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Shadow of Chernobyl Strategy Guide Copyright: ilikemuffins000 2007 E-mail: girwehoohoo05@hotmail.com If you have any questions about this guide please e-mail me and I'll be happy to answer them. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Table of Contents 1. Introduction.........................................................[INTRO] 2. Copyright and Legal Stuff............................................[CO&LS] 3. Version History......................................................[VERSH] 4. Controls.............................................................[CONTR] 5. Contacts.............................................................[CONTA] 6. Weapons..............................................................[WEAPO] 6.1 Handguns...........................................................[HANGU] 6.2 Shotguns...........................................................[SHOGU] 6.3 Assault Rifles.....................................................[ASRIF] 6.4 Big Rifles/Sniper Rifles...........................................[BR/SR] 6.5 Heavy Guns.........................................................[HEAGU] 6.6 Grenades...........................................................[GRENA] 7. Items................................................................[ITEMS] 7.1 Medicines and Food.................................................[MEDFO] 7.2 Artifacts..........................................................[ARTIF] 7.3 Suits/Armor........................................................[SU/AR] 8. Enemies..............................................................[ENEMY] 8.1 Stalkers...........................................................[STALK] 8.2 Military...........................................................[ARMYS] 8.3 Mutants............................................................[MUTAN] 9. Walkthrough..........................................................[WALKT] 9.01 Cordon............................................................[CORD1] 9.02 Cordon 2..........................................................[CORD2] 9.03 Garbage Area......................................................[GARBA] 9.04 Agroprom Research Institute.......................................[AGRRI] 9.05 The Bar...........................................................[THBAR] 9.06 The Dark Valley...................................................[DARVA] 9.07 Lab X18...........................................................[LAB18] 9.08 Cordon 3..........................................................[CORD3] 9.09 Wild Territory....................................................[WILTE] 9.10 Yantar............................................................[YANTA] 9.11 Lab X16...........................................................[LAB16] 9.12 Army Warehouses...................................................[ARMYW] 9.13 Red Forest........................................................[REDFO] 9.14 Pripyat...........................................................[PRIPY] 9.15 Chernobyl NPP.....................................................[CHNPP] 10. Jobs................................................................[JOBSS] 10.1 Cordon............................................................[CORDO] 10.2 Bar...............................................................[BARRR] 10.3 Yantar............................................................[YANAR] 10.4 Army Warehouses...................................................[ARMWA] 11. Donations...........................................................[DONAT] 12. Closing.............................................................[CLOSE] ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Introduction [INTRO] ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hello again! This is my second FAQ/Walkthrough, my first being for The Godfather. Now I know you all are eager to get to the Walkthrough, but be calm, stay patient, and don't fall asleep during the...dun dun dun! Legal crap! You knew it was coming! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2. Copyright and Legal Stuff [CO&LS] ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The only websites that have permission to publish this guide are: www.gamefaqs.com www.gamespot.com www.neoseeker.com www.supercheats.com www.honestgamers.com www.actiontrip.com If you see this guide on any other site than the ones listed above please contact me at my e-mail listed at the beginning of the guide. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 3. Version History [VERSH] ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.0 04/13/07 Started the guide. Made T.O.C. 1.1 04/14/07 Went all the way to the Assault Rifle section of Weapons. 1.2 04/15/07 Finished Weapons and went through entire enemy list. Started on the FAQ. 1.3 04/16/07 Did some work on Cordon and did some jobs in Cordon. 1.4 04/17/07 Cleared up some Cordon stuff and did some Jobs. 1.5 04/19/07 Finished Cordon jobs and finished Cordon 2. 1.6 04/21/07 Got into the Garbage area but didn't finish it. 1.7 04/22/07 Finished Garbage area and did entire Bar area. 1.8 04/24/07 Put it another CO&LS website. 1.9 04/26/07 Finished Garbage jobs. 2.0 04/28/07 Went from Dark Valley all the way through to the end of Cordon 3. 2.1 05/04/07 Added a website to CO&LS. 2.2 06/17/07 "Re-started" on the Wild Territory. 2.3 10/27/07 Finished Side Jobs and did FAQ until Red Forest. Final 11/03/07 Finished the guide! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 4. Controls [CONT] ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- These are the default controls for the game. You can access them in the main menu. Basic Movement W - Forward S - Back A - Strafe Left D - Strafe Right Space - Jump CTRL - Crouch CTRL + SHIFT - Low Crouch X - Sprint Q - Lean Left E - Lean Right Weapons 1 - Weapon 1 2 - Weapon 2 3 - Weapon 3 4 - Weapon 4 5 - Weapon 5 6 - Weapon 6 Y - Change Ammo Type Mouse1 - Fire Mouse2 - Zoom R - Reload G - Grenade Launcher 0 - Next Firing Mode 9 - Previous Firing Mode Inventory I - Inventory P - Active Tasks in PDA M - PDA Map H - PDA Contacts L - Flashlight N - Nightvision ] - Quick Bandage [ - Quick Medkit G - Drop General Pause - Pause F - Use F12 - Screenshot ESC - Exit ~ - Console ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 5. Contacts [CONTA] ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This section of the guide explains the major contacts you will encounter in the game; people who give the most missions and side quests. SIDOROVICH Also known as "The Trader", Sidorovich is your first contact in the game. Sidorovich claims to have found and rescued you from the wreckage of a truck last seen leaving the center of the Zone, when really another nameless stalker was responsible (as seen in the first cutscene). Sidorovich has been a kind trader most of his life. In school, he probably bartered for pencils and erasers with other kids. In his teens, he sold drugs and weapons. After the second Chernobyl incident and the rise of the Zone, Sidorovich settle in a bunker on the outskirts of the area and began to barter with stalkers for artifacts and weapons. He is extremely frugal and drives a hard bargain, and he does not pay very well for special missions and jobs. BARKEEP Barkeep operates the 100 Rads Bar in the Bar area of the Zone, which is under the control of the Duty Faction. Barkeep keeps his nose clean and operates on behalf of Duty on many occasions, which enables him to provide large sums for completion of special missions in Duty's best interest. He also pays well for the completion of side jobs that have nothing to do with Duty. Barkeep is a jovial and all-around friendly guy. Just don't get drunk and act crazy in his bar! ARNIE Arnie operates the Arena, just across the street from the 100 Rads Bar in the Bar area controlled by Duty. Arnie pits stalkers against one another for large sums of money. He bankrolls fights by placing side bets against the odds. So even if you make a huge wad of cash from a fight in the Arena, Arnie makes even more! Lousy son of a...... Doctor Sakharov Doctor Sakharov is a scientist who runs the mobile lab operating in the Yantar region. He and his group have long sought to study psi-emissions anomaly preventing entrance to Lab X16, located somewhere in Yantar. But as more stalkers and military personnel fail prey to the psi-emitter and become zombies, research becomes more dangerous and difficult. Sakharov is counting on you to infiltrate Lab X16 and shut down the psi-emitter, so that the area can finally be studied and researched as Sakharov sees fit. After you successfully shut down the psi-emitter, Sakharov becomes a full-fledged trader and offers a variety of useful equipment. He also begins to offer side jobs to help you make extra money. GENERAL VORONIN General Voronin is the leader of Duty, and his base of operations is in the Bar area. Speak to Sergeant Kitsenko near the Bar entrance and ask him to tell you where Duty's base is: he marks the location of you PDA map. General Voronin is a strict ad intolerant man with little time to waste. Duty's current mission is to protect the world from the Zone by limiting outsiders' access and preventing trading of artifacts found in the Zone with the outside world (possible spreading radioactivity and the end of man-kind as we know it). Currently, Duty is engaged in attempting to defeat and eradicate Freedom, the opposing faction, which feels that the world should have free access to the Zone and its many wonders. General Voronin cannot be spoken to unless you obtain Professor Kruglov's flash drive and give it to the Barkeep. Barkeep then puts in a good word for you with Duty, which allows you to visit with General Voronin for the first time late in the game. General Voronin offers several special missions and side jobs that aim to take a stab at Freedom, located mostly in the Army Warehouses region. LUKASH Lukash is the leader of Freedom, the faction that fights for the right of free access to the Zone for the entire world. The Freedom faction is hole up at the old army base in the Army Warehouses region. Whether or not you can strike a deal with Lukash depends all on timing. Only if you go directly to Lukash and offer to help eradicate the Duty faction squads in the region will Lukash trust you enough to send you on special missions and side jobs. Otherwise, Lukash might not show much interest. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 6. Weapons [WEAPO] ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- In this section is a list of MOST of the weapons in the game. Of course, there are modified versions of different weapons on this list in the game but I didn't bother to put them on. They usually don't differ much from the originals and can be sold for the same price. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 6.1 Handguns [HANGU] ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Black Kite Value: 2,500 RU Accuracy: 2.5 Handling: 10.0 Damage: 14.0 Rate of Fire: 3.0 Magazine: 8 Ammo: standard .45 ACP, improved .45 ACP Hydro-Shock The Black Kite is a real gun for real heroes. It is big, heavy, and very destructible. It is not very popular in the Zone thanks to its price and size. Fort-12Mk2 Value: 350 RU Accuracy: 5.5 Handling: 18.0 Damage: 4.5 Rate of Fire: 3.0 Magazine: 12 Ammo: standard 9x18mm, improved 9x18mm +P+ A police pistol of Ukrainian production, the Fort-12Mk2 replaced the PMm. In comparison with other pistols it has improved accuracy, better ergonomics, and a larger magazine but it is less reliable. Kora 919 Value: 1,100 RU Accuracy: 4.5 Handling: 16.5 Damage: 9.9 Rate of Fire: 2.9 Magazine: 7 Ammo: standard .45ACP, improved .45 ACP Hydro-Shock A nice gun that was present in all the conflicts of the 20th century, the Kora- 919 entered a new century with confidence. Its small magazine is partially compensated for by the use of a high-powered round. Noiseless Pistol (PB1s) Value: 300 RU Accuracy: 3.9 Handling: 16.5 Damage: 3.5 Rate of Fire: 2.5 Magazine: 8 Ammo: standard 9x18mm, improved 9x18mm +P+ A pistol with an integrated silencer, this was used by the Soviet special forces. The noiseless pistol is now outdated but, in the right hands, can be quite deadly. PMm Value: 280 RU Accuracy: 2.0 Handling: 17.9 Damage: 1.0 Rate of Fire: 2.5 Magazine: 8 Ammo: standard 9x18mm, improved 9x18 mm +P+ The most widespread pistol in the Zone, the PMm is a legacy of the Soviet era. It is relatively reliable and cheap, but it has low magazine capacity, low power, and an unsatisfactory grouping of shots. It is the main weapon of a beginning stalker. SIP-t M200 Value: 1,200 RU Accuracy: 6.5 Handling: 17.5 Damage: 8.0 Rate of Fire: 3.0 Magazine: 7 Ammo: standard .45ACP, improved .45 ACP Hydro-Shock The SIP-t M200 is a model developed back in 1975 but still popular all around the world. Its magazine is low capacity, but its mechanism is absolutely reliable. Its second advantage is the use of the high-powered Kora round. UDP Compact Value: 1,500 RU Accuracy: 5.5 Handling: 18.0 Damage: 8.5 Rate of Fire: 3.0 Magazine: 8 Ammo: standard .45ACP, improved .45 ACP Hydro-Shock This is a reliable weapon. As a quality compact close-range weapon, it is very popular among the Zone veterans. Walker P9m Value: 800 RU Accuracy: 5.1 Handling: 18.0 Damage: 6.0 Rate of Fire: 3.0 Magazine: 16 Ammo: standard 9x19mm FMJ, improved 9x19mm PB1s An excellent German pistol, the Walker P9m is highly reliable with a high- capacity magazine and good fire accuracy especially in the case of the model designed for the 9mm FMJ round. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 6.2 Shotguns [SHOGU] ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Chaser 13 Value: 2150 RU Accuracy: 2.5 Handling: 5.0 Damage: 12.5 Rate of Fire: 1.0 Magazine: 6 Ammo: 12x70 shot, 12x76 slug, 12x76 dart A smoothbore pump-action rifle made for use in the most hostile environments, the Chaser 13 is very reliable. All its details are covered with anticorrosive coating. Sawn-Off Dbl-Barrel (BM 17) Value: 400 RU Accuracy: 2.1 Handling: 14.9 Damage: 14.5 Rate of Fire: 5.1 Magazine: 2 Ammo: 12x70 shot, 12x76 slug, 12x76 dart This sawn-off BM 17 rifle is lighter and more compact than the original two- barrel rifle, but it is effective only at close range. It is one of the weapons most commonly used by beginners. SPSA14 Value: 2000 RU Accuracy: 0.5 Handling: 1.9 Damage: 11.9 Rate of Fire: 1.9 Magazine: 8 Ammo: 12x70 shot, 12x76 slug, 12x76 dart The SPSA14 smoothbore rifle was developed in the late 1970s. This weapon is very reliable and flexibly used. It is, however, relatively big and expensive, and it mechanism is too complex. This is probably the best close-range gun in the Zone. