Xcom Enemy Within News

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I can’t believe what I just saw! Xcom Enemy Within is an official expansion to Enemy Unknown! I giggled like a little girl when the trailer finished. It looks epic guys. All you Enemy Unknown fans can rejoice at this news. Xcom Enemy Within brings an all new type of gameplay to Xcom. Here’s a link to the trailer It’s freaking awesome guys.

Xcom Enemy Within allows you to genetically enhance your soldiers capabilities so they can be better at facing the new alien threat. You may also choose to outfit them with mech parts and just badassify them! There is a new resource called Meld being introduced in Xcom. You need this material in order to create Mech Troopers or genetically enhance them. You also get access to two new facilities. A Genetics Lab, and Cybernetics Lab. I’m going to be all over the Cybernetics Lab!

Alien Autopsies will now reveal genetic modifications that you may use to enhance your soldiers. They’re called gene mods and they consist of brain, eye, chest, skin, and legs. That’s not all that’s changed in Xcom though. The Mech Troopers must replace their human parts for mechanical ones. Even their voices change into a more monotone one when you upgrade them. It kind of makes me think twice about taking their humanity away like that.


Xcom Enemy Within also has a variety of different aliens for you to go up against. As of right now the only new alien that’s been revealed is something called a Mechtoid. It’s a Sectoid wearing a mech suit and it sounds very difficult to kill. There are a total of 47 new maps being added into the game. That’s a hell of a lot of maps to playthrough and I can’t wait to jump into this expansion. Two of these new maps will feature crashed UFO’s in a city or farm like areas.

8 new maps have been added to multiplayer and you may now customize your squad in offline mode. If you want full details about the upcoming expansion to Enemy Within here’s the link

I would like to thank my friend Edgar for sharing this information with and without his help I would not have known about this for a few days at least. So thank you Edgar!

Also you can check out his twitch account at for some awesome gameplay footage. I hope you enjoyed reading this and if you did i’ll have more for you real soon.

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    Sep 01, 2013 2:04 pm

    OMG! This made my day. I finally have a reason to play Xcom again!

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    Sep 01, 2013 2:06 pm

    I know right hearing about this news made me redownload Xcom! I’m so excited about this.

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    Sep 01, 2013 2:07 pm

    This sounds like it’s going to be badass. I can’t wait!

  • Omar Jackson
    Sep 01, 2013 2:10 pm

    Thanks for the comments guys. I’m equally excited about this news. We’re finally getting an expansion.

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