Fix Aliens: Fireteam Elite Download Stuck or Slow Download Speed on Steam

Rachel Zang
Rachel Zang

Aliens: Fireteam Elite is less than an hour from release and there is no sign of preload yet, which means one thing there will be a rush and some strain on the server when the game is available for download. This isn’t the first time it’s happened with a game. If a game launches without preload, a large number of players attempt to download the game at the same time, which leads to the Aliens: Fireteam Elite download stuck or slow download. Fortunately, the problem has happened so many times with us, we know the exact solution and it’s pretty simple. So, if your download is slow or stuck, here is what you need to do.

Fix Aliens: Fireteam Elite Download Stuck

While the Steam client may be showing the download in progress that may not be what’s actually happening with the game and long-time users of the Steam client are familiar with it. The Steam client is unpacking the game files. Once it installs the installer and the unpacking is complete the download should be complete. So, even when the download is complete and the installation is underway, it would still show downloading. So, give it time and the issue may resolve on its own. Do not restart the Steam client or the system.

If the problem is actually with the download being stuck, the solution is to pause the download and start it again. This simple trick works for both situations when the download is stuck or the download speed is too slow. We have used this technique countless times when the download speed on Steam falls too low and we know that the current speed is not right. Failing that, there are some other things you can do.

If the Aliens Fireteam Elite download is still stuck, here are some things you can do.

  1. Restart the Steam and PC before downloading the game
  2. Clear download cache from Steam
  3. Settings > Downloads > Clear Download Cache > Ok.
  4. Change the Download Region
  5. Settings > Downloads > Download Region > select a server such as New Zealand or other > Ok
  6. Don’t use VPN while downloading as it can slow the download speed
  7. Change the Bandwidth Limit
  8. Settings > Downloads > Limit bandwidth to > select No Limit > Ok

Aliens Fireteam Elite is a co-op game that’s based on Aliens universe. The game has a decent review on most websites averaging 7 out of 10. While there are some issues with the stability on mid-range PCs, the game should run fine on most systems.

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Rachel is a student at Donghua University, Shanghai. She has been playing video games and participating in forums for over a decade. Something she credits her English language skills to. For the past 8 months, she has been a contributing writer with QM Games. While her choice of games is diverse, she's particularly interested in JRPGs.
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