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 6.3 Assault Rifles [ASRIF] ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Akm 74/2 Value: 2000 RU Accuracy: 7.5 Handling: 8.5 Damage: 9.5 Rate of Fire: 8.5 Magazine: 30 Ammo: standard 5.45x39mm, armor-piercing 5.45x39mm BP This is an assault rifle with a folding but, a 1974 model; it uses 5.45x39mm ammunition. It is a simple and reliable weapon, but the cheapness of its production affected its ergonomics and accuracy. In the Zone, it is the main weapon of the military stalkers and of many solo fighters. Akm 74/2U Value: 1000 RU Accuracy: 4.5 Handling: 14.5 Damage: 7.1 Rate of Fire: 12.5 Magazine: 30 Ammo: standard 5.45x39mm, armor-piercing 5.45x39mm BP The weight and size of the Akm 74/2U are similar to those of a submachine gun, but its operation mode and the ammunition it uses place it into the class of assault rifles. Its advantages are its small dimensions - very useful when fighting inside a building or in a thick forest - and relatively high piercing capabilities. Its main disadvantages are a limited accuracy range and quick overheating when firing bursts. FT 200M Value: 17000 RU Accuracy: 9.5 Handling: 13.0 Damage: 7.0 Rate of Fire: 18.0 Magazine: 30 Ammo: 5.56x45mm SS109m, armor piercing 5.56x45mm AP An assault rifle combined with a grenade launcher, the FT 200M is equipped with an electronic fire-control module and a 40mm grenade launcher. GP 37 Value: 18000 RU Accuracy: 9.5 Handling: 12.5 Damage: 5.0 Rate of Fire: 17.5 Magazine: 30 Ammo: 5.56x45mm SS109m, armor piercing 5.56x45mm AP A German assault rifle, the GP 37 is a first-grade specimen of modern weaponry: it is light, reliable, and ergonomic. IL 86 Value: 4000 RU Accuracy: 7.5 Handling: 5.5 Damage: 8.0 Rate of Fire: 9.9 Magazine: 30 Ammo: 5.56x45mm SS109m, armor piercing 5.56x45mm AP After the British army replaced this rifle with the German-made GP 37, it appeared in large quantities first on the black market, and then in the Zone. The IL 86's main advantages are a standard 4-x scope and the high accuracy of the first shot. In burst mode, its accuracy decreases greatly, and the main mechanisms of the rifle are not reliable enough. Obokan Value: 2500 RU Accuracy: 7.0 Handling: 7.5 Damage: 2.1 Rate of Fire: 8 Magazine: 30 Ammo: standard 5.45x39mm, armor-piercing 5.45x39mm BP The weapon of the elite troops in the Russian army, the Obokan was designed as a replacement for the outdated Akm 74/2. Not only the Obokan's internal mechanisms but also its receiver and its barrel are movable, which decreases the recoil and increases accuracy. SGI 5k Value: 6500 RU Accuracy: 9.0 Handling: 4.0 Damage: 4.9 Rate of Fire: 11.5 Magazine: 30 Ammo: 5.56x45mm SS109m, armor piercing 5.56x45mm AP A relatively new assault rifle for the 5.56x45mm SS109 round, this weapon is very popular because of its accuracy. TRs 301 Value: 5000 RU Accuracy: 9.9 Handling: 10.5 Damage: 4.0 Rate of Fire: 13.0 Magazine: 30 Ammo: 5.56x45mm SS109m, armor piercing 5.56x45mm AP The TRs 301 is a light rifle with an effective fire range of up to 300 meters. Owing to its exceptionally easy triggering, good ergonomics, and low weight, the weapon is highly accurate, though it is too sensitive to dirt and is not always suitable for use under difficult field conditions. Tunder S14 Value: 10000 RU Accuracy: 5.5 Handling: 14.9 Damage: 7.0 Rate of Fire: 13.0 Magazine: 20 Ammo: standard 9x39mm PAB-9, armor-piercing 9x39mm SP-6, sniper 9x39mm SP-5, VOG-25 and VOG-25R grenades for the grenade launcher An assault rifle combined with a grenade launcher, the Tunder S14 is a very good type of assault rifle for the Zone conditions: it is and reliable but universal and powerful. The Tunder S14 is one the favorite rifles of the military stalkers. VLA Special Assault Rifle Value: 9000 RU Accuracy: 8.5 Handling: 13.0 Damage: 7.0 Rate of Fire: 9.9 Magazine: 30 Ammo: standard 9x39mm PAB-9, armor-piercing 9x39mm SP-6, sniper 9x39mm SP-5 This weapon is based on the Vintar noiseless sniper rifle, but has a folding butt, can fire bursts, and has a larger magazine. It was originally designed for special forces operating in conditions demanding noiseless and flameless fire. Viper 5 Value: 1100 RU Accuracy: 4.5 Handling: 16 Damage: 75.0 Rate of Fire: 15.1 Magazine: 30 Ammo: standard 9x19mm FMJ, improved 9x19mm PB1s This is one of the best weapons in the submachine gun class. During the last decades of the 20th century it was adopted by the army and police special forces units in many countries. When it was gradually replaced with more up-to- date models, it appeared on the black market, then in the Zone. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 6.4 Big Rifles/Sniper Rifles [BR/SR] ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Guass Gun Value: 25000 RU Accuracy: 15.5 Handling: 10.0 Damage: 18.0 Rate of Fire: 0.1 Magazine: 10 Ammo: 2mm Gauss rounds A super-accurate weapon made by scientists in the Zone, the Gauss is almost noiseless, because instead of gunpowder it uses the artifact's energy for firing rather than steam gases. In spite of the Gauss gun's tremendous firepower, the recoil is insignificant. The accuracy and the killing power of this gun exceeds those of all other small arms. Sniper Rifle (SVDm 2) Value: 15000 RU Accuracy: 8.5 Handling: 0.0 Damage: 12.5 Rate of Fire: 1.5 Magazine: 10 Ammo: standard 7.62x54mm 7N1, armor-piercing 7.62x54mm BP, sniper 7.62x54mm 7N14 This rifle was widely used in all operations of the Soviet and Russian armies since 1960. It proved to be an exceptionally reliable weapon. In the Zone it is preferred by the experienced stalkers of the Duty faction who hunt mutants. SVUmk2 Value: 10000 RU Accuracy: 6.0 Handling: 0.5 Damage: 11.5 Rate of Fire: 2.5 Magazine: 10 Ammo: standard 7.62x54mm 7N1, armor-piercing 7.62x54mm BP, sniper 7.62x54mm 7N14 A more up-to-date version of the sniper rifle, the SVUmk2 is a compact bullup model. It is excellent for long trips in the Zone. Vintar BC Value: 12000 RU Accuracy: 12.5 Handling: 13.0 Damage: 8.5 Rate of Fire: 8.5 Magazine: 10 Ammo: standard 9x39mm PAB-9, armor-piercing 9x39mm SP-6, sniper 9x39mm SP-5 A special sniper rifle designed for noiseless and flameless sniper fire and equipped with an integrated silencer, the Vintar BC can pierce any bulletproof vest at a range of 400 meters. It is a weapon highly valued by stalkers of any level. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 6.5 Heavy Guns [HEAGU] ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Bulldog 6 Value: 12000 RU Accuracy: 1.0 Handling: 15.9 Damage: 10.5 Rate of Fire: 1.0 Magazine: 6 Ammo: VOG-25 grenades and VOG-25R grenades The Bulldog 6 is a revolver-type grenade launcher. Sometimes it is indispensable, particularly when you're targeting large numbers of mutants, attacking well-guarded stationary objects, or fighting especially tough creatures. RPG-7u Value: 10000 RU Accuracy: 0.0 Handling: 15.9 Damage: 18.0 Rate of Fire: 5.5 Magazine: 1 Ammo: OG-7V grenades This grenade launcher was developed in the 1960s. Such grenade launchers are stored in large quantities in army depots, from where they are transferred to the Zone. Such a weapon is rare for stalkers: its huge dimensions and heavy weight makes it unpopular, though it is indispensable for some missions. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 6.6 Grenades [GRENA] ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- F1 Grenade This defensive hand grenade has a large radius of splinter damage. Throw it only from behind cover. RGD-5 Grenade This offensive hand grenade has a small radius of splinter damage. M209 Grenade A grenade for the M203 grenade launcher (for the TRs 301, GP 37, SGI 5k, IL 86 rifles) and the integrated grenade launcher of the FT 200M. Smoke Grenade A smoke grenade creates a smoke screen that lasts for 10 seconds. OG-7V Grenade A highly explosive grenade for the RPG-7u, this is equally effective against troops and lightly armored vehicles. VOG-25/25R The VOG-25 and the VOG-25R are for the GP-25 Kosteyer grenade launcher, the integrated grenade launcher of the Tunder, and the Bulldog 6 revolver grenade launcher. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 7. Items [ITEMS] ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This section explains the various items you can get in the game: medicines, food, artifacts, and suits. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 7.1 Medicines and Food [MEDFO] ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Antiradiation Drugs Value: 300 RU Weight: 0.10 kg This medication reduces the effects of radiation. Army First Aid Kit Value: 220 RU Weight: 0.30 kg A specialized medical kit to fight against physical damage and blood loss, the Army first aid kit includes a component for blood coagulation, antibiotics, immune system stimulators, and painkillers. Bandages Value: 20 RU Weight: 0.10 kg These help stop bleeding. Bread Value: 20 RU Weight: 0.30 kg It's hard to say who manages to bake these loaves in the Zone, but the bread isn't contaminated and is perfectly edible. Well, at least none of the stalkers have complained about it. Cossacks Vodka Value: 100 RU Weight: 0.50 kg Vodka made by the GSC company goes down easily and significantly reduces the effects of radiation, but for obvious reasons it should be enjoyed in moderation. Diet Sausage Value: 50 RU Weight: 0.50 kg Made from a mix of chicken and soya, the "diet" sausage is often, for lack of other options, a stalker's breakfast, lunch, and dinner in one. Medkit Value: 150 RU Weight: 0.30 kg An all-purpose medkit can be used to treat injuries of various types and severity - wounds, burns, poisonings, etc. Energy Drink Value: 75 RU Weight: 0.30 kg This is an excellent energy drink consisting of caffeine, taurine, and a mixture of rejuvenating vitamins. Just the ticket when you're too tired to push forward! Scientific First Aid Kit Value: 200 RU Weight: 0.30 kg This medical kit is designed especially for work in the Zone. It includes means of healing wounds and eliminating radionuclides from the body. It prevents the development of radio wave sickness and lowers the dose of accumulated radiation. Tourist's Delight Value: 100 RU Weight: 0.50 kg This canned food came from an army warehouse raided by stalkers. The best- before period hasn't expired yet. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 7.2 Artifacts [ARTIF] ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Battery Value: 5000 RU Weight: 0.50 kg Electric Shock: +30 The origin of this object is shrouded in scientific mystery. It's clear that it is made in part by di-electric elements, but science does not know the physical conditions in which it is formed. Crystal Value: 5000 RU Weight: 0.50 kg Radiation: +30 Endurance: -18 A Crystal is created when heavy metals fall into the Burner anomaly. This artifact eliminates radiation wonderfully. It is highly valued by stalkers and hard to find. Droplets Value: 1000 RU Weight: 0.50 kg Radiation: +10 Endurance: -18 Formed in the Burner anomaly at high temperatures, from the exterior Droplets look like a tear-like shale compound with a glossy surface. Fireball Value: 2500 RU Weight: 0.50 kg Radiation: +20 Endurance: -18 The Fireball crystallizes in the Burner anomaly (dang; this anomaly is popular). It fights well with radioactivity, though the heightened rate of energy exchange wears out the muscles of the moving apparatus. You won't be able to run for long. This artifact emits heat. Flash Value: 2500 RU Weight: 0.50 kg Endurance: +73 Electric Shock: -10% Radiation: -10 The Electro anomaly sometimes births this artifact. Stalkers readily use it because of its good qualities, such as increased ability to sprint for longer distances before tiring. A decent bad price and a good external look make this artifact appealing to collectors. Gravi Value: 2500 RU Weight: 0.50 kg Radiation: -5 Rupture: +3% You can spot Gravi near anomalies such as Vortex or in the hands of another stalker. While you wear this artifact a certain amount or radiation is stored in the body, while the rest of it is scattered in a radial direction away from the body. It fetches a good price. Jellyfish Value: 1000 RU Weight: 0.50 kg Radiation: -5 Bulletproof Capacity: +2% The Jellyfish is formed in the Springboard. The side effects of its weak protective field is some slight radiation. The artifact is widespread and not very valuable. Mama's Beads Value: 5000 RU Weight: 0.50 kg Bulletproof Capacity: +5% Wonderful artifact. Keep it safe - it's good because it only has positive qualities. Scientists can't figure out how to create such an artifact in laboratory conditions. Meat Chunk Value: 2500 RU Weight: 0.50 kg Health: +400% Impact: -10% Rupture: -10% Bulletproof Capacity: -10% Manufactured by the Whirligig anomaly, the Meat Chunk causes increased cell growth. On the other hand, the newly formed cells are much more receptive to the effects of physical uranium. The artifact doesn't show up very often, but we can't call it rare, either. Moonlight Value: 5000 RU Weight: 0.50 kg Endurance: +109 Electric Shock: -10% Degenerate case of the activity of the Electro anomaly. It seems that such a wonderful round form is created when the anomaly is subjected to thermal influences. Expensive artifact. Night Star Value: 5000 RU Weight: 0.50 kg Radiation: -5 Bulletproof Capacity: +30% This wonderful artifact is formed by the anomaly Springboard. The use of the artifact neutralizes deadly radiation. Expensive and rare, this artifact is extremely handy for scientific expeditions and other research activity in the Zone. Pellicle Value: 5000 RU Weight: 0.50 kg Chemical Burn: +30% This artifact is so rare that many researchers can't even imagine that such a substance can exist in a natural setting. Emits acidic chemical components. Slime Value: 1000 RU Weight: 0.50 kg Bleeding: -133% Burn: -10% Chemical Burn: -10% It is certain that this artifact is created by the Fruit Punch anomaly. When Slime is carried on the belt, wounds bleed less, although the body of its owner becomes more vulnerable to various burns. Slug Value: 2500 RU Weight: 0.50 kg Bleeding: -267% Burn: -10% Chemical Burn: -10% Slugs are formed by the Fruit Punch anomaly. The negative qualities of this artifact (you suffer greater damage from burns) are compensated for by the fact that it heightens blood coagulation. It's not often that one runs into such an artifact, and traders pay well for it, too. Soul Value: 5000 RU Weight: 0.50 kg Health: +600% Impact: -10% Rupture: -10% Bulletproof Capacity: -10% This very rare artifact is found near the Whirligig anomaly. Only a very few manage to find this artifact, and fewer have seen it. It has a nice shape and an equally nice price. Spring Value: 5000 RU Weight: 0.50 kg Impact: +30% According to the opinion of some researchers/theorists this artifact is a hybrid between Battery and Shell. Stone Blood Value: 1000 RU Weight: 0.50 kg Health: +200% Impact: -10% Rupture: -10% Bulletproof Capacity: -10% You can find this artifact near the Whirligig anomaly. It is quite an ugly reddish object made out of pressed together and curiously bent polymerized remnants of plants, soil, and bones. It's quite widespread and not very effective. Stone Flower Value: 2500 RU Weight: 0.50 kg Radiation: -5 Bulletproof Capacity: +3% Born in the Springboard anomaly, this artifact is found in only a few areas of the Zone. The bits of metallic compounds create a beautiful light-play. It is very calming to study this artifact at night by the fire. Thorn Value: 1000 RU Weight: 0.50 kg Radiation: +10 Bleeding: +100% The result of the interaction between the anomaly Burnt Fuzz and the body of a careless stalker, the Thorn artifact pokes the body of its owner, no matter what. However, it also helps clean the body of radionuclides. It's quite widespread and cheap. Wrenched Value: 1000 RU Weight: 0.50 kg Radiation: -5 Rupture: +2% This artifact is located in the Vortex anomaly. When it touches the body it disseminates the direction of radiation, protecting from scratches or wounds made by weapons. This artifact isn't hard to find; that's why buyers don't pay much for it. