Where Are XCOM 2 Game Saves and Mods Folders?

Save Game Location, Mods Folder

Popular among players with a 9/10 review score on Steam, GameSpot and Push Square, XCOM 2 is definitely not one to be missed if you are into Tactical Strategy video games. Players have described it as being one of their top RPG games with excellent graphics and animations.

XCOM 2, which is second in the series following the success relaunch of XCOM in 2012, was released on 5th February 2016. The game begins on the assumption that you lost your battle against the aliens in the original XCOM, with the world now being held under control of the aliens and their leader ‘the advent’. It is the player’s role, as one of a few select soldiers, to defeat the aliens and expel them from Earth once and for all.

The game can be played in both Single-player and Multiplayer modes and is available on the following platforms: PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Macintosh operating systems, Microsoft Windows and Linux.

Save Game Location

If you're an avid player of XCOM 2 and want to know where your game saves are located on your hard drive to back them up, delete them, or use them for some other purpose, you're in the right place. Find out where your XCOM 2 game saves are located for your operating system below.


If you're playing XCOM 2 on Windows, your save files will be in the following folder:

%UserProfile%\Documents\my games\XCOM2\XComGame\SaveData

To swiftly open up this path in File Explorer, just:

  1. Press WINDOWS + R on your keyboard at the same time to open a Run window
  2. Paste the path into the text field
  3. Click OK and a new File Explorer window will open in your XCOM 2 saves folder!


If you're playing XCOM 2 on a Mac, your game saves will be in this folder:

~/Library/Application Support/Feral Interactive/XCOM2/VFS/Local/my games/XCOM2/XComGame/SaveData

To jump to that path:

  1. Open up a Finder window
  2. Hit COMMAND + SHIFT + G on your keyboard (whilst having the Finder window active)
  3. Paste the path into the text field and hit Go

If the path doesn't exist, go to the following path: ~/Library/Application Support/Feral Interactive. Then, from there, navigate through the directories that seem similar to the path above (e.g. if you're running a special edition of XCOM 2, XCOM2 might not be the name of the folder inside Feral Interactive.


For linux-based operating systems, XCOM 2 game save files are in the following folder:

~/.local/share/feral-interactive/XCOM2/VFS/Local/my games/XCOM2/XComGame/SaveData

Mods Folder

To locate your mods folder, first go to your Steam Library folder. This is usually:

Windows: C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam Mac: ~/Library/Application Support/Steam Linux: ~/.steam/steam

If it's not at any of those paths, follow see how to find your Steam library.

Once you've located your Steam library, go into the following folders:

steamapps > workshop > content > 268500

Each of your mods will be in a folder within the 268500. The folder name for each of your mods will be a bunch of numbers that are also found in its workshop URL. For example, 872398472 is the ID here: