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Updated: New Aliens: Fireteam Elite Class & Feature Dropping With Season 3 Update on April 19th

As April quickly approaches, Cold Iron Studios has unveiled the contents of Season 3 of the Year 1 roadmap. As the roadmap laid out for us back in October, Season 3 features a new class and new game feature in the way of the Lancer class and Loadout Presets, which gives players the ability to save up to 10 presets that include Kits, Weapons, and Cosmetics.

Gear up, Marine! “Season 3: Lancer” launches April 19, 2022! Cut through Xenomorph hordes with the new Lancer Class Kit and its shoulder-mounted Particle Lance. Quickly switch between different Kit, Weapon, and Perk Loadouts with the new Loadout Presets feature, and play to unlock 4 new Weapons, 15 new Perks, new Cosmetics and more in this free update!

The Lancer holds the line. They do not falter, they do not retreat. Often, they don’t even move.

Passive – Overwatch

While standing still or in cover, gain 1 stack of Overwatch a second, up to 5. Overwatch increases Accuracy, Damage, and Stability by 3% per stack. However, for every second out of cover or moving, lose 1 stack of Overwatch.

Ability 1 – Particle Lance

Fire a powerful particle weapon that penetrates all enemies in the line of fire, blocked only by terrain.

Ability 2 – Onslaught

Immediately reload weapon and automatically reload after every shot for duration. Increases Weapon Damage and Damage Resistance by 20%, decreases Movement and Fire Rate by 20%.

 New Aliens: Fireteam Elite Class & Feature Dropping With Season 3 Update on April 19th

In addition to the new class and the Loadout Presets, Season 3 also features 15 new perks, 14 new cosmetic items, 11 new challenge cards and finally, 4 new weapons!

CQW: X1 Fireball

AoE on impact. A launcher in a non-heavy slot, lobbing fireballs with lasting fire patches.

Heavy: M41E4 Heavy Pulse Rifle

Moderate spread. High sustain. The first standard machine gun brought to the Heavy space.

Rifle: X45 Bombard Flechette Rifle

Faster firing. Greater precision. All the goods of the X43 Flechette SMG brought to the DMR space.

Hand Gun: Mark 7 Mod CQB Pistol

Automatic burst. The control of an SMG wrapped in a Machine Pistol.

 New Aliens: Fireteam Elite Class & Feature Dropping With Season 3 Update on April 19th

Season 3 is currently slated to drop on the 19th of April and will be available for free for all who own the game. The new paid-for cosmetic pack, the UACM Frontline pack, will also release alongside Season 3. The Frontline pack contains Mk. 57 compression suit and Marine utility jumpsuit skins for each class, a bucket hat, compression suit helmet, tactical helmet and anti-glare googles. Also included are new weapon decals and shaders, new emotes, challenge cards and more.

 New Aliens: Fireteam Elite Class & Feature Dropping With Season 3 Update on April 19th

Though still some time away, Season 4 will be releasing in the 3rd quarter of 2022, along with a new game-mode and another new feature.

 New Aliens: Fireteam Elite Class & Feature Dropping With Season 3 Update on April 19th

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  1. acrediblesource
    The new class (Lancer) adds quite a cool new dynamic as well as all the extra bonus perks for all classes.
    The only difference in the entire update gameplay was is new locations for Hidden caches and that the Hidden  cache exclusive perks are difficult to come by as some have stated.
    I think this really prolongs the life of this game. I wonder what the last seasonpass has instore!
  2. BlazinBlueReview
    Quote from: Voodoo Magic on Apr 03, 2022, 01:36:52 PM
    Quote from: acrediblesource on Apr 02, 2022, 05:02:29 PM
    But continue to gripe while forgetting that you're on a fan forum. This is what this place is here for right?

    Where are you when my beloved Aliens vs Predator Requiem is repeatedly trashed?  ;D

    Still one of my favorite entries.

    Started playing this on Game Pass. Holy hell what a difference a new system makes. The PS4 version was okay. Felt shallow.

