XCOM 2: War of the Chosen Tactical Legacy Pack Bridges Enemy Unknown to XCOM 2

XCOM 2: War of the Chosen Tactical Legacy Pack is a free update that introduces new missions bridging the gap between Enemy Unknown and XCOM 2.

on October 2, 2018 3:12 PM

XCOM 2: War of the Chosen Tactical Legacy Pack will introduce three new game modes, Legacy Operations, Skirmish, and Challenge. This DLC will launch on October 9, 2018 on PC and Steam and will be free until December 3, 2018.

Legacy Operations introduces four new stories taking place in between XCOM: Enemy Unknown and XCOM 2. You control Central Officer Bradford and other leaders of the resistance as you fight through multiple combat arenas featuring new and remastered fan favorite maps from Enemy Unknown/Within. There is no base management in this mode, just rapid fire fights. Weapons and armor from Enemy Unknown/Within are also included, and will be implemented into XCOM 2 with other features. Players can also pick from the XCOM 2 soundtrack, Enemy Unkown soundtrack, or a new score inspired by the original XCOM: UFO Defense game.

Each of the four stories introduced in the Tactical Legacy Pack revolve around forming the Resistance and fighting the alien threat. “Blast from the Past” begins Central Officer Bradford’s journey to build a resistance after the fall of XCOM. “It Came from the Sea” has you protecting a DJ from waves of aliens. “Avenger Assemble” sees Lily Shen as she retrofits the Avenger into the home for the resistance. Lastly, “The Lazarus Project” is a rescue operation to find key members of the resistance kidnapped by ADVENT.

Skirmish Mode will allow you to create and play your own missions by editing map, squad load outs, objective, enemies, and many other mechanics. Challenge mode will simply allow you to play through 100+ War of the Chosen challenges as often as you want.

The Tactical Legacy Pack will require you to own XCOM 2 as well as the War of the Chosen expansion. This DLC will be free for owners of those games until December 3, 2018, after which you can purchase it for $7.99 USD. It will be added into the XCOM 2 Collection pack, with no change in price. War of the Chosen was an expansion to XCOM 2 that launched in 2017 and introduced a reworked campaign and many new elements, much like Enemy Within to its previous game XCOM: Enemy Unknown.

You can watch a overview of the Legacy Ops game mode in the video below, and get all the details on what is being added with this DLC. No word on when this DLC will come to console owners.

  • NEW MAPS: Engage in battle across 28 new maps including remastered maps and scenes from XCOM: Enemy Unknown and XCOM: Enemy Within. These new maps will be featured in Central’s Archives.

  • NEW WEAPONS AND ARMOR: Equip your soldiers with reimagined versions of the conventional, laser, and plasma weapons, as well as Kevlar, Carapace, and Titan armor from XCOM: Enemy Unknown. Complete Central’s Archives to unlock these new additions for use in the main single player campaign.

  • NEW CUSTOMIZATION AND PHOTOBOOTH OPTIONS: Customize your soldiers with new attitudes and helmets. Create new images in the Photobooth with additional backgrounds, colors, and character poses.

  • NEW SOUNDTRACK OPTIONS: With the new Soundtrack Selector you can choose to play the XCOM 2: War of the Chosen campaign with the existing score, the score from XCOM: Enemy Unknown, or an all-new soundtrack inspired by the music from the original X-COM: UFO Defense.

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