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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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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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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How can I calm panicked units?

I'm playing Ironman Classic and just lost one of my rookies to a plasma pistol in the face. Both of my veterans started freaking out, and shooting at random people. Is there anything I can do to ...
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Is there any way to tell if an enemy is on overwatch?

I just lost an assault specialist because I didn't realize two enemies were on overwatch. Was there something I should have noticed that would have told me they were on overwatch?
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Is there any way to guide what class a rookie will become?

As far as I can tell, the game decides what class my guys will be promoted to upon receiving their first promotion. Are there any ways to influence this decision? Right now I'm stuck with more ...
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How long is a mission available?

You don't have to take a mission immediately. There's a brief window of game time where you might be able to wait for a vital research to complete or for an important soldier to finish a medical ...
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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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How are there such ridiculously high numbers in the final scoreboard?

I just finished classic Ironman and the final scoreboard is weird:. The World average numbers shows about 146000 scientists/engineers. Same stuff for credits and few other values. I mean, I'm sure ...
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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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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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The Chryssalids! They're everywhere! How do I survive the Site Recon mission?

During my last game, my troops were whisked off to Newfoundland and forced to kiss a cod. Oh yeah - they also had to deal with a whale infested with Chryssalids. During the mission, you have a ...
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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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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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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 ...
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Why didn't I get the Army of Four achievement in XCOM: Enemy Unknown? Did I miss something?

Today I finished my 3-day long, Classic+Ironman run and aimed to get these 4 achievements: "Earth First", "Ain't No Cavalry Comin'", "No Looking Back" and "An Army Of Four". All my soldiers lived ...
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How to delete my XCom Saves?

So first a confession: I was playing iron man, but I would cheat in that at the beginning of every month I would make a backup of the game. Then near the end of the month I would restore the game, or ...
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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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How can I disable zoom reset on activating next char in XCOM?

In X-COM Unknown Enemy I love to zoom out to maximum for getting a good overview while moving soldiers, attacking enemies and thinking about my next moves. As we all know the game automatically ...
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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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Where are the savegames located in x-com enemy unknown?

I have a lot of savegames and I'd like to clean them up. Ingame you can only delete them one by one. There is a folder "Saves" in the steamapps folder (I have the steam game) but there are no files in ...
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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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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 is the best way to take out a sectopod?

I just ran into my first sectopod map today and it utterly destroyed me. From what I can tell, it had a long range aoe attack and a super deadly beam cannon. The little drones hovering around it and ...
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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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Why should I build SHIVs?

They were hardly useful in original game, but with introducing mech soldiers which plays the same role (can't use cover, more hp, first-line warriors) does anybody ever bother to build/research them? ...
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How Can I Force Close Windows

I am having different windows stay open sometimes when I try to close them while in the base. As for instances, I will change out a soldier before a mission, I remove the existing soldier, and open ...
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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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Can I choose squad members?

It seems that the squad members are chosen by the computer using their rank as criteria. But If I want to change my squad for a specific setup (e.g. My team has 3 snipers and I want only one), what ...
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Will a sniper with squad sight on overwatch fire at targets allies can see?

If I have a sniper on overwatch, and that sniper has the Squad Sight skill, will the sniper take reaction shots at enemies seen by fellow soldiers?
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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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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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What causes soldiers to panic?

Through my experience while playing, I know that soldiers can panic if an ally dies, or if they take a lot of damage. I also know that the soldiers' Will score plays a role in determining whether or ...
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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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Why won't it let me augment my soldiers into MEC Troopers in XCOM?

So, I just got a few of my soldiers in Enemy Within up to Colonel Rank, and another soldier up to Captain so I decided I was going to make them into MEC Troopers to balance out with my Psionics. ...
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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 happens if the panic level rises past 5?

If an abduction mission pops up for say Europe, Asia, and US, I'm not worried about the US due to low panic, Russia and UK are both at 4, but China and Australia are both at 5! Will taking the ...
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What's the point of the archangel armor's “flight” capability in Xcom?

I have a bunch of soldiers who are lucky enough to have gotten Archangel armor for christmas this year. But I can't for the life of me figure out how to use flight to my advantage. The game's quite ...
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Is there a benefit to multiple interceptors on one satellite?

Besides the obvious benefit of having an interceptor as a back up in case one is damaged or destroyed, is there a bonus to having two interceptors on one satellite to protect/shoot down ufos? I ...
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Is there any way to tell what continents I've already finished the game from?

Title pretty much says it all - for the "A Continental Fellow" achievement, you need to finish the game from each of the starting locations, but I don't recall which ones I've missed!
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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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How to play XCOM indefinitely?

Is it possible to play XCOM without being always threatened by a looming defeat? I know such unavoidable threat is one of the points of the game, but has it been worked around? Is there an optimal ...