2K Games and Firaxis Games announced today that Second Wave content is now available for XCOM®: Enemy Unknown for Windows PC, the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. The Second Wave content allows fans to choose a variety of new gameplay modifiers to enhance the XCOM: Enemy Unknown experience after completing the main campaign. The Second Wave content is available free of charge and is issued via a downloadable* title update to XCOM: Enemy Unknown. The XCOM: Enemy Unknown Second Wave content offers a series of advanced gameplay options that unlock a new level of depth, challenge and replayability. The Second Wave content includes: • Damage Roulette: Weapons have a wider range of damage. • New Economy: Randomized council member funding. • Not Created Equally: Rookies will have random starting stats. • Hidden Potential: As a soldier is promoted, stats increase randomly. • Red Fog: Combat wounds will degrade the soldier's mission stats. • Absolutely Critical: A flanking shot guarantees a critical hit. • The Greater Good: Psionics can only be learned from interrogating a psionic alien. • Marathon: The game takes considerably longer to complete. • Results Driven: A country offers less funding as its panic level increases. • High Stakes: Random rewards for stopping alien abductions. • Diminishing Returns: Increased cost of satellite construction. • More Than Human: The psionic gift is extremely rare. The Second Wave content is the second of two add-ons for XCOM: Enemy Unknown. With the Slingshot Content Pack, the first add-on content for XCOM: Enemy Unknown, players meet an enigmatic Triad operative, divert an alien ship's course, and do battle with the aliens in the skies over China in a new set of linked Council missions. The Slingshot Content Pack includes three new maps tied to the Council missions, a new playable squad character with a unique story and voice, and new character customization options. The Slingshot Content Pack is available for $6.99 (PlayStation®Network) / 560 Microsoft Points (Xbox LIVE® online entertainment network) / $6.99 (Windows PC).
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