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

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

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XCOM 2: War of the Chosen was revealed as the latest expansion for the series at the PC Gaming Show. It will be coming out on August 29. 

The goal of this expansion to to make the game larger and give the player more to do, according to Jake Solomon, XCOM 2 game director at Firaxis. "We wanted to make something massive," he said. And to do that, they have added new enemies, environments and soldiers. And the enemies are The Chosen, a group of aliens designed specifically to counter XCOM.

Like the player's troops, the Chosen will get stronger as the game progresses. There will be three main types: The Assassin, who has a duty and honor to serve the master; A sniper style called The Hunter; and a rather nebulous sounding character called the Warlock.

Also, the game adds two additional factions in addition to XCOM, and three new soldier types: Reapers (marksmen), Skirmisher (defectors from alien army), and Templars (build up power over multiple attacks).

Solomon said the game will support 4K gaming and 60FPS, but that will likely be for PS4 and Xbox One users, and any PC users that have a high-end graphics card to support it.

Check out the announcement trailer for some extra details:

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    June 12, 2017 10:26 AM

    John Keefer posted a new article, E3 2017: XCOM 2: War of the Chosen Expansion Revealed

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      June 12, 2017 2:42 PM

      Hell yeah the one announcement that I'm really hyped for! Wasn't what I was expecting at all, but I'm sure it'll be good. Stealing some thunder from Phoenix point with the factions. More mod potential! Release date is pretty soon too! The only question now is the price

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      June 12, 2017 2:55 PM

      It sounds like way more than that engine can handle. Also if those Alien Kings or whatever have RULER REACTION than they can go fuck themselves. Not putting myself through that again.

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        June 12, 2017 3:09 PM

        Feel like we have a marketing idea though with these new Chosen doing "Ruler's React!" video while watching the game.

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        June 12, 2017 3:10 PM

        Yeah ruler reaction was bullshit lol, the engine might have trouble with too many units or factions on the tactical level hopefully they optimize