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A soldier fires rocket or throws a grenade not directly at aliens, but at car they are using for cover. Will it still count towards this soldier's kills?

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Good question. I assumed they counted, but I never actually checked... now you've got me wondering! – Jon Quarfoth Oct 15 '12 at 14:00
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I'm almost certain that they do. One of my soldiers just got promoted for a kill made by an exploding car that she put on fire by missing. If they get XP for the kill, it stands to reason that they also get the credit.

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I'd think it's the reverse, actually. They get credit for the kill, so they get XP. – Raven Dreamer Oct 15 '12 at 15:06

You don't get kills for:

  • grenades
  • rocket attacks
  • exploding cars
  • debris falling on aliens
  • aliens catching on fire or poisoning themselves.
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