An expansion pack for XCOM: Enemy Unknown, released in November 2013.

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How can I upgrade a Mec in Xcom: Enemy Within on iPhone?

I've built a Mec in Enemy Within, but I'm struggling to see how I can upgrade it. When I go to Engineering > Build/Upgrade Mec and then select a Mec on the left hand side of the screen, the area on ...
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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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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 ...
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How can I make my air force more effective?

I'm playing the Long War mod for XCOM: Enemy Within and I'm nearing the end of month two. It's never been easy to shoot anything down... it usually takes 3-4 interceptors just to take down a small ...
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Archangel armor flight mode – is this a bug or am I completely missing something?

I've just acquired the Archangel armor in XCOM: Enemy Within and I'm not able to ascend when in Flight Mode. I activate Flight Mode, my sniper levitates slightly off the ground, but I'm not able to ...
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Is the will cap in XCOM 150?

As the title says, is the will cap on XCOM 150? I have some 100+ will soldiers and the psi armor and mind shield combo gives a total of 50 will. In any instance the will of my soldiers never goes ...
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is this a bug? no stunner yet i've got free equipments

first, let me create a scenario iv'e got a soldier (no specific soldier) with psychic ability mind control. he is facing 2 enemies, namely a muton and a sectopod. iv'e used mind control on the muton ...
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XCom Enemy Within Long War on OS X

Has anyone tried applying the Long War mod to a Mac running OS X with Enemy Within installed from the Mac App Store? If so, how stable was the gameplay after applying it? The creators of the mod do ...
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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 ...
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Is the XCOM Enemy Within Commander Edition DLC on the disc?

A simple question for any Xbox players out there with Enemy Within - are the Slingshot and Elite Soldier DLC included on the disc, or is it a single-use download code? I'm considering buying the game ...
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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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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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Will I get corpses if enemies were stunned? [duplicate]

I'm playing XCOM: Enemy Within. I've already researched all the corpses type and had lots of plasma weapons for my entire troops. It seems no need to stun enemies and capture them alive. Will I get ...
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What are the AIM values for aliens and EXALT agents?

I can see all of my units AIM values, both before the mission and during the mission with any modifiers for height advantage etc. What are the corresponding values for the aliens? Is it different for ...
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Is multiplayer possible between XCOM Enemy Unknown and XCOM Enemy Within?

Is it possible for a player with XCOM Enemy Unknown to play multiplayer with another player with XCOM Enemy Within?
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Is the satellite rush tactic sustainable on classic?

I picked up Enemy Within during Steam's winter sale, and I just finished a normal playthrough. Enemy Within seems to have added the tactical & strategic depth I felt the base game lacked, so I'm ...
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Do I lose the perks from Officer Training School when I destroy it?

When I have every upgrade from the Officer Training School, can I tear it down or do I need to keep it, in order to keep the Upgrades/Perks?
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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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Beat the game completely without Gene Mods

I was playing XCOM: Enemy Unknown on Classic Ironman and so I want to do for XCOM: Enemy Within. Since the Genemodded Armor looks stupid I want to completely neglect gene modding my soldiers. Will ...
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Get rid of Sleeveless Armor in X-COM on XBox-360

as the title says, I am playing X-COM: Enemy Within on my XBox-360. Since this make it impossible to install Mods (like on the PC-Version), I can't use them to get rid of the sleeveless armor from the ...
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Enemy Within with older DLCs

So I have the Slingshot DLC and Enemy Within expansion. Prior to the Enemy Within expansion there was a council mission that would ask if you would like to play the regular game or the Slingshot ...
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Rising Dragon Achievement With Mechanized Chilong

Is it possible to get the Rising Dragon achievement when you have turned Shaojie Zhang 'Chilong' into a MEC trooper? I normally turn my heavies into MECs late game as the heavy bonus is great and ...
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In the EXALT Covert Data Recovery missions, what's the effect of disrupting comm relays?

