XCOM 2 is free-to-play this weekend, with the franchise going 50% off on Steam

By Joe Robinson 21 Mar 2019 0

2K have announced they’re making sci-fi tactical turn-based strategy game XCOM 2 free-to-play this weekend. From today until Monday March 25th, you’ll be able to try out the base game at no charge. If you like it enough to buy-in, the base game is going for 75% off and the rest of XCOM 2’s add-on content can be purchased at a 50% discount on Steam. 

For clarity, these are the items that will be on sale:

  • XCOM 2
  • XCOM 2 Collection
  • XCOM 2 Digital Deluxe
  • XCOM 2 DLC1 Anarchy's Children
  • XCOM 2 DLC2 Alien Hunters
  • XCOM 2 DLC3 Shen's Last Gift
  • XCOM 2 Expansion War of Chosen
  • XCOM 2 Reinforcement Pack

Make sure you check out our DLC guide to figure out how the DLCs all interact with each other, and which ones are worth picking up (assuming you don’t want to get the lot).

XCOM 2 is the sequel to 2011’s XCOM: Enemy Unknown, a modern re-imagining of Julian Gollop’s iconic X-COM turn-based tactical strategy game. In XCOM 2, you play a small band of resistance fighters who are trying to reclaim the planet from alien invaders. You can customise and manage your squad and your mobile base in the strategy layer, and then take the fight to the aliens in tactical battles and skirmishes.

It was a bit of a rocky experience at launch, but has gotten better and better over-time, with some great mods and decent expansion content available depending on your wants & needs. If you’re looking to get the most out of XCOM 2 this week, we also have a class build guide, and a tips & tricks guide to help you play at your best.

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