Aliens: Dark Descent Update Lets You Disable The Death Clock

Published: August 1, 2023 8:28 AM /


Key art for Aliens: Dark Descent, depicting a squad moving towards the camera alongside the game's logo

A new Aliens: Dark Descent update has arrived, and there's good news if you're easily stressed out by in-game timers.

According to the latest patch notes, the new update for the tactical strategy game adds the ability to remove the "death clock", which refers to an in-game timer that kicks in towards the end of the campaign.

The clock's duration differs depending on difficulty level, but now, you can simply remove it entirely, giving you as much time as you like to finish up Aliens: Dark Descent's seriously sinister story.

This update isn't just adding the ability to remove the death clock, though.

Also coming as part of this update is the option to skip the Pioneer Station prologue mission, assuming you've completed said mission at least once.

This should free you up to master Aliens: Dark Descent's tactical gameplay without needing to worry about having your hand held at the start of a new campaign.

A squad of marines moving through a xeno hive in Aliens: Dark Descent
The latest Aliens: Dark Descent update should make your trips through the xeno hive a little less stressful.

In addition to the above features, another anti-frustration improvement has also been made in the latest update.

Aliens: Dark Descent should now autosave each time you exit the Otago, so any changes you've made to your base or marines should stick automatically now.

This should prevent those frustrating moments when you realize you haven't saved after a lengthy set of customization and optimization changes.

Of course, the update also contains an absolute ton of bug fixes and optimizations, so make sure to check out the full patch notes if you want to know everything that's new.

You can play Aliens: Dark Descent right now on PC, PlayStation, and Xbox. 

The game is a tactical action title in which you guide squads of marines through xenomorph-infested areas while also uncovering an original narrative set within the iconic Aliens universe.

Developer Tindalos says it'll continue to implement user feedback for future updates, too, so if you play it and have some suggestions, be sure to let them know.


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