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Aliens: Colonial Marines ‘Bug Hunt’ Available Today

The new multiplayer DLC for Aliens: Colonial Marines, entitled Bug Hunt, is available today on PC, PlayStation 3* and Xbox 360 for $14.99/£9.99/14,99€. Some gameplay footage of the new mode can be found below.

“Bug Hunt is an objective based horde mode where accuracy and teamwork are key as you battle to survive 30 waves of increasingly challenging xenos and enemy Weyland-Yutani soldiers. Fight the fear across 3 brand-new maps: Broadside, Mercenary and Tribute. Spend money earned from killing xenos and enemy soldiers on extra guns, ammo and health as well as opening up access to new areas of the map and suppressing enemy waves by capturing beacon points.”

*According to Gearbox Software, the DLC should arrive to the European PSN on Wednesday, March 20.



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  1. szkoki
    the only problem here that it has only 3 stages....

    btw i completed tribute on soldier from wave 1...i was alone until wave 18-19 with 2 turrets in the first building, on the 2nd floor in that long tunnel...one guy came for a 2 waves...then he left but around 25th wave someone connected and im glad it was an experienced person, we activated all the supressors, got into operations and somehow survived the last wave without turrets at the respawn point

    im so proud :DDD

    but setting up the turrets in the corridors was the stupidest thing...outside they worked very well and in that long tunnel also but in the corridors we were manhandled by the xenos
  2. szkoki
    first time i played this online...i connected to 3 guys already on tribute with wave 25 if i remember right....they made a defensive line with 3 turrets at the starting point in between/behind the two big wind barricade or what and the xenos had no chance....but im sure it was a pain in the ass to set up that defensive line and collect the 3 turrets
  3. FightFinda
    You know the suppressors lower the difficulty right?

    What do you mean? Suppressors actually slow the bullets outta the barrel! How does THAT lower the difficulty?!  :laugh:

    There are "threat suppressors" in bug hunt that the marines must arm to lower the threat level. Once a threat suppressor is activated, aliens will continue attacking until it is fully armed.

    i'm sure 90% of people don't know this.

    I'd be more inclined to believe the opposite, pretty easy to comprehend if I'm honest.
  4. Guts
    You know the suppressors lower the difficulty right?

    What do you mean? Suppressors actually slow the bullets outta the barrel! How does THAT lower the difficulty?!  :laugh:

    There are "threat suppressors" in bug hunt that the marines must arm to lower the threat level. Once a threat suppressor is activated, aliens will continue attacking until it is fully armed.

    i'm sure 90% of people don't know this.
  5. Predaker
    You know the suppressors lower the difficulty right?

    What do you mean? Suppressors actually slow the bullets outta the barrel! How does THAT lower the difficulty?!  :laugh:

    There are "threat suppressors" in bug hunt that the marines must arm to lower the threat level. Once a threat suppressor is activated, aliens will continue attacking until it is fully armed.
  6. YutaniDitch
    Its miles better than the avp version and well worth the momey.

    AVP 2010 Survivor mode was HOT TRASH. One open area, tiny at that, no doors, and WAY TOO DARK.

    Bug Hunt shits all over Survivor mode from AVP 2010.

    haven't played AVP's Survivor mode, but Bug Hunt is debrained and utterly annoying... The Xenos are ridiculous in terms of damage, with grenades and entire clips to knock just one out, come wave 5, no kidding! A straight shot from 2 feet at the head of a Xeno does nothing, so no, Private, increase the number of Xenos,  if you must, but NEVER, ever do what Gearbox did to the Xenos damage points! That is no fun, just ludicrous to watch! The Mercs firing while running and hitting every single shot is not fun either! So, unless you're a fan of bosses (I am not, and it certainly ruins the suspension of disbelief to me) and incredible unrealistic almost invincible enemies and AI that has a Xeno five feet from you and next milisecond, is already in your face, almost like magic, no, this Bug Hunt mode is crap! I like the concept, but poor execution! The Aliens damage should have stopped at wave 4 and then just increase the number of Xenos on screen (I mean, already three on screen, if the AI was done properly, would get you killed almost instantly! Now, with five or six with that damage resistance, nah, I think I'll pass! Also, can't find anyone online for weeks now! So, it's official, the game is dead online! According to Steam, less than a month after its launch, there was nobody online! That says a lot!

    Sorry about my outburst, but it kills me when a concept is good and then thwarted by poor AI and enemy evolution gone utterly wrong! We should be able to play this mode alone (we can, if we stay in just one spot and with three turrets! And we must be close to an ammo and health storage!) But with the Xenos taking so damn long to kill, it makes the entire experience annoying, when we see a six-shooter shotgun being completely ineffective against a SINGLE Xeno come pass wave 5!

