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Description
This collection is divided into the following sections. Within each section, mods are ranked by their effect on gamplay, with the highest-impact mods listed last.

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BASIC
Mods that add core functionality that make other mods usable

Mod Config Menu - https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=667104300
Community Highlander - https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1134256495

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PURE COSMETIC
Mods that make the game prettier, but give NO additional information

Stop Wasting My Time - https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=620600092
Instant Avenger Menus - https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1124410215
Faster Reload Animations - https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1140240051
International Voices Pack - https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=623812197

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ENHANCED BATTLESCREEN
Mods that add more info/buttons to the tactical layer

New Target Icons - https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1384631824
Cost-Based Ability Colors - https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1289686596
Evac All - https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1126395106
Free Camera Rotation - https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=616359783
Enhanced AoE Preview - https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1124333578
Quick Soldier Info - https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1125117314
Gotcha Again - https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1124288875
Yet Another F1 - https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=934236622
Extended Information - https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1183444470
Additional Icons - https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1127409511

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ENHANCED AVENGER
Mods that add more info/buttons to the strategy layer

Robojumper's Squad Select - https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1122974240
Detailed Soldier Lists - https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1128263618
Show GTS Class Counts - https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1291868747
New Promotion Screen By Default (prereq for Show Locked Skills) - https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1124609091
Show Locked Skills - https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1130817270
Blackmarket Usage - https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=648410303
Show Enemies and Terrain on Mission - https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1183583781

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FIXES
Mods that make gamplay more consistent and bring abilities in line with their descriptions

Facility Clearing UI Indicator Fix - https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1130714554
Loot Mind Control Fix - https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1130134672
Chosen Dark Events Fix - https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1126771111
Defense Matrix Sabotage Fix - https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1135867452
Insider Knowledge Fix - https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1124909099
Avenger Defense Bondmates Fix - https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1176368634
Revival Protocol Fixes - https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1123037187
Faceoff Ammo Fix - https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1136729138
AWC Squadsight Fix - https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=638229956
Ability Interaction Fixes - https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1129878719

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TWEAKS
Mods that fundamentally affect gameplay in ways I think are unabiguously good

Bronzeman Mode - https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1125184617
EU Aim Rolls - https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1123516056
Items (35)
[WotC] Mod Config Menu
Created by guby
Tactical Legacy Pack compatibility update

My testing is showing that Mod Config Menu is compatible out of the box and should be safe to use with no updates. I will continue testing over the next several days, but, as far as I can tell, everyone should b...
X2WOTCCommunityHighlander
Created by x2communitycore
X2WOTCCommunityHighlander

A mod that replaces core packages of the game in order to make the game more moddable and mod-compatible, as well as fixing some bugs.

As implied by the name, only one mod at a time can replace core packages. Hence,...
Stop Wasting My Time - WotC
Created by BlueRaja
Speeds up the game by removing pointless pauses and other time-wasters.
All changes are purely cosmetic.

UPDATED TO SUPPORT WAR OF THE CHOSEN!
For a version that doesn't require War of the Chosen, see [url=http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfil...
Instant Avenger Menus - WotC
Created by BlueRaja
Makes all transitions in the Avenger instant + other time savers. Creates a much smoother experience, particularly on lower framerates.

UPDATED TO SUPPORT WAR OF THE CHOSEN!
For a version that doesn't require War of the Chosen, see [url=http://...
[WOTC] Faster Reload Animations
Created by -bg-
Significantly increases reload animation speed so you don't have to wait for them before performing the next action.

