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XCOM 2 cover
Firaxis Games
macOS (OS X) Feral Interactive
Linux Feral Interactive
2K Games
OS X, Linux Feral Interactive
Unreal Engine 3
Release dates
Windows February 5, 2016
macOS (OS X) February 5, 2016
Linux February 5, 2016
X-COM: UFO Defense 1994
X-COM: Terror from the Deep 1995
X-COM: Apocalypse 1997
X-COM: Interceptor 1998
X-COM: Enforcer 2001
XCOM: Enemy Unknown 2012
The Bureau: XCOM Declassified 2013
XCOM 2 2016

General information

PC Report: XCOM 2
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Green Man Gaming
Humble Store
Mac App Store Cannot play multiplayer with Steam players.[1]
All Windows and Linux versions require Steam DRM.

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
Alien Hunters Included as part of the Reinforcement Pack
Anarchy's Children Included as part of the Reinforcement Pack
Reinforcement Pack
Resistance Warrior Pack
Shen's Last Gift Included as part of the Reinforcement Pack

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Use the -nostartupmovies command line argument[citation needed]

Key bindings not saving fix and controller remapping[edit]

Key bindings not saving fix and controller remapping[citation needed]
  1. Open %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\XCOM2\XComGame\Config\XComInput.ini
  2. Since XCOM 2 has multiple keybinding subsets, look for the section called [XComGame.XComTacticalInput] for the "Tactical Shortcuts" or [XComGame.XComHeadquartersInput] for the " Avenger Shortcuts".
  3. These sections contain the keybindings and their corresponding commands for both keyboard and controller.
  4. Change the name of the keybinding to the desired key.


Bindings=(Name="Z", Command="W_Key_Press | onrelease W_Key_Release", bPrimaryBinding=True)

Game data[edit]

Configuration files location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\XCOM2\XComGame\Config\
macOS (OS X) ~/Library/Application Support/Feral Interactive/XCOM 2/
Linux $XDG_DATA_HOME/feral-interactive/XCOM2/
This game follows the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\XCOM2\XComGame\SaveData\
macOS (OS X) ~/Library/Application Support/Feral Interactive/XCOM 2/VFS/Local/my games/XCOM2/XComGame/SaveData/
Linux $XDG_DATA_HOME/feral-interactive/XCOM2/VFS/Local/my games/XCOM2/XComGame/SaveData/

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud
Custom characters and pools are not saved to the Steam Cloud.

Video settings[edit]

Ingame video settings.
Ingame video settings.
Ingame graphics settings.
Ingame graphics settings.


Edit configuration file[2]
  1. Go to the configuration files location.
  2. Open XComEngine.ini.
  3. Go to the [Engine.LocalPlayer] section.
  4. Change AspectRatioAxisConstraint=AspectRatio_MaintainXFOV to AspectRatioAxisConstraint=AspectRatio_MaintainYFOV
  5. Save your changes and close the file.

Input settings[edit]

Audio settings[edit]

Ingame audio settings.
Ingame audio settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Voice, sound effects, music, and VOIP.
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio CC Notes
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese


Steam and Mac App Store players cannot play together.[1]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
LAN play
Online play

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
OpenGL 4
64-bit executable


Middleware Notes
Input SDL2 Only on OS X and Linux.
Cutscenes Bink2

Mod Launcher[edit]

See XCOM 2 Mod Launcher.

Issues unresolved[edit]

Game crashes to desktop when performing an action[edit]

Partially corrupted save[citation needed]
Your save file successfully loads but crashes the game when you perform an action (shoot, overwatch, etc.). If you are able to load a save from a different mission and perform actions without crashing, then your aforementioned save may be partially corrupted. Once corrupted, any save file made thereafter contains the glitch causing the game to crash.
  • Try older saves and continue from there. Creating a unique save at the beginning of a mission can help prevent significant loss of progression.

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7 64-bit
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo E4700 2.6 GHz
AMD Phenom 9950 Quad Core 2.6 GHz
3.0 GHz Quad Core
System memory (RAM) 4 GB 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 45 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 460
ATI Radeon HD 5770
1 GB of VRAM
DirectX 11 compatible
Nvidia GeForce GTX 770
AMD Radeon HD 7970
2 GB of VRAM
Sound (audio device) DirectX compatible
macOS (OS X)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.11.2
Processor (CPU) Intel 2.4 GHz Intel Core i5 2.7 GHz
System memory (RAM) 4 GB 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 45 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 Ti
AMD Radeon HD 5770
Intel Iris Pro
1 GB of VRAM
Nvidia GeForce GTX 700 series
AMD R9 Series
2 GB of VRAM
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Ubuntu 14.04.2 64-bit, SteamOS
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i3-3225 3.3 GHz Intel Core i7 Series
System memory (RAM) 4 GB 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 45 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 650
1 GB of VRAM
Nvidia GeForce GTX 960
2 GB of VRAM
AMD and Intel GPUs are not supported on Linux at time of release. Nvidia requires 355.63 or newer drivers.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Feral Support | XCOM 2 FAQs | Can Windows, Mac and Linux users play multiplayer matches together?
  2. View topic - XCOM 2 | WSGF
  3. XCOM 2 Controller Support Update is Now Live - Steam Community :: Group Announcements :: XCOM 2
  4. XCOM 2 Gets Native Steam Controller Integration - Steam Community :: Group Announcements :: XCOM 2