XCOM: Enemy Within

XCOM: Enemy Within Trophies
Guardian of Earth
Designate a highly decorated soldier as the Volunteer

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In short, you need to award a soldier 1 medal of each kind, before attempting to test for Psi-Abilities. Once accomplished, proceed with the testing, equip the Psi Armor and designate the soldier as the Volunteer.

There are 5 types of medals, each type available in small numbers, which you in turn need to reward a soldier one of each kind.

The medals are:

  • Urban Combat Badge (4)
  • Defender's Medal (3)
  • International Service Cross (2)
  • Council Medal of Honor (2)
  • Star of Terra (1)

Once a medal is awarded the action cannot be undone, thus the absolutely safest way is to save 1 medal of each type until you have tested 1 of your soldiers positive for Psi-Abilities.

Take note that medals can be made available once more, however that includes having the soldier in question killed as well as fulfilling the specific prerequisite; the Star of Terra being the sole exception. Also, any soldier with a high enough Will, about 80+, is practically guaranteed to have Psi-Abilities. The Iron Will option purchasable from the Officer Training School also help tremendously to boost the Will when a soldier is promoted.

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User Comments
 Comment #1 by Kyoto
Thursday, November 21, 2013 @ 04:27:26 AM

Be careful with this 1. Only 1 base defense medal is given out so be sure not to give it away to early.

Keep 1 of each medal back without giving to a soldier.

Find a suitable troop with psi abilities (volunteer)

Complete the game making sure your volunteer has all 5 medals and that's it.

 Comment #2 by AUSPUFF
Friday, November 29, 2013 @ 02:55:05 AM

Good info from Kyoto, to add some more insight about how to get all the medals - have a look here

 Comment #3 by Reign420
Saturday, January 11, 2014 @ 12:33:11 AM

Guardian Of Earth - Complete Video Guide Here!

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Game Info
Firaxis Games
2K Games


US November 12, 2013
Europe November 15, 2013

Resolution: 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p
Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1
Players: 1
Online Players : 2
ESRB: Mature
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