Fireteam Elite Season 1 starts tomorrow and features a new class
Aliens: Fireteam Elite will see its first season of content kick off tomorrow, and with it a ton of cosmetic items, different accessories, and a whole new class in the game in the form of the Phalanx.
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According to a recent snapshot of the class of Phil Hornshaw of GameSpot, the Phalanx will sport a deployable shield that helps keep the Xenomorph threat at bay while your team tries to take them down. The shield is able to defend players from melee damage and other types of attacks and makes the Phalanx class act more like a tank than anything the game has to offer at the moment.
Releasing with Season 1 on September 8, the new Phalanx class and its collapsible shields will allow you to serve as a mobile bunker for your Fireteam. They are armed with a one-handed handgun and CQW, and when overrun they can unleash a shock pulse at close range to disrupt enemies. pic.twitter.com/o27D9MrsRj
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The preview also notes that the phalanx shield is very effective, but can only be used with handguns and close-range weapons, so players who want to use the class will want to stay close to a teammate or be very skilled with smaller weapons in order to survive longer. The Phalanx class also comes with its own ability, Shock Pulse, which allows it to unleash a shock attack at close range that stuns nearby enemies and can stun other enemies.
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The Phalanx class will arrive with season 1 of Aliens: Fireteam Elite, which is free to anyone who currently owns the game. Just like other games these days, Aliens: Fireteam Elite will follow a seasonal structure that will give players regular content.
Aliens: Fireteam Elite is available now for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X | S and PC.