On this page of the Aliens: Fireteam Elite game guide, you will find the most important beginner's tips. These are aimed at new players, but players familiar with the genre will also find the information useful to understand the game mechanics better.
- Teamwork first!
- Listen to the notifications and look at the radar!
- Don't waste ammo and items
- The more difficult the mission, the more profitable it is
- Keep upgrading your character class
- Prepare yourself for the fight before the crucial interaction
- You can escape from the enemy unit's grip by yourself
In Aliens: Fireteam Elite, you explore the map in teams of three. The characters are controlled by other players or bots if you choose to play solo. While it's almost impossible with bots, you should try to cooperate when you play with other players. To communicate, you can use voice chat and the ping system.
It's important not to do everything yourself, because then you will most likely die and weaken your team. Therefore, you should keep in a group, and when the situation requires it, share responsibilities and protect each other.
Listen to the notifications and look at the radar!
The voice messages of one of the captains and the radar are strongly linked. Notifications may appear at the bottom of the screen to let you know where a specific threat is coming from. This is very helpful, as in some cases there may be many things happening on the screen at once and you may not have enough time to react.
Same goes for the radar. Watch it to note if there are new points informing you of incoming enemies. This will help you avoid being surprised by your opponents.
Don't waste ammo and items
When it comes to ammunition, you should be careful not to waste it too quickly. At certain points on the map, you will have to protect yourself against subsequent enemy reinforcements. Usually, an ammo crate can be found in such areas, which replenishes all of your ammunition, although you should make sure not to waste the ammo for your strongest weapons on the weakest units.
To replenish ammunition, you first need to reach one of these ammunition points, which will most likely require you to use some of your ammo in the process. Therefore, you should avoid wasting your resources. You should only use up all of your ammo in the proximity of an ammo crate.
The more difficult the mission, the more profitable it is
In Aliens: Fireteam Elite, when preparing for a mission, you can use Challenge Cards. They can make the game more difficult (or easy) in a variety of ways or give you difficult objectives to complete, but after completing the mission, you will get a multiplier to the points you get at the very end, allowing you to obtain even more credits.
Keep upgrading your character class
Once you have earned a certain amount of experience points and currency in the game, you can spend it on upgrades, such as new abilities, weapons or weapon additions. Even seemingly small improvements significantly affect the gameplay. Therefore, before attempting your current mission, it's a good idea to enter your character's class screen and see if you can upgrade something.
Prepare yourself for the fight before the crucial interaction
As you progress through the rooms in a mission, you'll usually find yourself in a location full of crates, ammo, and first aid kits. Usually, you will have to interact with a given object or perform a particular action. This will initiate the onslaught of enemy hordes, so it's a good idea to replenish items and ammunition in advance, as well as set up traps and turrets in key locations. This will allow you to more effectively repel the enemy forces and lower your chances of death.
You can escape from the enemy unit's grip by yourself
If they get too close or attack you by surprise, Xenomorphs can grab your character, dealing damage over time. The fastest way is to shoot at the Xenomorph holding a given person to make it let go of its victim. However, if you can't count on the help of your comrades, you can get out of the enemy's deadly embrace by yourself. Buttons will appear on the screen, which you will need to press in quick succession. If you manage to press the correct keys several times, you will be released from the creature's grip.
However, if you are playing on the highest difficulty level, the grip can be deadly and you won't get the opportunity to free yourself, so keep an eye out for any Xenomorphs that might try to sneak up on you.