Jake Solomon, the first guest of the PC Gaming Conference, announced X-COM 2: War of the Chosen. The new expansion is over twice the size of the previous one. It offers players new environments, missions, enemies, soldier classes, strategies, and more.
The expansion’s main feature is the Chosen. They are a new alien race that offer three distinct fighting styles and a variety of enemy types. Their goal is to hunt down the Commander and are willing to do anything to achieve that end. The three new factions each have their own personalities; such as the honor bound Reapers, the Skirmishers that act as single soldier wrecking crew, and the mysterious Templars.
The Chosen aren’t the only new addition. The Lost, a mutated race of human survivors from the alien war 20 years who managed to survive, wander the cities. The Lost are attracted to the sound of combat and will attack both players and aliens alike. Additionally, there is a new alien called the Spectre and has the ability to create dark copies of XCOM soldiers.
X-COM 2: War of the Chosen will be available on August 29th for PC, Xbox One, and PS4.