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 7.3 Suits/Armor [SU/AR] ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- NOTE: In this section, I will only list the suits found in the single player campaign mode of the game. I will not list suits found in multiplayer games. Bandit Jacket Value: 3000 RU Weight: 3.00 kg The traditional outfit of a bandit is a leather jacket with Kevlar elements. It provides protection highly insufficient for the Zone's severe conditions. Exoskeleton PNB-4UZ Value: NA RU Weight: 15.00 kg The exoskeleton protects marvelously from bullet and splinter fire; however, it lowers mobility (user cannot sprint). It is vulnerable to armor bullets. Leather Jacket Value: 1000 RU Weight: 3.00 kg An ordinary thick jacket, one of the many, the leather jacket slightly increases bullet and splinter protection. It does not protect from anomalies and other affects. PSZ-9d Duty Armor Value: 14000 RU Weight: 5.00 kg Produced by one of Kiev's defense research institutes and commissioned by the Duty faction, this armor is as simple and reliable as the standard PSZ-9 model, but due to the new materials, it provides good protection from various harmful impacts, including firearm damage. The vest still needs some work because it has no breathing protection system. SEVA Suit Value: 30000 RU Weight: 9.00 kg This suit was produced by one of Kiev's defense research institutes and represents an excellent alternative to stalker hand-made suits. It is an excellent combination of a bulletproof vest, a close-cycle breathing system, and an integrated system of anomalous field suppression. Thanks to the perfect combination of the materials, it is a good choice. The only disadvantage is its price. SSP-99 Ecologist Value: 15000 RU Weight: 4.00 kg An SSP-99 chemical protection suit is especially designed for the Zone conditions; this is used by scientific expeditions and the eco-stalkers who cooperate with the scientists. It has an integrated air-filtering and air- conditioning system. It is heat-and electricity-resistant, and it provides good protection from radiation and biological anomalies. It is resistant to chemically aggressive environments. It is not designed for combat, so it provides neither bullet nor splinter protection. Stalker Suit Value: 15000 RU Weight: 5.00 kg The stalker suit is manufactured by folk craftsmen. It is an effective combination or a light military bulletproof vest and of a rubberized fabric suit. It is reinforced with inserted Kevlar plates and provides good protection from weak gunfire. All in all it is highly inefficient for carrying out deep raids and serious operations in the knots of the Zone. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 8. Enemies [ENEMY] ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This section of the guide talks about the various enemies you will encounter in the game; some human, some not. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 8.1 Stalkers [STALK] ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Bandits Most of the enemies you will meet in the Zone are bandits. Most bandits are part of small gangs. Some are just thugs; some, highly developed criminals. All in all, they really don't pose a threat when attacking because of the fact that they are armed with only pistols, shotguns, and sometimes weak assault rifles. Duty Duty is a faction, or a group of soldiers or highly trained military personnel formed for a purpose or a mission. Their mission is this: to protect the world from the Zone by limiting outsider's access and preventing trading of artifacts found in the Zone and its many wonders. Duty's leader is General Voronin, a strict intolerant man with little time to waste. Many Duty members wear exoskeletons making them hard to kill. If you band up with the Freedom faction to fight against Duty, they are usually equipped with tactical shotguns and heavy assault rifles. One rule: aim for their heads. Freedom Freedom is another faction with a mission of their own: the right of free access to the Zone for the entire world. Kind of opposite Duty's mission, don't you think? Exactly; this is why Freedom is enemies with Duty. Freedom members wear a range of armor making the anywhere from easy to impossible to kill. Most Freedom faction members carry assault rifles and are trained to flank a target from all sides. Lone Stalkers Loners are basically stalkers who wander the land, sometimes in groups and are basically are up to be your friends if you help them. Lone stalkers rarely open fire on other stalkers unless provoked. Watch your friendly fire, and combat against friendly stalkers should be avoidable. Most stalkers carry pistols, sawn-off shotguns, and sometimes assault rifles. Mercenaries Mercenaries are the most secretive group in the Zone; some people question the group's existence. They are valued because they are true professionals in their business and are able to quickly deal with a stalker or even take out a small group. Mercenaries shoot stalkers on target because they either see them as a threat or an annoyance. Their armor is weak in the head region and they usually carry heavy assault rifles and grenades. Monolith The Monolith group is like a religious sect. Its members believe in the existence of an evolutionary alien crystal, the Monolith (duh), hidden somewhere at the center of the Zone. Its main concern is to keep people from entering the center of the Zone, fearing that they will steal the Monolith. Rumor has it that they have a base somewhere in the center of the Zone, but only the members know the exact location. Monolith members shoot any non- Monolith personnel because they consider their presence an intrusion anywhere in the Zone. They tend to wear good armor, so aim for their heads. Monolith members carry all types of heavy weapons; from assault rifles and grenades to sniper rifles and grenade launchers. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 8.2 Military [ARMYS] ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Army Regular army soldiers are often assigned an area to guard or sometimes travel in groups hunting mutants. They are often found guarding empty buildings and they open fire on any unauthorized personnel, including stalkers. Their armor is typically weak in the head region. They usually carry low-grade assault rifles, pistols, and grenades. Army Spetsnaz Spetsnaz soldiers are elite troops, normally dispatched to the Zone to conduct rescue operations and other special missions. Their armor is highly protective, but their helmets allow for some vulnerability in the face region. Aim for their heads, but flush them out with grenades for better targeting. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 8.3 Mutants [MUTAN] ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Blind Dog In 2012, the regular domesticated dog you and I are familiar with is no longer existent. A new species, the blind dog, originated from all of the radiation. They use their noses as sensors and are just as vicious as dogs with eyes. They are only dangerous in packs, when a shotgun should be used to kill them more quickly. Otherwise, scatter and kill them with a low-grade pistol. Bloodsucker The bloodsucker is a tall humanoid with a mess of tentacles in place of a mouth. It uses the tentacles to feed by clinging to the victim's throat, causing paralysis and sucking blood, leaving only a dry, mummy-like shell in place of what was a living human only seconds earlier. These suckers can become invisible, which is an even bigger threat. The kill these mutants, strafe to avoid its claw attack and pump it full of shotgun shells. Even a weak bloodsucker may take as many as three shotgun blasts to kill. Boar Boars are large animals that can reach 1.5 meters (4 feet, 11 inches). Mutagenic processes engendered by radiation and anomalies have played a significant part in shaping these mammals: they have lost all their fur in some places and grew sharp bristly fur in others. Their hooves have taken on a distinct sharpness, resembling claws and their pupils have become colorless; pigmentation disorders and deep wrinkles have also appeared on their bald heads. Boars are extremely easy to kill. In fact, if you can avoid them to save ammo that would be great. If you can't, a couple of shots from a pistol should be enough. Controller The humanoids perform psychic attacks at medium to long ranges and physical attacks at close ranges. One ability they have is to "pull" the victim out of their bodies and thrust them back in is a highly damaging one and should be avoided at all costs. Avoid them if possible; if not, come close and pump them full of shotgun shells. Flesh The flesh is a mutated version of a domestic pig. Weird looking crab claws protrude in place of legs and mutated faces give these things and even scarier look. Fleshes can be brought down with a few shotgun blasts. They only attack in packs and tend to flee when alone. Poltergeist These "ghosts" are truly supernatural invisible creatures that can be found only deep in the Zone. They live mostly inside buildings and their attacks can vary from just regular howls and laughter to dangerous fireballs that appear out of nowhere. Poltergeists should be avoided at all costs. Pseudodogs These creatures derive from wolves and their increased reaction speed, mobility, and sharp teeth prove them to be very dangerous enemies for large mutants and stalkers alike. Pseudodogs can take as many as six shotgun blasts to finally kill proving to be quite a monster, especially in packs. Pseudogiant This creature has a massive drop-shaped abdomen with a couple of human large limbs sticking out. Adult pseudogiants can weigh up to two tons and stand up to two meters (6 feet and 7 inches) tall. A good strategy against one of these things is to back up while firing a rapid stream of bullets. A pseudogiant can take up to two full clips of bullets before dying, depending on the assault rifle model used. Rodent In reality these animals are not related to rats although there is a distinct resemblance. Reaching up to 40 centimeters (1 foot and 3 inches) at the shoulder, they are more mobile, aggressive, and ravenous than the normal desert animal. Single rodents can be taken out by small arms, while packs can be neutralized with a couple of shotgun blasts. The key is to not get surrounded by them. Snork It appears that these creatures were humans at one point, although it's hard to imagine. These animals hunt day and night constantly sniffing the ground, on all fours, in hope of picking up the scent of their prey. These things can be taken out with directed assault rifle fire. They usually scatter after receiving 10-15 rounds. The key here is to not get surrounded by them; they can trade blows resulting in a quick death. Zombie Stalker Zombies are stalkers who are prolonged to radioactive exposure. They are usually found in empty rooms mumbling meaningless sentences to themselves. Since they wore the same armor in life as they do in death, they may be a nuisance to take out. Kill a few by throwing a couple of grenades. After they have received lots of punishment, they might go into seizures. Blow their brains out so they don't have a chance to get up and fight again. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 9. Walkthrough [WALKT] ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Finally, after all that reading, we are here! Get ready to be swept into 2012 where Earth takes revenge for the horror of Chernobyl. NOTE: You will probably be skipping back in forth between the Jobs section and this one. Since the game has an open structure doing those Jobs are completely up to you. I recommend it though, since it will get you some quick cash. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 9.1 Cordon [CORD1] ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- When you first "wake up" you will hear Sidorovich talking about how he saved you and basically he wants you to work for him to pay off your debt. MAIN OBJECTIVES: Find Strelok; Kill Strelok This objective follows you through the entire game. CHAPTER OBJECTIVES: Talk to Wolf; Meet with Wolf's people; Kill the bandits at the car park; Get the flash drive from Nimble; Take the flash drive to the trader Anyway, once he is done blabbing talk to him again. You can either choose to take a quick tutorial, which is recommended, or proceed on with the story. Once you proceed, he'll tell you to find the stalker Nimble. He doesn't care about him, but he wants the flash drive he was carrying. Once you have all of the info you need head outside via the stairs. NOTE: Resist the urge to go onto any other missions at this point. You are not experienced enough or do not have any weapons for that fact. 1) Meet with Wolf Once you are outside into the little village with the ruined houses. You can usually find an energy drink lying by the campfire. Talk to the Wolf; he is the only stalker that is wearing green. He'll tell you that Nimble and his team got ambushed and are now being held in the old bus depot. Accept this mission; once you do, you will receive the following: 40 9x19mm rounds PMm pistol Knife Binoculars NEW JOB AVAILABLE: DESTROY THE BOAR LAIR I recommend doing this job and getting it over with. After that job is done: NEW JOB AVAILABLE: DESTROY THE MUTANTS AT THE FARM Once again, I recommend doing this; as long as you have 500 RU in your possession and are willing to spend it to get past the military blockade. 