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 mask based on the Sectoids from the XCOM video game series; a team-colored, bobbing mask of a stereotypical Grey alien, held by a black belt strapped around the back of the Pyro's head.

This item was awarded in Genuine quality to players who pre-purchased 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


  • The item's name is derived from Area 51, a classified United States Air Force (USAF) base 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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