Expert Knowledge Bonus

Expert Knowledge is one of five continent bonuses available in XCOM: Enemy Unknown. It is unlocked by either placing XCOM headquarters in Europe at the beginning of a new game, or by placing satellites in orbit over all four European countries during the game.

In-Game DescriptionEdit

Laboratories and Workshops cost 50% less to build and maintain.

– In-Game Description, XCOM: Enemy Unknown


  • This bonus is only useful if XCOM plans to invest heavily in Laboratories and Workshops.
  • Expert Knowledge can be moderately helpful to acquire early-game engineers since Workshops can be built inexpensively. More engineers means that satellites are cheaper to build, along with items, weapons, and armor.


  • The location of the XCOM base in continental Europe corresponds to northern Poland.
  • The bonus apparently alludes to Europe being the home of most of the worlds most famous and leading scientists and craftsmen.
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