2) Talk to Wolf's people After that head east, out of the village. Follow the road as it bends left. Now take out your pistol; I don't recommend wandering around the Loner camp with a loaded gun. You will get aimed at and possibly shot. Anyway, once you hit the guard rails on the mini-bridge look to the left. There's a little area with an old trailer and some construction debris. Head into the area and you will see a dead stalker. Walk farther and you'll see and hear a live stalker yelling for help. Approach him (his name is Tolik) and he'll tell you to grab the medkit near the dead guy. Grab it and talk to Tolik again. Give him the medkit; doing this earns you respect level with him. He is now a friend. Talk to him further to find out what happened. Seems that he was part of Nimble's group. His partner got killed right away, Nimble got kidnapped and he played dead which saved his ass. He's way too tired to fight so let him go. Now, continue back along the paved road and this time, before the guard rails, veer right. Go across the plains making sure you don't run into any anomalies along the way. Once you have gone about 200 yards you will see a lone stalker looking through his binoculars. Talk to him and he will tell you that he already got word of you. Time to MOOOOVE OUT! 4) Kill the Bandits at the bus depot Get ready for a firefight. Equip your PMm and follow Petruha. As you approach the bus depot Petruha tells everyone to stick together. There are two tactics for this firefight: 1) Do what Petruha says; stick together and pick off stalkers as they approach. 2) If you are confident of your gun wielding abilities you can approach alone and pick off lone stalkers by yourself. Once you choose the tactic (I recommend #2) kill any stalker in your way. Avoid searching the bodies until the firefight is over; a moving stalker is harder to kill than one who is searching bodies. Just keep strafing and firing away at your target(s) until he/they is/are dead. Once everyone is dead, search the dead bodies for ammo, food, and medkits/bandages. Try to find a sawed-off shotgun, because right now, it is the best weapon you can get. 4) Get the flash drive from Nimble After you have everything you need, precede to the marked icon on your minimap and rescue Nimble. Talk to him and he'll tell you that he still has the flash drive and the morons who captured him can't even do a proper search. Anyway, he gives you the flash drive and tells you about a secret stash of artifacts hidden somewhere. Interesting...better check it out. After you have the flash drive in your possession, don't head out just yet. NEW JOB AVAILABLE: FIND THE PERFECTED SUIT I recommend doing it now since it's quite easy and rewarding. After you did the job, or decided not to do it check your PDA map and you should see a purple mark just west of the bus depot. Let's head there. Follow the road and go across the field to the purple mark avoiding any anomalies. When you get there quickly search through the backpack, take the PB1s and the ammo out, and RUN LIKE HELL! Those boars and blind dogs will tear you apart! Old stalker's stash Just west of the bus depot is a bombed out building. Navigate to the second level and find the old stalker's stash. It's enclosed in a metal box. Check out the abandoned mill Right by the bombed out building where you got the old stalker's stash, there is an abandoned mill. Inside a dead corpse lay...well, dead. Take the goodies and go. 5) Return to Sidorovich Now finally head back to the village. When you get there, speak to Wolf to receive the Jellyfish artifact. Now head into Sidorovich's tunnel and give him the flash drive. In return you will receive 1500 RU. Sidorovich has pretty good, rewarding jobs available. Check 'em out: NEW JOBS AVAILABLE: BRING OVER THE TAIL OF THE PSEUDODOG KILL THE SALES REPRESENTATIVE PURGE THE AREA FOR MUTANTS FIND THE JELLYFISH ARTIFACT ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 9.02 Cordon 2 [CORD2] ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- CHAPTER OBJECTIVES: Steal military documents; take the documents to the Barkeep 1) Steal military documents First off, head north along the beaten path until you encounter a military blockade. If you want, you can go through no problem...that is for 500 RU. If you think that will make a big hole in your pocket, don't worry; there's a detour we can take! Stupid army. Train Engine Stash From the military blockade, head east until you encounter a wrecked, old, rusty, train engine. Be careful here; there might be some radiation popping out of nowhere. Anyway, run from the hill to the north and try to jump onto the side of the engine. With some luck you will land on the railing from where you can jump onto the top. Now quickly take the goods from the train engine and run away before the radiation takes its toll on you. These are the goods: 2 boxes 12x70 shot rounds 1 sawn-off dbl-barrel shotgun 1 bandage 1 Stone Blood artifact If you want, there is a bottle of vodka on the table next to a car near the military blockade; but then you have to pay to go through. If you don't feel like paying, just run across the tracks and get back on the path. Right about now, Sidorovich will call you and tell you that his boy, Fox needs some help. He is located inside a ruined house a little ways northeast of where you stand. Locate him and give him a medkit. Now talk to him and you will find out that a man named Seriy up the road has some more information for you. Stick with Fox for a while and kill a pack of blind dogs that attack him. Once that's done, talk to him again to receive a gratuity payment of 1,500 RU. Not bad. Now continue north along the road and you will encounter a bandit guard post. There are usually 4-7 bandits here one of which carries a Viper 5 submachine gun. Take it and move onto the next level. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 9.03 Garbage Area [GARBA] ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Now that you are in the Garbage area I have one thing to tell: this place it filled with radiation. Do not wander off of the road for ANY reason whatsoever because you will be facing some massive radiation and you will end up dying. Stalker at Gunpoint Continue along the road and you will encounter a stalker being held at gunpoint by 3 other stalkers. Kill the three others and proceed with the rescued stalker into the junkyard. Respond the Call for Help When you get there you will meet a group of loners led by Bes. He will tell you that they need help repelling the bandit raid that is heading closer by the minute. Get ready for an excellent firefight! When the bandits get there try to lean from behind a car or truck and pick them off one by one. If you ammo supply gets too low scavenge dead bodies, but be careful not to stray too far. If Bes dies, you fail. Once all of the Bandits are dead return to Bes to receive 2,000 RU. Meet with Seriy Continue north up the road until you encounter a railroad plant place. In here are three stalkers pinned down, one of which is injured. Give the injured one a medkit and get ready for another kickass firefight! With your new found ally guard the left flank. You will have to fight off two bandits. When the first one shows his face aim for his head and wait for him to fall to the ground. Now cover Vovka's back as he goes ahead and kills the second bandit. By now the other two stalkers should have already killed the last three bandits. If they didn't, help them out. After the fight is over scavenge the bodies, kill any fakers, and take all of the goods. Finally, talk to Seriy. He'll tell you that Strelok's stash is somewhere up ahead. Exit out of the rail yard via the east entrance. Kill all of the bandits in the next area and head east along the road. Move on to the next area. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 9.04 Agroprom Research Institute [AGRRI] ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Help the Stalkers Ahead you see a firefight take place. Join in and kill all of the military people. After the ENTIRE firefight is over head over to Mole, marked on your PDA map. He'll tell you "Thank you, blah blah blah". So basically follow him. After following him for about 2 minutes (these guys walk really slowly) he'll stop by an open bunker hole. Talk to him again to complete the "Save Mole" objective. Now climb down into the bunker hole. Find Strelok's Group's Stash Descending into the hole will trigger this objective, so let's go! Kill the half dozen bandits in the first room and proceed into the next room. Kill everyone here and you should end up at a staircase. One bandit guards it. Kill him and go down the staircase. When you arrive "downstairs" stick to the left side of the hallway and follow it down. As you arrive into a large room you will encounter a mutant called a bloodsucker. These suckers can turn invisible, so watch out. Keep turning in circles to avoid its claw attacks and then pump it full of assault rifle rounds. Now continue down the hallway and go through the first door on the left. Kill all of the military personnel and then proceed to the green bullseye marked on your mini-map. Climb up the ladder and you should find yourself inside a room with all of Strelok's group's stash. Take everything: 3 medkits 5 boxes 5.45x39 mm rounds 2 RGD-5 grenades Fast-shooting Akm 74/2 Akm 74/2U Strelok's flash drive Now I suggest make the fast-shooting Akm 74/2 your default weapon. Now, where o where did I find the flash drive. Behind the bulletin board! It's lying in a crevice; take it and the objective is complete. Now we have to get out of this god-forsaken rat hole. At the far end of the first corridor is a doorway to the ruins of a boiler room. Continue through the boiler room and the passage beyond to a hexagonal-shaped shaft. Ascend the shaft using the staircase while exchanging gunfire with more soldiers on the various levels. When you reach a platform with a doorway, use grenades to flush soldiers out of the doorway and blast your way through. Go into the next room and through the doorway beneath the staircase. Proceed through the hallway quickly and climb the first ladder. A powerful controller mutant enters the corridor behind you and begins using psychokinetic attacks. Don't fight it, because you will probably lose. Instead, climb the furthest ladder to arrive back at Agroprom. Find the Military Documents When you arrive back at Agroprom the compound has been taken over by, you guessed it, the military. God I hate them! Anyway, you have no allies so you best are: 1) Try to gun your way through, eventually ending up dead. 2) Try to sneak your way through and taking out all of the army with your knife. As you can see, option #2 is the best choice. So continue forward through the gates and you should see two soldiers here. "Splinter-Cell-style" them and continue into the building. Carefully make your way to the staircase and then go up to the third floor. Follow the green mark and then take the military documents enclosed in a metal case. Now it's time for a firefight! Kill any soldiers that stand between you and the exit. Head out of one of the exits out of the compound and run like hell! After making SURE that you weren't followed by soldiers, highlight the "Take the Documents to the Barkeep" task on your PDA map (if it's not highlighted already) and begin the long trek northeast to the Bar. Basically don't stop for ANYTHING. Not friendly stalkers, not enemies, not even to get an artifact. This takes long enough already and I don't think you want it to take even longer. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 9.05 The Bar [THBAR] ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Duty Checkpoint You guessed. There is a Duty checkpoint just south of the Bar entrance. When you arrive there you will get a radio message telling you that Duty needs help in defeating mutants. Stand guard and kill the boars that approach. Once they're dead talk to the guy marked on your mini-map. You tell him the Barkeep needs to see you and he lets you through. Now head north past the mutants and you'll encounter another Duty checkpoint. Holster your gun and continue through. If you want more info speak to Sergeant Kitsenko. Anyway continue to the Barkeep. 2) Take the Documents to the Barkeep The Barkeep should be marked on your mini-map so go to the 100 Rads Bar. Talk to the Barkeep and hand over the military documents. Of course, there is something always missing! The Barkeep tells you that the remaining parts of the documents are hidden in Lab X18 in Dark Valley with a stalker named Borov. He gives you a stalker suit and tells you that you're on your way! Yay...whatever. The Arena If you need some quick cash go to the Arena and speak to Arnie. He explains that the arena is a sort of "battle royal" and that everything is at risk. If you want to undertake the battles, here is a list of them: Battle Your Weapon Reward 1 vs. 1 PMm Pistol 1,000 RU 1 vs. 1 Viper 5 2,000 RU 1 vs. 2 BM 17 3,000 RU 3 vs. 3 Akm 74/2 4,000 RU 1 vs. 2 Obokan 6,000 RU 1 vs. 6 Tunder S14 8,000 RU 1 vs. 1 Knife 10,000 RU Final GP 37 10,000 RU Sounds cool huh? Just don't forget to quick save your game before the fight or else you'll lose more than your life. TIP: If you are wondering where your guns and ammo are, they are in the storage box to the right of Arnie's position just outside the Arena doors. Do not forget your stuff when leaving the Arena! