XCOM Series News


A New XCOM 2 Expansion May Be Coming Soon

By Charles Singletary, Mar 06, 2018 2:35pm PST

Some diligent fans have spotted some heightened activity on the Steam page.


"This sent me to Reddit which sent me to the original X-COM guys next game: ..."

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Discounted XCOM 2 Collection Available On PC, Coming To Consoles

By Charles Singletary, Feb 02, 2018 10:25am PST

The new collection includes the critically acclaimed War of the Chosen expansion and other DLC packs.


"Would you say any of the other DLCs are required, or just the expansion? "

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XCOM 2: War of The Chosen Expands on Alien Resistance Today

By John Keefer, Aug 29, 2017 8:25am PDT

New enemies, allies and features make their debut in the new expansion.


"I think "alters" doesn't even encompass the breadth of changes they introduced via the ..."

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E3 2017: XCOM 2: War of the Chosen Expansion Revealed

By John Keefer, Jun 12, 2017 10:25am PDT

It will be coming out on August 29 for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4


"Yeah ruler reaction was bullshit lol, the engine might have trouble with too many units or ..."

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XCOM 2 to get Long War 2 conversion mod

By John Keefer, Jan 05, 2017 10:22am PST

No details yet, but if it is like the original, it will be an exceptional addition.


"might have to buy XCOM 2 in a year or 2 on sale just to play that mod. I still play the ..."

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Shack Ten: Video games that changed dramatically between announcement and release

By Shack Staff, Dec 02, 2016 4:00pm PST

Team Fortress 2? Is that you? And Halo! Did you do something third-person-y with your hair?


"For the record I actually like the way Dark Sector turned out. There was too little in the ..."

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XCOM 2 gets traditional controller support on PC starting today

By Daniel Perez, Nov 08, 2016 7:50am PST

It's been a long nine months for those who prefer to play PC games with controllers, but now you can use an Xbox 360 or Xbox One controller to play XCOM 2.


"Cool. I was happy with the PC controls this time, but I still wish they had gamepad support from ..."

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XCOM 2 DLC Shen's Last Gift out for PS4 and Xbox One

By John Keefer, Oct 26, 2016 8:34am PDT

A new trailer shows off the new robotic content.


"I wonder if they held this back from release just so they could sell it separately. Seemed ..."

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XCOM 2 finally will invade PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

By John Keefer, Jun 07, 2016 7:50am PDT

Mark September 6 on your calendar (September 9 if you are in Europe).


XCOM 2 Alien Hunters DLC releasing next week with new Ruler aliens, story-based mission, and more

By Daniel Perez, May 05, 2016 5:00am PDT

It's hunt or be hunted in XCOM 2's Alien Hunters.


Xenomorphs, Banshees, and Other Terrifying Video Game Aliens

By Cassidee Moser, Apr 26, 2016 2:00pm PDT

Happy Alien day! To celebrate Ellen Ripley's continued conquest for survival against Xenomorphs, let's take a look back at some of the most terrifying aliens we've encountered in video games. 


XCOM 2's first major patch released; includes new option to speed up gameplay

By Daniel Perez, Mar 11, 2016 8:30am PST

The first major patch for XCOM 2 is now available, and with it, comes a new option to speed up animations and some delays within its gameplay.


XCOM 2's first DLC offers tons of soldier customization options; new patch coming soon

By Daniel Perez, Mar 09, 2016 7:26am PST

We wouldn't blame the aliens for running away after seeing Anarchy's Children.


"I don't care if they sell it or whatever, just wondering how the business side thought this was ..."

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XCOM 2 features native Steam Controller support; other gamepads not supported yet

By Ozzie Mejia, Feb 05, 2016 2:20pm PST

As Firaxis warned back in June, gamepad support for XCOM 2 just isn't in the cards at launch. Well, not all gamepads anyway, because thanks to a collaboration with Valve, the latest game in the series now features native support for Steam Controllers.


"The mouse cursor to move was real fiddly when moving players on turns in the last XCOM. So many ..."

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XCOM 2 getting mods from Long War Studios at launch

By Daniel Perez, Jan 21, 2016 7:55am PST

Long War Studios has partnered with 2K and Firaxis Games to create some mods for XCOM 2, which will hopefully be available at launch.


"Are we to infer that the game is launching with mod support? Or are they just making an ..."

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