Firaxis Games announced in June that a new expansion, War of the Chosen, would be coming to XCOM 2 later this year.
It was first announced at this year’s PC Gaming Show at E3 2017 that the new content pack will launch on PC on August 29 via Steam.
According to the developer Firaxis, the expansion was the result of “wanting to build something massive” at the studio.
The main enemy in this installment will be The Chosen. They are a race of aliens that are determined to wipe out humanity. If you fail to kill them immediately then they will seek revenge on the players. This will make the game even more exciting for players.
War of the Chosen will also present new groups and factions. They will change the way how battles progress and how the players achieve victory.
XCOM designer, Jake Soloman, told Polygon that the DLC which will launch on August 24 will apparently boasts enough content to “form the basis of a sequel.” He further explained that while the quantity of content for the sequel will be present, it would also “require an entirely new narrative.”
According to PlayStation Lifestyle, the new features will include:
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.
War of the Chosen will be releasing on PS4, Xbox One and PC this summer on August 29.