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[RUMOR] New XCOM 2 expansion codename "TLE" coming soon?


Trust Me, I'm A Professional
Oct 24, 2017
Back in March of this year, there was a new entry added to the SteamDB for XCOM 2

This was spotted by a user on reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/Xcom/comments/81he81/the_new_expansion_is_called_xcom_2_tle_guess_the/

In and of itself, this could be dismissed as something insignificant, perhaps testing or prototyping for the future, but a little over two weeks ago, the TLE builds were moved to 2K QA's build of Xcom 2.


From what I understand, builds are only moved to QA when they're something that is in production and planning to be published. If this was simply prototyping for the future, this would not have been sent to the QA team. Assuming that this is new content, the timing of the build being pushed to QA would line up with a potential announcement at the PC Gaming Show this year during E3, where you may remember one year ago the XCOM 2: War of the Chosen DLC/expansion was announced.

So, is this a new expansion? And what does "TLE" stand for?
Oct 25, 2017
Huh....I could have sworn that the Chosen were the 'only' big Xpac planned for 2.

Certainly wouldn't say to something that shakes things up a la Enemy within, though - the Chosen are great, but not quite as much of a game-changer compared to meld.

That, or something that hints at Xcom 3: Terror from the Deep

IIRC Solomon said he hates Deep, and it'll never happen
Oct 25, 2017
I feel like they added all they can to XCOM 2 with the last expansion - haven't actually finished it 'cause the end game was far too easy.
Dec 5, 2017
The ending of Xcom 2 hinted pretty strongly at a Terror from the Deep style follow up. I'm excited for it. WOTC was fantastic.
Oct 25, 2017
I'm always willing to send more red shirts to their doom and/or glory. The PS4 ps+ free title would make good sense with a BOOM shadow drop expansion for E3, free or otherwise.
Oct 27, 2017
I would be all over it. War of the Chosen was an awesome expansion.

I even play the shitty version on PS4 after my PC died because I love this game so much.
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Oct 27, 2017
Given that Pavonis was contracted by Firaxis to develop Long War 2, but declined to update it for WotC because they wanted to focus on their own game, I wouldn't be surprised if this is Firaxis doing the update themselves. Alternatively, releasing more new content would further fork the game and cause headaches for the modding community, since rule overhaul mods like LW2 are especially popular for new XCOM.


9 Million Scovilles
Nov 12, 2017
Has the performance become better on PC? I loved enemy unknown but haven't got this yet because of the performance problems (maybe gone) and high price still.

Willing to bite in the summer sale if it's been optimized.
Dec 7, 2017
The WOTC expansion makes this game run quite well. Both the base game and the expansion has had pretty steep discounts.


9 Million Scovilles
Nov 12, 2017
The WOTC expansion makes this game run quite well. Both the base game and the expansion has had pretty steep discounts.
Base price still being 60 is what throws me off. Discounts off that mean little when I expected it to be 19.99 at this point. /End cheap rant.
Dec 1, 2017
Yeah, been following the steamdb stalking on reddit for a while. Think I posted about this here once or twice before. Really looking forward to it, hoping it's a huge thing like War of the Chosen levels of big.
Oct 25, 2017
It is probably just an acronym but TLEs (two line element) are used for tracking satellites. Might be too oblique for a product name, or could be a codename or none of the above.



Oct 31, 2017
Has the performance become better on PC? I loved enemy unknown but haven't got this yet because of the performance problems (maybe gone) and high price still.

Willing to bite in the summer sale if it's been optimized.
Didn't have any problem with the expansion at all
Oct 26, 2017
WoTC was so significant and amazing that I really thought that was going to be the final 'version' of XCOM 2 to last the ages. I would be totally down for another just like it!
Oct 29, 2017
I love XCOM 2, I loved War of the Chosen but I'm not sure I want to play through it all again. One expansion is IMHO enough. Give me XCOM 3.


Community Resettler
Oct 25, 2017
I'd be so goddamn down for another expansion, but simultaniously this would be also disappointing as it would mean XCOM3: TftD is still a while away
Oct 25, 2017
I would expect this to be a small dlc with a couple of missions or so. Imo with WOTC xcom 2 is so full of mechanics that adding even more with a full on expansion would make it too much.
Oct 25, 2017
The ending of WotC set's up an "Terror from the deep" style expansion, so I'm not that surprised.
Though I'm not sure I want to play through all of XCOM 2+WotC again with even more mechanics.
A new game would be swell tho.
Oct 29, 2017
I'd buy a console edition without constant slowdown and game-breaking bugs.

I've now played the game on three platforms; base PS4 (January 2017), PS4 Pro eight months later, and Xbox One X after the 4K support patch (late March 2018).

It has not gotten much better.


Oct 27, 2017
They need to improve performance on console before thinking about adding more to it.

I love this game but the current expansion performs so badly I cant bring myself to pay for it as I think it takes the piss they would release it and just leave it running like crap.
Oct 27, 2017
Thought the last expansion significantly improved on the game, so I'd be up for this.

... Would prefer a 3 (or another game by the team set in a different universe), but obviously that's a whole different thing.
Oct 25, 2017
Would gladly take another expansion. This board game take on expansions is something I would like to see in other genres then strategy as well. Just think about how good some open world RPG's could have been if the devs had continued to iterate on them.
Oct 26, 2017
Terror from the Deep was always my favourite of the original X-Com/UFO titles. It has huge flaws - vicious difficulty, long 2-part cruise/cargo ship missions etc. - but I adored the atmosphere and the bizarre alien species. I'd love to see it updated as a third in the new X-Com series, complete with interpretations of the classic aliens (Tentaculats, Calcinites, Deep Ones and Lobstermen ahoy!)
Oct 26, 2017
TLE could stand for The Last Ethereal.

If I remember correctly they are dying in XCom 2 and I guess they are going to do a final desperate push for survival.

Oh bring back the enemies from the first game + expansion and bring those mech suits too!