MEC Close Combat

MEC Close Combat is a new Foundry project in XCOM: Enemy Within.

In-Game DescriptionEdit

Our advancements in heavy armor technology have enabled us to install better actuators and support structures in the Kinetic Strike Module. This should increase its force output by 50%.

Project RequirementsEdit

Prerequisites:  Heavy Weapons Platform (Foundry)
Time to Complete:  7 days
Engineers:  5

Project Cost:

Research Credits and Bonuses:

 Name Type Reward Adjusted Requirement
 All Technology Research Credit -50% Time 3.5 days
 Future Combat Continent Bonus (Asia) -50% Credits §100


  • Increases the MEC's Kinetic Strike Module (KSM) damage from 12 to 18.
  • While not stated, MEC Close Combat also causes Kinetic Strike Module not to end the MEC's turn if used as the first action. This allows up to 2 uses of KSM per turn.
  • The upgrade allows a MEC with Kinetic Strike Module to instant-kill all but the toughest late game enemies.

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