The Squaddie rank is the first primary rank of soldiers. A soldier at this rank unlocks the primary ability for their class. To achieve this rank, a Rookie needs about one kill worth of experience. New soldiers start at this rank if the New Guy training is purchased at the Officer Training School.

XCOM: Enemy Unknown / XCOM: Enemy Within[]

Class Abilities Description
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XEU Assault RunAndGun.png  Run & Gun Allows firing or Overwatch after Dashing on the turn Run & Gun is activated. 2 turn cooldown.
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XEU Heavy FireRocket.png  Fire Rocket Fire a rocket using an equipped launcher. This ability can not be used after moving, nor more than once per mission.
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MEC Trooper
Collateral Damage Icon.png  Collateral Damage An area of effect attack that destroys most cover and hits all eligible targets for 34% damage. This attack cannot cause critical hits.
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XEU Sniper Headshot.png  Headshot Fire a shot with +30% critical chance and extra damage on critical hits, based on the tech level of the sniper rifle. 2 turn cool down.
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XEU Support SmokeGrenade.png  Smoke Grenade Deploy a smoke grenade once per mission. The smoke confers +20 Defense to all units, and lasts through the enemy turn.

XCOM 2[]