Aliens: Fireteam Lets You Push Back the Xenomorph Onslaught Together

Aliens: Fireteam is a class-based shooter set decades after the original Alien trilogy, and it's out this summer.

Alien: Isolation was all about staying alive on your own, but Cold Iron Studios is shaking up the series with Aliens: Fireteam for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S.

Set for a summer 2021 release, Aliens: Fireteam is a class-based survival shooter where teams of battle-hardened Marines face off against innumerable Xenomorph threats.

Fireteam takes place 23 years after Alien 3 as the crew of the USS Endeavor battles to contain the Xenomorph onslaught.

Cold Iron is pulling from the entire Xenomorph lifecycle for a total of 11 Alien foes, including Facehuggers and Praetorians, and there's an additional nine enemy types outside the Xenomorphs.

Players team up with others to pick from one of five classes: Gunner, Doc, Recon, Demolisher, and Technician. Each class has a unique set of abilities and perks, and Aliens: Fireteam features more than 30 weapons and 70+ mods to further enhance each unit. A well-balanced team also needs good cooperation to survive, so teamwork is critical.

Stay tuned for more on Aliens: Fireteam as we learn it. 


Josh Broadwell started gaming in the early '90s. But it wasn't until 2017 he started writing about them, after finishing two history degrees and deciding a career in academia just wasn't the best way forward. You'll usually find him playing RPGs, strategy games, or platformers, but he's up for almost anything that seems interesting.

Published Mar. 2nd 2021

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