Ideally, I’d like to have a 2v8 mode where the fireteam members each start alone at a random part of the map, with other team-mates only visible on your map once they enter your field of view. Same goes for predators.
This way, it gives predators an opportunity to use melee to take out any FT who haven’t met up yet and hopefully reduce the chances of each match turning into a massive death pit of 8 FT all sticking together, leaving predators with no other option than to spam ranged weapons.
And to encourage FT players who died early to stick around, maybe give them the option to play as hellhounds or predator drones. Or even to take control of Stargazer forces. I don’t really care what, just something to make it worth their while to stick around and see the game through?