    I am just waiting for a little birthday money so I can purchase the season pass. This way, I don't have to wonder if I should have spent my money on something else since it wasn't money earned, just money received! Woo!

    The other DLC might be story missions


    I hope so, if only just one as a Hicks flashback to the events that depart from Alien3... I don't know how long it could take to do an FMV insert on the gameplay... The 'we got everything' is probably to keep doors open for a sequel, and given that the story was boring, snoring and smuthering as hell, any insert FMV shwoing us the fall of >weyland-Yutani, for instance, would be most unwelcoming given the retarded vision of Gearbox's Neumann fraud!

    Having said that, though, I heard he was sick for a while,  and even though I disliked his 'vision' immensely, I am glad he got better! He should be more humble, though, when confronted with the fiasco of a story he wrote! And nothing he said in interviews match the game, so Gearbox should set the record straight!

    By the way, the Bug Hunt maps shows some of the graphics included in the demo, especially the ground textures on the Tribute map, and if you peek through the window in the Ship map (never remember its name), you can see the planet's light reflecting on the sister ship and it is awesome!

  7. JokersWarPig
    Mad it to thirty with a friend and 2 others by holding out outside of the operations building with three turrets near the suppressor. Intense as hell, I also made it to thirty on the Sulaco/Sephora map...it turned into mostly Weyland mercs which was rather boring
  8. DRAKE M.
    This mode is cool, but it is wreaked with problems: bugs (not the xenos) :D, microphone issues/hiccups, and certainly, enormous lag and it is frustrating to play with friends, because of the issues mentioned, and without friends, because the AI is now absurd come past wave 6! That's your AI these days: from unrealistically stupid to unrealistically hard! For single player in Bug Hunt mode, that is! And It takes FOREVER to find mates to play! And the the Xenos taking forever to kill is not helping matters! Of course, with two or three, two turrets and a tunnel to prevent them from coming from multiple directions, it can be done! Still, not my idea of 'good fun' when you're trapped in a mode where you can't get connected to players!

    They should build a DLC or a patch that enables us to have a crew of NPC/bot buddies to play with, because unless the issues with the connection/finding parties is solved, this mode is SP only for me! I am tired of waiting and waiting and waiting...!

    So, There is still LONG WAYS to go for Gearbox! And next DLC, they need to either retcon or fill in the blanks for the story to make sense! Otherwise, there is no graphics patch, AI semi-patch or co-op modes that can save the beast!

    Still, great graphics on the Bug Hunt modes! Why weren't they in the SP campaign to begin with, is anyone's guess!

    Regarding the grain, I think it hides better the poor graphics flaws, but it gets annoying... good to know they will include a toggle option on next patches...

    Although it is good to see Gearbox trying, this game took 6 years to develop... They are trying to buy us back with things hat ought to have been done prior to release, not months after! And a 4 GB patch says it all! The biggest patch I have ever seen for a game!

    Nevertheless, this DLC and the patch are steps in the right direction, except for the film grain...  :)

    I agree that it has glitches but I beat the first 2 maps alone on normal mode. It can be done...... I think its fun as shit. Just needs DEDICATED SERVERS!!
  9. YutaniDitch
    This mode is cool, but it is wreaked with problems: bugs (not the xenos) :D, microphone issues/hiccups, and certainly, enormous lag and it is frustrating to play with friends, because of the issues mentioned, and without friends, because the AI is now absurd come past wave 6! That's your AI these days: from unrealistically stupid to unrealistically hard! For single player in Bug Hunt mode, that is! And It takes FOREVER to find mates to play! And the the Xenos taking forever to kill is not helping matters! Of course, with two or three, two turrets and a tunnel to prevent them from coming from multiple directions, it can be done! Still, not my idea of 'good fun' when you're trapped in a mode where you can't get connected to players!

    They should build a DLC or a patch that enables us to have a crew of NPC/bot buddies to play with, because unless the issues with the connection/finding parties is solved, this mode is SP only for me! I am tired of waiting and waiting and waiting...!

    So, There is still LONG WAYS to go for Gearbox! And next DLC, they need to either retcon or fill in the blanks for the story to make sense! Otherwise, there is no graphics patch, AI semi-patch or co-op modes that can save the beast!

    Still, great graphics on the Bug Hunt modes! Why weren't they in the SP campaign to begin with, is anyone's guess!

    Regarding the grain, I think it hides better the poor graphics flaws, but it gets annoying... good to know they will include a toggle option on next patches...

    Although it is good to see Gearbox trying, this game took 6 years to develop... They are trying to buy us back with things hat ought to have been done prior to release, not months after! And a 4 GB patch says it all! The biggest patch I have ever seen for a game!

