XCOM 2 Cheats and Console Commands


XCOM 2 is the sequel to XCOM: Enemy Unknown. XCOM: Enemy Unknown is the first title in the series that was awarded as the best strategy game in the year 2012.

Similar to XCOM: Enemy Unknown, XCOM 2 is a strategy based tactics video game. The developers of the game, Firaxis games, say that it is the best strategy based tactics video game out there. The game is published by 2K Games.

XCOM 2 was first released for Windows, OS X, and Linux. The game was released in February 2016. It later became available for PS4 and Xbox One in September 2016.

XCOM 2 is that latest title from the XCOM series. It is the successor to its predecessor XCOM: Enemy Unknown, which was released back in 2012. The latest title is the continuation of the story of XCOM: Enemy Unknown. The face of the earth has changed. Now aliens rule the world. A military organization which has lost the war against an alien invasion and has now become a leading force against their misdoings towards Earth.


More About XCOM 2

XCOM has been released by its developers with quite a huge acclaim that it is the best title in the series yet. Surprisingly, it is a quite bit tricker in comparison to the previous titles from the series.

The game is one of a kind. It is one of the deepest and most rewarding strategies based tactic game on the market. XCOM 2 is a truly amazing game.

XCOM 2 has a lot of changes. The developers have reworked a lot of things. Here are a few of the amazing features of the game which are appreciable:

Customizable Characters

XCOM 2, is one of a type. Unlike other games where you are forced to choose among the existing characters, XCOM 2 does not coerce you to do this. The game provides you the ability to completely customize your own character from scratch.

Quite cool, right? The complete power to build your own character from scratch.

You can team up with your friends as a team in XCOM 2 which doubles the fun and excitement. Talking about customization, the game not only provides visual customizations but also character abilities.

Game Mechanics:

XCOM 2 has reworked mechanics. Now you are able to sneak past enemies or initiate attacks on patrols because no one is able to notify you when you begin a mission.

The reworked mechanics help you to execute a fatal ambush while keeping your squad hidden. The reworked map mechanics also keep you hidden until you get within a specific radius of the enemy, or open fire on them.

XCOM 2 is diverse, it offers you a lot of options and playing style. You can dash ahead without looking anywhere or go into Overwatch mode all alone and hit the highest-priority target in the group of enemies.

Combat Mechanics:

A lot of action games which are currently on the market have the same combat mechanics. Like, in most action games the enemy troops are deployed ahead of you, or in the nearby region. You have to assault and defeat them in order to win. Well, this isn’t the case with XCOM 2. The game demands a lot of efforts from you. You will have to give your best to win.
You have to think like a strategist. You’ll have to consider all the factors before you start open-firing on the enemy. You need to consider which enemy to kill first, what resources to use, etc.

XCOM 2 has implemented an easy to understand the new system which makes two moves per turn. In each round, the soldier can only perform two actions and move to a new position shooting with the acquired weapons. This helps you to move quickly around the map and help evacuate your team-mates who are under enemy fire.

Map Mechanics And Objectives

The map mechanics have been reworked too. The objectives of the game now consist of tracking the enemy’s newly built resources and destroying them to complete the objectives. You need to go around each region to track the enemy’s resources.

You start from a random location. You need to position and build your base accordingly so that you have an advantage over the enemy. You can make connections with various forces in various regions, collect supplies and execute raids against the enemies.

The map does not show warning markers, it is all up to you whether you choose to make risky moves like raiding enemies or defend and extract VIPs.

XCOM 2 Console Commands and Cheats

Similar to XCOM: Enemy Unknown, there are a lot of cheats and console commands for XCOM 2. You can use them anytime whenever you feel stuck in the game. Also, you should keep in mind that when you use any of the cheats or commands, the game will become very easy for you. So just keep in mind that you do not overuse them, as it may ruin the game experience for you.

Another good news is that using cheats or commands will not hinder your achievements, so you can use them as much as you like. You can also use them during missions to make it easier for you to pass them.

In order to use cheats, you first need to enable console in XCOM 2, which is a special debugging window where you type in the cheats and commands. For that, you need to make changes in the launch options of the game. Go to your Steam Library. Search for XCOM 2 and right click on it, then choose Properties. You will see a button which reads “Set launch options”. Click on it and paste the following commands:
-allowconsole -log -autodebug

And it’s done. Now all you have to do is to launch the game and hit the ~ key. Enter any of the following cheats and commands and fun playing the game.

