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Updated: New Aliens: Fireteam Elite Pathogen Expansion Trailer Shows Off a Powerful New Enemy!

The release of the first campaign expansion for Aliens: Fireteam Elite is nearly upon us, and during today’s ‘Future Games Show’ livestream from European video game convention Gamescom, Cold Iron has given us a final trailer before the DLC’s release. In this completely new campaign continuing the story from the main game. our marines descend further into Engineer ruins to investigate a mysterious new pathogen outbreak. In the trailer we can see a massive new enemy, one which some fans have already speculated may appear: a Pathogen Queen.

“Aliens Fireteam Elite Pathogen focuses on a mysterious pathogen wreaking havoc on planet LV-895. Join your fellow marines in an all-new campaign that takes you into the heart of the Pathogen hive. Armed with new weapons and perks, it’s up to you to stop the Pathogen from taking over.”

The trailer also spotlighted three of the new eight weapons, two of them by expanded universe manufacturer Alphatech Hardware. The U1A2 GL conversion Hand Cannon, 61 Jaipur Submachine Gun, and the 2B1 Vajra Launcher should come in handy against this new mutated horde.

The premium DLC includes everything here:

  • 8 New Weapons, 2 for each weapon type
  • 1 New Perk for each Class Kit
  • 13 New Weapon Attachments
  • 2 New Outfits (for all 7 Class Kits)
  • 6 Head Accessories
  • 21 New Weapon Colors
  • 10 Decals
  • 10 New Emotes

Released for free alongside the Pathogen expansion will be a new extra-hard rogue-like inspired permadeath mode.

The Pathogen expansion drops next Tuesday on August 30th. Get on the ready line marines!

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UPDATE

Cold Iron have shared an image to social media on the Pathogen Queen, giving us more details on the new foe.

 New Aliens: Fireteam Elite Pathogen Expansion Trailer Shows Off a Powerful New Enemy!



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Comments: 42
  1. Kailem
    Yeah Pathogen existing at all post-merger gives me hope, but it might just be that it was so far into development that they just said "fine, you can put that out but then that's it."

    A year between releases is still way too long imo, but I'd still much rather have that than nothing else after Pathogen at all, and seeing this new "Ultimate Edition" in the store is suddenly making me fear that might be the case.
  2. Kailem
    Pathogen's out now on the UK store for £12, which is honestly a little cheaper than I was expecting given the US price. I figured they'd just do what they usually do and change the dollar sign into a pound one, so I'm glad that's not the case here.

    They've also added new "Into the Hive" and "Ultimate" editions to the digital store, the former being the game with Pathogen and the latter being the game, Pathogen and all the cosmetic DLC packs released so far.

    Sadly the fact that they've put out this "Ultimate Edition" after this one expansion makes me feel like this could well be the one and only big piece of story DLC we get, which is going to be a little disappointing if true. I was hoping that, even if it took another year between them, we might end up getting more expansions like Pathogen down the line.

    And who knows, maybe we will! But I'm suddenly not expecting that as much as I was before seeing this.
  3. Wweyland
    Does it show the price on Steam for you? It's showing this for me, but no price:
    This game is not yet available on Steam
    Planned Release Date: 30 August
    This game plans to unlock in approximately 1 day


    I would assume I could pre-order it, but that's not available.
  4. Cosmic Incubation
    An engineer boss fight is definitely on my wishlist for this game.

    I've seen some other people bring up the idea of it being a Nemesis from Resident Evil 3 type villain, that intermittently pops up and chases you through the level/campaign, that sounds really cool to me.
  5. Kailem
    Yup. You can see the marines fighting it at the end of the latest trailer. Looks like at least one of its attacks is going to be running towards the player and smashing them with that big mutated hand.
  6. ED-E
    So they get to make a second season, good. I haven't played it since last October with a friend, and back then it was a bit rough around the edges, so the extra development time is what the game needs. Looking forward to giving it another go soon.


    Disregard my comment on second season, they are already past that, had thought previous updates were all within Season 1.
  7. Wompdonkey
    Only a few days left until Pathogen launches. Im playing through the game again on my PS5, trying to get ready for the launch. Anybody else getting ready in a particular way, or y'all just excited about the release in general?
  8. PAS Spinelli
    Quote from: Nightmare Asylum on Aug 26, 2022, 06:47:57 PMThe concept of doing a sort of "Pathogen Queen" is one that intrigues me, but this isn't really hitting the mark for me visually or narratively. So it's a "Queen" but also, it's incapable of breeding? So basically, it's just a big Neomorph that trades in most of the actual visual language of the Neomorphs design to give a you a sort of stock bigger enemy to shoot at.

    Every once in a while I think that maybe, just maybe, I might give this game a go, and then I see new stuff like this (and I'm reminded that it is only three players and not four, which is still absurd for the sort of arcade shooter/L4D experience like this seems to be going for) that, while it does have its heart in the right place, just kind of sours the thought of ever playing. I'm very happy, of course, to see them really embracing elements from the prequels, and I definitely respect the attempts being made, but I think the RPG has been much more successful doing that despite Fireteam Elite's efforts.
    This isn't a Neomorph Queen, this is a Xenomorph Queen mutated with the pathogen
  9. JokersWarPig2
    I think this gives us pretty solid chances of getting an actual xeno queen fight at some point. As much as I'm looking forward to Pathogen its making me look forward to the inevitable colony clearing dlc even more.
  10. Nightmare Asylum
    The concept of doing a sort of "Pathogen Queen" is one that intrigues me, but this isn't really hitting the mark for me visually or narratively. So it's a "Queen" but also, it's incapable of breeding? So basically, it's just a big Neomorph that trades in most of the actual visual language of the Neomorphs design to give a you a sort of stock bigger enemy to shoot at.

    Every once in a while I think that maybe, just maybe, I might give this game a go, and then I see new stuff like this (and I'm reminded that it is only three players and not four, which is still absurd for the sort of arcade shooter/L4D experience like this seems to be going for) that, while it does have its heart in the right place, just kind of sours the thought of ever playing. I'm very happy, of course, to see them really embracing elements from the prequels, and I definitely respect the attempts being made, but I think the RPG has been much more successful doing that despite Fireteam Elite's efforts.
  11. BlueMarsalis79
    Speaking of the larger Pathogen creature in this.

    I now do get the concept of the arm being an unintended mutation that got passed down, so you have then the bulbous Pathogen that we fight, and specifically the brutes.

    But still... I just also wanted traditional Neomorphs.
  12. Kailem
    Yeah the ending as it is now teases Pala Station and more corporations and stuff on their way, so hopefully if we don't get any of that in this new one (which I doubt we will since the Neomorph/Pathogen enemies look to be the main draw) then hopefully they'll be featured in future DLC.

    It's also cool that we'll finally be getting a real boss fight in the game too, definitely looking forward to playing that.
  13. JokersWarPig2
    New trailer looks pretty cool, can't wait for it to drop next week.
    I'm really hoping we see a campaign that involves the UPP. They get mentioned a few times in the game and they're an untapped resource for the game and the lore.
  14. Nelostic
    Yeah!
    Now need DLC with
    Deacons Hive!
    And Deacon Queen!
    And King!
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