Hyperwave Beacon

Hyperwave Beacon is an alien artifact in XCOM: Enemy Unknown.

In-Game DescriptionEdit

Gray MarketEdit

This beacon was carefully guarded within the alien base, implying its importance to their invasion. We must work to uncover its purpose...

Gray Market description

Research ReportEdit

Our testing has revealed a pattern of signals being transmitted at a wavelength never before associated with any form of communications or electronic transmissions.  [...]  As far-fetched as it may seem, several members of the research team have theorized that this device may be capable of transmitting and receiving signals beyond our own dimension.

Dr. Vahlen, research report extract


Only one Hyperwave Beacon can be found, located at the Alien Base during the assault mission.

Gray Market ValueEdit

This artifact cannot be sold.


Research Projects XCOM Facilities
Hyperwave Communication 1 Hyperwave Relay 1