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I am drawing out attacking Advent "black sites" as long as possible to extend my preparation window for my troops.

Does the very first, game provided black site operation (designated by a gold-ish colored factory icon) reset the Advent countdown timer? Or does assaulting only the red designated facilities do this?

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Yes, the Advent Blacksite mission reduces the Avatar-progress by 2 pips (Legend difficulty) and will stop the timer, if it's already running.

Other facilities will reduce the progress by the number of pips shown below the facility on the Geoscape.

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It's was one pip on Veteran. – vartec Mar 1 at 1:48

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