An enormous group modding undertaking for turn-based strategy game XCOM 2 is nearly full. XCOM 2: The Long War of the Chosen is an entire overhaul of each the base XCOM 2 sport and the fashionable Long War 2 mod, and it incorporates the new mechanics launched in the War of the Chosen expansion.

As Dominic Tarason points out on Twitter, this is the greatest mod for XCOM 2, as anybody who’s performed the unique Long War or Long War 2 mods can verify. The fundamental concept is to broaden the base sport’s marketing campaign right into a a lot lengthier and difficult expertise. The Long War of the Chosen provides a number of new options and mechanics, together with increase a resistance pressure, the means to discipline a number of squads at a time, and preventing the Chosen on each the strategic and tactical battlefields.

There are eight new soldier lessons, and every of these has eight ranks to unlock, with the selection of one of three skills at every promotion. There are officers who present buffs to your squads, new expertise timber to discover, new mission sorts like Jailbreak and Smash and Grab, and all-new enemy sorts.

If you’ve already performed The Long War 2 for the vanilla XCOM 2 marketing campaign, The Long War of the Chosen makes some vital adjustments – the AI has been tweaked, for example, so enemies are much less liable to tacky methods and exploits.

In the newest beta (which is supposed to be the final beta earlier than model 1.zero launches) there are a number of key updates: the Chosen have been reworked to be stronger however seem extra hardly ever, and there’s now a tutorial (which you’ll disable in Second Wave choices), for instance.

The modding workforce behind the Long War has additionally been busy engaged on Terra Invicta, an entire new strategy game that it efficiently funded on Kickstarter final yr.

Check the Github archive for directions on how to install the Long War of the Chosen beta. Just be able to hunker down for a protracted battle, Commander. You can take a look at another nice XCOM 2 mods simply by clicking the helpful hyperlink proper there.

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