Blowout shelters are a necessary contingency in S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Lost Alpha since the weather effects also include Blowouts.

Blowout !
A blowout is approaching
I should use my map to find shelter
and wait there until it ends ...

- PDA message


  • The Lost Alpha has much livelier weather than S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl. Part of the evolution of the weather are random Blowout events which are potentially lethal to the player.
  • For this reason, finding a safe location for the duration becomes imperative.
  • Miraculously, the player will receive a heads-up timer counting down to the storm's onset. During this time only two options are open to the player:
Get to a blowout shelter, or,
Leave the current Level.


  • Reaching the interior of a shelter is not always necessary.
  • In the Great Metal Factory standing next to the Arena door is sufficient.
  • In Dead City the Admin Center where one or two snipers are on the roof, gives adequate protection on the roof out in the open.
  • Failure to reach a shelter does not always result in instant death when the timer expires. The game may hang or crash, however.


  • There is, of course, Antidote which is alleged to protect against the depredations of a Blowout. Its functionality is unclear.


  • Even some of the areas that are not marked are safe.