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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Where are my saves from the last mission?

I was playing the last mission on XCOM: Enemy Unknown. During the play the game started acting weird, so I saved and closed the game. Then I restarted it and went to load the file just to find out ...
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Is reaction of panicked alien always shooting your psi?

Every time I've successfully used panic psi attack on an alien, the alien shot back at my psi-soldier, and landed a successful hit every time. I'm not sure if I'm just unlucky, or if it's the way ...
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What's a benefit of timing Satellite Uplink facilities so that they finish by the end of the month?

Next guide has quite a few of nice advises (spoilers beware): http://www.manapool.co.uk/xcom-enemy-unknown-classic-ironman-strategy-guide/ Although I don't get one of them: Always time Satellite ...
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Does the aim penalty from the Suppression ability stack?

Among its other effects, the Suppression ability inflicts an aim debuff (-30 to aim) on the target. If multiple units use Suppression on a single target, do the aim debuffs stack?
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Can I move plot-specific buildings ?

Is it possible to destroy, then rebuild plot-specific single buildings, such as the alien containment or officer school? Will I lose anything?
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What happens if I catch an additional outsider?

In my latest playthrough, I've caught the very first outsider I came across, and was very surprised to encounter an additional outsider a while later on a different crashed UFO (as I was under the ...
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Can an Arc Thrower be used without Alien Containment in place?

I haven't yet built an Alien Containment, but I already have an Arc Thrower. Can I use it already, just to get free weapons?
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Will the Battleship reappear if you miss it once?

I want to farm the Blaster Launcher before I finish the game. The Battleship appeared once when I was in the process of rearming the Firestorm I had over that area and my 2 regular interceptors were ...
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How is the number of engineers required to build facilities calculated?

I've noticed that the number of engineers required to build subsequent facilities (e.g. a second satellite uplink) is larger than the number required for the first facility. What factors determine the ...
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What do distance units mean?

In XCOM configuration files, distances are expressed in some obscure units, that do not translate to grid cells easily. Example values: unit vision radius: 27 most weapons range: 27 sniper rifle ...
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How often do the soldiers have psionic abilities [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What determines if a soldier is gifted with psionic powers? After just building the psionic training facility, I immediately test all my soldiers for having the gift. ...
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What happens if 2 of the 3 abduction missions take place on the same continent?

So I have 2 abduction missions in Europe, both in zero-panic France and England, and a 3rd in Africa with panic level of 1. However, in Europe I also have 3 panic in Russia, and 2 panic in Germany ...
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What does each Country Bonus mean?

If you launch a satellite for every country in an area you get a "Bonus" ... I can't find it in the XCOM Database. Mousing over doesn't show it. Is it listed somewhere? North America: Air & ...
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Is there a reward for completing XCOM without any casualties?

Is there a reward for completing XCOM without any casualties (KIA)?
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How much willpower do gravely wounded soliders lose?

How much willpower do gravely wounded soldiers lose? The text says they suffer a permanent reduction?
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Is it possible to promote a soldier twice in one mission?

If I take a rookie/squaddie solider on a long mission and he gets lots of kills - will he receive XP to take him up 2 levels - or am I always 'capped' to one promotion per mission? edit: same for Psi ...
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Are sectopods immune to rockets?

I keep trying to hit a sectopod with either a conventional rocket or the blaster launcher, and every time it looks like I decimate everything around it (unless it's another sectopod), but the alien ...
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How close can I place two squad members together before I'm guaranteed to eat a grenade?

If I'm fighting Mutons, Heavy Floaters, or Cyberdiscs, they will tend to eschew their primary attack in favor of hucking a grenade in my general direction if my squad is spaced together too tight. ...
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Is it beneficial to Hunker Down when I'm at full cover already?

Usually when I hunker down behind a bit of half-cover, the cover indicator goes 100% solid, as if I'd been behind a better bit of cover. It also gets a little outline and an "up" arrow above it. ...
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Skipping laser weapon research in favor of plasma weapons

Plasma weapons are simply better than laser weapons. Does it make sense to spend time and resources on researching and building laser weapons in the mid-game, when you are going to replace them with ...
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Mind control over Telekinetic field

How bad is it to try controlling an enemy with mind control? Does the chances increases depending on enemy type and/or distance and/or remaining health? The telekinetic field can't fail, providing me ...
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Are soldiers affected by area effects (smoke grenades, poison clouds) as they run through them?

I know that smoke grenades affect soldiers' defense when they stand in the area while being shot at by the enemy during the enemy's turn, and are affected by thin men poison clouds if they stand in ...
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Do your items ever get destroyed in combat? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Do you get equipment back from dead soldiers? Do items carried by squad members (e.g. armour, weapons, medikits) ever get destroyed in combat? I'm wondering if I need ...
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What does “up to X damage” exactly mean?

When shooting, the game informs you the shot will do "up to" some number of damage, and sometimes it does a bit less. Does anyone know formulas and probabilities? Also, I am seeing my Assault with ...
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Can I farm XP/resources on a VIP extraction mission?

