XCOM 2 was recently released and is generating a lot of interest on the web. The interest comes not from the mods produced for it, but from the ability of players to create their own custom pool of soldier recruits. This seemingly small feature adds an interesting twist to the game. Already various content providers have created their custom pool of recruits. One such example is PC Gamer magazine with their best custom set of XCOM 2 characters. Check out some celebrity names you should easily recognize.
To install the binary files, simply copy the downloaded binary and move them to C:\Users\yourLoginNameGoesHere\Documents\My Games\XCOM2\XComGame\CharacterPool\Importable. From there, the custom recruits will become visible from XCOM 2’s Character Pool’s Import Character tab. There you can open the pool, select the characters you want, then click the import button.
By the way, I created 4 characters of my own and was able to export them to a .bin file. This file ends up in the same location as the binary files you can import. Here’s a mission I played that included one the custom characters.
If you enjoy playing games of thinking strategy, you will like XCOM 2. It is definitely challenging. You can buy it on Amazon for just about $60.