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You had a team job to do, so you put a great squad together and proved you're a leader.

Leader is an achievement in S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat.


Full five man squad. From left to right: Strider, Zulu, Degtyarev, Sokolov, and Vano.

This achievement is directly tied to the main storyline of Call of Pripyat. It requires the player to recruit every possible squadmate for the Pripyat 1 mission. These are:

The player will obtain the achievement as soon as the fourth squadmate is hired. Do note that recruiting Strider is possible after obtaining the A Man of Balance achievement, but the sequence of quests to be completed to do so is a lot more elaborate and involves obtaining the Diplomat Achievement.


Every squadmate's damage resistance is significantly increased during the trip within the Jupiter Underground, making it easier to go through the storyline with them alive.