On Planet 4
After Captain Oram declared that the crew will investigate Planet 4 rather than continue traveling to Origae-6, Oram, Cole and his colleagues travel with Oram and several others to conduct the investigation. After setting down on Planet 4, Karine Oram and Ledward split apart from the rest of the team to conduct an investigation of the planet's surface.
The remaining members of the expedition team eventually discovered a crashed Engineer ship; Cole and Ankor were ordered by Lopé to remain outside and secure the premises while the others investigated the ship.
Shortly afterward, Karine Oram reports that Ledward is ill. At the same time, Hallett contracts a similar illness (unbeknownst to themselves and the others, they had been infected with Neomorph spores). Cole helps escort Hallett back to the dropship.
Upon returning to the dropship, Cole and the others were greeted by the destruction of the ship following a misguided effort to kill the Neomorph born from Ledward. Seconds later, a second Neomorph Bloodburster rips its way out of Hallett's throat and mouth, killing him while the others watch in horror. Following this, Cole helped secure the area with the remaining security personnel.
Ambush in the wheat field
Later on, one of the Neomorphs returned to attack the team. Cole, Ankor and Rosie fired at the creature in an attempt to kill it. However, this only angered it, resulting in Ankor's death when the creature spun around and struck him with its tail, mutilating his face and killing him. Cole was then attacked by the creature and taken to the ground; he was saved when Rosie fired at the creature, distracting it long enough for Cole to crawl away. The Neomorph itself was eventually shot dead.
The team's relief was short-lived, as the second Neomorph then appeared. It attacked Rosie and began mauling her to death; Cole attempted to shoot the creature but owing to the low visibility and risk of shooting Sarah in the process, he was unable to. To the crew's relief, a synthetic named David showed up and fired a flare gun into the air, scaring the creature away. David then ordered the team to follow him to his safe haven. With no way to contact the Covenant and a storm preventing the Covenant from getting to them anyway, they had no choice but to follow him.
Inside the temple
After arriving at David's temple, Cole helped re-establish communications with the Covenant. After requesting extraction, they were told they had to wait until morning to be rescued due to the storm. Cole along with the others remained inside the temple until morning.
- "I found her, Sergeant. I found her..."
- ―Cole upon discovering Rosie's mangled corpse (from Alien: Covenant)
With morning time nearing, Lopé and Cole decided to gather the necessary supplies and prep for EVAC. While arming themselves, they were told by Daniels to stay in radio contact while she searches for Walter and David. The two then searched the temple for Chris. Cole eventually found Oram, who was dead with his chest horrifically ripped open by a Chestburster.
As Cole looked around, he was ambushed by a Facehugger, which latched itself on to his gun. Cole threw it off and tried to shoot it, though it dodged his gunfire and instead ran toward Lopé. As the two tried to locate it, it attacked Lopé and latched on to his face. As Lopé struggled to pull the Facehugger off, Cole ran over to him and using his knife he cut it off and threw it aside, saving Lopé - though the resultant acid spray still burnt Lopé's left cheek and left him screaming in agony.
As Cole tried to bandage Lopé's wound, the Xenomorph born from Oram appeared from an overhead shaft. Shocked, Lopé immediately got up and ran off as it immediately dropped down and landed on Cole, pinning him down and swiftly killing him with a headbite before tearing his corpse apart.
Cole was a loyal soldier and served with honor. When Oram and Rosie went missing, he elected to search for them with Lopé. However, his loyalty ultimately lead to his death; when Lopé was attacked by a Facehugger, Cole immediately ran to his aid and cut the Facehugger off. While Cole was patching up Lopé's wounds, Lopé noticed something Cole didn't - a Xenomorph was lurking in the shaft above him. Seeing this, Lopé immediately ran for it, while Cole was too late to notice the Xenomorph and became its first victim.
Cole was armed with a Thales F90 rifle outfitted with an attachable weapons light underneath the barrel. During the ambush in the wheat field, Cole fired the rifle at one of the Neomorphs in an attempt to kill it. Later on, while searching for Oram in David's laboratory, he was attacked by a Facehugger, which latched itself on to his rifle. Cole managed to throw it off and shot at it, however it dodged his gunfire and instead attacked Lopé. Cole rushed to Lopé's aid and set the gun aside before cutting off the Facehugger and saving Lopé's life. Seconds later, a Xenomorph appeared from a shaft above them. As Cole had set his rifle aside, he had no time to reach it and possibly save his own life.