E3 2017 – XCOM 2: War of the Chosen Expansion Comes to PS4, Xbox One & PC on August 29

June 12, 2017 Written by Jason Dunning

The War of the Chosen expansion for XCOM 2 was announced today during the E3 PC Gaming Show by 2K and Firaxis Games. It launches on August 29 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

Featuring three new resistance factions, new enemies, new missions, new environments, and increased depth, here’s what to expect from War of the Chosen:

  • New Factions & Hero Classes – Three additional factions – the Reapers, Skirmishers and Templars – each with its own Hero class
  • The Chosen – A deadly new enemy force that will kidnap, interrogate and kill XCOM’s soldiers. They can even invade the strategy layer and ravage XCOM’s global operations
  • New Alien and Advent Threats – Adopt new tactics to counter a deadly new alien known as the Spectre, the explosive attacks of the ADVENT Purifier, and the psionically charged ADVENT Priest
  • New Environments and Mission Objectives – Players can engage in wide-ranging tactical missions, from abandoned cities devastated by alien bioweapons during the original invasion, to underground tunnels and xenoformed wilderness regions
  • Enhanced Strategy Layer – Manage relations with factions while countering enemy operations from the Avenger
  • Greater Customization & Replayability – Soldiers cultivate bonds with compatible teammates for new abilities and perks, while the SITREP system dynamically adds new modifiers to the tactical layer to make sure every missions provides a unique challenge
  • Challenge Mode – New regular community challenges that rank players on a global leaderboard.

A price wasn’t given for XCOM 2: War of the Chosen.

[Source: XCOM]