In the EXALT Covert Data Recovery missions, the covert operative can optionally disable the various comm relays? What does this actually do? Does it delay or reduce the size of subsequent waves?
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How do I fix my Enemy Within Ironman Saves getting corrupted almost immediately?

I have tried updating steam, xcom, turning off steam cloud sync, I always choose the save and exit option before closing xcom, I deleted the save file folder and re-installed xcom, and the files ...
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How do I enable the developer console?

Apparently, there were some patches that fixed previous methods of accessing the developer console in XCOM: Enemy Unknown, so I'm at a loss as to how to enable the developer console in Enemy Within. ...
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How is the damage done from Psi Storm 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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Full Satellite Coverage vs Exposed Home Continent

A recent play-though has led me to think it may be worth leaving the remaining countries in your home continent without satellites (excluding South America). If you have 2 or more countries without ...
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What exactly happens when a heavy soldier misses with a rocket shot?

Heavy soldiers usually have a 90% chance when shooting a rocket; or 0% if you try an impossible shoot. So far all my rockets have impacted where they are supposed to, but eventually they will fail. So ...
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How is the Council Medal of Honor Medal bonus applied?

The "Council Medal of Honor" medal has the following listed as one of the choices: "+1 Aim and +1 Will for each mission without any soldier deaths (to a maximum of +10 each)." Does anyone know if ...
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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 ...
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How can I get the aliens to start doing abductions again?

I find it a lot of fun to pause my store progression at the Gollop chamber and just pass the in-game months fighting aliens, minmaxing my soldiers and experimenting with different teams; however I am ...
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Enemy Within headshot bonus damage progression

In Enemy Unknown, Headshot used to give bonus damage on crits based on your sniper's gun. In Enemy Within, the bonus damage now rises with the sniper's rank. How much bonus damage does it give for ...
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Willpower - do kills increase it? [duplicate]

I have long lost hope to get the hard numbers on how willpower works, just kinda accepted that it grows with levels and you lose it when critically wounded, and each class gains slightly different ...
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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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What does Enemy Within research tree looks like?

I have problems getting Edison achievement so is there any shiny diagrams like in What does the full research tree look like? for an expansion?
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What will happen if I delete satellite uplink?

I want to change one of my uplinks to nexus. If I delete uplink what will happen? Will extra satellites stop working?
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What's the maximum will a soldier can have per rank? How much willpower does an operative gain per rank?

I'm trying to make a squad of superhumans to fight the alien scum. To that end I would like to maximize my soldiers' will by reloading at the end of the mission until I'm satisfied with the result. ...
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When do the various enemy types show up?

Through some research (such as How does enemy progression work?) I have gotten the vague idea that harder enemy types show up based on how much time has elapsed in your game. Are exact, or even ...
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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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What has changed with Sectopods?

Yesterday I encountered my first Sectopod in my Enemy Within Normal/Ironman playthrough. I was overconfident due to pre-expansion experience with them, and did not focus my entire squad on it. It ...
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How does the “Hyper-reactive pupils” gene mod work?

The caption says "Confers +10 aim on any shot after a miss". Does this mean that if the soldier misses on turn n, they get +10 aim for turn n+1? How about during the same move with Rapid Fire? How ...
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Will augmented solders keep their previous rank when they become MEC troopers?

When a solder is augmented and becomes a MEC trooper, they lose their old skills (except for the single trait based on what class they were before), but do they lose their rank as well? If I augment a ...
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how to unlock upgrades for the MEC soldiers

I'm on my first play through of enemy within and currently have a MEC unit and am aware that you can upgrade them using the rank, but I was wondering is there a way to either unlock additional armors ...
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How does Carapace Armor look with genetic manipulations?

As soon as you use MELD to manipulate a soldier genetically, he gets new armor. All of the new armor-decos are sleeveless. How does it look when I equip a genetically manipulated soldier with carpace ...
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Support solider can't take cover, shoot or heal

I seem to be encountering a very serious bug and unfortunately it has happened on the alien base assault. For the past few missions my support sometimes won't take cover, lose the ability to shoot ...