XCOM: Chimera Squad Guide – How to Activate Cheats and All Epic Weapons

Whether through powerful weapons or cheat codes, here's how to gain an unfair advantage in fights.

Posted By | On 05th, May. 2020

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While Firaxis’s XCOM: Chimera Squad isn’t quite as difficult as a fully modded XCOM 2 play session, it still presents its own set of challenges. Don’t worry though – there are plenty of ways to cheat in the game. No, not cheap tactics but actual cheats just waiting to be enabled via console commands.

It takes some doing though. You need to enable the console for in-game use first. Head over to the installation folder location for XCOM: Chimera Squad by right-clicking on the game in Steam and choosing “Manage” then “Browse Local Files”. Look for xcom.exe and create a shortcut. Right click the shortcut and then choose properties. For the target entry add “-allowconsole”.

It should now be possible to bring up the console in-game. Hit the [~] and input any of the following cheats. Remember to replace ### with the relevant figure and [Character] with the desired character’s name.

  • GiveResource credits ###
  • GiveResource elerium ###
  • GiveResource intel ###
  • GiveXP [Character] ###
  • GiveItem KevlarArmor ###
  • GiveItem WPN_XcomShotgun ###
  • GiveItem WPN_XcomSMG ###
  • GiveItem WPN_XcomAR ###
  • GiveItem WPN_XComWardenPistol ###
  • GiveItem WPN_XComGunslingerPistol ###
  • GiveItem WPN_BreakerShotgun ###
  • GiveItem Medikit ###
  • GiveItem APRounds ###
  • GiveItem VenomRounds ###
  • GiveItem MissDamageUpgrade_Sup ###
  • GiveItem AimUpgrade_Sup ###
  • GiveItem ClipsizeUpgrade_Sup ###
  • GiveItem WPN_EpicAR_1 ###
  • GiveItem WPN_EpicAR_2 ###
  • GiveItem WPN_EpicShotgun_1 ###
  • GiveItem WPN_EpicShotgun_2 ###
  • GiveItem WPN_EpicPistol_1 ###
  • GiveItem WPN_EpicPistol_2 ###
  • GiveItem WPN_EpicSMG_1 ###
  • GiveItem WPN_EpicSMG_2 ###

How to Acquire Epic Weapons

Epic Weapons can also help turn the tides in battles, especially since they provide an additional ability to the character who equips them. You can find Epic Weapons by participating in missions which list Epic Weapons as a reward. Of course, keep checking the Scavenger Market and you might find Epic Weapons on sale there as well.

What does each Epic Weapon do? Let’s take a look here.

  • Crucial Symmetry – Submachine gun. Grants the ability Chain Shot. This lets you take fire at an enemy but with -15 penalty to Aim. If the shot hits, then you’ll fire another shot at it immediately.
  • Surly Constant – Submachine gun. Grants the Hail of Bullets ability. This fires a lot of shots at your foe, usually the entire magazine, but it’s guaranteed to hit.
  • Endless Brevity – Pistol. Grants the Fan Fire ability which lets you fire it three times at the same target. Unlike other abilities with cooldowns, this can only be used once per mission.
  • Artful Fathom – Pistol. Grants the Lightning Hands ability which allows you to fire the weapon at a target without losing any action points.
  • Impetuous Spire – Assault Rifle. Grants the ability Banish. When firing at a target, you’ll keep firing until the weapon either runs out of ammo or the enemy dies. This can only be used once per mission.
  • Fortunate Blossom – Assault Rifle which grants the ability Serial. When used, every kill made will automatically refund any action points used. This can be used to chain kills continuously on enemies (though your ammo can still run out in between). Can only be used once in a mission.
  • Lonely Herald – Shotgun which has the Run and Gun ability. This lets you perform an action after dashing.
  • Callow Ember – Shotgun. Grants the Rapid Fire ability which can fire twice in a row in exchange for each shot having a -15 penalty to aim. This ability can only be used once per mission.

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