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XCOM 2 (2016) is the sequel to 2012 remake, XCOM: Enemy Unknown, developed by Firaxis Games and published by 2K Games for Microsoft Windows, Mac OS, and Linux. It was later ported to PS4 and Xbox One in the same year. Use this tag for questions regarding the sequel to the 2012 remake of XCOM: Enemy Unknown.

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What affects the strength of Resistance soldiers in Xcom 2?

So I really enjoy the 'Defend/Rescue missions' and in the most recent one I've played the Resistance soldiers were real badass. After I rescued the first group unscathed, they basically handled 5 ...
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How did an ADVENT MEC target my soldiers with micro-missiles without knowledge of their location?

I had two soldiers fully obscured from the MEC; they had no line of sight to the MEC and the MEC hadn't previously seen them. On it's first turn, the MEC fired a volley of micro missiles which hit two ...
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How can I do waypoint movements on XCOM 2 on iOS?

I can't figure out how to set waypoints in the iOS (i'm on iPad specifically) version of XCOM 2. How can I do waypoint movements in XCOM-2 seems to cover this for PC, and How can I do waypoint ...
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Can Chosen weapons be upgraded with "Modular Weapon Breakthrough"?

When you get the opportunity through Resistance Covert Missions to have a "Breakthrough: Modular xx research" (which adds an additional upgrade slot to all weapons of that category), does it ...
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Does Reaper Shredder works with Temnotic Rifle?

My Reaper has a Temnotic Rifle, but he is also able to use a Shredder ability. The ability reads like this: So, do they really mean Vektor? Or would it work with any Reaper rifle?
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Is it normal for a soldier whom got healed ended up hurt at the end of the mission?

I find it strange that I healed two soldiers but they show up hurt when they return. Here is a screenshot of them: Is it suppose to be normal???
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Resistance Order with a empty slot won't accept order. What am I doing wrong?

Here is a screenshot to explain the situation: When I try to drag those available orders to the empty slot (red arrows) they won't move and make a bip sound like "can't do it". There is no ...
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Does the Overpowered achievement have a minimum squad size requirement?

I looked through the achievements today and noticed Overpowered: Overpowered Beat a mission on Commander+ with a squad composed entirely of soldiers of the same class (but not Rookie) In my ...
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Are there extra flanking rules in Long War 2?

As far as I've understood the flanking rules in X-Com 2 Long War 2, they're not any different from the flanking rules in X-Com Enemy Unknown or Long War 1. Is there? Here, an ADVENT soldier is hiding ...
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About advent security towers

in a "kill VIP" mission, I've hacked one of the 2 turrets succesfully and it gave me "Reduce enemy will by 50%". But then, the second turret became unhackable. It was still rotating with red lights, ...
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In War of the Chosen, are Chosen Stronghold missions "urgent"?

I just finished the covert ops mission to unlock a Chosen stronghold mission, however my best soldiers are recovering from their wounds so I would rather not do the mission right now if possible. The ...
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How do aliens get stronger?

Over the course of a playthrough, what determines the strength and quantity of the alien units you fase on missions? For example, do the aliens grow stronger: continuously over time? at specific ...
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How much does Signal Jamming increase scanning times by?

I have a mission to counter the Dark Event signal jamming, which increases scanning times for all six weeks. It certainly seems pretty bad, but it doesn't say how much scanning times are increased by, ...
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Will continent bonuses accumulate?

In XCOM 2 (WotC), will the continent bonuses add up, if I get it more than once? I don't think I've ever seen this before, but my current game I'm seeing "Integrated Warfare" show up twice.
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Does the Specialist's Threat Assessment granted on a Sharpshooter trigger their pistol or Sniper overwatch shot?

The title essentially covers the main question. A Sharpshooter requires 2 moves to use overwatch with their sniper rifle, and only one to overwatch with the pistol. If a specialist uses threat ...
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Is it possible to indefinitely keep up with the Avatar timer?

Is it possible to theoretically keep the Avatar timer from fully filling indefinitely if you're careful, or does the timer advance slightly faster than opportunities to take it down appear, and ...
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XCOM 2 crashes with Pure Virtual Function call, GIsRunning == 1

This is a well-known bug, and I have read just about everything there is to find. It seems to occur in other games running on Unreal Engine too, but in XCOM 2 it happens so often that the game is ...
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Is it normal to spawn a pod of 3 Codex aliens?

Playing XCOM2 on easy veteran difficulty and just spawned a pod of triple Codexes. I'm wondering if that's normal, or if my RNG is particularly helpful today.
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How do movements while concealed affect alien patrols?

I recently had an experience that seems to be common, judging from other posts on the internet. Using my starting Concealment, I stealthed my whole team all the way across the map to the objective, ...
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Where did I get 3 deaths from?

I just finished my first WotC game, and there's an interesting anomaly in the ending stats: "3 soldiers killed". I do not remember ever losing a soldier in this game, but it says I lost 3. The world ...
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Who is this 7th soldier I have?

I'm on a guerilla op right now, and I'm seeing a seventh soldier in my squad that I don't remember adding to my squad. They have no class (no, not even Rookie), seem to have a randomized name, and ...
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is there a limit to the armor worn by advent in xcom 2 war of the chosen?

i keep encountering Gatekeeper's with 7 armor. i keep prolonging the game with sabotage resistance order and more and more powerful units keep coming. is there a limit to how much armor they can have ...
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How to save soldiers mind controlled by the warlock in Xcom 2 war of the chosen?

So i'm doing a retaliation mission and my colonel reaper(elena dragunova) is mind controlled by the warlock. the problem is he is immune to flashbangs. Also waiting 4 turns for the mind control to be ...
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How to delete multiple save files in Xcom2 on the PS4?

