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XCOM: Enemy Within is an expansion pack for XCOM: Enemy Unknown, released in November 2013. This expansion adds new features to the base game including genetic enhancements for your soldiers as well as potential infiltrations of your base. Use this tag for questions about the expansion specifically, not for questions about the base game of XCOM: Enemy Unknown.

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Why are some country names in red? [duplicate]

When I select my starting country in XCOM: Enemy Within, why are some of the country names written in red?
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What is the difference between the yellow and blue movement alerts?

Sometimes I see a yellow alert for alien movement or something, what does this mean and how is it different from the usual blue movement? Example below of "yellow" alert
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Invisible roof in XCOM: Enemy Within on iOS

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 ...
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Is it normal to have 12 activated Thin Men on month 3 on Impossible difficulty?

I can't remember map name, but it was a small building in center of map. I think it was a pizza shop. I only had ballistic weapons, but was 1 day away from lasers. Did detour over xeno and containment....
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Are there any benefits for eliminating Exalt forces on Covert Extraction?

One of the Covert Operations missions is Covert Extraction. The third and final objective, once you get your operative to safety, is as follows: Eliminate the remaining EXALT forces, or get to the ...
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XCOM EW: Effect of Ignoring UFO Crashes?

I know that ignoring UFOs will result in a higher panic rate. But what if I shoot down a UFO and ignore it? Will it also result in a higher panic rate? Note: NOT using Long War, a.k.a., "EW Vanilla"....
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What does "one hit deaths" actually mean?

After completing my latest game, I noticed the "one shot deaths" stat at the end. Since it was right below "one shot kills" I assumed that it was the number of my soldiers that were one-hit-killed by ...
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Who should I award medals to XCOM:EW?

XCOM Enemy Within adds medals which you can award to your soldiers. Another question covers how you earn medals, but I would like to ask what things I should consider when deciding who to award a ...
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Sectopod Tactics

While playing XCOM: Enemy Within, I'm often annoyed by Sectopods with their high defense, high health and armor properties. What's the best way to deal with a Sectopod? I'll accept answers that do ...
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Should I go to the mission or hunt UFO?

I was playing Long War. I was suggested a covert operative extraction mission which is going to expire in 48 hours. Just as I was going to send a squad to the mission a new UFO appeared (small, ...
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Check if a dlc is activated in the current campaign in xcom

Is it possible to check if a dlc is active in the current campaign? And if a dlc is not active, is it possible to activate it during the campaign?
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Test more than 3 soldiers for Psi abilities

I'm playing Xcom-Enemy Within. Apparently, I can only build 1 Psi lab. And the Psi lab only test 3 soldiers taking 10 days. That way it will take a lifetime to check on everyone. It will also take a ...
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Ammo Conservation for Plasma Weapons

Does the Ammo Conservation foundry project apply to plasma weapons? It is not clear from the description on XCOM Wiki.
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No UFO sightings and landings?

I have satellites in every country. Though when I started, so got a UFO as a tutorial, and within one month I was able to launch a satellite in every country using cheats only. I also had a game save ...
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Can captured aliens escape?

I don't remember for sure, but I think it might have been mentioned in in-game dialogue that if I wait too long to interrogate captured aliens, then they might escape, because they're really dangerous ...
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Can a Cyberdisc always ignore a proximity mine if it hasn't been alerted?

I started up XCOM:EW for the first time in months last night and saw one of my favorite (read: most hated) bugs: Mimetic skin dude out in front Unalerted Cyberdisc spotted within range with drones ...
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When do missed shots and/or suppression shot destroy objects?

Mostly, indoor, a miss shot, or suppression destroy the wall behind target. Sometime it destroy something useful(like navi computer) Sometime, the shot just go into sky. The chance go up when weapon ...
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Command availability with multiple officers on base defense

Context of this question is under the current version of the Long War mod (b15f). If at the soldier selection screen of a base defense mission, the player selects multiple officers, the highest ...
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What determines the rank of a new soldier rewarded from a mission?

I used to be getting major for such soldiers. Now I am getting sergeant. What determines the new soldiers I am getting?
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how many workshops do we need to get maximum adjacency bonuses?

I uses a 3 by 3 workshop with 12 connections. If I remove 3, I got 9 connections. So 8 seems to be the final number right assuming 10% adjacency bonuses?
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What are the adjacency bonuses in xcom?

