What affects the strength of Resistance soldiers in Xcom 2?



  • So I really enjoy the 'Defend/Rescue missions' and in the most recent one I've played the Resistance soldiers were real badass. After I rescued the first group unscathed, they basically handled 5 enemies at once by themselves. Their damaged having been bumped up from 2 since the beginning of the game to now 6. I believe they also have more HP now.

    So what affected this upgrade? Is it over time? Because I had a Relay in that region? Because some tech I unlocked gave them better weaponry? Can they get even better?



  • The resistance soldiers benefit from your research, so if you get a research breakthrough for increased damage then they get a buff - this also answers your other question about can they get better.

    From my own personal experience if you get enough damage buffs you can actually win the resistance defence missions without firing a single shot from your own soldiers, if the aliens don't see you they will often sit there as the resistance chip away at their health. 🙂




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