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XCOM 2: How to Get More Engineers

To make the most out of your facilities, you’ll need a lot of engineers. Here’s how to get them.

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Engineers are essential to winning the fight against the aliens in XCOM 2. They offer unique bonuses when you staff them in the different facilities in your Avenger.

This can mean increasing the training speed of Psi operatives, the healing rate of your soldiers, and even the power you get from relays. However, you can’t just get more engineers whenever you want.

There are specific and limited ways to do so. If you don’t know what they are, read on to find out.

How to Get More Engineers in XCOM 2

How to Get More Engineers in XCOM 2

There are 4 ways for you to get more engineers, or at least their functions. You can get them through mission rewards, recruit them at your HQ or the black market, use Gremlins instead, or get them from certain scan events. Let’s discuss each of these options.

Missions and Covert Actions

The main way to get engineers in XCOM 2 will be as a reward for missions. Pay attention to what type of reward you will get for each mission before committing to it. If you are hesitating between that extra engineer and another reward, don’t worry. There are other ways to get them, this is just the most common one.

If you are playing the War of the Chosen DLC, you can also get more engineers as a reward for some Covert Actions.

Recruit them from your HQ or The Black Market

From time to time, you’ll get a message telling you that there are new recruits available at your HQ. You need to move your base back there on the map and check the fist icon to see if there are any engineers available.

Also, the black market will sometimes have engineers for you to recruit available by paying supply. The cost can be a little steep at times, so whether you go for this option will depend on how desperate you are.

Staff Workshops for Gremlins

This technically isn’t a way to get another engineer, but for all intents and purposes works like one. If you staff an engineer in a workshop you will get two Gremlins to use.

Gremlins work exactly as engineers but can only be staffed to facilities that are adjacent to the workshop. So, by building facilities where you want to staff engineers next to a workshop, you can just staff an engineer there instead and use the Gremlins for the other facilities.

Rumors from the Resistance

There are two rumors, or scan events, that can give you an additional Engineer. These are the Stockade and Landmark events.

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Terraria: How to Get Hand of Creation Accessory in 1.4.4

The Hand of Creation is a useful item that lets you mine, build and harvest faster in the game.

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It looks like the game developers of Terraria have listened to all our requests on this one. The latest Labor of Love Content in Terraria 1.4.4 allows players to mine 25% faster, increase building speed, expand the radius for us to pick up harvested materials and even give us an extra reach for us to pick up things.

That’s the Hand of Creation for you. A handy tool (pardon the pun) and must-have equipment especially for players who enjoy the creative side of Terraria.

Like in real life, however, obtaining something as good as this item will require you a bit of effort. Never fear though, we’ve got you covered as we guide you on how to get the Hand of Creation in Terraria 1.4.4.

How to get the Hand of Creation Accessory in Terraria 1.4.4

There are 2 sets of materials you need to collect in order for you to Craft the Hand of Creation. Four of these items are being sold by the Travelling Merchant and the next set of items can be found in Chests across the map areas.

To keep things simple, we will first start with the first set of materials that can be purchased at the Travelling Merchant.

These are the Brick Layer, portable cement mixer, extended grip and paint Sprayer. Each item has a specific use when used individually.

Combine the four items to create the Architect’s Gizmo

Crafting these four items will give you the Architects Gizmo which is a single item that does all three items combined.

Search for the next set of items on the map

By now, you already have the Architect’s Gizmo which is a handy tool in itself. What we are going to do next is to upgrade that gadget further into the Hand of Creation. To do this, you will have to look for three more items.

These items are the ancient chisel, treasure magnet and stepping stool. The ancient chisel is dropped randomly at underground desert Chests, the treasure magnet can be found on shadow Chests or lock boxes while the step stool can be found on surface Chests or can be purchased from the Skeleton Merchant.

Combine these items to create the Hand of Creation

Once you have the next set of items, combine them on your workbench to get the Hand of Creation accessory. This accessory is a combination of seven different accessories with seven specific moves or boosts to make your exploration and building a lot more efficient and less of a hassle.

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