In XCOM 2, one of the preorder bonuses is that you "Instantly unlock a survivor of the old war as a recruit in your barracks." Apparently after they are recruited, you get access to a new cosmetic armour. I preordered the game but I'm not sure where this person is or if I have already recruited them. Does anyone know how to find this person and what the unlock actually is?

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The survivor of the old war is simply a regular, normal recruit, but wearing an XCOM Enemy Unknown outfit. This is based of a developer's tweet here:

XCOM developer's tweet

The soldier has a randomized name, will be equipped with "Resistance Warrior Kevlar Armor", and will have a unique bio, e.g.:

A survivor of the old war, Min Ho was a ranking officer within X-Com when the organization fell. He is rumored to have survived the ill-fated pre-war X-Com operation later referred to as the "Kiryu-Kai Disaster".

Survivor bio Survivor aArmor

  • I saw this, but it's been so long since I played Enemy Unknown that I can't remember what it should look like. Do you have a screenshot of the EU outfit or can you say what it's name is in the armor selection screen?
    – Bonnici
    Commented Feb 5, 2016 at 7:49
  • I accepted the answer but I'll add a bit more info that I found while digging around.
    – Bonnici
    Commented Feb 6, 2016 at 2:18
  • @Bonnici it looks like the plain body armor Commented Feb 6, 2016 at 6:31

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