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6 XCOM 2 mods that make the game better (and 2 which might)

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It's still early days for XCOM 2, but there are already a bunch of mods worth looking at. Most of these are smaller improvements to the base game, rather than major overhauls (like the original Long War for Enemy Unknown), but we think you'll want them installed all the same. Mods included: Free camera rotation, Evac All, Capnbubs Accessories Pack, Muton Centurion Alien Pack, SMG Pack, Leader Pack, Disable Timers & Timer Tweaks. Subscribe to Eurogamer - http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=eurogamer For the latest video game reviews, news and analysis, check out http://www.eurogamer.net and don't forget to follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/eurogamer
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Voltage (1 month ago)
Disclaimer: the developers ripped the smg mod and slapped it on the skirmisher class in War of The Chosen
Enzo Ritter (2 months ago)
I always did make squad's with leaders, uniforms and they colors.
NANCOK (3 months ago)
0:14 lucky
Ace Jones (3 months ago)
I wish xbox had mods cause my pc can't play xcom 2 after wotc came out
Gravity Priest (5 months ago)
I have problems doing what I am told by euro gamer. Here is a complaint about having a stupid camera mod as your first selection. What a foolish idea...Now what are you going to do?
Zeke Master (5 months ago)
Can psi-ops be trained as leaders?
Honkyplay 42 (5 months ago)
2:11 is this Kylo ren???
Blicz B (5 months ago)
We need Sassy Viper mod...
Tikotidu (8 months ago)
What about the Clone Trooper Armor set mods?
MrDuckFace (1 year ago)
5:08 Agreed. Having to kill 10 alien enemies including 2 gate keepers and 3 sectopods (okay maybe something less scary) in one turn makes the game way more fun. I personally like the timed missions more, although they do tense me up a little bit which can be annoying. Basically a way of making it harder but more interesting at the same time, wouldn't recommend disabling timers, tho extending them could be useful for players who feel it's just too much.
CamTheKitty (8 months ago)
Lazy design is lazy. A good designer rewards riskier play, not punishes slow play
EricTheRed (1 year ago)
Who knew Chris Pratt worked for Eurogamer?
JonatasAdoM (1 year ago)
Is it a Kogran in the thumbnail? If so I'll favorite the video right away
Jet Fury (1 year ago)
oh jeremy corbyn
Snakey (1 year ago)
2:03 if only Jeremy Corbin was gravely wounded in real life....
Henry Davies (1 year ago)
cost based ability colours is i think my favorite mod for xcom 2
The Owl Man (1 year ago)
I saw that rookie name..: BAZZA, DEAL WITH THE GODDAMN PHARAH!!!
Dragonstar 30 (1 year ago)
what was the last 2? do is there time limts in this game?
Liam Pitney (1 year ago)
Pfff safe moding. Never. I jump right in m8. Don't give a shit about my save files. Can always restart
Palaius (1 year ago)
Another Mod adding to the "Capnbubs Accessories Pack" would be the "Free the Hood" Mod to some degree.
Justin Norman (1 year ago)
The title is confusing
Danial Courtney (1 year ago)
Jeremy Corban leader unit mod; will never fight back, even if attacked first will claim victory after failed missions *passive overconfidence trait* reduces opponent leadership abilities *rifle of marx* when fired, steals experience points from highest ranking xcom soldier, give 20% to lowest ranked xcom soldier, keeps 50% for self, 30% is thrown away (if lowest ranked soldier was ever taxed, this trait will not apply to them)
Will Jones (1 year ago)
You have Jeremey Corbyn in your squad...
Robo Trex (1 year ago)
Careful, though, free cam rotation is buggy.
Kirk Findlay (1 year ago)
I played the xbox version, and it's ad we don't get the centurion, especially with the war of the chosen expansion coming. On top of the that, it'd be cool to see the long alien mod too, the extra aliens, like the sidewinder, sectoid commander and chryissild soldier would be cool to see. It's just even more weird because the Centurion was made by XCOM 2 devs, but I'm not sure about the long war aliens.
EternalGaming786 (1 year ago)
What the meow is that kyle? O_O 2:10
Negovec 1881 (1 year ago)
Id love medals in XCOM 2 :P
Whytebio (1 year ago)
0:10 - Advent Trooper "Two thumbs up bro!"
myky992 (1 year ago)
why is there no sexy bikini for the muton yet.
