If one of the aliens, e.g. a sectoid, drops an item when it is killed but I complete the mission before picking it up - do I still get whatever the item is? Or is it lost forever?

You do seem to collect some stuff after a mission, but I haven't been able to see if that includes drop items like weapon mods etc.


Yes you will. Any items dropped upon mission success is immediately picked up. I've gotten dropped items that turned out to be weapon mods despite not picking them up.

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    Tested and confirmed this.
    – Sterno
    Feb 5 '16 at 19:56
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    It's also one of the loading tips.
    – Kexlox
    Feb 5 '16 at 20:25
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    The loading tip also states you won't get it for an evacuation.
    – Sterno
    Feb 6 '16 at 0:03

Yes, it is stated as one of the loading tips:

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