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, craftable, and able to be used in crafting.


  • This hat's name is derived from the urban legend of Area 51, where alien spacecrafts and technology are allegedly held, and 451, the Fahrenheit temperature at which paper burns.


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