ZenodudeMC (1 year ago)
I need console mods damnit!
Alien Behind The Door (1 year ago)
ZenodudeMC you need a pc
Darestine (1 year ago)
It's actually 90 degrees without the mod
Phantom (1 year ago)
Did that sniper just miss an 89% shot? *TILTED*
Zhibin Hong (1 year ago)
i have couple times sniper miss 95%. :DDDDD
Marky (1 year ago)
I think the game needs more wpn types, not too many. Grenadiers should be able to alt between a gatling or a lmg (gat would do more dmg but suffer mvt penalties), all rookies, spc, and hunters should have the smg available (smg has 2 shots per/mag but shooting/overwatch r free and do slighty less dmg than the AR). Only 2 different wpns than can created massive micromanagement (move faster for turn limit mission at the cost of dmg, move slower for more dmg during strong enemy missions, etc.).
Milton2k (1 year ago)
Links would be apreciated
Tom's Box (1 year ago)
The Jeremy "Jezza" Corbyn soldier made me laugh.
sparr15 (1 year ago)
There needs to be a mod that makes it so don't miss on especially when the enemy is on the very next tile and no obstacles in the way
Pixel Poundcake (1 year ago)
I'm admittedly the minority here, but as for the Evac All mod, I don't want to install it because when I complete a mission, every squad member has gone through hell to get there and you bet I'll be evac'ing them one by one. I have to take my time the whole damn mission why rush the end?
John Krause (1 year ago)
Well, my Mod list certainly got bigger
Marius k. Rein (1 year ago)
1 more turn xcom xD (on vanila)
patrick west (1 year ago)
Looks like I'm not the only one naming my soldiers after members of parliament
chris winter (1 year ago)
God I bet this game is great on PC.Especially with mods. Mods Mods MOds.
iBra1n Media (1 year ago)
that muton is just a krogan
Erik Van Der Waal (1 year ago)
the camera rotation and evac all are really neccasary
The FuckingMailman (1 year ago)
I hope they will get mods to Xbox one and Ps4
Markoi Green (1 year ago)
Death animations looks so stupid. First Ghost Recon had better death animations,in 2001.
MacK Baker (1 year ago)
Markoi Green Jesus I'm getting old.
Shamelesscritique1 (1 year ago)
Timers and turn limits are bullshit...especially mission and objective fail timers and turn limits. Enemy within did it right with resource collection, defending civilians is also a great way to introduce some added pressure, take a risk and ya might get a reward, two meld on every mission or dash forward and ya might save an extra person etc... I personally was always happy if I collected one meld on every op because I never used the super soldiers only the mechs and only then much later in the game and as for civilians well ya save the ones ya can and let the devil take the rest lol Xcom 2 has fucked it all up with the excessive turn limitations...99% of the time ya not getting guys killed or getting ya ass kicked because you fucked up and suck or the A.I is now so much better or that there's more of em coming out of the woodwork than ever before no it's just because now ya have to rush and be sloppy as fuck just to even get close to the objective. can't...contain...the rant...any longer UrGh! THE WHOLE FUCKING POINT OF A GAME LIKE THIS IS TO TAKE YA TIME, THINK SHIT THROUGH AND ENJOY THE PRESSURE AND SUSPENSE OF EVERY MOVE..way to ruin the whole vibe and my enjoyment of the game. I'm surprised they didn't add the turn timer from fucking multiplayer...hell I'm sure there are some masochists who like that idea but not me...where is my standard vanilla option to turn that shit off, hell there is a obvious reason impossible mode and iron man aren't fucking mandatory so why the fuck are all these turn limits?...and why the fuck on they on literally every mission? Ya know what they could have done with the turn limits...escalation, the aliens aren't invaders any more right? they're a full blown long term occupation, it's practically their home turf now and they're on defence this time...so why not just have limitless "pods" and ever tougher groups swarm in one after another and on top of each other when you're detected, if ya don't kill em within the turn limit then their numbers grow and they eventually overwhelm you, that would be much better than having the objective mcguffin explode all the fucking time, I mean why are we still sweeping and clearing anyway they aren't landing or crashing any more, we're supposed to be insurgents and shit get in and get out, kill counts shouldn't matter any more only priority targets, which the game doesn't really have. P.S the new armour and equipment designs look like shit too...someone watched way too much elysium and edge of tomorrow when they were doing the art style for this game, it looks like shit...bring back the titan, ghost and jump pack armour. Someone mod that shit
gerard s (1 year ago)
timers are cool in normal mode but i like playing hard mode with iron man mode cause i am a masochist i finished all xcom games i could get on the hardest mode then xcom 2 came along and i cant cause all the reseach time is doubled and aliens make progrees twice as fast and suddenly i am rushing hard missions with rookies using basic equipment cause i dont have the time to get resources i gave up when i realised i am in the late game and i dont have a single soldier with rank higher than sergant and i cant even afford mag weapons cause i gotta rush the game so avatar project doesnt fuck me over and end up loosing soldiers so by the late game i am so understaffed and underequipped i might as well get a bunch of random peasants and have them throw peebles and the aliens cause with armored aliens my weapons are useless anyways
Wazuuf (1 year ago)
Shamelesscritique1 you're raging just for the sake of raging. please shut the fuck up
Wazuuf (1 year ago)
Shamelesscritique1 dude chill the fuck out.