Compability:
Overwrites BuildVisualisation function of 'Reload' ability...
[LW2 Cmp] XCom 2 International Voices Pack
Created by Seth Norris
THIS MOD IS COMPATIBLE WITH LONG WAR 2

Project to add missing language VoicePacks and make them as complete and loyal to XCom 2 as possible. Adds fully upgraded Russian and Polish Voices (30 Voice Packs) & 6 more WIP including Swedish, C...
[WOTC] New Target Icons
Created by .vhs
Adds more target icons for regular, WOTC and modded enemies

30 new icons for the targets designed by me. I tried to match them as close to original icons as I only could. It's up to you to decide if I succeeded in this task. robojumper is the aut...
[WOTC] Cost-Based Ability Colors
Created by shiremct
[WOTC] Cost-Based Ability Colors

This is an updated version of Cost-Based Ability Colors for WOTC. All credit for the original mod and concept goes to [b...
Evac All - WotC
Created by tracktwo

This version of Evac All is for the War of the Chosen expansion only. Please use the original Evac All mod for the original XCOM2.

If you are subscribed to both mods, make sure you only have the correct version of this mod activated for the game yo
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Free Camera Rotation
Created by wasteland_ghost
Confirmed to work with WotC, for more info see below...

DESCRIPTION:
1. Sets default rotation angle to 45 degrees.
2. Enables free camera rotation while holding down Q and E keys (in analog mode, see hotkeys).
3. Enables free camera zoom while holdin...
WotC Enhanced AoE Preview
Created by Harwin
Shows actual damage preview on targets as if you were using a single target ability. For AOE that does no damage (flashbang grenade, for instance), the health bars will still be brightly lit on targets within the AOE, so it is easy to tell whom you will hi...
[WOTC] Quick Soldier Info
Created by -bg-
Adds icons on the top right for each unit you controlled, these icons will show names, HP (+armor), will, status effects and action points left on each soldier.

configs are in documents/my games/XCOM2 War of the Chosen/config/XComSoldiersQuickInfo.ini (g...
[WotC] Gotcha Again
Created by Chaser324
This mod improves on the Line of Sight indicators that are shown when previewing moves in the tactical game.

This version is specifically for use with War of the Chosen. The original release that works in the base game without War of the Chosen can be f...
Yet Another F1
Created by robojumper
This mod is compatible with War of the Chosen.

Adds an XCOM EU/EW/LW style unit information screen to the game. Stats. Equipment. Equipment Stats. Abilities, Passives, Buffs, Debuffs!

How do I use it?
Press F1 (or press the left cont...
WOTC - Extended Information!
Created by sebkulu
For Mac/Linux Users: We've been informed that you may be experiencing performances issues after the last update. But without the support of a proper development tool on MacOS/Linux we can't tackle it down. Sorry for the inconvenience.

WOTC
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[WOTC] Additional Icons
Created by Alketi
NOTE/DISCLAIMER:
This mod is solely a port of Grimy's "Additional Icons" mod to work with WOTC. ALL credit for its creation goes to the original author (Grimy). If Grimy returns to XCOM modding and wishes to resume ownership of this mod, then t...
WotC: robojumper's Squad Select
Created by robojumper
My personal take on a Squad Select Screen! Completely built from the ground up!

The very basic idea is that all slots are arranged on some kind of ellipse and you can scroll (infinitely in either direction) when you have more than 6 soldiers to send.
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[WOTC] Detailed Soldier Lists
Created by -bg-
Shows more details in the Soldier List screen, this is now more important than ever due to will and different stats from covert actions.

Also show status in hours instead of days when below certain threshold, customizable in XComGame.ini

Also lights up b...
WotC: Show GTS Class Counts
Created by robojumper
Shows the soldier count for each class when deciding what class to train a soldier as in the GTS. As a bonus, also Personnel screens show that info. The numbers shown are "Total (Available)".

Because I can never remember what class I wanted to train....
[WOTC] New Promotion Screen by Default
Created by Tzarnal - MoonWolf
This will only work with War of the Chosen!

Description
War of the chosen has two promotion interfaces. The old and trusted two column one and the slick new horizontal one that you get for Resistance Heroes and from the Training Centre....
View Locked Skills - Wotc
Created by Toxic Frog
Makes skills / perks / aptitudes from higher ranks visibles.

By default, XCOM random skills remains hidden (a button allows to show them if you want to).

Depends on "[WOTC] New Promotion Screen by Default" mod.

