XCOM 2: War of the Chosen Tactical Legacy Pack will introduce three new game modes, Legacy Operations, Skirmish, and Challenge. This DLC will launch on October 9, 2018 on PC and Steam and will be free until December 3, 2018.
Legacy Operations brings in four new stories that bridge the narrative gap between XCOM: Enemy Unknown and XCOM 2. You take command of a new resistance cell as Central Officer Bradford, and must battle your way through various new challenges. Unlike the campaign in XCOM 2, there’s no base management in this new mode. The gameplay centers on four stories, each comprised of different battles across various maps of increasing challenge.
The four stories each branch out from this main narrative arc, and will often see new characters introduced. “Blast from the Past” is the first in the batch, and shows the early stages of building up the resistance and your first strikes against ADVENT.“It Came from the Sea” is a wave-based mode that sees your squad taking on hordes of alien scum. “Avenger Assemble” sees Lily Shen as she retrofits the Avenger into the home for the resistance. Lastly, “The Lazarus Project” features a rescue mission where you must retrieve a captured squad from the clutches of ADVENT.
Skirmish Mode will allow you to create and play your own missions by editing map, squad load outs, objective, enemies, and many other mechanics. Challenge mode will allow everyone to replay through the challenge missions in the game, including the 100+ from War of the Chosen.
In terms of other content, one major change is a new series of soundtrack options. Players can pick from the XCOM 2 soundtrack, Enemy Unkown soundtrack, or a new score based on the original XCOM: UFO Defense game.
You do need to own War of The Chosen in order to access this update, so pick that up if you don’t have it and want this. Also, so far this is a PC exclusive, so no word when console players will get this content.
This DLC will be free for owners of those game until December 3, 2018, after which you can purchase it for $7.99 USD. You can also get it as part of the Collection Pack when it comes out. Check out the trailer for the Tactical Legacy Pack down below.