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XCOM: Enemy Within

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There are 30 XCOM: Enemy Within achievements worth 1,733 (1,000)

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Where in the World in XCOM: Enemy Within

Where in the World61 (40)

Make certain of the new threat's location

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Achievement won on 20 Nov 13
TA Score for this game: 1,733
Posted on 20 November 13 at 22:03, Edited on 20 November 13 at 22:06
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This achievement involves finding the EXALT base with absolute certainty. For me, this required doing 9 individual Covert Operations missions before all but one country was eliminated as options for the EXALT HQ. After completion of the 9th mission, the achievement popped as soon as my crew returned to base.

If you "Attempt Raid on EXALT HQ" at any time before this pops, you may void this achievement for your current playthrough (though if you reload a save from before you accuse you will be fine). This did not pop when I accused countries that were not where the HQ was (thereby eliminating them as options); it also did not pop when I accused the correct country out of multiple left s potential options. I'm confident you have to continue with Covert Ops until all other countries have the green X next to them.

A few additional tips:
- If you aren't opposed to using saves (and aren't on Ironman), feel free to wait until the EXALT mess with you (steal money, stall your research, etc.) then reload and pay $50 for a scan. This increases your chance of finding EXALT missions without wasting money on extra scans. You will also avoid the EXALT attacks and knock out one of your Covert Ops each time.
- Most missions involve a fair bit of defending - I found that snipers on overwatch were very useful. The enemy will come to you!
- Your Operative will only have a pistol and no armor. You may want to upgrade pistol tech in the Foundry. I also designated a backup sniper with the "Gunslinger" perk as my operative.
- I didn't get my 9th Covert Op until I had the Gollup Chamber built - but you may be able to finish earlier if you scan more aggressively.
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