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Grimy's Loot Mod WOTC
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Sep 22, 2017 @ 5:51pm
Dec 23, 2017 @ 3:54pm
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Grimy's Loot Mod WOTC

This is a port of GrimyBunyip's "Grimy's Loot Mod" for WOTC.

As Grimy is no longer modding for XCOM 2 and has given permission for others to use his assets as long as they give credit to him, that is what this is. Thanks, Grimy!

--This mod adds a *disgusting* amount of weapon upgrades to the game. That is the end of this important note.

Known Issues:
Barrier doesn't have a projectile for its animation
Sidearm holsters get attached to melee weapons pulled from loot boxes, but can't be applied to them in the Armory (may apply to other secondary weapon upgrades as well)

Current Development Status
Minor bug fixes


This mod adds Diablo Style Loot to the game.

Lockboxes are opened with research.
Lockboxes contain items already filled with randomized upgrades.
Higher tier lockboxes won't appear until later into the game.

96 new upgrades for primary weapons
81 new upgrades for armors
45 new upgrades for pistols
45 new upgrades for swords
87 new upgrades for gremlins
45 new upgrades for psi amps
45 new upgrades for grenade launchers
Controller support for the loot box item selection screen

Expansion Packs
Alien Rulers Expansion
PCS Expansion


Balance Thoughts:

Supply/Intel rewards are not as relevant in the lategame. This mod helps offset that

Epic and Legendary Tier upgrades don't drop until the mid and late game, but are intentionally very powerful. Legendary tier upgrades are around as powerful as colonel level perks.



By overwhelming request, this mod is fully compatible with Loot Pinatas.

Known incompatibilities:
Configure Upgrade Slots- only one of the mods’ UIArmory_WeaponUpgrade classes will fire, so either you have your configured slot count or the number that this mod sets for individual items. Can’t have both.

Source Overrides:

Includes MCM Support

Drop table Overrides:
BlackMarketLoot_01, BlackMarketLoot_02, BlackMarketLoot_03
BasicWeaponUpgrades, AdvancedWeaponUpgrades, SuperiorWeaponUpgrades
ADVENTEarlyTimedLoot, ADVENTMidTimedLoot, ADVENTLateTimedLoot
EarlyAlienWeaponUpgrades, MidAlienWeaponUpgrades, LateAlienWeaponUpgrades


Console Commands
GiveItemNickname(string SoldierName, string Nickname, string HexColor, int SlotNum)
Use to give an item a colored nickname
Soldier Name - "Firstname Lastname", capitalization matters!
Nickname - New nickname for your item
Hexcolor - New color for item name
SlotNum - 1 = armor, 2 = primary, 3 = secondary, 4 = heavy, 5 = utility, 9 = grenade, 10 = sim, 11 = ammo

UpgradeItemsForSchematic(string SchematicName)
You can use this to force any items to upgrade.
Example: UpgradeItemsForSchematic AssaultRifle_BM_Schematic

Use in case you can't see your research

Adds Update 20 features to gear obtained from loot boxes before Update 20. Fixes the "Obtain Continent Bonus To Unlock" issue keeping you from accessing all of your gear attachments/upgrades.


Q - Do I need to start a new campaign, or can I use it with my existing campaign?
A - It's up to you. If you use it with your existing campaign, you'll need to use the GrimyLootUpdateResearch console command after you pick up your first lockbox.

Q - How do I add weapons/armors from other mods to the lockbox drops?
A - Please give this link to the author of the other mod if that mod doesn't already add their items to my loot mod automatically.
You can also edit the INI yourself to add new items to lockbox drops as well.

Q - How do I attach upgrades to sidearms and armor?
A - You will need all the required mods, listed in the required mods section

Q - How do I get randomized appearances for sidearms?
A - You need a highlander mod that supports it. I don't know if WOTCCommunityHighlander supports it, as I do not use that mod. You can try it.

Q - I'm not getting any drops!
A - Try deleting the following folder:
\Documents\My Games\XCOM2 War of the Chosen\XComGame\Config

Q - I'm still not getting any drops!
A - You have another mod that is modifying the loot drop tables and is being loaded before this one. Delete your Config folder again and also uninstall any mods that modify the loot tables.

