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Cyberdisc Autopsy is a research project in XCOM: Enemy Unknown.

In-Game Description[]


On the surface this object appears to be purely robotic in nature, but we still suspect there may be an organic component lurking within.

XCOM: Enemy Within amends the proposal with:

It appears to have a number of redundant systems that give it extraordinary survivability in combat...

Initial Findings[]

We've yet to recover one of these in functional condition from the field - the men seem to enjoy using them for target practice. At the present time, we know that the "Cyberdisc," as they've been calling it, is heavily armed, but it shows no clear pattern of behavior on the battlefield.

Project Report[]

Codename: Enigma

So far, we've been unable to ascertain whether this is strictly a mechanical creation or a living organism. Based on our findings, it has an alternative biochemical system based on the silicon atom. Like carbon, silicon can create molecules that are sufficiently large to carry biological information, and since silicon has several chemical properties similar to carbon, it is possible this could be a new and completely alien life form, with respect to the specimens we've already encountered. Its internal mechanisms seem to operate like organs, giving it the ability to circulate plasma through its core systems, much in the same way blood flows through our bodies. Our Unit Analysis View available in the field should provide additional specifics regarding this species' various combat abilities.

XCOM: Enemy Within amends this with:

These mechanisms enable the construct to distribute vital functions throughout its body. After further study, it may be possible to use these designs in our genetic modification program to reduce our soldiers' dependence on vital organs such as the heart.

Project Requirements[]

Cyberdisc Wreck

Prerequisites: Obtain Cyberdisc wreck
Research Point Cost: 40 Points
Project Cost: 1 Cyberdisc Wreck

Items Unlocked[]

Gene Mod Unlocked[]