On the day of their arrival, Higgins, alongside Piper and most of the other crew are in the briefing room listening to one of Chief Security Officer Galgo's stories, until Captain Angela Foster announces three hours until touchdown.
Higgins alongside the crew land on the moon and begin exploring the terrain and are met with a lush jungle, bristling with strange alien life. They later come across a field of deceased mauled creatures and a lake of black goo.
The prime discovery made by the crew however was an old vessel from the colony Hadley's Hope located on the neighboring moon LV-426 — containing a horde of hostile Xenomorphs which they unwittingly unleash. The Xenos kill and wound multiple crewmembers, but Higgins and others manage to escape.
As they fled across a series of connected natural arches over a lake, Steinberg and three others fell in, where they were attacked by "Sharks". Galgo, Higgins and Piper shot at the creatures, managing to save Steinberg.
They eventually retreat into the Helios and captain Angela reveals her true intentions in travelling to LV-223 - to find the truth behind the Engineers. Higgins was outraged and angrily approached the captain. Fellow crewmember Clara had to prevent Higgins from attacking the captain.
The team mount a rescue mission for Francis Lane and his construct assistant Elden, whom had split up from the group. They encounter the crashed crashed alien ship. Whilst exploring the interior of the ship, Chief of security Galgo Helder finds and keeps a large Engineer rifle-like firearm. Higgins jokingly remarks that Galgo had found a "new toy", and suggested not to pull the trigger. The group soon leaves the derelict and continues on their mission to locate Francis and Elden.
The Helios is later attacked by Xenomorphs and Angela makes a change of plan to return to the vessel and fight the creatures. Coincidentally, Francis encounters the group and he admits to injecting Elden with the black goo. Higgins and Piper seize Francis and Angela has him under arrest.
The crew is met with a Helios completely surrounded by Xenomorphs. Angela suggests that Galgo, Piper and Higgins return to the Perses to use the ship to drive off the aliens using it's weaponry, whilst putting Francis in lockdown. Galgo, Piper and Higgins begin joking around. Chris, who's wife is stuck in the ship, angrily snaps at Higgins, with Higgins remorsefully apologizing.
Whilst waiting for Galgo's backup, Angela and others witness an unhinged Elden approach the surrounded Helios and the Xenomorphs allow him to open the hatch to the ship. As the Xenomorphs flood into the ship, Angela contacts Galgo, asking him what he's doing. Galgo initially doesn't answer but Higgins convinces him to. Galgo tells her that he, Piper and Higgins took a vote to abandon the rest of the crew and take off from the moon, leaving the devastated captain with a "good luck down there. And goodbye".
A few days later, Higgins, Galgo and Piper are seen in the Perses boarded onto the Geryon. Galgo suggests that they keep "heading this direction for the next two years, climb into our cryotubes and try to sleep off this entire nightmare". Higgins, possibly feeling guilt, mentions Angela and the rest, which Galgo immediately shuts down, not wanting to hear about the crew they abandoned. Higgins questions what the three will tell the the company. Galgo replies with "we tell them the truth. Our truth".
Higgins and Piper later go into cryostasis whilst Galgo stays, saying that he wants a few minutes alone.
A day later, Higgins is slapped awake by Galgo, Piper already being awake. Galgo explains to him that Elden, aboard the Helios had caught up with the Geryon to find Francis. Galgo detached the Perses from the Geryon to depart. However, a stowaway is aboard the ship which the three have to hunt down.
Piper splits up on the group and Galgo and Higgins both recall events involving tracking a prisoner on the planet Fiorina "Fury" 161 before Piper is suddenly killed by the stowaway.
Higgins begins demanding what is aboard the ship. Galgo begins talking whilst getting some distance between him and Higgins, before suddenly closing a hatch between the two. Cutting them off. Galgo intends using Higgins as bait for the hunter. As it appears on Galgo's tracker in the same room as Higgins. Galgo opens a different hatch and blasts Higgins and supposedly the hunter into space, sending Higgins to his death.
Higgins was a tough and intimidating individual who enjoyed joking around with Galgo and Piper. Despite this however, he was the most remorseful of the three and seemed to regret abandoning Foster and the rest on the moon, unlike Galgo and Piper.