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All right, then listen up. We got a mind to shake down a few of Beard's stalkers. It's a real cinch. Late at night, you and our guys come up to Shevchenko, and before these tourists figure out what's going down, you take ‘em for a ride. We get the dough, you get the props... Catch my drift? Alrighty then. See Knuckles standing over there? He'll give you all the details.


The Hit is a mission available in S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat.


This mission is offered by the Bandits leader Sultan, who can be found in the Skadovsk. It is available from the start. Sultan asks the player to help them kill stalkers aboard the Shevchenko. The player has then multiple ways of completing the mission.


Bandits side[]

Simply speak to Knuckles who will lead the player outside the ship at 11PM, then attack the stalkers with them. Once all stalkers are killed, speak to Knuckles or the new squad leader in case Knuckles was killed during the raid to get the reward.

Do the mission yourself[]

You can go to the Shevchenko before 11PM yourself and finish the job. You will still get the same rewards and the mission will be completed.

Loners side[]

Tell Grouse[]

Before talking to Knuckles, speak with Grouse, informing him of the impending raid. Grouse devises a plan to ambush the raid then advises the player to talk to Knuckles. When the raid takes place; the Stalkers are prepared and waiting. The player can find Spartacus and talk to him. He tells the player that they will ambush the raid, and when the shots are fired to open up on them from the rear. Talk to Spartacus after the raid takes place to receive the reward.

Tell Spartacus[]

Before talking to Knuckles inform Spartacus that his men are about to be raided by the bandits. Spartacus will ask the player to join the bandits in the raid and attack them from behind once the fighting begins. After the ambush, speak to Spartacus to get the reward.

Tip off Beard and...[]

Tell Beard about the raid before speaking to Knuckles. He will ask the player to "help plan a surprise" for the bandits.

Help the Stalkers[]

If the player chose to help Beard, he will alert the stalkers that they are being attacked. The player then needs to speak to Knuckles to start the raid. Once the bandits reach the ship, they are ambushed by the prepared stalkers. The player then needs to assist the stalkers in taking down the bandits strike team. Once that done, speak to Spartacus or whoever was promoted to squad leader if he was killed, to get the reward.

Refuse to Help[]

Knuckles' dialog when he can't find any stalkers aboard the Shevchenko

If the player chose NOT to assist the stalkers, the bandits will search the interior of the Shevchenko and not find any stalkers on board. Surprised, Knuckles will know something is up and accuse the player of snitching to the stalkers, then ask them to "empty [their] pockets...". The player can then give money to Knuckles (who will take between 75% and 100% of the player's money) and they will leave them alone, or refuse and fight them. The mission will fail, and Sultan nor Beard will not mention this mission again.

Skipping the Raid[]

It is also possible to accept the mission from Sultan and ignore it entirely. One of the side will win (most likely Knuckles and the bandits). If the stalker wins, Spartacus will continue on to the next mission; if the bandits win, Knuckles will continue on.

Killing the Bandits[]

You may also fight off the bandits as you get there before you talk to Knuckles.This will leave you fighting the strike team yourself,and you can have more danger and risk of dying,but higher chance of looting all of their items as opposed to getting half the loot of the Stalkers getting in the way.This will still result in Spartacus thanking you and giving you the items,and completing the quest.


Bandits side[]

Stalkers side[]

If the player slightly helped the stalkers:

If the player helped the stalkers kill the bandits

  • Loot above
  • Bandage x4
  • Medkit x2
  • Anti-rad x2

Completing this mission unlocks the Transaction mission.