Q - Some of my weapons' upgrades are locked. Something about 'Obtain Continent Bonus To Unlock'?
A - Read the mod description. Oh, wait, this IS the mod description. Use the console command GrimyLootBuildLootStoreFromHistory

Q - How do I change drop rates and other settings?
A - You can find the relevant ini files in the following directory:

Q - Why are my swords showing +20/100 aim?
A - Not caused by this mod, probably caused by balanced ranger swords or something else in your load order.

Q - I'm getting so much more / so much less loot now, please fix!
A - This mod doesn't alter drop rates of vanilla items. Either another mod is doing that or it's just RNG.

Q - I can't open my loot crates!
A - Use the GrimyLootUpdateResearch console command.
No it doesn't disable your achievements.

Q - Your translations for the WotC items are terrible!
A - I only speak English and bad Spanish. If you would like to translate them better, I would love for you to do so. Also, if you play in languages other than the ones so far translated (Russian, Korean, French) I would love for you to do translations.

Q - I'm crashing at mission end!
A - Not anymore, you're not! (Actually, if you still are, please tell me. Those should've been fixed completely.)

Q - I'm crashing somewhere else other than mission end!
A - Excellent! Or, rather, not so excellent. Please post details in the comment section, and I'll reply when I'm able.


Special Thanks to:
GrimyBunyip - The original creator and therefore the creator of most of this mod
RealityMachina - Answerer of dumb questions, extraordinaire
robojumper - master of UI Kung Fu and patient teacher
Musashi - For the idea on how to implement the Update 20 changes safely, without crashes
PopeUrban, Haddox - Art Assets
sebkulu - French Translations
Thunderbeast, karavolt - Korean Translations
Вожбан-Литрус Вопурт-Тритьюдар, tr0ll - Russian Translations
Wraxil - Implementation for continent bonuses
bithir - Providing the integral "crashing save file" that helped fix the end-of-mission crashes
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Soulmancer Mar 15 @ 5:44pm 
I tried reverse testing with only this mod enabled and the crash returned. With no mods enabled, no crash... Only this mod disabled, no crash... So possible instability, but I fear perhaps another weapon mod I installed could have conflicted and may have broken this mod on my current save. If you have an idea what that may have been from my mod list in the other thread please let me know.
Soulmancer Mar 15 @ 5:14pm 
This mod is eiter crashing my game or conflicting with another mod causing the game to crash... any ideas?https://steamcommunity.com/workshop/discussions/18446744073709551615/1698293703770934730/?appid=268500

Had no issues with the mod until last night, now whenever I fail/retreat/win the current mission I'm on the game crashes to desk top after the post mission screen, before the cutscene on the carrier back to avenger... As soon as I disable the mod the crash goes away.
TerryCarol Mar 1 @ 7:03pm 
I don't know why but everytime I tried to select the one from Loot box item after research, game crashes. Is there any help I can get? I can send you a log file if you want.
cb6dba Feb 28 @ 3:11am 
Is the roll for loot baxes affected by the resistence order that enemies drop more loot?
I have multiple boxes per enemy at times.
reallyhairydave Feb 27 @ 9:03am 
I'm curious why you've crossed out the Alien Rulers expansion
刁虫小妓 Feb 27 @ 3:52am 
NP just try it
Captain Taz Feb 26 @ 9:11am 
Would this work with loot piniatas? I loved using this mod but I also love my loot piniatas...
Talanath Feb 23 @ 12:14pm 
Posted a potential bug report in the discussion section. Still not sure if this is the mod causing it, though.
Erevus Feb 20 @ 12:47pm 
Hi Ginger, great work by the way. This is my first time using Grimy Loot Boxes and everything is a blast. I have this mod, WOTC Mod Everything Reloaded and WOTC Mod Config Menu. I can't seem to mod armor, grenades vests etc and it's frustrating cause I loot these cool sounding upgrades. At first I couldn't even mod swords but at arc swords now I can. It just says "Frag Grenade fully upgraded or Predator Armor fully upgraded. Is it one of my other mods conflicting or I haven't set up something correctly?
Ginger  [author] Feb 19 @ 10:36pm 
@Lynsis Loot boxes are set to only drop once per roll. This should mean once per enemy, but if it’s doing it more often then it’s either a conflict or something I can’t do anything about.

@MasterJB Yes there are diminishing returns on research time, just like with all theother repeatable techs.

@Call Shot The chances are there in the ini. If you have MCM you can also modify them in the options menu.