Follow and protect Bourbon.
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|“||Our bloody skirmish with bandits was over. I had expected mutants and monsters...but how many more of my "fellow humans" would try to kill me before I reached the Polis?||„|
— Level description
As Bourbon explains: "The bridge is a nasty place". After a brief introduction Bourbon leads Artyom to the lower parts of the bridge. This is not the safest of locations of course, as it requires both a gas mask and a decent weapon. As the duo progresses, nosalises will attack. Taking a staircase upstairs to the top floor of the bridge doesn't offer safety either as Hansa sentries on a railcar will fire at Artyom and Bourbon if they are seen. As they progress Artyom and Bourbon encounter more nosalises and another cave in. Fearing that the rest of the pack may be closing in Bourbon directs Artyom down a precarious side-tunnel.
- If you try to shoot the Hansa armored railcar, it's possible to kill the turret operator. After that, the railcar stays at the platform without firing even when you come out from hiding. You can also shoot and break the railcar's searchlight, which will make it more difficult to aim at Artyom or Bourbon.
- Get down near Bourbon when the Hansa railcar appears; if you don't move or make noise, the railcar will pass and you obtain a positive moral point. Make noise or make yourself visible to the railcar, and they'll shoot you and Bourbon on sight, which will cause the loss of a moral point.
- When the Hansa trolley stops to search for bandits, and you have Artyom's knife equipped and swing it, you will be discovered.
- If you load the checkpoint immediately before encountering the Hansa railcar, sometimes the checkpoint glitches and upon loading, the railcar has already spotted you and is firing in your direction, even if it did not spot you the first time.
- When in the falling railcar, if you get ahead of Bourbon you may become stuck and unable to move. This will result in you being ditched into the bottom of the tunnel with the railcar, killing Artyom.