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Long War 2
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Long War 2

Long War 2
By Pavonis Interactive (formerly Long War Studios)

Long War 2 is a significant overhaul of XCOM 2 aimed at giving players the feel of running a worldwide guerrilla war against ADVENT and offering them a greater variety of strategic and tactical experiences.

Many of the mod's new mechanics are described ingame in the XCOM archives. Players are strongly encouraged to read those entries immediately after finishing Gatecrasher.

Features include:
1) A much longer campaign, running for 100 to 120 missions on average
2) Infiltration mechanics that require you to send out multiple squads at once
3) Manage resistance Havens and have resistance members scrounge for supplies, gather intelligence or recruit more people to your cause
4) Nine soldier classes: Sharpshooter, Shinobi, Ranger, Assault, Gunner, Grenadier, Specialist, Technical and Psionic (plus Sparks for DLC owners), each with unique secondary weapons
5) Two new weapon tiers, lasers and coilguns
6) Dozens of new enemies and smarter battlefield AI
7) ADVENT strategic AI that tries to counter your moves

------------ COMPATIBILITY -------------

This is a "total conversion" of XCOM2 and will not work with other total conversions. It does include a new XComGame.upk.

Long War Studios' / Pavonis Interactive's mods SMGPack, AlienPack, LeaderPack, Toolbox, PerkPack, and LaserPack are already integrated into this mod (with different settings and functionality) and should NOT be activated when playing campaigns.

Other mods may not necessarily work given the depth of changes.

----------- TROUBLESHOOTING ------------

If you are have problems with the mod, you should first exit the game and REGENERATE YOUR INI files by deleting all files in \Documents\My Games\XCOM2\XComGame\Config. These will be recreated on your next game start. If that does not resolve your issues, you may need to verify XCOM2 back to its vanilla state in Steam before activating this and other mods.

You may need to disable other mods for this to work properly.

An additional temporary workaround to crashes when starting a new campaign is to move all of your old save files out of \Documents\My Games\XCOM2\XComGame\SaveData.

------------- PERMISSIONS --------------

Free for noncommercial use: Modders are free to use material from this in their own works, as long as credit is given.

------------- LANGUAGES ----------------

Long War 2 is supported in all XCOM2 languages.

--------------- CREDITS ----------------

Design Lead
John "JohnnyLump" Lumpkin

Technical Lead
Rachel "Amineri" Norman

Jonathan "tracktwo" Emmett

SMGs, Muton Centurion, Drone, Naja, Sidewinder, MEC Archer, Holotargeters, Combat Knives, Sectoid Commander, Resistance MEC, 2D Art, Concept Art, Animations
James "JCLewis" Karlson

Lasers, Coilguns, Sawed-off Shotguns, Muton Elite, Hive Queen, Holotargeters
Chris "Capnbubs" Mansell (@capnbubs)

Concept Art, 2D Art and iconography, Load Screens, Technical Art
Dana "lfish" Henderson - http://www.danaillustration.com/

Arc Throwers and Contributor, Lasers
Robert "BazserMazser" Bakos

Technical Artist, Programmer, ADVENT Grenade Launcher
Alexander "XMarksTheSpot" Behne

"Rocketflamer" Gauntlet
Percy Parache - http://www.percyparache.com

Quality Assurance Lead
Tim "Bilfdoffle" Evans

Quality Assurance and Design Advisers
Matt "WyMANderly" Price
Xavier Wynns - https://www.youtube.com/xwynns
Stephen "JoINrbs" Flavall - https://www.twitch.tv/joinrbs
Tim "deaconivory" Douglas
Caitlin McDonald
Paul "Kordolius" Massip

Spiritual Guide
John "Beaglerush" Teasdale - https://www.twitch.tv/beagsandjam


Changelogs are at: http://www.pavonisinteractive.com/longwar2_changelog.htm

v 1.0 (1.19.17) - First release.
v 1.1 (1.28.17) - 1st major patch.


The mod does not support controllers.
As of 2/8, the mod should be working with Linux and most Mac versions of the game. Mac App store version of the game still awaiting a patch.

This mod does support the XCOM 2 DLCs, but they are not required to play.

This mod is translated into all supported XCOM 2 languages: Spanish, French, German, Russian, Polish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Traditional Chinese, and Simplified Chinese.

To provide feedback and bug reports, please visit the Pavonis Interactive forums. We will be posting details on new features, balance changes and pending fixes there. We are unable to monitor Steam threads closely, but we will do our best to respond on our own forums.
Popular Discussions View All (504)
3 hours ago
Comprehensive Bug Report Thread (Release)
Byrnkastal (Kal)
1 hour ago
Distinct Lack of Balance in This Mod
Lord Backael
Feb 17 @ 6:21pm
I quit Long War 2
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TheNinjaCat 57 minutes ago 
I love the smell of discussion in the morning.
TheNinjaCat 59 minutes ago 
@Riffy LOL. It was your controller? lmao. Nice going Joker.
Silent_lord 1 hour ago 
im just waiting for patch 1.2

some good and welcome changes due.
TRJoker 1 hour ago 
No prob at all ... and I only know cause I was as "stupid" as you were ...
Silent_lord 1 hour ago 
or should i say mod, before s certaion someone moans. :P
Silent_lord 1 hour ago 
enjoy the game Riffy
TRJoker 1 hour ago 
Definition of murderer:
Somebody that kills somebody else by intend.

Is a soldier a murderer?
Or a hangmen?
Or a doctor that switches of the machines?
Riffy 1 hour ago 
@TRJoker ....I feel pretty fucking stupid right now. I was like you have to be wrong and then look over and my controller is plugged in on the floor with the stick pushed to the right. So yeah thanks and sorry for the stupid question.
Silent_lord 1 hour ago 
repeat same because your are a clueless Troll:

wow.. forced to explain why your pc crashed because you intentionally let almost a hundred enemies reinforce on a mission.

yeah makes perfect sense....

clueless as i stated.

who tests a game mechanic to his own pcs limits, just to cry bug!

that is without a dout the most idiotic thing i have ever heard.
Neo2000 1 hour ago 
Definition of bug :
A bug is a problem that may occur when running a program or operating system and may result in the computer booting off at best.

You all getting on my nerves! I'm just trying to contribute for this mod going better in the future and you are like sheeps, defending it with you own life without seeing anything else, so i'm just stop talking now !