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Help the Duty checkpoint is a storyline task featured in S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Lost Alpha.


Hello, the Duty faction is speaking from the Garbage. There's a wave of mutants going from the Dark Valley towards the bar. We guarantee our gratitude to all who will help kill off the scum. On the word of the Duty.
- Detailed task information

Overview Edit

  • This side mission is automatically given to the player once they reach the very top of Garbage.
  1. Kill the boars
  2. Talk to the Duty commander.

Kill the boars Edit

  • The player will need to eliminate 6 Boars that spawn just down the road from the Duty Checkpoint (just behind the fallen tree next to the road).

Talk to the Duty commander Edit

  • Talk to the Warrant Officer located in the small hut next to the gate.
  • Talking to the officer will end the mission task in all currently known versions and potential refusal for progression onwards to the Great Metal Factory may be accepted.
  • However, from v1.4000 onwards, there is a subsequent dialogue with the Warrant Officer that allows two progression options. See relevant notes section below.

Notes (v1.3003)Edit

  • Due to the fact there is no tangible reward, it is more advisable to simply let the guards to take of the mess themselves.
  • The lookout tower located behind the building is a good place to run up to while the boars assault the checkpoint (if you want a good shooting point)
  • On the other hand, if the player kills two or more of the mutants, not only will the +20 relation points be gained, but this company of Dutyers will probably become friendly towards the player in advance of the whole faction becoming so inclined later on.
  • Although the reward is +20 factional points, the process seems to be buggy. Successful completion may result in more or fewer points being accrued.
  • Just avoid grazing any troopers in the process.

Notes (v1.4000+)Edit

  • Instead of "I see" and "I'll be back!", the player is also offered passage for a price of 20000Ru.
  • Clearly, so early in the game, this could be ruinous and the player has an option to mildly bitch about it: "That's much, but it's worth it." or honestly plead penury: "I don't have such money."
  • The Warrant Officer if prompted with the second choice will offer a mission to clear a local mutant infestation of Boar and Fleshes lying to the south west.
  • If taken, the previously completed Help the Duty checkpoint mission is reactivated with the two objectives of "Kill the boars" and "Kill the fleshes" located within a broad map spot north west of Yurik's start location.
  • Once completed and reported upon, the gate to Rostok will open for the player, ahead of time.

Trivia Edit

  • The quote differs from what the player 'hears' when approaching the area.
  • If taking the 'cleaning' job, there will be seven to nine Boar and half a dozen Flesh.

Gallery Edit