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Status Icons

The player Status Icons assist new and veteran players with knowing how they are being affected by multiple game events at once, especially during chaotic moments. Or learning the impact of specific mechanics, as well as their range. They will be displayed in the bottom left corner of the screen.

To display all the following icons, Hints On and High HUD Detail are required, you can find those in the Options menu. Some of these icons may still pop up with these options disabled.

Status Icons
Icons Name Description Details HUD Detail required
Healing  Heal You are being healed by a nearby Crag. High + Hints
Shield  Mucous Shield The Alien Commander provided you an additional shield through a Drifter. High
Shield  Vampirism Shield Your primary attacks provided you an additional shield through Vampirism. High
Burning  Fire You are burning and taking damages due to a Flamethrower. A Gorge can extinguish the fire with Heal Spray.
Status: Fire
  • is a Status effect
  • it is not the damage type Fire

Effects of being (on) Fire:

Check green Tip: Fire can greatly assist in assaulting fortified positions such as Hives and Tunnels.

Removal of On Fire

  • Heal Spray of the Gorge can instantly extinguish the Fire.
  • After the burning time limit of the weapon is reached.
Note: Currently only the Flame Thrower sets structures On Fire
Electrified  Electrified You are being under the effect of a Pulse Grenade from a field Marine. You are taking some damages, the rate of your attacks is temporary decreased and you cannot benefit from Drifter Enzyme od Mucous ability. High
Enzyme Cloud  Enzyme The Alien Commander has used a Drifter to temporary increase the rate of your attacks. High
Cloaked  Cloaked You are cloaked/invisible due to a nearby Shade or the use of Camouflage. Marines can barely see you unless you are being shot at or scanned. High
Corroding  Corrosion A Gorge is using its Bilebomb ability on you, dealing some Armor damages. High
Nano Shield  Nano Shield The Marine Commander is using his Nano Shield ability on you. Its effect lasts 3 secs and all damages are reduced by 32%. High
Catpack  Catalyst Pack The Marine Commander has dropped you a Catalyst Pack. Its effect lasts 5 secs and increases your speed by 50%. High
Armor HoT  Armor Healing A friendly Marine or MAC is using his Welder on you to restore your Armor, or you are using your own Welder on a damaged structure. High
Spores  Poison A Lerk has used the Spores ability, creating a cloud that lasts 4 seconds and deals 15 damages per second. High
Umbra  Umbra A Lerk has used the Umbra ability, creating a cloud that lasts 4 seconds and that remains 6 seconds once you are out of it. This cloud reduces incoming bullet damage by 25% on any Alien lifeform and structure. High
Nerve Gas  Nerve Gas A Marine has used a Nerve-Gas Grenade on you, creating a cloud that deals you Armor damages. High
Energized  Energize You are standing near a Shift dropped by the Alien Commander, increasing your Adrenaline regeneration. High + Hints
Parasited  Parasite A Skulk parasited you. It reveals your position to the Aliens, both on the Aliens' map (a Marines icon appears) and on the field (the target's model is highlighted). The effect of a parasite lasts 44 seconds and can't be lifted off. Any
Scanned  Scan You are either being scanned by the Marine Commander using the scan ability or you stand near an Observatory. It reveals your position to the Marines, both on the Marines' Map (a red dot appears) and on the field (a white circle surrounds the target). The effect of a scan lasts 10 seconds, but you can also walk away from the scanned area.
Status: Scan
Scan buildmenu
Duration: minimum after detection:
3 seconds

General UI


See Map.

See Scoreboard.

See Options, NS2+.

Aliens UI


See Alien Vision.

See Options, NS2+.

Marines UI


See Mini-Map.

See Options, NS2+.