XCOM 2 Achievement List

By Kevin Tavore, 1 year ago
Thanks to XCOM: Enemy Unknown being Games With Gold a couple of months ago, many of you are probably pretty excited for XCOM 2.

The sequel was released last February on PC to critical acclaim. It offered new enemies to fight, new weapons (including swords), and lots of other major changes that improved upon the game in just about every way. If you're looking for a top-tier strategy game, you'll find it here.

XCOM 2 title

The Steam achievements for a game aren't often identical between platforms, but in many cases they are similar. XCOM 2's list features the general story progress, achievements for killing enemies in certain ways, and generally experiencing what the game has to offer. That's the easy stuff, but it also has some very tough achievements that ask you to do things like completing the game on higher difficulties with a smaller squad, weaker weapons, and without a single death.

So is the list similar to that experienced by PC players? See for yourself, Commander:

There are 50 achievements:
  • Car Wrecked - Cause an enemy to die in a vehicle explosion (20 GS)
  • Like Clockwork - Complete a successful ambush (15 GS)
  • First Blood - Complete the tactical tutorial (10 GS)
  • Earth Avenged - Overthrow the aliens at any difficulty level (20 GS)
  • Defender of Humanity - Overthrow the aliens on Commander difficulty (30 GS)
  • Immortal Commander - Overthrow the aliens on Legend difficulty (50 GS)
  • Tinker - Build an experimental item in the Proving Grounds (10 GS)
  • Rise of the Resistance - Make contact with a region (10 GS)
  • Rebel Radio - Build Resistance Comms (10 GS)
  • Codebreaker - Build the Shadow Chamber (10 GS)
  • Room to Grow - Upgrade a facility (10 GS)
  • Shadow Broker - Sell goods worth 1000 supplies to the Black Market (Can span multiple games) (20 GS)
  • Rumor Hunter - Complete a Rumor (10 GS)
  • A Horrible Truth - Recover the Blacksite Data (10 GS)
  • A Grim Key - Recover a Codex Brain (10 GS)
  • A Dark Doorway - Recover the Psi Gate (10 GS)
  • A Line Crossed - Complete the Avatar Autopsy (10 GS)
  • A God Falls - Kill an Avatar (10 GS)
  • Meat Over Metal - Kill a Sectopod on the same turn you encounter it (in Single Player) (20 GS)
  • Mechlord - Hack a Sectopod (20 GS)
  • Nick of Time - Evacuate a soldier whose bleed-out timer is still running (20 GS)
  • Locked and Loaded - Upgrade a weapon (10 GS)
  • Excalibur - Completely upgrade a beam weapon with superior grade weapon upgrades (20 GS)
  • David and Goliath - Kill a Berserker in melee combat (20 GS)
  • Breathing Room - Kill a Viper who is strangling a squadmate (20 GS)
  • Come Back To Me - Kill a Sectoid who is currently mind controlling a squadmate (20 GS)
  • Stop Hitting Yourself - Kill an enemy with a hacked turret (20 GS)
  • Shen's Legacy - Build a facility in every Avenger slot (20 GS)
  • Bring It Down - Sabotage an alien facility (10 GS)
  • Have a Nice Trip - Cause an enemy to fall to its death (20 GS)
  • Exquisite Timing - Beat the game on Commander+ difficulty by July 1st (40 GS)
  • Who Needs Tygan? - Beat the final mission using only conventional gear (30 GS)
  • The Few and the Proud - Beat the game on Commander+ difficulty without buying a Squad Size upgrade (40 GS)
  • The Untouchables - Beat the game on Commander+ without losing a soldier (40 GS)
  • Pile 'Em Up - Kill 500 aliens (does not have to be in same game) (20 GS)
  • The Most Dangerous Game - Play in a multiplayer match (20 GS)
  • Overpowered - Beat a mission on Commander+ with a squad of soldiers only of the same class (but not Rookie) (35 GS)
  • Heroes of the Resistance - Beat a Retaliation mission with 3 or less civilian deaths (15 GS)
  • Cyberlord - Earn a second tier hack reward (10 GS)
  • Heavy Metal - Kill an enemy with every heavy weapon in the game (doesn't have to be in the same game) (30 GS)
  • The Sun Never Sets - Build a radio relay on every continent (30 GS)
  • Global Resistance - Get all of the continent bonuses available in a single campaign (30 GS)
  • Beginner's Luck - Beat a mission in June or later using only Rookies (30 GS)
  • Brutal Collection - Skulljack each different type of ADVENT soldier (does not have to be in same game) (30 GS)
  • With Extreme Prejudice - Skulljack an ADVENT Officer (10 GS)
  • A Better Human Being - Recover the Forge Item (10 GS)
  • A Final Stand - Create the Commander's Avatar (10 GS)
  • Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger - Apply a PCS upgrade to a soldier (10 GS)
  • Now Am I Become Death - Kill 3 enemies in a single turn, with a single soldier, without explosives (15 GS)
  • Valhalla - Beat the game on Commander+ difficulty in Ironman mode (50 GS)
For full details about the title visit the XCOM 2 Achievements page.
Kevin Tavore
Written by Kevin Tavore
Kevin is a lover of all types of media, especially any type of long form story. The American equivalent of Aristotle, he'll write about anything and everything and you'll usually see him as the purveyor of news, reviews and the occasional op-ed. He's happy with any game that's not point and click or puzzling, but would always rather be outdoors in nature.