Happy Saint Paddy’s Day one and all! A day for dressing up in garish green hats, novelty glasses, and orange wigs. Which is what I assume we’ll be able to do in the latest XCOM 2 [official site] expansion, Anarchy’s Children, which promises “100 new exotic customization options for your soldiers, including new hair styles, face paints, armor, lower face props, decals, helmets, masks and more.” I guess we’ll find out either way when it launches later today. Top o’ the mornin’ to ya, Advent soldiers.
Anarchy’s Children marks the first of three adds-ons heading to XCOM 2 in the coming months, which can be purchased on its own or alongside the Reinforcement Pack. Opting for the latter gets you both the Alien Hunters and Shen’s Last Gift expansions when they arrive later this year, both of which will introduce new missions. The new content arriving today, however, is purely cosmetic and is a “rebellion themed DLC featuring more dramatic soldier customizations.” As it stands, the base game’s character customisation suite is already pretty sophisticated, allowing for what I’d consider some already pretty dramatic rig outs, so it’ll be interesting to see how this one pans out.
When the Anarchy’s Children release date was announced last week, Alec spoke of how the new add-on runs the risk of “capsizing into arbitrary weirdness”, however qualified this by suggesting his skepticism might stem from his own game’s lackluster performance. I myself have been one of the lucky ones and haven’t had any major problems, however a performance patch has since been launched for those of you that have.
On top of its highly customisable characters, XCOM 2 is also pretty darn moddable, which is why we’ve taken the liberty of rounding up the best ones here.
Anarchy’s Children costs £3.99 on its own, and £14.99 as part of the Reinforcement Pack via Steam.