A List of Popular XCOM 2 Cheats And Console Commands

Here is a list of the most popular cheat codes used in XCOM 2. Just enter the code in the console window and press enter to activate it. Make sure you read the description of the cheat code properly before using it.

Cheats CodeEffects
giveengineer 1Gives 1 engineer staff
givescientist 1Gives 1 scientist staff
giveresource supplies (insert number)CASH
TakeNoDamageyour squad is immune to damage, also known as godmode
PowerUptake no damage, no need to reload, unlimited movement – even better godmode!
LevelUpBarracksget 1 rank up on ALL soldiers in the barracks
togglefowopens up the entire map (Clears fog of war)

List of All the Cheats Codes available for XCOM 2

Cheats CodeEffects
SetStratagyFacilitiesSuperSpreeAbility to build all facilities instantly for free, toggle with on/off
SetStrategyFacilitiesUnlockAllAbility to build all facilities, toggle with on/off
SetStratagyFacilitiesInstantBuildAbility to build facilities instantly, toggle with on/off
SetStratagyFacilitiesFreeAll facilities free, toggle with on/off
TakeNoDamageAll units invincible
PowerUpAll units invincible with unlimited ammo
enablecheatsEnables the use of commands
giveresource CorpseAdventMEC #Gives # amount of Advent MEC corpses
giveresource CorpseAdventOfficer #Gives # amount of Advent Officer corpses
giveresource CorpseAdventShieldbearer #Gives # amount of Advent Shieldbearer corpses
giveresource CorpseAdventStunLancer #Gives # amount of Advent Stun Lancer corpses
giveresource CorpseAdventTrooper #Gives # amount of Advent Trooper corpses
giveresource AlienAlloy #Gives # amount of Alien Alloys
giveresource CorpseArchon #Gives # amount of Archon corpses
giveresource CorpseBerserker #Gives # amount of Berserker corpses
additem heavyplatedarmor #Gives # amount of E.X.O. Suits
giveresource EleriumCore #Gives # amount of Elerium Cores
giveresource EleriumDust #Gives # amount of Elerium Crystals
giveresource CorpseFaceless #Gives # amount of Faceless corpses
giveresource Intel #Gives # amount of Intel
giveresource CorpseMuton #Gives # amount of Muton corpses
additem EpicPCSAgility #Gives # amount of PCS: Superior Agility
additem EpicPCSConditioning #Gives # amount of PCS: Superior Conditioning
additem EpicPCSFocus #Gives # amount of PCS: Superior Focus
additem EpicPCSPerception #Gives # amount of PCS: Superior Perception
additem EpicPCSSpeed #Gives # amount of PCS: Superior Speed
giveresource CorpseSectoid #Gives # amount of Sectoid corpses
additem lightplatedarmor #Gives # amount of Spider Suits
additem ReloadUpgrade_Sup #Gives # amount of Superior Auto-Loaders
additem ClipSizeUpgrade_Sup #Gives # amount of Superior Expanded Magazines
additem FreeFireUpgrade_Sup #Gives # amount of Superior Hair Triggers
additem CritUpgrade_Sup #Gives # amount of Superior Laser Sights
additem FreeKillUpgrade_Sup #Gives # amount of Superior Repeaters
additem AimUpgrade_Sup #Gives # amount of Superior Scopes
additem MissDamageUpgrade_Sup #Gives # amount of Superior Stocks
giveresource supplies #Gives # amount of Supplies
giveresource CorpseViper #Gives # amount of Viper corpses
additem heavypoweredarmor #Gives # amount of W.A.R. Suits
additem lightpoweredarmor #Gives # amount of Wraith Suits
givescientist #Gives a Scientist with skill level #
giveengineer #Gives an Engineer with skill level #
GiveTech [techname]Gives the specified tech, replace [techname] with the tech you want

Cheats for Unlocking XCOM 2 Heroes

Cheats CodeEffects
Sid MeierEquipped with plasma weapons and and all Psi abilities
Beaglerush (nickname)Grenadier equipped with war suit and best weapons
Peter Van DoornRanger equipped with wraith suit and best weapons