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 9.06 The Dark Valley [DARVA] ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- CHAPTER OBJECTIVE: Find the documents in the underground lab To get to Dark Valley, return to the Garbage area and head due east. You will encounter Bullet who is about to take out a base of bandits. Follow Bullet to the Ambush Location When you see Bullet talk to him and he'll tell you that this is a rescue operation. You are trying to free another Duty member. Afterward, follow Bullet through the wild toward the north-south main road that runs through the Dark Valley. Kill the Bandits and Rescue the Duty Member Once Bullet stops you will be in the middle of the road. Hide somewhere and wait until Bullet opens fire on the two or three bandits guarding the prisoner duty member. Don't shoot the Duty member! Once all of the bandits are taken care of speak to the released prisoner to find out that a third Duty member is being held in the bandits' base. Time to go stealth! But before leaving, speak to Bullet to receive: 1,300 RU PSO-1 Scope Sneak Into the Base Navigate to the back of the base and follow the various underground pipes into the base. Now there are two tactics to rescue the Duty member and/or get the lab key from Borov: 1) Try stealth. Remain as inconspicous as possible until finally getting caught. 2) Go in taking out the bandits one by one with carefully placed head shots. With ever tactic you pick, once all of the bandits are dead, navigate to the basement and push the button on the wall to free the Duty member. Now for Borov. Take the Lab Key from Borov Borov is in the middle multi-level building. Navigate your way through killing the bandits as quickly as possible. Once all of them are dead, kill Borov who is usually holed up in his office. Once he's dead, search his body for the lab key. Get Out of the Bandit Camp Basically, backtrack your way killing any bandits that you encounter. Find the Entrance to the Lab Follow the mini-map until you reach an enormous building. This place is guarded by 8 or 10 bandits. Scavenge your way through picking them off as you advance. Once they're all dead (or most of them are) find the entrance to Lab X18 in the lower level of the complex. Put the two keys in and you�re through! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 9.07 Lab X18 [LAB18] ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Discover the Code that Opens the Door Find a dead stalker's body just inside the lab entrance and search him to find a medkit. Go around the other side of the room and descend the staircase to the level below. On the opposite side of the room is a locked door with a keypad input console mounted on the wall beside it. First you must find the code by navigating to the far side of the level and searching the body of a dead scientist to find a PDA that holds a recorded message containing the code. The location of the dead scientist is marked on your mini-map. The code to the door is 1243. Proceed through the unlocked door and descend the stairs for several levels. On the bottom level, head to the right and down the corridor to find yet another door that requires a code. Discover the Code that Opens the Door The code is obtained by navigating to the far side of the level and descending another staircase. In a large room, a pseudogiant must be killed in order to proceed. Search the body of the scientist lying near the platform in the far corner of the massive room to find another PDA containing a message bearing the code to the door. The code to the door is 9524. Above the room where the pseudogiant is a small room with a box containing the following items: 2 Cossacks Vodkas 2 RGD-5 grenades Diet sausage Bread Find the Documents Use the code to unlock the second door, then go through the doorway on the right. An anomalous creature paving a path of destruction throughout the lab seals off the room. The invisible creature's position is indicated by a moving corona of orange light that travels on a set path around the lab and up the stairs in the far corner. Sidestep the gouts of fire the creature creates around the room. Blast the creature repeatedly until it explodes in a spray of blood and gore. Killing the anomalous creature unseals the room and allows you to move upstairs to the control room to find the Documents from Lab X18. Military Invasion! Now with the documents in hand and a spring in your step all that's left is to return to the Barkeep to claim your reward, right? Wrong! Just as soon as you try to find your way back, a squad of highly armored Spetsnaz soldiers cuts off your path to safety. Mow them down with either a shotgun or an assault rifle. Many Spetsnaz soldiers carry Obokans. Pick one up and use against them. Now once you are out of the lab sprint south along the road and you'll end up in Cordon...again... ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 9.08 Cordon 3 [CORD3] ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Return to the Trader Once you are in the Cordon area, return to Sidorovich and show him the X18 documents to receive 1,000 RU. If you would like you can undertake a mission for Sidorovich; stealing the military documents from the outpost down the road. I suggest take it. It is very easy and you can get some quick cash. Now, I would like to do a weapon check. Right now you should have some kind of assault rifle in your possession. I recommend an Obokan or a Fast-Shooting Akm 74/2 with a PSO-1 scope attached. If you can't get your hands on any of these, good backups are the Viper 5 or the Akm 74/2U. You should also carry a BM 17 shotgun for backup. Your secondary slot should contain some kind of pistol, the best one right now being the Walker P9M. If you don't have the Walker I suggest getting a Fort-12Mk2, a PMm, or a PB1s. Protect the Rookie Camp from the Mercs Once you are done with Sidorovich head to Fanatic; he's the chief of command while Wolf is gone. He'll tell you that Mercs are planning to attack the rookie camp and that he needs your help. Head to the place where you found the dying loner in the beginning of the game. Throw a grenade to take out some Mercs then kill the survivors. Return to Fanatic to receive 2,500 RU. Bring the Documents to the Barkeep Trek north back into the Bar area and give the X18 documents to the Barkeep in exchange for 10,000 (!!!) RU. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 9.09 Wild Territory.....................................................[WILTE] ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- CHAPTER OBJECTIVES: Find the documents in Lab X16 Exit the Bar area by going through the north Duty checkpoint, then go through the broken sectoin of wall heading east. Hardly a Welcome Cross the courtyard quickly and take out the mercs attempting to snipe you from the far end. Approach them and throw grenades into their enclosure to take them all out. Many mercs drop TRs 301 asssault rifles, so try to collect one. Continue into the next parking area and shoot exploding barrels to take out mercs near a truck roughly 30 yards away. Watch out for a sniper high up in the tower. Sprint across the parking area, heading left to a dead end, then take a right to go up some stairs and reach a train station. Meet Kruglov A quick cinematic pan shows the situation a block away. Mercenaries have a team of scientists pinned down near a helicopter crash site. Proceed across the tracks and around a small building to attack the mercs from behind. Take them out with grenades and machinegun fire before they eliminate all of the scientists. Kruglov wears a green environmental suit and may be lying on the ground wounded. If he is, speak to him and give him a medkit to get him on his feet again. If he's not, he should be standing behind a long brick wall. Professor Kruglov crashed in the helicopter along with the rest of his research team. Clear a path for him to Yantar, and he will reward you. Lead Kruglov to Yantar Start leading Kruglov southeast across the train tracks taking out mercs who dot the path in between. Kruglov refuses to advance until the area is clear of enemy mercs. when Kruglov stops, leave him and move to engage the mercs at medium to close range, both to ensure killing them more efficiently and to draw their fire away from Kruglov. Wait for Kruglov to advance forward, then make your way to the underpass. In the underpass, zombified men are being roasted alive in a Burner anomaly. To move through the underpass unharmed, move along the center median until you come to a column. Then sprint around the column and move back onto the center median as quickly as possibly, before a geyser of fire erupts from below. Kruglov can manage just fine on his own because of his environmental suit. Continue heading down the road with Kruglov until he stops and addresses you. Approach and speak to him to obtain the flash drive. This object is worth 5,000 rubles to the Barkeep but not until you get the documents from Lab X16. After speaking with Kruglov proceed down the road to Yantar. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 9.10 Yantar [YANTA] ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- If you helped Kruglov escape from the Wild Territory, Sakharov rewards you with the SSP-99 Ecologist suit. Sakharov now wants you to help take radiation measurements in the area in order to calibrate a protective psi-helmet. Agree to help the scientists take measurements in order to obtain the best protection against the psi-emission forces at work surrounding Lab X16. Mobile Lab Head directly east from the entrance point to find the mobile lab, surrounded by high walls and protected by a bunker door. Sprint past all the zombies milling about in the swamp, since they will be easier to deal with momentarily. Go inside the mobile lab to find Kruglov speaking to Sakharov. When the two are done, approach the window and speak with Sakharov yourself. Speak to proffesor Kruglov inside the mobile lab to begin the measurement- taking expidition. Then head outside and take out the zombies milling about in the swamp. As usual,Kruglov refuses to move forwad until the area is clear of enemies. Kruglov moves to the entrance of a sewage pipe and takes a psi-emissions measurement. Afterward, follow him into the pipe. Mow down the zombies in your path and try to protect Kruglov by shielding him somewhat with your own body. Continue to the end of the pipe. Kill all the mutants and zombies surrounding the sewer pipe exit. Kruglov then leads your expidition over to a wrecked bus to take another reading. The psi- emission distress becomes too much, and both you and Kruglov are knocked out. When you come to, exit the bus to fidn Kruglov moaning and groaning on the ground outside. Speak to him to get him back on his feet. Then follow him back to the mobile lab. Sakharov is overwhelmingly please that you managed to acquire the measurements, so much so that gives you the Functional Psi-helmet. If Kruglov died during the measurements mission, you must take all the items from hid body and then report back to Sakharov alone to receive the Non-functional Psi-helmet, which provides only minimal resistance to the psi-forces surrounding Lab X16. Get Inside the Lab Sakharov explains that a scientist named Vasiliev was working with a stalker names Ghost to get inside Lab X16, and only they know the way in. The location of Vasiliev's body is now marked on your PDA map, directly west of Sakharov's lab. A large, watery swamp lies between the mobile lab and Vasiliev's corpse. Navigate in a circle around the waters to avoid being slowed down and rendered at the mercy of the many snork mutants and zombies in the swamp. On the far side of the swamp is a helicopter. Vasiliev's bode lies near the chopper and is usually protected by several zombies. Search Vasiliev's corpse to obtain many items, including a PDA recording that hints at the location of the lab entrance. Lab X16 Entrance Head north up the slope and follow the fences and walls around the east side of the industrial complex. If you failed to obtain the Functional Psi-helmet, then psi-emission forces begin draining your health. Press "[" to apply medkits often. Several zombies protect the courtyard. Instead of fighting them, the best idea is to try to sprint through. From the corpse-strewn entrace, head directly forward, to the right, and around the building. The entrance should be marked on you minimap. On the north side of the building is an open doorway. Go through the open doorwar and down the stairs to enter Lab X16. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 9.11 Lab X16 [LAB16] ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Take the Documents The elevator near the entrance is broken, so climb down the ladders to the right. Continue descending until the bottom of the shaft is reached. From there, navigatin the rest of the lab is somewhat easy, since it is nothing but a linear set of corridors leading into the heart of the lab. Turn Off Psi-Emitter After blasting your way through several mutants and zombies, you reach the center of the lab, where the psi-emitter device is housed. A timer appears onscreen. You must deactivate the psi-emitter device within four minutes, before the psi-emitter breaks down and stops working, resulting in you instant death. Cross the platform to the far side to find a set of computers in the corner. Approach the lever on the console and press "F" to turn off the first control module. Head upstairs and try to take down a cluster of zombies with a hand grenade and some follow-up gunfire. Then navigate around the central platform to the far side and pull the second lever to turn off another control module. Head upstairs and blast zombies out of the way to reach the third control module. Finally, head upstairs to the top level and turn left to spot the control booth. Go inside the booth and pull the lever on the control panel to deactivate the psi-emitter before the timer elapses. Ghost's Body Continue through the lab via the corridor connecting to the uppermost level of the psi-emitter room. Go through the hatchway on the right to encounter a Controller, a mutant previously encountered in the Agroprom underground tunnels. To prevent if from performing its psychic attack, sprint up to the creature and machine-gun it to death at close to medium range. Ghost's body lies here. Search it to find the documents from Lab X16 and the Ghost Suit, which supposedly reduces enemies' chance to notice you. If you previously found Strelok's flash drive in Strelok's stash, the obkective "Meet the Guide" appears on your PDA. More on this objective is covered after you get out of the lab. Get Out of the Lab In the corner of the room where Ghost's body is located is a hole through the floor to the level below. Drop through, crouch, and make your way through the tunnel. Drop through a second hole on the left side of the tunnel