Xenoborgs were cybernetically-enhanced Xenomorph cyborgs, created by the Weyland-Yutani Corporation in an attempt to make the ultimate "super-soldier" weapon. They were initially developed aboard the USS Odobenus space station above Acheron (LV-426) in 2189.
The Xenoborgs are cyborgs — a fusion of organic and mechanical materials in one "living" form. Designed as a highly advanced combat weapon and a form of super-soldier, they were armed with incredibly powerful laser cannons, guided by a laser targeting system incorporated into the Xenoborg's head.
Due to the large amount of heavy metals added to the Xenomorphs' regularly lithe forms, Xenoborgs were slow movers, and also required a significant start-up period before becoming fully combat-ready. However, once activated and online, they were incredibly deadly, capable of killing an opponent in seconds with their laser weaponry. Their construction also made them highly resistant to damage, requiring the use of heavy weaponry like the M83 SADAR to destroy them.
Several prototype Xenoborgs were deployed aboard the USS Odobenus in an attempt to combat the Xenomorph infestation there. As part of their programming, they attacked anything in sight, ultimately leading to their destruction at the hands of Private Anderson.
Marine-controlled Xenomorph habitat
One Xenoborg was deployed inside a USCM-controlled Xenomorph habitat facility, where it guarded the entrance into the Hive. Eventually a Predator raids the facility to hunt for the Queen, eliminating most of its garrison and defenses, the Xenoborg included.
- So far, the Xenoborgs have only appeared as an enemy in one game, Aliens versus Predator; while the cyborgs return in Aliens versus Predator 2, in this appearance they are merely used as cosmetic decorations in levels, and are never fought as enemies.
- If Aliens versus Predator was installed on slower computers, Xenoborgs caused the game to lag severely.
- In the novel Aliens vs. Predator: Hunter's Planet, a similar type of cybernetically enhanced Xenomorph is introduced, though they were described as being larger and with more varied weaponry. As the novel was released 5 years prior to the release of the game, it is possible that they may have served as an inspiration for the Xenoborgs.