Cheats For Trophies

DLC: Alien Hunters Trophies

Investigate the Abandoned Research FacilityA Forbidden Experiment
Kill the Archon RulerArchon Annihilator
Kill the Berserker RulerBerserker Breaker
Purchase all of the final tier hunter weaponsDeadly Arsena
Use a ruler armor ability against an alien rulerEnemy Adopted
Kill all three alien rulers in a single gameKingslayer
Kill an alien ruler while it attempts to escapeNot Throwing Away My Shot
Use all ruler armor abilities in a single missionNow I Am The Master
Kill an alien ruler the first time you encounter itRegicide
Kill the Viper RulerViper Vanquisher

DLC: Shen’s Last Gift

Beat the Lost Towers missionA Torch Passed
Hit three shots on a single turn with a SPARK unit after using its Overdrive abilityAlways be Shooting
Defeat a robotic enemy with a SPARK unitAxles to Axles, Bolts to Bolts
Outfit a SPARK unit with the highest tier weaponry and armorBells and Whistles
Build a SPARK unitJust Like Dad Used To Make
Kill an enemy primed Derelict MEC before it can self-destructMake ‘em go Boom
Defeat an Avatar with a SPARK unitMatter Over Mind
Promote a SPARK unit to Champion rankOur New Overlords
Complete a mission with three or more SPARK units in the squadRise of the Robots
A SPARK unit survives a mission it started with less than half healthRunning on Fumes

Main Game

Recover the Forge ItemA Better Human Being
Recover the Psi GateA Dark Doorway
Create the Commander’s AvatarA Final Stand
Kill an AvatarA God Falls
Recover a Codex BrainA Grim Key
Recover the Blacksite DataA Horrible Truth
Complete the Avatar AutopsyA Line Crossed
Beat a mission in June or later using only RookiesBeginner’s Luck
Kill a Viper who is strangling a squadmateBreathing Room
Sabotage an alien facilityBring It Down
Skulljack each different type of ADVENT soldier (does not have to be in same game)Brutal Collection
Cause an enemy to die in a car explosionCar Explosion
Build the Shadow ChamberCodebreaker
Kill a Sectoid who is currently mind controlling a squadmateCome Back To Me
Unlocked all other XCOM 2 trophiesCommander
Earn a second tier hack rewardCyberlord
Kill a Berserker in melee combatDavid and Goliath
Overthrow the aliens on Commander difficultyDefender of Humanity
Overthrow the aliens at any difficulty levelEarth Avenged
Completely upgrade a beam weapon with superior grade weapon upgradesExcalibur
Beat the game on Commander+ difficulty by July 1stExquisite Timing
Complete the tactical tutorialFirst Blood
Get all of the continent bonuses available in a single campaignGlobal Resistance
Apply a PCS upgrade to a soldierHarder, Better, Faster, Stronger
Cause an enemy to fall to its deathHave a Nice Trip
Kill an enemy with every heavy weapon in the game (doesn’t have to be in the same game)Heavy Metal
Beat a Retaliation mission with 3 or less civilian deathsHeroes of the Resistance
Overthrow the aliens on Legend difficultyImmortal Commander
Complete a successful ambushLike Clockwork
Upgrade a weaponLocked and Loaded
Kill a Sectopod on the same turn you encounter it (in Single Player)Meat Over Metal
Hack a SectopodMechlord
Evacuate a soldier whose bleed-out timer is still runningNick of Time
Kill 3 enemies in a single turn, with a single soldier, without explosivesNow Am I Become Death
Beat a mission on Commander+ with a squad of soldiers only of the same class (but not Rookie)Overpowered
Kill 500 aliens. (does not have to be in same game)Pile ‘Em Up
Build Resistance CommsRebel Radio
Make contact with a regionRise of the Resistance
Upgrade a facilityRoom to Grow
Complete a RumorRumor Hunter
Sell goods worth 1000 supplies to the Black Market (Can span multiple games)Shadow Broker
Build a facility in every Avenger slotShen’s Legacy
Kill an enemy with a hacked turretStop Hitting Yourself
Beat the game on Commander+ difficulty without buying a Squad Size upgradeThe Few and the Proud
Play in a multiplayer matchThe Most Dangerous Game
Build a radio relay on every continentThe Sun Never Sets
Beat the game on Commander+ without losing a soldierThe Untouchables
Build an experimental item in the Proving GroundsTinker
Beat the game on Commander+ difficulty in Ironman modeValhalla
Beat the final mission using only conventional gearWho Needs Tygan?
Skulljack an ADVENT OfficerWith Extreme Prejudice