A Laboratory is a facility in XCOM: Enemy Unknown.

In-Game DescriptionEdit

Each laboratory increases research speed by 20%.
Adjacency Bonus: +10% increase to research speed for every adjacent laboratory.

– Engineering description, XCOM: Enemy Unknown

Facility RequirementsEdit

Prerequisites: 6 Scientists for the first Laboratory, 10 for the second, and +5 Scientists for each successive Laboratory (15, 20, 25, etc.)
Time to Build: 10 Days (5 days with Advanced Construction)
Construction Cost:

Facility Maintenance: §24 per month (§12 per month with the Expert Knowledge bonus)


  • In XCOM: Enemy Within, each Laboratory provides the additional benefit of data backup that reduces the research time lost from an EXALT Research Hack by 20%.


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