XCOM 2: War of the Chosen Walkthrough

Our XCOM 2: War of the Chosen walkthrough will guide you through the beginning to ending moments of gameplay with strategy tips for this turn-based strategy game expansion pack on the PS4, Xbox One & PC.

Let’s start the XCOM 2: War of the Chosen walkthrough with an introduction video!


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XCOM 2: War of the Chosen Walkthrough

XCOM 2: War of the Chosen, is the expansion to the 2016 award-winning strategy game of the year.

XCOM 2: War of the Chosen adds extensive new content in the fight against ADVENT when additional resistance factions form in order to eliminate the alien threat on Earth. In response, a new enemy, known as the “Chosen,” emerges with one goal: recapture the Commander. This expansion includes new Hero classes to counter the “Chosen”, new enemies, missions, environments and increased depth in strategic gameplay.

Key Game Features:

  • NEW FACTIONS & HERO CLASSES — Three additional factions have emerged to strengthen Earth’s resistance – the Reapers, Skirmishers and Templars – each with its own unique abilities and contrasting philosophies. These factions provide powerful hero class soldiers to aid in missions and new opportunities for the strategy layer.
  • THE CHOSEN — The Chosen are the most cunning enemies XCOM has ever faced, each with unique strengths and weaknesses that will be introduced with each new campaign. The Chosen are on the hunt for the Commander and will kidnap, interrogate, and kill XCOM’s soldiers to complete their objective. The Chosen can also invade the strategy layer and ravage XCOM’s global operations. Find and raid the Chosen’s strongholds to defeat the enemy for good.
  • NEW ALIEN & ADVENT THREATS — A deadly new alien known as the Spectre, capable of creating dark copies of XCOM soldiers, has snuck onto the battlefield. Adopt new tactics to counter it as well as the explosive attacks of the ADVENT Purifier and the psionically charged ADVENT Priest.
  • NEW ENVIRONMENTS AND MISSION OBJECTIVES — Engage in tactical missions across new environments from abandoned cities devastated by alien bioweapons during the original invasion, to underground tunnels and xenoformed wilderness regions.
  • ENHANCED STRATEGY LAYER — Manage XCOM’s relations with factions and counter The Chosen’s operations from the Avenger. Employ new Resistance Orders to prioritize your personal strategy. Soldiers, scientists, and engineers can now be deployed for Covert Actions that award supplies and boost faction favor if successfully completed.
  • GREATER CUSTOMIZATION & REPLAYABILITY — Soldiers can develop bonds with compatible teammates for new abilities and perks. The SITREP system dynamically adds new modifiers to the tactical layer to make sure every mission provides a unique challenge. Advanced campaign options allow for finer adjustments to game length and difficulty.
  • CHALLENGE MODE — Utilize the perfect strategy in new regular one-shot community challenges to claim the top spot on the global leaderboard.
  • SHARE THE RESISTANCE — Customize and pose your soldiers, then add filters, text and backgrounds to generate your own unique resistance posters that appear in-game and can be shared with friends.

Note: Requires XCOM 2 game to play, which is sold separately.

PC System Requirements:

* Minimum PC Specs
OS: Windows 7 x64-bit
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E4700 2.6 GHz or AMD Phenom 9950 Quad Core 2.6 GHz
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Graphics: 1GB ATI Radeon HD 5770, 1GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 or better
DirectX: Version 11
Storage: 65 GB available space
Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Device
Additional Notes: Initial installation requires one-time Internet connection for Steam authentication; software installations required (included with the game) include Steam Client, Microsoft Visual C++2012 and 2013 Runtime Libraries and Microsoft DirectX.

* Recommended PC Specs
OS: Windows 7 x64-bit
Processor: 3GHz Quad Core
Memory: 8 GB RAM
Graphics: 2GB ATI Radeon HD 7970, 2GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 or better
DirectX: Version 11
Storage: 70 GB available space
Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Device

Mac System Requirements:

* Minimum Mac Specs
OS: macOS 10.12.5
Processor: 2.5GHz Intel Core i3 or greater
Memory: 8 GB RAM
Graphics: 1GB AMD 5750, Nvidia 650M, 1.5GB Intel Iris Pro 5200 (See Notes for more details)
Storage: 78 GB available space
Additional Notes: The game is supported on the following Macs. To check your Mac model and when it was released, select About This Mac from the Apple menu on your menu bar.
– All 13” MacBook Pros since late 2016
– All 15” MacBook Pros since early 2011 with a 1GB graphics card or better
– All 17″ MacBook Pros since early 2011
– All 21’5” iMacs since late 2013 with a 1GB graphics card or better
– All 27” iMacs since mid 2012 with a 1GB graphics card or better
– All Mac Pros released since mid 2010

Mission 1: Intro & Operation Gatecrasher

Welcome to the XCOM 2: War of the Chosen walkthrough!

Christopher will be your voice-over commentator showing you around the game’s areas on Legend Ironman difficulty level.

Work with The Reapers, The Skirmishers, and the Templars to take down the Assassin, the Warlock and the Hunter who represent the Chosen.

In this first mission your objective is to sabotage the ADVENT monument.

Tip: Use grenades to shred or remove the armor of tough enemies before the rest of your squad engages them.

Mission 2: Operation Soaring Altar

Sabotage the psionic transmitter in the tunnels.

Tip: When controlling a Ranger, right click on an enemy to initiate your charging melee attack.

Mission 3: Operation Lost and Abandoned

The Operation Lost and Abandoned Faction Mission sees you rendezvous with the Reapers.

Tip: Ambush enemies by placing multiple XCOM units in overwatch before breaking concealment.

Mission 4: Operation Night Beast

Defend the Haven from assault.

Tip: Overwatch shots suffer no aim penalties when triggered as part of an ambush.

Mission 5: Operation Earthly Skull

Destroy the Alien transmitter relay.

Tip: An increased Dodge stat can lead to graze shots, where only partial damage is applied.

XCOM 2: War of the Chosen Walkthrough continues on Page 2 with Mission 6: Operation Northern Rhyme.