Game updates

Below, you find a list of release updates.

For updates, that are currently in testing, check the items currently in beta or the beta update archive for a history of changes.

  • Update – January 19, 2023Update - January 19, 2023
    A hotfix to address issues in ranked play has been released. Fixed grub stomping counting as alien kills in places it was not intended to, such as the achievements Smoking Barrels and Damage Amped. Fixed marines getting stuck in fire extinguisher particles, ...
  • Update – October 27, 2022Update - October 27, 2022
    Hot off the tail of last week’s update, here are some fixes for bugs reported by the community. Weapons IAF Medical Gun: Fixed collision being oriented differently than the visible model. CR18 Freeze Grenades: Fixed collision being oriented differently than the visible model. Flashlight ...
  • Update – October 20, 2022Update - October 20, 2022
    Today’s update fixes some inconsistencies in various weapons and campaigns. It also adds the ability to assign screen effects to individual marines, and a new trigger to apply different HDR settings to different areas of a map. Campaigns Jacob’s Rest: Timor Station: ...
  • Update – September 3, 2022Update - September 3, 2022
    As Season 2 of Heroes of the Interstellar Armed Forces comes to an end, we are changing the competition from quarterly to monthly. We’ve also got a wide assortment of bugfixes and a few new VScript functions. Campaigns Jacob’s Rest: Rydberg Reactor: ...
  • Update – August 22, 2022Update - August 22, 2022
    As we continue preparing for the 6th anniversary update in 2023, there are some UI improvements and bugfixes we would like to release sooner. Notably, we’ve made font rendering more consistent for non-Latin character sets and added support for workshop ...
  • Update – August 2, 2022Update - August 2, 2022
    This update contains some bugfixes for the July 31st release. Translations Updated Brazilian Portuguese translation. Updated German translation. Updated Italian translation. Updated Japanese translation. Updated Russian translation. Fixed an issue where the wrong translation could be partially loaded at startup. Misc Fixed a crash when opening the voting menu ...
  • Update – July 31, 2022Update - July 31, 2022
    Today’s update contains changes to computer interaction, a new advanced volume settings menu, new graphics for gas grenades, a new translation and many translation updates, some polish to the user interface, and of course, bug fixes. Campaigns Tears for Tarnor: Abandoned Maintenance ...
  • Update – July 8, 2022Update - July 8, 2022
    Today’s update is a maintenance build. It is mostly bug fixes, with a few new toys for mappers to play with. Steam Deck Compatibility In case you missed it, Alien Swarm: Reactive Drop is now Steam Deck Verified! As always, report anything ...
  • Update – June 26, 2022Update - June 26, 2022
    Hotfix Reverted SynTek Residential lighting. Reduced melee knockback. Fixed missing alt fire description for Model 35 Pump-action Shotgun. Updated German translation.
  • Update – June 25, 2022Update - June 25, 2022
    Today’s update is a big one–by file size, at least–and includes bugfixes, some new convars, translation updates, and map changes that pave the way for future translation improvements. Additionally, the final community medal, Reporter, has been granted to some people. If ...