XCOM 2 New Hotfix Now Available, Includes Adjustments To Texture Streaming And More


XCOM 2, the strategy game developed by Fireaxis now available on PC in all regions, has received a few hours ago a new hotfix introducing plenty of tweaks and adjustment which should make the experience smoother than before.


The new XCOM 2 hotfix, which will automatically install when starting the Steam client, fixes issues causing crashes and introduces a variety of performance improvements. Saves affected by some of the crashes can also be recovered after installing the new update.

Here are the patch notes for today's hotfix.

  • Player is unable to progress to scan in the Geoscape after completing the Resistance Communications research via Tutorial – This will fix previously affected saves.
  • Unable to load saves with a Chryssalid Cocoon – This will fix the issue, and for previously affected saves.
    Adjustments were made to Texture Streaming to assist with periodic frame spikes.
  • Using the preview voice button for a modded voice pack will no longer crash the game when in the armory.
  • Removed 8x MSAA from default Max settings.

A couple of days back, we have reported that a very nice XCOM 2 mod has been made available online. This mod, called Stop Wasting My Time, shortens many of the pauses found in the game, increases movement speed for units and more, making the whole experience much more enjoyable. Some of the pauses, however, haven't been removed due to technical limitations.

The Stop Wasting My Time mod isn't the only mod that's been released for the game since its release. Right after release, the first set of official XCOM 2 mods has been released, mods developed by Long War Studios.

XCOM 2 is now available on PC in all regions. We'll let you know more about any other future update or hotfix as soon as possible so stay tuned for all the latest news on the nice strategy game developed by Fireaxis.