    Nevertheless, this DLC and the patch are steps in the right direction, except for the film grain...  :)
  10. PRJ_since1990
    I am just waiting for a little birthday money so I can purchase the season pass. This way, I don't have to wonder if I should have spent my money on something else since it wasn't money earned, just money received! Woo!
  11. PRI. HUDSON
    Well, I played the Tribute mode... First of all, the Aliens get WAY TOO ridiculous after wave 4... This is literally a mode to be played in co-op or multi... there is no way a single guy can get all those Xenos that take forever to kill eve with close range shots! But I am having a blast nevertheless... I am doing it solo to get used to the maps before fighting it off... I made the mistake of joining a game when they were already in wave 14...well, it was chaos! HAHAHAHAH

    SO, in short, I like this AI more (not perfect, but improved a bit) but the difficulty is not good... I mean, the Xenos should win in numbers, not by having spend a whole clip or shotgun load to kill just ONE! That is just silly!

    Nevertheless, it is strange that this Tribute level has better graphics than the same level on the game! The landscape, the rain on the ground (resembling more the demo) etc... Weird...

    Have fun, guys!  ;)

    Maybe past recruit. I made it to 15 or so by myself. It was nuts.

    Nice to see you've calmed down since our last convo :)
  12. Predaker
    Hopefully they will include the movie skins as part of the four DLC. Otherwise they are available with the collector's edition. I use them more than my custom marine, lol.

    Bug Hunt is loads of fun. My sonic electronic ball breakers are finally getting some action. ;D
  13. DRAKE M.
    Anyone know how to get the Apone, Hicks and Hudson skins? I purchased from Steam....thanks.
    The only way is to buy the Limited Edition from your local game store or some of the online retailers providing the Limited Edition. You CAN'T unlock those chars in the Steam version of the game. They are not "normal" unlocks, they are unlocked via code redeemed later on so yeah.. if you bought the game from Steam you should find a spare Limited Edition code. This is the only way.

    That blows! Thanks for the info though...
  14. YutaniDitch
    Well, I played the Tribute mode... First of all, the Aliens get WAY TOO ridiculous after wave 4... This is literally a mode to be played in co-op or multi... there is no way a single guy can get all those Xenos that take forever to kill eve with close range shots! But I am having a blast nevertheless... I am doing it solo to get used to the maps before fighting it off... I made the mistake of joining a game when they were already in wave 14...well, it was chaos! HAHAHAHAH

    SO, in short, I like this AI more (not perfect, but improved a bit) but the difficulty is not good... I mean, the Xenos should win in numbers, not by having spend a whole clip or shotgun load to kill just ONE! That is just silly!

    Nevertheless, it is strange that this Tribute level has better graphics than the same level on the game! The landscape, the rain on the ground (resembling more the demo) etc... Weird...

    Have fun, guys!  ;)
  15. WinterActual
    Anyone know how to get the Apone, Hicks and Hudson skins? I purchased from Steam....thanks.
    The only way is to buy the Limited Edition from your local game store or some of the online retailers providing the Limited Edition. You CAN'T unlock those chars in the Steam version of the game. They are not "normal" unlocks, they are unlocked via code redeemed later on so yeah.. if you bought the game from Steam you should find a spare Limited Edition code. This is the only way.
  16. azrael55
    It's a shame that arguably the only fun/valuable mode for this game (Single and Multiplayer) was released as a DLC. I'm not going to support GBX through buying this game AND the DLC just to have a single fun game mode. So many things went wrong with this game. I never played this game but already grew tired of the Singleplayer just by watching several videos on youtube. There is no innovation in this game whatsoever. Shame really.
  17. PRI. HUDSON
    Just beat tribute on bughunt mode.  That level was a bitch with just me and 1 other friend. Thank god we had another buddy join.  Honestly what's yours guys time beating that level?  That level took for freaking ever. All I can say is thank god for the 3 sentrys guns.

    We had 4 people, on recruit, with 3 sentry guns near the end. Took us about 80 minutes. It gets really intense, even on recruit.

    I don't think I'd last more than 10 waves on ultimate badass mode.
  18. Bounds34
    Just beat tribute on bughunt mode.  That level was a bitch with just me and 1 other friend. Thank god we had another buddy join.  Honestly what's yours guys time beating that level?  That level took for freaking ever. All I can say is thank god for the 3 sentrys guns.
  19. Byohzrd
    played last night beat all 30 waves on Tribute, definitely worth the money. Had an awesome team too.

    But has anyone else noticed the new xeno skins that were running around, i believe 2 of them were on the lurker any update on if they'll be available?
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