What bonuses do I get when I flank an enemy? What bonuses does the enemy get when he flanks me? Are they the same?

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Flanking negates cover, including "full cover", so it will confer a 20% (partial) or 40% (full) difference in hit chance when there is cover. It confers a higher critical chance - 50% base chance, regardless of whether there is cover or not. It applies both ways (you flanking bad guys, bad guys flanking you).

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    That applies to both the player and the enemy (per question)? Oct 12, 2012 at 0:29
  • @james Jiao whoops, forgot to comment on that. Updated.
    – peacedog
    Oct 12, 2012 at 0:40
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    When you flank an enemy with soldier A, does your soldier B also receive a bonus even though they are not personally flanking? I ask because I believe high ground works this way? Oct 12, 2012 at 15:27
  • @Andrew Moylan High Ground just provides a bonus to hit. Flanking is relative for each potential shooter. See here: gaming.stackexchange.com/questions/87557/…
    – peacedog
    Oct 12, 2012 at 15:49

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