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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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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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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What determines if a soldier is gifted with psionic powers?

The game mentions a soldier's will influencing whether they have a gift or not. Since you can only test a soldier once, does that mean promoting a soldier a couple of times before testing might ...
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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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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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What attribute values should I look for in my X-Com Troopers?

Playing X-Com Enemy Unknown, and I have a Heavy with a 30 Will who panics at the drop of a hat, so I know I should probably trash him. Obviously I want troops with high attribute value, but what ...
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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 role is a “Heavy” supposed to fill?

Based on the name and my understanding of the TF2 class, a Heavy is a front-lines tanky soldier guy. But that doesn't really seem to be his role in XCOM. Assault soldiers are better at being in the ...
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What can happen while you fly from your XCOM base to an event?

This other question got me wondering: Is it better to spread out my satellites or concentrate them in one area? It simply asks: Should I try to strengthen one area on the map to make travel ...
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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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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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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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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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How is the damage done from the PSI - Rift ability calculated?

The damage done from the Rift ability on the final mission seems hard to calculate, and seems based on will of the attacker and defender. Does anyone have a good calculation for this yet? I've ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 isn'...
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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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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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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 ...