Posted on October 11, 2012, Kevin Thielenhaus XCOM: Enemy Unknown – Secret Hero Units
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Your XCOM agents might be the toughest Earth has to offer, but they’re still up against armies of deadly aliens. If you’re not worried about achievements or trophies, you can beef up your squads with powerful new “hero” units based on famous names in the gaming industry. Recruit Ken Levine, Sid Meier, and more with this simple cheat. Check out all the confirmed heroes below.
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Secret Hero Units
Important Notice: Using these hero units will disable achievements and trophies.
- How to Unlock: When costumizing your units, enter the first and last names listed below. If entered correctly, the unit’s stats will improve dramatically and they’ll gain a unique nickname.
Confirmed Hero Names List:Sid Meier: Co-Founder of Firaxis and creator of Civilizations, Pirates, and more. Ken Levine: Co-Founder of Irrational Games, the developer behind Bioshock, Freedom Force, and System Shock 2. Joe Kelly: Popular comics author that’s worked on Superman, Spider-Man, and many other famous characters. Otto Zander: Hero and survivor of GuavaMoment’s XCOM Let’s Play series from the Something Awful Forumes. Chris Kluwe: Vikings punter and World of Warcraft fan, he won hero unit privileges after defeating Firaxis’ Garth DeAngelis in an online match.
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