The Novosibirsk Rioters are a faction that is referenced to in the main storyline of Metro Exodus during the underground section in Novosibirsk, and show up as an antagonist force against Khlebnikov during the events of the The Two Colonels DLC.
The rioters are mainly a populace/civilian collective from what referenced to as 'Dirty Stations'.
During the 'Green Stuff' shortages at the beginning of 2035, a Civil War broke out between OSKOM and the population of the Novosibirsk Metro as the military at the time were confiscating supplies of 'Green Stuff' - thus also removing the wealth of the dwellers. This originally was to support the evacuation of the metro system as their reserves were slowly running out, however, with such small amount of supplies it was found there was not enough to support a full evacuation.
No ideology, leadership. or structure is commented on for the rioters. It is unknown if they follow a certain doctrine of command structure. However, it can be noted that the rioters do follow quite organized battle tactics - using flanking maneuvers and even crossing the surface in order to attack OSKOM's main station, Krasny Prospekt, during 'The Two Colonels' DLC.
Rioter corpses during Artyom's exploration after the war occurred shows that the rioters utilized DDSHK gun-carts, and were also able to actively disable and destroy OSKOM's armoured railcars with improvised RPGs.
- Although their battle and tactic are similar to the Red Line including improvised the RPG that are able to take down Panzer but unlike the Red Line, they are able to take out OSKOM rapidly despite their heavily armour and well equipment high power weapon if only without the gas had released, the OSKOM will wiped out quickly.
- According to the investigation/medical report, most of the rioters have their distinguish sickly appearance that are commonly caused by radiation included hair loss, hemorrhages, atrophic lesions of skin and mucous membranes but the player can't witness it without them putting on their battle suit. This is because most of them don't take radioprotector for a month (most likely to reserved it after overthrown OSKOM). It could be the reason for Kirill and Khlebnikov are able to reserved it at least 3 radioprotectors after Civil War.
|Factions in Metro Exodus|