I just finished my first WotC game, and there's an interesting anomaly in the ending stats: "3 soldiers killed". I do not remember ever losing a soldier in this game, but it says I lost 3. The world average is apparently 8, which is odd given that I'm on Veteran difficulty.
- It's counting the bonus soldiers left at the end of missions. Possible, but I know that I've never lost any of these either. And I've gotten more than 3 of these.
- It's counting the Resistance soldiers in retaliation strikes. 3 sounds like a good number for how many of those were killed throughout my campaign.
So what events are counted by the "soldiers killed" stat, other than an XCOM soldier dying?