Future Combat is one of five continent bonuses available in XCOM: Enemy Unknown. It is unlocked by either placing XCOM headquarters in Asia at the beginning of a new game, or by placing satellites in orbit over all four Asian countries during the game.
|“||All projects in the Foundry and the Officer Training School cost 50% less.||”|
– In-Game Description, XCOM: Enemy Unknown
- As a starting continent bonus, Future Combat is useful at easier difficulty settings where the Officer Training School facility is pre-built at the headquarters, allowing XCOM to benefit from extra XP for kills and an increased squad size as soon as they are available. It also allows a quick rush of Ammo Conservation, Tactical Rigging EW and S.C.O.P.E. Upgrade Foundry projects.
- On higher difficulties (Classic and Impossible), the OTS facility is not pre-built, and constructing the Foundry may be delayed to focus resources on building satellites, uplinks, power generators, and other facilities. That said, it takes no less than four satellites to cover all of Asia, so players rushing the Foundry may want to secure this bonus to boost their forces as soon as possible with the various upgrades, especially S.H.I.V.s to counter soldier losses.
- The location of the XCOM base in Asia appears to correspond to Luzon in the northern Philippines.