I've just been tasked to recover a VIP from a hostile area by the council. After the VIP has been found, I have to get her to the extraction zone. During this time, aliens spawn randomly on the map. ...
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positioning with different heights

This mainly becomes an issue on alien ships. When I have a soldier on higher ground, if I want to move to the edge of the higher ground it moves the box to the lower floor. It's very difficult and ...
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What happens after I use the Gollop Chamber?

Once I have a soldier capable of using it (max level Psi power + Psi armor), clicking on the Gollop Chamber icon shows me a big fat warning: What happens from this point on? Is there anything I ...
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What are all the ways a country will leave the alliance?

From limited observation, I believe that a country will leave the alliance if it is at max panic (5/5) at the time of the monthly report to the council. Are there any other reasons why a country ...
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Does the “Iron Will” perk add will bonuses randomly?

From the wiki: Iron Will - §200 Soldiers receive a larger Will bonus each time they are promoted. (Adds between 2-10 extra Will increases per promotion on top of the default +2) Does this bonus ...
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What is the benefit of launching a satellite “a few days before the monthly report”

I've seen this hint in the game as well as on this site and I've been wondering if there is any specific advantage to launching satellites closer to the monthly report rather than any time during that ...
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How can I get a Blaster Launcher?

From what I understand it requires a Fusion Core, but where can I get one? Is there a certain type of UFO of special mission it comes from? Is any specific research required?
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How many weapon fragments do I receive from killing an alien?

I want to maximize the number of weapon fragments I salvage, but sometimes bad dudes just need to be blown up to save my team. If there are differences in the amount of fragments I can salvage from ...
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How can I complete Bomb Defusal missions on Ironman Classic difficulty?

What is the most efficient way to do it on classic ironman? Lost about 7 of them, never won. Overwatch tactic just don't work since you should advance really fast. I'm most interested for tips for the ...
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Is it possible to lose continent bonuses after acquiring them?

I know it is possible to have a continent bonus get unobtainable if you lose a country from that continent. Is it possible to lose your starting continent bonus, or another, if you first acquire it ...
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How critical is it to have psi soldiers in my squad?

I'm on my first playthrough, so I don't know what's coming up. How critical is it that I have psi-powered soldiers in my squad? Should I start hiring new rookies to psi-test and start replacing all ...
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Why doesn't my engineer count increase?

I've completed several missions that supposedly rewarded me with 4 engineers, but the engineer count (as shown in the Engineering display) hasn't increased. Am I doing something wrong?
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How do you get “Ain't No Cavalry Comin” achievement?

The steam description for Ain't No Cavalry Comin' says "Have a soldier survive every mission in a full game". Two questions regarding this: In the first mission with the tutorial on, only one guy ...
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What happens if I capture two new types of aliens on a single mission?

I'm still fairly early in the game, and often find myself on missions where there are two types of aliens present that I have yet to bring back alive. I only have one containment facility, so I was ...
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What do I lose for losing a country?

So I don't actually know what I lose when a country leaves the x-com project. I know I need a certain number of countries in x-com to survive and I know it prevents you from getting the continent ...
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Is there any way to cancel my mind control on an enemy alien? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I kill an enemy under mind control? I have the final alien in a mission mind controlled and the mission isn't completing. Is there any way to cancel the MC ...
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Is there any logic behind how will bonuses get added each rank?

I noticed that each soldier gets different will bonuses every promotion. Does this depend on something specific in the mission such as kills or actions, or is it completely random? Does every soldier ...
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When is Rapid Fire better than regular fire?

Assault soldiers can pick a perk that lets them fire their weapon twice at a -15 penalty to aim. When is it better to use this ability and when to use regular fire instead?
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What does Will do?

Does this reduce the damage your soldier takes when hit? I can't find Will on the XCOM Wiki. There is a skill called Will to survive and this is what it does: "Reduces normal damage taken by 2 if in ...
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why did the extraction zone not save my soldier in xcom:EU?

A mission went very badly. I my moved my last sane soldier back to the blue square near the plane and chose to abort mission. He was still KIA. Did I do something wrong?
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In what ways can a game of XCOM:EU end?

I've just seen a 'win' ending, which I suspect may be the ending, but thought I'd check what endings the game has just in case. Obviously you can lose by having eight or more countries leave the ...
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Are there any benefits to capturing live zombies?

Is it possible to capture a zombie live? Is there any benefit to doing so? I was really hoping that I could rescue some of my dead soldiers by capturing them alive as zombies. It's probably not how it ...
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Is it possible to mind control a soldier that has come under mind control from the enemy?

If one of my soldiers gets mind controlled, am I able to use my own mind control on him to turn him back?
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Is there a way to remove all items from squad members, or exchange items between squad members?

Is there a way to remove all items from squad members, or easily exchange items between squad members? It can be obnoxious to try and remember which items you've placed on which squad member, ...
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How can I see all facilities available to build with no spaces free?

It's easy to see which facilities you can build when you have a space clear in your base - you simply click that space. But if I have no spaces free (or am waiting for spaces to be cleared out), how ...
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Where can I build a Thermal Power generator in XCom

According to the description, Thermal generators must be built "over steam vents". Naturally, I assumed that this meant the space above the one marked "steam", so I cleared out rubble and tried to ...