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When a unit sees an alien, an alien icon appears on the bottom right corner of the screen. When the mother hovers over it a percentage appears. The percentage is sometimes different from the chance to hit (like in the picture). What does that percentage represents?

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I'm fairly certain the incorrect values in the lower right are a bug/defect in the game. Occasionally I've witnessed multiple alien targets all showing as 1%, despite being in the open with no cover. I have not conducted extensive testing to confirm, but I believe the values that appear when targeting the creature (top center in the image) are correct.

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Considering all the bugs, I think so too if it does say 1% all the time. –  Shykin Oct 12 '12 at 16:58
    
Certain Heavies of mine always display 1% regardless of the situation. They still hit things though. –  Jack B Nimble Oct 12 '12 at 17:34
    
Huh. This happens to me most of the time, and not only with 1%, but with all kinds of weird percentages. It's more often wrong than right. I have to cycle through all the enemies just to find the best shot, since the icon percentages seem completely random. It was the most glaring and persistent bug I encountered throughout the game. And that's with a fully up-to-date steam version more than two months after release. –  Allon Guralnek Dec 14 '12 at 23:13
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