Ferris (2 years ago)
The camera thing isn't really a big deal. The evac thing doesn't seem like a big deal because just like the last xcom if you just press the buttons, then the next button, then press it again. A moment longer can get them all in. Before even starting I did download the camo pack for skins though. Was looking for a no advent project mod. I do agree with these mods on timers the most. Some people, like me want to be able to crawl across the map and lose nothing but more time.
TomeOfBattle (2 years ago)
As a noobish peon of a scrub who needs to "git gud", man up and get the sand out of his mangina, I wholeheartedly approve of the Timers Tweak / Disable Timers mod. I would play XCOM for fun, not to feel rushed by timers. I know that timers add a challenge of time management and pressure that many players appreciate, but I don't. I wouldn't play with timers, personally. And we SHOULD have had the option of disabling timers in vanilla to begin with. And I really appreciate that such a mod exists. Timers are the one thing that turned me off about this game.
TomeOfBattle (2 years ago)
5:24 I give to you... STEVE, THE AMAZING TWERKING SECTOID! What has science wrought...?
KiwiKugai (2 years ago)
3:33 IT'S THE MIGHTY JINGLES!!!!!!
5:20 wtf is that sectiod doing
the dead body I mean
supersparky1013 (2 years ago)
The default camera goes in 90 degree increments, not 45
iBra1n Media (2 years ago)
that mutant looks like a krogan from mass effect
Hill Home (2 years ago)
3 of 6 from LW peeps *SMH*. I'm a bit surprised the more map content mods weren't mentioned at all - they are quite nice :)
CinnamonTea (2 years ago)
LOL you have Jeremy Corbyn as your team leader.
Stephen McDonald (2 years ago)
>disable timers Why would someone do that? I get the reason behind the tweak, as I find myself normally extracting with a turn or two to spare (but enjoy that feeling), but removing it feels just odd
Flithy Nobeard (2 years ago)
Adding full modding support was such a smart move. Good on the developers.
Zeo Zentnights (2 years ago)
I just want friendly aliens from a mod
Sumone Awezome (2 years ago)
Can you do a MOD where the entire game becomes playable in PS4?
SeanChaos117 (2 years ago)
THE MIGHTY JINGLES 3:37 !
Revanq (2 years ago)
Is it me or muton centurion looks exacly like Krogans from Mass Effect?
timpyrules (2 years ago)
That Muton centurion reminds me of a Krogan from ME with that helmet
Degas (2 years ago)
When are we going to get string bikini chain armor and tentacle attacks??? Just on the female soldiers, TYVM :D :D
Garry Cotton (2 years ago)
Wait, is that Muton Elite a Krogan from Mass Effect in full armour?
Roger London (2 years ago)
Game might be Ok for a mid-range PC, but the overall experience is `Meh` due to the Forum (when you interact with information with other customers) having a Mod (`SamBC`) that seems incapable of being reasonable in relation to mild humor to an avatar name; and will permaban (and lie in his `reasoning`) you from the Steam forum for your honesty. Maybe you know who I am talking about, as other people told me the same about that same hypersensitive sorry excuse for a human. I guess (in a previous life) he would have been at the front of the queue to crucify Jesus.
Alex Talbot (2 years ago)
I'm liking purely because of the Jeremy Corbyn old guy. that's so jokes.
