XCOM: Enemy Unknown

XCOM: Enemy Unknown

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Leezeebub Nov 28, 2012 @ 8:54am
What is ironman mode?
Does it give all my soldiers some red and gold armor with built in rocket launchers and stuff?

I've been playing normal but am thinking about changing, so just wondering what effect it has.

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UnstableVoltage Nov 28, 2012 @ 9:07am 
Ironman basically autosaves the game after every turn, and after everything you do in the base. You can't manually save (except when you save and exit). The point of it is, you only end up with one save-game, so if something goes wrong, like you lose your squad, you can't just reload and try again. Once something happens, it saves and you're stuck with it.
Leezeebub Nov 28, 2012 @ 9:19am 
Ah ok thanks for the answer :)
Barawin Nov 28, 2012 @ 11:30am 
clarification: it autosaves the game, but uses ONLY ONE save slot, hence erasing the old autosave after every action.
Consume Tofu Nov 28, 2012 @ 11:46am 
Classic Ironman.
Leezeebub Nov 28, 2012 @ 1:11pm 
Classic is just the difficulty right?

Eg, more enemies and enemies move around in the fog etc etc?
Barawin Nov 28, 2012 @ 3:16pm 
They also have slightly more HPs, with your soldiers having slightly less, and their to-hit and crit rolls are enhanced.
Torgaddon Nov 28, 2012 @ 10:14pm 
I wish it did give the troops gold and red armour and rocket launchers, that would be cool.
Twelvefield Nov 28, 2012 @ 10:17pm 
Stan Lee would sue Firaxis blind if they did that, excelsior!
RedShirt Nov 29, 2012 @ 4:55pm 
so if your 1 and only save file gets corrupted then you're screwed? hmmm. no thanks.
Barawin Nov 29, 2012 @ 11:57pm 
4 campaigns in ironman mode, so far... No save corrupted... *shrug*
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Date Posted: Nov 28, 2012 @ 8:54am
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