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XCOM: Chimera Squad

3 months ago

Feature: Back with a bang

Podcast: the triumphant return, and Gears Tactics vs XCOM: Chimera Squad

We've been away from podcasting for a while, ever since Bungus Humongous (who used to record and edit it) fell off his skateboard and exploded into a pile of coins. But now we're back! And because we all need a chat with mates at this difficult time, we're just having a nice chat about the games we're playing every week. This time: Gears Tactics vs.…

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Feature: How to pair agent abilities

XCOM Chimera Squad character guide: every agent’s role explained

XCOM Chimera Squad has you take command of 11 specialised units. Each one has a dramatically different role that you can use to your advantage in battles, and abilities that you can unlock as you use them in missions. Some agents work very well with others, allowing for combos to quickly take out enemies.

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Feature: Tips for managing your squad and reducing city unrest

XCOM Chimera Squad guide: 25 tips and tricks for beginners

XCOM Chimera Squad came out of nowhere didn't it? The latest in the rebooted XCOM series opts for a more streamlined approach than its predecessors, focusing in on a fixed squad that must keep the peace in City 31. Things can quickly snowball out of control if you don't know what you're doing, but that's where we come in.

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Reminder: XCOM Chimera Squad’s 50% launch discount ends today

If you're curious about XCOM: Chimera Squad, the new spin-off about a swat team of human and alien cops, take note: its half-price launch offer ends today. It's clearly an experiment the publishers weren't quite sure people would easily take to, so launched with a 50% discount last Friday. £8 is a good "Ah yeah gwan, I'm curious" price, but it'll double at 6pm today.…

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Feature: How to upgrade your field teams

XCOM Chimera Squad field team: how to unlock abilities to reduce unrest and anarchy

XCOM Chimera Squad takes place in City 31, a colony that is always at risk of becoming unsettled. Enemy factions are stirring up unrest in each of the districts and it's up to you to keep the peace. You can recruit field teams to assist with this, as field team abilities can be used to reduce anarchy or freeze unrest from building up in a…

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4 months ago

Feature: How to upgrade your agent's equipment

XCOM Chimera Squad weapons: how to craft in the assembly

One way to upgrade your agents in XCOM Chimera Squad is via the assembly. Here you can invest time and resources into improving their equipment, improving field team ranks, and tons more. It can be daunting to know what to start off with first, so we've prepared a table with all the available research.

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Feature: How to enable god mode

XCOM Chimera Squad console commands: how to enter cheats

I warn you now that these XCOM Chimera Squad cheats will likely ruin the game for you, whether it is the challenge of running your own team with limited resources, or even the challenge of each and every mission being nullified because your agents are all invisible gods. Enter at your own risk.

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Feature: New marching (turn) orders

Firaxis on taking XCOM in a new direction with XCOM: Chimera Squad

The strategic squad-shooting antics of XCOM return today by way of XCOM: Chimera Squad, a standalone spin-off that takes place amidst a new world order. Whereas in previous games the player fought directly against the alien menace, in Chimera Squad, developer Firaxis Games have fast-forwarded events to five years after XCOM 2’s campaign. Now humans and aliens have made peace, and characters from both factions…

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XCOM: Chimera Squad is out now, and it’s half-price

It's time to put down your world-saving guns and pick up your alien-policing batons, because XCOM: Chimera Squad is out. XCOPS takes a big sidewards leap away from the main series, boiling down turn-based combat into single-room encounters. Developers Firaxis have messed with the turn-order, too, with your troops' individual moves now interleaved with your enemies. I've already played it, and have mixed feelings. It's…

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Feature: Order, order

XCOM: Chimera Squad review

It is very hard for me not to think about XCOM: Chimera Squad as a warped and watered down version of XCOM proper. We're still in the same universe, fighting many of the same enemies. We're still alternating between squad-based missions and a boardgamey over-structure, researching new weapons and gadgets while unlocking new abilities for our troops. This is still, fundamentally, a game about devising…

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See the surprise XCOM game Chimera Squad in action

Following on from the surprise announcement of XCOM: Chimera Squad, a small, standalone game that has the frighteningly close release date of April 24th, we've tracked down some footage. If you want to see the motley crew of humans and aliens working together in turn-based harmony, breach this page break with your best officers.

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There’s a brand new XCOM spin-off coming out next week

Fancy a follow-up game to XCOM 2? Well you're in luck, because there's one coming out next Friday. 2K Games surprised everyone today by announcing a new spin-off, XCOM: Chimera Squad - it's not a proper sequel, but a shorter standalone story set after the events of XCOM 2.It's bringing a bunch of new and improved features to the series - like letting you select…

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