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Top 25 Best XCOM 2 PC Mods You Can’t Play Without

2017

Combat alterations.

Numerical Health – XCOM 2 Mods

For those looking for something that is more a quality of life mod, then try this numerical health by -bg-. This will let you always know how much health your allies and enemies will have without having to count the bars.


Inventory Uses XCOM 2 Mods

There are a lot of items in XCOM 2, so trying to figure out which ones to sell or keep can be rather annoying. However, this mod by btysgtmajor will show users what each of these materials can be used for to save players a ton of headaches.


Long War 2 XCOM 2 Mods

If you’re looking for more of a challenge in XCOM 2 then the Long War mod is for you. Developed by Pavonis Interactive, this mod adds new missions, enemies, weapon tiers, and tactics you can use to wage war against your foes.


Emperor Palpatine Voice Pack XCOM 2 Mods

For those who want to embrace the dark side, consider picking up this mod by tdc733 that lets none other than Emperor Palpatine talk over the gameplay. After all, you are just slaughtering hordes and hordes of aliens so you might as well embrace the Sith.


Character Customization From the Start XCOM 2 Mods

Created by Dukhat, this mod will now allow users to customize their soldiers’ looks without needing to actually level said unit up which can save players a fair amount of time.


Halo Spartans XCOM 2 Mods

When it comes to kicking intergalactic ass none are more successful than the Halo franchise’s ultimate soldiers, the Spartans. Thanks to SevTheHunter321 users can download a character pack that includes a variety of different Spartans to take into battle.


High Quality Ammo XCOM 2 Mods

This ammunition mod by Mythrell will add high-end rounds that will give critical chance/bonus increases and armor penetration. The catch is you will need to create this powerful ammo via 25 supplies.


ADVENT Priest Unit XCOM 2 Mods

If you want to give yourself a greater challenge without directly upping the difficulty, trying downloading the ADVENT Priest mod by farkyrie. This unit can heal targets and remove debuff effects from them, requiring players to focus the priest first.


Marvel Tattoos XCOM 2 Mods

This cosmetic addition from eldritch68 introduces a variety of Marvel based tattoos that showcase the various symbols of the famed comic book characters.


LOS Preview

With this mod by -bg- you can now click on enemies and see exactly how far they can see before you engage. This can relieve a lot of frustrations since XCOM 2 can be rather unforgiving with being spotted out of position.


Co-op

This amazing mod lets you share the brutality with a friend thanks to Team Dragonpunk. However, you will need to be friends with the person on Steam in order to play, but that’s a small price to pay in order to enjoy this title together.


Unlock All Achievements

Getting all of the achievements in a game can be just plain difficult and time-consuming so why not unlock them all with this handy mod by Smokie McBongwater.


Backstories

One of the most interesting, yet smaller aspects of XCOM 2 is that all your units have backstories. However, these tend to get repeated very quickly yet this can be fixed with a mod by Gaming_Geek who adds 64 new backstories into the game.


More ADVENT

This mod by Steam users DerBK and Atheran introduces more than 60 new enemies as well as overhauling the A.I. so they perform better.


Katana Pack Reloaded

For those who prefer to deal with their enemies up close and personal, you can add a powerful set of katanas to your arsenal. Developed by vblanco, escrimator, and Musashi this mod introduces six new weapons for players to use.


Basil Fawlty Voicepack

If you’re looking for something more amusing during your XCOM 2 gameplay, then embrace the dry wit of one Basil Fawlty aka British comedy legend John Cleese. This mod by eldritch68 will overlay the voice overs with quotes from this character during gameplay.


Show Enemies on Mission Planning

This quality of life mod byAlexF lets players see what type of enemies and how many appear in any selected mission that has been detected by Shadow Chamber.


Evac All

Sometimes players need to return all their forces from a battle but in order to do that in XCOM 2 they need to click Evac on every unit. With this mod by tracktwo you can now save all of your units at once if they’re in the evac zone.


More Nations

Developed Astograph, this mod introduces over 121 nations with their our surnames and flags.


New Mission Types

Given the most of XCOM 2’s missions are strictly offensive based, these alternative missions by RealityMachina offer a defensive twist on this title.


Soldier Fatigue

For those who want to add more challenge to their XCOM 2 experience, then the Soldier Fatigue mod by Numbers will certainly offer that. Any unit that goes into battle will be fatigued and receive a wound if they go out on another mission right away.


 

Units Gain More XP

This simplistic mod by BlueRaja can ease any issue you’re having with leveling up your units by increasing the amount of XP earned.


Lifetime Stats

If you’ve been curious about their progress, successes, and failures during a playthrough then this mod developed by Kosmo is for you.


Albert Wesker Voice Pack

For those who like their inspirational voices cocky, self-assured, and willing to decimate the entire planet then the Albert Wesker voice pack is perfect. Created by James “Jblade35” Standfield this voice pack features 122 unique lines of dialogue from Resident Evil 5 and Marvel vs. Capcom 3.


Name Your Pet

This mod by atamize allows players to rename any mind controlled alien, mech, and turret for the duration of an entire mission.

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