Here's everything you need to know about Aliens: Fireteam Elite

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We're a few days out from Aliens Fireteam Elite and it really could be one of the underdogs for a few awards this year. In a year when so many games have been pushed back, delayed, or downright cancelled... It's sat in the shadows - Watching like a Xenomorph in the vents.

Here's everything you need to know about Aliens Fireteam Elite ahead of launch.

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CROSSPLAY - Is Aliens Fireteam Elite getting it?

Sadly, it doesn't look like Aliens Fireteam Elite is getting crossplay features anytime soon. Gamespot spoke to a few developers earlier and Aliens Fireteam Elite's matchmaking features were discussed.

Zinkievich, CEO of Cold Iron Studios - the team behind Aliens Fireteam Elite - told Gamespot...

"... there is currently no plan for cross-play at this time."

For a game specifically designed for cooperative gameplay, this is disappointing. It wasn't ruled out completely, but it certainly doesn't sound like it's on the cards anytime soon. It'll be cross-generational though, so you'll be able to play with your PS4 friends if you're on a PS5.

Aliens: Fireteam Elite Release Date

Aliens: Fireteam Elite will release on Tuesday, 24 August and will be available on PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PS4 and PS5. If you're buying the PC version and want to know what the system requirements are, we've got you covered.

Aliens: Fireteam Elite Content


Aliens: Fireteam Elite is a co-op horde shooter but can be played in single-player with AI teammates. Developer Cold Iron Studios has also committed to making and major updates for the game FREE including a 4K/60fps patch and future season updates.

The game plays a lot like Back 4 Blood but in space, with Xenomorphs. That isn't a knock on either game. In fact, while each title has a similar gameplay style, they're incredibly unique in how they handle their overall game design.

Aliens: Fireteam Elite Editions

If you pre-order any edition of Aliens: Fireteam Elite you'll receive the Hardened Marine Pack which includes a Digital Red Camo Weapon Skin, Bandana Accessory, Chestburster Emote and Weapon Decal Pack.

Beyond this, there are two versions of the game. The standard edition just includes the game plus the pre-order bonus. The Deluxe edition includes the following;

  • Base Game
  • Endeavour Pass: Four upcoming seasonal DLC packs which contain cosmetic items only (no pay 2 win content)
  • Endeavour Veteran Pack: Includes Heirloom Standoff Shotgun plus additional cosmetic items
  • Hardened Marine Pre-Order Pack

Aliens: Fireteam Elite Download Size

The file size for Aliens: Fireteam Elite has been revealed and you'll need at least 28GB of free space on PC.

The PS5/PS4 file that has been uploaded to the PlayStation Store comes in at just under 13GB, but this is without any kind of Day One update/patch applied.