During E3 2017, developer Firaxis and publisher 2K announced the first expansion for XCOM 2. Dubbed War of the Chosen, the expansion is the largest expansion ever released for the series coming in at twice the size of any previous expansion they have released so far. Last week the studios released a trailer showing off a new enemy unit, the Assassin, today the team has released a new trailer showcasing The Reaper, which can be seen below.
In the new character trailer, we get to take a closer look at one of the games hero units, The Reaper. According to the trailer, the new faction uses a new form of stealth called “Shadow Concealment”. Shadow Concealment allows the unit to remain stealthed after initiating an attack. The unit is equipped with powerful vector rifles and explosive claymores which can be detonated by any soldier once it has been set by the reaper.
XCOM 2: War of the Chosen will bring three new factions; the Reapers, Skirmishers and Templars. Each new faction has their own unique abilities and philosophies. The new factions will also provide new hero class soldiers to aid in battle. In addition to the new factions, the expansion will also include new environments and mission objectives.
XCOM 2 is currently available on PS4, Xbox One and PC. War of the Chosen is scheduled to release on August 28, 2017.