How XP works in Aliens: Colonial Marines

Before you jump into the online world of Aliens: Colonial Marines, you'll want to play through the single player campaign. Marines can earn experience in both single and multiplayer, meaning you'll be able to have a consistent loadout whether you play online or off.

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Before you jump into the online world of Aliens: Colonial Marines, you'll want to play through the single player campaign. Marines can earn experience in both single and multiplayer, meaning you'll be able to have a consistent loadout whether you play online or off.

"The great thing about that is, if you are more into single player, you can get just as many upgrades and weapons before you even play multiplayer for the first time," senior producer Matt Powers told Shacknews.

Naturally, Marines and Xenomorphs have different upgrade paths, and the experience earned as a Marine won't count towards developing your Alien. Xenos are playable only in multiplayer, so "it also forces you to play multiplayer in order to upgrade your Xenos, so you have this variety of gameplay in the form of two distinct upgrade paths."

For more, read our impressions of playing as a Xenomorph in our latest multiplayer preview.

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    October 22, 2012 10:30 AM

    Alan Tsang posted a new article, How XP works in Aliens: Colonial Marines.

    Before you jump into the online world of Aliens: Colonial Marines, you'll want to play through the single player campaign. Marines can earn experience in both single and multiplayer, meaning you'll be able to have a consistent loadout whether you play online or off.

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      October 22, 2012 10:35 AM

      I like that idea. good work fellas

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      October 22, 2012 10:47 AM

      Caveat: they failed to mention that 'without warning, your XP may be reset and your upgrades may be made unrecoverable.'

      /Borderlands 2

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        October 22, 2012 11:12 AM

        Not sure if being sarcastic or not.

        But my BL2 never reset on me and I have over 70+ hours logged.

        To my knowledge only the people who hacked their game, IE: more golden keys, had their stats reset.