Aliens: Fireteam Elite Season 1 Arrives With a New Class and More Weapons
Aliens: Fireteam Elite may have launched just over two weeks ago, but developer Cold Iron Studios has already released brand new content for the co-op shooter set in the universe created by Dan O' Bannon and Ronald Shusett. The free Season 1: Phalanx content drop and first paid DLC pack introduce a new class, weapons, cosmetics, and more.
The star of the show is the latest addition to the Colonial Marines stationed on the USS Endeavor. Eponymously dubbed Phalanx, the class brings 15 new perks to the table as well as a nifty shield for blocking incoming Synth bullets or the well-placed acid lob of a Spitter. Phalanx also has an ability that sends out an electric shockwave to immobilize enemies.
There are also the four new weapons Phalanx makes available to all classes. The L59 Minigun, the N79 Eva Laser (handgun), the L33 Pike Rifle (sniper), and the Type 88 Heavy Assault Rifle. Alongside those, there are new head accessories (including a cowboy hat that officially makes Fireteam Elite a Cowboys vs. Aliens shooter), weapons colors, and decals.
That Season 1 content is free for everyone and is available on all platforms. The paid part comes with the Endeavor Pass: Wey-Yu Armoury DLC for $9.99, except for those who already own the deluxe edition of the game, which includes the DLC for free.
The Wey-Yu Armoury pack includes:
- 2 “Wey-Yu” themed armor skins for each class kit (12 total)
- 4 Head Accessories
- 4 Weapon Colorways
- 4 Decals
- 4 Emotes
- 1 Consumable Pack 1 Credit Pack
- 1 Challenge Card Pack
Aliens: Fireteam Elite was released on August 24 for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Series X|S. It's a return to form for the Colonial Marines, though it's not without its issues. Regardless, Fireteam Elite is a solid multiplayer shooter set in the Alien universe, a phrase not often uttered. If you're just jumping into the game, consider heading over to our guides collection for tips, tricks, and collectible locations.