I am trying to move a soldier up a ladder to the roof in the iOS version of XCOM: Enemy Within. I used the camera tool to raise my elevation, but the rooftop is invisible, and the roof area is unselectable for movement.

Unclimbable ladder and invisible roof

How do I make the roof visible so I can climb the ladder?

  • Think in the PC version if you zoomed out it showed the roof. That or moving to the base of the ladder, but I'm not sure.
    – Fredy31
    Commented Jun 23, 2021 at 19:00

1 Answer 1


It seems like the first non-tutorial stage just has bugged ladders on the iOS version. I was able to climb ladders and pipes on every stage but this one by switching layers (two finger swipe) to the roof.

Even after starting a new file, this was the only stage where I could not access the roof.

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