XCOM 2 is getting another semi-official batch of new content, courtesy of modders-turned-developers.
After a previous collaboration to produce launch-day mods, XCOM 2 developer Firaxis has once again teamed up with the group that created The Long War mod for XCOM: Enemy Unknown, which formally united as developer called Long War Studios, on five new developer-supported mods for the sequel. The first of those mods is available today.
Called Toolbox, this mod offers several new options and tweaks including interface enhancements that allow you to bring up to 12 XCOM operatives into battle – up from the standard of six – plus configurable camera rotation and display soldier stats in more menus. Additionally, it implements Long War Studios’ versions of several options from XCOM: Enemy Unknown’s Second Wave pack: Hidden Potential (randomized soldier stats), Red Fog (stat penalties for wounded soldiers), and Damage Roulette (increased damage variation). Though much of this functionality is already available through community-created mods, this version has Firaxis’ blessing and was created with developer support, suggesting it might work more smoothly.