Does the envoy warforged (from UA: Eberron Races) get a +1 to Con and +1 to two other ability scores (e.g. Dex and Wis)?
Or only +1 to two ability scores total (e.g. Dex and Wis, or Dex and Con)?
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The version of the warforged from UA: Eberron Races has the following traits, among others:
Your warforged character has the following traits.
Ability Score Increase. Your Constitution score increases by 1.
Subrace. As a warforged, your body was designed for a specific purpose. Choose one of these subraces: envoy, juggernaut, or skirmisher.
The envoy subrace gains the following additional trait, among others:
Ability Score Increase. Two different ability scores of your choice each increase by 1.
Per the description of subraces in Chapter 2 of the basic rules/PHB:
Some races have subraces. Members of a subrace have the traits of the parent race in addition to the traits specified for their subrace. [...]
Therefore, a UA envoy warforged character gains the +1 to Con score from their base race, but also gains the +1 to two different ability scores of the player's choice.
Note that the two different ability scores from the envoy subrace's Ability Score Increase trait only need to be different from one another; nothing prevents you from choosing Con again as one of these two ability scores for the subrace (so you could have +2 to Con and +1 to another ability score if you wanted).
Note that the final published version of the warforged race, as it appears in Eberron: Rising from the Last War and the final version of Wayfinder's Guide to Eberron, has no subraces; its Ability Score Increase trait is worded such that there is no confusion on this subject.
From the rules for subraces:
Some races have subraces. Members of a subrace have the traits of the parent race in addition to the traits specified for their subrace.
So you would get the +1 Con from being a warforged (parent race) and the +1 to two other ability scores from being an envoy (sub race).