XCOM: Enemy Within achievements

XCOM: Enemy Within

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Apotheosis Denied in XCOM: Enemy Within

Apotheosis Denied138 (100)

Deal with the newest global threat

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Achievement won on 20 Nov 13
TA Score for this game: 1,732
Posted on 20 November 13 at 22:48, Edited on 29 January 14 at 00:43
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This achievement is awarded for defeating the new human faction called EXALT. They will start working against you starting (as I recall) near the end of the second month of the game. The EXALT will occasionally pop up and steal money from you, delay your research, or cause unrest in a country. You can prevent this from happening by going to the Situation Room --> Covert Operations menu and scanning for EXALT groups to infiltrate regularly. This costs more each time you do it in the same month. You can instead wait for the EXALT to do one of their above actions and then attack them if you are low on money and/or don't care about the negative results.

After each mission you complete (which involve hacking or defending from hacks by EXALT) you will acquire a hint as to where the EXALT HQ is. After 3 of these, you can start to accuse countries of being the HQ. However, if you are wrong they will pull out of XCOM (increasing your Doom Counter toward game over). You can, of course, save and load until you guess right - or you can complete up to 9 Covert Ops to guarantee you have the right country. If you go the route of doing 9 missions, you will also get this missable achievement:

XCOM: Enemy WithinWhere in the WorldThe Where in the World achievement in XCOM: Enemy Within worth 61 pointsMake certain of the new threat's location

Either way you go, once you successfully find out which country the EXALT HQ is in, simply attack it and kill everyone for this achievement. As an added bonus, once you eradicate them you no longer have to worry about them attacking or running covert ops against you!
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