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Aliens: Fireteam Elite FAQ

24th Aug 2021

Latest Update: August 11, 2022

Q: What is Aliens: Fireteam Elite - Pathogen?
A: Pathogen is the first paid expansion to Aliens: Fireteam Elite. It brings a new campaign and three new story missions to players. There will be new maps, new enemies, and loads of unlockables and rewards.

Q: What is the release date for Pathogen?
A: Pathogen will release on August 30th, 2022.

Q: Is the Pathogen expansion included in the Deluxe edition?
A: The Pathogen expansion is not included in the Deluxe edition.

Q: Will matchmaking allow players who don’t own the expansion to match with those who do in the new missions?
A: No, only players who own Pathogen will be able to match when playing the new campaign missions.

Q. Why am I experiencing lag and/or latency issues?
A: Aliens: Fireteam Elites is a peer-to-peer game with crossplay. If you encounter unexpected latency or connectivity issues, it may be due to the host having an older generation platform or a poor internet connection. If these issues persist, you can turn off crossplay in your settings.

Q: Is Aliens: Fireteam Elite a live service game?
A: No, Aliens: Fireteam Elite is not a live service game. It will have four free seasonal content updates (separate from Expansions), but it has never been the plan for this to be a continuously updated live service game.

Q: Can Aliens: Fireteam Elite be played in split screen or via LAN for local multiplayer?
A: Aliens Fireteam Elite can only be played in multiplayer while online, and you can invite your friends to play with you through the respective platform's friends list. Note that you also have the option to play solo offline with bots in your team.

Q: What is included in the Deluxe Edition?
A: The Deluxe edition includes the standard game plus all cosmetic DLCs in the Year One Endeavor Pass. This does not include content DLCs such as expansions.

Q: What is the Endeavor Pass?
A: The Endeavor Pass is included in the Deluxe Edition of Aliens: Fireteam Elite, and grants 4 cosmetic DLC packs released throughout the first year since launch. These DLC packs include cosmetic items, in-game currency, consumables, and challenge cards.

Q: Are all outfits available for all class Kits?
A: No. Newer class kits will not have access to DLC skins released before their launch.

Q: What is Cold Iron Studios’ stance on modding?
A: Modifying Aliens: Fireteam Elite in any way is currently not supported or encouraged by Cold Iron Studios. In order to prevent negatively affecting the experience of other players, players who modify their game will not be able to use public matchmaking. Private matchmaking will remain enabled.

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