Ah for fucks sakes, this bug just hit me as well.
Deleting everything and re-installing does fuck all, even with a newly created character.
Tried 2 different saves 22 and 25 DEC2016 (one from the cloud and the other USB) to no avail.
I've pretty much exhausted all methods to fix this bug.
Since SuperStardust, I've not had one "game breaking" bug from any of Housemarque's games,but this seems server side.
If the game or save file was corrupted, then deleting and re-installing it would've solved the problem.
What's worse with my bug is that all the missions in Alienation(UFO,Arkship and normal) are all highlighted in red, meaning it's a bad connection if I decided to join it.
And from what I've experienced since joining these (red highlighted) games is that some are OK and some are glitchy.
More OK games than glitchy ones.
Alienation is THE best game IMO Housemarque has created since Superstardust.
I'll continue to play Alienation for as long as it's playable and have definitely got more than my money's worth.
I didn't give 2 fucks about the leaderboards before so it wasn't a game breaker for me.
Yep,I've been a long time supporter and will continue to do so because Housemarque make kick arse games for the right price.
A unique combination where many devs fail to emulate.