As your team of marines venture through derelict space stations and underground caverns, you will come across many different types of Xenomorphs in Aliens: Fireteam Elite.

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Each type of Xeno will have unique attacks and attributes that will make you need to change your tactics or risk death.

This guide will cover everything that you need to know about each type of Xenomorph in Aliens: Fireteam Elite.

What Is The Burster In Aliens: Fireteam Elite?

Aliens Fireteam Elite Bursters in corridor

One of the earliest Xenomorph variants that you will come across in Aliens: Fireteam Elite is the Burster.

The Burster is covered in a green glow. When it gets close, the Burster will explode in an acidic blast, damaging anyone nearby.

Fortunately, Bursters have similar health to the standard Xenomorphs, so you should be able to kill them before they get close.


What Is The Prowler In Aliens: Fireteam Elite?

Aliens: Fireteam Elite Prowler Pinning Alone Marine

Whilst Fireteam Elite is mostly an action game, there are certainly some jump scares that you should watch out for.

The Prowler is the king of scares, leaping out of the shadows to pick off weaker members of your team.

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Prowlers will pin you down and swipe at you, draining your health quickly. If you are pinned by one, there will be a Quick-Time Event in which you must press three buttons to escape the Prowler's grasp.

When you are moving towards a new objective, keep your eyes peeled for Prowlers hiding in the shadows.

What Is The Drone In Aliens: Fireteam Elite?

Aliens Fireteam Elite Drone running on rooftop

If you've played Alien: Isolation, then you'll be familiar with the Drone. It acts very similarly to the Xenomorph that stalks the player in Isolation, darting into ventilation ducts between attacks.

When the Drone sees you, it will charge in your direction. If it makes impact, you will be knocked to the ground and won't be able to attack.

To kill the Drone, make sure you roll to avoid its attacks and then open fire before it reaches a vent.

What Is The Warrior In Aliens: Fireteam Elite?

Aliens Fireteam Elite Killing Xenomorph Warrior

The Warrior is very similar to the Xenomorph Drone, albeit more intimidating. With more armor and much stronger attacks, the Warrior is a menacing foe that you will struggle against throughout the first campaign, Priority One, especially.

To kill a Xenomorph Warrior, you need to use your skills and abilities to deal extra damage. If you just stand and shoot, you'll take a lot of damage.

Have a Technician use their traps to stun the Warrior, whilst someone using the Demolisher class deals the bulk of the damage.

What Is The Spitter In Aliens: Fireteam Elite?

Aliens Fireteam Elite Spitter across room

If you've previously played the Left 4 Dead series, then the idea behind the Spitter will be very familiar to you.

This enemy will propel balls of acid at you, creating harmful pools when they hit the floor.

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Like Bursters, Spitters don't have much health and can be killed quickly with most weapons. They do prefer to attack from a distance, so you might want to switch to a long-range gun to be most effective.

What Is The Crusher In Aliens: Fireteam Elite?

Aliens Fireteam Elite Crusher in dark industrial room

As you get further into Aliens: Fireteam Elite, you will come across the Crusher. This is a larger Xeno with an armored head, which it uses to ram you during encounters.

However, this exposes a key weakness. If you avoid the Crusher's charge and let it run past, you will be able to shoot at its back. Take this opportunity to blast the Crusher in the back with everything that you've got and you should be able to deal plenty of damage.

What Are Facehuggers In Aliens: Fireteam Elite?

Alien Isolation Facehugger attached to an NPCs face

Unlike the Crusher, Facehuggers are small and quick. They won't latch on to your face permanently as they do in the Alien movies, but they will drain your health fast.

Thankfully, Facehuggers are relatively weak, so you won't need to waste much ammo on them. As you explore areas, you will find Facehugger eggs scattered around that you can destroy to stop them from spawning.

What Is The Praetorian In Aliens: Fireteam Elite?

Aliens Fireteam Elite Praetorian grabbing player

The Praetorian is the most difficult Xenomorph that you will face - except the Alien Queen that appears at the end of Aliens: Fireteam Elite, which we'll cover next.

Like the Drone and Warrior, the Praetorian is an armored, bipedal Xeno that will charge at you and unleash quick melee attacks.

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As with the Warrior, you should use the strongest weaponry that you have access to when fighting the Praetorian.

Heavy weapons, such as the rocket launcher and grenade launcher, will be very effective against the Praetorian, so make sure someone on your team has one equipped during the final campaign.

What Is The Alien Queen In Aliens: Fireteam Elite?

Aliens Fireteam Elite Using Flamethrower On Xenos

The Alien Queen is a formidable beast that will hunt you during the final mission in Aliens: Fireteam Elite. After defending against swarms of Xenos, you will need to escape the Katanga Refinery.

As you make your way back towards the elevator, the Alien Queen will awaken and chase you through the wreckage.

Her attacks are extremely powerful, and there is no way to fight back against the Queen without dying. You can't kill her, so try to make it out of the refinery alive to escape her grasp.

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