How to farm weapon parts

One of the best aspects of Aliens: Fireteam Elite is shooter and depth of customization when it comes to individual classes and arsenal loadouts. The FoxNext team proudly boasts that this game features over 30 weapons and over 70 different attachments for the weapons in this game.

To many, this can seem a bit tedious. In this game, there are different ways to earn different weapon attachments which will then increase your character’s overall combat rating. Each mission in the game has a recommended combat rating which can be taken as a stat check.

Do not worry, this guide will help you acquire a handful of email attachments, even guns due to similar ways to get them too.

How to farm weapon parts in Aliens: Fireteam Elite

Weapons can work better and better with more unique parts, as those parts can do things like grant a player extra ammo, faster reload, better weapon stability, and more.

Find the hidden cache in each mission


Each mission in this game has a hidden cache placed randomly. They look a lot like the orange ammo crates spread throughout the missions. The only difference is that hidden caches tend to think outside the box.

I would advise you to go through areas that you wouldn’t normally explore if you play the objectives. Don’t just go to the next waypoint. Do your research, look past some hallways that the game doesn’t really guide you to. You might even grab a few pieces from Intel along the way.

Hidden caches also don’t always appear in the same areas. They can appear at the start of a mission just before the last firefight. Watch out for them every time, they sometimes grant you some sort of weapon accessory like a sight for a gun.

Complete tactical opportunities


Tactical Opportunities are the daily and weekly challenges in this game. These opportunities would have challenges like “Kill (x number) enemies with fire” or “Complete a mission from the Priority One campaign” or other campaigns.

These daily and weekly opportunities are pretty straightforward, although there can be some more difficult ones, like completing any mission on Intense or more difficult. Don’t worry if you miss some dailies or weeklies, they reset and have very generous payouts.

Daily Challenges reward you with 800 Requisition Credits, a Daily Tactical Opportunity Pack, and 60 Rep Certificates. Also, there are two per day, so double that amount. However, Weekly Challenges give you 5,500 Credits, a Weekly Opportunity Pack, and 300 Rep Scrip. Credits can be used to purchase weapons and weapon accessories in the Armory.

Technically, this is a method of farming money, but the Tactical Opportunity Packs are what make finding these challenges worth it. They both have a chance to grant you weapon attachments.

Successful challenges


A challenge thrown in Aliens: Fireteam Elite is when you play a normal campaign mission with a difficult twist added. Such challenges can include things like playing an entire mission without a HUD or having double cooldowns for your abilities. Depending on the rarity of the card, the higher the stakes, but also the higher the rewards.

Be on the lookout for cards that grant a multiplicative bonus to credits, or in my case in the screenshot, a random attachment. You can acquire additional challenge cards by completing daily and weekly objectives, as well as purchasing additional card packs from the SSGT Park special stock in the armory.

You will need to use Rep Scrip to purchase the map packs from Park. Fortunately, this currency is not the same currency used to purchase weapons, perks, and attachments.


The reason I recommend that you earn additional attachments before new weapons are because attachments are more universal for weapon classes. It is best to stick with a single weapon until it reaches 4 star rank, maximizing its innate advantages. When you then switch to another weapon, it will have parts in reserve to give you a tactical advantage.

Aliens: Fireteam is out now on PlayStation 4 and 5, Xbox One and Series S / X, and PC via Steam. Check out more guides and our review of the game here.

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