolver format that was easier to maintain. The massive punch more than made up for the kick and single chamber reload, making these very common in the outer rim.


SSgt Park will also come with new upgrades, new weapon schematics, and other “Special Items that players can purchase. Four all-new Hyperdyne weapons, the “Endeavor Wings Cap” and “Festive Hat” head accessories, the “Camo Tiger Orange” and “Pineapple” colorways, the “UPP Flag” and “895 Speedway” decals, and the “Quotes” and “Pose Weapon – Up” emotes will be available at SSgt Park’s shop. 

Lifetime stats are finally making their way to the game, a much-requested feature. Here, players can keep track of how well they do with each class and weapon. I can see some bragging rights talks coming up soon.

For those who own the deluxe version of Aliens: Fireteam Elite or purchased the second Endeavor Pass DLC Pack two ($9.99) Nostromo-themed class kit skin designs, eight weapon colors, four decals, four head accessories, four emotes, and more. 

So if you’re one of the many who’ve put down Aliens: Fireteam Elite because the game was becoming stale, get ready to pick it back up. As for me, I’m interested in seeing how these new weapons and the new game mode work out. 

Lastly, Aliens: Fireteam is headed to Xbox Game Pass on December 14 and will be playable on Xbox and PC. So now you’ll have not excuse to not have played the game if you subscribe to the service.

Aliens: Fireteam Elite is available for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC. Check out our review of the game here.