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The Major rank is the sixth rank for soldiers. Unlike most ranks, this rank only has one ability to unlock. Having a soldier at this rank allows the purchase of New Guy and Iron Will at the Officer Training School.

Abilities at this rank[]

Class Abilities Description
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Assault
XEU Assault ExtraConditioning.png  Extra Conditioning Confers bonus health based on what type of armor is equipped. Heavier armor increases the bonus.
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Heavy
XEU Heavy WillToSurvive.png  Will to Survive Reduces normal damage taken by 2 if in cover and not flanked.
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MEC Trooper
Overdrive Icon.png  Overdrive Firing the MEC's primary weapon as the first action no longer ends the turn.
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Sniper
XEU Sniper LowProfile.png  Low Profile Makes partial cover count as full.
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Support
XEU Support DeepPockets.png  Deep Pockets XCOM: Enemy Unknown: Confers an additional item slot in inventory.
XCOM: Enemy Within: Grants one additional use of most limited-use items in the soldier's inventory.

Trivia[]

  • The XCOM Major rank insignia closely resembles the "winged dagger" badge (actually supposed to be flame-wreathed Excalibur) of the famed Special Air Service of Britain.
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