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XCOM: Enemy Unknown Free Second Wave DLC

Steam News announces the release of patch 3 for XCOM: Enemy Unknown, updating the new installment in the turn-based strategy series with some bug fixes as well as new free DLC called Second Wave. Here's word:

The XCOM: Enemy Unknown Second Wave content offers a series of advanced gameplay options that unlock a new level of depth, challenge and replayability. The Second Wave content includes:

  • Damage Roulette: Weapons have a wider range of damage.
  • New Economy: Randomized council member funding.
  • Not Created Equally: Rookies will have random starting stats.
  • Hidden Potential: As a soldier is promoted, stats increase randomly.
  • Red Fog: Combat wounds will degrade the soldier’s mission stats.
  • Absolutely Critical: A flanking shot guarantees a critical hit.
  • The Greater Good: Psionics can only be learned from interrogating a psionic alien.
  • Marathon: The game takes considerably longer to complete.
  • Results Driven: A country offers less funding as its panic level increases.
  • High Stakes: Random rewards for stopping alien abductions.
  • Diminishing Returns: Increased cost of satellite construction.
  • More Than Human: The psionic gift is extremely rare.

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19. Re: XCOM: Enemy Unknown Free Second Wave DLC Jan 8, 2013, 14:32 Yosemite Sam
 
Nice, Marathon is one I'll definatly try. Red Fog would be nice, assuming it also applies to the aliens, otherwise fuck that. Dont understand The Greater Good, you already have to interrogate a psionic alien before you can build the PSI Labs. What I really want is another slot so I can carry some nades throughout the whole game.

Finished my first game on normal, total cake walk. Now nearing the end of my classic ironman playthrough, just about right difficulty I think. Havent lost any missions, but came very close quite a few times and unlike my normal game the body bags of dead soldiers are piled high.

My sole complaint about the single player is that the aliens dont move until they are revealed thru the fog of war.

Not entirely true, aliens do have patrols.
 
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