Dark Horizons have posted a short paragraph that the effects team designed the Predator masks in order to prevent facehugger attacks and that the Predators’ longer blades help protect against acid:
“Gareth hears that the new look of the Predator masks “were designed to help prevent Alien Face Huggers from implanting Predators”, whilst their longer blades “allow their warriors to lessen the acid splash from Aliens”.”
I’m also guessing this Gareth person is the same person who works for PlanetAvP as “the move specialist”. This also raises more questions about how a Facehugger will be able to facehug a Predator – maybe one of the Predators’ masks gets knocked off and is left defenceless. Thanks to Gabe again for the news.