Area 451

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The Sniper repelling an alien invasion

The Area 451 is a promotional cosmetic item for the Pyro. It is a bobbing mask that resembles a stereotypical Grey alien.

The Area 451 was awarded in Genuine quality to players who pre-ordered XCOM: Enemy Unknown before October 9, 2012.

Update history

September 4, 2012 Patch

  • The Area 451 was added to the game.

October 17, 2012 Patch

  • [Undocumented] The Area 451 is now tradable, giftable, and craftable.


  • The name of this hat is derived from a classified United States Air Force (USAF) base, Area 51, in which alien spacecraft and technology are believed to be held, along with 451 degrees Fahrenheit, the ignition temperature for paper.


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