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XCOM 2 for Linux has been updated, also there's a new XCOM 2 Collection

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A little late, but better late than never. Feral Interactive have pushed out an updated build of XCOM 2 [Steam] for Linux. There's also now the XCOM 2 Collection you can buy.

The Linux update, pulls in the "Fall 2017" update, as well as the minor update from December. There's quite a lot of changes from the Fall 2017 update, a lot of it being tweaks to existing features and bug fixes to hopefully give you a better game. Far too much to go over in great detail right now, since it makes changes to the Strategy Layer, the Tactical Layer and the Challenge Mode.

Firaxis also just announced the XCOM 2 Collection edition, which gives you the huge War of the Chosen expansion, plus four DLC packs and it makes for a rather good deal for those of you just picking it up.

Absolutely one of my all time favourite strategy games, do grab it if you still haven't. The newer XCOM 2 Collection is on sale with 50% off and the normal XCOM 2 is also on sale with 67% off. The sales end in approximately two days.

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Patola 1 February 2018 at 7:53 pm UTC
Haven't had any update yet seeing through my update history on Steam. Is that being rolled out today?
ragsu 1 February 2018 at 8:24 pm UTC
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PatolaHaven't had any update yet seeing through my update history on Steam. Is that being rolled out today?
I got the update today 6 hours ago after I stopped playing it, so it should be out.
Egonaut 2 February 2018 at 3:01 am UTC
Still no update for me. What's this, some kind of lottery? Or was the update only to the DLCs? Because then it's clear why I haven't got any update yet.
TheRiddick 2 February 2018 at 5:45 am UTC
It's a great Linux game, and pretty good for a game based off the unstable linux support in the Unreal engine. Kinda due for a XCOM3 release really, and I'm pretty sure given the ending of XCOM2 its going to be Terror From The Deep reboot, which would be nice because it introduces a whole need playing field with new weapons and environments.

I just hope they don't ditch surface based missions also, like on oil rigs and ports etc...
Patola 2 February 2018 at 7:54 am UTC
Terror from the Deep was nice indeed, but I'd rather want XCOM3 to be us going to the aliens planets to avenge everything they'd done and destroy them.

BTW, still no update on XCOM2 for me.
Barbariandude 2 February 2018 at 9:30 am UTC
I'm very confident the update was about the AMD issues for XCOM 2: War of the Chosen that I've been going back and forth with them about for a few weeks now. Their devs discovered my crash was due to "export MESA_NO_ERROR=1" in an environment configuration bash file. After finding the workaround for me, they told me they'd work on a patch to fix that problem for everybody; this is probably that patch.
lucifertdark 2 February 2018 at 10:39 am UTC
I'm on the "no patch yet" list as well, perhaps it's been staggered so the servers don't crash?
mdiluz 2 February 2018 at 11:06 am UTC
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BarbariandudeI'm very confident the update was about the AMD issues for XCOM 2: War of the Chosen that I've been going back and forth with them about for a few weeks now. Their devs discovered my crash was due to "export MESA_NO_ERROR=1" in an environment configuration bash file. After finding the workaround for me, they told me they'd work on a patch to fix that problem for everybody; this is probably that patch.

Yup, correct, it has that fix - For what it's worth Mesa had the bug report here a while back, the fix had been live but had to be reversed due to unrelated complications.

The patch does also have many other fixes though, including changes to be in sync with the Windows updates.
lucifertdark 2 February 2018 at 11:38 am UTC
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BarbariandudeThe patch does also have many other fixes though, including changes to be in sync with the Windows updates.
Looking at your link it would seem the patch is only for people with War of the Chosen & the rest of us stay as we are, unless I'm misreading it.

Update: I asked about the patch on the steam forum & Feral clarified that it is only for people who have the War of the Chosen DLC.


Last edited by lucifertdark at 2 February 2018 at 4:06 pm UTC. Edited 2 times.
beko 2 February 2018 at 4:43 pm UTC
lucifertdarkUpdate: I asked about the patch on the steam forum & Feral clarified that it is only for people who have the War of the Chosen DLC.
Feral? Wasn't this ported by Aspyr? *confused
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