Alienation now has weekly challenges and new loot


Better armor customization options

Local co-op support was the big post-release addition for Alienation, but Housemarque is back with another free update for its twin-stick shooter, as well as some DLC.

As of today, you'll now have Weekly Missions with "unusual rules" to tackle for rewards, and armor with customizable colors and different types of modifiers (e.g., "an armor that recharges your Rush faster, but makes Reload slower") are now among the loot you can earn in the game. Alienation also has a higher difficulty setting (Legend), a higher Hero Level cap, and six more Trophies.

On the paid side, Housemarque is selling a laser-ray secondary weapon (the Devastator) and a bouncing-projectile cannon heavy weapon (the Collapser); those are $4.99 together.

There's also a $0.99 Armor Paint Pack with three exclusive paints and the $4.99 Veteran Heroes Pack that enables you to start fresh characters at level 15 with immediate access to World Level 2 (it's sort of like new game plus). This DLC is all part of the season pass, if you happen to own that, but otherwise you can safely stick to the free stuff and have a jolly good time. That's what I'd recommend, anyway.

Changelog (patch 1.04 + 1.05)

Major additions:

  • Added weekly missions.
  • Added a new difficulty level.
  • Added collectible armor sets.
  • Added armor paint customization.
  • Added option to disable World Level 2 visuals.
  • Added new trophies.
  • Increased Hero Level cap by 25.
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes, tweaks and optimizations.

Major fixes:

  • Fixed the bug that caused players who were not part of the squad when the mission started to get worse loot (and worse score in Ark Ship).
  • Fixed Ark Ship score exploit bug and increased score cap for future scores. Quality of life improvements:
  • Added an option to lock your favorite inventory items so that they won't be accidentally salvaged.
  • Added a possibility to drop inventory items in local co-op so that they can be collected by another player.
  • Added salvage all option which salvages all unlocked inventory items in the current category.
  • Legendary items show up on minimap.


  • New secondary weapon: Devastator (DLC)
  • New heavy weapon: Collapser (DLC)
  • Start at level 15 (DLC)

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