XCOM: Chimera Squad – How to Get Rid of Scars

Get your agents back in tip-top shape.

by Diego Perez

XCOM: Chimera Squad might not feature permadeath like past games in the series, but agents can receive debilitating scars if they go down during a firefight. Even if an agent is stabilized after being downed, they still have a chance to receive a scar that hinders one of their stats. Not every scar is a huge threat to an agent’s performance, but some can affect incredibly important stats like accuracy. Thankfully, these scars are not permanent and can be removed with the right procedures. You won’t have to wait too long for your agents to return to normal, but they will be out of the fight for some time if you want them to properly heal.

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How to Remove Scars in XCOM: Chimera Squad

To remove an agent’s scar in XCOM: Chimera Squad, you must place them in Training. Depending on the scar, the appropriate training regiment will have a different name, but the description will tell you if it will remove it. The Sluggish scar, for example, requires a Training regimen called Heightened Reflexes. You won’t have to worry about picking the wrong Training exercise, however, because the game will only show you the one you need. Each scar takes two in-game days to heal once, so that agent will be unavailable for missions and other tasks for a while. Just because an agent has a scar doesn’t mean you absolutely have to treat it immediately. If you really need to take your favorite agent on a mission, it might be okay to take them even if they have a scar. A scar that affects mobility is much more manageable out in the field than one that affects aim, for example. Deciding when to place agents in Training to heal scars is just another choice you’ll have to make in XCOM: Chimera Squad.

- This article was updated on April 28th, 2020

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Currently serving as an Associate Editor at Attack of the Fanboy, Diego Perez has been writing about video games since 2018, specializing in live service games like Destiny and Final Fantasy XIV. His work is featured at publications like Game Rant and The Outerhaven, but Attack of the Fanboy is home to his best work. When he's not editing or writing guides, he's yelling about Ape Escape or grinding Lost Sectors in Destiny. Plus, he has a Bachelor of Science in Telecommunication Media Studies for Texas A&M University.