- Play through the campaign
- Earn Requisition
- Hidden Caches
Aliens Fireteam Elite launched on 24 August, but it seems that the game is only becoming more and more popular. More and more players are entering the Aliens universe, venturing forth into Xenomorph marines. As you get in-game, you get to pick different Aliens classes, along with a variety of weapons that you can use. When you start, you only have access to the very basic weapons. If you are wondering how to unlock weapons in Aliens Fireteam Elite so you can build how you like, we have you covered.
Aliens Fireteam Elite: How to Unlock Weapons
There are several ways you can unlock weapons in Aliens Fireteam Elite.
Playing through the campaign is how you unlock weapons in Aliens Fireteam Elite. Near enough, every mission you play for the first time will guarantee to unlock a new weapon, attachment, skin or other content, especially if you find the hidden cache available on every weapon. The early missions start nice and smooth, unlocking new SMGs and Assault Rifles. However, as you get on through the campaign, you will earn more and more epic weapons, including flamethrowers, DMRs, and even unlock a whole new Recon class for completing the game.
We cannot underestimate how powerful finding Hidden Caches are. They give you weapon attachments, skins, and whole new weapons too. For example, the lucrative Kramer Assault Rifle is accessible in Hidden Caches, alongside other exclusive RNG weapons.
While you are playing through the campaign, you will naturally earn a currency called requisition. Requisition is the primary currency that you can get from completing various activities in the game. You can spend the requisition on various items, including buying new weapons. One example that springs to mind are the Demolitionist’s rocket launcher, or the dedicated bolt action sniper rifle for the Recon class, etc.
The only weapon you cannot get via the above weapons is the Heirloom. It is a sawn-off shotgun that is locked behind the Endeavor DLC. More of that will likely come in future content patches.
Aliens Fireteam Weapons List
If you wonder how many weapons there are in Aliens Fireteam Elite, we have tabled all the weapons in the game. We have an Aliens Fireteam Elite weapons tier list for you if you’re wondering how they stack up.
|Weapon Type||Weapon Name|
|Assault Rifles||AM16- Gruppa |
Kramer Assault Rifle
M41A2 Pulse Rifle
M41A3 Burst Rifle
M42A3 Scout Rifle
M42A3 Sniper Rifle
X46 Ballista Flechette Rifle
|CQW (Close Quarter Weapons)||DT-57 Medved |
LEM MP11 Stormsurge
M37A3 Pump Shotgun
Type 21 Tactical Shotgun
Type 76 Auto Shotgun
Type 99 Incinerator
X43 Barrage Flechette Submachinegun
|Handguns||Kramer .50 Magnum |
M10 Auto Pistol
Type 78 Burst Pistol
Type 95 Combat Pistol
|Heavy Weapons||L56A3 Smartgun |
M12A1 Rocket Launcher
M12 RPG Launcher
M94 Impact Grenade
M95 Grenade Launcher
Please note that not every class can use your recently unlocked weapons. Each class has very specific primary and secondary weapons. The Demolitionist is almost exclusively the Heavy Weapon user, while the Technician’s primary weapon is restricted to handguns. There’s no point in unlocking a desirable weapon if you don’t plan on using the weapon on your class and difficulty level.
This concludes our how to unlock weapons in Aliens Fireteam Elite guide. We hope you enjoyed this content. If you did, why not check out our other Aliens guides?