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Long War's Alien Pack lets you meet the extended family in XCOM 2

XCOM 2 Alien Pack

A host of new aliens have arrived in XCOM 2 thanks to Long War Studio's Alien Pack mod, which brings 12 new or adapted enemy types to the strategy game.

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On top of the new types, each has multiple variations to make stepping out into the fog of war that tiny bit more daunting as you try to reclaim Earth from its new overlords.

The full list of aliens beaming down in the mod:

  • 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
  • Muton Centurion – a variation on the Muton, previously made available in the “Muton Centurion” mod

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There'll also be two Viper unit upgrades and one Archon and standard ADVENT MEC upgrade in the mod as well. Boasting more variety than those eight-packs of Kellogg's cereals, the mod also lets you pick and mix components of ADVENT soldiers to make your own enemy type, and adjust the colours of them all, too.

If unending numbers of different baddies sounds like your cup of tea, you can get the Alien Pack mod through the Steam Workshop, which will replace the aforementioned Muton Centurion mod if you have that installed already.

This is the sixth mod the acclaimed Long War Studios has created for XCOM 2, best known for their eponymous Long War mod for the original alien-battling strategy game. Of the current batch of mods detailed for release, there is still one undetailed and unannounced mod on the cards for the studio, so expect at least one more high quality drop.

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Would love to play it, but my interest waned after months of waiting for performance patches. The few they put out did little to bring the game up to the proper speed my hardware should deliver; truly a regrettable purchase for me, but I still have hope they'll eventually iron it out.

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