    Now on the Series X. It's incredibly difficult. Which I love.
  3. Kailem
    Quote from: BlueMarsalis79 on Apr 20, 2022, 06:32:19 PM
    Just finished the first set of missions and it's fun and difficult, and I appreciate the deep and extensive care taken with lore so far, and I really dig the score.

    The cross-pollination between this game and the RPG is great, to the point where you can find LV-895 on the RPG's star map, and they even mention in the Colonial Marines Operations Manual about how the Colonial Marines are thinking of expanding their normal two-man fireteam size at the time of Aliens/Alien 3 to three-man teams in the near future.

    Just so many little nods and references that really make it clear that they gave a damn about that sort of stuff.
  4. BlueMarsalis79
    Just finished the first set of missions and it's fun and difficult, and I appreciate the deep and extensive care taken with lore so far, and I really dig the score.

    It's not a work of art like Isolation.

    But the love and understanding of the franchise's certainly present.
  5. synapticflow
    I still keep hoping that they would add local co-op to the game.  It just makes sense.  Not to mention the fact that the game tends to crash on me every other game, at least I could play at home with family or friends while the game is messing up trying to connect online.  Sigh...


  6. Mr.Turok
    Damm, Cold Iron actually went out there and gave Colonial Marines dual plasmacasters where Illfonic couldn't give Wolf, the one who started this, his iconic due......

    Would love to see a Predator's POV when they see Colonial Marines with Lancers and plasma rifles, would they mald of being ripped off on or just say "its about time you youngins got with the program" kind of deal
  7. Adamantiumhip
    So far its been massively disappointing dlc.

    I would have liked some kenner skins or other well known characters from the comics, novels etc. its been mostly super generic. And Im a bit disappointed the new story content never materialised.

    Love the game but the season pass has been a huge disappointment for me so far.  Kenner skins would make it worth it lol
  8. acrediblesource
    When 50 competitor gaming companies make 600 fake accounts each and posts fakes gripes on competing fanforum. I could see it happening now. not like its actually happening now. and not like any of the fake accounts are any more ballsier than real life fans. phhh. its a fact that fake account owners express more humility and compassion than realer people. (eyes rolling to the back of my head)
  9. acrediblesource
    You guys who dislike the game seem to want more from it than was initially offered. Sounds like you guys need Horizon Forbidden West or Death Stranding as I've been playing and it fills a void that is almost too hectic to try to get through. I tend to play more AFTE in longer sittings than i do these open world games.
    So I'm just saying, complaining about having nothing usually means you're never happy with anything.

    Conclusion: Completist still grind AFTE, so there is something to say about those who still want to complete achievements. AFTE isn't an experience meant to be fulfilled like AAA open world games. If there is anything to be learned from this, it means they will continue to drag AFTE out much like its' other fair game ilk. Whatever that may be.

    But continue to gripe while forgetting that you're on a fan forum. This is what this place is here for right? To be the only vocal demographic in which your bitter voice is suppose to over power your inner most voice. Or maybe that is the inner most voice? --great.,now you know how much you're valued here.

    Gripe posts- 100000 posts
    Thumbs up- 0
    So glad this forum doesn't have thumbs capabilities. Otherwise it would be a different type of forum.
  10. 426Buddy
    I gave the game lots of love when it was released. But the game is like junk food, empty calories and no nutritional value. That's okay but it doesn't take long before you just want a real meal.

    The incredibly repetitive nature of the game and the lack of any real story-telling just makes a short lived and disposable experience.

    I had fun, I played through a couple times, and the game looks great. I certainly got my money's worth ($30), but there is no desire to come back until they give us something that actually has some meat on the bone.

    I think mixing up the gameplay a bit, adding more boss fights, and having some actual story telling could have made this a far better and more complete experience.
  11. Voodoo Magic
    Yeah for me personally, it has nothing to do with being on the timetable I want, but rather (while fun) Aliens FTE remains an incomplete and unfinished experience. Even the campaign they had abruptly ended which gave me the feeling like Cold Iron ran out of time and/or money and released what they had. Now entering April 2022, that incomplete experience feeling feels too far removed (for me) to be mended.

