XCOM 2 Psi Operative Class Video

Firaxis have published a new XCOM 2 video. In it, Jake Solomon and Pete Murray play the game for an hour and discuss the Psi Operative soldier class and the abilities it possesses.

According to Solomon, the Psi Operative is “basically a Wizard class”.
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Opening up the required training will require you to do an autopsy of a Sectoid, then build a Psy Lab. After that, you’ll be able to send all your psionically gifted soldiers in there for training. This will offer up three randomly chosen psi abilities, and you’ll get to choose one. Some of the abilities will be familiar to anyone who has spent time with the previous game (like the all-powerful Void Rift), while others are fresh additions to the series (like the Null Lance, which penetrates targets and ignores armor, while having near infinite range).

The way these abilities are used in the field has remained unchanged – once you’ve used an ability, you’ll have to wait a certain number of turns for it to recharge.

XCOM2 is planned for release on February 5th on PC. Console ports haven’t been officially announced yet, but they’re probably not far off.

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