XCOM: Enemy Unknown

XCOM: Enemy Unknown Achievements

Prisoner of War

Capture a live alien.   

This is story related and cannot be missed. Before attempting this you need to research the ‘Arc Thrower’ via the lab. (Researching the arc thrower is story related and will be available after researching Xeno-Biology) One the research is complete, construct it in engineering and outfit it on a soldier for the next mission.

Once you are in a mission you need to be close to an alien, (3 or 4 spaces from them and have a clear LOS.) Unless an alien approaches you, you will need to move close on your first turn, then use the arc thrower on your second turn. Press to select the arc thrower and fire. You only get one shot and there is still a chance you will miss so either reload a save, or have a second soldier standing by to try again if the shot misses. Otherwise the alien will go down and the achievement will unlock.

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User Comments
Comment #1 by Ashtitan
Friday, May 31, 2013 @ 01:46:56 AM

This kind of off topic, but can you capture more than one alien per stage even if you only have the single containment unit? I can't justify building more than one, but I really want the plasma weapons researched earlier rather than late when I`m achievement hunting.

Comment #2 by Ashtitan
Friday, May 31, 2013 @ 03:35:58 PM

Never mind, I answered my own question. I was playing again through on Classic and in one of the early levels I captured 3 sectoids and 2 thin men. So, yes you can capture as many aliens as there are on each stage.

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Game Info
Firaxis Games
2K Games


US October 09, 2012
Europe October 12, 2012

HDD Space Required : 7.08 GB
Backward compatible on Xbox One: Yes
Price: $39.99USD
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