to find yourself in the sewer lines beneath the lab. The tunnels are fairly linear, preventing you from getting completely lost. After a few turns, you come across a jet of fire emanating from a pipe on the right. Jump on top of the pipe and move down a few feet to pass over the gout of fire unharmed. Mow down snork mutants as you proceed, until you come up against another pseudogiant mutant like the one encountered at Lab X18. Follow the tunnel the pseudogiant emerged from to find the exit. Climb up the ladder at the end of the tunnels. The ladder emerges near the point where Vasiliev's body lies. To get ouf of the enclosed are, ascend the stairs and drop carefully over the side. Return to the mobile lab and speak to Sakharov. The scientist is most appreciative of the work you have accomplished and vows to lower his prices. At this point, Sakharov begins to sell the SEVA Suit, among other randomly determined items. IF you have enough rubles after all your mission exploits, fighting in the Arena, and selling excess items, then purchase the SEVA Suit from Sakharov for 45,000 rubles. Otherwise, come back for this item when enough money is available. this is an amazing suit that makes travels in the Zone much easier. Return to the Bar area and speak to the Barkeep. Hand over the documents from X16 to complete your mission. In return, he asigns you to head north and deactivate the antennae in Red Forest. He also wants you to check in with the Duty leader for a mission. And don't forget to give Kruglov's flash drive to the Barkeep in exchange for 5,000 rubles! After speaking with the Barkeep, you may approach the Duty command post in the Bar area and speak to the guard. Tell him Barkeep sent you, and he lets you pass. Proceed into the Duty base and speak to General Voronin, the leader of Duty. Voronin happily assigns you to several side missions (or suicide missions, rather) against the Freedom faction in the Army Warehouses area. Voronin's missions and jobs are all completely optional, but beware: carrying out tactical strikes against Freedom will turn the entire faction against you, making travel in the Army Warehouses area difficult at best. Meet the Guide Because you found Strelok's flash drive in the Agroprom underground and searched Ghost's body in Lab X16, this strange objective should appear on your PDA. The stalker named Guide is in the Cordon, in the small ruins where Fox was previously encountered. Return to the Cordon to find Guide at this location. Guide may be under attack by blind dogs, so help him fend off attackers if needed. Then speak to Guide, who tells you to meet with a stalker called "Doctor" at Strelok's stash in the Agroprom underground. Meet with Doctor After speaking with Guide, return to the Agroprom Research Institute and navigate to the hatch behind the first structure. A host of bandits may be guarding the hatch, so keep your distance, use cover, and gun them all down. Go down the ladder into the Agroprom underground once again. Navigate back to the room where Strelok's stash was located. Some bandits and a few bloodsuckers get in the way. As you climb the ladder up to the stash an explosion occurs, knocking you out. While you are unconscious, Doctor appears and speaks to you. He mentions a hotel room in Pripyat and leaves you with the hotel key. You awaken inside Strelok's room, with the new objective "Secret Stash at Pripyat" on your PDA. Completion of this objective is discussed in the Pripyat portion of the walkthrough, later on in this guide. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 9.12 Army Warehouses [ARMYW] ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Return to the Bar area and head through the north Duty checkpoint. Continue north into the Army Warehouses area. 1a) Ambush As you enter the Army Warehouses area, several Freedom stalkers confront you. Duty members soon mow them down. There is nothing to do; simply stand back and watch the ambush take place. Afterward, search the dead Freedom members' bodies for items. One of the stalkers typically drops a SGI 5k assault rifle. One of the Duty members stops for a chat. He invites you to follow him to the Duty outpost and talk to their commander. 2a) Duty Outpost Skull is posted outside a small stable. Speak to him if you'd like to learn about some optional jobs that Duty would like done. Skull assigns you to take out a sniper posted at the tower roughly a hundred yards away. When that's done, return to Skull for your reward and the next assignment. He and the other Duty members storm the base. Your job during the raid is to take out the snipers posted at the towers surrounding the base. Then you must get inside the central Freedom HQ building, with a green wolf's head outside the door. Lukash is on the second floor of the well-guarded building. Blast your way inside and take out Lukash. Then return to the Duty outpost at the farm. If any of the other Duty members survived the raid, perhaps they will return and pay your fee... 1b) Freedom Headquarters Instead of aiding Duty in its raid on the Freedom base, you can instead choose to snitch on Duty and help Freedom wipe out the entire squad. The entrance to the old army base where the Freedom faction resides on the north side of the compound. Ask the guard at the front gate "Who's the boss here?" to be let inside. Proceed across the bridge and down the road. The two-story building on the right is the headquarters. Speak to the man standing in front of the doorway and tell him about the enroaching Duty faction to be let inside. Freedom's leader, Lukash, is in the office on the upper level. Speak to Lukash and tell him about the group of Duty members. Lukash assigns you to meet up with a squad of Freedom fighters just outside the building. You may then accompany the squad as it raids the Duty outpost. When all the Duty members are killed, report back to Lukash for a reward and to learn about additional side jobs he offers. 2b) Lost Village Provided you did not previously help the Duty faction with any of its objectives in the Army Warehouses area, you can meet up with a friendly squad of Freedom faction stalkers here to take on a brief optional mission. Speak to Murk, the leader, to learn that bloodsucker mutants haunt the area. Agree to wipe out the bloodsuckers, and then go from house to house in the Lost village area searching for them like madman with a death wish. After you kill three or four bloodsuckers, a message appears indicating you should speak to Murk. After chatting with Murk again, head to the Freedom base and speak to Skinflint on the first floor of the Freedom headquarters to obtain your reward, a Crystal artifact. 3c) Assist at Freedom's Barrier Outpost Provided you did not previously side with Duty while traversing the Army Warehouses area, this special mission arises as you navigate toward the eastern exit from the area. If you did previously aid Duty in raiding the Freedom base and killing Lukash, then this mission does not aris. Instead, the Freedom faction members posted around the Barrier open fire on you. The Barrier outpost commander radios you as you approach the exit to Red Forest, and his position becomes marked on the minimap. Trudge uphill to meet with Cap, the Barrier outpost commander. He wants your aid in preventing an invasion by a company of Monolith faction soldiers attempting to cross into the Army Warehouses area. You can try to talk to Cap further, but soon he runs off to join his men at the Barrier. Follow him downhill to the battle. Take a position behind cover and help Freedom by firing on the Monolith soldiers, who take positions between the boulders to the east. Either position yourself behind a sandbag bunker or snipe from the tower nearby. When the Monolith forces become less visible but are still out there, move in and engage them by navigating between the rocks. Continue fighting the Monolith soldiers until every last one is wiped out. Then find Cap and claim your reward. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 9.13 Red Forest [REDFO] ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Monolith Checkpoint Red Forest is an area dominated by the Monolith faction, which seeks to prevent all stalkers from reaching the center of the Zone. As a result, there are no allies in the area and your only mission is to turn off the Brain Scorcher anomaly. The all-out battle begins when you encounter a small squad of Monolith soldiers at this checkpoint on the road. After taking out this small squad, continue to follow the winding road through Red Forest until you reach the antennae and the entrance to the bunker. Sniper's Lookout The first of several Monolith snipers is perched on a derelict platform a this location. Approach him carefully and take him out, then climb up the ladder onto his platform to obtain his SVUmk2 sniper rifle. This rifle should prove useful throughout Red Forest, but ammunition remains scarce, so use it wisely. Antennae Pass through this hole smashed in the surrounding wall to locate the antennae that emulate the Brain Scorcher effect. The Functional Psi-helmet will protect you from the effects of the Brain Scorcher; if you don't have it, you must move quickly to enter the bunker. After gunning your way through a large squadron posted here to keep you out, follow the inside of the wall south until you reach a steep slope and a train car. Go around the other side of the train car to find a ramp. Move through the train car to find the entrance to the bunker, which it also guarded by several Monolith soldiers. Bunker In spite of its twists and turns, there really is only one route through the bunker. There are no enemies in the bunker to start with, save for three bloosuckers encountered at separate points in the level. After descending a stairwell to the lower level, when you reach what appears to be the final, room go up the stairs and through the doorway to reach the machine room. Navigate around the room using the catwalks, without dropping to the level below. In the center of the room, find the machine on the left with the lever on the control panel. Press "F" to full the lever and deactivate the machine that is creating the Brain Scorcher anomaly. With the Brain Scorcher deactivated, begin making your way back out of labyrinthine bunker. Monolith soldiers have invaded the bunker in an effort to kill you. Return fire against them and use grenades to clear doorways. Many of the Monolith faction soldiers wearing exoskeletons also cary GP 37 assualt rifles. One of thses would make the perfect memento of your time at the bunker. Exit to Pripyat As you emerge from the bunker, radio communications going back and forth indicate that various stalkers and Duty members are storming the Red Forest area and engaging the hostile Monolith factions. You may ignore all the hubbub if you so desire and proceed back down the road to the last intersection, where you can head north toward Pripyat. One last Monolith squadron must be dealt with in the Red Forest area at the checkpoint near the exit. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 9.14 Pripyat [PRIPY] ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Wish Granter Head north of Red Forest into the Pripyat area. Near the entrance you encounter a group of stalkers who wish to reach the center of the Zone. Reach the Power Plant Follow the group of stalkers up the street. Monolith snipers fire from the rooftops and windows to either side. Help the stalkers take out the snipers by using a scoped weapon such as a sniper rifle or a GP 37 assault rifle. Continue following the group up the street to an instersection. Move along the street to the right and kill a few Monolith soldiers on the ground while making your way north up the eastern street. On the opposite side of the large central building, the street heading west is blocked off by Electro anomalies. Follow the stalkers into an underground parking lot. Underground Parking Lot The underground parking lot is filled with Monolith soldiers lying in ambush. The fighting can get pretty hectic here with enemies firing from two vectors. Use cover wisely and take on only one enemy at a time to survive the dark encounter. Continue through the garage to the other side. At this point, the stalkers allow you to move ahead on your own. Exit the parking garage and take out a couple of Monolith faction members milling about outside. A sniper with a Gauss rifle usually positioned on the building opposite the garage exit. The Gauss rifle is a super-powerful rail gun that can kill with a single hit. Either dash through the area quickly or fire back with a scoper weapon or sniper rifle. Head directly north from the garage exit to the entrance or a hotel. Take out the Monolith guard hiding behind a pile of sandbags, then enter the building directly behind him. Secret Stash at Pripyat At this point, if you have previously met with Doctor in the Agroprom underground and received the hotel key, you can find the secret stash located in this hotel. Otherwise, simply go through the hotel and out the north side. To find the stash go down the corridor and up the stairs to the left. On the second floor, move south down the corridor and locate the door to room 26, the numbers being clearly indicated on the door. Press "F" to unlock the door with the hotel key received from Doctor and go inside. On the table in the room to the left is the secret stash, including the Decoder and some documents. The Decoder is an important piece of equipment that can be used at the sarcophagus, coming up soon. The documents add some explanatory information to the Diary page of your PDA. The objective "Secret Lab" is added to your active list; this objective is covered later in this chapter. Exit to Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) Make your way northwest from the north side of the hotel toward the area's exit. Watch out for individually placed Monolith shooters and snipers wielding rocket launchers along the way. Look for a stadium entrance with a sign in large red Russian letter that appear to spell out "ABANTAPA", which really is pronounced "AVANGARD" which is a name of a town or train station. Enter the stadium to witness a short scene, and then your be taken to the Chernobyl NPP. