is a Resource
in XCOM 2
Intel is a secondary resource that you spend to expand to new regions, but it’s also spent at the Black Market
to buy various Items
. It can be spent to gain valuable information about your enemies and open up more options on the world map as well as reveal hidden Dark Events
. It can be earned as rewards for completing certain Missions
and for scanning (resting) at Resistance HQ
, and as it is a valuable commodity it is wise to be cautious with how you spend it.