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XCOM: Enemy Within

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Elite Defense in XCOM: Enemy Within

Elite Defense47 (40)

Beat a new special mission without losing any assets

  • Unlocked by 4,756 tracked gamers (73% - TA Ratio = 1.17) 6,557  

Achievement Guide for Elite Defense

99,114 (56,465)
Achievement won on 18 Nov 13
TA Score for this game: 1,654
Posted on 20 November 13 at 15:17
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This achievement is for the new covert op recovery mission type Covert Data Recovery. When you go to extract your covert operative there will be two assets to defend, an encoder and a transmitter.

This is a king of the hill type mission, where EXALT need a couple turns alone inside the capture box around either to capture it. Placing one of your squad within that box blocks the 'hack' and prevents the capture. EXALT won't go after the transmitter until the encoder is taken or destroyed (be careful with explosives)

To unlock this achievement you need to beat the mission without losing either the encoder or transmitter.

At the beginning of the mission there are no EXALT operatives on the map, so you have a free turn to rush for defensive locations. Don't bother with overwatch just dash towards to encoder so you can defend it.
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