XCOM 2‘s tech tree is as sophisticated as the one in XCOM: Enemy Unknown and XCOM: Enemy Within. It’s similar, but don’t bank on mastering XCOM 2‘s tech trees based on your knowledge of the previous games.
You’ll acquire new technology through the installation of new facilities and researching your acquisition and salvage of items and aliens.
A fan of the game, u/menhirmike on reddit, has put together a detailed tech tree of all the technology you can research, acquire, and build for your squad’s use. It also includes the missions some research lines will unlock and everything else they may offer. The only thing he hasn’t listed, at least in this version of the tech tree, are perks you can research at the Guerrilla Training School.
Main quest items are all listed, though they’re free-floating as the triggers for these missions are often random and therefore difficult to predict.
Be sure to click on the image below for the full tech tree.
For more of XCOM 2, be sure to check out our XCOM 2 .ini Modifications & Cheats Guide. You’ll be able to modify the damage, difficulty, and just about every other element of the game to make it easier or more difficult. If you’re a modder, you should take a look at that anyway as it’ll give you an idea of every aspect you can modify in the game. You could even make your own Puppy Gun.
XCOM 2 is currently available as a PC-exclusive title on Steam. There’s no word on when it’s headed to consoles, if ever.