‘XCOM 2’ DLC Release Date Locked In For March 17, ‘Anarchy’s Children’ To Offer ‘Exotic’ Customization Options

With the XCOM 2 DLC release date quickly approaching, more details about the upcoming content pack have been revealed. “Anarchy’s Children” DLC pack is filled with tons of customization options.

According to Gamespresso, the first XCOM 2 DLC is officially set for release on Thursday, March 17. Excited fans will be delighted to know a few tidbits regarding the content pack were shared by game developer Firaxis. The post noted that the “Anarchy’s Children” DLC pack for XCOM 2 will bring in more than a hundred customization options for the soldiers, allowing gamers to change their clothing, facial features and more.

Describing the forthcoming XCOM 2 DLC, the post on the game’s official website read as follows.

“Anarchy’s Children features over 100 new exotic customization options for your soldiers, including new hair styles, face paints, armor, lower face props, decals, helmets, masks and more. Your soldiers will strike fear into ADVENT and its alien overlords with menacing tactical styles that run the gamut from post-apocalyptic to the downright deranged.”

The game’s official Twitter account also announced the official release date for the XCOM 2 DLC.

Meanwhile, the tweet below features a GIF showcasing some examples of customizations that players can perform upon getting the XCOM 2 DLC pack come its release date.

On XCOM 2‘s official DLC release date, those who have the “Reinforcement Pack” will automatically get “Anarchy’s Children” content pack for free. The season pass also gives players instant access to two more downloadable content packs arriving in the future. Meanwhile, gamers who are planning to get XCOM 2 DLC as a standalone purchase can avail it for $4.99. A Steam account is required to be able to download the full game and “Anarchy’s Children.”

Aside from revealing a few details about XCOM 2′s release, Firaxis also announced the launch of a major patch for the game. According to a post on Steam Community, the recently released performance patch brings in new fixes and balance tweaks. XCOM 2 players should also expect various performance optimizations that aim to enhance “frame rates and in-game delays overall.”

According to the patch notes, a problem with shadow rendering which causes delays in performance was fixed. Also, to improve the game performance, the latest patch took away MSAA options from the default presets. It also “adjusted autodetect to target 40FPS instead of 30FPS.” Upon installing the patch, XCOM 2 players should also notice that the character head mesh has been optimized. Support for AMD Crossfire and Nvidia SLI were added as well.

A new game option called Zip Mode was also introduced. To activate it, gamers can pause the game anytime and enable it from the gameplay options. Accordingly, Zip Mode creates a “faster-paced experience” that speeds up animation and shortens delays. For multiplayer mode, the patch is also providing a fix for issues on slow communications with online plays that consequently result to delays in turns, actions and more.

The XCOM 2 patch should automatically install once gamers start their Steam client. If it fails to do so, players need to restart Steam. Once the patch is installed, players need to manually rewrite the graphic settings. To do so, players should head to Options, look for Graphic Tabs and choose “Auto Detect Graphic Settings.” Moreover, those who have mods need to launch the game after patch installation, close it and then open the game again.

Below is the launch trailer for XCOM 2, which officially hit the market early last month.

Fans can expect more patches and updates for 2K Games’ turn-based tactics video game over the coming months as the dev team is continuously working hard to improve balance, game performance and fix stability issues that are reported by games. The Inquisitr will keep you updated for news on upcoming updates, DLC packs and performance patches arriving for XCOM 2.

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