XCOM: Enemy Unknown

XCOM: Enemy Unknown Achievements

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Complete a Very Hard abduction mission in five turns or less on Classic or Impossible difficulty.    

This can be a difficult achievement as finding a 'very hard' abduction mission can take time. To increase your chances, try and raise the panic level in one continent. The higher the panic level, the harder the mission will be.

As there is a limited number of maps and the rotation is random, it may also help if you wait until you receive a map you know well and are confident you can get through quickly. Just be sure to save your game at the base before launching the mission. Your soldier load out is entirely up to you but it is highly recommended you have a minimum of 5 soldiers and trying to clear a very hard mission with only 4 is near impossible.

The easiest way to beat the mission in five turns or less, is to start off by proceeding through the map learning what enemies are present and where they are located. Then reload the save you made at the start of the level and run through with that knowledge. Their positions and strategies may vary slightly but overall you should know what to expect.

TIP: Despite the option of Classic or Impossible, this will be much simpler on Classic

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User Comments
Comment #1 by J4ckyb0y1
Saturday, October 06, 2012 @ 02:47:49 PM

Based on the PC demo this will be a ruff one. Map will have to be small.

Comment #2 by CyclopSW
Tuesday, October 09, 2012 @ 11:16:02 PM

Got this one pretty easily and early on in one of those random invasions, in Classic too

Comment #3 by hryniu
Sunday, October 14, 2012 @ 02:13:37 PM

Thought this would be a pain one, but suprisingly got it in ~ 5 hours.
"Operation Cursed Moon" - i have lost a Lutenant soldier on that

Comment #4 by Tyreal44
Friday, October 19, 2012 @ 03:48:38 PM

I just did a VH abduction in 3 turns on Ironman Classic and it didn't unlock. Anyone else having problems with this?

Comment #5 by Mongo2k
Friday, October 19, 2012 @ 05:23:32 PM

i've started my playthrough on normal and changed the difficulty to classic before i started a very hard abduction mission. got in in 4 rounds, but the cheevo doesn't unlock. do i have to start a new game for this?

Comment #6 by ClapSingItsMe
Tuesday, October 23, 2012 @ 12:17:59 AM

Yes. You must start on classic or impossible and never change it to earn

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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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