Prerequisite Alien Biotech
Required Resources 1 Sectoid Corpse
Time Needed
Research Unlocked Psionics
Items Unlocked Mindshield

The Sectoid Autopsy is a research project in XCOM 2.

In-Game DescriptionEdit


Although the Sectoids have changed substantially since the invasion, their ability to manipulate Psionic energy has clearly not been diminished in the process. With a complete study of this new specimen, we may be able to develop the Psionic capabilities of our own troops.

Autopsy CommentaryEdit

Though I was never witness to one myself, countless observers attest to the existence of a much smaller, less intimidating variant of the Sectoid that took part in the original invasion. In the time since, this new being, the product of clear genetic manipulation, is now a familiar face to our forces operating in the field.

Project ReportEdit

Codename: Kecksburg

Preliminary autopsy exam conducted by Dr. Richard Tygan, acting science officer. Although my direct surgical experience is limited, the aliens' genetic manipulation of the species is previously cataloged as a Sectoid provides a certain familiarity in relation to human anatomy. While the earliest documented accounts of Sectoids on earth indicated examples no larger than one meter in height, the specimens we encounter today are all nearly twice that size. Knowing full well that the aliens continue their efforts to integrate human and alien DNA, my findings here only reinforce the notion of a continuous development process. This larger Sectoid variant has an even greater proportion of human genetic material, selectively combined with the intention of improving the otherwise limited physical capabilities of the original. With enhanced Psionic capabilities and greater overall strength, I'd say they've succeeded. R.Tygan


  • 6/6/6/10 corpses are needed for instant research.

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