Long War 2 for X-COM 2 announced

I have no idea how that’s going to work considering the entire conceit of the X-COM 2 campaign is a race against a ticking clock, but I’m excited none the less!


Some news on the changes:

Xcom 2 Long War 2 Brings Big Changes to the Strategy Layer

  • Players are now tasked with managing the Resistance within each region they have contacted. Each region has a certain number of rebels who may be assigned to one of three different tasks: scrounging for supplies, recruiting new rebels and soldiers, or gathering intelligence to generate new missions.
  • You’ll also be able to deploy a single adviser – a scientist, engineer or soldier – to each region to provide bonuses to a particular task, and may improve a region’s defenses by capturing ADVENT MECs and repurposing them through the advanced Specialist perk, “Full Override.”
  • Rebels can die during retaliations and other missions, and even some can be Faceless in disguise.
  • The enemy has employed a new strategic AI that will be operating counter to your own efforts, under the same goal of finishing the Avatar Project.
  • The ability to deploy multiple squads simultaneously to infiltrate several enemy targets at once. Each of those missions will be played individually.

Xcom 2 Long War 2 Mod Adds New Missions

  • While engaging in operations around the globe, your XCOM soldiers will encounter new and more varied counter-operations from ADVENT forces.
  • Jailbreak – XCOM must infiltrate an ADVENT jail and rescue key Resistance members. Success increases the strength of the Resistance in that region.
  • Haven Defense – A variation on Retaliation missions where XCOM must defend Resistance members against an onslaught of ADVENT forces until the Skyranger can get into position for extraction.
  • ADVENT Base Assault – XCOM must deploy to and overtake a well-defended regional military headquarters.
  • Invasion – ADVENT attempts to retake a liberated region by assaulting a city center. XCOM must destroy a psionic relay that summons continuous reinforcements, then eliminate any remaining forces.
  • Rendezvous – A Faceless disguised as a member of the Resistance is detected as it goes to meet with its * ADVENT handlers and XCOM must hunt it down.
  • ADVENT Supply Raid – XCOM must defend a supply convoy and its Resistance personnel from ADVENT attacks.
  • ADVENT Intel Raid – ADVENT attacks a Resistance listening post and XCOM must repel the attack.
  • ADVENT Recruiting Raid – ADVENT forces attack Resistance recruiters within a region. XCOM must extract those Resistance members.

So. It’s out.

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