Even before the release of XCOM 2 it has been known that the game will support mods that are already available on the first day. But, in addition, gamers can manually adjust the gameplay of XCOM 2 by editing the configuration file. This kind of cheat, but they should not be used in the game.
To work with the settings of the game you need a simple text editor. After that, open the folder C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\XCOM2\XComGame\Config and find the desired file from the list below.
How to increase the size of the detachment in XCOM 2?
Find DefaultGameData.ini file, open it and go to MaxSoldiersOnMission item. You can set it to any value, but by default interface it supports up to 8 soldiers in the screen of equipment, but you will see the rest of the soldiers after the operation.
How to reduce the enemy’s health in XCOM 2?
Open the file DefaultGameData_CharacterStats.ini and locate AdvCaptainM1. If you want to reduce the enemy’s health, then you need to find the item CharacterBaseStats [eStat_HP]. There you can change other characteristics.
Please note that in case of change of the complexity of the game, the settings will be reset and you will need to change again.
Changing the damage Magnetic rifle in XCOM 2
If you want to change the characteristics of the magnetic rifle, open DefaultGameData_WeaponData.ini and find AssaultRifle_Magnetic_BaseDamage point. Here you will see the value Damage = 6 and Spread = 1. They should be changed. In addition, you can change other properties of the rifle.
Change the radius of grenades in XCOM 2
DefaultGameData_WeaponData.ini Open the file and find the value FragGrenade_Radius. By installing 30 at once you can destroy the whole area.
Changing the appearance in XCOM 2
You can change clothes or face staff in DefaultNameList.ini file — scroll to NewSoldier_HatChance.
For example, HatChance = 0.10 establishes a 10% chance that the soldiers will be wearing a hat.
NewSoldier_BeardChance = 0.99 will make your bearded rookie.
Changing the speed in XCOM 2
DefaultGameCore.ini file. Find CARRY_UNIT_MOBILITY_ADJUST. By setting -1 you reduce the speed if the character is another friend.
Improved Shadow Strike and secrecy in XCOM 2
DefaultGameData_SoldierSkills.ini file. Section ComGame.X2Ability_RangerAbilitySet.
Items STEALTH_CHARGES and SHADOWSTRIKE_CRIT allow you to change the critical chance and secrecy, which can be used in missions.
Shotgun for Specalist in XCOM 2
DefaultClassData.ini file. Section Specialist X2SoldierClassTemplate. Change AllowedWeapons = (SlotType = eInvSlot_PrimaryWeapon, WeaponType = «rifle») on AllowedWeapons = (SlotType = eInvSlot_PrimaryWeapon, WeaponType = «shotgun»).
Powerful attachments for weapons in XCOM 2
DefaultGameCore.ini file. Section XComGame.X2Item_DefaultUpgrades.
Change the value here. For example, FREE_KILL_BSC 99 creates a 99% chance of instant killing the enemy.
FREE_RELOADS_BSC to 0 completely removes the restrictions on the basic recharge.
More enemies in XCOM 2missions
If you want to increase the number of enemies in missions open the file DefaultMissions.ini and find section ADVENT ENCOUNTER DEFS FOR. Then look for ConfigurableEncounters and increase the value MaxSpawnCount.