XCOM: Enemy Within

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

Highly missable

Before you attempt this, it's advisable that you save first. Proceed with awarding a soldier with high will (preferably 80+) 1 medal of each kind, then test the soldier for Psi abilites. The next step is to equip the soldier with Psi Armor, and lastly designate him or her as The Volunteer.

There are 5 types of medals - each type only being available in small numbers.

The medals are:

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

Awarding a medal is a permanent action, thus the absolutely safest way is to save 1 medal of each type until attempting this. 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 once more; the Star of Terra being the sole exception.

The Iron Will option, which is strongly recommended, is purchasable from the Officer Training School and helps tremendously to boost the Will when a soldier is promoted - thus the earlier it's purchased, the better.

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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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