It’s been a complaint since early access. Soldiers would rather aim at the wall they’re taking cover behind than step to the side and aim at the enemy behind that wall.
Also, why do the enemy animations still play during the firing animation? I just had a 100% chance to hit shot miss because an alien ducked out the way during the shooting animation. (By 100% chance to hit, I mean both circles were fully encompassed by the alien’s body so that event the most stray shots would hit.)
These are very basic issues that affect the core gameplay. It’s not fun coming up with a strategy, moving your guys into place and then realising that actually they can’t shoot past their cover, so they can’t hit the enemy they need to hit and your whole plan is ruined.
That or soldiers lean out the wrong way, to the right or left when you want them to lean to the left or right.
Seriously, get this fixed… You’ve already had a year or so since the game released. Just add a button or slider that allows you to manually lean your soldier out of cover.