Does alien tech scale with time in XCOM: Enemy Unknown?



  • If I forgo completing the Alien Base Assault mission for a few game months, will the aliens advance as well, making the mission harder?

    I realize incidental missions get more difficult and scale, but does a story mission, like the Alien Base, change the longer I put it off?



  • Yes, it will get harder. I waited a few months on my first play through and was fighting cyberdiscs, cryssalids, and a few mutons.

    On my second play through I went right away for the panic reduction and 2-3 cryssalids were the highest level enemy I fought.

    Strategically if you can wait and use the assault to reduce panic when you need it, that would be useful.



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