XCOM 2

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XCOM 2
XCOM 2 cover
Developers
Firaxis Games
macOS (OS X) Feral Interactive
Linux Feral Interactive
Publishers
2K Games
OS X, Linux Feral Interactive
Engines
Unreal Engine 3
Release dates
Windows February 5, 2016
macOS (OS X) February 5, 2016
Linux February 5, 2016
Reception
Metacritic 88
OpenCritic 87
IGDB 85
Taxonomy
Monetization DLC, Expansion pack
Microtransactions Cosmetic, Finite spend
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Turn-based
Perspectives Bird's-eye view
Controls Point and select
Genres Strategy
Art styles Realistic
Themes Sci-fi
Series X-COM
XCOM 2 on HowLongToBeat
XCOM 2 on IGDB
XCOM 2 on MobyGames
XCOM 2 on Wikipedia

X-COM
X-COM: UFO Defense 1994
X-COM: Terror from the Deep 1995
X-COM: Apocalypse 1997
X-COM: Interceptor 1998
X-COM: Email games 1999
X-COM: Enforcer 2001
XCOM: Enemy Unknown 2012
The Bureau: XCOM Declassified 2013
XCOM 2 2016
XCOM: Chimera Squad 2020

General information

PC Report: XCOM 2
UFOpaedia - Wiki for the series
GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Developer website
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Collection also available.
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Amazon.com
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Digital Deluxe Edition also available.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Gamesplanet
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Digital Deluxe Edition, Collection also available.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
Green Man Gaming
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Digital Deluxe Edition, Collection also available.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Humble Store
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Collection also available.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Mac App Store
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Cannot play multiplayer with Steam players.[1]
macOS (OS X)
Steam
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Digital Deluxe Edition, Collection also available.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
All Linux versions require Steam DRM.

Version differences

Collection includes all the DLC.
Digital Deluxe Edition includes only the Reinforcement Pack DLC.

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Alien Hunters Included as part of the Reinforcement Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Anarchy's Children Included as part of the Reinforcement Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Reinforcement Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Resistance Warrior Pack Pre-order bonus, also available for separate purchase.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Shen's Last Gift Included as part of the Reinforcement Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
War of the Chosen
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux

Essential improvements

Skip intro videos

Use the -nostartupmovies command line argument[citation needed]

Xbox controller proper recognition

Switch off xbox controller support in steam general controller settings, using big-picture mode. The game can now recognize the controller. It now also allows you to use 'Press X to save changes and exit' in options menus.[2]

Key bindings not saving fix and controller remapping

Key bindings not saving fix and controller remapping[citation needed]
  1. Open %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\XCOM2\XComGame\Config\XComInput.ini
  2. Since XCOM 2 has multiple keybinding subsets, look for the section called [XComGame.XComTacticalInput] for the "Tactical Shortcuts" or [XComGame.XComHeadquartersInput] for the " Avenger Shortcuts".
  3. These sections contain the keybindings and their corresponding commands for both keyboard and controller.
  4. Change the name of the keybinding to the desired key.

Example:

Bindings=(Name="Z", Command="W_Key_Press | onrelease W_Key_Release", bPrimaryBinding=True)

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\XCOM2\XComGame\Config\
macOS (OS X) ~/Library/Application Support/Feral Interactive/XCOM 2/
Linux $XDG_DATA_HOME/feral-interactive/XCOM2/
This game follows the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux.

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\XCOM2\XComGame\SaveData\
macOS (OS X) ~/Library/Application Support/Feral Interactive/XCOM 2/VFS/Local/my games/XCOM2/XComGame/SaveData/
Linux $XDG_DATA_HOME/feral-interactive/XCOM2/VFS/Local/my games/XCOM2/XComGame/SaveData/

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud
Custom characters and pools are not saved to the Steam Cloud.

Video

In-game video settings.
In-game video settings.
In-game graphics settings.
In-game graphics settings.

Multi-monitor

Edit configuration file[3]
  1. Go to the configuration files location.
  2. Open XComEngine.ini.
  3. Go to the [Engine.LocalPlayer] section.
  4. Change AspectRatioAxisConstraint=AspectRatio_MaintainXFOV to AspectRatioAxisConstraint=AspectRatio_MaintainYFOV
  5. Save your changes and close the file.

Input

Audio

In-game audio settings.
In-game audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Voice, sound effects, music, and VOIP.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
There is no option and no known workaround to disable that feature. This game uses Unreal Engine 3.5 which renders most workarounds non-working.

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Polish
Russian
Spanish

Network

Steam and Mac App Store players cannot play together.[1]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
LAN play
2 Versus
Online play
2 Versus

Other information

API

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
OpenGL 4
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux

Middleware

Middleware Notes
Input SDL2 Only on OS X and Linux.
Cutscenes Bink2

Mod Launcher

See XCOM 2 Mod Launcher.

Issues fixed

Game launcher won't start

Close MSI Afterburner[citation needed]
  1. If you have MSI Afterburner (and RTSS running with the overlay) your game might not launch. Simply close the program and it should launch.

Issues unresolved

Game crashes to desktop when performing an action

Partially corrupted save[citation needed]
Your save file successfully loads but crashes the game when you perform an action (shoot, overwatch, etc.). If you are able to load a save from a different mission and perform actions without crashing, then your aforementioned save may be partially corrupted. Once corrupted, any save file made thereafter contains the glitch causing the game to crash.
  • Try older saves and continue from there. Creating a unique save at the beginning of a mission can help prevent significant loss of progression.

System requirements

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7 64-bit
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo E4700 2.6 GHz
AMD Phenom 9950 Quad Core 2.6 GHz
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 45 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 460
ATI Radeon HD 5770
1 GB of VRAM
DirectX 11 compatible
Sound (audio device) DirectX compatible
macOS (OS X)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.11.2
Processor (CPU) Intel 2.4 GHz
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 45 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 Ti
AMD Radeon HD 5770
Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200
1 GB of VRAM
Linux
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Ubuntu 14.04.2 64-bit, SteamOS
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i3-3225 3.3 GHz
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 45 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 650
AMD Radeon R9 270
1 GB of VRAM
Intel GPUs are not officially supported. Nvidia requires 355.63 or newer drivers.

References