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[WOTC] LW2 Secondary Weapons
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[WOTC] LW2 Secondary Weapons

Long War 2 Secondaries for WOTC

Brings Long War 2's new secondary weapons out for use with custom soldier classes in WOTC! Includes weapons, upgrade schematics, and all associated abilities as of LW2 version 1.5.


Requires the WOTC Community Highlander :
Why?: The Highlander adds support for adding new sockets to attach the weapons to the soldier. Without it, the weapon meshes will not show up (animations will play with no visible weapon).


More than just a straight port of assets and code, this version includes some enhancements and additional features not present in Long War 2:
  • 3 Tiers for All Items - The Sawed-Off Shotgun and the Combat Knife only had one upgrade which came rather late and had roughly Tier 2.5 stats. The stats and tech requirements for the first upgrade have been reduced and a Tier 3 upgrade has been added for smoother progression. The Tier 3 versions share the same visuals as the Tier 2, unfortunately.

  • Added Ability Tags - Ability Tags have been setup so that the actual values from the config files will be pulled in for most localization text. The Localization text has been cleaned up and altered to support the Ability Tags. (I've only done this in English - If you would like to submit a translation, let me know in the Discussion section)

  • Support for Alternate Configurations - There are a lot of mods out there that change the way the game plays: I've tried to build this to work with as many setups as possible. By default, the weapons are setup to function like base-game weapon upgrades that are infinite and use Upgrade Schematics; however, the config framework and a boolean toggle in the config files are there to switch to upgrading them as finite items like LW2. Cost configurations have been expanded to include more resource types that can be configured as desired and all resource costs will be ignored in the UI if set to 0. Additionally, conditions have been added to all of the abilities where it's appropriate to disable their display and effects when a valid weapon type is not equipped, allowing better support for multi-purpose classes that have access to multiple weapons. The list of valid weapon types for each set of abilities is expandable to support any additional weapon categories that the modding community may release in the future.

    NOTE: The bFiniteItems variable should not be changed mid-campaign... things will likely break.

  • Some Small Bug-Fixes - I fixed a few issues and inconsistencies that I found while testing the abilities. If you find any more, let me know and I'll try to sort them out.

How to Use

This mod now adds basic support for the 4 base game classes to use these secondary weapons. Each class will have the choice between their normal secondary weapon, one long-range secondary (arcthrower for specialists, gauntlet for grenadiers, and holotargeter for rangers/sharpshooters) and one short range secondary (combat knife for rangers, sawed off shotguns for everyone else). The base classes will only have access to the base abilities - custom classes that are assigned the weapons and abilities will have to be used to get access to the more specialized abilities. If you want to try your hand at creating your own custom classes from existing assets, i recommend checking out Richard's WOTC Create Your Own Class Template .

NOTE: In order to make integration with the base game classes possible, all of the abilities used by their normal secondary weapons had to have weapon restrictions added. The abilities and the weapons they are restricted to can be edited in XComLW2SecondariesWOTC.ini - this should only be necessary if additional weapon types/categories are released in future mods that need to work with these abilities. IF this happens, let me know and I'll add them to the default list for everyone.

The names of the weapons and abilities are identical to what they were in Long War 2, but for those who may not be familier, below are the names to reference:

Arc Thrower:
Combat Knife:
Sawed-Off Shotgun:
Weapon Type:
  • By default, the Combat Knife abilities can also work with swords

Thanks and Credits

All credit for visuals and original abilities goes to Pavonis Interactive and the LW2 team. See their mod page Here for detailed team credits. Huge thanks to Favid for porting the toughest parts of the Gauntlet code that I had been putting off doing myself and letting me use it, to the X2CommunityHighlander team for extending what we can do with mods, and many thanks to Firaxis for a mod-friendly game.

Huge thanks to Erazil for the French translation. All of the dynamic ability tags in the localization text make it a real challenge/chore to translate - he was kind enough to put in a lot of work to make that happen!

Known Issues
  • Ability Interaction Fixes is incompatible with XModBase!! Quickburn will not function with this mod installed!
  • Gauntlet is attached to the wrong location on the serpent suit mesh (the cosmetic torso mesh, not the armor type). The fix for this (cosmetic only) issue from LW2 is not currently working. Using a different cosmetic torso will let you use the Serpent Suit without the visual issue.
  • Visual issues with some Gauntlet abilities - sometimes rocket projectiles dont show up, Firestorm's shoot animation isn't working correctly, etc.

Version History
(See Change Notes for full history)
    • Fixed issues with charges being granted again in multi-part missions (like the chosen strongholds).
    • By default, the Arcthrower will now use a custom range table that is in-between the standard short and mid range tables. This range table can be edited or you can set to use either the standard short or mid range tables instead in the Arcthrower's section of XComGameData_WeaponData.ini.
    • Changed the icon for Combatives to follow the theme of other Return Fire abilities.

Please let me know what you think of the mod, if you run into bugs, or if you have balance concerns. Thanks and enjoy!
Popular Discussions View All (1)
May 24 @ 1:25am
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shiremct  [author] Jun 29 @ 9:08am 
Hmm, no, this mod doesn't have anything to do with gremlins items or abilities.
Ogrod Jun 29 @ 8:37am 
Hello, had is this the mod that enables you to "weapon upgrade" the gremlin ( had to install this mod because of another mod). Because i cant figure out how to do it.
shiremct  [author] Jun 29 @ 6:50am 
That will reduce scatter, but I'm not sure if it will eliminate it... I'm not in a position to look at the files right now, but scatter works on a number of rolls and I think that modifier changes that # of rolls. A value of -1 may only remove one roll, reducing the max scatter, but not necessarily eliminating it.

If -1 still shows scatter on the targeting tooltip, increase it to -4 or -5. I may be remembering some of this wrong, but I'll double check later tonight.
SentySent Jun 28 @ 11:35pm 
Hey, will the scatter reduction apply on Blaster Bombs if I added these lines below into the SoldierSkills.ini files?

shiremct  [author] Jun 23 @ 11:00am 
Tandem Warheads is not specific to the gauntlet (applies to all explosive damage) and has no effect in WOTC because explosive damage does not falloff from the center by default.

Use this mod to get the ability and change the way explosives work to make it worthwhile:
Hazarddex Jun 23 @ 10:54am 
wheres Tandem Warheads? why is that perk not listed even though its for the gauntlet from LW2?
shiremct  [author] Jun 23 @ 8:44am 
High Pressure Tanks gives additional flamethrower charges, by default +2 standard flamerthrower charges and +1 Roust charge if you also have that ability.
Hazarddex Jun 22 @ 11:13pm 
can some one refresh my memory what does high pressure do again?
Rusty | SkyPaladin May 26 @ 3:53am 
I never did like the Holotargeters in LW2. Can these LWwotc mods produce the same LW2 classes we like, but give Sharpshooters the option of taking a pistol instead of this class-restricted "weapon"? I have a Sharpshooter that ended up with EverVigilant but they never get to use it without a pistol (SnapShot uses one action but can't be used in Overwatch?)
SentySent May 24 @ 12:10am 
Hey, I have encountered a bug on the Combatives perk where one of my Shinobi is not inflicting any damage on the attacker even though the perk procs and plays the stabbing animation. Does the perk works well with weapon mods such as the ninjato from Musashi's Katana mod?