A hot fix is automatically applied at the "Press Start" screen when Aliens: Colonial Marines is connected to the internet. In general, hot fixes are used to temporarily address issues between major updates. Hot fixes are not permanent -- they are temporarily stored in memory during the game session and lost upon exiting Aliens: Colonial Marines. To ensure that you receive hot fixes, make sure that your system is connected to the internet when Aliens: Colonial Marines boots up.
An update contains changes that are permanently stored on your system and only needs to be downloaded once. Steam will automatically download and apply the latest Aliens: Colonial Marines updates. To ensure you have the latest update, simply restart Steam. All updates are cumulative; you only need to install the most recent version to receive all updates.
April 3, 2013 Hot Fixes
v1.4.0 Update (July 22, 2013)
v1.3.0 Update (June 11, 2013)
v1.2.0 Update (May 6, 2013)
v1.1.1 Update (April 9, 2013)
v1.1.0 Update (March 18, 2013)
v1.0.0 Update (February 11, 2013)
Support for Aliens: Colonial Marines is handled primarily by SEGA Support. You can reach SEGA Support at:
In addition, SEGA Support features a Knowledge Base with solutions to many common issues.
For SHiFT related requests, please create a new ticket using the Game Issue: 'Shift'.