Acheron aims to offer the players the ultimate Colonial Marines experience (within the limits of the Refractor engine). Inspired by James Cameron's legendary sequel to Alien, it brings the weaponry of the US Colonial Marine Corps to the last moddable Battlefield title, to eliminate the xenomorph threat once and for all.
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Possible future goals include maps taking place in the Hadley's Hope colony on Acheron and many locations from the expanded universe
If you have any ideas/suggestions about the mod, please, feel free to let us know. Any help is much much appreciated.
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it's been over five years since the development on Acheron has started but I am happy to announce that the mod is finally entering an alpha phase. Unfortunately, our team couldn't really get any smaller and although I am very proud of what we've managed to bring with this new release, it is what your average modding team might manage in less than half the time. Either way, we hope that you'll enjoy the alpha build of Acheron! Here is some of the new content you'll find in it.
SPAWN MENU/SCOREBOARD OVERHAUL
Once again, we took inspiration from the "sentry gun scene" from the Director's Cut of Aliens to create an original, retrofuturistic heads-up display.
COMMO ROSE OVERHAUL
Infantry Rose / Vehicle Rose / Squad/Commander Rose
ADJUSTABLE HUD COLOUR
The HUD colour can now be adjusted by changing CROSSHAIR COLOR in the HUD SETTINGS tab of the main menu, just remember not to make it too dark.
IMPROVED MOTION TRACKER HUD
Each player can now use their commo rose to "request" a fire extinguisher from one of the passenger seats in the back of the APC. Having requested one, an engineer kit will be spawned at your feet as soon as you exit the vehicle. Just pick it up and start extinguishing but remember that each player can only request one fire extinguisher kit per round.
CONQUEST: HIVE ASSAULT MODE
Your team must eliminate all of your opponent's reinforcements to win. Alternatively, you can go for a swift victory by directly assaulting the hive, capturing all control points on the map and eliminating the remaining enemies. Watch out for the facehuggers, if one gets you and you become a chestburster, you must capture all control points on the map and hunt down the remaining enemies to win.
The alpha comes with four maps - two day maps and two night maps with the APC appearing on one of each. As you can see the alien queen model is still very much unfinished and serves only as a placeholder but it absolutely can be eliminated in order to destroy the hive.
Bracken's World, the new map, hasn't been finished either but is available in the multiplayer as a test location. You can find two variants of the APC there as well as what can only be described as an early test of the UD-4L Cheyenne dropship barely capable of taking off.
Something a couple of you asked for has finally came true. Acheron can now be run with Project Remaster assets, all you need is to have the v14 of Project Remaster installed and the rest takes care of itself!
A huge thank you to BF2142 Project Remaster developers, especially illicitSoul who was kind enough to make this irrefusable offer to us!
We hope you'll have fun with the alpha version. As always, any feedback is greatly appreciated!