|Forward Observation Pods|
|2 floors, 2 flight|
Forward Observation Pods are a complex of Pods built by Weyland-Yutani on LV1201 in the game Aliens v Predator 2 as a Research Station. Made up of Observation Pods 1-5, they are building complexes for civilian research.
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The events of the game are set 50 years after the destruction of Fiorina 'Fury' 161. Following the flight telemetry of the Derelict spacecraft found on LV426 where the Nostromo crew first encountered the Alien eggs in the film Alien, the Weyland-Yutani Corporation has discovered a planet with the ruins of an extraterrestrial civilization infested with Aliens. LV1201 and the Weyland-Yutani research station established there are the primary settings of the game. The facility is supervised by Dr. Eisenberg and consists of a Primary Operations Complex and a network of five Forward Observation Pods suspended over a canyon. A garrison of corporate mercenaries known as the "Iron Bears", lead by the general Rykov, provides security.
When the game begins Pod 5 has been destroyed; the cause of its destruction is revealed in the expansion pack Aliens versus Predator 2: Primal Hunt.
The events of Primal Hunt are set on LV1201, the same setting as the main game, but occur in an earlier time frame. The stories of the Alien and Predator characters begin five hundred years before the events of Aliens versus Predator 2 and continue in the year 2230, approximately six weeks before the events of the main game, which is also the time period of the human character's story. Primal Hunt revisits the Forward Observation Pods of the research facility and explains the destruction of Pod 5.
Predator maps Hunt, Trap, Interloper, Unexpected Allies, Old Debts, Honor and Death, Alien maps Abduction, Freedom, Marine maps Collateral Damage, Betrayal Predalien maps Body Bags, Free Fall and the Mercenary maps Artifact and Severance include the Forward Observation Pods.
The events of the game are set fifty years after the events of the film Alien 3 (film).