PlaystationTrophies Got a news tip? tips@x360a.org
Username
Password
 

Go Back   XboxAchievements.com > Xbox 360 Retail Games > Strategy > XCOM: Enemy Unknown
Subscribe    Donate

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-20-2013, 03:12 AM   #1
B0SsM0NsTeR
 
B0SsM0NsTeR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 24
Second Wave Abuse

If you don't mind a little reloading/save scumming then here is a tip for those harder play-throughs.

In second wave check "not created equally" then start the campaign. Now check your rookie's stats, each soldier has their stats generated independently so with some reloading you can make the most of this.

Rookie's stats range; Aim 55-85 Normally 65.
Will 25-62 Normally 40
Mov 11-13 Normally 12

At aim Cap which seems to happen quire often, that's equivalent to 2 scopes free, on first mission. Also worth noting that with Iron will + New Guy, a Squaddie's Willpower can be as high as 76 on generation.

Hope this helps those struggling, makes the first missions a lot easier.
__________________
B0SsM0NsTeR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2013, 10:40 PM   #2
Pr1nzPriapismus
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 16

Pr1nzPriapismus's Gamercard
Why would you want to make a game harder just to make it easier again?
Pr1nzPriapismus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2013, 02:00 AM   #3
pmWolf
 
pmWolf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Earth (Michigan)
Posts: 142

pmWolf's Gamercard
I've seen snipers with aim as high as 95(!)...but that's after the 'Squaddie' OTS.

Heavy's don't go higher than 87. Assault and Support can be 90.

Usually, I buy 50 or 60 new guys near the end and pick out the best of each class to go on the end run. Trying to decide if it is better to go with the random leveling numbers...
pmWolf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2013, 05:19 AM   #4
B0SsM0NsTeR
 
B0SsM0NsTeR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pr1nzPriapismus View Post
Why would you want to make a game harder just to make it easier again?
Clues in your question, some people simply don't want but they would still like the Achieves. I say alot easier, really it just helps. No amount of re-rolls can save you from that crackshot sectoid & his sniper pistol.
__________________
B0SsM0NsTeR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2013, 04:03 AM   #5
Elctrchead
 
Elctrchead's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: OH-IO
Posts: 112

Elctrchead's Gamercard
This worked pretty well for me. Took several reloads but eventually got a squad that was pretty well maxed out across the board. 1 soldier had a lower than average 'Will' but all the other stats for him & the rest of my soldiers more than made up for it.
Great tip!!
__________________

Last edited by Elctrchead; 07-02-2013 at 02:43 PM.
Elctrchead is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT. The time now is 09:59 PM.