In my current campaign I don't shy away from save-scumming. On the PS4, I am only allowed to have 100 save files. In order to delete old ones, I have to select each entry in the savegame list and hit ...
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What are the drawbacks of the Assassin's katana?

I would think that eliminating one of the Chosen forever should be a reward in itself, but the game threw me a couple of new unique weapons on top: the Assassin Arashi and the Assassin Katana. I ...
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How can I speed up recovery from "shaken"?

I just took down the Assassin's stronghold. It was a very long mission (25 turns), so despite everyone being fully rested at the beginning of the mission, my entire squad was tired and two-thirds was ...
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Does War of the Chosen add anything to the tutorial?

I'd like to do a blind run of War of the Chosen. I have no more idea of what I will encounter past the Wikipedia article. I've already played multiple runs of vanilla, so I'm wondering, will I get ...
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Do Xcom 2 psi operatives improve through mission kills?

It seems that Psi operatives are trained outside the combat field, and the best tactic is to simply keep them training in the psi lab, so they don't get injured and reach your last missions with all ...
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How does the "Art of War" resistance order in Xcom 2: War of the Chosen work?

"Art of War" is a Templar resistance order that states that "ability points gained by promotion are increased by 25%" Is this order retroactive? If I increase a soldiers Combat Intelligence will the ...
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Do Lost kills give experience?

Does killing The Lost in XCOM 2: War of the Chosen grant promotion experience?
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How to rename The Chosen

Can I change the names of The Chosen in my game? On every playthrough, each Chosen is given a randomly-generated name and title, similarly to Uruks in Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor. I do not care ...
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How does the full research tree and resistance orders look like for XCOM 2: War of the Chosen?

In the same vein as this XCOM 2 question, I'd like to see the research graph. plus a list of the breakthroughs. Ideally also a list of resistance orders as well.
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What happens if you attack a chosen stronghold before saving a captured soldier?

So, I'm at the point where I could attack the stronghold of the chosen assassin, who captured in one of the early story missions. I actually kinda forgot about that, so that person is still locked ...
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Engaging The Chosen Assassin safely

How can I engage combat with The Chosen Assassin without taking damage? The Assassin seems to often begin combat (including her first story mission debut) cloaked, being all but completely ...
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Do you keep buffs if you remove GTS?

In XCOM 2 you can buy buffs to increase soldiers abilities via the Guriella Tactics School. If you remove that facility do the benefits remain?
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Are the councilman's comments random?

I just made a month with 0 alien activity 4 blocks on the avatar project and like 2x contact 3x radio beacons 2 guerilla ops and 1 retaliation with only 1 civil dying and 2 flawless missions and the ...
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How does Advent mark Supply Crates for extraction?

In one of the new "War of the Chosen" missions, XCOM races against Advent to mark a number of supply crates in a Lost-infested map. Supply crates that get marked are picked up on the following turn (...
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Soldier Eligibility for "Improve Combat Intelligence" in X-COM 2 WotC

One of the Covert Actions available in XCOM 2 WotC allows to to improve a soldier's Combat Intelligence, however there is no indication of why a bunch of my soldiers are not eligible for the action. ...
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Is it possible to recruit more templar/skimishers/reapers?

I've been playing for a few hours, and I've only gotten one of each. Is it possible to get more?
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What does the "Resistance contacts" SITREP do in Xcom2 War of the Chosen?

According to the description "Undercover civilians present in this combat zone can be contacted to gain valuable rewards" What are the rewards? Do I automatically gain all rewards when I complete the ...
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What causes Purifier tanks to explode?

War of the Chosen introduces the Purifier, a flamethrower-equipped ADVENT trooper. When faced with one of these new foes I directed my Ranger to kill one with her sword, which she did in a single ...
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Why is my character pool empty after installing War of the Chosen?

I just booted up X-Com 2: War of the Chosen for the first time, but my character pool is empty, and there's nothing in the "Import Character" tab but a Developer Pool. Where did my characters go?
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Does the commander in the modern XCOM series have a canonical gender?

While playing XCOM 2 it seemed to me as if the dialog authors went to great lengths to avoid referring to the player-character with any pronouns. They always refer to the character as "The Commander", ...
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Which Enemy abilities are prevented by Burn/Poison/Disorient?

As per title: there is a very nice Q&A detailing which of our soldier's skills are unusable when under negative status effects, but what about enemies' abilities?
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Can the enemy destroy their own distress beacon in a downed UFO mission?

Playing a downed UFO mission (surprisingly I've only gotten one and I'm basically at the end of the game) and I was rushing to get to the distress beacon with four turns left - we're right outside the ...
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Is there any way to retrain a SPARK?

In XCOM 2, human soldiers can retrain their skills in the Advanced Warfare Centre. Is there anyway to retrain a SPARK?
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Do the deaths in the tutorial lock me out of "The Untouchables"?

Despite having already played a lot of XCOM 2, when I decided to start playing again, I was forced to do the tutorial (as the game was still installing at the time). During the tutorial, two squad ...
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How can I get my solider to get the Shaken status?

I want to max out Psi Operative's will , to that I need to get my shaken status, but despite getting him gravely wounded in my last battle, he did not get shaken. Is there any way to make sure he gets ...
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How can I stop the "quick shot" feature in XCOM 2 Tactical Missions?

So I just started playing XCOM 2 recently (I'm still on the Gatecrasher mission, no spoilers please!) But I've noticed a really annoying "feature" where I click on the "fire" icon and my solider ...
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How to disable Phantom?

My sharpshooter just got the Phantom "ability" via the Advanced Warfare Center. This is completely useless (why would I ever scout with a sniper?) and means he can't participate in ambushes. How do ...
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