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 9.15 Chernobyl NPP [CHNPP] ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1) Entrance to the Sarcophagus The military is engaged in wiping out the Monolith faction along the streets leading to the doorway of the Chernobyl NPP sarcophagus. And since both military and Monolith factions consider you an enenmy, both sides are gunning for you as you make your way through. The best strategy is to run through the area and make it to the sarcophagus entrance and quickly as possible. Head north from your starting point in the level and go left through the open gateway. Continue running down the road, weaving from one cover object to the next to avoid taking too much damage from snipers and military helicopters. When you reach a certain point while heading west, toward the entrance, an earthquake occurs and a six-minute timer appears on-screen. You have six minutes to reach the sarcophagus entrance and get inside before some kind of "blowout" occurs. I didn't stick around to find out what this means, and neither should you. Continue following the road west, with the nuclear power plant on your right. As you pass a series of train cars parked on a track, look for an open hangar door leading into the building on your right. Go inside and head for a ladder, which leads down into the sarcophagus. The sarcophagus is literally overflowing with Monolith faction soldiers, all of whom are attempting to prevent you from penetrating farther into the lair. Seek cover behind corners and objects in the corridors. Follow the passageway until a room opens up on your left where the back wall has been broken through. Go through the hole in the wall into an extremely wide corridor, then follow this corridor to a stairwell. Battle your way up the stairwell to the upper level. At this point, you must choose to go let or right. The choice affects the game's ending. 2a) Left (Wish Granter a.k.a. "Untrue" Ending) If you opt to go left, look for a small alcove that leads into a central room, which is filled with dirt. Ascend the dirt mound and climb a couple of ladders to reach the uppermost level. Work your way toward the Wish Granter, seen glimmering on the other side of the area. You must go through the white glowing teleport to reach the upper levels of the area. Once on the upper levels, carefully make your way along the beam to the lower end, then jump over to the interconnected platforms. Make your way carefully along the platforms until you reach the Wish Granter's position. Approach the Wish Granter and press "F" to make a wish and end the game. There are five possible endings. The wish made and the ending viewed depend on the criteria best fulfilled at this point. The game starts with number one on the list and goes down until a requirement is met: 1. Reputation is "Excellent": You wish for the Zone to Disappear. 2. Money greater than 50,000: You wish to be rich 3. Both General Voronin and Lukash are dead: You wish to rule the world 4. Reputation is "Terrible": You wish for humanity to be punished. 5. No other criteria are met: You wish for immortality. 2b) (Monolith a.k.a. "True" Ending) Secret Lab If you have the Decoder from the hotel room in Pripyat, you may continue playing the game and learn the truth behind the Monolith, a.k.a. the Wish Granter. After ascending the stairwell in the sarcophagus to reach the upper level, go to the right and around the corner. Look for an alcove on the wall to the left with a ladder. Climb the ladder to the upper level and head right. Continue to the door at the room's far end. Face the door and press "F" to begin usind the Decoder to open the door. The process takes 30 seconds, during which time several Monolith faction soldiers teleport into the corridor behind you. Take cover and return fire until the door opens, then go through the door and into the next stage. The Monolith's Secret Navigate out of the starting corridor and take out the soldiers to the left, right, and straight ahead. Use cover, and dodge in and out of the starting corridor as needed until the area is clear. Then follow the corridor to the left, which circles around the area. Take cover behind the columns jutting from the walls to either side and lean out and fire using "Q" and "E". Continue fighting your way around the perimeter corridor until you reach the control room. Gun down all the Monolith soldiers in the control room. Soon, another squad emerges from behind the door in the control room. Blast it and make your way through the door. You find yourself in a room with a central holographic image and six small generators. Shoot the small generators until they explode. Although poltergeists appear in the room, continue shootin the generators until all of them are destroyed. A holographic image of a scientist appear. This representative of something called "C-Consciousness project" answers all questions regarding the Zone, you, and your mission to kill Strelok. In the end, you may choose to joing the C- Consciousness project and view one of the two "true" endings, or you may decline to joing and continue playing. Exterior If you refuse to join the C-Consciousness project, you find yourself outside. Head forward and slightly to the right to find a white teleporter. Monolith soldiers appear as you close in on the teleporter, but you may ignore them and continue. After teleporting, climb the ladder directly in front of you. Quickly make your way to the next ladder on your right, then climb another ladder after that. Take out the Monolith soldiers on the upper level and cross to the other side. Climb down two ladders and cross the rooftop, taking out Monolith soldiers hiding among the pipes and corners of the roof. Search along the forward edge of the rooftop to find a ladder down, and descend to a walkway that leads out of a teleporter. Go through the teleporter. After landing on another rooftop, fight your way across the roof diagonally to find another teleporter. Go through the teleporter and ascend the stairs directly in front of you. Cross the rooftop to a ladder and climb up. The next teleporter glows in the corner off to the right behind several structures. After teleporting, move forward and climb the ladder. A snork mutant lies in ambush at the top, so climb off the ladder quickly and shoot it. Go through the next teleporter as soon as possible. Dash along the walkway and quickly kill the lone Monolith soldier sporting a rocket launcher before he gets a chance to blow you to smithereens. Continue onward to the next teleporter. Take out two snork mutants on the next rooftop. Look for a break in the railing. You must drop over the side of the building to go through the next teleporter. Same as before, dash along the walkway, and kill the soldier before he draws his RPG-7u and fires. Continue through the next teleporter. Snipers fire at your position from both sides. Quickly move forward and climb onto the rusty brown pipe running to your right. Jump from the pipe to the platform anchored to the wall. Jump across the platforms, then jump onto the central suspended platform. Jump from the suspended platform onto the brown rusty pipe of the next walkway. Run quickly along the walkway to the next teleporter. Kill the two Monolith soldiers on the rooftop and move to the next teleporter. Kill several more soldiers as you make your way around the L-shaped corner of the roof toward the next teleporter. You find yourself on a rooftop where many crates are stacked. Several Monolith soldiers wait in ambush on this roof, so take your corners carefully. Make your way to the far side of the rooftop where the next teleporter is. Move forward and to the left. Go under the catwalk and behind a small building. Look to your left to spot a stairway going up to the catwalks connecting the upper portion of this area. Make your way across the catwalks to the next teleporter. After teleporting, turn to your left and follow the edge of the roof. Find the stairway to the upper-level catwalks. Cross the catwalks connecting the small structures, then jump from one roof to the next. Climb the ladder set against the wall to find the next teleporter. Dozens of Monolith soldiers suddenly teleport into the area, so quickly dash through the teleporter. At long last, you've reached the seventh and truest ending of the game! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 10. Jobs [JOBSS] ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This section will explain the various Jobs you can attempt throughout your journey in the Zone. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 10.1 Cordon [CORDO] ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- FIND THE PERFECTED SUIT Client: Nimble Reward: Stone Flower artifact Head east out of the bus depot where you rescued Nimble. The road dead-ends into a tunnel. Go inside the tunnel and kill the pseudodog. Scavenge the body for a pseudodog tail. After that's done, head into the back corner of the tunnel and grab the Mail Jacket. Nimble moves into the rookie camp near Sidorovich's tunnel and can usually be found sleeping inside one of the buildings. Head back there and turn the Mail Jacket over to Nimble for the reward. DESTROY THE BOAR LAIR Client: Wolf Reward: Wrenched artifact Speak to Wolf at the rookie camp to obtain this job. Head east from the rookie camp across the road and into the thicket. Kill the two or three boars you come across using a shotgun. When the "come back for reward" message appears, head back to Wolf and click the "I'm here for the job" option to obtain your reward. Nothing to it! DESTROY THE MUTANTS AT THE FARM Client: Wolf Reward: Stone Blood artifact Follow the road north in the Cordon area past the military checkpoint where the bridge is falling. On the left side of the road is an old abandoned farmhouse. Go inside and kill flesh mutants until the "come back for reward" message appears. BRING OVER THE TAIL OF THE PSEUDODOG Client: Sidorovich Reward: Unknown Sidorovich wants you to find a pseudodog tail and bring it back for a reward. To accomplish this mission, kill pseudodogs and search their corpses until you find a tail. You must bring back the pseudodog tail within one day to complete this job. KILL THE SALES REPRESENTATIVE Client: Sidorovich Reward: Wrenched artifact, Tourist's Delight Kill the lone stalker now circling outside the rookie camp near Sidorovich's bunker. His location is marked on your PDA. He'll try to get away rather than fight, so just gun him down. Afterward, return to Sidorovich for the reward. PURGE THE AREA FOR MUTANTS Client: Sidorovich Reward: 1,000 RU, 12x76 slug rounds You have one day to destroy the camp of blind dogs hanging out behind the old mill on the west side of the road north of Sidorovich's position. The camp location should be marked on you PDA map. When you get there, chase the dogs down and shoot them. Repeat until the "come back for reward" sign appears. Then return to Sidorovich quickly for your reward. KILL THE ROOKIE STALKER Client: Sidorovich Reward: Stone Blood artifact Sidorovich hires you for another assassination. This time, the target is walking around the area near the farm north of the falling bridge in the Cordon area. Gun down the stalker and his comrade, then return to Sidorovich for the reward. FIND THE JELLYFISH ARTIFACT Client: Sidorovich Reward: 1,500 RU, Cossacks Vodka Sidorovich gives you three days to bring back a Jellyfish artifact. These are common items, and finding one shouldn't be difficult. Simply hand over the Jellyfish to Sidorovich for the reward. FIND THE STONE FLOWER ARTIFACT Client: Sidorovich Reward: 3,000 RU, Cossacks vodka Sidorovich allows you three days to track down a Stone Flower artifact and bring it in. The ladies have to have their jewelry! KILL THE TRADER STALKER Client: Sidorovich Reward: Gravi artifact Find the rookie Fyodor Plodder in the rookie camp. If it's nighttime, chances are he's asleep inside one of the houses in the rookie camp near Sidorovich's bunker. Kill him with your knife and search his body; he typically carries a Viper 5 and a PB1s! Then return to Sidorovich for the reward. FIND THE ARTIFACT CALLED CHUNK OF MEAT Client: Sidorovich Reward: 2,500 RU, 3 Army first aid kits Simply hand over a Meat Chunk artifact to Sidorovich to obtain the rewards. Avoid taking on this job until you have a Meat Chunk in possession to give him. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 10.2 Bar [BARRR] ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- PURGE THE DOG LAIR Client: Sergeant Kitsenko Reward: Meat Chunk Speak to Sergeant Kitsenko at the Duty checkpoint at the entrance to the Bar area to obtain this brief job. Simply exit the checkpoint and kill all the blind dogs and pseudodogs haunting the graveyard area. Then return to Sergeant Kitsenko to obtain the reward. This job can be repeated every time dogs reappear outside the entrance to the Bar area. FIND THE WEAPON OF THE DUTYER Client: Dutyer (at the bar) Reward: Slug artifact Speak to Dutyer, the Duty member getting drunk inside the bar, and take on this job before going to Dark Valley to obtain the lab key from Borov. Once inside the bandits' base, navigate to the lower level just below Borov's position. Kill the bandit named Friar standing in the corridor outside the weapons and armor stash to obtain the Storming Obokan. At the next opportunity, return to the bar and speak with Dutyer. Hand over the weapon to obtain the reward. FIND THE FAMILY RIFLE Client: Hunter (at the bar) Reward: 4,000 RU Speak to Hunter, who stands in the bar lamenting the loss of his family heirloom rifle. Take on this job just before heading to Yantar to visit Lab X16. On your way through the Wild Territory, enter the tunnel near the location where Professor Kruglov is met for the first time. Climb onto the wrecked cars and other debris, and jump from one piece to another to avoid the Electro anomalies in the tunnel. The rifle is inside an overturned crate on the back wall of the tunnel. It's an ordinary sawn-off dbl-barrel shotgun, but when you give it to Hunter you get a huge reward! DESTROY THE LAIR OF THE BLOODSUCKER Client: Hunter (at the bar) Reward: Battery artifact Speak to Hunter after finding his family heirloom rifle to obtain another assignment. This job allows only one game day for you to proceed directly into the Army Warehouses area and destroy the bloodsucker camp in the lost village area. The bloodsuckers that need to be killed are located near the tall tower at the northern edge of the village. When a message appears on-screen telling you to come back for the reward, return to Hunter at the Bar area and speak to him to obtain the rare and highly valued Battery artifact. KILL THE TRAITOR Client: Baldy (at the bar) Reward: Night Star artifact Baldy, who stands inside the 100 Rads Bar day and