No class overriden....
Blackmarket Usage
Created by dave
This mod is working fine in WotC!

Displays possible usage of items on the blackmarket sell screen.
No more wondering whether you still need Advent Trooper Corpses.

Data is gathered dynamically, so modded items, costs etc should show up as w...
WOTC Show Enemies and Terrain on Mission Planning
Created by sebkulu
WOTC Show Enemies and Terrain on Mission Planning

--------------------------Quick note about updating enemy groups and icons--------------------------
I think I've set up most of enemy groups added by main enemies mods around.
I...
[WOTC] Facility Clearing UI Indicator Fix
Created by -bg-
Fixes a behaviour where staffing just the 2nd slot will be showed as the first slot is staffed in the facility menu when excavating.

This mod overrides UIFacilityGrid_FacilityOverlay and is not compatible with any mods that overrides the same class....
[WOTC] Loot Mind Control
Created by -bg-
Fix a bug where killing a mind controlled alien don't reward you with loot (both corpse and timed loot), also fix the same bug when you end a mission with an alien still under the effect of mind control.

This also fix a bug where loots carried by non av...
Chosen Dark Events Fix
Created by RealityMachina
Dark Events related to the Chosen will no longer fire if you killed them all. The Loyalty Among Thieves events already do this, this is just me finishing it up.

Due to how Dark Events work, this will most likely require a new campaign to take effect....
Defense Matrix Sabotage Fix
Created by RealityMachina
the Defense Matrix is supposed to lower the chances of the Chosen action Sabotage from successfully working.

So of course the vanilla code never calls upon XComHQ.SabotageChanceModifier.


This fixes that, letting the Defence Matrix properly lower th...
Insider Knowledge Fix
Created by -bg-
Fix a bug with Stocks and Laser Sights not benefitting from Insider Knowledge, despite all descriptions claiming so.

Compability:
Adds another ability to all stocks, including any custom weapon upgrades that have bonus damage using 'Miss' tag, and the ...
Avenger Defense Bondmates Fix
Created by thegrimsqueaker72
Fixes soldiers not having bondmate abilities if their partner spawned as reinforcements on Avenger Defense.

Checks and fixes both bondmates at the point the second one is added to the map. If the mod is installed on a save where both bondmates are alrea...
[WotC] Revival Protocol Fixes
Created by RealityMachina
Things Revival Protocol does in War of the Chosen: bring your soldier out of dazes, not be allowable on soldiers being carried because that could go very badly depending on how the game handles it

Things Revival Protocol still does not do in War of the ...
[WOTC] Faceoff Ammo Fix
Created by -bg-
Makes ammo effect applies to all targets of faceoff instead of just the primary target. Also fixes a visualization bug where ammo effects don't have their visuals updated on faceoff target.

Compability:
Modifies BuildNewGameStateFn and BuildVisualizati...
AWC Squadsight Fix
Created by Aries_tae
Allows Sharpshooter to use Hail of Bullets, Rapid Fire, Chain Shot and Rupture at Squadsight range.
Hail of Bullets and Rupture now cost 2 action points when use by Sharpshooter.
Allows Guardian to trigger on long watches.

Compatability
This...
[WOTC] Ability Interaction Fixes
Created by Mr. Nice
This is a War of the Chosen mod. My non-WotC mod which fixes interaction issues is here:
[Non-WOTC] AWC Cost & Other Fixes

"Ability Interaction Fixes" primarily fixes several "A...
[WotC] Bronzeman Mode
Created by guby
Tactical Legacy Pack update:

At the moment, I'm pretty sure that there are some issues with this mod WotC + Tactical Legacy Pack. This may take some time to iron out, so thank you in advance for your patience.

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[WOTC] EU Aim Rolls
Created by -bg-
Separates the rolls for hit, crits and dodge.

** Added LW style perfect information, enable via config **
** Ignores existing config for squadsight penalty and heigh advantage bonuses in your xcom config, you may customize these options in the mod's c...