They aren't a problem for a former ZTF like myself. Not far from here you'll find an old evacuation tunnel. I will distract them and you attack them from behind when they least expect it. Or we can straight up shoot our way there. I suggest the former.
- Ghost

Right, let's do this.
- Marked One

Distraction tactics is a storyline task that is assigned in the S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Lost Alpha standalone mod.


  • This is three part camp elimination mission.
  • Entering Lab X-2 concludes the mission.


  • The previous mission Follow Ghost to X-2 Lab completes, but fails to reach the objective, hence the necessity of this mission.
  • Essentially, Ghost stands in the open with hands in the air while the player enters the compound covertly and cancels the six Military keeping guard.
  • Of the defenders, three are soldiers manning the guard towers armed with PSO-1 scoped Akm 74/2s who never fire a shot and may be attacked without difficulty.
  • The two Military stalkers patrol the inner compound and will use both their VLA Special Assault Rifles and grenade volleys.
  • A final veteran clad in a Berill-5M armoured suit and wielding an Obokan/AC96/2 patrols the main gate and remains outside of the compound.
  • Once the troops are eliminated, Ghost will run into the compound, unlock the lab door and take up station next to it while the player proceeds down to the lab.


  • There are occasions when Ghost fails to arrive.
  • Save reloads usually solve this problem.
  • The player may explore the level while Ghost distracts the defenders.