Take-Two Interactive Software, 2K, Firaxis Games have today revealed more details about the upcoming DLC for the new XCOM 2 game that launched earlier this year.
The new XCOM 2 Alien Hunters DLC will be made available from next week onwards, May12th is the official launch date and it will be available to purchase priced at $9.99. Although if you already own the Reinforcement Pack, do not purchase this DLC separately or you will be charged for it explains Take-Two.
The Alien Hunters DLC requires XCOM 2 to play as you might have thought and also brings with it a compatibility patch for XCOM 2, that will include authentication for Alien Hunters. Together with general bug fixes, balancing in the single player, performance optimisations and a rebalanced multiplayer experience for the base game, says the games developer who explains moreover on the official website :
Alien Hunters features a narrative-driven mission, new weapons and armor, a new “Hunter’s Lodge” update to the Avenger’s Armory, plus three new “Ruler” alien units to combat.
These new Rulers, including the Viper King, are quite formidable, Commander. They will show up at random in your campaign, once you’ve completed the new narrative mission, and each will have their own unique behavior and tactics, so don’t expect them to act like their subordinates. If you can’t take out a ruler quick enough, the alien will escape to fight another day. We believe these rulers are incredibly intelligent and are pursuing your soldiers across the globe.
You won’t be without help in this new fight, however, as Alien Hunters also includes four new one-of-a-kind weapons: the Bolt Caster, a high damage single-shot weapon; the Hunter’s Axe, a powerful new blade weapon that can be thrown at enemies or used to dispatch foes at close range; the ShadowKeeper pistol, which has the Shadowfall ability that is guaranteed to hit and will place its user in concealment if the enemy is killed; and the Frost Bomb grenade, which is able to temporarily freeze targets. Chief Shen has asked us to point out that each of these weapons is a prototype, so if a soldier equipping any of these weapons falls in battle, be sure to physically carry them to the Skyranger or else you’ll lose the weapons forever.
On top of the new weapons, there are also three new suits of armor that can be unlocked in Alien Hunters. Each armor set is created from the corpse of a Ruler alien, and provides unique tactical abilities for the wearer. Each unique armor set also strikes fear into the subordinate alien caste. For example, the Icarus Suit is outfitted with powerful boosters that allow its wearer to fly around the map for maximum mobility.
For more information on the new XCOM 2 Alien Hunters DLC jump over to the official website for details following the link below.
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