XCOM 2 trophies and PS4 unlock time confirmed

XCOM 2 launches today on PS4 and Xbox One in North America, and the unlock time for digital copies has been confirmed by publisher, 2K Games.

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The XCOM 2 release date in the US is September 27, though UK gamers will have to wait until Friday, 30 September to get their hands on the sequel to the popular strategy-based shooter.

XCOM 2 PS4 unlock time revealed

The digital game will unlock at 9pm PT, so players will be able to get straight into the action tonight!

Developed by Firaxis Games, XCOM 2 is the sequel to XCOM: Enemy Unknown. Set 20 years after its predecessor, the sequel sees humanity having lost the initial war against the invading alien race, and is now forced to set up a resistance force in an attempt to quell the attacker’s occupation of the planet.


The turn-based strategy title puts players in the role of a commander of a military organization. You can issue commands to squad members as you battle against aliens, while using the research and engineering base to improve weapons and gadgets.

XCOM 2 Trophies

The full list of trophies has also been confirmed.


  • Commander – Unlocked all other XCOM 2 trophies


  • Earth Avenged – Overthrow the aliens at any difficulty level
  • Tinker – Build an experimental item in the Proving Grounds
  • Rise of the Resistance – Make contact with a region
  • First Blood – Complete the tactical tutorial
  • Rebel Radio – Build Resistance Comms
  • Codebreaker – Build the Shadow Chamber
  • Room to Grow – Upgrade a facility
  • Shadow Broker – Sell goods worth 1000 supplies to the Black Market (can span multiple games)
  • Rumor Hunter – Complete a Rumor
  • A Horrible Truth – REcover the Blacksite Data
  • A Brim Key – Recover a Codex Brain
  • A Dark Doorway – Recover the Psi Gate
  • A Line Crossed – Complete the Avatar Autopsy
  • A God Falls – Kill an Avatar
  • Meat Over Metal – Kill a Sectopod on the same turn you encounter it (in Single Player)
  • Like Clockwork – Complete a successful ambush
  • Mechlord – Hack a Sectopod
  • Nick of Time – Evacuate a soldier whose bleed-out timer is still running
  • Locked and Loaded – Upgrade a weapon
  • Excalibur – Completely upgrade a beam weapon with superior grade weapon upgrades
  • David and Goliath – Kill a Berserker in melee combat
  • Breathing Room – Kill a Viper who is strangling a squadmate
  • Come Back To Me – Kill a Sectoid who is currently mind controlling a squadmate
  • Stop Hitting Yourself – Kill an enemy with a hacked turret
  • Shen’s Legacy – Build a facility in every Avenger slot
  • Bring It Down – Sabotage an alien facility
  • Have a Nice Trip – Cause an enemy to fall to its death
  • Car Explosion – Cause an enemy to die in a car explosion
  • Pile ‘Em Up – Kill 500 aliens. (Does not have to be in same game)
  • The Most Dangerous Game – Play in a multiplayer match
  • Heroes of the Resistance – Beat a Retaliation mission with 3 or less civilian deaths
  • Cyberlord – Earn a second tier hack reward
  • The Sun Never Sets – Build a radio relay on every continent
  • With Extreme Prejudice – Skulljack an ADVENT Officer
  • A Better Human Being – Recover the Forge Item
  • A Final Stand – Create the Commander’s Avatar
  • Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger – Apply a PCS upgrade to a soldier
  • Now Am I Become Death – Kill 3 enemies in a single turn, with a single soldier, without explosives


  • Defender of Humanity – Overthrow the aliens on Commander difficulty
  • Heavy Metal – Kill an enemy with every heavy weapon in the game (doesn’t have to be in the same game)
  • Exquisite Timing – Beat the game on Commander+ difficulty by July 1st
  • Who Needs Tygan? – Beat the final mission using only conventional gear
  • The Few and the Proud – Beat the game on Commander+ difficulty without buying a Squad Size upgrade
  • The Untouchables – Beat the game on Commander+ without losing a soldier
  • Overpowered – Beat a mission on Commander+ with a squad of soldiers only of the same class (but not Rookie)
  • Global Resistance – Get all of the continent bonuses available in a single campaign
  • Beginner’s Luck – Beat a mission in June or later using only Rookies
  • Brutal Collection – Skulljack each different type of ADVENT soldier (does not have to be in same game)
  • Gold:
  • Immortal Commander – Overthrow the aliens on Legend difficulty
  • Valhalla – Beat the game on Commander+ difficulty in Ironman Mode
  • Alien Hunters DLC Trophies
  • Bronze:
  • A Forbidden Experiment – Investigate the Abandoned Research Facility
  • Viper Vanquisher – Kill the Viper Ruler
  • Berserker Breaker – Kill the Berserker Ruler
  • Archon Annihilator – Kill the Archon Ruler
  • Kingslayer – Kill all three alien rulers in a single game
  • Deadly Arsenal – Purchase all of the final tier hunter weapons
  • Now I Am The Master – Use all ruler armor abilities in a single mission
  • Silver:
  • Enemy Adopted – Use a ruler armor ability against an alien ruler
  • Regicide – Kill an alien ruler the first time you encounter it
  • Not Throwing Away My Shot – Kill an alien ruler while it attempts to escape
  • Shen’s Last Gift DLC Trophies
  • Bronze:
  • Our New Overlords – Promote a SPARK unit to Champion rank
  • Rise of the Robots – Complete a mission with three or more SPARK units in the squad
  • Running on Fumes – A SPARK unit survives a mission it started with less than half health
  • Bells and Whistles – Outfit a SPARK unit with the highest tier weaponry and armor
  • Always be Shooting – Hit three shots on a single turn with a SPARK unit after using its Overdrive ability
  • Axles to Axles, Bolts to Bolts – Defeat a robotic enemy with a SPARK unit
  • Just Like Dad Used to Make – Build a SPARK unit
  • Make ’em go Boom – Kill an enemy primed Derelict MEC before it can self-destruct
  • Silver:
  • A Torch Passed – Beat the Lost Towers mission
  • Matter Over Mind – Defeat an Avatar with a SPARK unit

Following a delay from its original September 6 release, XCOM 2 has been further refined for its PS4 and Xbox One debut. XCOM 2 was originally released on the PC back in February 2016, receiving glowing reviews from critics at the time.