Aliens Fireteam Elite adds crossplay, prestige progression and a turret babysitting game mode
Aliens Fireteam Elite adds crossplay, prestige progression and a turret babysitting game mode

Aliens Fireteam Elite adds crossplay, prestige progression and a turret babysitting game mode

If there’s one thing shooter fans love, it’s stopping what they’re doing (usually shooting things) to make sure a stationary turret is full of ammo and not damaged. This is the basic purpose of a new game mode added Alien: Fireteam Elite earlier this week, which is called, appropriately enough, Restock Turrets.

“Restock Turrets is a new game mode where you have to fend off Xenomorphs coming from all directions while keeping your turrets stocked to defend your positions. Do you have what it takes to avoid wave after wave? Or will you crash like a Power Loader without a fuel cell?”

There are a few other pieces to this latest update, most notably the cross-platform launch of the game to Xbox, PlayStation, and Steam players, as well as the introduction of prestige ranks that players can earn when their character reaches the regular level cap of 20; prestige ranks max out at 100 and grant distinct rewards every 10 levels, such as outfits, headgear, weapon colors, decals, emotes, and nameplates. Other components of the update include more weapons and the Challenge Card Reprocessor that allows players to discard three unwanted challenge cards for a new one.

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This update marks the end of the co-op shooter’s first roadmap. From here on out, the developers at Cold Iron Studios will be working on its Pathogen DLC, which is set to land on August 30. Meanwhile, there are turrets to restock.

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