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:
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.
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.
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.
|giveengineer 1||Gives 1 engineer staff|
|givescientist 1||Gives 1 scientist staff|
|giveresource supplies (insert number)||CASH|
|TakeNoDamage||your squad is immune to damage, also known as godmode|
|PowerUp||take no damage, no need to reload, unlimited movement – even better godmode!|
|LevelUpBarracks||get 1 rank up on ALL soldiers in the barracks|
|togglefow||opens up the entire map (Clears fog of war)|
List of All the Cheats Codes available for XCOM 2
|SetStratagyFacilitiesSuperSpree||Ability to build all facilities instantly for free, toggle with on/off|
|SetStrategyFacilitiesUnlockAll||Ability to build all facilities, toggle with on/off|
|SetStratagyFacilitiesInstantBuild||Ability to build facilities instantly, toggle with on/off|
|SetStratagyFacilitiesFree||All facilities free, toggle with on/off|
|TakeNoDamage||All units invincible|
|PowerUp||All units invincible with unlimited ammo|
|enablecheats||Enables 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
|Sid Meier||Equipped with plasma weapons and and all Psi abilities|
|Beaglerush (nickname)||Grenadier equipped with war suit and best weapons|
|Peter Van Doorn||Ranger equipped with wraith suit and best weapons|
Cheats For Trophies
DLC: Alien Hunters Trophies
|Investigate the Abandoned Research Facility||A Forbidden Experiment|
|Kill the Archon Ruler||Archon Annihilator|
|Kill the Berserker Ruler||Berserker Breaker|
|Purchase all of the final tier hunter weapons||Deadly Arsena|
|Use a ruler armor ability against an alien ruler||Enemy Adopted|
|Kill all three alien rulers in a single game||Kingslayer|
|Kill an alien ruler while it attempts to escape||Not Throwing Away My Shot|
|Use all ruler armor abilities in a single mission||Now I Am The Master|
|Kill an alien ruler the first time you encounter it||Regicide|
|Kill the Viper Ruler||Viper Vanquisher|
DLC: Shen’s Last Gift
|Beat the Lost Towers mission||A Torch Passed|
|Hit three shots on a single turn with a SPARK unit after using its Overdrive ability||Always be Shooting|
|Defeat a robotic enemy with a SPARK unit||Axles to Axles, Bolts to Bolts|
|Outfit a SPARK unit with the highest tier weaponry and armor||Bells and Whistles|
|Build a SPARK unit||Just Like Dad Used To Make|
|Kill an enemy primed Derelict MEC before it can self-destruct||Make ‘em go Boom|
|Defeat an Avatar with a SPARK unit||Matter Over Mind|
|Promote a SPARK unit to Champion rank||Our New Overlords|
|Complete a mission with three or more SPARK units in the squad||Rise of the Robots|
|A SPARK unit survives a mission it started with less than half health||Running on Fumes|
|Recover the Forge Item||A Better Human Being|
|Recover the Psi Gate||A Dark Doorway|
|Create the Commander’s Avatar||A Final Stand|
|Kill an Avatar||A God Falls|
|Recover a Codex Brain||A Grim Key|
|Recover the Blacksite Data||A Horrible Truth|
|Complete the Avatar Autopsy||A Line Crossed|
|Beat a mission in June or later using only Rookies||Beginner’s Luck|
|Kill a Viper who is strangling a squadmate||Breathing Room|
|Sabotage an alien facility||Bring 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 explosion||Car Explosion|
|Build the Shadow Chamber||Codebreaker|
|Kill a Sectoid who is currently mind controlling a squadmate||Come Back To Me|
|Unlocked all other XCOM 2 trophies||Commander|
|Earn a second tier hack reward||Cyberlord|
|Kill a Berserker in melee combat||David and Goliath|
|Overthrow the aliens on Commander difficulty||Defender of Humanity|
|Overthrow the aliens at any difficulty level||Earth Avenged|
|Completely upgrade a beam weapon with superior grade weapon upgrades||Excalibur|
|Beat the game on Commander+ difficulty by July 1st||Exquisite Timing|
|Complete the tactical tutorial||First Blood|
|Get all of the continent bonuses available in a single campaign||Global Resistance|
|Apply a PCS upgrade to a soldier||Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger|
|Cause an enemy to fall to its death||Have 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 deaths||Heroes of the Resistance|
|Overthrow the aliens on Legend difficulty||Immortal Commander|
|Complete a successful ambush||Like Clockwork|
|Upgrade a weapon||Locked and Loaded|
|Kill a Sectopod on the same turn you encounter it (in Single Player)||Meat Over Metal|
|Hack a Sectopod||Mechlord|
|Evacuate a soldier whose bleed-out timer is still running||Nick of Time|
|Kill 3 enemies in a single turn, with a single soldier, without explosives||Now 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 Comms||Rebel Radio|
|Make contact with a region||Rise of the Resistance|
|Upgrade a facility||Room to Grow|
|Complete a Rumor||Rumor Hunter|
|Sell goods worth 1000 supplies to the Black Market (Can span multiple games)||Shadow Broker|
|Build a facility in every Avenger slot||Shen’s Legacy|
|Kill an enemy with a hacked turret||Stop Hitting Yourself|
|Beat the game on Commander+ difficulty without buying a Squad Size upgrade||The Few and the Proud|
|Play in a multiplayer match||The Most Dangerous Game|
|Build a radio relay on every continent||The Sun Never Sets|
|Beat the game on Commander+ without losing a soldier||The Untouchables|
|Build an experimental item in the Proving Grounds||Tinker|
|Beat the game on Commander+ difficulty in Ironman mode||Valhalla|
|Beat the final mission using only conventional gear||Who Needs Tygan?|
|Skulljack an ADVENT Officer||With Extreme Prejudice|