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Say that I have a soldier who is dying, and I get the message saying that I have three turns to stabilize them or they die.

If I finish the mission before then, do they live? If I don't have any medpacs handy, is it worth trying to rush to finish the mission in the hopes that they'll fight another day?

  • I haven't played the original in a while, but IIRC the answer is "yes, they live" – BlueRaja - Danny Pflughoeft Apr 9 '18 at 0:42
  • @BlueRaja-DannyPflughoeft Do you want to turn that into an answer? – Thunderforge Apr 9 '18 at 0:47
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Yes, they'll survive.

If you're sure you're on the final group of aliens, finishing the mission early is a valid tactic for saving them. Trying to rush the mission is also a great way to get more soldiers killed of course, so bear that in mind.

  • Is this still the case if XCOM evacs at the end of the mission? – Roijan Eskor Apr 9 '18 at 13:41
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    @RoijanEskor Yes, it should be. If the mission ends by any means other than all XCOM agents dying then the still-bleeding wounded should live. Note that I'm pretty sure this was done differently in XCOM 2. – Steve-O Apr 9 '18 at 13:48
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    @Steve-O Ok. In XCOM 2, if you leave a bleeding -out soldier in the field when you evac, he will be MIA. – Roijan Eskor Apr 9 '18 at 16:10
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    @RoijanEskor Though this only applies to evac. If you end the mission by killing all enemies, they're fine. – Studoku Apr 9 '18 at 17:24

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