night, gives you one game day to hunt down and kill a stalker camped amid some rubble and debris in the Army Warehouses area. The stalker named Smartass allows you to walk right up and shoot him in the head, so this mission really is no problem. Return to Baldy for the reward. KILL THE SOLDIER Client: Barkeep Reward: Slug artifact Barkeep allows only one game day for you to track down a military soldier located in the radioactive pond north of the Agroprom Research Institute. Check your PDA to get an exact location. Wading through this radioactive area should have you sipping quite a bit of vodka. In the center of the pond is an abandoned train car. Climb into the car to find the soldier sniveling and whining in the corner. Put him out of his misery, then report back to Barkeep to claim your reward. DESTROY THE GROUP OF BANDITS AT THE AGROPROM Client: Barkeep Reward: 2,500 RU, F1 grenade, Gravi artifact The Barkeep gives you one game day to head to the Agroprom Research Institute area and take out a camp of bandits guarding the entrance to the Agroprom underground. There are roughly eight or nine bandits, so use the trees as cover to circle them and gun them all down. Return and talk to Barkeep for the reward. OBTAIN THE FLESH'S EYE Client: Barkeep Reward: 500 RU, 3 cans of Tourist's Delight Barkeep gives you only one game day to come up with a flesh's eye. Therefore, take this job only when you have the item in hand. To obtain it, kill the flesh mutants that tend to roam the swamps in the southern portion of Dark Valley. Each time you kill a flesh mutant, search its body to try to find an eye. Then report back to Barkeep to claim the tiny and not very worthwhile reward. FIND THE MEAT CHUNK ARTIFACT Client: Barkeep Reward: 2,500 RU, 2 scientific first aid kits Barkeep allows you one game day to come up with a Meat Chunk artifact, so it is best not to take this job unless you already have one. To receive the reward, speak to Barkeep again and tell him you are here for the job. FIND THE ARTIFACT FLASH Client: Barkeep Reward: Unknown Barkeep gives you only one game day to come up with a Flash artifact. Don't take on this job unless you already have the artifact in hand. PURGE THE BANDITS' CAMP AT WILD TERRITORY Client: Barkeep Reward: 2,500 RU, F1 grenade Within one game day, you must head into the Wild Territory, navigate to the location where the bandit camp is marked on the PDA map, and massacre all the bandits encountered there. Make your way to the train station, then follow the track northeast to find the bandits. There are only four or five bandits at the camp, making this an easy job to accomplish. KILL THE STALKER CALLED VAMPIRE Client: Barkeep Reward: Fireball artifact Barkeep gives you one game day to travel to Dark Valley and kill the stalker named Vampire at the old farm south of Lab X18. You must holster your weapon to get past the guard at either door of the building. The stalker is seated at the campfire with several other stalkers. Use your crosshairs to identify Vampire, then stand behind him. Take out your gun and shoot him in the head. The other stalkers immediately react to the shooting; however, you can flee the small building without shooting too many of the other stalkers. Backtrack to the bar and speak to Barkeep to claim your minor reward. KILL THE STALKER Client: Barkeep Reward: Soul artifact Barkeep allows only one day for you to head to Red Forest and kill a stalker named Lyonya Stone. As shown on the PDA, the stalker is camped very near the entrance of Red Forest. However, as soon as you enter the Red Forest area, the stalker manages to sneak over to Yantar, where he camps out across from the entrance to Lab X16. Stone is typically asleep inside a bus, while a group of stalkers is camped nearby. Assassinate Stone in his sleep, then quickly flee from the area. The other stalkers become angry and chase you out of the area with gunfire. Head back to the Bar area and report to Barkeep to obtain your reward, a Soul artifact. BRING THE HOOF OF A BOAR Client: Barkeep Reward: 1,500 RU Barkeep gives you one game day to come up with a boar's hoof, so do not take this job unless the item is already in possession. Find a boar's hoof by killing board in the Cordon, Garbage, and Dark Valley regions. Then search their corpses in the hope of finding this item. The reward is not bad, considering the minimum of effort required to kill boars. KILL THE STALKER CALLED SPARROW Client: Barkeep Reward: Moonlight artifact Barkeep requires you to go to Yantar and kill a stalker named Sparrow. Then you must return to claim the reward within one game day. Sparrow is in the same stalkers' camp across the entrance to Lab X16 where Lyonya Stone was located in a previous job for Barkeep. Since your previous job probably turned all the stalkers here into enemies, you'll have to blast quite a few bystanders to kill your man. Then return to the Barkeep to obtain an extremely rare artifact, the Moonlight. GET RID OF THE PACK OF DOGS Client: General Voronin Reward: 2,000 RU, 20 9x38mm SP-6 rounds, VOG-25 grenade Voronin assigns you to exterminate a pack of blind dogs camped near the south exit of the Garbage area. The camp is just east of the south exit. Kill about six or eight blind dogs, then report back to Duty HQ for your reward. FIND THE ENHANCED RIFLE Client: General Voronin Reward: Vintar BC, 20 9x38mm SP-5 rounds Voronin gives you one game day to head to the northern most point of the Army Warehouses area and take a unique weapon called the Sniper TRs 301 from the Mercs located at the outpost at the end of the road. Kill the three or four Mercs at the outpost, then retrieve the Sniper TPs 301 from the small concrete building on the left. Deliver this item to Voronin for your reward. DESTROY THE HERD OF FLESHES Client: General Voronin Reward: 2,000 RU, 20 9x39,, SP-6 rounds, VOG-25 grenade Voronin wants you to wipe out a herd of flesh mutants lingering around a large hatch just west of the northern Duty checkpoint in the Garbage area. Check your PDA for an approximate location of the herd. Kill the four flesh mutants and report back to Voronin for your reward. DESTROY THE BANDITS Client: General Voronin Reward: 3,000 RU, 30 9x39mm SP-6 rounds, 2 VOG-25 grenades Your assignment is to destroy the bandits lingering just west of the train station in the Garbage area, near the exit to Agroprom. Kill the bandits, roughly 8 or 10, until the "come back for the reward" message appears. KILL THE BANDITS Client: General Voronin Reward: 3,000 RU, 30 9x39mm SP-6 rounds, 2 VOG-25 grenades Voronin assigns you to kill a group of bandits lingering in the Wild Territory. Navigate to the train station, then follow the track northeast to find the bandits. There are only four or five bandits at the camp, making this an easy job to accomplish. DESTROY THE PSEUDODOGS Client: General Voronin Reward: 3,000 RU, 30 9x39mm SP-6 rounds, 2 VOG-25 grenades General Voronin tips you off regarding a camp of pseudodogs in the northernmost part of the Army Warehouses area. The camp is just north of an abandoned farm. Kill all the blind dogs and pseudodogs, roughly four in number, and head back to Voronin when the "come back for reward" message appears on- screen. DESTROY THE SECURITY POST OF THE MERCS Client: General Voronin Reward: 3,000 RU, 30 9x39mm SP-6 rounds, 2 VOG-25 grenades Voronin orders you to take out the encampment of Mercs at the checkpoint at the farthest north end of the Army warehouses area. Take out the three or four Mercs manning the post, then report back to Voronin for your reward. DESTROY THE STALKERS' CAMP Client: General Voronin Reward: 3,000 RU, 30 9x39mm SP-6 rounds, 2 VOG-25 grenades Voronin orders you off to the Agroprom Research Institute to take out a settlement of loners. The group of three or four stalkers hangs out in one of the buildings near where Mole was held hostage by the military. Kill all of the stalkers and then report back to Voronin to accept your reward. DESTROY THE DETACHMENT OF MERCS Client: General Voronin Reward: 3,000 RU, 30 9x39mm SP-6 rounds, 2 VOG-25 grenades Voronin assigns you to take out the encampment of snipers holding the central building in the Wild Territory area. There are three snipers in the building, accompanied by six or so other Mercs. Kill them all and let God sort them out. Then report to Voronin for your reward and next assignment. PURGE THE FREEDOMERS Client: General Voronin Reward: Sniper VLA (unique weapon), 30 9x39mm SP-5 rounds Voronin kicks it up a notch by asking you to get directly involved in the war between Duty and Freedom. He wants you to take out the Freedom faction members encamped at the Lost Village. Note that this includes Murk, who offers you a job of his own, and that completing this assignment alienates you from all Freedom members at the Army Warehouses area. The reward is the Sniper VLA, which is a VLA that allows you to attach a PSO-1 scope. DESTROY THE MERCS IN THE WILD TERRITORY Client: General Voronin Reward: 3,000 RU, 30 9x39mm SP-6 rounds, 2 VOG-25 grenades Voronin allows you one game day to take out the Mercs encamped in the ruins of the tall building under construction in the heart of the Wild Territory. Take out the five or six Mercs holding the building, then report back to Voronin. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 10.3 Yantar [YANAR] ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- BRING A PART OF THE SNORK'S BODY Client: Sakharov Reard: 2,500 RU, scientific first aid kit A snork foot should be fairly easy to obtain by shooting one of the plentiful snorks haunting the swamp just west of the mobile lab in Yantar. When you have one of these items in hand, return to the mobile lab and take this job from Sakharov. FIND THE GRAVI ARTIFACT Client: Sakharov Reward: 5,000 RU, scientific first aid kit Sakharov allows you one game day to find a Gravi artifact. Therefore, it is best to have this item in possession before taking this job. When you have a Gravi in possession, simply speak to Sakharov about this job to onbtain the reward. FIND THE JELLYFISH ARTIFACT Client: Sakharov Reward: 2,500 RU, scientific first aid kit Sakharov allows you one full game day to find and bring back a Jellyfish artifact. Don't take on this job unless you have the item. Then speak to Sakharov and hand it over to obtain this easy reward. The reward is almost triple what a Jellyfish is normally worth! BRING THE FIREBALL ARTIFACT Client: Sakharov Reward: Pellicle artifact When you have a Fireball artifact in possession, take on this job and immediately hand over the item to obtain the extremely rare Pellicle artifact! FIND THE MOONLIGHT ARTIFACT Client: Sakharov Reward: 10,000 RU, 3 scientific first aid kits Take this job from Sakharov when you already have a Moonlight artifact. One of the surest ways to obtain a Moonlight artifact is to complete the job "Kill the Stalker Called Sparrow" for Barkeep. Sakharov pays double what the item is worth! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 10.4 Army Warehouses [ARMWA] ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- BRING A BOAR'S LEG Client: Lukash Reward: 1,000 RU, Cossacks vodka When you have a boar's hoof in possession, speak to Lukash and take on this assignment. He allows you only one game day to find a boar's hoof and return with it, so don't take on this assignment without already having one. DESTROY THE HERD OF BOARS AND FLESHES Client: Lukash Reward: 3,500 RU, 30 5.56x45mm AP rounds, 2 M209 grenades Kill the herd of mostly boars just outside of Freedom's base. There is a large minefield in the area, so pay close attention to the signs that delineate the field to avoid blowing yourself up. The herd is just northh of the minefield and is not hard to take down. Be sure to search each dead boar to obtain a boar's hoof in order to complete another of Lukash's jobs. BRING THE BULLETPROOF VEST Client: Lukash Reward: Guardian of Freedom Suit To complete this assignment you must head to Yantar and return to the zombie- infested factory near the entrance to Lab X16. Go through the gates and fight your way up the street to find the body of a dead Spetsnaz soldier. Search his body to find the Healing Beril suit. Return the item to Lukash for your reward, the Guardian of Freedom suit. Now you can look like you belong to Freedom! DESTROY THE MERC CAMP Client: Lukash Reward: 3,500 RU, 30 5.56x45mm AP rounds, 2 M209 grenades Lukash wants you to take out the merc outpost at the northernmost end of the road running through the Army Warehouses area. Simply kill all four mercs stationed here then report back to Lukash for your reward. DESTORY THE DUTY OUTPOST Client: Lukash Reward: 3,500 RU, 30 5.56x45mm AP rounds, 2 M209 grenades Lukash sends you to the north end of the Garbage area to take out the Duty outpost located there. As you may recall, there are many Duty faction members at said outpost, and shooting at them won't go over lightly. Take out the men seated near the fire and the three guarding the gateway to the Bar area. Note that this action turns every Duty member in the Bar and Army Warehouses area against you, and they now shoot on sight. DESTROY THE MILITARY CAMP Client: Lukash Reward: 3,500 RU, 30 5.56x45mm AP rounds, 2 M209 grenades Freedom's leader tasks you with destroying an encampment of military soldiers at the Agroprom Research Institute. Check you PDA to learn the exact location of the camp. Return to the Agroprom area and wipe out the soldiers. Since it is uncertain which soldiers must be killed in order to wipe out the camp, just keep fragging the soldiers until the "come back for reward" message appears. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 11. Donations [DONAT] ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- If you liked this guide and you would like to see me write more guides, please send forward all money to: johnm100@mail.com I need this money to buy new games and it will be used toward my college fund. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 12. Closing [CLOSE] ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Once again, thank you for using this guide. Again, if you have any questions, comments, suggestions, or just want to talk simply e-mail me at: girwehoohoo05@hotmail.com I will be happy to reply! Thank you again! With all due respect, girwehoohoo05/ilikemuffins000 =============================================================================== Credits: =============================================================================== Prima's Official Strategy Guide: Reference used.</p>