Aegix Drakan (2 years ago)
Personally, I find True Concealment WAY better than the Timer Tweaks. This mod makes it so that the turn counter does not tick down while in Concealment, allowing you to get a few turns to set up that perfect ambush before you have to race the turn counter. It's great and does in fact give you enough time that you can afford to be a LITTLE bit less frantic and reckless in timed missions, while also preserving the timers, so that you can't just overwatch creep the whole time. Also, it adds a new Dark Event that drastically cuts the Turn Counters down on Concealment missions if it goes live. It happened to me once. It was horrifying. :o
GeorgeMonet (2 years ago)
Wow strawman much? "I think the addition of turn timers are good because they encourage players to do more than move and overwatch". Players are complaining about the timers because they limit the ability of players to choose how and when they engage the aliens, the timers force players to make bad decisions which is inapposite with the purpose of a turn based strategy game, and players who hate the turn timers hate them because they want to take time to flank the enemy and scout the map a little before engaging and committing everything. It is the asshats like you who think turn timers are good who are the ones that do nothing but move and overwatch which is why you think the only thing people do is move and overwatch because your tiny minds are unable to comprehend any other type of strategy.
Aegix Drakan (2 years ago)
+GeorgeMonet That's why I use True Concealment. It offers the best of both worlds, IMO. Timers don't tick down while in Concealment, allowing you to scout the map a little more and set up a perfect ambush as well as functionally giving you a few extra turns as a result, and it also preserves the timers so that you DO need to keep moving and take some risks. It's great.
Crolix (2 years ago)
Is that Jingles at 3:20?
rocketeer454 (2 years ago)
I like how in the future Jeremy Corbyn is a badass Xcom soldier.
BlooCrew (2 years ago)
Capnbubs actually adds WAY more shit, you just need to know how to put it into the game.
Alex Larsen (2 years ago)
The real camo pack is nice. Rather than some contrived nonsense or bright colors, because who ever heard of being concealed wearing neon pink, your soldiers wear real world patterns.
aleonard3249 (2 years ago)
Not a fan of the timers. Long war punished you severely for getting a soldier wounded, especially gravely wounded (can you say permanent will reduction and a month or more healing). Timers = unnecessary risks. Unnecessary risks = memorial wall filling up FAST
ThatUndeadLegacy (2 years ago)
people who can't play with timers are SHIT.
Startled Lobster (2 years ago)
+ThatUndeadLegacy nah i dont fuck sentient things anymore but that bottle sure Looks like it wants the lobster tail  ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
Startled Lobster (2 years ago)
+ThatUndeadLegacy the toaster isnt any of your concern i just cant let them have it
ThatUndeadLegacy (2 years ago)
+Startled Lobster im sure they don't care about your toaster unless it can power the illuminati.
Startled Lobster (2 years ago)
+ThatUndeadLegacy i cant allow it What would they do to the toaster?! I cant let them hurt it
ThatUndeadLegacy (2 years ago)
+Startled Lobster hey if you help them enough they will help you discover immortality and be their  bitch forever, you might be free in a billion years=worth it.
Jack Duripper (2 years ago)
Everybody knows the ayy lmao mod is the most important mod
Fiasco3 (2 years ago)
I started playing a campaign with a mod from Steam Workshop. I was happy. Steam decided I didn't need that working mod and deleted it. The mod is gone from their list, and more annoyingly from my HD.
Carlo Barbosa (2 years ago)
I would really this kind of game with halo or mass effect too.
StarGreg (2 years ago)
The "Stop Wasting my time" mod is extremely good. By far my most favorite mod so far. When I finished my first playthrough I was just about sick to the throat with Centrals bs
Jack Burton (2 years ago)
The only one truly must-have is the stopwastingmytime mod. That makes a huge difference.
Karsten Treu (2 years ago)
The only one I really think is worthwhile is the Evac All mod. The rest, bleh.
CamTheKitty (2 years ago)
It's a shame the timer mod is needed since it was such a crutch for fake difficulty in this game. Over reliance just made it lazy
Arcanay Tasilgur (2 years ago)
Hope they make a mod that disables the 99% hit chance traps...
Level1Celt (2 years ago)
I think the timer's cool though I will likely download the tweaked timer as I feel that right now it doesn't allow for much error.
Spencer Smith (2 years ago)
I just wanted to see the Krogan Muton. It was neat, I guess.
