Xcom 2: Second Assault is now available as a digital deluxe edition, adding additional content to the game. These include new items and levels, a new playable character, an alternate ending, and more missions.
This edition was released for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux in late 2017. It is currently only available as a digital download due to its size. Players who purchase the Deluxe Edition will gain access to all of the content listed above at no cost.
This edition was well-received by players, with most praising the additional content and fixing of some issues from the original game.
Digital art book
An art book is a feature that Xcom 2digital Deluxe has. You can find and download artwork from the game, which you can use in your own projects.
Xcom 2digital Deluxe features over 100 images, making it the largest digital edition of Xcom 2 to date. Many of the images are concept art, but some have been used in-game or in advertisements for Xcom 2.
Concept art is usually not used in advertisements, so seeing it in-game is a nice surprise. It shows that Firaxis knew what they were doing with this release as there were many memorable images included.
The new addition to X-Com 2 Digital Deluxe is the soundtrack. The soundtrack has been made available for purchase as a separate package, and it’s definitely worth having.
The soundtrack contains classic and contemporary songs from the X-Plion database, which is used to create the game’s musical score. Classic songs include Earth Angel, Joy To The World, and When A Angel Wants To Marry You.
Modern songs include Beautiful This Time and It’s Time To Talk About An Afterthought.
Three digital posters
With Xcom 2 Digital Deluxe, you can customize your battlefields with three new posters. These posters are for Germanland, Paris, and Tokyo. You can also move the soldiers around and resize them to fit any wall or surface.
You can add these posters in fun ways as well. You can put them on a bulletin board, hang them in your kitchen, or place them on your bedside table so you can see them when you wake up in the morning.
The new addition to X-Com 2 Digital Deluxe is the Ava Avatar Set. These sets are designed to help you create your own avatars for your characters in-game.
By using these sets with X-Com 2, you can create your own visual characters that look like yourself and put them into a party with other members of your group or enemy.
To use these avatars, you will need to find a matching tattoo on your body type and apply it to your character.
The Gold edition contains some new weapons, hidden locations to find gear, and a new mission.
New weapons include the Sleight, an invisible knife; the Penetrator, a gun that penetrates shields; and the Evade, an ability that allows you to move around while attacking your opponent.
As well as these new weapons, the game has two brand-new tactics: Supply Drop and Stealth. Supply Drop is when you leave your position of cover to return with greater cover; Stealth is when you go into hiding.
Another new mission is Reverse Reverse Reverse. In this one, you have to get someone else to do the work for you. You must use your talents as a decoy to get another player to enter into an agreement with you.
The Fall expansion
Xcom 2 Digital Deluxe includes the Fall expansion, which features a new playable character, new weapons and gear, and more missions to complete.
The Fall expansion was released just six months after the game launched, making it one of the game’s last updates. It was released as a free update with a launch date of September 5, 2017.
The expansion adds Zed as a playable character and additional locations to assault as security forces. As an extra feature, players can customize their characters with cybernetics that add different abilities and looks.
Another feature adds “DLC-ified” equipment that can be added to any character type.
War of the Chosen
The new mode in Xcom 2, called War of the Chosen, is similar to TD mode in that your heroes fight waves of aliens, but it is different in that you also have to manage your supplies.
In War of the Chosen, you start out with a supply cap of five items and a hero limit of three characters. You can purchase more items and characters by winning Supply Point Challenges, where you can earn points for specific items or characters.
Some challenges are hunt-and-peck style, where you must find a specific item or character hidden somewhere on the map.
Key redemption information
In Xcom 2 Digital Deluxe, you can now redeem your key via the game’s website. This is useful if you lost your key or it was gift-wrapped but you cannot use it because it does not have enough characters to uniquely identify it.
Xcom 2 Digital Deluxe includes all of the content from previous digital deluxe updates, making it the most comprehensive release yet. These include new weapons and abilities, new portraits and skins, new playable characters, and new toys to play with.
New players can also buy an introduction campaign to guide them through the rest of the game. Those that have played before can pick up a new special weapon or two that work better for them.
New players can also pick up a special weapon that is easier to use so they can start playing in survival mode! > <.>
Weapon/ability specific portrait skins are always a nice surprise, and make playing as your character feel more unique.