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Mar
11
comment Is it possible to lose contact with a region on purpose?
@Dulkan That is in fact the only benefit of facility leads -- as far as I know, they don't add facilities to the map.
Mar
11
comment What weapon mods can be found, and what are their effects
The only way the repeater works with secondary weapons is triggering off of DoT Ammo. The Pistol is the only secondary weapon that uses the Ammo bonuses. Hair trigger could theoretically trigger? But I don't think you can get actions during Enemy Phase so it's moot.
Mar
10
comment What are the reasons for Nova's triple tap to reset to full cooldown?
Specifically, if the ability is interrupted before the first "Tap" is fired off, you'll get the CD reset to 10 seconds.
Mar
2
comment How do I select the attack angle when using a skulljack?
@nwod not that I'm familiar with.
Feb
27
comment Does retraining a soldier in the AWC also reroll their perk?
On the other hand, retraining before unlocking the cross-class perk... will re-roll the cross-class perk!
Feb
26
comment What Hidden Abilities are available?
@SkyHiRider Don't know what to tell you then, except that maybe Psi soldiers are different. But any weirdness with them deserves a dedicated question!
Feb
21
comment What experimental grenades and ammo types are available?
@Keen I can verify that both the Shredder Gun and the Shredstorm Cannon shred armor. Possibly you missed / some other shenanigans?
Feb
21
comment What Hidden Abilities are available?
@SkyHiRider Did you visit the soldier's ability screen every time they increased in rank? Given how the AWC works, you can miss your cross class ability if it's unlocked and you don't visit the promotion screen.
Feb
16
comment What alien bits should I sell in XCom 2?
@Breno looks like the value isn't used, then. I'm running vanilla -- no mods.
Feb
15
comment What alien bits should I sell in XCom 2?
Are you sure it's 2 berserkers per overdrive serum on legend? I unlocked it earlier today and could have sworn it was only 1.
Feb
15
comment Squad overwatch reaction
@Carcer If I had to guess, it simply picks the first valid target, and the earliest possible shot. Your snipers go first because squadsight lets them see that much farther.
Feb
15
comment How does 'bladestorm' work?
So, interestingly, I've had a couple of experiences recently with Stunlancers triggering Bladestorm after making their attack when they attacked diagonally. Need to do more research.
Feb
15
comment What Hidden Abilities are available?
@SkyHiRider No, none of the psioperative abilities are cross-class. They should still be able to unlock an AWC bonus ability, though!
Feb
14
comment Can I backup Ironman saves in XCOM 2?
Something that worked in XCOM 2012 was the fact that, barring manual save + exits, the only time the game saved was at the end of the turn. If you killed the process mid-turn, you could get a do-over. I'd try that for XCOM 2 as well.
Feb
14
comment What types of enemies are vulnerable to EMP Grenades and Bombs?
I am pretty sure that "stunned" is the same as "shutdown". E.g., Arc Blade will "Shut Down" mechanicals, despite only listing a "Stun" chance.
Feb
14
comment How can I tell how many kills my soldier is away from promotion?
I have removed some obsolete comments, since this answer has been completely updated.
Feb
11
comment How can I tell how many kills my soldier is away from promotion?
In the base game, you can't, unless you're meticulous about counting kills and mission completions. It gets more complicated than that, though, since kills are worth different amounts of XP, and the XP threshold needed for promotion varies based on difficulty.
Feb
10
comment What's the difference between the 'Burning', 'Poisoned', and 'Disoriented' status debuffs?
@Philipp in the first line i mention that acid burn is another form of burning. I'm not sure chyrssalid poison behaves differently from regular poison.
Feb
9
comment What determines when research can be completed instantly?
The function that checks for instant research only runs when the research project completes, so they need to be in your inventory.
Feb
9
comment How do I make my character pool soldiers follow their choosen class?
@Flater You are correct. I've updated my answer.