Killer Orca (2 years ago)
Lets be honest though...do they REALLY care about your achievements? Yeah, you got it. So what then? Its not like it gets you anything FANCY... Its like achievement servers in TF2.
ipodgenex (2 years ago)
The Deadpool Voice is just awesome!! :D you should try that :D
This is the first game I've ever modded. Now I see what all the fuss is about!
AmokBR (2 years ago)
How about a mod that lets you skips animations and make central STFU?
Phoenix Fire (2 years ago)
We need a mod that turns your guys into space Marines
Jebu911 (2 years ago)
+Phoenix Fire Or maybe Imperial guard and all the aliens made into Tau xD would actually fit in quite nicely. You start in planet that tau has conquered and work in resistance. Maybe get few space marines to help you out on the way.
Benjamin Franklin (2 years ago)
Great video. Also nice to get a little taste of what you think would be cool for some of us.
Nick Thomas (2 years ago)
The default camera rotates by 90 degrees guys, not 45. The camera mod makes it rotate by 45 so you can line it up correctly, or use the free rotate.
PerfectTangent (2 years ago)
how long until the female fantasy armor for males mod hits the shelves?
Synesthetic (2 years ago)
This is old news but... Overwatch All is out there somewhere
Mrbgdn (2 years ago)
is it just me or the centurion muton looks lexactly like armored Krogan from ME series...
Boltie (2 years ago)
the camera angle and the smg mods are a MUST have!
James King (2 years ago)
lol this only came out 15 days ago and already 1, the capnbubs accessories pack has more stuff, there is a overwatch all AND i highly recommend a mod called "free the hood" witch frees up the upper and lower face options while using helmets,/hoods/hats whatever and works with capenbubs item pack there is also a mod i love to use that unlocks all the accessories at the start and lets you fully customize your guys right from the start also voice packs are fun XD right now i have serious sam, duke nukem, deadpool, a ultra marine from warhammer 40k, jc denton and gordon freeman (using the mind of freeman voice pack XD) there only more stuff to come i really hope for the day that just totally overhauls it into a warhammer 40k game XD replace all the armor with there power armor and all the guns with bolters and the swords with chain and power swords that would be awesome!
James King (2 years ago)
+FlakiCiociGosi what i had said a few times is that there ability deal at most 11 damage and the weakest enemy on your difficultly has 11 hp without armor, they have no armor shared ability aside from grenades witch everyone can use and they just use normal plasma rifles and have no other ways to support the rest of the unit other than buffing vs debuffs witch is nice but over all boils down to be a weak unit and if i have to have a  weak unit it will me the specialist as they can hack, heal and has a nice AoE that that deals a solid about of damage and can disable mechs and then i can devote my other 5 members to murdering others so unless your playing with a highly moded game and using more than 6 units witch is pretty much cheating they have no place on the battlefield
FlakiCiociGosi (2 years ago)
+James King Your original statment (psionics being bad) is just an opinion. Now I am sorry but I have made my point as clear as I could for you, and I have nothing further to add to it.  You may either choose to try and understand it, or not. Regardless I am done here. Please take care.
James King (2 years ago)
that's not my opinion i had a max rank phi the most damage i seen it deal is 10! that's the most damage there ability deal! and they only crit for so much more let alone one shot things! they cant take down a pod with 40 HP and 6 armor at most they will do 4 damage to it! there best ability is mind control and even that is only so useful because i rather just straight up kill a target unless its a pod in witch case i can hack it with my support!
FlakiCiociGosi (2 years ago)
+James King Again, that's your opinion. I find it to offer great strategic options. And so do most people on Reddit.
James King (2 years ago)
+FlakiCiociGosi yes and that is a waste of a unit 1 the insta kill rarely works as it only does 10 damage were grenadiers deal way more than that and in larger area with nades and rockets on top of that a marksman can murder any left over, like all of them not just 2-3 ALL OF THEM and if i see a nece big juicy mech my supports hack skill is high enough so i can just make it mine, i kill everything i come across in one turn and more on and kill the next group in one turn over the phi are just like the sword USELESS
Fluffykins (2 years ago)
I've downloaded all of these
Grandure Productions (2 years ago)
omg, it took me half the video to realise your character was called Jeremy Corbyn. Amazing.
Chris McConnell (2 years ago)
No ayy lmao 2?
Brother Malachai (2 years ago)
Two mods I think you should mention in the future are the A-Team and GI Joe character packs. You can tell a lot of hard work was put into both.
Jeremy Corbyn in XCOM. I need more of this.

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