XCOM 2 is getting a free weekend as part of Xbox Live Free Play Days from this Thursday October 26th at around 5pm through to roughly 7am on Monday 30th October. Hey, clocks go back this weekend in the UK so time has no meaning for a few days while we get used to just how dark it is at 5pm.
XCOM 2 also currently has 60% off through the Xbox store, making it £18, and all progress can be continued should you wish to drop a few notes on it!
XCOM 2 is the sequel to the award-winning strategy game XCOM: Enemy Unknown. Earth has changed and is now under alien rule. Facing impossible odds you must rebuild XCOM, and ignite a global resistance to reclaim our world and save humanity.
2K and Firaxis Games announced at the E3 2017 PC Gaming Show that XCOM 2: War of the Chosen, a expansion pack to the terrific XCOM 2, will be coming to Xbox One on August 29 this year.
XCOM 2 Creative Director, Jake Solomon, revealed XCOM 2: War of the Chosen on stage at the PC Gaming Show, with the following trailer:
War of the Chosen focuses on ADVENT’s bid to recapture the Commander, with deadly alien heroes being deployed called the ‘Chosen’. XCOM must approach and win over three new resistance factions, each with their own Hero class, to help combat this new threat and liberate Earth.
Firaxis continues to redefine the award-winning XCOM franchise with XCOM 2: War of the Chosen,
said Matt Gorman, VP of Marketing at 2K.
XCOM 2 fans are going to love the all-new narrative and features, enhancing the XCOM experience and providing endless reasons to re-play through the campaign.
We’re thrilled to offer our fans an unprecedented amount of cool new toys and features in XCOM 2: War of the Chosen, challenging and empowering players in exciting new ways never seen before in the franchise,
added Jake Solomon, creative director of XCOM 2 at Firaxis Games.
The expansion also includes a bunch of new enemies, missions, environments and increased depth to the strategic gameplay. Your soldiers now bond with their teammates, adding new abilities and perks as that bond grows and they’re deployed together. Meanwhile, regular community challenges with a global leaderboard extend the replayability beyond the new story content.
XCOM 2, the sequel to the Game of the Year award-winning strategy title has landed today on the Xbox One. Announced by 2K and Firaxis Games, XCOM 2 allows you to take control of the Avenger, an alien supply craft converted into XCOM’s mobile headquarters. From here guide your strike force and build support as you fight to reclaim the Earth from the alien threat. Check out the official Console Launch Trailer below.
Earth has changed. Twenty years have passed since world leaders offered an unconditional surrender to alien forces. XCOM, the planet’s last line of defense, was left decimated and scattered. Now, in XCOM 2, the aliens rule Earth, building shining cities that promise a brilliant future for humanity on the surface, while concealing a sinister agenda and eliminating all who dissent from their new order.
Only those who live at the edges of the world have a margin of freedom. Here, a force gathers once again to stand up for humanity. Always on the run, and facing impossible odds, the remnant XCOM forces must find a way to ignite a global resistance, and eliminate the alien threat once and for all.
Now I’m not calling myself a genius for predicting this, but then again everyone at TiX Towers are bowing down to me and calling me such, so maybe I am a genius. If you also want to be in the know about all things Xbox then be sure to regularly listen to the podcast, hosted by me, the genius.
Join Greg Giddens, Steve Peacock and special guest Steve’s squeaky chair, for a new episode of the This is Xbox Podcast – episode 22 2.0. In this episode we say goodbye to Neale Jarrett and hello to Steve Peacock, who is joining the podcast family. The new duo discuss Bethesda’s announced E3 conference, the potential for XCOM 2 to come to consoles, as well Rise of the Tomb Raider, Pneuma Breath of Life, Had of Fate, Factotum 90 and a bunch more games amongst the usual silly banter you’d expect.