XCOM 2: War of the Chosen screenshot of The Lost enemies

XCOM 2's War of the Chosen expansion is planning to greatly improve upon the original, while also adding a bunch of new storylines to explore, factions to befriend, and enemies to miss despite having a 99% hit chance. Out of all these new enemies the zombie-like hordes of The Lost might not be the most powerful, but they are by far the most numerous, which means that if you ever let your guard down you might just find yourself quickly overrun.

If you're wondering what exactly The Lost hordes look like in motion, and more importantly, what sort of role they'll fill in the War of the Chosen expansion, you'll find your answers in the recently posted teaser video. Have a gander:

While The Lost seem to be nothing more than the generic zombie we've seen time and time again, I actually like how they're implemented here. Individually they are incredibly weak and a trained soldier can easily mow through an entire horde, but their numbers are nearly endless which makes such a prospect almost entirely pointless. More interesting than that, however, is the simple fact that they harbor no allegiances and like to swarm any source of loud noise. Not only does this add some interesting restrictions to your arsenal, but it also gives you the option to pit your enemies against each other by creating a bunch of noise and then running away! Its nothing revolutionary, but it is a pretty fun mechanic.

XCOM 2: War of the Chosen will be coming to PC and consoles on August 29th, 2017. If you would like to learn more about The Lost and their lore I would suggest heading over to the most recent blog post. If you're more interested in War of the Chosen itself, however, you can find out more on Steam.

XCOM 2: War of the Chosen screenshot of The Lost enemies on fire

XCOM 2: War of the Chosen screenshot of The Lost attacking the player