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The subject of this article appears in S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl.

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In-game description

The Balance IL 86 is a unique variant of the IL 86 assault rifle featured only in S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl.


The Balance IL 86 has slightly lower recoil than a standard IL 86 as well as higher reliability. Other than that, it performs no better than a stock model and doesn't weigh any less.


Shadow of Chernobyl[]

This weapon is carried by Scarecrow who usually can be found in the Wild Territory by the crash site, or on rare occasions, at the Loners camp in the Army Warehouses. In order to retrieve the weapon, Scarecrow must be killed. Lukash gives a job that requires his assassination called "for mother Earth".