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XCOM 2: War Of The Chosen Update Releases On PC

by on October 21, 2017
 

What is this new update for XCOM 2? How does it affect the expansion?

Firaxis revealed today that a brand new update for XCOM 2: War of the Chosen released today on PC, and it’ll come to Mac, Linux and console soon. You can see the full breakdown for it on their site, but here’s a small preview of the changes to expect:

Gameplay – Strategy Layer

  • Beta Strike now is applied to XCOM soldiers if the tutorial is enabled
  • Scientists and engineers can no longer be used while deployed on Covert Actions
  • Fixed base game soldier promotion abilities not being free in the Training Center if a cross-class ability is purchased first
  • Fixed a visual issue with the inventory menu after selecting a Grenadier’s utility item or grenade slot in the Hangar

Gameplay – Tactical Layer

  • Chosen will be activated only if someone on XCOM team has been revealed
  • Fixed a bug where the fog of war fails to update or disappear when the player’s Codex creates a clone during a mission
  • Fixed an issue where detection tiles would disappear for faction soldiers after loading a save while in concealment
  • VIPs using hunker down no longer break concealment
  • Berserk Rangers no longer attack squadmates

Challenge Mode

  • Added new event notifications:  5 Enemy Kills, Concealment Broken, First Soldier Wounded, Killed a Sectopod or Gatekeeper, Lost a Sectopod or Gatekeeper, and Completed Mission
  • Challenge Mode replay improvements: show the reaper roll, skip challenge points banners, disable mission narratives
  • Added user score and total players to Challenge Mode squad select screen
  • Changed Challenge events to display completion percentages of total players for an event

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