I know cyberlabs and foundry has adjacency with workshop I know gene labs has adjacency with lab What about others? I know power sources and satelite uplinks have with one another. Any others?
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I'm bugged in a map and I'm going to lose my best soldier, what can I do to get him out?

I just equiped my best soldier (A just now max ranked Sniper) with the skeleton Suite. When I was going to bring him in position with the hook he just got placed out of the map and cannot move ...
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Is there any way to make withdrawn country come back? [duplicate]

Including by changing save game? I am playing normal and I am happy. Rather than replay again, I'd rather play around with my save game. First time I play I don't even know what satelite is for.
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What's the maximum life for mec troopers?

http://xcom.wikia.com/wiki/MEC Says that a paladin should have 36 hits. That should be added to the 4 hit points of the troop itself. So total there should be like 40 hit points. My mec have 27 ...
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What else give almost 100% discount/Rebate?

I have enough workshop with adjacency bonus. It seems that I can build effectively infinite whatever I want for $1 each. Firestorm, any vehicles. However, guns and instantly build items cost remain ...
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How to destroy barriers for easier snapshot?

One way to use snapshot snipper is to ensure that there is a line of sight between the sniper and the enemies. Tons of barriers are often in a way. Enemies are often hidden in building. Blaster ...
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What is the maximum range of sniper?

http://xcom.wikia.com/wiki/Sniper_Class One of the benefit of Squadsight is that you can shoot very far away as long as one of your team sees the enemy. The catch is you need to have the line of ...
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What's the point of having more engineers?

I build tons of workshops in XCOM. Then I wondered - what's the point? They reduce the cost of stuff. Then what? Do they reduce cost of buildings too?
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Mind Fray Debuff Amount

What are the debuff amounts caused by Mind Fray in the Long War mod? (B15d2 specifically) On the wiki it states: Causes the target to lose grip on reality, inflicting penalties to Aim, Will, ...
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What Reduces the Will of Soldiers?

In XCOM: Enemy Within: What effects/events can reduce a soldier's Will score? Gravely Wounded? Sustaining a critical hit? How much is the Will reduced by? X per day or flat rate per event? Is there ...
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Can Chrysalid turn a MEC unit into a zombie

I'm just wondering. If a Chrysalid attacks a MEC trooper and kills him/her, does the MEC trooper turn into a zombie? Does he/she turn into a mechanized zombie? Or does nothing special happen at all? ...
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X-COM panic reduction woes

So I'm playing the game on classic and panic gets crazy... thus far everything was running smoothly until it so happens the UK is now on 5 bars of panic... and it already has a satellite on it... and ...
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What XCOM in-game descriptions are totally broken? [closed]

The text for the MEC-carried EMP states exactly the opposite of what it does. The decoy device description would lead one to try it before activating a pod, but it only works after. What other ...
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If I delay a council mission, do I lose it?

In XCOM: Enemy Within / Unknown if you choose to delay the Council mission to investigate the fishing village (full of chryssalids) as it's just too difficult for your current troops, does it ever ...
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In XCOM EW LW Beta 15 Are mechs useful early game?

Currently only 4 months in and only 10 or so names on the wall due to unfortunate hits (criticals) and being a cheap-ass on armor for fear of repairs, I haven't even unlocked the MECs suits. Most work ...
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Is there a way to add more languages for soldiers' voices?

Welp, they made 6 additional languages for the soldiers to speak (which are French, German, Italian, Polish, Russian and Spanish) but whenever you have a chinese / japanese / korean soldier, there isn'...
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Specify custom resolution in XCom

I have the Steam version of XCom Enemy Within, and wish to configure it to use a higher resolution than the highest it gives me (1440 x 900). I have modified my /Users/<user>/Library/...
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XCOM automated armor coloring by class

I'm playing XCOM Enemy Unknown (including Enemy Within) for a while now, and I was wondering if there was a way to automate the coloring of the armor (as well as automating the armor skin and helmet). ...
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Why don't the XCOM soldiers say their voice quips as they run to their new positions?

I just got my son XCOM: Enemy Unknown and Enemy Within on Steam. He immediately downloaded and tried them both. The game is working well on two different machines but in neither case do the soldiers ...
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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 about?...
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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. I've got a soldier (no specific soldier) with psychic ability mind control. he is facing two enemies, namely a muton and a sectopod. I've used mind control on the ...
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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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