Pavonis Interactive's final XCOM 2 mod is what fans have been expecting: Long War 2. More details on the free mod, developed in partnership with 2K Games and Firaxis, will be released in the coming weeks.

  • View media
  • View media
  • View media
  • View media
  • View media
  • View media
Post article RSS Articles


Soon after we reported mod developer Long War Studios’ name change to Pavonis Interactive, the team has released its magnum opus: Long War 2. A comprehensive mod for Firaxis’ XCOM 2 that overhauls almost every single aspect of the game, from the tactical combat right up through to the strategy layer, Long War 2 aims to redefine entirely the type of experience XCOM 2 provides.

The mod was commissioned by Firaxis itself, and the developer has uploaded a one-hour playthrough of the mod (embedded above) as well as multiple explanatory videos (below) that give explanations as to how certain mechanics have changed, and what some of the major new features are.




Pavonis Interactive’s own summary gives more insight as to what’s new:

  • A much longer campaign, running for 100 to 120 missions on average
  • Infiltration mechanics that require you to send out multiple squads at once
  • Manage resistance Havens and have resistance members scrounge for supplies, gather intelligence or recruit more people to your cause
  • Nine soldier classes: Sharpshooter, Shinobi, Ranger, Assault, Gunner, Grenadier, Specialist, Technical and Psionic (plus Sparks for DLC owners), each with unique secondary weapons
  • Two new weapon tiers, lasers and coilguns
  • Dozens of new enemies and smarter battlefield AI
  • ADVENT strategic AI that tries to counter your moves

Image 3


Pavonis Interactive also advises players that Long War 2 will not work with any other mod, nor will it work on Mac or Linux. However, the studios previous mods – SMGPack, AlienPack, LeaderPack, Toolbox, PerkPack, and LaserPack – are already included in Long War 2.

For a mod designed to extend the playtime and depth of XCOM 2, it will take players a while to come around to just how successful the mod is. PC Gamer has spent some time with the mod, and offers its own impressions that are largely positive, saying that Long War 2 “forces you to break out of your habits and re-engage with the game again at the most basic level”.

Image 4

Long War Studios Now Pavonis Interactive, Announces Long War 2

Long War Studios Now Pavonis Interactive, Announces Long War 2

News 3 comments

The best XCOM mod is getting a sequel, from a newly renamed mod team.

Comments
leodios262000
leodios262000

Where can I download the mod, other than steam?

Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote
zilvinaspredkus
zilvinaspredkus

Sooooo where are the mod's files for downloading?

Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote
Chaotic-Entropy
Chaotic-Entropy

This is brilliant, nice job.

Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote
Ahrimansiah
Ahrimansiah

wow..... its an awesome news, im just worried what to do with all self edits i did to game...
wonder if i can make them compatible with xcom2 once its out or i have to scrap it all

Reply Good karma Bad karma+2 votes
***Geroj***
***Geroj***

Glorious, firaxis xcom is easy tbs for causals, long war was only reason that I bought that game

Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote
daniell411
daniell411

OMG this is awesome, I would love if they could also add the mechanic to build one weapon and armor at a time and not make an entire game breaking update to the entire squad to get access to these weapons and armor just suddenly and instantly. That a feature that HAS to be added to the game and turned on or off depending on the individual players preferences.

Reply Good karma Bad karma+2 votes
GhostHound
GhostHound

Awe shiiiiet, it's time to get it on.

Reply Good karma Bad karma+2 votes
Post a comment
Sign in or join with:

Only registered members can share their thoughts. So come on! Join the community today (totally free - or sign in with your social account on the right) and join in the conversation.

Follow Report Profile
Icon
XCOM 2
Game
XCOM 2
Contact
Send Message
Release date
Mod watch
Follow
Share
Style
Twitter

Latest tweets from @xcom

Using an image composite editor and free cam, Steam user Hyperchlorinated provides an unique look at XCOM 2's envir… T.co

May 22 2017

The Andromedon. Immune to fire, poison and acid. Has MASSIVE plasma cannon. Which of ADVENT’s forces do you find… T.co

May 19 2017

They came and took everything from us: our planet, our cities and our freedom. We will reclaim Earth!… T.co

May 17 2017

Have you seen this? Click the link to check out hundreds of pieces of concept and game art from #XCOM2. ➜… T.co

May 15 2017

How do you upgrade your Specialist in #XCOM2? Do you like your GREMLIN to heal or hack? T.co

May 12 2017

Kill it with fire! How does your squad deal with Chryssalid in XCOM 2? Source: 2kgam.es T.co

May 10 2017

Tags
Embed Buttons
Link to Long War 2 by selecting a button and using the embed code provided more...
Long War 2
Statistics
Last Update
Watchers
224 members
Articles
2