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Alien Day - Terminal Containment Update

25th Apr 2023

Happy Alien Day, Colonial Marines. The original Alien film takes place on the moon Archeron, or LV-426. So every 4/26 we get to celebrate our favorite sci-fi franchise. Last year, we brought the celebration to Aliens: Fireteam Elite with a free weapon skin for all players - the ‘Close Encounter.’ This year we’re going even bigger with multiple exciting cosmetics, a new horde map, and a brand new way to play!

Aliens: Fireteam Elite on the Nintendo Switch
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That’s right, starting today you can now play Aliens: Fireteam Elite on the Nintendo Switch! Every piece of content that has launched on other platforms is going to be available on Nintendo Switch Cloud Streaming, as well - every patch, every free update, every new cosmetic, and the Pathogen DLC expansion. 

Nintendo Switch players won’t be alone when they dive into Katanga for the first time, Aliens: Fireteam Elite is launching on the console with full crossplay support enabled. This means that Xbox, PlayStation, PC, and Nintendo players can squad up together for every map and mission in the game to take on the Xenomorph scourge.

The Nintendo Switch Cloud Streaming version of the game supports multiple ways to play - keep it docked to your television for vivid, full-screen Xenomorph conquering action or undock the console and experience the power of Katanga in the palm of your hand. Plus, if standard dual-JoyCon play isn’t your cup of tea, Aliens: Fireteam Elite on Nintendo Switch also supports the official Pro Controller. 

Terminal Containment

The Nintendo Switch isn’t the only platform getting something to celebrate today. We’re also launching the brand new Terminal Containment horde map on PlayStation, Xbox, PC and Switch. As a thank you for sticking with us for so long and being such dedicated fans, the new horde map is 100% FREE.

Terminal Containment Trailer
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Terminal Containment sees your Fireteam entering a large, single-floor interior map with multiple points of entry to worry about. The center control room zone is a reliable spot to mount your defenses at, but as the horde waves pile on you’ll have to make sure you’re checking every angle and coordinating with your squad to make it out alive. Survive at least 10 waves on Intense, Extreme, or Insane and you’ll be able to unlock a variety of weapon cosmetics to show off just how ruthless you are.

We hope every Colonial Marine and Fireteam around the globe enjoys this Alien Day update - we’re hard at work on more exciting stuff that we can’t wait to share with you, but none of this would have been possible without your continued support. Until next time, Marines. 

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