JOINING the Discord is the best way to keep in contact with me, and to meet others in the HotTips! viewership community. There’s a lot of cool people here.

If you’re interested in the modlist being used for this series, you can find the steam collection here. 

IF YOU HAVE XCOM 2: You can create your own soldier and submit them to me, using the following steps:

Step 1) Create solider. I have all DLC, so if you do as well, feel free to use all of the bells and whistles with that. Limit yourself to using only the mods that are installed for this series. Any customizations you use with mods other than what’s in the moldiest all either not show up on your character, or prevent the import of your soldier altogether. I understand there are LOTS of people telling me to use all sorts of different mods. I appreciate your feedback. These are the ones I’m using this time. It’s really that simple.

Step 2) Save character to its own character pool. <<– DO NOT FORGET THIS STEP. Many have submitted empty pools. It’s very easy to do that. Make sure the pool has your soldier in it before you send it.

I HIGHLY ENCOURAGE, BUT DO NOT REQUIRE, THAT YOUR CHARACTER HAVE THEIR OWN UNIQUE BACKSTORY/BIO. Please do that and add that to your character before adding them to the pool, so that we can get to know them.

Step 3) Grab the .bin file for that pool at this location (default)
C:Users[username]DocumentsMy GamesXCOM2XComGameCharacterPoolImportable

Step 4) Upload that to me using the form below.

This is open to everyone, not just Patrons.


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Charlie Pryor

Charlie is a media producer day and night, at his company Pryor Media. He's also the founder of HotTips! and loves working with every project with the HotTips name on it, to a passion. He's 29 years young, married with an awesome one-year old son, and absolutely loves gaming and teaching.

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