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More XCOM 2 Enemies Modded In By Long War Studios

This is gonna hurt

The gang behind revered XCOM mod Long War have released yet another mod for XCOM 2 [official site], bringing loads of new enemies and enemy variants. Fancy facing a snakelady sharpshooter, an overwatch-happy Advent Sentry, or a honking great Hive Queen? They'd love to have a crack at you. Head on over to the Steam Workshop to grab the Long War Alien Pack.

Technically this is an update of Long War's Muton Centurion mod, one of the mods they released for XCOM 2 on its launch day. The update is big enough to basically make it a new mod, mind.

"The best aliens aren't the ones that have the highest numbers – they’re the ones that confuse the normal order of things and make the player rethink their own tactical approach," Adam said of the original mod. If just the Muton Centurion and his War Cry was enough to get Adam cussing, I'll be sure to leave a swear jar out when he plays this. New enemies include:

Drone (two variations) – an ADVENT scout and crowd control unit
Naja (three variations) – a subspecies of the Viper that serves as an alien sniper unit
Muton Elite – a version of the Muton much more powerful than its predecessors
Sectoid Commander – an enhanced Sectoid with even greater psionic capabilities
Sidewinder (three variations) – a subspecies of the Viper that serves as a fast and agile flanker
Chryssalid Soldier – a larger and more intimidating variation of the Chryssalid
Hive Queen – an even larger Chryssalid all other Chryssalids bow down to
MEC Archer (two variations) – an ADVENT MEC equipped with long-range weaponry
ADVENT Sentry (three variations) – an ADVENT soldier that has great Overwatch abilities
ADVENT Rocketeer (three variations) – an ADVENT soldier with explosive ordinance
ADVENT Grenadier (three variations) – an ADVENT soldier equipped with flashbangs, fire grenades or acid grenades
ADVENT Gunner (three variations) – an ADVENT soldier with a cannon and the ability to suppress multiple XCOM soldiers at once

Oh dear oh dear! If you only want the old version of the mod, mind, it's still on Nexus Mods.

Long War Studios have released six semi-official XCOM 2 mods so far. They're also planning their own world-saving strategy game, Terra Invicta.

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