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CLOSED  Bug report #4896  -  Hit chance shows for unseen aliens
Posted Mar 02, 2013 - updated Mar 12, 2013
icon_info.png This issue has been closed with status "Closed" and resolution "RESOLVED".
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    5. Important
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    icon_milestones.png 2.5
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  • Architecture
    icon_customdatatype.png x86
Issue description
If I am able to see an alien, then throw smoke which hides the alien from all of my soldiers, I can still get the location by selecting a firemode. When the crosshair goes over the tile with the alien, it will show the hit chance.

I haven't been able to test to find out if this happens with aliens that have never been seen or not seen this turn (it's not easy to locate them, of course), so I don't know if this is a problem with the visibility update from smoke or if this is a general issue that occurs with any unseen aliens.
Steps to reproduce this issue
1. Start skirmish on a map with easy visibility like +forest small.

2. Spot an alien, then turn all of your soldiers to face away from it.

3. Take one soldier and have him throw a smoke grenade between him and the alien.

4. The alien will disappear, but you can then choose a firemode and when you target that tile the hit chance will appear.