    This is why I gave it such tough love back in September on the AvPGalaxy podcast (shameless plug)  ;D
    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/134-me-and-my-squad-of-ultimate-baddasses/id454059519?i=1000536358314
  12. acrediblesource
    I"M hoping they will be more vocal about the pending final season.
    There are some perceptions that they can do a final campaign, i think if they are going to release it, why not tease it like now. Or put in easter eggs in the game in the next season release.  Like maybe add a screengrab to a laptop in our ship that a Alpha is looking at or something.

    So many have grinded to get acheivements and now we got to grind some more months on more marine related stuff.geeze

    Eventually they will just remove the 'Aliens' from the title and just call it Fireteam Elite. They will just throw in some remote controlled radio drones and have our members shoot at it in a shooting gallery....puh..like that would happen.
  13. RidgeTop
    Quote from: BlueMarsalis79 on Mar 31, 2022, 01:54:34 PM
    Just because people play it does not mean a recovery especially with a very popular intellectual property, for that you have to turn the public image of the thing around first of all. No Man's Sky succeeded at this but not much else to my knowledge, perhaps Warframe.

    There are some others.

    https://www.ign.com/articles/biggest-video-game-comebacks

    Aliens: Fireteam Elite actually had a good launch, they don't have to work as hard to restore a lot of good will even if some are growing tired of waiting. So I really don't think they'll have that much of an issue bringing original players back, as well as a new crowd, once substantial new content finally does arrive.

    Crossplay, PVP, Campaign content, Horde expansion, things like that I'd bet would see player boosts. Hopefully they have another Q&A around when Season 3 drops and they can communicate to folks frustrations a bit more.

    My point is when examining other AA games like World War Z, like Terminator: Resistance, Killing Floor 2, or Space Hulk: Deathwing, the timetable for new content for this really isn't that out of step.
  14. BlueMarsalis79
    Just because people play it does not mean a recovery especially with a very popular intellectual property, for that you have to turn the public image of the thing around first of all. No Man's Sky succeeded at this but not much else to my knowledge, perhaps Warframe.
  15. RidgeTop
    New update looks pretty nice to me. Ability seems badass (that human shoulder canon concept is way cool) and I'm curious about all those new perks. It's also nice to see a second class using heavy weapons.

    I know folks be frustrated with the lack of campaign content or other substantial additions, and I'm likely talking to a wall when I defend the game on this. Honestly I'm feeling the wait as well, but I still think it's premature to write the game off because it's not on the timetable we'd all like. We also should remember that working from home affected a lot of game development and many studios are just now getting back in the regular swing of things.

    Look at a game like Terminator: Resistance, which had a major addition after a year, and another on year two. Not every game runs on the content timetable of Fortnite and Warzone. Even games that had terrible launches like No Man's Sky and Fallout 76 eventually recovered (after years) and still maintain player-bases and release new content. A closer game to this might be World War Z. Not a huge game by any means, but well regarded, did solid sales, and had a big campaign update two years after release!

    There are plenty of other games in the meantime to check out and I'll be excited to jump back into AFTE when new stuff rolls around. This isn't a game reliant on continual MTX sales. This also isn't a game dependent on a massive player-base like current struggling titles such as Battlefield 2042 or Halo Infinite. I'm not ready to write off those games either as dire as their situations may be!

    We know campaign content is coming, as they've alluded to, and as has been datamined. It looks pretty cool to me, and as long as it's substantial and compelling, I'm fine with a wait akin to similar scaled titles.
  16. TrinityXRevolver
    Dev team please listen you guys need to add more faster this feels like you're going to walk away from this project too soon with these huge gaps in content... Please add a melee class before this happens... I'm actually already surprised you guys didn't add a class that was based on the infamous exosuit unit
  17. Voodoo Magic
    It's really starting to feel like (to me) that the new campaign will be a paid dlc expansion. And after the mucho coin that I dropped which feels (personally) wasted on pre-ordering the deluxe version to this point, I'm going to be hard pressed to spend anymore on it (sadly). :-\
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