XCOM: Enemy Unknown is a turn based strategy game developed by Firaxis for PC, XBOX 360, Playstation 3, OS X, and iOS.

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XCOM Enemy Unknown - removing officer training school and building it again [duplicate]

If Officer Training School is removed and build again, are the already purchased skills will be kept?
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What is the elevation bonus? [duplicate]

When a sniper becomes a sergeant, there is a perk named Damn Good Ground Confers +10 Aim and +10 Defense against enemies at lower elevation, in addition to the usual elevation bonuses. What is ...
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Sectopod Tactics

While playing XCOM: Enemy Within, I'm often annoyed by Sectopods with their high defense, high health and armor properties. What's the best way to deal with a Sectopod? I'll accept answers that do ...
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Should I go to the mission or hunt UFO?

I was playing Long War. I was suggested a covert operative extraction mission which is going to expire in 48 hours. Just as I was going to send a squad to the mission a new UFO appeared (small, ...
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Check if a dlc is activated in the current campaign in xcom

Is it possible to check if a dlc is active in the current campaign? And if a dlc is not active, is it possible to activate it during the campaign?
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Test more than 3 soldiers for Psi abilities

I'm playing Xcom-Enemy Within. Apparently, I can only build 1 Psi lab. And the Psi lab only test 3 soldiers taking 10 days. That way it will take a lifetime to check on everyone. It will also take a ...
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Does using laser weapons prevent you from collecting weapon fragments?

I have a few squaddies armed with beam weapons currently because they do a lot more damage than conventional weapons. However, I don't seem to be getting nearly as many weapon fragments as I used to. ...
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Ammo Conservation for Plasma Weapons

Does the Ammo Conservation foundry project apply to plasma weapons? It is not clear from the description on XCOM Wiki.
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Do I ever run out of new recruits?

Do I ever run out of new recruits if too many die, or do I have an endless supply of cannon fodder to replace their fallen comrades?
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How can I force mouse to stay in window of other game, when xcom / xcom2 is running in background?

The scenario is as follows: I run XCOM or XCOM 2 (the problem occurs for both). I do a task change to Windows and start another game (i.e. leave XCOM running in background), say Heroes of the storm (...
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Are these XCOM: Enemy Unknown (reboot) victory stats possible without cheating?

On the victory stats pages after finishing a game there are some stats which seem to be likely caused by cheats: +-----------------------------+-------+-----------+ | Stat | ...
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Controller issue: How do I see “More Info” in Xcom Enemy Unkown

I'm playing XCom Enemy Unknown on a PC using an XBox 360 controller. For some reason, I'm unable to see the "More Info" dialog. The keybinding shows up as LS, which I assume is the Left Stick. See ...
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Can captured aliens escape?

I don't remember for sure, but I think it might have been mentioned in in-game dialogue that if I wait too long to interrogate captured aliens, then they might escape, because they're really dangerous ...
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Can a Cyberdisc always ignore a proximity mine if it hasn't been alerted?

I started up XCOM:EW for the first time in months last night and saw one of my favorite (read: most hated) bugs: Mimetic skin dude out in front Unalerted Cyberdisc spotted within range with drones ...
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In XCOM, what are the mechanics for expanding the base (excavating/building)?

Is construction serial or parallel? (In other words, can multiple building/excavations happen at once, or is it one at a time?) If it is serial, is there a way to control which happens first? Does ...
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In Xcom: Enemy Unknown (2012), can I change tactical game saves to modify loadout?

I just started the Temple Ship assault (the last mission), and I'd like to modify the loadout of one of my soldiers. Unfortunately, I don't have a save I can rollback to before the squad left the ...
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Do enemies respawn indefinitely in target escort missions?

Enemies spawn seemingly every round on target escort missions. Can I hang back and take care of them completely before proceeding, or will I end up fighting until they eventually overpower my troops?
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When do missed shots and/or suppression shot destroy objects?

Mostly, indoor, a miss shot, or suppression destroy the wall behind target. Sometime it destroy something useful(like navi computer) Sometime, the shot just go into sky. The chance go up when weapon ...
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What determines the rank of a new soldier rewarded from a mission?

I used to be getting major for such soldiers. Now I am getting sergeant. What determines the new soldiers I am getting?
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Is there any way to make withdrawn country come back? [duplicate]

Including by changing save game? I am playing normal and I am happy. Rather than replay again, I'd rather play around with my save game. First time I play I don't even know what satelite is for.
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What's the maximum life for mec troopers?

http://xcom.wikia.com/wiki/MEC Says that a paladin should have 36 hits. That should be added to the 4 hit points of the troop itself. So total there should be like 40 hit points. My mec have 27 ...
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What else give almost 100% discount/Rebate?

I have enough workshop with adjacency bonus. It seems that I can build effectively infinite whatever I want for $1 each. Firestorm, any vehicles. However, guns and instantly build items cost remain ...
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How to destroy barriers for easier snapshot?

One way to use snapshot snipper is to ensure that there is a line of sight between the sniper and the enemies. Tons of barriers are often in a way. Enemies are often hidden in building. Blaster ...
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What's the point of using a pistol?

I have never used a pistol, ever. The damage is too low. I just do not see what the point is in either the original XCOM or the remake.
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What is the maximum range of sniper?

http://xcom.wikia.com/wiki/Sniper_Class One of the benefit of Squadsight is that you can shoot very far away as long as one of your team sees the enemy. The catch is you need to have the line of ...
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What's the point of having more engineers?

