Difficulty wise, the Long War is on par with Classic EU/EW difficulty on its NORMAL setting. Its recommended you play on NORMAL until you get used to all the changes Long War does to the game. It is harder and longer than the vanilla version but gives you many more tools to combat the alien threat. It is longer and, with default settings, harder than the vanilla version but gives you many more tools to combat the alien threat. Almost every aspect of the original game is altered, creating a longer, more complex campaign that presents players with more strategic choices and customization options. Long War XCOM: Enemy Within mod | Released 2015. summary; articles; reviews ; files; videos; images; This mod makes hundreds of changes, large and small, to the vanilla version of the game. Add file Long War EW 1.0 for Windows. I'm hoping for a buff, in the meantime I've edited the mod and hugely decreased the costs of the mods. There are programs and/or websites for EU and LW, but I couldn't find any for EW. Welcome to the XCOM: Long War wiki, a part of UFOPaedia.org. Long War is a mod designed for XCOM: Enemy Unknown with the expansion XCOM: Enemy Within that introduces more than 700 changes, large and small, to the vanilla version of the game. To get back into the game, I'd like to play a EW - game with modded skill tree first. Basically, you may be playing your soldiers (most of them and/or most of the time) in Vanilla EU style of going without mods: gene mods will then be for when you can afford to splurge on them. Long War is a fan-made partial conversion mod for the turn-based tactics video game XCOM: Enemy Unknown and its expansion, XCOM: Enemy Within.It was first released in early 2013, and it exited beta at the end of 2015. Long War [Mod] Posted over 5 years ago; 48 downloads; XCOM EW Long War 3.0 Beta 15c2: Overhaul mod for Enemy Within with eight-soldier squads, new classes, base missions to retake countries, new perks and items, alien leaders, interceptor experience, and much, much more. Is there any way to modify the skill tree in Enemy Within? Agreed, when I finally got to Gene troopers in Long War I thought I was experiencing a bug because the Gene upgrades seemed no better, but even a lot worse then EW for a LOT more work and expense. Welcome to the Long War, a mod for XCOM:Enemy Unknown/Enemy Within that feels more like an expansion pack instead of a mod. I haven't played the game in a while and I would like to try out Long War. When I go to LW, I would like to have the standard gene mods (they removed mimetic skin).