Long War Studios to Make More XCOM 2 Mods

Posted on 29 Apr 2016 by
Lee Braden

In an article posted over on the XCOM 2 site today, it has been announced that Long War Studios has released the mod “Toolbox” today and are working on four more mods.

The Toolbox mod includes a more configurable camera, editing damage values, tweak the UI and also has two parts that are like XCOM: EW‘s second wave mods, the “Not Created Equally” where everyone’s starter stats are different and the “Red Fog” that means any damage taken in battle degrades that trooper’s stats for the mission.

The information we have about the next four is that we have the “Perk Pack” which will allow people to easily create new classes; the “Laser Pack” which gives us lasers as a new tier of weaponry; and “Alien Pack” that gives us 10 new aliens to deal with.

As a special, there is a fifth mod, but that is being kept secret at the moment as it’s still early in development, all we know Commander, is that details will be available soon.

That is all we have. Good luck, Commander.

Official Press Release

Long War Studios, the creators of the Long War mod for XCOM: Enemy Unknown and XCOM: Enemy Within, is working on more mods for XCOM 2. This is in addition to the three mods the studio made available for the game at launch: the SMG, Muton Centurion and Leader soldier class.

Long War Studios’ next mod, called “Toolbox,” is available to download on Steam Workshop for free starting today and features a collection of new options in the game menu. Using “Toolbox,” players can configure camera rotation in tactical missions, create random stats for new soldiers or those who have leveled up, edit damage values, tweak the game UI and turn on Red Fog – a modifier where injuries can affect a soldier’s stats.

Here’s a list of everything included in the “Toolbox” mod:

  • Configurable camera rotation in tactical missions
  • Damage variation
  • Random stats for new soldiers
  • Random stats on level-ups
  • UI that shows soldier stats in various menus
  • UI and other support for up to 12-soldier squads
  • Red Fog (injuries affect stats)

Additionally, Long War Studios is working on four more mods that will be available to download on Steam Workshop for free over the coming months. The second mod will be the “Perk Pack” mod, with new soldier classes and dozens of new soldier abilities for players to create additional classes of their own. The “Laser Pack” mod is the third mod and will be a new weapon tier coming out the same day as the “Perk Pack”. The fourth mod that will be coming to XCOM 2 is the “Alien Pack” mod and will add 10 new alien enemies. The fifth and last mod from the Long War Studios team is still in the works and we’ll be sharing more details soon.

For more information on Long War Studios, visit their office website at http://www.longwarstudios.com/.

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