I build tons of workshops in XCOM. Then I wondered - what's the point? They reduce the cost of stuff. Then what? Do they reduce cost of buildings too?
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Mind Fray Debuff Amount

What are the debuff amounts caused by Mind Fray in the Long War mod? (B15d2 specifically) On the wiki it states: Causes the target to lose grip on reality, inflicting penalties to Aim, Will, ...
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What Reduces the Will of Soldiers?

In XCOM: Enemy Within: What effects/events can reduce a soldier's Will score? Gravely Wounded? Sustaining a critical hit? How much is the Will reduced by? X per day or flat rate per event? Is there ...
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How can I avoid getting poisoned?

Is there any upgrade that might help stop being poisoned, or cause it to do less damage?
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X-COM panic reduction woes

So I'm playing the game on classic and panic gets crazy... thus far everything was running smoothly until it so happens the UK is now on 5 bars of panic... and it already has a satellite on it... and ...
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What XCOM in-game descriptions are totally broken? [closed]

The text for the MEC-carried EMP states exactly the opposite of what it does. The decoy device description would lead one to try it before activating a pod, but it only works after. What other ...
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If I delay a council mission, do I lose it?

In XCOM: Enemy Within / Unknown if you choose to delay the Council mission to investigate the fishing village (full of chryssalids) as it's just too difficult for your current troops, does it ever ...
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Is there a way to add more languages for soldiers' voices?

Welp, they made 6 additional languages for the soldiers to speak (which are French, German, Italian, Polish, Russian and Spanish) but whenever you have a chinese / japanese / korean soldier, there isn'...
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Specify custom resolution in XCom

I have the Steam version of XCom Enemy Within, and wish to configure it to use a higher resolution than the highest it gives me (1440 x 900). I have modified my /Users/<user>/Library/...
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XCOM automated armor coloring by class

I'm playing XCOM Enemy Unknown (including Enemy Within) for a while now, and I was wondering if there was a way to automate the coloring of the armor (as well as automating the armor skin and helmet). ...
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Why don't the XCOM soldiers say their voice quips as they run to their new positions?

I just got my son XCOM: Enemy Unknown and Enemy Within on Steam. He immediately downloaded and tried them both. The game is working well on two different machines but in neither case do the soldiers ...
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Can I get Steam achievments with long war mod on XCOM?

I still have some Steam achievments to collect and I just started playing XCOM Enemey Within with Long War beta 14 mod installed. So can I still be able to get Steam achievments when I'm play XCOM ...
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Why would you ever want to dash in XCOM? (Rather than making two half moves.)

In XCOM:Enemy Unknown and XCOM:Enemy Within, you have the option each turn to make two limited-distance moves. Alternately, you can make one double-distance move ("Dashing"). It seems like splitting ...
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Should I play Enemy Unknown before Enemy Within?

I bought on Steam both XCOM Enemy Unknown and its expansion Enemy Within. When I launch the game it lets me choose if I want to play Enemy Unknown or Enemy Within. There is any reason to play ...
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Mouse sensitivity while aiming grenades

While playing XCOM EU on the pc, I notice that the mouse sensitivity while aiming grenades is quite high, high enough to make careful aiming difficult, while the sensitivity is alright at the other ...
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Psionics in XCOM (ipad version)

I am quite far in this game have plasma weapons full satellite coverage. I have not yet found a sectoid commander and don't have Psionics researched. Have I progressed incorrectly. I played on the PC ...
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How to mod the Enemy Within additions from the PC version into the Android one?

I own the PC version of XCOM Enemy Within and am currently considering buying the Android version of Enemy Unknown. However, I'd like to also have the new content available and therefore ask whether ...
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How do I obtain the additional soldier customisation options in XCOM: Enemy Within?

I have noticed some videos on YouTube showing the soldier customisation screen with more options (e.g different suit/colours/helmet). Is this a cheat or just an additional DLC pack I don't know about?...
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Do satellites over very panicked countries calm them down?

Is it a good strategy to launch a satellite over a country in the red on panic to calm them down? Am I correct that they will withdraw at the end of the month? If so, will the satellites calm them ...
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How may times do I need to Intercept and Assault the Overseer?

I have found, shot down and survived destroying all the aliens that were in the Overseer. I have done this seven or eight times. My question is why does The Objectives always say: Build the ...
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VIP stuck in the back of a van? (Council Extraction Mission)

During a small enemy engagement a nearby van was destroyed and some of its walls - leaving it now accessible. Problem is that during this enemy encounter my VIP panicked and ran into the back of this ...
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Is this a bug? No stunner yet I've got free equipments

First, let me create a scenario. I've got a soldier (no specific soldier) with psychic ability mind control. he is facing two enemies, namely a muton and a sectopod. I've used mind control on the ...
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How does Lead By Example work when the squad leader has a lower will value than the rest of the squad?

If the squad leader has a lower will value than other members in the squad, but Lead By Example is purchased, will the higher willed units use the lower value? In that situation, if the squad leader ...
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Who will be the leader if 6 colonels are in the same squad?

If I have the Officer Training School upgrade Lead by Example and I have squad of 6 colonels, who will be the leader of the squad?
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Can a Support class soldier have a total of 8 medikit uses?

Can a support use 8 medikit heals when s/he has the Tactical Rigging foundry project (carry two items), the Deep Pockets skill (one extra use for consumable items) and the Field Medic skill (allows ...