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XCOM: Chimera Squad

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XCOM: Chimera Squad
XCOM: Chimera Squad cover
Developers
Firaxis Games
Publishers
2K Games
Engines
Unreal Engine 3[citation needed]
Release dates
Windows April 24, 2020
Reception
Metacritic 77
OpenCritic 79
IGDB 78
Taxonomy
Monetization One-time game purchase
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Turn-based
Perspectives Bird's-eye view
Controls Point and select
Genres Strategy
Art styles Realistic
Themes Sci-fi
Series X-COM
XCOM: Chimera Squad on HowLongToBeat
XCOM: Chimera Squad on IGDB
XCOM: Chimera Squad on MobyGames
XCOM: Chimera Squad 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

XCOM: Chimera Squad is a singleplayer bird's-eye view strategy game in the X-COM series.

General information

Official support knowledgebase
GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Publisher website
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Windows
GamersGate
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Windows
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Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
Green Man Gaming
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Windows
Humble Store
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Windows
Steam
DRM-free after installation through Steam client (notes may include more details)
[1] See Bypass launcher and skip intro videos for launching the game without Steam.
Windows

Essential improvements

Bypass launcher and skip intro videos

Run the gmae executable with command line arguments[2]
Note that the default launch command runs the launcher, not the game executable. Apply the procedure to <path-to-game>\XCOM-Chimera-Squad\Binaries\Win64\xcom.exe.
  1. Add command line arguments -review (disables debug mode) and -nostartupmovies (disables logo movies).
  2. If after disabling debug mode red screen errors still appear, add -noredscreens.
Use launcher with alternate command line arguments[3]

Enclose individual command line parameters with -game-50546="PARAMETER1" -game-50546="PARAMETER2", where PARAMETER is the command line parameter normally passed to the executable (e.g. -allowconsole).

The game id number in -game-5046 to use is obtained from config.json file in the Launcher directory.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\XCOM Chimera Squad\XComGame\Config
Steam Play (Linux) <SteamLibrary-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/882100/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\XCOM Chimera Squad\XComGame\SaveData
Steam Play (Linux) <SteamLibrary-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/882100/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
OneDrive
Requires enabling backup of the Documents folder in OneDrive on all computers.
Steam Cloud

Video

Video settings
Video settings
Graphics settings
Graphics settings

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
32:9 is supported
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
FXAA
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Max framerate options allow setting the cap to 30, 60, 100, 120, 144 FPS, or leaving the framerate uncapped. FMVs run at 30 FPS only.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.

Input

Interface settings
Interface settings

Audio

Audio settings
Audio settings

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Toggle for disabling / enabling mute on focus loss located under Audio settings.
Royalty free audio

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
Czech
Fan - #1
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Polish
Russian
Spanish

Other information

Game settings
Game settings

API

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
Shader Model support 5
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware

Middleware Notes
Physics PhysX
Audio Wwise
Cutscenes Bink Video
Multiplayer Steamworks

System requirements

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7
Processor (CPU) Quad-core at 2.4 GHz
System memory (RAM) 4 GB RAM
Hard disk drive (HDD) 18 GB
Video card (GPU) AMD Radeon HD 7770
Nvidia GeForce 650
1 GB of VRAM
DirectX 11 compatible
Microsoft Visual C++ 2012 and 2015 Runtime Libraries, and Microsoft DirectX.


Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 Notes regarding Steam Play (Linux) data:

References